NT Rama Rao: News

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao was a prominent Telugu actor, political leader of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), and three-time former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He started his career in 1949 as an actor with the film ‘Mana Desam’, and over the following decades, gained popularity for his portrayal of Hindu Gods in numerous movies. He has worked in over 300 films and was awarded the Padma Shri in 1968. In 1982, he entered politics by founding TDP to challenge the INC in Andhra Pradesh. TDP stormed to power in the state in the 1983 Assembly elections, and NTR became Chief Minister for the first time. After an intra-party crisis next year, elections were conducted in 1985, and TDP returned to power, with NTR serving a full term as CM. TDP lost the 1989 elections, and he served as the Leader of Opposition. In the 1994 elections, his party came to power again, and he became CM for the third time, serving till 1995 when he was deposed by his son-in-law, N Chandrababu Naidu. NTR passed away in 1996 from a heart attack.

20 Dec 2023

Kannada Films

What led to hospitalization of veteran Kannada actor Hema Chaudhary

Renowned Kannada actor Hema Chaudhary is facing a severe health crisis after experiencing a brain hemorrhage two days ago.

19 Feb 2023

Telugu Films

Telugu actor Nandamuri Taraka Ratna passes away aged 39

Telugu actor-politician Nandamuri Taraka Ratna, who went into a coma after suffering a cardiac arrest on January 27, breathed his last at Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bengaluru, on Saturday night. He was aged 39.

01 Sep 2018


Hospital-staff sacked for clicking selfie with ex-Andhra CM's son's body

Four staff members of Hyderabad's Kamineni Hospital were sacked for clicking a selfie with the dead body of ex-Andhra CM's son, Nandamuri Harikrishna, who passed away earlier this week.

29 Aug 2018


Actor-politician NTR's son Nandamuri Harikrishna dies in road accident

Former Rajya Sabha MP Nandamuri Harikrishna, the son of NT Rama Rao and brother-in-law of Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, died in a road accident in Telangana's Nalgonda district today.

Lalu's complaint "Being treated like a common prisoner"

Many Indian politicians would be qualified for the "narcissistic" title. From Mayawati's statue obsession and Jayalalithaa's devi-like demeanor to NT Rama Rao's delusional theatrics, masses have witnessed interesting moments. However, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav takes the cake.