Krishnam Raju

Krishnam Raju, Veteran actor, and former union minister passes away at 83


Former Union Minister and veteran actor Uppalapati Krishnam Raju passed away on Sunday morning while being treated at a nearby private hospital, according to sources.

He was 83 years old, had three daughters, and was Prabhas’s uncle in the Baahubali movie series. He had post-Covid-19 illnesses, according to hospital officials. He was admitted to the hospital on August 5. He served as the Union Minister of State and was a two-time Lok Sabha member during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee administration.

In more than 180 films, Raju, also known as the “Rebel Star,” portrayed rebellious characters and established new standards for the genre. He made his acting debut in the Telugu movie “Chilaka Gorinka” in 1966. He won numerous honours and awards for the various movie roles he played.

K Chandrashekar Rao, the chief minister of Telangana, offered his condolences for his passing.

“The death of Krishnam Raju, who acted as a hero in many movies over the course of a fifty-year career and captured audiences’ hearts as a “Rebel Star” with his distinctive acting style, is a great loss for the Telugu silver screen,” said KCR. It’s sad that Krishnam Raju served the nation’s citizens as a Lok Sabha member, a Union Minister, and through political administration.