Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy Actor passed away on Tuesday. The 74-year-old actor suffered a cardiac arrest at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Veteran Telugu Film actor Jayaprakash Reddy died of a heart attack at his Guntur residence.
Jayaprakash Reddy, popularly known as JP, began his career as a school teacher. His passion for acting propelled him onto the stage and he played various roles in countless dramas. He then attracted the attention of the Telugu film industry and was presented with a variety of roles.
Whether he was a hardcore villain or a comedian, JP fitted the roles with ease and wowed the audience. As a villain, he gained a unique identity by speaking the Rayalaseema accent of Telugu, a novelty that became his USP and elevated the typical ‘Seema’ factionist.
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Reddy was popular for his role in films like Samarasimha Reddy, Preminchukundam Raa, Narasimha Naidu, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Julayi, Ready, Kick, Jayam Manadera, Jamba Lakidi Pamba, Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaru, Kabaddi Kabbadi, Evadi Gola Vadidi and Kithakithalu. Initially, the actor gained popularity for villainous roles, and later in his career, he appeared in several comic roles. He was last seen in Mahesh Babu starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020).
Jaya Prakash Reddy’s death has left the Telugu film industry saddened and shocked. Director-screenwriter Anil Ravipudi shared on Twitter how Reddy is “irreplaceable as an artiste and person”. He’s been a part of almost all my films. He treated me like one of his own and used to talk with lots of love. I will surely miss him dearly. Rest in peace sir. You are irreplaceable as an artiste and person.”
JP acted in more than 100 films alongside top Telugu movie heroes such as Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, and Mahesh Babu.
Tributes came on Twitter from Nagarjuna, Venkatesh Daggubati, Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj, Jr NTR, SS Rajamouli, Sudheer Babu, Genelia D’Souza, Kajal Aggarwal, Surender Reddy, Satyadev Kancharana, and other actors and filmmakers.
Saddened by the passing of Jaya Prakash Reddy. Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu mentioned that the actor was the best actor in the Telugu film industry. He said: “I will always cherish the experience of working with him.
Nagarjuna, who shared screen space with Jaya Prakash Reddy in various films such as Manmadhudu, King, Bhai and Adhipathi, tweeted: “He was a good gentleman, Mr. Jaya Prakash Reddy. My condolences to his family and that his soul rest in peace. “
We were such a great match on screen. We will definitely miss him. RIP. Praying for his family and loved ones,” tweeted Venkatesh Daggubati, who – starred in with the late actor in various films such as Ganesh, Tulasi and Brahma Puthrudu.
Director SS Rajamouli, in his eulogy, wrote: Shocked and saddened to learn about the sudden disappearance of JayaPrakashReddy. It was always fun interacting with you. Prayers and strength to the family