Telugu Celebrities died in 2021: List of Telugu Celebrities who died in 2021

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Telugu Celebrities died in 2021 – Here is all you need to know about Telugu celebrities who passed away in 2021

The year 2021 was particularly very hard for a lot of people, because of the ongoing COVID pandemic. There are so many people who have either lost a close one or a friend to COVID or some other ailment and the void that is left by the absence of a few people can never be filled completely. The year 2021 was also hard for film industries and particularly the Telugu film industry. Tollywood suffered a major blow when some of the remarkable and hardworking celebrities succumbed to their deaths. The void left by these famous Telugu celebrities in the hearts of their fans can certainly be never filled completely.telugu celebrities died in 2021

Telugu Celebrities died in 2021 – Here is a list of Telugu celebrities who died in 2021:

1-Sai Balaji

Sai Balaji or Balaji N Sai was a renowned director who worked predominantly in the Telugu film industry. He was born in 1964 and he breathed his last on April 26 2021. The renowned director passed away due to COVID-19 complications and was only 57 years old. Balaji N Sai has directed many films such as Orey Thammadu, Jai Sriram, and Sivaji to name a few. He has also directed a couple of daily soap operas as well like Aparanji, Siri, and Halahalam.

2-Potti Veeraiah

Potti Veeraiah, AKA, Gattu Veeraiah was a famous actor and comedian who has majorly contributed to the Telugu film industry. The actor was a dwarf by birth and has acted in over 500 films in his lifetime. Potti Veeraiah has acted in other regional languages movies as well, including Kannada, Tamil. The actor passed away on April 25 due to health issues. The actor was 74 years old. He was known for his exemplary work in Aggi Veerudu, Jaganmohini, Tata Manavadu and several other films. Potti Veeraiah hailed from Telangana’s Phanigiri.

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3-B A Raju

B A Raju passed away on 22nd May 2021 because of a cardiac arrest, which sent shockwaves in the Telugu film industry. He was a well-known producer and also worked as a PRO for many Telugu celebrities including Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, NTR, Prabhas, and many more. He was also a senior journalist. B A Raju worked as a PRO for over 1,000 films in his lifetime and he also produced some of the famous movies that were directed by his wife B Jaya. The movies that B A Raju produced include Vaisakham, Lovely, Premikulu, Chantigadu, etc.

Telugu Celebrities died in 2021

4-Vedam Nagaiah

Vedam Nagaiah, aka, Nagayya breathed his last on 27 March 2021 due to an age-related illness. Vedam Nagaiah was well known as an actor, who worked majorly in the Telugu industry. Vedam Nagaiah was born in 1944 in Guntur’s Desavarampeta in Andhra Pradesh. Vedam Nagaiah made his debut in the Tollywood film industry by acting in Krish’s Vedam movie in 2010. He has worked in some very popular movies such as Vedam, Jaffa, Bhaagamathie, and Vintha Katha.

5-Raja Babu

Raja Babu was an Indian actor who passed away on 24th October 2021 because of health issues. The actor was 64 years old. Raja Babu has worked in over 60 films and also worked in the television industry for quite some time. Some of his famous works in the film industry include Aadavari Maatalaku Arthalu Verule, Bharat Ane Nenu, and Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. Raja Babu also worked in several daily soap operas and he has also conferred a Nandi award for his remarkable performance in “Amma”.

6-Mahesh Kathi 

Mahesh Kathi was born in 1977 in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Mahesh Kathi was an actor, director, writer, and film critic, who worked majorly for the Telugu film industry. Mahesh Kathi met with an accident on June 25 2021 and he succumbed to his injuries on July 10 2021, while he was being treated for the injuries he sustained. Mahesh Kathi also appeared on the first season of Bigg Boss Telugu, however, he was evicted from the house in just 27 days. Some of his notable works include Hrudaya Kaleyam, a cult movie. His film reviews were considered fairly controversial.

Telugu Celebrities died in 2021


Jayanthi was a veteran actress who worked in over 500 films in her career in different languages, including Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, and Hindi as well. She was born on 11 Oct 1950 in Karnataka’s Bellary, and she breathed her last on July 26 due to prolonged illness. Jayanthi’s work was admired by celebrities from all film fraternities and not just Tollywood. Her acting skills left a mark on her co-workers and the members of the film fraternity. She was also conferred with many state awards. Jayanthi was paired with Rajkumar in 45 films.

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8-Sivashankar Master 

Sivashankar Master was an Indian choreographer and an actor. He was born on 7th December 1948 in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai. He passed away on November 28 due to COVID-19. Sivashankar Master worked with actors and artists in 10 languages and his work was renowned among all the major film industries across the country. He worked in over 800 feature films and was also conferred with several awards. Sivashankar Master has also worked as an actor in several films which were widely accepted and became a talking point for his fans.

Telugu Celebrities died in 2021

9- Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry

Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry was a lyric writer who was born on 20th May 1955 in Andhra Pradesh’s  Anakapalli. Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry won numerous awards for his notable work in the Tollywood industry. He died due to lung cancer complications on November 30, 2021.

10-Tummala Narasimha Reddy 

Tummala Narasimha Reddy, also known as TNR, was an actor, director, Youtube host and film journalist. He worked predominantly in the Telugu film industry. He passed on 10th May due to COVID-19.

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