Shashank Siddamsetty is a Telugu film actor born on 22 November 1979. He was brought up in Secunderabad, and his roots are in Telangana. Shashank’s first two films Aithe and Sye went on hit. He won Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor in the ‘Sye’. His third movie, Anukokunda Oka Roju, was another success for him. Shashank faced his first flop after giving the movie ‘Party’. His most recent film is ‘Prem’. The First one, Aithe, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. He has also given two movies in the Kannada language, i.e., Devadas and Krishnan Marriage Story. His Hindi film was ’50 Lakh’. His realistic portrayal of a cabbie in latest hit flick AOR has got him tremendous recognition. He had an exclusive interview with ldlebrain.com in which he shared about his education background, and how he got into the film career. He completed his B.Com through distance learning in Andhra University.
In an interview, Said,” I used to watch films of Chiranjeevi in theater and dance with my younger brother till I get tired. I had no background of the film career, but I still wanted to do it because there is place in this industry for who is talented and hardworking.” He got his primary portfolio done by Aravind Chenji in 2000 and visited all the studios with this. His training started at Mr. Dixit first and then at Kishor Namit Kapoor Institute in Mumbai. Chandra Sekhar Yeleti saw his portfolio in February 2002. He got his second one by Aravind Chenji in 2002 and cast the film ‘Aithe’. Shashank has always kept the balance between the performance-oriented films and commercial films. Superstar Chiranjeevi’s film gave him motivation as he is the die heart fan of Chiranjeevi. He did his dubbing for all the films he worked. Through his films, he wants to spread love and motivation among youngsters.
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Shashank Siddamsetty, normally credited as Shashank, is a Tollywood film actor primarily working on Telugu movies. He famous for Aithe (2003), Sye (2004), Anukokunda Oka Roju (2005), Nee Jathaga Nenundali (2014) etc
Shashank was born on 22 November 1979 in Secundrabad, Andhra Pradesh. His father S. Raju was Assistant Manager of SBI (State Bank of India) and his mother Mrs. Usha Rani was associate professor of linguistics department in Osmania University. Shashank had done his intermediate in St Marie’s high school in Himayat Nagar. He completed his B.Com from Andhra University through distance learning.
Shashank was a hardcore fan of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi from childhood & made Chiranjeevi his role model. Shashank was from non-film background. He made his first primary portfolio made in 2000 with the help of his friend Arvind Chenji. After all local studios & producers rejected him; Shashank chose to do some formal acting course. He trained at Kishore Namit Kumar Institution & got his second portfolio done in 2002. He got his first break when renowned director Chandra Shekhar Yeleti liked his portfolio and casted him in one of the main roles in National Award winning Telugu Thriller film Aithe (2003). Shashank delivered a stellar performance but overshadowed by Pavan Malhotra’s portrayal of the main antagonist in the movie. After that, he appeared in 2004 sports drama film Sye alongside Nithin & Genelia D’Souza. He bagged Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for this flick. Shashank got widely recognised in film industry after portraying the role of a histrionic cab driver in 2005 Blockbuster Anukokunda Oka Roju. Though his many follow-up films like Party (2006) got thrashing in the box office, he got continuous praise for his acting. He delivered another hit with 2014 romantic drama film Nee Jathaga Nenundali that later got dubbed in Hindi as Aashiqui 2.His latest hit film was Yathartham (2016)
Shashank named Tamil superstar Vikram of Anniyan (2005) fame & Hollywood actor Tom Hanks as his inspiration alongside Chiranjeevi. Shashank is popular among Telugu audience for his hard work & rise to fame by overcoming many hurdles.