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Telugu Movie Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna
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Akkineni Nagarjuna is a veteran Indian actor, TV presenter, and producer, who predominantly worked in the Telugu film and television industry. He was born on August 29, 1959, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. He has acted in over 90 films as a lead and supporting actor and has done cameo roles in both Bollywood and Tamil films. The brilliant actor won a total of 2 National Film Awards The National Film Awards gets presented every year >> Read More... , 9 State Nandi Awards, and 3 Filmfare Awards. He is also an acclaimed actor in historical and biographical films. 
Akkineni is the son of the prominent actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni, and his mother is Annapoorna Akkineni. When his family moved to Hyderabad, he studied at Hyderabad Public School and later attended the Little Flower Junior College. He took a Bachelor of Engineering at the College of Engineering in Guindy and graduated M.S. in Automobile Engineering at the Eastern Michigan University. Akkineni got married to former actress and dancer, Amala Akkineni Amala is initially known as Amala Mukherjee was bo >> Read More... in the year 1992. His son, Naga Chaitanya Naga Chaitanya is a Telugu actor and he is into th >> Read More... from his first marriage to Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati, is also a Telugu actor. His younger son, Akkineni Akhil is his son with Amala. He is also the brother of the very popular producer, Venkat Akkineni. 
Akkineni started as a child artist in the year 1967 through the Telugu film Sudigundalu, where his father acted in the lead role. After some years, he was debuted as a lead actor in V. Madhusudhana Rao’s Vikram in 1986. This film was produced by his brother and became a success, giving him a good start as an actor. In 1987, he was starred in the classical film, Sankeertana; a film that marked the directorial debut of Geetha Krishna Geetha Krishna is a well-known film director and p >> Read More... . After a year, he was featured in the blockbuster Telugu action film, Aakhari Poratam Click to look into! >> Read More... , where he was paired with Suhasini and Sridevi. Later, Akkineni was starred in another K. Raghavendra Rao’s Telugu film entitled Janaki Ramudu Click to look into! >> Read More... , together with Vijayashanti in the lead role. 
He was starred in Mani Ratnam’s romance film, Geethanjali in the year 1989, opposite Girija Shettar Though Girija Shettar’s span in the film industry >> Read More... . This film met critical and commercial success and even earned the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Soon after, the talented actor met another success in the Telugu action film, Siva in 1989. This film marked the directorial debut of Ram Gopal Varma Ram Gopal Varma is a famed Indian film director an >> Read More... . Akkineni has also done the Hindi remake of the film entitled Shiva. This also marks his debut in Bollywood. Both films saw a huge success at the box-office. In 1991, he acted in the drama film Jaitra Yatra, from where he earned critical reception. This was followed by average success films like Prema Yuddham and Iddharu Iddhare. But Akkineni has proven his mettle and carved his niche in the industry as he appeared in more box-office hits like Neti Siddhartha, Killer, Chaitanya and Nirnayam, helmed by prominent directors like Priyadarshan, Fazil, and Prathap Pothen. He was then acknowledged as the ‘Celluloid Scientist’ as he usually experiments with different genres in films. In the following years, Akkineni appeared in box-office hit films such as President Gari Pellam, Gharana Bullodu Click to look into! >> Read More... , Varasudu and Allari Alludu. 
In the year 1994, Akkineni was starred in a Hindi-Telugu bilingual film, Criminal, helmed by Mahesh Bhatt Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt created a niche for himself >> Read More... . For the first time, he acted in a comedy film entitled Hello Brother Click to look into! >> Read More... . This film was remade in Hindi entitled Judwaa and was also dubbed in Tamil. By the year 1996, he was starred and produced Krishna Vamsi’s Ninne Pelladata; a film that achieved the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu. In 1997, he acted in a devotional biographical film Annamayya, from which he bagged the Filmfare Award for the Best Actor, Nandi Award and the National Award for Special Mention. Then he donned the films Nuvvu Vastavani, Azad and Ninne Premistha in the year 2000. 
Akkineni was also starred in romantic comedy films like Santosham, Shivamani, and Manmadhudu. He produced the Telugu film Satyam in the year 2003, which starred Sumanth, his nephew. In the following year, he acted in Nennanu and the box-office hit film, Mass, which he also produced under his own banner, Annapurna Studios. In 2005, he acted and produced the Telugu heist film, Super, along with Ayesha Takia Ayesha is a Bollywood film actress, born on 10th A >> Read More... , Sonu Sood Sonu Sood is a famous Indian Cinema actor, model w >> Read More... , and Anushka Shetty Anushka Shetty is the popular South Indian star wh >> Read More... . He was starred in the 2006 blockbuster biographical film, Sri Ramadasu Click to look into! >> Read More... . In this film, he earned the Nandi Award for Best Actor. In 2007, Akkineni acted in Raghava Lawrence’s Don, following with the action comedy thriller film, King in 2008. 
By the year 2010, he was seen in films like Kedi and Ragada. He was also starred in the thriller film, Gaganam. He also donned the historical box-office film, Rajanna in 2011, where he earned the CineMAA Awards for Special Jury and the South Indian International Movie Awards for Special Appreciation. He was seen in Damarukam and Shirdi Sai A man in a simple costume visits Shirdi town. When >> Read More... in 2012. He also donned Greekuveerudu along with Nayantara and Bhai, opposite Richa Gandhopadhyay. 
In the year 2014, the talented actor was seen in Vikram Kumar’s blockbuster Telugu drama film, Manam. This film was produced by Akkineni Family under the banner of Annapurna Studios. The film won the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu. He earned the Special Jury Awards for Best Actor at the 5th TSR TV9 National Film Awards and the Best Outstanding Actor at the 11th CineMAA Awards. 
He made his debut in the small screen as a TV producer in the drama soap, Yuva in 2009. He is also one of the major shareholders of the Telugu TV channel, MAA TV. He became an anchor for KBC – Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu and won the Entertainment Leader Award from the TV 5 Business Leaders Awards ceremony. Akkineni is one of the owners of the Mumbai Masters of the Indian Badminton League and the Mahi Racing Team India. He is also the endorser of Kalyan Jewellers in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Akkineni Nagarjuna Family Tree (Infographic Family Tree)


Born: 15 June 1988

Age Now 36

Karuna Bhushan - (TV-Actress)

Born: 15 June 1929

Lived For 74 Years

Suraiya - (Movie Actress)

Born: 15 June 1974

Lived For 39 Years

Chakri - (Music Director)

Born: 15 June 1975

Age Now 49

Koratala Siva - (Director)

Born: 15 June 1995

Age Now 29

Akshay Poolla - (Writer)


Born: 14 June 1968

Age Now 56

Lagadapati Sridhar - (Producer)