BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: 21 Interesting Facts About “AKKINENI NAGARJUNA” That Most Of The Fans Still Unaware!

AP2TG Staff

Its a surprising for many of the telugu movie viewers that a man who acted in most romantic movies like “Manmadudu, Soggade chinni naayana,Ninne pelladtha” also impressed audience with his roles in devotional oriented movies like “Annamayya,Sri ramadasu,Shirdi sai“. The roles he played in “Shiva,Ragada,Rajanna,King,Mass, Shivamani” got appreciated by the lot of audience. His performance in Geethanjali,Nenunnanu,Hello brother, Criminal,Santhosham were also mesmerizing. His hatrick hits “oopiri,Soggade Chinni Naayana, Manam” created a records at box-office.

Yuva saamrat King Akkineni Nagarjuna who started his career as a son of the most veteran actor of telugu “Late Sri Akkineni Nagesawara Rao“, completed his 30 years of journey with telugu film industry. He made his debut through a telugu film “Vikram” directed by V.Madhusudhan. The movie was released on 23rd May, 1986. He acted in more than 90 movies till date.

Interesting facts:

1.He was born in “Chennai” and his actual name is “Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao”


2.He made his debut in telugu film industry with the movie “Sudigundaalu” star as a child artist. ANR acted in a lead role in that movie.


3. He is the higly educationally qualified actor of tollywood. He got his Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy. He completed Master of Sciences in Automobile Engineering from Eastern Michigan University.


4. He got married to Lakshmi Daggubati, daughter of Dr D.Ramanaidu in 1984. They got divorce in 1990. Later he married Amala. Naga Chaitanya is son of Lakshmi and Akhil is son of Amala.


5.He is the one to set the trend by using a cycle chain in the movie “Shiva” which was also dubbed in Hindi.


6.His film “Ninne pelladta” won the best telugu film award at “National Film Awards,1996.”


7.He also acted in several Bollywood films like “Khuda Gawah”, “Drohi” and “Criminal” and also in Tamil films like “Ratchagan” ,”Payanam” and “oopiri”.


8.He is the only one hero of tollywood to get maximum number of hits with debut director. Shiva,Santhosham,mass, soggade chinni naayana are some of his movies with debut directors.


9.He gave an industry hit with his dual role performance in “Hello Brother” at a time where  people are of opinion that dual role films won`t get a success.

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10.He was the only one hero after NTR and ANR to get hit with devotional oriented movies like “Annamayya,Sri Ramadasu, Shirdi sai”


11.He is the only hero of present era who can get a huge women following even with his role as a person who hates woman in “Manmadhudu”.

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12.His movie “Gaganam” is the only telugu movie which got a hit without having any mass dialogues,songs etc.

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13.He is the only hero who shared the screen with father and also with son through “manam” movie.


14.He had done the romantic role in “soggade chinni nayana” at the age of 57.


15.He is the producer of soap opera YUVA in 2009 through which he made his debut into telivision shows.


16.He is the only hero of tollywood to host a game show of telugu telivision channel “meelo evaru koteeshwarudu”. He was also honored with the Entertainment Leader Award (Television) for this show.


17.He appeared in a commercial ad of “Kalyan Jewellers” along with Big B Amithab Bachhan.


18.He is the co-owner of “Mumbai masters” of “Indian Badminton League” along with Sunil Gavaskar .


19.He is the co-founder of an NGO Blue Cross of Hyderabad.

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20.He is the only hero who can mesmerise audience with his role on wheel chair in “oopiri” movie.


21. He is running “Annapurna International School of Film and Media” (AISFM) located at Hyderabad.

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Wishing him a lot of success for his upcoming movies are “Missile” and “Agni Varsham”.