Nandamuri Balakrishna is celebrating his 50th birthday today. Having acted in around 90 films, his latest film “Simha” has been declared a hit. He is the son of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Telugu film actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. He started his film career as a child artist in his fathers movie tatammakala. Later on he turned out to be a trump card.He is more famous in the roles where he has acted as an angry young man, and leader of a clan.
Balakrishna was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has seven brothers Late Rama Krishna, Jaya Krishna, Hari Krishna, Mohana Krishna, Sai Krishna, Jr Rama Krishna, Jaya Shankar Krishna, and four sisters Smt Uma Maheswari, Smt Bhuvaneswari, Smt Lokeswari, Smt Purandheswari.
He is married to Vasundhara Devi and has one son Mokshagna Teja and two daughters Brahmani and Tejaswini.
Balakrishna won the Filmfare Best Actor Award Telugu for the movie Bhairava Dweepam.
In 2001, He received Nandi Award for the movie Narasimha Naidu ,presented by State government of Andhra Pradesh, India.
He won the ‘Cine Goers Association’s best actor award for 2001’ for his performance in Narasimha Naidu.
BalaKrishna was presented with ‘Akkineni Abhinaya Puraskaram’ for the year 2007.
Balakrishna also received Santosham Best Actor Award for the Film Pandurangadu in 2008.
He has been conferred with the title Vishwa Vikhyatha Nata Teja by the Washington Telugu Cultural Society.