Jayaprakash Reddy, popularly known as JP, began his career as a school teacher. Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passed away today early morning. The 74-year-old actor suffered a cardiac arrest at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Veteran Telugu Film actor Jayaprakash Reddy died of a heart attack at his Guntur residence.
Reddy was popular for his role in films like Samarasimha Reddy, Preminchukundam Raa, Narasimha Naidu, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Julayi, Ready, Kick, Jayam Manadera, Jamba Lakidi Pamba, Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaru, Kabaddi Kabbadi, Evadi Gola Vadidi and Kithakithalu. Initially, the actor gained popularity for villainous roles, and later in his career, he appeared in several comic roles. He was last seen in Mahesh Babu starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020).
Jaya Prakash Reddy’s death has left the Telugu film industry saddened and shocked. Director-screenwriter Anil Ravipudi shared on Twitter how Reddy is “irreplaceable as an artiste and person”. He’s been a part of almost all my films. He treated me like one of his own and used to talk with lots of love. I will surely miss him dearly. Rest in peace sir. You are irreplaceable as an artiste and person.”
JP acted in more than 100 films alongside top Telugu movie heroes such as Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, and Mahesh Babu.