Legendary actor’s 932-film legacy mourned; Last rites in Hyderabad
Renowned Telugu film actor Chandra Mohan, known for his impactful roles in 932 films, with a lead role in 150, peacefully passed away on a Saturday morning at Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad. The 80-year-old actor had been facing health challenges due to age-related issues, and he succumbed to them around 9:45 am. Chandra Mohan is survived by his wife, Jalandhara, and two daughters. His family members revealed that his last rites will take place in Hyderabad on Monday.
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Legendary Telugu Actor
Born as Mallampalli Chandrasekhar Rao on May 23, 1943, in Pamidimukkala village, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, Chandra Mohan made his mark in the Telugu film industry with his debut in “Rangula Ratnam” in 1966, earning the state government’s Nandi award for best actor. Over the years, he delivered notable performances in films like “Sukha Duhkalu,” “Padaharella Vayasu,” “Siri Siri Muvva,” “Seethaamalakshmi,” “Radha Kalyanam,” “Shankarabharanam,” and “Chandamama Raave.”
Notably, Chandra Mohan was a cousin of the late veteran director and Dada Sahab Phalke award winner K Vishwanath, who passed away earlier in the year. Additionally, he had close familial ties to the beloved late playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam. Throughout his illustrious career, Chandra Mohan garnered two Filmfare awards and numerous accolades from the state government for his exceptional contributions as a versatile actor and character artist.
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