Sakshi Ranga Rao

Actor, Film actor

1942 – 2005

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Who was Sakshi Ranga Rao?

Sakshi Ranga Rao was a character actor in theater arts and South Indian cinema.

He was born to Lakshmi Narayana and Ranganayakamma as Rangavajhula Ranga Rao of Kondiparru village near Gudivada. He began his career as a stenographer in Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He showed passion for theater arts and performed poignant roles on stage. He began his film career with Saakshi in 1960 directed by Bapu. Then onwards, he became known by this screen name. He acted in about 450 films over about four decades. The majority of them were of comedies.

He had the distinction of acting in most of the Telugu film directed by K. Vishwanath, Bapu and Vamsi. He has acted in the successful films like Sirivennela, Swarna Kamalam, April 1st Vidudhala, Joker and Swarabhishekam.

He died after a prolonged illness in 2005 in Chennai at the age of 63 years. The apparent cause of death was diabetes and associated renal failure. He is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter. Television actor Saakshi Siva is his youngest son.

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Born
Sep 15, 1942
Chennai
Also known as
  • Rangavajhula Ranga Rao
  • Sakshi Rangarao
Parents
Children
Ethnicity
  • Indian people
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Employment
  • Editor and Stenographer, Andhra University
Died
Jun 27, 2005
Chennai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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