Sakshi Ranga Rao

Date of Birth: September 15, 1942
Occupation:
Actor, Supporting Cast
Years Active:
1967-1995
Sakshi Ranga Rao
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Saakshi Ranga Rao
Born Rangavajhula Ranga Rao
15 September 1942
Died 27 June 2005
Chennai, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967 to 1995

Sakshi Ranga Rao (Telugu: సాక్షి రంగారావు) (b: 15 September 1942 - d: 27 June 2005) is a Character actor in Theater arts and South Indian Cinema.

He is born to Lakshmi Narayana and Ranganayakamma as Rangavajhula Ranga Rao of Kondiparru village near Gudivada.2 He began his career as a stenographer in Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has passion about theater arts and performed poignant roles on stage. He began his film career with Saakshi in 1960 directed by Bapu. Then onwards, he became known by this screen name. He had acted in about 450 films lasting about four decades. Majority of them are of Comedy in nature.

He had the distinction of acting in most of the Telugu film directed by K. Vishwanath, Bapu and Vamsi. He has acted in the successful films like `Sirivennela', `Swarna Kamalam', `April 1st Vidudhala', `Joker' and `Swarabhishekam.

He died after prolonged illness in 2005 in Chennai at the age of 63 years. The apparent cause of death was Diabetes Mellitus and associated Renal failure. He is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter. Television actor Saakshi Siva is his youngest son.