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Nutan Prasad (born Tadinada Varaprasad; 12 December 1945 – 30 March 2011) was an Indian actor who worked in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre. He started his film acting career in the early 1970s, and has received four state Nandi Awards.
12 December 1945
|Died||30 March 2011 (aged 65)|
Debut and recognitionEdit
Nutan Prasad started his acting career with the play Naa Votu in Guntur. He started acting in films with the movie Andala Ramudu starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao in the year 1973. He continued his venture with movies like Needaleni Aadadi, but he was first recognized in the movie Muthyala Muggu when he acted as a villain along with Rao Gopal Rao.
His acting career reached its peak with the movie Rajadhi raju in which he acted as Satan. The movie became very popular due to his acting and the song "Kotta devudandi babu kotta devudandi", which is still popular today. Prasad, although he acted with all the generation of heroes, was particularly popular with the second generation heroes. Movies like Patnam Vachina Pativratalu, Khaidi (Village munsab), Magamaharaju, Srivariki Premalekha, Kathanayakudu, and Aha Naa Pellanta, all continued his winning streak.
Accident during the sets of Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata and further careerEdit
In 1989, while shooting for the film Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata, he had an accident and broke his back. This left him paralysed from the waist down and he had to use a wheelchair. He then quit acting in movies. Once in a while he appeared in guest roles. He also did voiceover and commentary for serials and movies. He dubbed for late Gummadi in Aayanaki Iddaru (1995) as the artiste had issues with his voice at that time. Later on, Nutan Prasad became the narrator of the hit crime reality show in ETV-2 Neralu Ghoralu. He was quite appreciated by the Telugu TV audience for his part in Neralu Ghoralu.
Prasad was known for his catchphrases like "Assale desham klista paristhithilo undi" (transl. The country is in a crisis) and "Nootokka jillalaku andagadni" (transl. The handsome of 101 districts). The latter was adapted as a title for the film Nootokka Jillala Andagadu (2021).
He died after prolonged illness at the age of 65 years on 30 March 2011 in Hyderabad. He has a son and two daughters.
- Best Supporting Actor - Sundari Subbarao (1984)
- Best Villain - Praja Swamyam (1987)
- Best Villain - Nava Bharatam (1988)
- Best Supporting Actor - Vasundhara (1992)
- 0ther Awards
- NTR Award presented by NTR Educational Society in 2005.
The partial filmography of Nutan Prasad is :
- "Nutan Prasad dies". web.archive.org. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
- "Nutan Prasad: Nutan Prasad passes away | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
- "'Nootokka jillala andagadu' is no more". The New Indian Express. 31 March 2011.
- "Nootokka Jillala Andagaadu to be out on May 7". The New Indian Express. 17 February 2021.
- "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)
- "Nutan Prasad gets NTR award" The Hindu