Rajiv Kanakala is a south Indian actor and mostly seen in Telugu industry. He started his career through tv serials and short films. He is also a producer and director. He is the son of Devadas Kanakala who is the popular person in Telugu industry and he has an acting institute. From that institute, only 95% south Indian artists are got trained. And Devadas Kanakala is also an actor. Rajeev Kanakala’s mother is Laksmi Devi. Now she is maintaining institute. he got married to Suma Kanakala and she was a popular artist and anchor in the Telugu tv industry. She is a Malayali, but she can speak fluent Telugu. He has 2 children: Roshan Kanakala and Manaswini Kanakala. He has one sister and her name is Srilakshmi and she is also an actress. He started his career in TV serials like Rajashekara charithra, Ruthuragalu, Kasthuri, Shanthi Nivasam, and etc. he got fame into Ruthuragalu and Kasthuri serials. And after that, he entered into movies and his first film was Rambantu in 1995 but he got fame into student no.1 movie. He is an all-rounder. He acted almost in all types of roles like a hero, villain, son, and etc. Jr. NTR is his best friend in the industry. He acted almost more than 50 films. Now he is working in movies. He completed his B.A and M.A in theatre arts.

Serials: Rajashekara Charithra, Ruthuragalu, Kasthuri, Shanthi Nivasam, and etc.

Movies: Rambantu, student no.1, Race Gurram, a film by Aravindh, Dhonga Dhongadi, Black and White, Swami, Nine Ishtapaddanu, Vikramarkudu, and etc.

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Rajiv Kanakala is an Indian actor, director, and producer in Telugu movies and Television. He was born in Telangana, Hyderabad, India. He is the son of a veteran actor of Telugu cinema and popularly known as the acting guru, Devadas Kanakala, and Laxmidevi Kanakala, who is the principal of acting school started by her husband. He initiated his career producing short films in Telugu and also appearing on television. He got his first break in 1995 when he was offered the role of Satyanarayan's son in the movie Rambantu.

Two years later, he acted in the movie, Peddannayya in which he had a role of Balakrishnan's friend. The next movie released was “ Aaha”, in 1998 in which he had a very short role. The next film, “Student no. 1” was a super hit in which his character name was Satya. He earned a lot of fame and success by this film. The next film, ”Aaddi” was a blockbuster which earned around 300 million rupees. Rajiv played the evil character of Nagi Reddy in the movie and his acting was much appreciated. His next film, Nuvve Nuvve was awarded two Nandi awards and was it got dubbed into Malayalam. In the film, Ishtapaddanu, he played the character of Boney.

In the year 2004, he did four movies, Swamy, Adavi Ramudu, and Donga Dongadi and Sye. He played a role of Rugby coach in the film, Sye alongside acting with Nithiin and Genelia D' Souza. His next movie, Athadu became the highest grossing movies in Telugu cinema in which he acted Pardhasaradhi a.k.a Pardhu. Rajiv got the lead role in the movie, A Film by Aravind in which he played Aravind's role. He played the role of a rowdy inspector in the film, Chinnodu. Afterward, he gave some hits like Vokramarkudu, Lakshmi, Vishaka Express, Hare Ram, Athidhi, Black & White, Chintakayala Ravi, Race Gurram, Raju Gari and more.

Rajiv married Suma in the year 1999, who was a TV presenter and have hosted more than 50 shows. She also worked on Television in soap operas in the mid-1990's. She is also known for her wicked sense of humor. The couple has two children, a son, Roshan and a daughter, Manaswini. Rajiv and Suma started their production house in the year 2013 which produces TV shows and short films. Recently, Rajiv is also working on some Telugu films namely Okadundevadu, Nannau Prematho and Janatha Garage.