10 January 1949
|Family||See Allu–Konidela family|
Allu Aravind (born 10 January 1949) is an Indian film producer and distributor in Tollywood. He produces films under his production banner Geetha Arts. He is one of co-owners of the Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters FC.
Aravind is the son of Telugu actor Allu Rama Lingaiah. He has three sons named Allu Venkatesh, Allu Arjun, and Allu Sirish. Arjun and Sirish are actors in Tollywood. He is the maternal uncle of actor Ram Charan. Some of his notable works as a producer are Vijetha (1985), Master (1997), Ninaithen Vandhai (Tamil) (1998), Mangalyam Tantunanena (Kannada) (1998), Annayya (2000 film), Pellam Oorelithe (2003), Gangotri (2003), Johnny (2003), Bunny (2005), Jalsa (2008), Ghajini (2008),Magadheera (2009), Darling (2015) (Tamil), Sarrainodu and Dhruva (both in 2016).Apart from film production Geetha Arts has been into film distribution network as well.
- As actor
- As Producer
He has made many films in the last few years. Jalsa, a Telugu film starring Pawan Kalyan grossed $10 million at the box office. Itof 2008 and the second highest grosser amongst Telugu films. Their next – Ghajini, a Bollywood movie starring Aamir Khan grossed over $45 million at box office, making it the highest grossing Indian film. The Magadheera, a big-budget swords and sandal epic that grossed $25 million at the box office. The movie was the highest-grossing Telugu film of 2009.
|1990||Pratibandh||Ravi Raja Pinisetty|
|1994||The Gentleman||Mahesh Bhatt|
|1997||Mere Sapno Ki Rani||K. Raghavendra Rao||co-produced with C. Ashwani Dutt and K. Raghavendra Rao under "Shri Raghavendra Movie Corporation"|
|1999||Kaun?||Ram Gopal Varma||co-produced with Mukesh Udeshi under "Kshitij Production Combines"|
|2002||Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai||K. Murali Mohan Rao|
|2003||Calcutta Mail||Sudhir Mishra||co-produced with C. Ashwani Dutt and Mukesh Udeshi under "Siri Media Arts"|
|2008||Ghajini||A.R. Murugadoss||Stardust Hottest New Film Award|
|1998||Mangalyam Tantunanena||V. S. Reddy|
|2016||Sundaranga Jaana||Ramesh Aravind|
|1998||Ninaithen Vandhai||K. Selva Bharathy||co-produced with C. Ashwani Dutt and K. Raghavendra Rao under "Shri Raghavendra Movie Corporation"|
Awards and honors
- Champions of Change Award in 2019, for his exceptional work in social welfare in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The award was conferred by Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhavan New Delhi on 20 January 2020.
- Santosham Dasarii Smarakam Award (Producer) at 15th Santosham Film Awards.
Allu Aravind is one of the minority stake holders of the football club Kerala Blasters FC that competes in the Indian Super League, the top tier of Indian Football. He is a key person and co-owner of aha, a Telugu-streaming over-the-top service.
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- "Allu Sirish Biography, Profile, Date of Birth, Star Sign, Height, Siblings – Movies – Tollywood, Bollywood, Hollywood, News, Profiles". Filmcentro.com. Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Tollywood Box Office Collection 2020 | Telugu Movie Collections". Tollywood Buzz. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
- "Allu Aravind Received 'Champions of Change' Award From Former President of India | Champions of Change Awards". andhrawishesh.com.
- "Pranab Mukherjee confers 'Champions of Change 2019' award to Allu Aravind". thehansindia.com. 20 January 2020.