South actor Jaya Prakash Reddy, who was best-known for his comic and villainous roles in Telugu films, passed away

He was 74. Jaya Prakash fondly called JP died due to cardiac arrest at his residence

South actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passes away on 8th September 2020 at his residency in Guntur due to Cardiac arrest.


He was 74. Jaya Prakash fondly called JP.


He acted as the villain in the hit film Jayam Manade Raa and Chennakesava Reddy.


His last film was Sarileru Neekevvaru starring Mahesh Babu.


At the beginning of his film career, the actor gained popularity for villainous roles, and later in his career, he appeared in several comic roles.


Jaya Prakash's death has left the Telegu film industry and the entire south film industry shocked and saddened.


He came into fame with the feature film Samarasimha Reddy where he played the role of Veera Raghava Reddy.


 He made his debut with the film Brahma Putrudu in the year 1988.


Many actors paid tribute to the late actor via tweets, Mahesh Babu, Venkatesh Daggubati, Ravi Kishan, Rajamouli ss.   


Telugu cinema and theatre has lost a gem today with the demise of Jayaprakash Reddy Sir. His versatile performances over several decades have given us many memorable cinematic moments. My heart goes out to his family and friends in this time of grief.  #JayaPrakashReddy

-Ravi Kishan 


Shocked & saddened to know about the sudden demise of #JayaPrakashReddy garu. Had great times working with him. Thanks for entertaining us with your versatility by portraying some memorable comedy and villian roles over the decades. May your soul rest in peace.

-Rajamouli ss      


I am extremely sad to hear about the sudden demise of my dear friend #Jayaprakashreddy garu. We were such a great combination on screen. Will definitely miss him. #RIP 🙏😢 Praying for his family and loved ones 💔

-Venkatesh Daggubati


Saddened by the passing of #JayaPrakashReddy garu. One of TFI's finest actor-comedians. Will always cherish the experience of working with him. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

- Mahesh Babu

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