Raghumundri Srihari, better known as Srihari by Telugu Film Industry was one of the most versatile, captivating and multi-faceted actors the film world had. Beginning his career as a stunt master, he evolved eventually to one of the highest paid character actors of Telugu Film Industry. His life speaks of hard work, dedication and tremendous talent throughout his career.
Srihari started off with negative roles in Tollywood, but later shifted to Comedy, Sentiment, Aggression and even Heroism. Nobody can forget the laughter he generated in films like Hello Brother, where he played a Singapore returned relative of the heroine (Soundarya) or Bavagaru Bagunnara, a funny proud villager who falls for the heroine (Rambha). As a hero he was wonderful in roles showcasing sincerity, revenge, anger in films like Ayodhya Ramaiah, Simhachalam and Hanumanthu.
While continuing his tenure as Hero during post 2000s, he never failed to adorn memorable character roles such as the considerate brother in Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Dhee, King or even the recent Jr.NTR starrer Brindavanam. However, it was S.S.Rajamouli’s Magadheera which took his talent to new levels with Sher Khan/ Solomon character and people admired the amazing talent of Srihari. He recently made a Bollywood entry withToofan as a villain opposite Ram Charan. Srihari was best known for his powerful dialogue delivery and ability to excel in any sort of emotion at ease.
Despite being a talented actor, Srihari was so human at heart that established Akshara Foundation in the fond memory of his lost daughter. He was a great philanthropist and adopted four villages near Medchal area for caretaking.
Srihari died of Liver Cancer in Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai today. His sudden demise today has been a shock to the entire Telugu Film industry and Film lovers. Telugu Film Industry not only lost a great actor, but also a wonderful human being with philanthropist values and ideals. Though he is physically not present in this World, his films and performances along with the good work he did off the screen will always be remembered. iQlik Movies offers deep condolences to his family and remembers the wonderfully talented character actor.
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