Gadde Rajendra Prasad (born 19 July 1958) is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Telugu films. He is a recipient of four Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards, three SIIMA Awards, and three Santosham Film Awards.
|Born||Gadde Rajendra Prasad
19 July 1958 (age 63)
Nimmakuru, Andhra State, India
|Relatives||Rama Prabha (mother-in-law)|
Early Life of Rajendra Prasad
Rajendra Prasad was born into a middle-class family to Gadde Venkata Narayana and Manikyamba from Nimmakuru, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. His father was a teacher. Prasad completed his graduation with a diploma in Ceramic Engineering before entering the film industry. He joined a company but had to resign from the job because he was too young. After witnessing the shooting of the film Tatamma Kala, he aspired to join the industry, and upon the suggestion of N.T.R and N. Trivikrama Rao joined an acting school.
Career of Rajendra Prasad
Prasad made his debut in 1977 with Sneham and gained recognition with Manchu Pallaki (1982). He then went on to star in several successful comedy films such as Rendu Rella Aaru (1986), Ladies Tailor (1986), Aha Naa-Pellanta! (1987), Appula Appa Rao (1991), and Mayalodu (1993). He received Nandi Award for Best Actor for Erra Mandaram (1991) and Aa Naluguru (2004). He has also received an Honorary Doctorate from Andhra University. In 2012, he starred in the medical thriller Dream, for which he won the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival.
He is fondly called “Nata Kireeti” and he has been honored with the title “Hasya Kireeti” by the Telugu Alliances of Canada, held at Mississauga. He was also honored to walk the green carpet at the IIFA film festival held in 2009, marking his performance in the English-language film, Quick Gun Murugun.
Nandi Award for Best Actor (1991) for Erra Mandaram
Nandi Special Jury Award (1994) for Madam
Nandi Award for Best Actor (2004) for Aa Naluguru
Nandi Award for Best Character Actor (2014) for Tommy
South Indian International Movie Awards
SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor (Telugu) (2013) for Julai at 2nd SIIMA
SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor (Telugu) (2016) for Srimanthudu at 5th SIIMA
SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor (Telugu) (2019) for Mahanati at 8th SIIMA
CineMAA Award for Best Outstanding Actor – Onamalu (2013)
Santosham Film Awards
Best Supporting Actor for Mahanati at 17th Santosham Film Awards 2019
Santosham Akkineni Nageswara Rao Smarakam Award at 16th Santosham Film Awards 2018
Best Supporting Actor for Srimanthudu at 14th Santosham Film Awards 2016