Subbaraju

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Subba Raju
Born Penmatsa Subba Raju
(1977-02-27) February 27, 1977 (age 37)
Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
Other names Subbaraju, Subba Raju
Height 6 ft 3 in

Penmatsa Subbaraju is an actor and fighter in Tollywood. He acted in many Tollywood films like Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi, Arya and Pokiri.

Background[edit]

Subbaraju was born in Bhimavaram, to Penmatsa Ramakrishnam Raju and Vijayalakshmi. He has one elder brother, Pullam Raju, who is a Sanskrit teacher. Subbaraju did his education in D. N. R. College, Bhimavaram. He did his Bachelors Degree in Mathematics before doing a computer course and joining Dell Computers, Hyderabad.

Film career[edit]

Subbaraju's introduction to the cinema world was an accident. Tollywood director Krishna Vamsi's personal assistant asked him to fix a computer issue for Krishna Vamsi's personal computer. After going to Krishna Vamsi's house, Subbaraju was offered a small role in Krishna Vamsi's Khadgam.

Popular roles[edit]

  • Subbaraju made his debut in Tollywood with the film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, directed by Puri Jagannadh. He played the role of a boxer, who is defeated by the hero in the climax. This role brought him opportunities to star as a fighter/small negative roles in subsequent films.
  • He played a henchman who will do anything for his boss in the movie Arya. In one scene the heroine slaps him, leading him to consider killing his boss' son to exact his revenge. The boss's son is played by Siva Balaji.
  • He played a role in Nenunnanu as Sreya's cheating lover.
  • He played a land settlement mafia gangster Nayar in the movie Pokiri, he attempts to kill hero Mahesh Babu, but towards the end he is killed by the hero.
  • Although he wants to do different types of roles, he is mainly offered villain/negative role because of his physique.
  • Currently, he dons different roles in Tollywood, Kollywood as well as Bollywood.
  • He is playing a hero in the remake of Kannada Film Duniya.[1] Malli will direct the film.
  • He has been in transitional phase from negative to a redeeming character in movies lately, as can be seen in Mirchi (2013).

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2014 Yevadu Telugu
Thalaivan Tamil
Madha Gaja Raja Tamil
2013 Sound Thoma Malayalam Malayalam Debut
Mirchi Telugu
Iddarammayilatho Telugu
2012 Devudu Chesina Manushulu Telugu
Bodyguard Telugu Remake of the Malayalam film Bodyguard
2011 Nenu Naa Rakshasi Inspector Vikram Telugu
Aha Naa Pellanta Telugu
Dookudu Telugu
Golconda High School Telugu Released - Board of Director
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Yera Hindi
2010 Pappu Detective Ram Telugu
Leader Dhanunjay Telugu
Seetharamula Kalyanam Telugu
Bindaas Telugu
Namo Venkatesa Telugu
Sanchari Kannada
Khaleja Telugu
2009 Billa Telugu
Siddham Telugu
Sasirekha Parinayam Telugu
2008 Maa Ayana Chanti Pilladu Veerababu Telugu
Neninthe Mallik Telugu Telugu film actor
Raksha Telugu
Baladur Telugu
Bujjigadu Telugu
Kantri Telugu
Parugu Telugu
Pourudu Policeman Hussain Telugu
Okka Magaadu Telugu
Gaja Kannada
2007 Tulasi Telugu
Athidhi Villain Telugu
Sri Mahalakshmi Telugu
Pokkiri Baangu Tamil
Yogi Saidulu, Main Villain Telugu Remake of the Kannada Film Jogi
Gautama Buddha Hindi
Desamuduru Murugesha Telugu
2006 Stalin Telugu Cameo
Pournami Telugu
Nenjirukkum Varai Tamil
Pokiri Mallesh (Villain Gang Member) Telugu
Shock Telugu
2005 Bhadra Telugu
Allari Pidugu Telugu
Jagapati Telugu
Subash Chandra Bose Telugu
Soggadu Telugu
Aayudham Naaga Tamil
Sadaa Mee Sevalo Telugu
Relax Telugu
2004 Arya Telugu
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Tamil Remake of Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
2003 Guest House Villain's friend Telugu
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Telugu
Khadgam Telugu

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