Chiru’s Punadhirallu Director, Gudipati Raj Kumar Passes Away!  

Any actor, be it a star hero or a junior character artist, regards their first film as the most precious and valuable one throughout their career.Irrespective of the film being successful or not, the experience and the high ‘first movie’ brings is something that cannot be expressed in words.

Chiru’s Punadhirallu Director Gudipati Raj Kumar Passes Away! - Telugu Chiranjeevi In Movie

Such is the importance of the debut movie for any actor.

Similarly, Punadhirallu has been the first stone to success for Chiranjeevi.

Gudipati Raj Kumar made his debut as a director with the same film.Punadhirallu went on to win five Nandi awards in his directing debut.

The film released in 1979.Since the past few years, Raj Kumar has been suffering from prolonged illness.

Recently, his son died, and his wife too passed away with depression.With this, Raj Kumar’s health further deteriorated, and he breathed his last today morning.



In the past, after knowing Raj Kumar’s poor financial status, Megastar Chiranjeevi arranged for his health checkup and treatments at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.Director Puri Jagannadh (Rs 50,000), actor Kadambari Kiran Kumar (Rs 25,000), Suresh Reddy (Prasad’s Creative Mentors Film Media School – Rs 41,000) and others have provided financial assistance to Gudipati Raj Kumar in the past.