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Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao (16 November 1923 – 22 March 2009), more popularly known as Kanta Rao, was an Indian film actor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. Regarded as one of the finest method actors, Rao was starred in more than four hundred feature films in a variety of genres including mythological, social and folklore. He has also acted in a few Hindi, Kannada and Tamil movies. He has produced about five films under the Hyma Films. In the 1960s he was one of the primary actors in Telugu cinema, along with N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Kanta Rao was known for portraying the roles of Narada, Lord Krishna, and Arjuna. He played Lakshmana in the blockbuster film Lava Kusha for which he has won the Rashtrapati Award for best actor in 1963.

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