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RIP! Veteran actor and ex-MP passes away at 87

Friday, December 23, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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Veteran Tollywood actor and former parliamentarian Kaikala Satyanarayana died at his Jubilee Hills residence in Hyderabad in the early hours of Friday after a brief illness, his family members said. He was 87 and is survived by his wife, son and two daughters.

Satyanarayana's demise broke, fans took to social media to remember him. Reportedly, his final rites will take place at Mahaprasthanam tomorrow, December 24. More details regarding the funeral are awaited.

He debuted in ‘Sipayi Koothuru’ in 1959. However, due to his resemblance and features, he quickly became a dupe for NT Rama Rao. He played NTR’s dupe in several films. Satyanarayana was offered a role in NTR’s 1960 film Apoorva Sahasra Siraccheda Chintamani.

In ‘Kanaka Durga Pooja Mahima’, B. Vittalacharya cast him in a negative role. Satyanarayana grew to infinite proportions in establishing himself in villain roles. He was the most prominent villain in Telugu films from the 1970s and 1980s. Apart from films, he also enjoyed a stint in politics. Kaikala Satyanarayana won several awards in his career.

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