Veteran Telugu actor Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad last evening following a cardiac arrest. He was 74. Rallapalli began his acting career in theater at a young age and subsequently entered films. He had also worked as a staff artiste in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Ralapalli acted in more than 800 films and was popular as a comedian and character artiste. He was a five time winner of the the prestigious Nandi award in undivided Andhra Pradesh. Some of his well-known films include ‘Thoorpu velle Railu’, ‘Srivariki Prema Lekha’ and ‘Rendu Rellu Aaru’.