September 20, 2013

Vijay Kumar

Nagarjuna Biography


      Nagarjuna Akkineni (Born on 29 August 1959) is an Indian film actor and producer who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema. He has acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead, supporting and cameo roles, including Bollywood and Tamil films. He has won two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South. He received critical reception for his performance in Biographical films. He enacted the roles of 15th century composer Annamacharya in the 1997 film Annamayya, a 17th-century composer Kancherla Gopanna in the 2006 film Sri Ramadasu and Sai Baba of Shirdi in the 2012
film Shirdi Sai.

Original Name:Akkineni Nagarjuna
Film Name:Nagarjuna
Nick Name:Yuvasamrat
Date of Birth:Aug 29, 1959
Birth place:Chennai, Tamilnadu,India
Height:6’0″
Zodiac sign:Aries
First Film:Vikram, 1986
Occupation:Actor, Producer, Businessman
Education:B.E(Mechanical), Madras. MS, University of Michigan,USA.
Father:Nageswara Rao Akkineni
Mother:Annapurna Akkineni
Brother:Akkineni Venkat
Sister:Satyavathi
Spouse:Lakshmi Daggubati (1984–1990 divorced), Amala (1992–present)
Childrens:Naga Chaitanya Akkineni(Mother Lakshmi), Akhil Akkineni (mother Amala)
Debut Film:Sudigundalu
Favorite color:White
Favorite actress:Tabu
Fav. music Director:Keeravani
Favorite place to eat:Gokhul chat
Favorite book:Outliers
Mater tongue:Telugu
Religion:Hindu
Nationality:Indian

Nagarjuna Akkineni is an Indian film actor and producer who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema. He has acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead, supporting and cameo roles, including Bollywood and Tamil films. He has won two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South. He received critical reception for his performance in Biographical films. He enacted the roles of 15th century composer Annamacharya in the 1997 film Annamayya, a 17th-century composer Kancherla Gopanna in the 2006 film Sri Ramadasu and Sai Baba of Shirdi in the 2012 film Shirdi Sai.

He owns the Production company, Annapurna Studios and is the president of the non-profit film school Annapurna International School of Film and Media based in Hyderabad. He is the co-founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a registered society recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India. He was listed 56 in Forbes India top 100 Celebrities for the year 2012. In 2013, he has represented Cinema of South India at the Delhi Film Festival's 100 Years of Indian Cinema's celebration, alongside Ramesh Sippy and Vishal Bharadwaj from Bollywood. As of 2013, He is the co-owner of Mumbai Masters of Indian Badminton League along with Sunil Gavaskar, and Mahi Racing Team India along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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.

Early life and family:

Nagarjuna was born on 29 August 1959 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni and Annapurna Akkineni of the Naidu Family. The family later moved to Hyderabad where he attended the Hyderabad Public School and studied at Little Flower Junior College and got his B.E. from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai.


He completed M.S. in Automobile Engineering from Eastern Michigan University. He is the spouse of actress Amala Akkineni, the father of actor Naga Chaitanya Akkineni.

Awards:

National Film Awards:

1997 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for producing Ninne Pelladata
1998 – National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for acting Annamayya

Nandi Awards
Actor
2011 – Nandi Special Jury Award for Rajanna
2006 – Nandi Award for Best Actor for Sri Ramadasu
2002 – Nandi Award for Best Actor for Santosham
1997 – Nandi Award for Best Actor for Annamayya
Producer
1996 – Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film – Ninne Pelladuta
1999 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film – Kansya (Bronze) for producing Prema Katha
2000 – Nandi Special Jury Award for producing Yuvakudu
2002 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film – Swarna (Gold) for producing Manmadhudu
2011 – Nandi Award for Best Feature Film – Rajata (Silver) for producing Rajanna

South Indian International Movie Awards:

2012 – Special Appreciation (Actor) for Rajanna
2013 – Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor - Shirdi Sai (2012)

Filmfare Awards South:

1990 – Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for Shiva
1996 – Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) for Ninne Pelladata
1997 – Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for Annamayya

CineMAA Awards:
Special Jury Award for Best Actor – Rajanna (2012)
Special Jury Award for Best Actor – Shirdi Sai (2013)

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