It is a week of memorable personality`s loss for Kannada filmdom. In eight days time – Satyajit, GK Govinda Rao and now Shanker Rao passes away leaves lot of memories like the other two of Chandanavana.
Shanker Rao is known for witty dialogues and his comedy punch is unforgettable. He has acted in over 100 films from 1977.
Hailing from Tumakuru district Shanker Rao became household name from TV serials. Actor on stage, cinema and small screen dies at the age of 84 at his residence in Arakere. He was very acting in theater group Nataranga.
With a job in Siemens and Siemens Shanker Rao first made his appearance on stage in the 20’s. Yaara Sakshi, Kakana Kote, Simhasana, Putani Agent 123, Moogana Sedu, Kalyana Mantapa, Parva, Kurubana Rani, Ulta Pulta, Chinnari Muththa, Belliyappa Bangarappa, Asphota, Elu Suttina Kote, Aaseya Bale, Maduve Madu Tamashe Nodu, Jeevana Chakra, Tulasidala, Banker Margayya, Muyyige Muyyi, Sneha Sedu, Namasthe Madam, Siddartha etc are his films in Kannada.
The TV serials like Second Hand Sadashiva, Pallavi, Photographer Parameshi, Yakingadtharo, Papa Pandu, Silli Lalli brought more name and fame for Shanker Rao,
Shanker Rao wife Smt Uma passed away last year. Shanker Rao cremation took place today at Banashankeri crematorium.