Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao, the popular theater artist turned comedian breathed his last on November 2nd. The 69-year-old was being treated for various illnesses at KIMS in Hyderabad for the last one and a half year and passed away on Monday evening at the hospital.
Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao was a drama artist before entering in to films and performed in over 1000 plays. He was an employee at Vizag port.
He was noticed by director Vamsi, who cast him in Ravi Teja's Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaru. He shot to fame with a single dialogue 'Aithe Ok' and still is remembered for it though he has acted in more than 70 films later.
He became a popular comedian overnight and shared screen with almost all the top stars in Tollywood.
Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao popular movies include Dongaramudu and Party, Simhadri, Sathyam, Evadi Gola Vadide, Kanchana Mala Cable TV, Rakhi and Sainikudu.
Reportedly, the last movie he appeared was in Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Charitra, which released in 2014.