Versatile actor Nutan Prasad has passed away at Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad on Wednesday at the age of 61. He was born on October 10, 1950. He entered the Telugu film industry in 1973 with Andala Ramudu, which starred Akkineni Nageswara Rao in the lead role. In his very first film, he left an indelible mark with a different comedy and dialogue modulation.
Nutan Prasad got his biggest ever break in the form of Mutyala Muggu, wherein he played 'nitya pellikoduku". Since then, there was no looking back for the actor. He co-starred with Rao Gopala Rao in various films and played negative roles in many of his films. In fact, he was instrumental in inspiring the writers to create comedy villain characters.
He had a great rapport with actors like NT Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishna, Chiranjeevi and others. He played different kinds of characters including villain, comedian and character artiste. Especially, he excelled as Saitan in Rajadhiraju. His dialogues like 'Nootokka jillalaku andagadni..." and 'Desam asale klishta paristhtilo undi..." has remained popular even today.
In 1989, he met with an accident while shooting for Bamma Mata Bangaru Bata. It made him immovable, as his waist down was paralysed and made him to stick to wheel chair. He almost quit acting after the accident and later he was seen in guest roles. He bagged the prestigious Nandi Award for the Best Supporting Actor in 1984 and the NTR National Award in 2005 for his contribution to the Telugu film industry.
We at Oneindia mourn the death of Nutan Prasad and express deepest condolences to the actor's family and fans.