Nutan Prasad

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.

Nutan Prasad
Born
Tadinada Varaprasad

(1945-12-12)12 December 1945
Died30 March 2011(2011-03-30) (aged 65)
OccupationActor
Years active1973–2009
AwardsNandi Award

Early lifeEdit

Nutan Prasad was born as Tadinada Varaprasad on 12 December 1945 in Kaikaluru, Andhra Pradesh.[1]

CareerEdit

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.[2] 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).[3] The latter was adapted as a title for the film Nootokka Jillala Andagadu (2021).[4]

DeathEdit

He died after prolonged illness at the age of 65 years on 30 March 2011 in Hyderabad.[2] He has a son and two daughters.

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards[5]
0ther Awards
  • NTR Award presented by NTR Educational Society in 2005.[6]

FilmographyEdit

The partial filmography of Nutan Prasad is :

Year Film Character
1973 Andala Ramudu (debut) Giri
1975 Muthyala Muggu Kishtayya
1978 Chali Cheemalu
1978 Pranam Khareedu Karanam Bullabbai
1979 Kudi Yedamaithe Dattudu

1979(ఛాయ )చంద్రం

1980 Rajadhi Raju Saitan
1980 Thathayya Premaleelalu Thathayya
1981 Jathagadu
1982 Maro Malupu
1982 Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu
1982 Tingu Rangadu
1983 Nijam Chepithe Nerama Balu
1983 Adavallu Aligite
1983 Khaidi Munsiff
1983 Maa Inti Premayanam
1983 Maga Maharaju
1983 Manthrigari Viyyankudu
1984 Bobbili Brahmanna Sastry
1984 Intiguttu
1984 Mahanagaramlo Mayagadu
1984 Rustum Chalapathi
1984 Srivariki Premalekha Bhaskaram
1984 Sundari Subbarao
1985 Adavi Donga
1985 Agni Parvatam
1985 Chattamtho Poratam Jailor Hitler Sharma
1985 Chiranjeevi
1985 Donga
1985 Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu
1985 Raktha Sindhuram Damodaram
1986 Kaliyuga Pandavulu
1986 Kirathakudu Baby
1986 Veta
1986 Kaliyuga Krishnudu
1987 Aha Naa Pellanta Satyanarayana
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Edmond Samuel
1987 Praja Swamyam Jarasandha Rayudu
1987 Dharmapatni
1988 Donga Kollu Bellam Apparao
1988 Khaidi No.786
1988 Trinetrudu
1988 Yudda Bhoomi
1988 Chuttalabbayi
1988 Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela
1989 Goonda Rajyam Bhagwan Das
1989 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata
1989 State Rowdy
1990 Karthavyam ASP Ram Mohan Rao
1991 Gang Leader Home Minister Gali Subba Rao
1991 Sarpa Yaagam
1993 Abbaigaaru
1995 Big Boss
1995 Gharana Bullodu
1995 Taj Mahal
1997 Master Canteen-in-charge
1998 Suryavamsam
2000 Nuvvu Vastavani
2000 Azaad
2000 Chiru Navvuto
2001 Anandam
2004 Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi Seenu's father
2005 Sadaa Mee Sevalo
2006 Photo Movie
2009 Raju Maharaju

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nutan Prasad dies". web.archive.org. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Nutan Prasad: Nutan Prasad passes away | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  3. ^ "'Nootokka jillala andagadu' is no more". The New Indian Express. 31 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Nootokka Jillala Andagaadu to be out on May 7". The New Indian Express. 17 February 2021.
  5. ^ "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)
  6. ^ "Nutan Prasad gets NTR award" The Hindu

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