Senior Tollywood character artist Vinod (Arisetty Nageshwara Rao) 59 who essayed various roles in over 300 films passed away on Saturday. He was suffering from health problems. Vinod made his debut in Tollywood films with Keerthi Kantha Kanakam in 1980. He had worked in more than 300 films. Vinod is known for police characters.
His films include 30 Tamil and four Hindi and had even appeared on the small screen in a few TV serials. He got fame and recognition with films like Chanti, Nalla Trachu, Lorry driver, Indira and Narasimha Naidu. He is survived by his wife and three children Sirisha, Suresh and Tejasvilu. He was last seen in television soap operas in recent times.