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Akkineni Nagarjuna

Postby nahia on Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:18 am

Akkineni Nagarjuna (Telugu: అక్కినేని నాగార్జున) is an Indian film actor in Tollywood and Bollywood, and a producer in Telugu cinema.

Nagarjuna Akkineni Rao

Nagarjuna at Teach AIDS launch in 2010
Born August 29, 1959 (1959-08-29) (age 51)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh,India
Other names Yuva Samrat
Occupation Actor, Producer, Businessman
Years active 1986 - Present
Spouse Lakshmi Daggubati (1984-1990 divorced)
Amala (1992-present)
Children Naga Chaitanya Akkineni
Akhil Akkineni
Parents Nageswara Rao Akkineni (Father)
Annapurna Akkineni (Mother)


Early life

Nagarjuna was born on 29 August 1959 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni and Annapurna Akkineni. The family later moved to Hyderabad where he attended Hyderabad Public School, and studied his "Intermediate" from Little Flower Junior College and B.E. (Mechanical) from the College of Engineering, Anna University and the University of Michigan[citation needed]. Nagarjuna completed his M.S (Automobile Engineering) from the University Of Louisiana At Lafayette .



Nagarjuna acted in Sudigundalu as a child artist. The film Vikram was released on 24 May 1986. In 1989, he starred in Geethanjali, a love story directed by Maniratnam which was dubbed into Tamil. The film cemented his status as a star. In the same year, Nagarjuna acted in Shiva, an action film directed by Ram Gopal Varma which was hugely successful and has been described as a trendsetter in the Telugu film industry. The film earned him Filmfare Best Actor Award. He subsequently made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake of the same film Shiva. He followed it up with action films Killer and Nirnayam (1991 film) directed by Priyadarshan. President Gari Pellam was released in 1993. He followed with films, Varasudu, Gharana Bullodu, and Allari Alludu. Criminal (1994) was released as a bilingual. In 1994, he ventured into comedy for the first time with Hello Brother. It was later remade into Hindi as Judwaa. Hello Brother was also dubbed into Tamil. In 1996, Nagarjuna starred in & produced Ninne Pelladatha, which was directed by Krishna Vamsi. Later, Nagarjuna portrayed Annamacharya, the 15th-century Telugu singer and poet, in Annamayya (film) which won him his third Filmfare Best Actor Award and his first Nandi Award for Best Actor. In 2000, Nagarjuna starred in Nuvvu Vastavani. His subsequent films that year were Ninne Premistha and Azad (film). He starred in the romantic comedies Santhosham, Manmadhudu, and Shivamani as well.


He produced Satyam in 2003, starring his nephew Sumanth.

In 2004, Nagarjuna had two releases- Nennunnanu and Mass. The latter was produced by Nagarjuna and directed by choreographer Raghava Lawrence. In 2005, Nagarjuna acted in and produced Super. In 2006, Nag starred in Sri Ramadasu, his second period film based on the 18th-century Telugu composer of the same name. Nagarjuna received the Nandi Award for best actor. In December 2007 he appeared in Don. An year later, he appeared in King alongside Trisha Krishnan & Srihari. In February 2010, he appeared as Rummy in Kedi and in December 2010 he appeared in Ragada. His latest film Gaganam was released on February 11 2011. Its Tamil version was titled Payanam.

Philanthropic work

Nagarjuna, with his wife Amala, is the co-founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a non-government organization (NGO) in Hyderabad, India, which works towards the welfare of animals and preservation of animal rights. He is also involved in some of the welfare programs undertaken by the MAA TV association.

In 2010, he starred in an HIV/AIDS animated software tutorial created by TeachAIDS, a nonprofit founded at Stanford University.

Work in Bollywood and Tamil films


Nagarjuna has acted in various Hindi films such as Shiva (1989 film), Drohi (1992 film), Khuda Gawah (1992), Criminal (1994), Mr. Bechara (1996), Zakhm (1998), Angaarey (1998), Agni Varsha (2002) and LOC Kargil (2003). He has also acted in Tamil films like Ratchagan which was dubbed as Rakshakudu in Telugu. His Telugu films which were dubbed into Tamil are Shiva as Udhayam, Geetanajli as Idhayathai Thirudathae, Annamayya, Sisindri and Hello Brother. He fluently speaks Telugu, Tamil, English and Hindi.

Television production

Nagarjuna made his début as a television producer in 2007 with the serial Yuva. He is one of the shareholders of the television channel Maa TV.


National Film Award

* 1997 - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (Actor) Annamayya (film)

Nandi Awards - Andhra Pradesh State

* 1997 - Nandi Award for Best Actor for Annamayya (film)
* 1999 - Kansya (Bronze) Nandi Award for producing PremaKatha
* 2002 - Nandi Award for Best Actor Santhosham
* 2002 - Swarna (Gold) Nandi Award for producing Manmadhudu
* 2006 - Nandi Award for Best Actor Sri Ramadasu

Filmfare Awards South

* 1990 - Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for Shiva
* 1996 - Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) for Ninne Pelladatha
* 1997 - Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for Annamayya

Bharathamuni Awards

* 1989 - Best Actor for Geethanjali
* 1997 - Best Actor for Annamayya (film)

Vamsee Berkeley Awards

* 1986 - Best Actor for Vikram
* 1989 - Best Actor for Shiva

AP Cinegoers Awards

* 1989 - Best Actor for Geethanjali

Other awards

* 1989 - Cinema Express Award for Shiva
* 1996 - Akruthi Film Award for Ninne Pelladatha
* 1997 - Screen Videocon Award for Annamayya (film)
* 2000 - Andhra Pradesh Film Journalists Association Award for Azad (film)
* 2011- TSR Kala Ratna Award.



As actor

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Vikram Vikram Honoured with best debute actor
Captain Nagarjuna Nagarjuna
1987 Aranyakanda
Majnu Rajesh Hit
Sankeertana Musical Hit
Collector Gari Abbai Hit
Agni Putrudu Kalidaasu Hit
Kirai Dada Vijay
1988 Aakhari Poratam Vihari
Chinna Babu Chinnababu
Murali Krishnudu Murali Krishna
Janaki Ramudu Ramu Hit
1989 Vijay Vijay
Vicky Daada Vikram
Geethanjali Prakash Sensational Hit(National award winner for the best wholesome entertainer film in india)
Agni Pawan
Shiva Shiva Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu)
1990 Prema Yuddham Kalyan
Neti Siddhaartha Siddhaartha
Iddaru Iddare
1991 Nirnayam Vamsi Krishna
Chaithanya Chaitanya
Santhi Kranthi Kranti
Jaitrayatra Vijay
1992 Killer Eeshwar/Prem
Khuda Gawah Raja Mirza Hindi film
Antham Raghav
Drohi Raghav,
Shekhar Hindi film
President Gari Pellam Raja Hit
1993 Rakshana Bose
Varasudu (film 1993) Vinay Super Hit
Allari Alludu (film 1993) Kalyan Sensational Hit
Govinda Govinda Seenu
1994 Criminal Dr. Ajay Kumar Hindi film
Hello Brother Deva,
Ravi Varma Super Hit
1995 Sisindri Raja
Gharana Bullodu Raju Hit
1996 Ninne Pelladatha Seenu Also producer,
Winner, Filmfare Best Film Award
Mr. Bechara Ajay Hindi film
Vajram Chakri
Ramudochhadu Ram
1997 Ratchagan Ajay Tamil film
Rakshakudu Ajay
Annamayya Annamayya Winner, Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Actor)
Winner, Nandi Award for Best Actor
Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu)
1998 Zakhm Raman Desai Hindi film
Chandralekha Seeta Rama Rao
Angaarey Raja Lokhande Hindi film
Auto Driver Jagan
Aavida Maa Aavide Vikranth
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Sashi
Seetaramaraju Ramaraju
2000 Azad Chandra Sekhar Azad Hit
Ninne Premistha Srinivas Hit
Nuvvu Vastavani Chinni Krishna Industrial Hit
2001 Eduruleni Manishi Surya Murthy,
Satya Murthy
Akasa Veedhilo Chandu
Bava Nachadu Ajay
Adhipathi Jagan (Guest appearance)
Snehamante Idera Aravind
2002 Agni Varsha Yavakri Hindi film
Santosham Karthik Winner, Nandi Award for Best Actor
2003 Manmadhudu Abhiram Super Hit
LOC Kargil Maj. Padmaphani Acharya Hindi film
Shivamani 9848022338 Shivamani Hit
2004 Mass Mass (Ganesh) Super Hit
Nenunnanu Venu Hit
2005 Super Akhil
2006 Style Mass Cameo appearance
Sri Ramadasu Gopanna,
Sri Ramadasu Winner, Nandi Award for Best Actor
Boss - I Love You Gopal Krishna
2007 Don Suri
2008 Krishnarjuna Krishna
King Bottu Seenu/King/Sarath
2010 Kedi Ramesh (Rummy)
Thakita Thakita As himself Special appearance
Ragada Satya Reddy Sensational Hit(The Huge collection film in Nag's career)
2011 Gaganam / Payanam(Tamil) N.Raveendra/N.Raveendran Technically Brilliant
Rajanna Filming
Damarukham Filming
[edit] As producer
Year Film Notes
1979 Kalyani
1980 Pilla Zameendaaru
1981 Money Hai To Honey Hai
1983 Shri Ranganeethulu
1995 Sisindri
1996 Ninne Pelladatha
1998 Aaha
Sri Seetarama Kalyanam Chutamurarandi
1999 Prema Katha
2000 Yuvakudu
2002 Manmadhudu
2003 Satyam
2004 Mass
2005 Super
2011 Rajanna

Films dubbed in Hindi

Year Telugu Film Name Hindi Dubbed Name
2008 King King No.1
2007 Don Don No.1
2006 Boss - I Love You Ye Kaisa Karz
Sri Ramadasu Sri Ramadasu
2005 Super Robbery
2004 Mass Meri Jung...One man Army
Nenunnanu Vishwa...The Heman
2003 Shivamani 9848022338 Mai Balwan
2002 Santosham Pehli Nazar Ka Pehla Pyar
2001 Snehamante Idera Naya Jigar
Bava Nachadu Naya ghulam
Eduruleni Manishi Pandit: Ek Yodha
2000 Azad Aazad
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Sanam tere hain hum
1997 Annamayya Tirupathi sri balaji
1992 Antham Drohi
1990 Shiva Shiva
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Re: Akkineni Nagarjuna

Postby Rybashka on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:54 pm

Thank you for your post! Very interesting!
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