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, 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 in the year 1992. His son, Naga Chaitanya 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. After a year, he was featured in the blockbuster Telugu action film, Aakhari Poratam, where he was paired with Suhasini and Sridevi. Later, Akkineni was starred in another K. Raghavendra Rao’s Telugu film entitled Janaki Ramudu, together with Vijayashanti in the lead role.

He was starred in Mani Ratnam’s romance film, Geethanjali in the year 1989, opposite Girija Shettar. 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. 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, Varasudu and Allari Alludu.

In the year 1994, Akkineni was starred in a Hindi-Telugu bilingual film, Criminal, helmed by Mahesh Bhatt. For the first time, he acted in a comedy film entitled Hello Brother. 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, Sonu Sood, and Anushka Shetty. He was starred in the 2006 blockbuster biographical film, Sri Ramadasu. 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 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.
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Nandamuri Harikrishna

Nandamuri Harikrishna, born into the prestigious clan of the ‘Nandamuri’ actors is known for being a popular telugu actor as well as a politician. Although the movies that he’s acted in aren’t too many, the few of them are remembered for his assertive and powerful characters. Seethaiah (a successful movie in which Harikrishna plays a police officer) and Seetha Rama Raju (co-starring Nagarjuna), for instance are two movies that he will be remembered for.Born to the demi god Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, the actor and politician, Harikrishna’s path was pretty much laid out right from the birth as an actor and a politician. And he played both the roles, as a politician and as an actor really well, living up to the family name.Nandamuri Harikrishna appeared in films as a child artist in Sri Krishnavataram and Daana Veera Sura Karna ( apopular film of Sr.Ntr in which he plays a whole of four roles). After that, he did not really show that much inclination towards movies and stayed away from the world of show biz for a while until he got back to playing some intense characters in films like Seethayya and  Lahiri Lahiri Lahiri Lo in the early 2000’s.As a politician, he was a candidate of Telugu Desam Party (founded by his father, Sr.Ntr) for Rajya Sabha in the year 2008. He is married twice and has two actor sons, Kalyan Ram and Jr.Ntr both of which are famous actors of the day. Among all the gems that were a part of the Nandamuri hierarchy, Harikrishna is undoubtedly one.

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Siddharth Varma

Siddharth Varma is a Tollywood actor, lives in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The guy is very active on Facebook and Twitter. His Twitter handle is @siddardvarma. Varma loves acting that his personal interest column on Facebook states that “Acting.. acting acting.” Siddharth Varma, made his debut with 3G Love, directed by Govardhan Krishna. A top news journal gave the movie a rating of 2.5 stars with a total run time of 2 hours and 35 minutes. The story depicted the love between two college teenagers with some sexist jokes and innuendos. The movie mainly dealt with teenage lovers, their way of handling heartbreaks and infatuations, how they master and overcoming betrayals. He became famous for his movie Amma Nanna Oorelithe in 2014 as an actor. His third movie was Nenu Naa Friends, directed by G.S. Rao, also released in 2014 only. On January 1, 2016, the 24-year-old released his new film released naming “‎Abbayitho Ammayi‬”. The movie was directed by Ramesh Verma. The movie is based on a guy who tries to win back the love of his woman, after many complications and heartbreak. In this movie, Siddharth Varma is paired up with Naga Shourya. A leading newspaper reviewed the movie with three stars out of 5. This picture has received good feedback from the youth of South India because of the storyline and music. Hope Siddharth Varma, keeps on getting such good films and may his name gets in the list of famous Tollywood actors with much appreciation because of his talent and acting skills.

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