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 wonderfully 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 essentially many negative roles in Tollywood, but later shifted to Comedy, Sentiment, Aggression and even Heroics. 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 a memorable character role such as the considerate brother in Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Dhee, King or even the recent Jr.NTR starrer Brundavanam. His portrayal as a tough yet sensitive brother in Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana is still remembered to be the highlight of the film. However, it was S.S.Rajamouli’s Magadheera which took his talent to new levels with Sheher Khan/ Solomon character and people admired the amazing talent of Srihari. He was best known for his powerful dialogue delivery and ability to excel in any sort of emotion at ease.
As an actor, Srihari was versatile, open to any sort of role and used to set into the skin of any character given as per script. But as a hero, Srihari was a different artist altogether. He could emote with great perfection, histrionics and emotions. Extremely hard working in profession, Srihari redefined the way stunts are perceived in medium budget Telugu Films.
It is indeed a great loss for Telugu Film Industry to lose such an actor last year. Though he may not be physically present now, his performances continue to enthrall the audience and make them awed even after countless times of viewing. On the eve of the actor’s birthday, iQlikmovies.com remembers the versatile actor and a great human being.