Surviving in the film industry is no easy task. You might think it gets a little easier for those who carry a famous surname, but it's not always that easy. Here is a list of Tollywood actors, who could not achieve success despite having a famous family name.
Sumanth has the Akkineni family tag, and yet he has been able to mark his presence in the industry. He is one of the eldest grandchildren of Akkineni Nageshwara Rao (ANR) and has been trying his luck in the industry for quite some time. He doesn’t have any blockbuster movies to name for himself. Most of his movies were average at the box office. Although he has some critically acclaimed movies like, “Godavari,” and “Golconda High School,” he did succeed at achieving fandom.
Tarun is the son of the famous actress Roja Ramani Roja Ramani is a south Indian actress who has acte >> Read More... . He got his start in acting when he was young. He acted in multiple roles as a child actor. As he grew up, he got various opportunities to act. There was a time when he had multiple hits like, “ Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Click to look into! >> Read More... ,” and “ Sasirekha Parinayam Sasirekha Parinayam is a soap opera on MAA TV that >> Read More... ,” but slowly he fell out. Due to his inconsistency, his talent could not translate into stardom.
Tarak Ratna is the grandson of N.T. Rama Rao. He came into the industry with the Nandamuri family tag, but could not establish himself. He acted in many films, but nothing that got him immense success.
As a child, he got to act in his father, Mohan Babu He is an actor, a producer, educationalist, former >> Read More... ’s movies. He got appreciated for a few roles he played as an adult. Most of his films were average grossers at the box office. He failed to make an impression on the audience despite carrying his father’s name.
Another son of the actor Mohan Babu and the elder brother of Manchu Manoj. He has a few commercially successful movies, “ Dhee Dhee is an Indian dance reality TV show aired on E >> Read More... ,” “Denikaina Ready,” and “Doosukeltha.” Despite the Manchu family tag and a few hit films, he has yet to establish himself as one of the industry's top heroes.
Kalyan Ram carries the famous Nandamuri tag and yet could not establish himself as a top hero. He has been appreciated for his acting skills and a few of his movies have been successful. Compared to his step-brother Jr. NTR, he has not been able to achieve as much success. Although he has interests in the production side as well, he still acts sometimes. Some of his films are, “Pataas,” “MLA,” “Ism.”
Carrying the Akkineni tag, Sushanth managed to bag a few roles, but is yet to make a proper mark in the industry. His first few did not succeed as well. But his movie, “ Chi La Sow Click to look into! >> Read More... ” got some traction. He was praised for his selection and acting. Later he got an opportunity to act alongside Allu Arjun The actor was born to producer Allu Arvind and Nir >> Read More... in “Ala Vaikuntapuram Lo.” He is slowly gaining some popularity.
Born to famous film director Ravi Raja Pinisetty Ravi Raja Pinisetty is a famous Telugu film direct >> Read More... , Aadhi is still struggling to make a name in the Tollywood industry. He also starred in multiple Tamil films. He was appreciated for his roles in movies like “ Ninnu Kori Click to look into! >> Read More... ,” “ Sarrainodu Click to look into! >> Read More... ,” and “ Rangasthalam Rangasthalam is a dance reality show that airs on >> Read More... ,” but these movies still could not establish him as a lead hero.
Naresh is the son of a famous Telugu director and producer E.V.V. Satyanarayana. He initially played comic roles and was critically acclaimed for his roles. He continued playing small budget movies with a comic backdrop. Not many of his movies were extreme blockbusters. He has done quite a few movies, but not many that make him a popular hero.
He is the nephew of renowned filmmakers Chota K. Naidu and Shyam K. Naidu. His first few movies caught attention and with “ Venkatadri Express Click to look into! >> Read More... ,” he managed to make a name for himself. But ever since, he has not been able to make much success in the industry.
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