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Name: Akkineni Nagarjuna
Nick name: Nag
Born: August 29, 1959 (12:27)
Birth Place: Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Nationality: Indian
Religion: Hindu

Education
Schooling: Hyderabad Public School
Intermediate: Little flower school, Abids, Hyderabad
B.E (Mechanical) : Guindy Engg. College, Madras
MS (Automobile) : University of Michigan, USA

Family
Father: Sri.Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR)
Mother: Smt. Annapoorna
First Marriage: Lakshmi (18 February 1984)
Second Marriage: Amala (11 June 1992)
Sons: Naga Chaitanya (Born on 23 November 1986-Mother-Lakshmi-Birth Place-Hyderabad), Akhil (Born on 8 April, 1994-Mother-Amala-Birth Place-San Jose,USA)

Other Family Members
Mr.Venkat Akkineni (brother) Ms.Satyavathi (Sister) Mr.Yarlagadda surendra (Bava) Mr.Sumanth (Nephew, Premakadha fame) Ms.Supriya (Niece, Akkada ammayi-Ikkada abbai fame) Mr.Chalasani Ramesh (Bava)

Mother tongue:Telugu

Address:
Plot No.959-A. Road No.48, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033
First Shooting: Sep 20, 1985 at Annapurna Studios
Debut Movie: Vikram, 23rd May 1986
Fast Facts: • First film Vikram released on 23-05-1986
• Child artist in Sudigundaalu
• Sang a song in Sitaramaraju - Vinudu Vinudu Ee cigarette


Akkineni Nagarjuna Born August 29, 1959 in Chennai, India), often known as Nagarjuna, is a popular Telugu Cinema actor and a successful producer. He is the son of veteran actor, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who was an actor in the 60's and 70's.
Nagarjuna was born to Telugu cinema star Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Annapurna Akkineni. Nagarjuna did his schooling at Hyderabad Public School and later went to Little Flower Junior College to do his intermediate.
After that, he went on to do mechanical engineering in the highly-reputed College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai(also called as Anna University). He later attended the University of Michigan, Anne Arbor, where he got a masters degree in Automobile engineering.
He has two sons, Naga Chaitanya, and Akhil Akkineni(featured in Sisindri).


His first movie Vikram released on May 23, 1986 was a remake of the Hindi film Hero. After acting in four films, he acted in Majnu as a tragedy hero; similar roles were known to be his father's forte. He acted with his father in the movie Collectorgari Abbayi. His first big hit was Akhari Poraatam co-starring Sridevi that ran for 100 days in 12 centers. Geethanjali a love story directed by Maniratnam followed by Shiva an action film directed by Ram Gopal Varma were highly successful and established him as one of the top heroes. He was known for encouraging new directors such as Ram Gopal Varma by giving them a chance to make movies with him. He also made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake of Shiva. Movies such as President Gari Pellam and Hello Brother gave him the status of a mass hero. After that, Ninne Pelladutha directed by Krishna Vamsi followed and was a huge hit. Later,
he took up the challenge of portraying Annamacharya, the legendary singer/poet of medieval times in the movie Annamayya It ran for 100 days in 42 centers and is one of the biggest hits in Tollywood. He won the National Award for this role in Special Jury. He is the only actor in Tollywood to receive this award.

In 2004, Nagarjuna had two releases, Nenunnanu and Mass, both which went on to become super hits. In 2005, Nagarjuna had one release, Super. Super didn't reach upto the exceptations. In 2006, Nagarjuna had two releases, Sri Ramadasu, a period film based on the life of great saint-composer Ramadasu, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, and Boss, I Love You. Sri Ramadasu was a big hit at box office however Boss, I Love You was a flop. His next project is Don, which is directed by Raghava Lawrence. After the Don he worked in a multistarrer movie with Manchu Vishnuvardhan babu in Krishnarjuna in the direction of P.Vasu. It didn't do well at Box-Office. Now, he is working in "King", Sreenu Vytla is the Director and Cute looking Trisha is the heroine. It was rumored that Nagarjuna is going to do a film "Power" in Lawrence Direction where Nag's close friend and Bollywood turned Tollywood Heroine Tabu is doing a cameo role.


Trivia
* He revived his father’s production Annapurna Studios which has become one of the most successful production companies of recent times in Tollywood.
* Nagarjuna never hesitates to experiment when he produces films.He gave a chance to a newcomer who had no prior experience in movies to direct him. The newcomer didn't disappoint him and went on to become one of the finest directors of Indian film industry. The director is none other than RamGopal Verma. Nag is also known for his swiftness in decision making. He agreed to work with Krishna Vamsi(director) after seeing 10-minute-rushes of the director's film Gulabi. His decision proved to be bang on target as they made the blockbuster movie Ninne Pelladutha.
* Nagarjuna never works after 6pm. If there is night shoot, he has to be informed 4 days earlier.
* Nag is not very keen on acting in Tamil films despite the fact that he has a huge fan following in Tamilnadu.His films like Geethanjali and Shiva had seen excellent runs in Tamil nadu. His re-entry in Tamil however was marred by the listless movie,Ratchagan. Nag however got raving reviews for his performance in Ratchagan and obviously the screenplay/story of the movie was a letdown.
* He also own's a major share in MAA TV.

Awards

* Vamsi Berkley Award-Vikram-1986
* Bharathamuni-Geetanjali-1989
* Andhrapradesh Cinegoers Award-Geetanjali-1989
* Vamsi Berkley Award-Shiva-1989
* Cinema Express Award-Shiva-1989
* Film Fare Award-Shiva-1989
* Akruthi Film Award-Ninne Pelladutha-1996
* Bangaru Nandi- Andhra Pradesh State Government
* Award-Annamayya-1997
* Bharathamuni Award-Annamayya-1997
* Screen Videocon Award-Annamayya-1997
* National Award- Central Government Special Jury Award-Annamayya-1997
* Andhra Pradesh Film Journalists Association Award-Azad-2000
* Bngaru Nandi- Andhra Pradesh State Government Award (Sharing with Sri.Chiranjeevi)-Santosham & Manmadhudu-2002
* MAA TV Cinema Award for Most Successful Hero of the Year-Santosham & Manmadhudu-2002

FILMOGRAPHY

2008
King
Krishnarjuna Lord Krishna

2007
Don

2006
Boss - I Love You Gopal Krishna
Sri Ramadasu Gopanna/Sri Ramadasu

2005
Super Akhil Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu)

2004
Mass Ganesh
Nenunnanu Venu

2003
LOC Kargil Maj. Padmapani Acharya,
2 Rajputana Rifles
Shivamani 9848022338 Shivamani

2002
Manmadhudu Abhiram
Agni Varsha Yavakri
Santosham Karthikeya aka Karthik Winner, Nandi Award for Best Actor

2001
Snehamante Idera Aravind
Akasa Veedhilo Chandu
Bava Nachadu Ajay
Eduruleni Manishi Surya Murthy/Satya Murthy

2000
Azad Azad
Ninne Premista Srinivas
Nuvvu Vastavani Chinni

1999
Ravoyi Chandamama Sashi
Seetaramaraju Ramaraju

1998
Zakhm Raman Desai
Chandralekha Seeta Rama Rao
Auto Driver Jagan
Aavida Maa Aavide Vikranth
Angaarey Raja

1997
Ratchagan Ajay
Annamayya Annamayya Winner, Nandi Award for Best Actor
Winner, National Film Award for Special Jury

1996
Ninne Pelladutha Seenu
Mr. Bechara Ajay
Ramudochhadu Ram
Vajram Chakri

1995
Criminal Ajay Kumar
Gharana Bullodu Raju
Sisindri

1994
CriminalAjay Kumar
Hello Brother Deva/Ravi Varma
Govinda Govinda

1993
Allari Alludu Kalyan
Varasudu Vinay
Rakshana Bose

1992
President Gari Pellam
Drohi Raghav/Shekhar Hindi
Antham Raghav
Kudha Gawah Insp. Raja Mirza

1991
Killer Eeshwar
Jaitrayatra
Santhi Kranthi
Chaitanya Chaitanya
Nirnayam Vamsi Krishna

1990
Shiva Shiva Hindi
Iddaru Iddare
Neti Siddhaartha
Prema Yuddham

1989
Shiva Shiva Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu)
Agni
Geethanjali Prakash
Vicky Daada Vikram
Vijay

1988
Janaki Ramudu
Murali Krishnudu Murali Krishna
Chinna Babu
Aakhari Poratam Vihari

1987
Kirayi Dada
Agni Putrudu
Collector Gari Abbai
Sankeertana
Majnu
Aranyakanda

1986
Captain Nagarjuna
Vikram Vikram



As Producer

* Super (2005) (producer)
* Mass (2004) (producer)
* Satyam (2003) (producer)
* Manmadhudu (2002) (producer)
* Yuvakudu (2000) (producer)
* Prema Katha (1999) (producer)
* Ninne Pelladatha (1996) (producer)
* Sisindri (1995) (producer)
* Shri Ranganeethulu (1983) (producer)
* Premaabhishekam (1981) (producer)

 
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