The 78-year-old actor acted in over 600 films like Yamagola, Yugapurushudu, Justice Chaudhary and Bobbili Puli.
Telugu film actor-producer Chalapathi Rao died of heart attack at the age of 78 at his son’s residence in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, during the early hours on Sunday. The sudden demise of the veteran actor sparked an outpouring of condolence messages.
From actor Chiranjeevi to Jagapathi Babu to Jr NTR, celebrities from the Telugu film industry took to their social media handles and reminisced about the actor.
Chalapathi Rao has essayed many prominent characters and acted in more than 600 movies in a career span of over five decades. He has three children –two daughters and a son, Ravi Babu, who is an actor and director in Telugu industry.
Chalapathi Rao acted in several Telugu movies as a supporting actor and villain in the films of NT Rama Rao, Krishna, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh. He is well-known for films such as Yamagola, Yugapurushudu, Justice Chaudhary, Bobbili Puli, Ninne Pelladata and Allari.
Chalapathi Rao’s family reportedly said that the last rites will be performed on December 28 after the arrival of his daughter from the United States. His last rites will be performed at Mahaprasthanam in Jubilee Hills.