M. Prabhakar Reddy

Mandadi Prabhakar Reddy (1935–1997) was an Indian film character actor and doctor known for his works in Telugu cinema. He acted in over 472 films over three decades.[1] He wrote stories for several acclaimed films, including Karthika Deepam. The "Dr. M Prabhakara Reddy Chalana Chitra Karmika Chitrapuri" in Manikonda, Hyderabad is named in honor of him. He won four Nandi Awards.

M. Prabhakar Reddy
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M. Prabhakar Reddy, Indian film character actor
Born8 October 1935
Died25 November 1997 (aged 62)
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1960-1988

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Thungathurthy, Hyderabad State, (present day Suryapet district of Telangana) India to Lakshma Reddy and Kausalya.[citation needed]

After primary education in Suryapet town, he did his intermediate course from City College, Hyderabad. He did his medical education from Osmania Medical College under Osmania University, Hyderabad between 1955 and 1960.

Film careerEdit

Prabhakar Reddy debuted in the film Chivaraku Migiledi, directed by Gutta Ramineedu, in 1960, in which he acted as a psychiatrist. He acted in about 472 films during the next three decades.

He wrote stories for about 21 Telugu films. Some of them were highly successful. They include Pandanti Kapuram, Pacchani Samsaram, Dharmatmudu, Gruhapravesam, Gandhi Puttina Desam, Karthika Deepam and Naaku Swatantram Vacchindi. He wrote and directed the film Comrade (1996), which featured lyrics by K. G. Satyamurthy and Masterji.

He gave the screen name for famous Telugu actress Jayaprada, originally Lalitha Rani, and introduced her in a three-minute song in the Telugu film Bhoomi Kosam in 1976.

DeathEdit

He died in 1997 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards[2]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Character
1960 Chivaraku Migiledi Psychiatrist
1962 Bhishma Santanu
Mahamantri Timmarusu Veerabhadra Gajapati
Siri Sampadalu Doctor
1963 Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham Lord Shiva
Punarjanma
Narthanasala Karna
1964 Bobbili Yudham
Thotalo Pilla Kotalo Rani
1965 Pandava Vanavasam Karna
Manushulu Mamathalu Seshu
Kannada sathya harishchandra
Uyyala Jampala
1966 Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam Karna
Monagallaku Monagadu Bhujangam
Navaratri Police Inspector
Palnati Yudham Kannama Dasu
Saraswathi Sabatham Brahma
1967 Sri Krishnavataram Balarama
Kanchu Kota
Ummadi Kutumbam
Nindu Manasulu
1968 Bandipotu Dongalu Police officer
Brahmachari
Ranabheri
Deva kanya
Adrushtavanthulu Raju
Evaru Monagadu Jaggu
1969 Gandikota Rahasyam Dalapathi
Aatmiyulu
Sipayi Chinnayya Kodandam
Bhale Thammudu Inspector Sekhar
Akka Chellelu Senior lawyer
Natakala Rayudu Prem Kumar
1970 Himmat
Pettandarulu
Lakshmi Kataksham King
1971 Mattilo Manikyam
Chalaki Rani Kiladi Raja
Mosagallaku Mosagadu
Jeevitha Chakram
Ramalayam Rayudu
1972 Sri Krishna Satya Ashwatthama
Pandanti Kapuram
Papam Pasivadu
Pilla? Piduga? Reeku
1973 Manchi Vallaki Manchivadu Jaggu
Mayadari Malligadu
Samsaram Sagaram
Desoddharakulu Commissioner Prabhakar Rao
1974 Alluri Seetharama Raju
Galipatalu Raghava
Andaru Dongale
Deeksha
Bhoomi Kosam
1975 Yeduruleni Manishi
Gunavanthudu
1976 Bhakta Kannappa
1976 Aradhana
Ramarajyamlo Rakthapasam
Bangaru Manishi Bhanoji Rao
1977 Daana Veera Soora Karna Dharmaraja
Chanakya Chandragupta
Indra Dhanusu
Kalpana Doctor
Khaidi Kalidasu Jagdish Chandra Prasad - 'Lion'
Yamagola Ramana Murthy\Rama Sastry
Amara Deepam Ranganatham
Dongalaku Donga Police Commissioner
1978 Katakatala Rudraiah
Lawyer Viswanath G.N.K.
Kondura Bhairav's servant
Sommokadidi Sokokadidi Black tiger
Melu Kolupu Parabrahmam
1979 Srungara Ramudu
Sri Madvirata Parvam Dharma Raja
Gorintaku
Mande Gundelu
Karthika Deepam Story writer and Actor: Dhananjaya Rao)
Judagadu Rudrappa
Rangoon Rowdy
1980 Edantastula Meda
Nakili Manishi CID Prabhakar
Mama Allulla Saval Kumar
Johnny
Guru
Sardar Paparayudu
Buchi Babu
Adrushtavanthudu
Deeparadhana
Yuvatharam Kadilindi
Pilla Zamindar
1981 Kirayi Rowdylu
Parvathi Parameshwarulu
Premabhishekam
Todu Dongalu
Prema Kanuka
1982 Madhura Swapnam
Gruha Pravesam
Bobbili Puli
Kaliyuga Ramudu
Naa Desam Kailasham
Golconda Abbulu
Yuvaraju Ranga Dubba Rao
Bangaru Koduku Gopal Rao
1983 Shakthi P. K. Bir
1984 Allulu Vasthunnaru
Nayakulaku Saval
Anubandham
Sitaara Doctor
Merupu Daadi Bahadur
Satya Harishchandra
1985 Agni Parvatam Rudrayya
Aggiraju Sripathi
Bullet
Maha Sangramam
Chattamtho Poratam Bharathi's father
O Thandri Teerpu
Sri Datta Darsanam Atri
1986 Driver Babu Keshava Rao
Jayam Manade Kondaiah
Brahma Rudrulu Marideswara Rao
1987 Viswanatha Nayakudu Timmarusu
Waqt Ka Shahenshah
Dabbevariki Chedu
1988 Antima Theerpu
Chinnodu Peddodu
Anna Chellelu Dr. M. Prabhakar
Praja Pratinidhi
1989 Rajakeeya Chadarangam Papa Rao
Ajatha Satruvu Durga Prasad
1990 Balachandrudu
Prajala Manishi
Chinna Kodalu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prabhakar Reddy M, Luminaries of 20th Century, Part I, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 362-3.
  2. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)

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