Actor Krishna G Rao aka Thatha Krishna, who was in critical condition for the last few days, has passed away. The actor who rose to fame with the KGF franchise was hospitalized following an age-related issue. He breathed his last today at a private hospital in Bengaluru.
Krishna G Rao is no more
The whole Kannada cinema fans are expressing grief on social media over Krishna G Rao’s death. He was admitted to a private hospital on Thursday. He was admitted to Vinayaka Hospital near Sita Circle, Bengaluru. According to unclaimed reports, the actor was visiting a relative’s house and was rushed to the nearest medical facility at midnight after complaining of exhaustion. He was then undergoing treatment in the Incentive Care Unit (ICU). He breathed his last today.
The 92-year-old who has been in the industry for several years has acted in many movies in Sandalwood in smaller roles and has even worked as an assistant director for many decades even with late actor Shankar Nag. It is the KGF in which he played the role of an aged blind person that shot him into fame for his dialogues which impressed the masses.
Fame after KGF
After the release of KGF: Chapter 1 in 2018, he featured in 30 films and after the second installment he starred in around 15 films. Speaking to TV9 Kannada, the actor said that after KGF he has worked in 30 films.
Talking about his role in the magnum opus, Rao shared that he had worked in 40 films as an assistant director. According to Rao, he received a call for an audition and his dialogue delivery impressed the makers, the next thing Krishna G Rao knew was that he is in the 15-day shoot.
On how he got the offer in KGF, he had said, he got a call for an audition and impressed by his acting skills, the team gave him the offer.