Popular Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy died of a heart attack in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh on 9 September. The veteran actor was 74.

According to News Reporter, Reddy made his made his film debut when he was in his 40s. He was working as a sub-inspector of police when he got an opportunity to act in Venkatesh and Rajani's 1988 film Brahma Puthrudu. Some of his most popular works include Chennakesava Reddy, Temper, Preminchukundam Raa, Seethayya, and Gabbar Singh.

Reddy was best known for his villainous and comic roles in movies and has acted in more than 100 films across Telugu, Kannada and Tamil industries.

He was an active participant in stage plays and a prominent name in the theatre circuit. Reddy used to deliver his dialogues in the Rayalaseema dialect that had become his trademark.

The report added that Reddy had been staying at his Guntur residence for the last few weeks as there was no shoot scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

His performance as Veera Raghava Reddy in the action drama movie of 1999 Samarasimha Reddy won him a solid space in Tollywood where he went to create iconic roles through the next couple of decades.

Reddy was last seen in Mahesh Babu-starrer military action movie Sarileru Neekevvaru this year.

News reported that Reddy was a resident of Allagadda in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.

Reddy is survived by his wife Radha and two sons, Niranjan and Dushyanth.
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