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 53)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana,Andhra Pradesh, 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 (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 has starred in sixty nine feature films. He has played a variety of challenging roles including action and comedy in Telugu cinema and a few Bollywood films.[1] He has received seven Nandi awards, and 4 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]

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] he started a film called Radha

Career and awards[edit]

 Venkatesh is known as Remake Raja - King of remakes. Several of his movies were remakes and most of them were hit. Many of his straight movies as well were remade to 
different languages. He is known for his simplicity and down to earth nature. He is the only star actor who was never into a single controversy till date.

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 for his performance. In 1988, He then appeared in the successful musical romance film Prema, which fetched him Nandi Award 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 alongside Katrina Kaif (2004). 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]

 In 2009, he teamed up with Kamal Haasan for Eeenadu, which was released in September 2009. He then appeared in Namo Venkatesa, directed by Sreenu Vytla; it was released as a Sankranthi special and celebrated its grand 100 days function on April 26, being 2010’s first 100-day film.[9] In 2010 He was seen in Nagavalli, a remake of Aptharakshaka.[10] In 2012, He was starred in Bodyguard a runaway hit. In 2013, He garnered critical acclaim for his performance in Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, a multi starrer of contemporary Telugu cinema alongside Mahesh Babu.[2]

Endorsements[edit]

On April 24, 2010, he signed with Manappuram General Finance and Leasing Ltd as their brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh.[11]

Filmography[edit]

No Year Title Role Co-star(s) Director Notes
1 1971 Prem Nagar K. S. Prakash Rao Child-artist
2 1986 Kaliyuga Pandavulu Vijay Kushboo K.Raghavendra Rao
3 1986 Brahma Rudrulu Satya Prasad Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Rajani K. Murali Mohan Rao
4 1987 Ajeyudu Murali Shobana G Ram Mohan Rao
5 1987 Bharatamlo Arjunudu Arjun Kushboo K.Raghavendra Rao Remake of Hindi film Arjun
6 1987 Trimurtulu Raja Shobhana K. Murali Mohan Rao Remake of Hindi film Naseeb
7 1987 Vijetha Vikram Vikram Farha SS.Ravichandra
8 1987 Srinivasa Kalyanam Srinivas Bhanupriya, Gouthami Kodi Ramakrishna
9 1988 Raktha Tilakam Krishna Prasad Amala Akkineni B. Gopal Remade as Hindi film Pratikar 1991
10 1988 Brahma Puthrudu Shakthi Rajani Dasari Narayana Rao Remade as Hindi film Rakhwala 1989
11 1988 Swarna Kamalam Chandra Sehkar Bhanupriya Kasinadhuni Viswanath
12 1988 Varasudochhadu Raghu / Bose Suhasini A.Mohan Gandhi
13 1989 Prema Pruthvi Revathi, Kalpana Suresh Krishna
14 1989 Ontari Poratam Raja Swetha, Rupinni K.Raghavendra Rao
15 1989 Dhruva Nakshatram Dhruva Kumar Rajani Y.Nageswara Rao Remade as Hindi film Jeevan Ek Sanghursh 1990
16 1989 Two Town Rowdy Shakthi Radha Dasari Narayana Rao Remake of Hindi film Tezaab
17 1990 Aggiramudu Aggi Ramudu & Vijay (Duelrole) Amala Akkineni, Gouthami SS. Ravichandra
18 1990 Bobbili Raja Raja Divya Bharati B. Gopal
19 1991 Shatruvu Ashok Vijayashanti Kodi Ramakrishna
20 1991 Coolie No.1 Raju (Bharath) Tabu K.Raghavendra Rao
21 1991 Surya IPS Surya Vijayashanti A. Kodandarami Reddy
22 1991 Kshana Kshanam Chandu Sridevi Ram Gopal Varma
23 1992 Chanti Chanti Meena Ravi Raja Pinisetty Remake of Tamil film Chinna Thambi
24 1992 Chinarayudu Chinarayudu Vijayashanti B. Gopal Remake of Tamil film Chinna Gounder
25 1992 Sundarakanda Venkateswarlu Meena, Aparna K.Raghavendra Rao Remake of Tamil Film Sundara Kandam
Remade as Hindi Film Andaz
26 1993 Anari Rama Karishma Kapoor K. Murali Mohan Rao Remake of Telugu Movie Chanti
& Tamil Movie Chinna Thambi
27 1993 Kondapalli Raja Raja Nagma Ravi Raja Pinisetty Remake of Hindi film Khudgarz
28 1993 Abbaigaru Dora Babu Meena E. V. V. Satyanarayana Remake of Tamil Movie Enga Chinna Rasa
& Hindi Movie Beta
29 1994 Super Police Vijay Soundarya, Nagma K. Murali Mohan Rao A R Rahman's first Telugu movie
30 1994 Muddula Priyudu Ramu / Raju Ramya Krishna, Rambha K.Raghavendra Rao
31 1995 Pokiri Raja Chanti & Balaraju (DuelRole) Roja, Pratibha Sinha A. Kodandarami Reddy Remake of Hindi film Aankhen
32 1995 Taqdeerwala Suraj Raveena Tandon K. Murali Mohan Rao Remake of Telugu film Yamaleela
33 1996 Dharma Chakram Rakesh Ramyakrishna, Prema Suresh Krishna
34 1996 Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya Ravi Chandra Shilpa Shetty, Malashri K.Raghavendra Rao
35 1996 Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu Sriram Soundarya, Vineetha E. V. V. Satyanarayana Remake of Tamil Film Thaikulame Thaikulame
Remade as Hindi Movie Gharwali Baharwali
36 1996 Saradha Bullodu Vijay Nagma, Sanghavi Ravi Raja Pinisetty
37 1996 Pavithra Bandham Vijay Soundarya Muthyala Subbaiah Remade as Hindi Movie Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
38 1997 Chinnabbayi Sundaraiyya Ramya Krishna, Ravali, Indraja K. Viswanath
39 1997 Preminchukundam Raa Giri Anjala Zaveri Jayanth C. Paranjee
40 1997 Pellichesukundam Anand Soundarya, Laila Muthyala Subbaiah Remade as Hindi Movie Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
41 1998 Suryavamsam Harichandra Prasad & Bhanu Prasad (Duelrole) Meena, Sanghavi, Raadhika B. Srinivasa Rao Remake of Tamil Movie Suryavamsam
Remade as Hindi Movie Sooryavansham
42 1998 Ganesh Ganesh Rambha, Madhubala Tirupathi Swamy
43 1998 Premante Idera Murali Preity Zinta Jayanth C. Paranjee
44 1999 Raja Raja Soundarya Muppalaneni Shiva Remake of Tamil film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
45 1999 Seenu Seenu Twinkle Khanna Shashi Remake of Tamil film Sollamale
46 2000 Kalisundam Raa Raghu Simran Uday Shankar
47 2000 Jayam Manade Raa Mahadeva Naidu & Rudrama Naidu / Abhiram (Duelrole) Soundarya, Bhanupriya N.Shankar
48 2001 Devi Putrudu Balaram & Krishna (Duelrole) Anjala Zaveri, Soundarya Kodi Ramakrishna
49 2001 Prematho Raa Chandra Sekhar / Chandu Simran Uday Shankar
50 2001 Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Venkateswarlu / Venky Aarti Agarwal K. Vijaya Bhaskar
51 2002 Vasu Vasu Bhumika A. Karunakaran
52 2002 Gemini Gemini Namitha Saran Remake of Tamil film Gemini
53 2003 Vasantham Ashok Kalyani, Aarti Agarwal Vikraman
54 2004 Malliswari Pellikani Prasad Katrina Kaif K. Vijaya Bhaskar
55 2004 Gharshana DCP Rama Chandra Asin, Yana Gupta Gautham Menon Remake of Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha
56 2005 Soggadu Victory Venktakesh Tarun, Arti Agarwal Ravi Babu Cameo appearance
57 2005 Sankranthi Raghavendra Sneha, Arti Agarwal Muppalaneni Shiva Remake of Tamil film Aanandham
58 2005 Subash Chandra Bose Subash Chandra Bose & Ashok (Duelrole) Shriya Saran, Genelia K. Raghavendra Rao
59 2006 Lakshmi Lakshmi Narayana Nayantara, Charmme V.V. Vinayak
60 2007 Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule Ganesh Trisha Selvaraghavan
61 2007 Tulasi Parvathaneni Tulasi Ram Nayantara, Shriya Saran Boyapati Srinu
62 2008 Chintakayala Ravi Ravi Anushka, Mamta Mohandas Yogi
63 2009 Eenadu Commissioner Eeshwar Prasad Kamal Haasan Chakri Toleti Remake of Hindi filmA Wednesday!
64 2010 Namo Venkatesa Venkataramana / Venky Trisha Srinu Vytla
65 2010 Nagavalli Nagabhairava Rajashekhara & Vijay (Duelrole) Anushka, Richa,
Shraddha Das, Poonam Kaur,
Kamalinee Mukherjee
P. Vasu Remake of Kannada film Aptharakshaka
66 2012 Bodyguard Venkatadri / Venky Trisha, Saloni Aswani Gopichand Malineni Remake of Malayalam film & Hindi film Bodyguard
67 2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Ballari Babu Sameera Reddy Krish Cameo appearance
68 2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Peddodu Mahesh Babu, Samantha, Anjali Srikanth Addala
69 2013 Shadow Rajaram Taapsee, Srikanth Meher Ramesh
70 2013 Masala Balaram Ram, Anjali, Shazahn Padamsee K. Vijaya Bhaskar Remake of Hindi film Bol Bachchan
71 2014 Drushyam Rambabu Meena Sripriya Remake of Malayalam film Drishyam
72 2014 Gopala Gopala Pawan Kalyan, Shriya saran Kishore Kumar Pardasany Remake of Hindi film Oh My God [12]

Awards[edit]

[13]

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 1991 Bhagyanagar Award Best Actor Shatruvu Won
7 1991 Cinegoer Best Actor Coolie No.1 Won
8 1991 Madras filmfans award Best Actor Coolie No.1 Won
9 1992 Yuvavahini Award Best Actor Sundarakanda Won
10 1992 Cinegoers Award Best Actor Sundarakanda Won
11 1993 Kalasagar Award Best Actor Abbaigaru Won
12 1993 Cinegoers Award Best performance Abbaigaru Won
13 1995 National Award, Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Dharma Chakram Won
14 1996 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Best Actor Dharma Chakram Won
15 1996 Kalasagar Award Best Actor Dharma Chakram Won
16 1996 Vamsi Berkley Award Best Actor Dharma Chakram Won
17 1996 Vamsi Berkley Award Best film Pavithra Bandham Won
18 1998 Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Ganesh Won
19 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Won
20 Kinnera Awards Won
21 2000 National Award (special Jury ) Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Kalisundam Raa Won
22 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Best Actor Jayam Manade Raa Won
23 2005 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Best Actor Sankranthi Nominated
24 Santosham Best Actor Award Won
25 2007 Nandi Award for Best Actor Best Actor Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule Won
26 Santosham Best Actor Award Won
27 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Nominated

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