Nandamuri Balakrishna Celebrates His 62nd Birthday: A Foretaste

Legendary actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, affectionately known as Balayya, celebrates his 62nd birthday today. The Telugu megastar is the sixth son of NT Rama Rao, former Prime Minister of Andhra Pradesh and a great actor himself.

Balayya debuted in the Telugu film industry at the tender age of fourteen. Since then he has acted in films and the number goes to more than a hundred films to date.

a look at some of his famous films.

1. Legend

Legend was released in 2014. Nandamuri had the dual roles of two brothers, Jaidev and Krishna, in the film. The film was a smash hit at the box office and he received his third Nandi Award for Best Actor for that film, Legend. The cast of this film also had two leading actresses from Bollywood – Radhika Apte and Sonal Chauhan. Nandamuri had received several awards for this film.

2. Gautamiputra Satakarni

Gautamiputra Satakarni is a notable film in Balakrishna’s career. It was released in 2017 and commemorates his 100th cinema appearance. The film is based on the biography of the 2nd century AD king Gautamiputra Satakarni, who came from the Satavahana dynasty. This was one of Nandamuri’s most challenging roles, but it lived up to the character and royal greatness of the historical ruler Gautamiputra Satakarni, whose life he portrayed on screen.

3. Samarasimha-Reddy

Samarasimha Reddy is a revenge action drama released in 1999. It had a huge hit at the box office and is a hit in Telugu cinema. Balakrishna portrayed a factionist in the film, set against the backdrop of Rayalaseema. Fans and critics praised his performance in the film. Samarasimha Reddy also plays Anjala Zaveri and Simran and this film has successfully achieved a cult following in Tollywood.

4. Simha

Nandamuri Balakrishna portrays two different characters, a college lecturer and his father, in this 2010 film, Simha. The son is a torchbearer of justice in his town and seeks revenge for his father’s murder. Despite being a violent film, it successfully struck a chord with audiences, making this film one of the top-grossing Telugu films of the year. Balayya received his second Nandi Award for Best Actor for Simha.

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