Tollywood Superstar Nagarjuna is celebrating his Birthday today on August 29th. Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on August 29, 1959 to actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni & Annapurna Akkineni, Tollywood King Nagarjuna celebrates his 53rd birthday today. On his special day of life, lets take a look on the life & journey of Nagarjuna.
Born on August 29, 1959 as Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao, Nagarjuna is an Indian film actor and producer who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema. Nagarjuna has acted in over 90 films as an actor in a lead role, including Bollywood and Tamil films. He has won 2 National Film Awards, 6 Nandi Awards and 3 Filmfare Awards South.
Nagarjuna attended the Hyderabad Public Schooland studied at Little Flower Junior College and B.E. from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. Nagarjuna completed M.S. in Automobile Engineering from Eastern Michigan University.
Nagarjuna acted as a child artist in the 1967 Telugu film Sudigundalu directed by Adurthi Subbarao. Nagarjuna made his debut as a lead actor through the 1986 Telugu film Vikram directed by V. Madhusudhana Rao. In 1988, he starred in Aakhari Poratam directed by K. Raghavendra Rao where he was paired opposite Sridevi and Suhasini.
In 1989, he was starred in the Maniratnam directed Romantic-drama, Geethanjali which became a major box-office success and was critically acclaimed. In the same year, Nagarjuna acted in an action blockbuster Siva directed by RGV. The film earned him his First Filmfare Best Actor Award. In 1990, he subsequently made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake of the same film titled Shiva.
Nagarjuna followed it up with action films like Killer, Chaithanya and Nirnayam. Other films which were released in the subsequent years include President Gari Pellam,Varasudu, Gharana Bullodu and Allari Alludu. In 1994 he starred in a Hindi-Telugu bilingual Criminal directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The same year he ventured into comedy for the first time with Hello Brother. It was later remade into Hindi as Judwaa and dubbed into Tamil.
In 1996, Nagarjuna starred and produced Ninne Pelladatha, which was directed by Krishna Vamsi. The movie fetched a National Award for him by winning his Second National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. In 1997, Nagarjuna acted in Annamayya & won his Third Filmfare Best Actor Award and his First Nandi Award for Best Actor.
His subsequent releases were Nuvvu Vastavani, Ninne Premistha and Azad. He starred in the romantic comedies such as Santhosham, Manmadhudu, and Shivamani as well. He then produced Satyam in 2003. In 2004, Nagarjuna had two releases—Nenunnanu and Mass. The latter was produced by Nagarjuna and directed by choreographer Lawrence Raghavendra. In 2005, Nagarjuna acted in and produced Super.
In 2006, he starred in Sri Ramadasu, his second period film based on the 18th-century Telugu composer of the same name. Nagarjuna received his Second Nandi Award for Best Actor for the film. In December 2007, he appeared in Don and a year later, he appeared in King alongside Trisha Krishnan and Srihari.
In the year 2010, he had releases such as Kedi and Ragada. His latest film Gaganam was released on 11 February 2011. Its Tamil version was titled Payanam. In 2011 Nagarjuna signed three movies in a row. They are Rajanna, Damarukam and Shirdi Sai. He recently signed Love Story which starts its shooting in June 2012.
Nagarjuna married to Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati in 1984 whom he divorced in 1990 & in 1992 he married to Amala Akkineni. The couple had two childrens – actors Naga Chaitanya Akkineni and Akhil Akkineni.
Nagarjuna owns the Production company, Annapurna Studios and is the president of the non-profit film school Annapurna International School of Film and Media based in Hyderabad. Nagarjuna is the brand ambassador for Kalyan Jewellers group in Andhra Pradesh.
Nagarjuna made his début as a television producer in 2009 with the serial Yuva. He is one of the shareholders of the television channel Maa TV.
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