4 February 1962 |
Lakshmipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Rajasekhar (born Raja Sekhar on 4 February 1962) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and few Tamil films. In a career spanning more than twenty five years, he acted in a variety of roles. He was starred in classics like Shrutilayalu, Allari Priyudu, and Anna premiered at International Film Festival of India
Rajasekhar was born in Lakshmipuram, Theni district of Tamil Nadu in a Tamil family to D. C Varadharajan, a retired Police Officer and Andalu Pillai. His brother Selva has also appeared in Tamil film as a lead actor. Before joining films, he studied M. B. B. S. and practiced in Chennai. He married erstwhile Telugu actress Jeevitha and has two daughters. His daughter Shivani would debut in films with upcoming movie Vanda Ki Vanda.
Rajashekhar made his Telugu film debut in 1985 with Vande Mataram. Since then, he has acted in variety of films like Pratighatana, Repati Pourulu, Station Master, Shrutilayalu, Kashmora, Aradhana, Talambralu, Aruna Kiranam, Mamatala Kovela and Akka Mogudu.
After that he acted in movies that created an image as an Angry Young Man in movies like Ahuti,Aartanaadam Nyayam Kosam, Ankusam, Magadu, Rowdyism Nasinchali, Morotodu Na Mogudu, Anna, Papa Kosam, Balarama Krishnulu, Agraham and Sivaiya"Evadaithe Nakenti" etc.
Later he also gained fame for his drama films like Ma Ayana Bangaram, Suryudu, Simha Raasi, Ma Annaya, Deergha Sumangali Bhava,Manasunna Maaraju and Gorintaku. He was also applauded for his performance in romance film Allari Priyudu. He also tried his hand in comedy with "Na Style Veru which went well with audience.
He is considered a versatile Actor. His performance in Omkaram is a classic example for that, which was directed by Kannada Director Upendra. His electrifying performance in movie Sheshu,was applauded critically.
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