Anumolu Sushanth popularly known as Sushanth comes from a royal lineage when it comes to the film industry. He is best recognised through his work in Telugu films. The young, talented actor is the grandson of none other than the classic actor
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
and nephew of another equally renowned actor and superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna.
His cousins Sumanth,
, Akkineni Akhil, are actors as well and A.V
, his paternal grandfather, also belongs to the film industry. He is a producer who produces movies under the banner Prasad Art Pictures. Actor Sushanth has been born and brought up in Hyderabad. He was a student of Hyderabad Public School and Gautami Junior College. He did his studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He also worked as an electrical engineer at United Technologies before becoming an actor.
Before entering the industry and despite being from an extremely influential and pivotal family, he completed his training as an actor at Kreating Charakters Training School with his cousin Naga Chaitanya in Mumbai. He started in the Telugu film industry in 2008 with the movie Kalidasu in which he was paired opposite another very famous actress, Tamannaah. The film was produced under the banner Sri Nag Production and was filmed at Annapurna Studios. The film even had a debutant director, G. Ravicharan Reddy.
The film proved to be a success at the box office giving Sushanth a good start. Sushanth played the role of the son of an honest police officer who gets killed by an opposing rebel group. The next year, he was part of a big hit, Current, which again had a debutant director. Sushanth received a lot of praise and appreciation for his fighting as well as dancing skills for both the films. His recent film Adda didn’t do as well as his previous films, but he sure earned praises for the same. This sparkling gem has a long way to go in the industry!