Nagarjuna today celebrates his 50th birthday. Rated as the top rung star of Tollywood, he is the son of Akkineni Nageswar Rao (ANR) and is around 70 films old in Tollywood.
Nagarjuna had his education at Hyderabad Public School and Little Flower Junior College. He attended the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai and later completed his B.S in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He then attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he received his M.S.
Nagarjuna made his screen debut in 1986 with the film “Vikram”. Some of his most notable films are “Shiva”, “Geetanjili”, “Gharana Bullodu”, “Hello Brother”, “Ninne Pelladutha,”, “Annamayya”, “Ramadasu”, “Santhosham”, “Manmadhudu” among others.
National Film Awards
1998 – National Film Award for Special Jury for Annamayya
1996 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film for Ninne Pelladutha
1997 – Best Actor for Annamayya
1999 – Kamsya(Bronze) Nandi Award for producing Prema Katha
2002 – Best Actor for Santhosham
2002 – Swarna(Gold) Nandi Award for producing Manmadhudu
2006 – Best Actor for Sri Ramadasu
1990 – Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for Shiva
1997 – Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for Annamayya