Nutan Prasad is a famous Tollywood actor who was born on 12 December 1945 in Kaikalur village in Krishna district. His original name was Tadinada Varaprasad. He started his career as a stage artist and then went on to act in several movies. In a career span of over three decades, he has acted in about a hundred films in a number of roles ranging from a villain to comedian among others. He was very famous for his dialogue delivery and his one liners were very popular in earlier days. To name a few, ‘Nagaram Klishta Paristhitullo undi’ and “Nootokka Jillalaku Andaganni” are among the most famous ones.
One of Nutan's memorable roles was in `Rajadhi Raju' in which he plays Satan and danced for the song `Kothadevudandi Kongothadevudandi' which is remembered even today. He won ‘Nandi‘award for the best actor in a supporting role in 1984 and ‘NTR National award’ in 2005.
Nutan Prasad had also served as secretary of Ravindra Bharati in a nominated post under the Department of Culture. As an admirer of N T Rama Rao, Nutan Prasad also joined politics aligning himself with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for sometime
He had an accident in 1989 while shooting for the movie ‘Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata’ and had an injury in his backbone. Due to this injury he was paralysed in both the legs and was confined to a wheel chair. In spite of his situation, he continued to work in movies and TV Shows. He also lend his voice to a few TV programmes. He became the narrator of the hit crime reality show in ETV-2 ‘Neralu Ghoralu’ which was quite appreciated by the Telugu TV audience.
He died on 30 March 2011 after a prolonged illness. He is survived by a son and 2 daughters.