Balakrishna fondly called by his fans as bAlayya needs no introduction.
He entered the film Industry at the age of 14 through his home production
tAtammakala, in which he had the opportuinty to work with the two
legends of Tollywood, Late Sri NTR and Dr. Bhanumati Ramakrishna.
For 10 successive years he acted off and on in movies mostly produced
under his home production. 1984 is the year when his first movie
as a solo hero was released and interestingly he acted in very less
number of movies made under his home productions after that.
though entered the film industry because of his father, later his
hard work, discipline, talent and dedication made him stand in the
industry. He had been acting in movies for the past 26 years but
unlike some of his peers, he never cared to celebrate the 10th or
the 25th anniversaries of his movie career. He is a simple person
and likes to stay away from publicity, which is one of the factors
that didn't get him the due recognition. He believes in astrology
and numerology and doesn't want to do things in "rahu kalam".
acted in a movie called annadammula anubandham, a remake of Dharmendra's
hindi hit yadonki barat at the age of 16. Upon watching this movie,
the other legend of the Telugu film industry Sri. ANR's comment
was "simham kaDupuna simham puTTindi". Interestingly he acted in
a brother's role to his real life father in that movie as well as
in "rouDI rAmuDU konTe kRshNuDu", and in a son's role to his real
life brother Hari Krishna in the movie "dAna vIra Sura karNa". He
won the hearts of many people for his role of "aBimanyuDu" in that
movie, which also had his legendary father dominating most of the
scenes in a triple role. In the year 1984, he acted in 3 blockbusters,
"mangamma gAri manavaDu", "kathAnAyakuDu" and his home production
"SrI madvirAT pOtulUri vIrabrahmEndra svAmi caritra".
the year 1986, he had delivered 6 hits in a row. During the year
of 1993 only two of his movies were released and surprisingly both
of them were released on the same day. This is one of the unique
feats that none of his contemporaries would ever dare to try. He
bid farewell to the previous millennium in style by giving the biggest
hit of the previous millennium with "smmara simhA reDDi". The one
thing his fans are eagerly looking from him is a superduper hit
in the combination of ace director Sri. K.Raghavendra Rao, who had
given such blockbusters like aDavi rAmuDu, vETagADu etc. This combination
was able to deliver only a mediocre hit (apUrva sahOdarulu) and
an average hit (paTTABishEkam) out of the 5 movies they did so far.
is famous for his roles in the movies made with village backdrop.
The undeniable factor is that, among his contemporaries, he is the
only hero who is best suitable for playing the mythological and
folklore roles in movies, for which his legendary father was famous.
He worked as an associate director for his father's last directional
venture (samrAT aSOka).An ardent fan and admirer of his father,
he had equal if not more respect for his father's contemporaries.
His dream projects are gOna gannA reDDI and Chenghis Khan and want
to direct these movies under his own banner. He needs to improve
in the areas of proper planning and needs to adapt quickly to the
changing trends in the industry. We at idlebrain.com, wish him on
the occasion of his 40th Birthday and wish him all success in his
future projects and life.
following are some details about this Box Office Bonanza.
of his Firsts and Bests:
1. First movie
: tatamma kala
2. First movie he acted with his father: tatamma kala
3. First movie he acted with Sri. ANR: Bharyabhartala Bandham
4. First Dual role movie: Apoorva Sahodarulu
5. First Mythological movie: Dana Veera Soora Karna
6. First Historical Movie: Akbar-Salim-Anarkali
7. First 100 days movie: Mangammagari Manavadu (after started acting
8. First Silver Jubilee: Mangammagari Manavadu
9. First Golden Jubilee: Mangammagari Manavadu
10. First Director: Sri. D. Yoganand (tatamma kala)
11. First 100 days movie in Karnataka: Mangammagari Manavadu
12. First movie based on a novel: Bhargava Ramudu
13: First Heroine: Ms. Jayamalini (annadammula anubandham)
14: First black and white movie: Ram-Rahim
15: First movie with Sri. Harikrishna: Ram-Rahim
16: Heroine he acted mostly with: Ms. VijayaSanthi
17: Director he acted mostly under: Sri. A. Kodandarami Reddy
had acted in 4 Golden Jubilee movies produced under the Bhargav
Arts (producer Sri. S. Gopala Reddy) banner. 8 of his movies collected
a gross of more than 1 crore in the first week (his movie dharmakshEtram
collected a gross of 2+ crores in the first week).He had 6 golden
Jubilee movies to his credit so-far. His last year's blockbuster
SamaraSimha Reddy ran for 175 days in 32 centers(all-time India
record beating maine pyar kiya's 27 theatres, and interestingly
the previous state record during slab time also belonged to him
which is Muddula Krishnayya in 21 theatres). His movie sultan ran
for 50 days in 95 centers and created a record.
following are some of the historical and mythological roles he appeared
SrI rAma: mangamma gAri manavaDu, sItA
rAma kaLyANam, SrI kRshNArjuna vijayam
Lord SrI kRshNa: mangamma gAri manavaDu, SrI kRshnArjuna vijayam
AbhimanyuDu: dAna vIra Sura karNa
BAlacandruDu: muddula kRshNayya
NAraduDu: SrI tirupati vEnkaTEsvara kaLyANam
Chatrapati SivAJi: dESOddhArakuDu RArAju
Lord Siva: sItA rAma kaLyANam
BRhannala: tAp hIrO
PravarAKyuDU: Bargava rAmuDu
HariSchandruDu: brahmarshi viSvAmitra
DushyantuDu: brahmarshi viSvAmitra
BhImakavi: vEmulavADa Bimakavi
SalIm: skbar salim anArkali
Arjuna: SrI kRshNArjuna vijayam
SrI kRshNa dEvarAyalu: Aditay 369