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Gundu Hanumantha Rao’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroIndian actor
Was Actor 
Comedian 
Stage actor 
From India 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Humor 
Gendermale
Birth 10 October 1956, Vijayawada, India
Death 19 February 2018, Hyderabad, India
(aged 61 years)
Star sign Libra
Residence Hyderabad, India

Gundu Hanumantha Rao (10 October 1956 – 19 February 2018) was a Telugu film, theatre and television actor. He first appeared in Jandhyala’s film Aha Naa Pellanta in 1987 and gained popularity in comedian roles in S. V. Krishna Reddy’s films. He is known for his roles in Rajendrudu Gajendrudu, Mayalodu, Yamaleela, Srivariki Premalekha, Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha (1992), Jodi No.1, Nenu Seetamahalakshmi, Kedi No.1, Apparao Driving School, Kalyanam, Original, Neramu Siksha, High School, Kothoka Vintha, Colors, Panchamukhi, Sri Sai Sankalpam, Mano Balam and the TV serial Amrutham. He won three TV Nandi Awards from Andhra Pradesh Government, one of them for Amrutham serial. He was a renowned stage artist before entering into cinema, his first drama being “Ravana Bramha” at the age of 18. He acted in over 600 movies in Telugu and is a popular TV artist.

Gundu Hanumantha Rao was in confectionery business before stepping into the entertainment industry. In 2014, Rao joined Chitti Babu Punyamurthula and Pinki at rallies in support of the Telugu Desam Party. His campaign in the rallies added humor and provided comic relief to the people. He died on 19 February 2018 at 3:30 am in Hyderabad, India, due to sudden cardiac arrest secondary to Chronic Kidney disease.

Television series

  • Amrutham (2001–2007) as Aamudaala Anjaneyalu
  • Adhi Thalam
  • Aanando Bramha (DD Saptagiri)
  • Aalu Baalu (2005) (ETV Telugu)
  • Aalasyam Amrutham Visham (2005) (MAA TV)
  • Sambaraala Rambabu (2007) (MAA TV)
  • Srimathi Sri Subramanyam (2009) (ETV Telugu)
  • Saradaaga Kasepu (2017) (ETV Plus)
  • Naaticharaami (2017) (Gemini TV)

Awards

Nandi TV Awards

  • Adhi Thalam
  • Amrutham (2007) (Gemini TV)
  • Srimathi Sri Subramanyam (2009) (ETV Telugu)