Daggubati Venkatesh

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Daggubati Venkatesh
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Venkatesh at Opening ceremony of CCL - Season 3
Born Venkatesh Daggubati
(1960-12-13) December 13, 1960 (age 54)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Other names Venky
Victory Venkatesh
Sankranti Star
Alma mater Loyola College, Chennai
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s)
  • Neeraja Daggubati
    (m.1985–present (4 children))
Children Hayavahini Daggubati
Aashritha Daggubati
Bhavana Daggubati
Arjun Ramnath Daggubati
Parents Ramanaidu Daggubati
Rajeswari Daggubati
Relatives Suresh Babu Daggubati (brother)
Nagarjuna Akkineni (ex Brother in law)
Rana Daggubati (nephew)
Naga Chaitanya Akkineni (nephew)

Daggubati Venkatesh is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a career spanning twenty seven years, he starred in sixty nine feature films. He has played a variety of challenging roles in Telugu cinema and a few Bollywood films.[1] He has received seven state Nandi awards, and five Filmfare Awards for best acting.

Along with his brother Daggubati Suresh Babu, Venkatesh is the co-owner of Suresh Productions, one of the largest film production companies in India. Venkatesh has starred in several of his films under this production, most of them turned out to be blockbusters, owing to this, he is widely known as Victory Venkatesh in the media.[2] Apart from films, He is the Captain of Telugu Warriors representing Tollywood in Celebrity Cricket League.[3][4] He has restarted the multi-starrer trend in telugu which has almost died with the Krishna, Shobhan babu generation. He maintains very good relations with all the other stars and has been controversy free all over his career which has spanned over 28 years.

Early life and Family[edit]

Venkatesh was born to prolific film producer and former MP, Dr. Ramanaidu Daggubati and Rajeshwari in Karamchedu village of Prakasam District. He has an elder brother Suresh Babu Daggubati who runs Suresh Productions, and a younger sister, Lakshmi. Venkatesh did his schooling in Don Bosco, Egmore, Chennai. He graduated with a Bachelors in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai and got his MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA.[5] After his return to India, he wanted to get into film production but instead, became an actor in Telugu films.[6]

Career and awards[edit]

He has acted as child artist in the 1971 film Prem Nagar. He debuted in Kaliyuga Pandavulu in the year 1986, which got him Nandi award for best male debut actor. At an early phase in his career, Venkatesh acted in Swarnakamalam, directed by K Viswanath, which was showcased at the 1989 International Film Festival of India, The film fetched him his second Nandi award& Filmfare Awards for his performance. In 1988, He then appeared in the successful musical romance film Prema, which fetched him Nandi Award &Filmfare Awards for best acting. Bobbili Raja, with Divya Bharti, was a box office hit.

Venkatesh then appeared in Ram Gopal Varma's road movie Kshana Kshanam alongside Sri Devi, which was a trend-setter and became a box office hit, in its second run. In 1991, Chanti, a family drama, which was re-made in Hindi as Anari, alongside Karishma Kapoor marking Venkatesh's Bollywood debut. Both the versions were box office hits. In the same year, he was starred in critically acclaimed films like Shatruvu and Surya IPS. He was then starred in Chinarayudu, another successful melodrama. In 1995, He appeared in another Bollywood flick Taqdeerwala alongside Raveena Tandon. In 1996, he was starred in Dharma Chakram and bagged another Nandi Award and Filmfare Award, for his performance. .[7]

He then appeared in several successful romantic family drama's like Preminchukundam Raa (1997), Suryavamsam (1998), which was later remade in Hindi with the same title, with Amitabh Bachhan in the lead role. He was then starred in the critically acclaimed thriller, Ganesh (1998), which fetched him another Nandi Award and Filmfare Award for his performance. He then appeared in blockbuster romance film's like Premante Idera alongside Preity Zinta (1998), Raja (1999) and Kalisundam Raa (2000), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year. In the same year Jayam Manade Raa fetched him another Filmfare Award for best acting. He then ventured into blockbuster romantic comedy's such as Prematho Raa (2001), Nuvvu Naaku Nachav (2001), Malliswari (2004) alongside Katrina Kaif. He then appeared in the action blockbuster Gharshana (2005). The family dramas Sankranthi (2005), Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule (2007), and the cross over cinema Chintakayala Ravi (2008) were runaway hits.[8]

Endorsements[edit]

On April 24, 2010, he signed with Manappuram General Finance and Leasing Ltd as their brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Below are the selected filmography of Venkatesh.

Awards[edit]

[10]

Sno Year Award Category Film Result
1 1986 Kinnera Award Best Actor Kaliyuga Pandavulu Won
2 1986 Nandi Awards Best Male Debut Kaliyuga Pandavulu Won
3 1988 Kinnera Award Best Actor Brahma Puthrudu Won
4 1988 Nandi Special Jury Award Best Actor Swarna Kamalam Won
5 1988 Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Prema Won
6 1988 Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu Best Actor Swarna Kamalam Won
7 1990 Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu Best Actor Bobbili Raja Won
8 1991 Bhagyanagar Award Best Actor Shatruvu Won
9 1991 Cinegoer Best Actor Coolie No.1 Won
10 1991 Madras filmfans award Best Actor Coolie No.1 Won
11 1992 Yuvavahini Award Best Actor Sundarakanda Won
12 1992 Cinegoers Award Best Actor Sundarakanda Won
13 1993 Kalasagar Award Best Actor Abbaigaru Won
14 1993 Cinegoers Award Best performance Abbaigaru Won
15 1995 Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Dharma Chakram Won
16 1996 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Best Actor Dharma Chakram Won
17 1996 Kalasagar Award Best Actor Dharma Chakram Won
18 1996 Vamsi Berkley Award Best Actor Dharma Chakram Won
19 1996 Vamsi Berkley Award Best film Pavithra Bandham Won
20 1998 Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Ganesh Won
21 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Won
22 Kinnera Awards Won
23 2000 Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Kalisundam Raa Won
24 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Best Actor Jayam Manade Raa Won
25 2005 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Best Actor Sankranthi Nominated
26 Santosham Best Actor Award Won
27 2007 Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule Won
28 Santosham Best Actor Award Won
29 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Nominated

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