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Nagarjuna Biography: Birthday, filmography, married life, children


Nagarjuna’s full name is Akkineni Nagarjuna he was born in Chennai on 29th August 1959. He is a well-known Indian Film and Television Actor, Producer. He has worked more in the Telugu film industry. His father was a huge Telugu star Nageswara Rao Akkineni and his mother was Annapurna Akkineni who was also an Actor. He relocated to Hyderabad with his family at a very young age and completed his school from Hyderabad Public School. After this, he attended Little Flower Junior College and then he went abroad to get his graduate degree from Eastern Michigan.

Nagarjuna with father Nageswara Rao Akkineni

Nagarjuna’s life as an actor started from a very early age as he began his career as a child artist in the Telugu movie Sudigundalu in the year 1967 alongside his father. He made his acting debut with the film called Vikram which was released in the year 1986. But, he rose to stardom when he played the lead in 1989 movie Geetanjali. This film won the National Film Award in 1990 for the Best Popular Film. He grabbed Bollywood’s attention when we was seen in the lead role of the movie Shiva, which was a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Siva by Ram Gopal Verma. In Bollywood, he showed his skills when he worked in Mahesh Bhatt’s blockbuster film Criminal in the year 1994.

A still from movie SHIVA (1990)

Outside films, he has business interests as well. He is the co-owner of an Indian Badminton League team Mumbai Masters. He is also the owner of ISL team Kerala Blasters. He runs an NGO along with his wife named Blue Cross of Hyderabad.

Nagarjuna with Chiranjeevi and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar

Nagarjuna got married twice. In 1984, he got married Lakshmi Daggubati, she is a member of the Daggubati family which is one of the most renowned families in the Telugu film industry. Lakshmi and Nagarjuna have a son together, Naga Chaitanya, who was born in 1986. However, the couple got divorced in 1990. Nagarjuna then got married to actress Amala Akkineni. By his second wife, Nagarjuna is the father of another son, actor Akhil Akkineni.

Nagarjuna with wife Amala Akkineni

His elder son Naga Chaitanya got engaged to actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu on 29 January 2017. Chaitanya and Samantha tied the knot in Goa, in a Hindu religious ceremony on 6 October and a Christian ceremony on 7 October. Both were private ceremonies, where only close friends and family were present.

Nagarjuna’s elder son Naga Chaitanya and Daughter-in-law Samantha Ruth Prabhu