Akkineni Nagarjuna, one of the top actors of Tollywood is celebrating 54th birthday on August 29th. Nagarjuna is the son of Akkineni Nageswara Rao and father of Akkineni Naga Chaitanya.
Nagarjuna was born on 29 August 1959 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni and Annapurna Akkineni. The family later moved to Hyderabad where he attended the Hyderabad Public School and studied at Little Flower Junior College and 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 actors Naga Chaitanya Akkineni and Akhil Akkineni.
Nagarjuna acted as a child artist in the 1967 Telugu film Sudigundalu directed by veteran Adurthi Subbarao. Years later he made his debut as a lead actor through the 1986 Telugu film Vikram directed by V. Madhusudhana Rao. In 1988, he starred in Aakhari Poratam directed by K. Raghavendra Rao where he was paired opposite Sridevi and Suhasini.
In 1989, he was starred in the Maniratnam directed Romantic-drama, Geethanjali which became a major box-office success and was critically acclaimed. The film went on to win the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in 1990. In the same year, Nagarjuna acted in Siva, an action blockbuster directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film earned him his first Film fare Best Actor Award. In 1990, he subsequently made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake of the same film titled Shiva.
From then Nagarjuna has acted in over 95 films as an actor in a lead role, including Bollywood and Tamil films. He has won two National Film Awards, six Nandi Awards and three Film fare Awards South. Nagarjuna’s 96th movie Bhai has completed major shooting part and set to hit screens in September. Cinetara.com wishes King Nagarjuna a Very Happy Birthday and all the best for his upcoming movies.