The actor-politician is the son of NTR and father of popular star Tarak, known as Junior NTR.

Nandamuri Harikrishna dies Condolences pour in from Telugu film industry
Flix Obituary Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 09:44

Nandamuri Harikrishna, actor and politician, passed away on Wednesday morning in a tragic car accident. The accident happened on the Annaparthi road near Narketpally in Telangana's Nalgonda district. He was 61.

Harikrishna is also the father of popular star Tarak, known as Junior NTR. Harikrishna has another son, Kalyan Ram, an actor and producer. His third son, Janakiram was a film producer who passed away in a road accident in 2014.

As news broke out about Harikrishna's death, condolences poured in from the Telugu film industry, where the NTR family occupies a place of prominence. Several persons associated with Tollywood also expressed their grief at the news.

A polit bureau member of TDP, NTR’s fourth son, Nandamuri Harikrishna found some success in the film industry as a child artiste in the 1960s and 1970s in films like Shri Krishnavataram and Talla Pellama, and had some film appearances since the 1990s.

The actor-politician is also the brother-in-law of present Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and had supported the latter when an internal coup was staged within the TDP in the 90s. He was also a minister in Naidu's cabinet and later also served as a Member of Parliament.

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