Popular Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passed away on Tuesday morning at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The 74-year-old breathed his last following a cardiac arrest. Hailing from Allagadda in Kurnool district, Jaya Prakash Reddy was immensely popular for villainy roles with his trademark Rayalaseema dialect and from ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ in 2003; he gradually started to entertain the audience with his impeccable comedy. Though he started his illustrious career way back in 1988, it was films like Preminchukundam Raa, Samarasimha Reddy, Narasimha Naidu and Chennakesava Reddy that cemented his place as a deadly antagonist.

Coming to comedy, Jaya Prakash Reddy excelled with his perfect timing and hilarious expressions. Some of his memorable performances came in films like Evadi Gola Vaadidhi, Kithakithalu, Ready, Kick, Dhee, Oosaravelli and many more. He was last seen as Prakash Raj’s father in Mahesh Babu’s Sarileru Neekevvaru.

Jaya Prakash Reddy was also a popular theatre artist and despite busy with films, he played roles in stage plays once in a while. Along with former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, several actors from the Telugu film fraternity like Mahesh Babu, NTR, Genelia Deshmukh, Ravi Teja, Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Rakul Preet Singh and others took to social media and mourned the death of this versatile actor.

Nara Chandrababu Naidu

Mahesh Babu

Junior NTR

Prakash Raj

Genelia Deshmukh



Dev Katta



Sudheer Babu

Ravi Teja

Sree Mukhi

Nara Rohith

Pranitha Subhash


Rakul Preet Singh

Anil Ravipudi

Vennela Kishore


Anasuya Bharadwaj

Varun Tej


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