Chiranjeevi, born Konidela Sivasankara Varaprasad on 22 August 1955, is a celebrated Indian actor, film producer, and former politician. With a career spanning over four decades, he's a prominent figure in Indian cinema. He's starred in 150+ films across Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada languages. Chiranjeevi's achievements include multiple Nandi Awards, Filmfare Awards South, and the prestigious Padma Bhushan. He's revered for his significant impact on cinema and was acknowledged by CNN-IBN in 2013 as a key figure in transforming Indian cinema. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the industry
Pawan Kalyan, born Konidela Kalyan Babu in 1968 or 1971, is a multifaceted Indian personality known for his roles as an actor, filmmaker, and politician. He's a prominent figure in Telugu cinema, earning awards like Filmfare, SIIMA, CineMAA, and Santosham. He's featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list. Pawan Kalyan, fondly called Power Star by fans, boasts hits like Tholi Prema, Kushi, and Gabbar Singh. He's also the founder of Jana Sena Party and engaged in philanthropic efforts through the Common Man Protection Force. Notably, he's the younger brother of actor Chiranjeevi and holds a black belt in martial arts.
Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu, born on 9 August 1975, is a versatile Indian personality known for his roles as an actor, producer, media figure, and philanthropist in Telugu cinema. With 25+ films, he's garnered accolades including Nandi, Filmfare, SIIMA, CineMAA, and IIFA Utsavam awards. A top-paid Telugu actor, he owns G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment. Starting as a child artist, he gained fame in Rajakumarudu and rose to stardom with Murari and Okkadu. Noteworthy hits are Pokiri, Maharshi, Sarileru Neekevvaru. Admired as Prince, he's lauded for acting skills and charity via Heal A Child. he's married to Namrata Shirodkar with two children.
Uppalapati Venkata Suryanarayana Prabhas Raju, born on 23 October 1979, widely known as Prabhas, He ranks among the highest-paid actors in Indian cinema, earning placements in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list multiple times. Prabhas has received acclaim, including seven Filmfare Awards South nominations, a Nandi Award, and a SIIMA Award.Prabhas initiated his career with the Telugu drama Eeswar (2002) and gained prominence through Varsham (2004). His notable roles encompass Chatrapathi, Billa, and Mirchi. His pivotal role in S. S. Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) propelled him to international acclaim, followed by Baahubali The Conclusion (2017), a record-breaking Indian film.
Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao, born on 29 August 1959, known as Nagarjuna, is a versatile Indian personality excelling as an actor, film producer, TV presenter, and entrepreneur. Active mainly in Telugu cinema, he's a recipient of nine Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, and two National Film Awards for his roles and productions. His films like Geetanjali and Annamayya received National Film Awards. A prominent action star, his notable movies include Siva, Rakshana, Hello Brother, and Wild Dog. Nagarjuna's diverse roles encompass historical figures like Annamacharya and Hathiram Bhavaji. He's also a producer, co-owner of Annapurna Studios, and president of Annapurna International School of Film and Media.
Nandamuri Balakrishna, born on 10 June 1960, known as Balayya or NBK, is an acclaimed Indian actor, producer, and politician. He's featured in 100+ Telugu films over four decades, gaining recognition as a leading figure in Telugu cinema. Notable for winning Nandi Awards, South Indian International Movie Award, and elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. As the son of N. T. Rama Rao, he started as a child artist and excelled in versatile roles. His significant movies include Sahasame Jeevitham, Samarasimha Reddy, Simha, and Legend. Balakrishna portrayed historical and mythological figures, like Krishnadevaraya and Gautamiputra Satakarni. He also chairs Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital.
Born on April 8, 1982, Allu Arjun is a renowned Indian actor celebrated for his exceptional contributions to Telugu cin ema. Recognized for his dynamic dance skills, he holds a prominent position among India's highest-paid actors. Accumula ting numerous accolades, including prestigious awards like Filmfare and Nandi Awards, he has consistently been featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014. Often affectionately referred to as the "Stylish Star," he embarked on his illustrious career with the release of "Gangotri" in 2003, and subsequently, he soared to stardom with iconic films like "Arya," and "Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo."His captivating performance in "Pushpa: The Rise" garnered widespread acclaim.
Konidela Ram Charan, born on 27 March 1985, is an accomplished Indian actor, producer, and entrepreneur primarily active in Telugu cinema. Regarded as one of India's top-paid actors, he's a recipient of three Filmfare Awards and two Nandi Awards. Charan debuted with Chirutha (2007) and gained fame with Magadheera (2009), becoming part of the highest- grossing Telugu film. Notable films include Rangasthalam and RRR, the latter achieving significant box office success. He launched Konidela Production Company in 2016, supporting films like Khaidi No. 150 and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Beyond acting, he owns Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club and co-owned TruJet airline.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr., born on 20 May 1983, known as Jr. N.T.R. or Tarak, is a prominent Indian actor primarily active in Telugu cinema. As one of the highest-paid Telugu actors, he's a recipient of multiple awards, including Filmfare, Nandi, and CineMAA Awards. With a lineage connected to Indian cinema and politics, he began as a child actor . His lead roles in films like Student No. 1, Simhadri, Yamadonga, Temper, and RRR have solidified his position. Notably , he's hosted Bigg Boss Telugu and Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu. His dynamic performances have garnered acclaim and box office success.Rama Rao hosted the reality show, Bigg Boss 1that was broadcast on the Star Maa.
Bhupatiraju Ravi Shankar Raju, born on 26 January 1968, known as Ravi Teja, is a prominent Indian actor and producer active in Telugu cinema. Recognized for his roles in action comedy films, he's nicknamed "Mass Maharaja." Among the highest-paid Telugu actors, Teja has garnered three Nandi Awards and a Filmfare Award South. He began with supporting roles and assistant direction, making a mark with Nee Kosam (1999). Leading roles in films like Idiot, Vikramarkudu , Kick, Balupu, Raja the Great, Krack, and more have solidified his stature. Renowned for his comedic timing, he's acclaimed for his dynamic performances and box office success.
Daggubati Venkatesh, born on 13 December 1960, known as Victory Venkatesh, is an acclaimed Indian actor prominent in Telugu and a few Hindi films. He gained recognition with hits like Prema, Bobbili Raja, and Kshana Kshanam. Over his 37-year career, he excelled in diverse roles, from a painter in Swarnakamalam to an eccentric cop in Gharshana and an autistic villager in Chanti. His Hindi works include Anari, Taqdeerwala, and upcoming films. A recipient of state Nandi Awards and Filmfare Awards, he co-owns Suresh Productions, a major film production company. He's also the mentor of the Telugu Warriors in the Celebrity Cricket League.
Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, born on 23 November 1986, is a notable Indian actor primarily active in Telugu cinema. His debut film Josh earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. He gained prominence with Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), followed by successful movies like 100% Love, Tadakha, and Manam. Majili, Premam, Love Story, and others established his stature post a series of setbacks.Laal Singh Chaddha marked his Hindi debut and his highest -grossing film. He received accolades including the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for Manam. He was married to Samantha Ruth Prabhu from 2017 to 2021.
Ram Pothineni, born on 15 May 1988, is a prominent Indian actor primarily active in Telugu cinema. He gained recognition with his debut film Devadasu, which earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. He holds two Filmfare Awards South and one SIIMA Award. After a hit with Ready in 2008, he faced failures before finding success with Kandireega in 2011 . His notable works include Nenu Sailaja, iSmart Shankar, Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi, and more. Born in Hyderabad to Murali Pothineni, he's the nephew of producer Sravanthi Ravi Kishore and cousin of actor Sharwanand.
Tottempudi Gopichand, born on 12 June 1979, is a renowned Indian actor prominent in Telugu cinema. Known for action-packed roles, he marked his lead debut with Tholi Valapu (2001) and gained recognition with Yagnam (2004). Notable for his performances in films like Andhrudu, Lakshyam, Souryam, Golimaar, Sahasam, Loukyam, Jil, Seetimaarr, and Pakka Commercial, he's affectionately referred to as Action Star and Macho Star. Born near Tangutur in Andhra Pradesh, he's the younger son of filmmaker T. Krishna. After his father's death, he studied mechanical engineering in Russia,
Konidela Varun Tej, born on 19 January 1990, is a Telugu actor from the illustrious Allu–Konidela family. Son of actor Nagendra Babu, he ventured into acting with Mukunda in 2014. He garnered acclaim for his role in the critically acclaimed war film Kanche (2015). His breakthrough came with the romantic drama Fidaa (2017), a notable commercial and critical success. Varun Tej has also starred in Tholi Prema (2018), Gaddalakonda Ganesh (2019), F2 (2019), and F3 (2022). Raised in a family of actors, he's the nephew of Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, with cousins including Ram Charan, Allu Arjun,
Nithiin Kumar Reddy, born on March 30, 1983, is a prominent Indian actor and producer renowned for his work in Telugu cinema. He gained recognition through his debut in "Jayam" (2002), earning accolades like the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. Despite initial setbacks, he found success with films like "Ishq" and "Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde," receiving nominations for Telugu Filmfare Awards. Noteworthy performances in movies such as "A Aa" and "Bheeshma" further solidified his standing. In 2013, Nithiin established his production company, Shresht Movies, and he's a notable ambassador for the Swachh Bharat campaign in Telangana.
Vijay Deverakonda, born on May 9, 1989, is a prominent Indian actor and producer renowned for his work in Telugu cinema. Notable for his Filmfare, Nandi, and SIIMA Awards, he consistently features on Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2018. Debuting with "Nuvvila" (2011), he gained acclaim with "Yevade Subramanyam" (2015) and achieved stardom through hits like "Pelli Choopulu" and "Arjun Reddy," earning a Best Actor – Telugu Filmfare Award for the latter. His success continued with films like "Mahanati," "Geetha Govindam," and "Taxiwaala." A producer under King of the Hill Enterta inment, he's a fashion entrepreneur with Rowdy Wear
Posani Naga Sudheer Babu, born on May 11, 1980, is an Indian actor and former professional badminton player prominent in Telugu cinema. His lead role debut was in "Shiva Manasulo Shruti" (2012), followed by successful films like "Prema Katha Chitram" (2013), "Baaghi" (2016), and "Sammohanam" (2018), which earned him a SIIMA Special Jury award. He began as a supporting actor in "Ye Maaya Chesave" (2010) and later starred in "Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini," "Mosagallaku Mosagadu," and "Bhale Manchi Roju" (2015). Notably, he made his Hindi debut with "Baaghi" in 2016 and achieved further success with "Samanthakamani" (2017).
Meka Srikanth, born on March 23, 1968, in Gangavati, Karnataka, India, is a prominent Indian actor predominantly recognized for his contributions to Telugu cinema. With a career spanning since 1991, he has featured in 120+ films. Noteworthy works include "Swarabhishekam," which earned the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu (2004), and "Virodhi," premiered at the 2011 International Film Festival of India. His film "Sri Rama Rajyam" had a special screening at the same festival in 2011. Srikanth's versatility extends to Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil cinema as well. He studied commerce at Karnataka University, Dharwad.
Akhil Akkineni, born on April 8, 1994, in San Jose, California, is an Indian actor prominent in Telugu cinema. Raised in Hyderabad, he made his acting debut as a child artist in "Sisindri" (1994), receiving a Filmfare Special Award. He captained the Telugu Warriors cricket team in the Celebrity Cricket League. His first adult lead role was in "Akhil" (2015), earning him the Filmfare Best Male Debut despite being a box office flop. He achieved commercial success with "Most Eligible Bachelor" (2021). Born to actors Nagarjuna and Amala, Akhil has Telugu, Irish, and Bengali ancestry. He pursued acting after studying in Australia and the US.
Ghanta Naveen Babu, born on February 24, 1984, and known by his screen name Nani, is a prominent Indian actor, producer, and TV presenter renowned in Telugu cinema. He's a two-time Nandi Awards and Filmfare Awards recipient, with three Best Actor nominations. Nani's impact is evident in films like "Ashta Chamma," "Eega," "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy," "Jersey," "Gang Leader," and "Shyam Singha Roy." He ventured into production with successful movies like "D for Dopidi" and "Awe." Nani hosted the Telugu Bigg Boss season 2. His portrayal in "Jersey" earned a spot among the "100 Greatest Performances of the Decade" by Film Companion.