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Veteran comedian Mada Venkateswara Rao dead

Well-known Telugu comedian Mada Venkateswara Rao, veteran of over 300 films, died in Hyderabad on Saturday (Oct 24). He was 65.

regional movies Updated: Oct 26, 2015 12:04 IST
Some of the actor’s best-known include Mutyala Muggu, Lambadolla Ramdasu, Mayadari Malligadu and Siviah.
Some of the actor’s best-known include Mutyala Muggu, Lambadolla Ramdasu, Mayadari Malligadu and Siviah.

Well-known Telugu comedian Mada Venkateswara Rao, veteran of over 300 films, died in Hyderabad on Saturday (Oct 24). He was 65. “He passed away on Saturday night while undergoing treatment for respiratory problems,” said the source.

Born in 1950, the veteran actor shot to fame with his portrayal of a eunuch in filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao’s 1977 film Chillara Kottu Chitemma. Before becoming a full-fledged actor, he was employed in the electricity department.

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Some of the actor’s best-known include Mutyala Muggu, Lambadolla Ramdasu, Mayadari Malligadu and Siviah.