Ranganath (రంగనాథ్); (born Tirumala Sundara Sri Ranganath) (17 July 1949 – 19 December 2015) was an Indian film actor known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema, Telugu Theater, television, and a few Tamil films. In a film career spanning more than forty years, Ranganath starred in more than three hundred feature films in a variety of roles. He made his debut with the 1969 Telugu film Budhimantudu. Subsequently, he starred in films such as Chandana, Zamindarugari Ammayi, Devathalara Deevinchandi, Panthulamma, Intinti Ramayanam, America Ammayi, Andame Anandam while establishing himself as one of the finest actors in Telugu cinema. Ranganath received state Nandi Awards for his works. Ranganath hanged himself to death at his residence in Hyderabad on 19 December 2015.
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