Battala Satti is the nick name of Mallikarjuna Rao. He got that name from the film Ladies Tailor. Mallikarjuna Rao has acted in almost all the south Indian movies. Born in 1951, this legendary actor has completed acting in 350 films and more. His film career started when he was 22 years.
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and the film was a super hit. His voice modulation is enjoyed by the audience. He has also performed in the serials too. He acted in Doordarshan serial Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu. Actor cum writer
considers Mallikarjuna Rao as his mentor. Mallikarjuna Rao was the secretary of the Movie Actors Association in Andhra Pradesh. Many people were introduced to the Telugu cinema industry by Mallikarjuna Rao. L. B. Sriram was introduced by Mallikarjuna Rao; not directly, but through Vamsi. Swati Mutyam, 420, Joker, Taali, Pavitra Prema, Surya Vamsam, Fools, Johnny, Thammudu, Hai, Dubai Seenu, Maayajalam, Rainbow, Jalsa and Naa Aneevadu are some of his films in his Filmography. He was the proud recipient of the Nandi Award, which was given to him in honor for his performance in the film Thammudu. He died in the year 2008 due to the massive heart attack.