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Prabhas was born to late U. Suryanarayana Raju and Siva Kumari. His family is from Mogalturu village and later moved to bhimavaram in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He is the youngest of three children, with an elder brother Pramod Uppalapati and sister Pragathi. He is the nephew of Telugu actor Uppalapati Krishnam Raju

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Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to prominent Telugu Cinema Actor Krishna Ghattamaneni and Smt. Indira Devi on August 9, 1975. He is the younger brother of actor turned producer Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni. He also has two elder sisters, Padmavathi and actress-producer Manjula Ghattamaneni and one younger sister Priyadarshini. Mahesh's childhood was spent mostly in Madras under the care of his paternal grandmother Smt. Durgamma and the rest of his family. Mahesh studied at St. Bede's School in Chennai while continuing to attend his dad's filming during holidays. Mahesh obtained an Honours Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. He started his acting career by playing a small role in his brother Ramesh Babu's debut film, Needa (1979), at the age of 4. He was later seen in films such as Poratam (1983), Sankharavam (1987), Bazaar Rowdy (1988), Mugguru Kodukulu (1988), Gudachari 117, Koduku Diddina Kapuram (1989), Balachandrudu (1990) and Anna Tammudu (1990). Mahesh Babu acted in seven of his father's films as a child actor.

In 1999, Mahesh made his comeback as a lead actor with the movie Raja Kumarudu (1999) followed by Yuvaraju (2000) and Vamsi (2000). For his acting in Murari (2001), he bagged a Nandi Special Jury Award. Mahesh essayed the role of a cowboy in Takkari Donga (2002), which won him another Nandi Special Jury Award. He was also seen in Bobby (2002). His next film Okkadu (2003) remains as a landmark film in his career. He won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for this movie and his next movie Nijam (2003) won him the prestigious Nandi Award for Best Actor. He was then seen in Naani (2004) produced by his sister Manjula and Arjun (2004) produced by his brother Ramesh Babu. He received a Nandi Special Jury Award for his emotional performance in Arjun (2004). In 2005, Mahesh married Namrata Shirodkar after being in a relationship with her for almost 5 years. He also was seen in Athadu (2005) which once again won him the Nandi Award for Best Actor. His next movie, Pokiri (2006) was the highest grossing Telugu film in 75 Years and he earned his second Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for this movie. The movie was followed by Sainikudu (2006), Athidi (2007) and [[Khaleja]] (2010). Mahesh also lent his voice for the film Jalsa (2008). His next release was Dookudu (2011) which broke several records in the Telugu film industry. The film took the largest worldwide opening and had set a box office record for the Telugu cinema by collecting a gross of more than one billion rupees. He was seen next in Business Man (2012) which similar to his previous release, took the largest worldwide opening.

After the big successes of Dookudu and Business Man, Mahesh emerged as the highest paid actor in South India after Rajnikanth. He was listed 5th in the Times survey of the 50 Most Desirable Men in India, becoming the only South Indian to have been done so. He climbed to the 2nd position of the same list the following year, beating the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan.In January 2013, Mahesh was ranked 31st on business magazine Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list. Based on recorded earnings between September 2011 and October 2012, Forbes listed Mahesh 15th among India's highest earning celebrities.With earnings of over INR422.5 million (US$6.8 million), he was the highest earning South Indian celebrity in 2012.


Unknown Facts, Interesting Facts:
  • Son of the Legendary Telugu Movie Actor Krishna Ghattamaneni.
  • Brother of Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni and Manjula Ghattamaneni.
  • He was voted the 5th Most Desirable Men for the year 2011 by The Times of India.
  • Met his wife Namrata Shirodkar on the set of his film "Vamsi".
  • Father of Gautam Krishna (born on 31 August 2006) and Sitara (born on 20 July 2012).
  • He was voted the 2nd Most Desirable Man for the year 2012 by The Times of India.
  • Is very close to his family, especially to his brother Ramesh Babu.
  • Mahesh's childhood was spent mostly in Madras under the care of his maternal grandmother, Smt. Durgamma, and the rest of his family.
  • Tamil Actors Suriya, Karthi and Vaibhav (Mankatha, Goa Fame) are his childhood School Friends.
  • One of the few actors in Indian Film Industry who never did a remake in his career.
  • Has won 3 CineMAA awards for the Best Actor Category, which is the highest of any actor to date.
  • Has won Seven Nandi Awards in which 3 for the Best Actor, 3 for Best Actor in Special Jury and 1 for Best Male Debut.
  • He joined Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign by supporting the cause and has also lent his voice to the poem written in Telugu.
  • Is a huge fan of his father Superstar Krishna and Senior actor Nandamuri Taraka RamaRao.
  • Is a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar.
  • He was elected the 1st Most Desirable Men Of India for the year 2013 by The Times of India.
  • Mahesh is an ambassador for about a dozen of South Indian brands. In 2007, he signed a five-year endorsement deal with the cola company Thums Up to replace Chiranjeevi as its brand ambassador in Andhra Pradesh.
  • In October 2014, he donated 2 Crores to a relief fund run by the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for reconstruction of areas destroyed during Cyclone Hudhud.
  • Mahesh has given 30% of his annual income to charities, and most of his philanthropic activities are not in public because he prefers them to be so.Mahesh joined Farhan Akhtar's Men Against **** and Discrimination (MARD) campaign in August 2013 and lent his voice to the Telugu version of a poem written by Javed Akhtar.He was signed in 2013 as the goodwill ambassador of Heal-a-child Foundation.
  • He was ranked twelfth on the Times' 50 Most Desirable Men in India for the year 2010. He climbed to the first position of the same list for the year 2013, beating the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan.He stood at sixth place on the same list for the year 2014.
  • To date, he has won seven Nandi Awards, five Filmfare Awards, three CineMAA Awards, three South Indian International Movie Awards and one International Indian Film Academy Award.
  • Mahesh Babu is the 2nd Highest Paid actor after Rajinikanth at one point.
  • Mahesh Babu is the most popular actor in Tollywood.
  • Mahesh Babu owns a production house.
  • Mahesh Babu is known for his trademark dialogue delivery and running.
  • Mahesh Babu is the Highest earning celebrity in the year 2015 In south India according to Forbes India.
  • Mahesh Babu can speak Telugu and Tamil fluently as he was raised in Chennai and his mother tongue is Telugu, although he cannot read and write Telugu and Tamil. As the second language which he studied while schooling other than English is Hindi.
  • Mahesh Babu has never gone shirtless on screen.
  • He is the only actor in Telugu Cinema to have 5 Filmfare Best Actor awards in 17 years of film career (with a 3 year break).
  • He Adopted 2 Villages 1 in Andhra Pradesh and 1 in Telangana, and changing them into model villages.
  • Mahesh Babu Donates For 99 poor children Heart Operations through Andhra Hospitals.
  • He is the only Tollywood hero who had six 100 crores going club movies and from that he had four 200 crores going movies. He also had ten 1 million dollar movies in U.S.A.
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Allu Arjun nicknamed Bunny was born on April 8, 1983. His father, Allu Aravind, is a famous producer and his uncle, Chiranjeevi is one of the top actors in the Telugu industry. Also, he is the grandson of late comedian Padmashree Allu Ramalingaiah. He is well-known as stylish star for his unique way of acting and dancing. He is also known for changing his hair and body for each movie that he does. He has starred in 5 movies so far and all of them are super hits. Besides being a illustrious actor though, Allu Arjun gives back to his community and shows to be a successful role-model. Every year on his birthday, April 8th, he donates blood and attends functions for physically and mentally

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  • Son of producer Allu Aravind and grandson of actor Allu Ramalingaiah. Actor Chiranjeevi is his uncle.
  • Has 2 brothers, one is younger and the other is older than him.
  • His older brother's name is Allu Venkatesh and his younger brother's name is Allu Sirish.
  • Cousin of actor Ram Charan Teja.
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N.T. Rama Rao Jr. was born on May 20, 1983 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India as Nandamuri Taraka Ram. He is known for his work on Nannaku Prematho (2016), Temper (2015) and Janatha Garage (2016). He has been married to Lakshmi Pranathi since April 5, 2012. They have two children.


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  • Grandson of Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, son of Harikrishna Nandamuri.
  • Nephew of Nandamuri Balakrishna.
  • His step-brother Janaki Ram Nandamuri died in a car accident in November 2014.
  • He has a son named Abhay Ram who was born on 22nd July 2014.
  • He is a well trained Kuchipudi dancer and took training in the dance form for almost 11 years. In his youth, he gave performances in many events held by Telugu Association of North America (TANA), European Telugu Association (ETA) in Manchester.
  • He is a fan of actresses Sridevi and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  • Close friends with actor Rajeev Kanakala.
  • Hosted the inaugural season of Bigg Boss Telugu (2017).
  • Is very good friends with acclaimed Telugu film directors S.S. Rajamouli, Vinayak V.V. and Koratala Siva.
  • Was critically injured in a road accident on Indian National Highway-9 in the early hours of March 27th 2009.
  • Was supposed to the play the lead role beside Nagarjuna Akkineni in Oopiri (2016). In fact, it was Rama Rao who suggested Nagarjuna to take up the role of the quadriplegic in the movie. But finally, Rama Rao dropped out owing to scheduling conflicts. The role later went to Tamil actor Karthi.
  • Apart from his native language Telugu, he also knows other Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil and Kannada. He can also speak international languages like English, French and German.
  • Was born out of wedlock.
  • His mother Shalini Bhaskar hails from Kundapura, Karnataka.
  • Is a very good cook. He considers cooking to be a stress buster.
  • Had a grand set constructed for his marriage supervised by the famous production designer Anand Sai.
  • Ranked #55 on Forbes India's "2016 Celebrity 100" list with reported annual earnings over INR 36 crores and a fame rank of #89.
  • Ranked #66 on Forbes India's "2012 Celebrity 100" list with reported annual earnings over INR 19 crores and a fame rank of #91.
  • Ranked #28 on Forbes India's "2018 Celebrity 100" list, the only Tollywood celebrity behind Pawan Kalyan in the list. [December 2018].
  • Became a father for the second time at the age of 35 when his wife Lakshmi Pranathi gave birth to their second son Bhargava Ram Nandamuri on 14th June, 2014.
  • Became a father for the first time at the age of 31 when his wife Lakshmi Pranathi gave birth to their son Abhay Ram Nandamuri on 22nd June, 2014.
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Pawan Kalyan's actual name is Konidela Kalyan Babu. He began to call himself as Pawan Kalyan when he worked on his first film, Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi, in 1996. He has worked in several critically and commercially successful films and has established himself as one of the leading actors in Telugu cinema. He is also an accomplished choreographer. Pawan Kalyan was born in Chirala, to Sri Venkat Rao and Smt Anjana Devi. He is the youngest brother of actor Chiranjeevi and actor-producer, actor Nagendra Babu. Pawan Kalyan married Renu Desai, an actress who co-starred with him in the movies Badri and Johnny.

Renu Desai and Pawan Kalyan have two children: a son named Akira Nandan born in 2004, and a baby girl named Aadhya born in 2010.

Pawan Kalyan launched Jana Sena or Jana Sena Party which is an Indian political party in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, in March 2014. Jana Sena which means People's Army in Telugu language. On March 10, 2014 he submitted an application for registering the party name. Pawan Kalyan formally launched the party at HICC (Hyderabad International Convention Centre) Madhapur on 14 March 2014. The party has been approved by the election commission on 11 December 2014.

Unknown Facts, Interesting Facts:
  • Younger brother of actor Chiranjeevi and actor/producer Nagendra Babu.
  • An ardent fan of Akira Kurasova's works, even named his son after him.
  • Listed in Top-5 Celebrities having huge Fanbase in India,in a survey conducted by The Times of India.
  • "Pawanism" is coined by his fans.
  • Power Star Pawan Kalyan fulfilled the wish of a terminally ill 12-year-old fan Srija, by visiting her at the private hospital in Khammam where she's being treated. Srija, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, was brought to Hyderabad for treatment by her parents when she expressed her desire to meet her favourite actor Pawan Kalyan.
  • President,Founder & Leader of Janasena Party.
  • In 2014, a STAR India survey ranked Pawan Kalyan as one of Top 5 Heroes of India.
  • In a poll conducted by NDTV, listed Pawan Kalyan, as the most searchable Indian celebrity politician on Google.
  • He was listed 26th in the Forbes India list of top 100 Celebrities of 2013.
  • Pawan two movies listed among top 5 south Indian movies (Gabbar Singh, Atharintiki Dareedi).
  • Pawan kalyan is the only star who earned more number of followers in few hours. Super star Rajinikanth originates himself in the first position with two lakh followers in just few hours where pawan kalyan earned 90k followers in a day and still getting more followers.
  • Pawan Kalyan holds a black belt in karate.
  • Pawan Kalyan was listed 26th in the Forbes India list of top 100 Celebrities of 2013.
  • In 2012, Pawan Kalyan donated Rs 500,000 (7799.11 $) to support Indian Olympic sports shooter Rekha Chalichemala.
  • He started using the name "Pawan" after a martial arts presentation he organized to demonstrate his training.
  • Pawan Kalyan is a Vegetarian. He prefers to stick to this food regimen when options are given out for him during parties.
  • Pawan Kalyan was the first South Indian actor to endorse in Pepsi advertisement campaign.
  • Pawan Kalyan is a martial art expert. He is a Black Belt holder in that art form. Pawan Kalyan loves to do stunts to keep his body flexible. That is the reason why he does stunts in his movies without asking for dupes.
  • His hobby is to read books and plant saplings in his backyard. He has a farmhouse in the outskirts of Hyderabad where he grows vegetables and fruits. Whenever he gets time, he goes to this farmhouse so that he can be with nature.
  • Pawan Kalyan does not want the producers and distributors to bear the loss due to the mediocre performances of the film at the Box Office. Once, he compensated the distributors' loss for his film "Johnny" and "Teenmaar".
  • He is the most popular actor in tollywood.
  • Recently he donates 2crores (Indian currency) for the floods in Chennai.
  • In 2014 pawan kalyan founded a political party named Janasena and supported TDP for its victory.
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