Legendary actor Kaikala Satyanarayana passes away

It’s another sad day for Tollywood. After the legendary actors Krishnam Raju, and Krishna, yet another Tollywood legend passes away. Tollywood’s most senior actor and legendary Kaikala Satyanarayana, who entertained audiences with his impeccable performance as a villain, comedian, and character artist breathed his last today at the age of 87.

Satyanarayana was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad many days ago for treatment. He passed away due to age-related issues, confirmed doctors. His sudden demise left his family and the entire industry in shock.

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Born in 1935 in Kavutaram, Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh, Satyanarayana dreamt of becoming a hero and made his debut as an actor with Sipayi Kuthurui in Telugu. After his debut movie flopped, Satyanarayana was depressed and thought of leaving the industry. However, the legendary NTR recognized his talent and offered him a role in Sahasra Siracheda Apoorva Chinthamani. Later Satyanarayana became a popular actor and acted as a dupe for the NTR in some movies.

Satyanarayana is well known for playing negative roles and audiences can’t imagine any other actor in Yamudu’s role other than Kaikala Satyanarayana. He appeared in more than 750 films and also produced a few movies. Some of his notable films are Yamaleela, Yamudiki Mogudu, Prema Nagar, Dana Veera Soora Karna, Murari, Cheppave Chirugali, and others. The late legend was awarded Filmfare Award for lifetime achievement in Telugu in 2017. Kaikala Satyanarayana last appeared on Maharshi, released in 2019.

Several Tollywood celebrities have expressed their deepest condolences to the family of Kaikala garu. According to the latest reports, his mortal remains will be taken to his residence in Hyderabad at 11 AM for public homage. The final rituals will be performed tomorrow at Mahaprasthanam in Hyderabad.