Kaikala Satyanarayana, a veteran Tollywood actor and former politician, died early Friday at his Hyderabad home.

Kaikala Satyanarayana lived to be 87 years old and left behind his wife, son, and two daughters.    

Satyanarayana's last rites will be done on Saturday at the Mahaprasthanam crematorium in Jubilee Hills, his family said.

Over the course of his six-decade-long career in movies, Satyanarayana appeared in over 750 different movies.

Satyanarayana was a close friend of NT Rama Rao, who was a famous actor and the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Additionally, Tollywood Veteran Kaikala Satyanarayana also tried his hand at politics for a short time.

He was elected from Machilipatnam to the 11th Lok Sabha as a member of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), but he left politics after 1998.

He got the 2011 Raghupati Venkaiah award, the 2017 Filmfare lifetime achievement award for Telugu cinema, and Andhra Pradesh's Nandi film awards.

Kaikala was discovered by DL Narayana, who cast him in Changayya's 1959 film "Supayi Koothuru." Though it bombed, he was noticed for resembling NT Rama Rao.

His first role as an antagonist came in B Vittalacharya's Kanaka Durga Pooja Mahima. Since then, he's been at his best when playing villains.