Sometimes child actors are as entertaining as heroes of the movies. But sometimes, a child actor is hired to play an essential role which is a monumental part of the story line, which helps in the success of films with their acting credibility in movies. Many child actors have come and gone, but there are a fewchild actors too who continued in the industry and eventually played lead roles in movies.
Anil Raj aka Raj Polavarapu aka Anil Raj is one child actor who after having made his debut in the movie ‘Govinda Govinda” as a child artist in 1993, is emerging as a powerful actor having starred in leading roles in movies.
While he was shooting for his first movie ‘Govinda Govinda’ he came in touch with famous director K.
, who signed him to act in three different projects which were set to be shaping up in the subsequent years. Thus, the child actor Anil Raj acted in movies like Allari Premikudu,
, Raja Simham which were all directed by Raghavendra Rao.
He is one of the few Tollywood actors who has displayed his talent and professionalism right from the day he was a toddler.
Here is a look at the life history of this actor and his journey into Tollywood’s who’s who.
He was born in Amalapuram, and his native is Vizag. At a very young age, he was the youngest Karate black belt holder anda Limca book of World record holder. Therefore, he received publicity in newspapers and magazines. One such newspaper column was seen by
Ram Gopal Varma
, and he went ahead and cast him in Govinda Govinda.
But then, the director had to approach parents of the Anil Raj who allowed him to act in the movie. The film had
in lead roles, and it was produced by C Aswini Dutt of Vyjayanthi Movies banner and Anil Raj became an overnight hit. In this movie, he played the role of Babu.
After having established a strong ground as a child artiste in Tollywood, he is seeking some big projects, and he is not keen on indulging in further studies or even taking up business. He does not want to act in TV shows.
Since he made an appearance in movies, he wants to stick to that formula of acting. While he was a child actor, he was even approached to do some TV serials, and he also worked in three such TV series. It is not that he rejects TV acting purposely, but he wants to shine like a star in Tollywood on the big screen. He is passionate about acting in movies.
He has completed his schooling from St. Marys, Hyderabad. Additionally, he was pursuing business management course from IIHM. When he was busy as a child actor, he got an offer to act as a teenage actor, but Anil Raj was hesitant to be part of those projects as he felt his studies would suffer then.
He also completed his acting course in “Theatre fox,” based at Vizag. He is ready to accept those roles which suit him and which will give him a reckoning in the industry. He started his career as a child actor, and after growing up now, he wants to earn his name and reputation in the Tollywood acting field.