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Akkineni Nagarjuna, popularly addressed as Nagarjuna, Nag and Yuva Samrat is a top rung film actor in Tollywood. He is celebrating his 49th birthday today.
Nagarjuna was born to Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Annapurna Akkineni on August 29, 1959 in Chennai, India. Nagarjuna did his schooling at ZPHS, Uppal, Hyderabad and later went to Ratna Junior College to do his Intermediate Course.
Then he studied Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. He also got a masters degree in Automobile Engineering from the Eastern Michigan University, USA.
Nagarjuna made his debut in films with the film Vikram which was released on May 24, 1986. This film was a remake of the Hindi film Hero starring Jackie Shroff.
After acting in four more films, he acted as a tragedy hero in Majnu, which endeared him to the audience. He acted along with his father, Akkineni Nageswara Rao in the movie Collectorgari Abbayi. His first big hit was Akhari Poraatam co-starring Sridevi which celebrated 100 days in 12 centers.
Geethanjali a love story directed by Maniratnam followed by Shiva an action film directed by Ram Gopal Varma were highly successful and established him as one of the top heroes.
Movies such as President Gari Pellam and Hello Brother gave him the status of a mass hero. After that, Ninne Pelladutha directed by Krishna Vamsi appealed to a broad cross section of people, both young and old.
Later, he took up the challenge of portraying Annamacharya, the legendary singer/poet of medieval times in the movie Annamayya It ran for 100 days in 42 centers and is one of the biggest hits in Tollywood. He won the National Award for this role.
In 2004, Nagarjuna had two releases, Nenunnanu and Mass, the latter going on to become a hit. In 2005, Nagarjuna had one release, Super.
Super didn’t reach up to the exceptations. In 2006, Nagarjuna had two releases, Sri Ramadasu, a period film based on the life of great saint-composer Ramadasu, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, and Boss, I Love You. His latest release Don, directed by Raghava Lawrence was an average fare.
At present, he is acting in the film King being directed by Seenu Vaitla. Very soon his son Naga Chaitanya is also making his debut in films.
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