This Friday morning, the Telugu film industry woke up to the sorrowful news of the demise of the veteran actor Kaikala Satyanarayana. He was 87 when he passed away on Friday morning at his residence in Hyderabad. Sources say that he has been unwell for some time
The legendary actor Kaikala Satyanarayana was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad in the wee hours on Friday. The actor has been suffering from age-related ailments and breathed his last on Friday morning.
The 87-year-old Kaikala Satyanarayana was survived by two daughters and sons.
Tributes to Kaikala Satyanarayana
The film industry is grieving the demise of the veteran actor. Many stars including Ram Charan, and Mahesh Babu have paid their heartfelt tribute.
Apart from the film industry, the veteran actor was also a member of Parliament in the 11th Lok Sabha from the Telugu Desam party.
The Telugu film fraternity and the members of the political parties united by grief paid tribute to the veteran actor on social media.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, well-known Telugu actor, and TDP MLA N Balakrishna, and many other leaders and film personalities condoled the death of the 87-year-old legendary actor.
About the Veteran Telugu actor Kaikala Satyanarayana
On July 25, 1935, Kaikala Satyanarayana was born in Krishna district, Satyanarayana. He completed his primary education in Gudlavalleru and intermediate education in Vijayawada. He was a graduate of Gudivada college.
Actor, producer, and director, Kaikala started his career in the film industry with the film “Sipayi Koothuru” (1959).
DL Narayana first noticed Kaikala and offered him a role in his film “Sipayi Koothuru” directed by Changayya in 1959.
Kaikala Satyanarayana was noticed for his resemblance to NT Rama Rao. And in this way, Kaikala commenced his acting career as a body double to NTR in a few films. Soon NTR offered Satyanarayana a role in his film “Apoorva Sahasra Siraccheda Chintamani” in 1960, directed by SD Lal.
He got his first negative character role in Kanaka’s “Durga Pooja Mahima” in 1960. It was B Vittalacharya who first gave Kaikala Satyanarayana’s first negative character role.
Followingly, he excelled in negative roles. Satyanarayana has acted in over 700 films in a career spanning about six decades. Over his long career spanning decades, he has played hero, antagonist, and character roles in family and social dramas as well as mythological films.
Satyanarayana established Rama Films production house and has made films such as “Kodama Simham” (1990), “Bangaru Kutumbam” (1994), and “Muddula Mogudu” (1997).
He last appeared in Mahesh Babu-starrer “Maharshi” (2019).
He was a close follower of legendary actor and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao. Kaikala Satyanarayana also had a brief stint in politics.
He was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha from Machilipatnam on Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ticket in 1996. He was part of the Telugu Desam Party but soon withdrew from politics after 1998.
He was a recipient of several awards including the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award (2011) and received several awards, the 2011 Raghupati Venkaiah award, 2017 Filmfare lifetime achievement award for Telugu cinema, and the Andhra Pradesh government’s Nandi film awards.