Hour 27 Minutes
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Vijaya Sesh kalyana Mandapam, Chennai
|| Naga Chaitanya
(born at 4:20 am on 23/11/1986 at Swapna Nursing Home, Hyderabad)
(born at 1:58 am on 08/04/1994 at San Jose, USA)
day of film shooting
20/09/1985 at Annapurna Studios
100 days function
at Madras Viswavidyalayam on 4/7/1987
to win Nandi
as best actor
2. Santosham (2002)
film acted so far
son of the Ever Green Hero Akkineni Negeswara Rao, needs no introduction.
Nag's foray into films is an act of passion. Vikram(1986), his debutante
film (a Telugu remake of Hindi Hero), made a splash at the hearts
of youth. Being just 4 films old he proved that he can match his
father's image as a tragedy king with a lovely film called 'Majnu'.
He developed the strategy of inducting debutante directors to his
films with Sankeerthana. Though this musical saga did not sustain
at box-office, Nag has gone a step ahead as an actor.
paired up with his legendry father Sr Akkineni to produce 'Collectorgari
Abbai'. But it was the Midas touch of Aswini Dutt that proved Nag's
Box-office credentials. For the first time he paired up with Sridevi,
who has done innumerable films with Nag's father Nageswara Rao,
in the film 'Akhari Poratam' that ran for 100 days in 12 centers.
was 'Geetanjali' that has taken Nag's image as a romantic hero to
new heights. Deft direction by Manirathnam and crafty camera work
by PC Sriram added to necessary gloss to the romantic image of nag.
If you think Geetanjali is a big hit. You are in a soup. Because
the box-office magnitude of 'Geetanjali' appears minuscule compared
to the stormy film that followed which has taken all the youth's
heart away. 'Shiva' gave Nag much needed action Hero image and Nag
made inroads into the hearts of students. Ultimate winner of 'Shiva'
is none but Ram Gopal Varma, a debutant director. It was the Nag's
risky decision to employ a video operator as the director for his
home production that did the trick. All the scorning critics who
criticized Nag for his decision to choose Varma during the production
of film are silenced by it's stupendous success.
film made so much impact on the youngsters that most of the leading
youth directors are inspired by Shiva to enter filmmaking. It is
not an exaggeration if we quote that the Telugu films could be differentiated
as pre-Shiva era and post-Shiva era when it comes to technical aspects.
by the success of Shiva, Nag made a grand entry into Hindi filmdom
with the remake of 'Shiva'. If you think Nag is fond of Shiva just
because it changed the pace of his cine career, you are mistaken.
This film has also got him Amala, his soul mate.
the storm of Shiva, there was a period lull for sometime. Again
Nag stormed with 'President gari pellam' brought him the image of
mass hero and increased his range in B and C centers. And his heavy
box office romancing continued till Hello Brother. Hello Brother
showed the stamina of Nag at box office by running in 28 centers.
His comic antics are best exploited by the director EVV. With this
film Nag's portfolio of acting is enriched with a rich ingredient
the period of lull continued for few years till he spotted another
creative director in making, Krishna Vamsi. Nag paired up with Vamsi
to produce one of the biggest Telugu romantic blockbusters, 'Ninne
Pelladatha'. After this film Nag faced the biggest challenge in
his cine career. That is to act as Annamayya, the legendary singer/poet
of medieval times. And Nag came out flying colors. Talk about the
result. It ran for 100 days in 42 centers. He has become a household
demigod with his presence of 'Annamayya'.