Nagarjuna also known as Akkineni Nagarjuna is a popular Telugu actor born in Chennai on 29th August, 1959. He comes from a Tollywood family background- son of veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Annapurna. His father was a respected actor and have done multiple films.
He completed his engineering and had also studies M.S in Automobile engineering from Michigan University. He has been married twice, first married to Lakshmi Daggubati however the couple divorced in 1990. Later he married Amala Akkineni. He is a father of two sons, Naga Chaitanya from his first wife Lakshmi and Akhil Akkineni from his second wife.
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The actor has worked in about 90 films till date. Besides Telugu, he had also acted in Hindi and Tamil films. He started his career as a child artist in a Telugu film Sudigudalu. His first movie ” Vikram”which came in 1989 was a remake of the Hindi film Hero. His first blockbuster film was Akhari Poraatam with Sridevi followed by Geethanjali by Moniratnam and Ram Gopal Verma’s Shiva established him as one of the top heroes. Nagarjuna also won the best actor Filmfare award for his role in Shiva which later came as a debut in Bollywood.
From 1991 onwards he started acting in action movies and few of his movies from that time are Nimayan, Killer and Chaithanya. His appearance in Mahesh Bhatt’s movie criminal in 1994 was much appreciated. In 1996, Nagarjuna produced and acted in Ninne Pelladatha won the best film at Filmfare. He won his first Nandi award as well as Best Actor along with National Film Awards for his performance in Annamcharya.
Apart from his tollywood career he also made a television debut as a producer in the serial Yuva. He won one national film awards, two film fare awards and nine state Nandi awards in his entire film career. In 2013, he represented South Indian Cinema at Delhi on the occasion of 100 years on Indian Cinema celebration. He is also the owner of Mumbai Masters in the Indian Badminton League. In 2010 he starred in a animated tutorial for HIV/AIDS created by Teach AIDS.
Unknown Facts about Nagarjuna:
- Nagarjuna is a owner of several restaurants in India as well as abroad and quite often visits them
- He is one of the major shareholders of Maa TV- an Indian television channel.
- Telegu version of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, named as “Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu” was hosted by Nagarjuna.
- He along with his wife are the co-founders of non- government organization , Blue Cross of Hyderabad. It works for the welfare of the animals.
- He is a close friend of Indian business tycoon Anil Ambani.
- Nagarjuna is planning to invest in national level power project in Hyderabad by teaming up with Sharukh Khan.
Latest News about Nagarjuna:
- Nagarjuna recently casted in a Telugu devotional drama “Om Namo Venkatesaya” where he had played as 18th century devotee of lord – Baba Hathiram and he said he is blessed to have this role.
- Nagarjuna sharing a family photo where Samantha and his son Naga Chaitanya engagement was made official.
- Nagarjuna along with Sachin, Chiranjeevi and Allu Arvind formed a consortium and have invested in Bengaluru Blasters.