'Krishna Dead: Telugu Film Star Was 79

Film Star Was 79

Krishna, a

major star in the 1980s Telugu language film industry, has died

Indian media

reported that he was taken to hospital in Hyderabad on Monday with severe cardiac problems

In addition

to his own career as actor, director and producer over a period of some five

Born as

Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy in 1943, Krishna began work in the film industry in 1961 and

Drawing of Krishna

from son Mahesh Babu’s GMB Entertainment

He worked

with major directors including Adurthi Subba Rao, V

Among his

best-known roles was portrayal of Alluri Sitarama Raju, a freedom fighter in Andhra Pradesh

(This is

the same role as was recently played by Ram Charan in current hit film “RRR”

He is

also noted for pairing up with the same leading actress on scores of productions

He worked

with Vijaya Nirmala on 48 films and with Jaya Prada on 47

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