Akkineni Nagarjuna is an actor, producer, and television presenter who and acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead. He also did several supporting and cameo roles, and has acted in Hindi Tamil films too. King Nagarjuna has received nine Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards, his first production in 1996, Ninne Pelladata, got the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.
Known for his different and versatile roles that he had played in his carrier like Annamacharya in the film Annamayya, Ramadasu in the film Sri Ramadasu and Sai Baba in the film Shirdi Sai and Hathiram Bavaji in Om Namo Venkatesaya.
He is the co-owner of the prestigious Annapurna Studios and the banner along with his brother.
Akkineni Nagarjuna was born on 29 August 1959 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to the legendary Akkineni Nageshwara Rao and Annapoorna Akkineni, whom later settled in Hyderabad. He did his Engineering in USA.
Nagarjuna’s first marriage was with Lakshmi, the Daughter of Rama Naidu the owner of Suresh Productions and sister of Victory Venkatesh, Naga Chaitnanya is their son, the marriage did not long last and they split. He got married to Actress Amala and Akhil Akkineni is their son.
Nagarjuna began acting as a child artist in the Telugu film Sudigundalu which starred his father Nageswara Rao. He made his debut as a hero in 1986 with Vikram, which was a remake of the Hindi film Hero. The film went on to be a big hit.
Akkineni Nagarjuna has several hits to his credit like Majnu, Aaakari Poratam, Janaki Ramudu, Sankeertana, Geethanjali but the film that changed his graph completely and put him in the main league was Siva which came in 1990 directed by Ram Gopal Verma. In Fact, this film changed how films were made in Telugu Industry, such was the impact of the movie.
Right after shiva he had continuous flops like Prema Yudham, Iddaru Iddare, Killer, Neti Siddarhtha and Chaitanya which slowed down his carrier, his carrier got back to success track with the block buster Hit ‘Rakshana’.
Known for this ultra-handsome looks, he starred his romantic comedy films like Manmadhudu which his fans fondly call him, which is very apt as even at the age of 60 he looks like a 35-40-year-old and still giving tough competition to younger heroes.
Nagarjuna debuted on the small screen with ‘Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu’ which was the Telugu version of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ which was a huge hit and gained great TRP’s.
Nagarjuna is currently acting in Raju Gari Gadhi 2 as a lead and his first look is being released today on his birthday, directed by Omkar who also directed the first part which a huge success, the film also stars Samantha who will be the daughter in law of Nagarjuna very soon getting married to his elder son ‘Naga Chaitanya’.
CineFocuz wishes King Nagarjuna a very happy birthday and all the success for his next and future films and the luck in his life.