Siva Reddy or Shiva Reddy is a Telugu actor, comedian, and mimicry artist, who has worked in over a hundred Telugu films. He was born in the year 1972 in Ramagundam, Karimnagar in Telangana State, India. He was the 5th son in the family; his mother was a housewife, while his father works as a farmer. During school days, Siva used to perform and imitate his teachers and the school principal. He loved it when the audience appreciated his performance, which brings him closer to his passion. After his 10th class, he shifted to Chennai to perform in movies. However, everyone advised him to wait till he reaches the right age. Later on, he went to Warangal and bagged an opportunity to work in Doordarshan.

The late fork artist, Sri Sarangapani Garu, used to encourage Siva by bringing him in all his shows. This led him to perform extensively in Garu’s programs and eventually earned the respect of the people from Warangal District. When he met director Sana Yadi Reddy Born in Gullakota village, Telangana to Sana Gopai >> Read More... , Siva was asked to narrate some comedy anecdotes in front of him. He was impressed and gave Siva the opportunity to act in all his film ventures including the film Bachelors in 1999.

In the year 2001, Siva also acted in Ammayi Kosam, helmed by Muppalaneni Siva Siva is a very famous director in the Tollywood Fi >> Read More... . Later, he acted in films like Anandam (2001), Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (2003), Vasantham (2003), Athade Oka Sainyam (2004), Donga Dongadi (2004), Chekram (2005), Stalin (2006), Namo Venkatesa (2010), Jai BoloTelangana (2011), Vastadu Naa Raju (2011), Dookudu (2011), and many more.

Besides acting on the silver screen, Siva also got the chance to work on many television shows such as Jalsa, Chittam Chittam Praya Chittam, Koteswara Rao, Gharshana Dance Show, and Comedy Gang. Siva already earned several awards including the Vamsi-Berkely award for his performance in Athade Oka Sainyam; Bharathamuni Award for Ammayi Kosam; and many more.

Although Siva was not very popular as a film actor, he is striving to make a mark in the industry. He grew up mimicking people and dancing has been his passion; and now, he is making it big on stage. He loves to watch the movies of Rajendra Prasad Rajendra Prasad is a famous actor in Telugu. He is >> Read More... . He has been in the United States and performed in front of 8,000 people, who gave him a standing ovation. Siva also believes that his profession is helping him in making bonds with other people.

Shashank Telugu Actor

Shashank

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. Another version of this Bio... 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.

Previous

Sobhan Babu

Sobhan Babu was an actor who always sizzled on the screen with dual heroines, and he kept this trend to woo women audiences. His female fan following was legendary. Women, irrespective of their marital status would send him love letters or stand before his house to have a glimpse of him. He was counted among the top four Telugu stars of his time and shared laurels with N.T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao and Krishna. But he developed a different persona and was credited being style icon in those days for which he became an idol for female audiences. Such was Sobhan Babu’s appeal in those days that an entire generation looked up to the hero who redefined romance with two heroines with his smile. Even his personal life too made headlines. It is said that actress Jayalalithaa was in a relationship with this actor, but they never got married. He had a successful pairing with actresses like Vanishree (28 films) and Sharada (20 films). Later of course, Jayasudha appeared in as many as 31 films together with Shoban Babu. The actor had no easy stardom. His success was initially very slow, but later he became an ultimate romantic star to have featured in some successful films. He was responsible for giving many blockbuster movies that were a great boon to producers in those days. His first film was ‘Daiva Balam’in 1959 with N.T Rama Rao. After which he appeared in meatier roles in many films. However his solo film ‘Veerabhimanyu’(1965) was a super-duper hit. But even then he had to be content in appearing for a supporting role in many films. However, everything changed with the release of ‘Manushulu Marali', a film that ran for 25 weeks and had Sharada as a heroine. That is a reason Sharada was considered always a lucky heroine for him. His notable films include Jeevana Jyothi (1975), Sharada (1973) and Kaalam Maarindi (1972) for which he received state government award ( Nandi Award). Earlier too, he gave some memorable performances in Telugu cinema with movies such as Khaidi Baabayi, Karthika Deepam, Jeevana Jyothi and Soggadu, and he swept the Film Fare Awards Ceremony by winning best actor for four times. But after 1997, he chose a reclusive life away from media glare and public craze. He never attended any party or function. He even shifted his residence in Chennai for that. After quitting films, he shunned the media and photographers as he felt he did not want his fans to see him as an old man. He always wanted to remain as a young and romantic hero in their mind. He had a successful career for over three decades in Telugu cinema and even was a recipient of national (Rashtrapati Award) for his performance in ‘Bangaru Panjaram’( 1969). After quitting films, he took an interest in real estate business and pumped all his earnings. This made him grow as one of the wealthiest men. He died in his residence in Chennai on March 20, 2008. He had left worth Rs 4,000 crore assets behind him after his acquaintance in real estate business. Shoban Babu was born as Uppu Shobhana Chalapathi Rao in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh on January 14, 1937. He was married to Santha Kumar on May 15, 1958, and they had four children.

Next
Sobhan Babu Telugu Actor