Nandamuri Balakrishna is celebrating his 55th birthday today (June 10th).He is an Indian film actor and politician, who works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the sixth son of Telugu matinee idol and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao.
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Balakrishna was born in Chennai (then Madras), Tamil Nadu to veteran Telugu actor and three-time former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and his wife Basava Tarakam. As the Telugu film industry was based in Madras at the time, he spent his entire childhood in Madras. During his adolescence, he moved to Hyderabad following the shifting of the Telugu film industry to that city. He earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Nizam College, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Balakrishna’s Political entry :
Ever since the Telugu Desam Party formation, Balakrishna always campaigned for it in every election but never entered the electoral battle. He contested in the 2014 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections on behalf of TDP and won the Hindupur Assembly Constituency seat with a reasonable majority.Hindupur, in Anantapur district, has been a TDP stronghold since 1983. It was once represented by NTR himself and later for a term by his elder son Nandamuri Harikrishna and Balakrishna will be the third from the family to represent State Assembly.
Balakrishna received two State Nandi Awards for best acting. His fans fondly call him as Balayya. His films include ‘Simha’, ‘Narasimha Naidu’,’Samara Simha Reddy’, ‘Bhairava Dweepam’, ‘Aditya 369′, ‘Rowdy Inspector’, ‘Lorry Driver’, ‘Mangamma gari Manavadu’, ‘Nari Nari Naduma Murari’. ‘Lion’, ‘Simha’, and ‘Legend’.
Best Actor – Narasimha Naidu (2001)
Best Actor – Simha (2010)
Filmfare Awards South
Best Actor – Telugu – Narasimha Naidu
Best Actor – Telugu – Simha
Best Actor – Telugu – Sri Rama Rajyam
CineMAA Award for Best Actor – Male – Simha (2010)
Santosham Film Awards
Best Actor – Pandurangadu
Santosham Best Actor Award – Simha
Best Actor – Sri Rama Rajyam
TSR-TV9 Film Awards
Best Actor Award for the year 2010 – Male – Simha
Best Actor Award for the year 2011 – Male – Sri Rama Rajyam
Award for Best Child Actor – Thathamma Kala
Samman Award – Highest taxpayer in the charge of Commissioner of Income Tax.
Bharata Muni award for Best Actor of the year 2009 – Pandurangadu
Bharata Muni award Best Actor of the year 2010 – Simha
Bharata Muni award Best Actor of the year 2011 – Sri Rama Rajyam
A.P. CINE Goers Association Best Actor Award – Narasimha Naidu
Chennakesava Reddy and Pandurangadu.
Akkineni Abhinaya Puraskaram for the year 2007
Once again we wish Nandamuri Balakrishna a very Happy Birthday