Date of death: 12-01-2015


The director and producer, V.B. Rajendra Prasad was born on 4th November 1932 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh. Being from a small town, he never thought he would one day become this famous. He always wanted to become an actor since he was a child and destiny took him to the same field but gave a different role. He then became a producer and a director. After ruling Bollywood, and Telugu and Tamil films, he died on January 12, 2015, in Hyderabad due to a serious respiratory ailment.

He is survived by two children, Jagapathi Babu, who is a famous actor and Ram Prasad. He directed his debut film, ‘Dasara Bullodu’ starring the late Akkineni Nageswara Rao and even produced it. His directorial debut was so appreciated by the audience and the critics that it became the first golden jubilee Telugu film, running over fifty weeks. This achievement can only happen when one is extremely hardworking and talented, and so was V.B. Rajendra Prasad. He has always given priority to his work which gave him the success he has achieved. He is an inspiring figure for all the new faces in the film industry. He has won a national film award and a Filmfare for his film, Antastulu.

His film Aastiparulu had also won a Filmfare award. In his entire career as a director and as a producer, he not only was able to collect trophies and awards but he also gained respect for his work and made a name for himself in the industry. Everyone knew him to be very patient and kind hearted who never bothered others and was independent from the start. He always lived peacefully and even died peacefully. He had earned so much for his family and himself that he never had to suffer in his life and has always lived happily. His death was a natural death, and his sons are happy that he had no complaints from his life and he passed away smiling. He went hearing some good news from his family. His son Jagapathi Babu was happy that he made his father proud and that now his father is satisfied with his children’s career and life. V.B. Rajendra Prasad had lived like a king and will continue to be a king in the hearts of all those who loved him, especially his fans.