New Delhi: Veteran actor and politician Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju, also known as Krishnam Raju, died on Sunday morning. He was 83. Krishnam Raju, also known as Rebel Star, had a successful career in both politics and the film industry. The actor has been battling several health conditions and breathed his last in Hyderabad.
Tollywood pays tribute to Krishnam Raju
Anushka Shetty posted a throwback photo with Krishnam Raju and wrote, “Rest in peace our very own Krishnam raju garu a legend a soul with the biggest heart ..U will live on in our hearts (sic).”
Rest in peace our very own Krishnam raju garu … a legend a soul with the biggest heart ..U will live on in our hearts 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/hjUs7kyk4d
— Anushka Shetty (@MsAnushkaShetty) September 11, 2022
“A Legend Has left us A man with a Heart of Gold.. Rest in Peace sir will miss your Presence and Motivational words always @UVKrishnamRaju #KrishnamRaju (sic),” tweeted Nikhil Siddhartha.
— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) September 11, 2022
Manoj Manchu posted, “This can’t be true. Such a great human being we will miss you dearly sir. Ur contribution to the film industry and the society Wil live on forever and ever. Om Shanti #KrishnamRaju garu. We will love you forever (sic).”
This can’t be true. Such a great human being 🙏🏼 we will miss you dearly sir. Ur contribution to the film industry and the society Wil live on forever and ever. Om Shanti #KrishnamRaju garu. We will love you forever🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/RwgAFG8GaM
— Manoj Manchu🙏🏻❤️ (@HeroManoj1) September 11, 2022
About Krishnam Raju
Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju was born in Mogalthur, Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district in 1940. He spent some time working as a journalist after finishing his education. Later, in 1966, he made his lead acting debut in the movie “Chilaka Gorinka.” He is also well known for his negative roles.
During the administration of the late and former Prime Minister Vajpayee, he also entered politics and held the position of Union Minister.
The actor’s eternal remains will reportedly be delivered to his home after noon on Monday, and the funeral will reportedly take place that afternoon, according to one of his family members.