Rajanala Kaleswara Rao Naidu, popularly known as Rajanala, was an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, Telugu theatre, and few Tamil, Kannada and Bollywood films. In a film career spanning more than forty years, Rajanala was starred in more than four hundred feature films in a variety of characters. Regarded as of the finest method actors, Rajanala was known for his gruesome portrayals of lead antagonist roles during the Golden age of Telugu cinema.
He is also known as Rajanala.
Diabetic as he is, his right leg could not withstand the rigours of outdoor shooting in Araku valley in 1995 when he was playing a fullfledged role in Telugu Veera Levara. His leg which was injured during the shooting had to be amputated at Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences. Later Rajanala had severe cardiac arrest, was admitted in Vijaya Hospital in Chennai. He died on 21 May 1998 in Chennai.