10 Film Families Who Shaped The Telugu Industry

10 Film Families Who Shaped The Telugu Industry Telugu Article

Film industries across the country have flourished over the years due to the consistent efforts of a few artists back in those days. The industry grew along with them, so did their stardom. So, when it was time for them to step back and let the newer generation take their place, they sent their kids who had an apt for acting and whom they believed would make their legacy timeless.

Chiranjeevi Family:

Known as Megastar ‘Chiranjeevi’, he paved the way for action, drama and romantic stories back in the 90’s and he secured his place in the industry and helped his family achieve the same. People who come from his family are ' Nagendra Babu', ‘ Pawan Kalyan’, ‘ Allu Arjun’, ‘ Sai Dharam Tej’, ‘ Varun Tej’, ‘ Ram Charan’ and maybe some more in the near future.


Manchu Family:

A family lead by ‘ Mohan Babu’, who acted mostly in police and family roles and heralded the debut of his family in the industry as well, who not only lifted and preserved his legacy, but also made a reputation of their own. Some people hailing from this family are 'Manoj Manchu', ‘Manchu Vishnu’, and ' Lakshmi Manchu'.


Akkineni Family:

Next up is a family who has been in the industry since its inception. Led by ' Akkineni Nageswara Rao', he made his impact strong enough for the generation from the early 80’s to late 90’s and who played an anchor role in seperating the Telugu industry from the then Madras Industry. He also ushered in his family and allowed them to recreate the magic he once did on the big screen. His family includes ‘ Akkineni Nagarjuna’, ' Naga Chaitanya', ' Akhil Akkineni', and ‘ Amala Akkineni’.


Ghattamaneni Family:

A family which co-existed with the Akkineni family and were renowned as great artists over the years as time flew by. Known for their class, they established themselves as one of the best film families in the industry. The family consists of ‘ Mahesh Babu’, ‘ Namrata Shirodkar’, ' Gautham Krishna', ' Naresh' and quite a few other people.


Nandamuri Family:

A family full of acting prodigies. You might find that fact quite amusing, but trust me, it ain’t. Every person who entered the industry bearing that surname has shaped the industry trends and delivered entertainment and joy to audiences of that generation which helped create the most influential and powerful family in the Telugu Industry. It was first initiated by 'N. T. Rama Rao'. His legacy consists of ‘Jr. Ntr’, ‘ Nandamuri Balakrishna’, ‘ Nandamuri Kalyan Ram’,' Taraka Ratna', etc.


' Sai Kumar' Family:

Known to everyone as a very famous dubbing artist with a serious face tailored for roles which involve grim expressions and sequences. He has made quite an impact, if not significant, and after commanding such respect and stardom, helped his son 'Aadi Pudipeddi' make his debut in the industry and supported him at every bend in the road.


Uppalapati Family:

A family known for having tall people as actors and has ‘ Krishnam Raju’ and ‘ Prabhas’ at the helm of the family and even though they don’t have any other people to look forward to, their works suffice the need for another star from the family.


Bhanu Priya:

We finally get to see a film family carried on by a woman. 'Bhanu Priya', known for her iconic expressions and dance skills, made her name in the industry, she intrduced her family to the entertainment industry and they made their debut and even though their works aren’t significant, they sure did make an impact in shaping the modern movie world.


Haasan Family:

An honorable mention to this family, even though their footprint in minimal, they sure did introduce family content for the crowds of that generation to enjoy and respect. Led by ‘ Kamal Haasan’, who rose to immense prominence in the Tamil Industry and helped his daughters ‘ Shruti Haasan’ and ‘ Akshara Haasan’ successfully debut in movies.


Rajinikanth Family:

Last on our list is the thalaivar of the Tamil Industry, the revered ‘Rajinikanth’. No matter wherever you go, you will find people recognising him, which is why he is also called a Global Superstar. Came from humble beginnings, he rose to extraordinary fame and stardom and when their children expressed interest to pursue production and direction, he gladly helped them and supported them all along the way. His family boasts people like 'Soundarya R Ashwin', ' Aishwarya R Dhanush', ‘ Dhanush’, etc.