Ahuti Prasad was a popular character actor in the Telugu film industry. He was born in the year 1958 in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. His original name was Adusumilli Janardhan Vara Prasad. His parents were Ranga Rao and Hymavati.
Ahuti Prasad started his career through the Telugu movie ‘
’, in the year 1986. This was the debut movie of
. Prasad was brought up in Raichur in Karnataka. While he was doing his Bachelor’s degree, he got interested in acting and started to dream about becoming a big star. After completing his graduation, he went to Hyderabad to join a film institute. It was run by the director V.
His debut movie was directed by his mentor V. Madhusudhan Rao. He has done lots of character roles and played villains in many movies. Apart from acting, he has also worked as an assistant director for Madhusudhan Rao. After acting in the film ‘Ahuti’, he started getting called by the name Ahuti Prasad.
He has received the Nandi Award twice; once for Best Villain and once for Best Character Actor. He has acted in two Tamil movies, ‘Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu’ and ‘
’ was his last movie, which released on 9 October, 2015. Ahuti Prasad died of cancer on 4 January 2015. He is survived by
, his wife and two sons Bharani Prasad and Karthik Prasad.