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Telugu film director Surya Kiran dies at the age of 48

Noted Telugu filmmaker Surya Kiran passed away in Chennai at the age of 48 due to jaundice. He was undergoing treatment at GEM hospital. His last film ‘Arasi’, featuring Varalakshmi Sarathkukar, is set to release soon. Surya Kiran began his directing career in 2003 with the successful film ‘Sathyam’, starring Sumanth Akkineni and Genelia D’Souza. He went on to direct several other films such as ‘Dhana 51’, ‘Brahmastram’, ‘Raju Bhai’, and ‘Chapter 6’. As a child artist, Surya Kiran appeared in over 200 Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam movies under the name Master Suresh. He gained fame for his role in the first 3D Malayalam film ‘My Dear Kuttichathan’. Surya Kiran’s acting credits include films like ‘Geetanjali’ and ‘Padikkathavan’, and he also competed in Big Boss Season 4. His sister, Sujitha, is a well-known South Indian actor. Surya Kiran was previously married to South Indian actor Kaveri Kalyani before their separation.

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