Telugu Film Industry is proud to have actors of different caliber portraying different types of characters with mannerisms matching their acting style. The artist of the fortnight Shri Nutan Prasad often called as "Nutokka Jillala Andagadu" is one such artist. It might be interesting for our viewers to learn that Nutan Prasad is the screen name of a person called Vara Prasad( or is it a sentiment in tollywood that if somebody's name ends with prasad they should change their name.. Shiva Shankara Vara Prasad .. Aahuthi Prasad are examples !! just kidding ) Let us explore this unique artist's contribution to our beloved Telugu Film Industry.
Nutan Prasad started his career in the tinsel world in the early 70's. He started with the movie "Andala Ramudu" starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao in the year 1973. He continued his venture with movies like Needaleni Aadadi etc but he was first recognized in the movie Muthyala Muggu when he acted as a villain along with Rao gopala rao. The success of this movie brought him many negative roles which he performed in his own style. His dialogue delivery gave villainism a comic touch. He co-starred in many movies with almost all big stars like NTR, ANR, Krishna, Chiru etc doing all kinds of characters like a comedian, villain, character artist etc, he even acted as a hero in one movie.
His acting career reached its peak with the movie "Rajadhiraju" in which he acted as Saitan . The movie became very popular by his acting and the song " Kotta devudandi babu kotta devudandi" is still popular till today. Nutan Prasad although acted with all the generation of heroes was particularly popular with the second generation heroes. Movies like "patnam vachina pativratalu", "khaidi ( village munsab) ", "magamaharaju" ,"srivariki premalekha", "kathanyakudu", "aha naa pellanta" etc continued his winning streak. But while he was shooting for the movie "Baamma maata bangaaru baata" starring Bhanumathi he was involved in a gruesome accident and as a result he had some problem with his legs for a long time. After a pause, Nutan Prasad again continued with his acting with movies like "Abbayi garu" and he still acts till today with sheer determination.
Let us hope that this unique artist gets back to his normal condition
like yesteryears very soon and starts empowering Telugu movies and
entertaining Telugu viewers again with his distinct touch.
at idlebrain.com, wish this great artist a happy birthday on this
occasion (12th December 2002).