Rebel Star Krishnam Raju is no more. He passed away today at 3:25 am in Hyderabad. He is 83 years old, he served as Union Minister. He was ill for some time and was being treated in a private hospital.
Upalapati Venkata Krishnan Raju was born on January 20, 1940 in Upalapati Vera Venkata Sa, Mogartur, West Godavari District Tianarayana Raju. Krishnam Raju first married the deceased Seeta Devi. He later married Syamala Devi on September 20, 1996, and they have three daughters. Filmmaker U. Suryanarayana Raju is his younger brother and actor Prabhas is his nephew. Another nephew Siddharth Rajkumar made his debut with Keratam (2011). Krishnam Raju is a journalist at Andhra Ratna. He is recognized as the second best photographer in the state. He loves cameras and has a lot of cameras in his collection. He is the owner of Gopi Krishna Movies.
Krishnam Raju came to Tollywood in the 1966 film Chilaka Gorinka directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma, opposite Krishna Kumari. The film won that year’s Nandi Awards for Best Feature Film – Silver. He later starred in the mythical film Sri Krishnavataram, also starring N.T. Rama Rao. He has acted in many films with well-known actors N.T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He has also acted in many films with well-known actresses Krishna Kumari, Rajasulochana, Jamuna and Kanchana.