‘Nayagan’ actor is no more


‘Nayagan’ actor is no more

Pradeep Shakti, who acted with Kamal Haasan in ‘Nayagan’ and with Rajinikanth in ‘Thalapathi’ (both directed by Mani Ratnam), passed away in United States on Saturday.

The 60-year-old started a restaurant in the US and was staying away from cinema. He is survived by wife. He died due to cardiac arrest, it is learnt.

Born as Raja Vasireddy in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, he acted in many Telugu, Tamil and Hindi movies. In the late 1990s, he moved to the United States and started restaurant.

It may be recalled that Rajini once visited Pradeep’s restaurant named Baba Hut. Pradeep’s last film was Sai Dharam Tej and Regina Cassandra starrer Telugu movie ‘Subramanyam for Sale’, which hit the screens in 2015.

Many film personalities have condoled the death of Pradeep.

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