Jaya Prakash Reddy was a very talented actor in the Telugu cinema. He is more famous with the short name “JP.” He has worked in hundreds of the films of South India. His best-known film is Samarasimha Reddy.
Recently on 8th September 2020, Actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passed away due to heart attack. The whole industry went in shock with the news and lost one star.
Jaya Prakash Reddy Age
Born on 10th October 1946, Jaya Prakash was 73 years old (till the death in 2020). His zodiac sign was Libra.
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Jaya Prakash Reddy was one of the most established actors from the south cinema. He was born to the average family of Sirvel, Madras which is in Andhara Pradesh as of now. Jaya Prakash completed his schooling locally from the town and then started his journey with a professional job. Later, he decided to pursue a career in the arts of acting.
Since childhood, Jaya Prakash Reddy had a special attraction towards arts like acting. He started his career in 1988 and remain one of the most recognized actors till the death.
Family, Caste & Religion
Jaya Prakash Reddy was born to the Hindu family of Sirvel, Madras Presidency (before partition). His parents are very supportive of his career. Not much known about his parents or siblings.
Jaya Prakash followed a Hindu religion and held Indian nationality. In addition, he belongs to one of the most reputed communities of south India. After choosing an acting career, Jaya Prakash started living in Guntur.
Wife, Marriage & Children
Jaya Prakash Reddy’s marital status is unknown. Not much information is available about his personal life as he used to keep it secret. However, he used to live in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh along with family.
Actor Jaya Prakash Reddy was very impressive and decent personality. He owned a strong body buildup. His perfect physic made him suitable for acting and had bagged several roles including villains too.
Height (approx): 6′ 1″ feet inches
Weight (approx): 80 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Jaya Prakash Reddy had a great interest in acting since young age. He used to appear in the theater plays during college days. However, the career in cinema was never a goal of him.
He completed his graduation in bachelor of education and started doing job as a mathematics teacher and later promoted as a WD (District Education Officer).
In 1988, Jaya Prakash received the first offer to appear in the Telugu film “Brahmaputrudu.” Following years, he did several small roles in the as a villain and supporting actor.
He got major breakthrough with the film “Preminchukundam Raa.” In that film, he did the main protagonist role of Veerabadrayya. Jaya Prakash Reddy received huge fame ane became a first choice of villains role for producers.
Best films of Jaya Prakasha Reddy
- Samarasimha Reddy (1998)
- Seema Simham (2002)
- Chatrapati (2005)
- Dhee (2007)
- Reddy (2008)
- Kick (2009)
- Bindaas Telugu (2010)
- Gabbar Singh (2012)
- Masala (2013)
- Bruce Lee – The Fighter (2015)
- Sarrainodu (2016)
- Khaidi No. 150 (2017)
- Nene Raju Nene Mantri (2017)
Later years, Jaya Prakasha started working as a comic and positive role as father and politicians. In 2015, he played the role of Indu’s father in the film “MLA” which went very hit. His latest films are Amar Akbar Anthony (2018), Crazy Crazy Feeling (2019) and Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020).
Death & Reason
On 8th September 2020, Jaya Prakash Reddy took his last breath in his residence of Guntur. He collapsed on the commode in the washroom and died on the spot. His family members rushed him to the local hospital where doctors declared him dead.
After the sudden demise of the legendary actor, the whole industry went in shock and lost one gem. Many noted personalities shared emotional messages on their social media. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also shared a condolence message to the actor’s family.
Facts of Jaya Prakash Reddy
Does Jaya Prakash smoke?: No
Does Jaya Prakash drinks alcohol?: Not Known
His major hobbies were traveling, reading and listening to music.
Throughout career, Jaya Prakash had work in the many films including Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil.
His successful movies are Samarasimha Reddy, Jayam Manade and Chenna Kesava Reddy.
He has worked with most of the noted actors of the south cinema including Nagarjuna, Pawan Kalyan, Ravi Teja, Allu Arjun, Samantha and many more.