Vizag Prasad

Korlam Parvati Vara Prasada Rao, better known by his stage name Vizag Prasad, was a Telugu theatre artist actor known for his negative character artiste roles.


He started acting in plays at age 16. He acted in hundreds of plays before moving on to films. His first film was Babayi-Abbayi. The director of the film, Jandhyala, gave him the stage name "Vizag Prasad" to differentiate himself from the other actors with the stage name Prasad in the film.[1] The stage name "Vizag Prasad" was derived from Prasad's birthplace, Gopalapuram, which is a suburb of Vizag. He made his Tamil debut in the film, Unnal Mudiyum Thambi, which was his only Tamil film to date.[2] After a hiatus, he garnered acclaim for his role as Uday Kiran's father in Nuvvu Nenu in 2001.[1] Nuvvu Nenu enabled him to be a viable supporting actor and he starred with well known Telugu actors in Sundara Kanda, Allari Ramudu, Bhadra, Allari Bullodu, Gemeni, and Jai Chiranjeeva.[2][1]


He acted in over 700 plays including:[2]

  • Appu Patram
  • Bhale Pelli
  • Bhajantreelu
  • Kaala Dharmam



He died in 2018 due to cardiac arrest.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Telugu actor 'Vizag Prasad' dies of cardiac arrest". The Hindu. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Nadadhur, Srivathsan (22 October 2018). "Actor Vizag Prasad is no more". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

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