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Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun at Vaishali audio launch.jpg
Arjun at the audio launch event of Vaishali in April 2011.
Born Allu Arjun
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Telugu
Occupation Actor, Producer, Model, Dancer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Allu Sneha Reddy
Children Allu Ayaan
Parent(s) Allu Aravind
Nirmala Allu
Relatives Allu Rama Lingaiah (paternal grandfather),
Chiranjeevi (maternal uncle)
Pawan Kalyan (maternal uncle)
Ram Charan (cousin)
Allu Sirish (Brother)
Sai Dharam Tej (cousin)
Varun Tej (cousin)
Niharika Konidela (Cousin)

Allu Arjun is an Indian film actor who works in Telugu cinema. He has won three Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Awards for Parugu, Vedam and Race Gurram two Nandi Special Jury Awards for Arya and Parugu, and CineMAA Award for Best Actor Male for Gangotri And Race Gurram.His official facebook page has got 9 million+ likes which is a record number for any south hero.He is the ambassador for many brands including 7 Up, Close-Up (toothpaste), Joyalukkas, LOT mobiles, OLX, Hero MotoCorp, Colgate.

Personal life[edit]

Allu Arjun was born to producer Allu Aravind and Nirmala. He is the paternal grandson of comedian Allu Rama Lingaiah..

On 6 March 2011, Arjun married Sneha Reddy in Hyderabad.[1] He has a son born in 2014 .



After playing child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun appeared in Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao's Gangotri. The movie completed 100 days in 102 centers.[2] Arjun then appeared in Sukumar's comedy Arya.[3] stated "With his exceptionally great performance in Arya, hero Allu Arjun announces that he is here to stay and to leave a mark of his own."[4]

He next starred in V. V. Vinayak's Bunny playing the role of Bunny, a college student. praised his mannerisms and dancing.[5] His next film was A. Karunakaran's musical love story Happy . He starred as Bunny, a happy-go-lucky guy working as a pizza delivery boy who lives life for the moment. IndiaGlitz wrote "It is Allu Arjun's show all the way. The young man thrust into a challenging role has reveled and revealed his ability. In fun situations he is spontaneous. In emotional ones, especially the one in climax, Allu Arjun is simply splendid. Happy may be the film in which the actor in him seems to have come of age."[6]

He starred in Puri Jagannadh's action film Desamuduru, in which he played the role of Bala Govindam, a fearless journalist who falls with a woman with a darker past. IndiaGlitz in the film review wrote "Allu Arjun's performance is excellent all through the film. He showed good ease in dances as well as in action scenes. He built his body and did a lot of exercise to get a macho man image. He flexed his muscles in action scenes and they were perfectly captured by cinematographer Shyam K Naidu."[7] He was also nominated for Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award.[citation needed]


His next film was Bhaskar's Parugu where he played the role of Krishna, a happy go lucky guy from Hyderabad who helps his friend to elope with his love, only to experience the wrath of the woman's father and the emotional struggle he felt. wrote "Allu Arjun is pretty excellent in the first half as the characterization in the first half is vibrant and needs loads of energy. He carried the entire first half on his shoulders. He excelled in the emotional scenes in the second half."[8] He won a Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award for his performance in the film.[citation needed] After playing a guest role in Shankar Dada Zindabad, he starred in Sukumar's psychological love story Arya 2. He played the role of Arya, an orphan who is behaviorally sick in that he is consumed with possessiveness for his friend Ajay, who never accepts him. Sify wrote "Allu Arjun is full of energy as the guy caught in the powerful current of love. Though he plays the part with negative shades, his characterization could evoke a lot of sympathy from the audiences. His dances are mind-blowing and he excels in emotional scenes."[9] wrote "Allu Arjun is perfect as Arya. His character in the movie has the qualities of a psychotic and he portrayed the character flawlessly. He shined in emotional scenes in the second half of the movie. Allu Arjun is probably the best dancer of current era in Tollywood. That is the reason why he made hugely difficult dances appear fluid and effortless in the first four songs of the movie."[10] He was also nominated for the second time for Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award.[citation needed]

Arjun starred in two experimental films in 2010. The first was Gunasekhar's Varudu . Rediff wrote "Allu Arjun has put in a competent performance, subdued when necessary and volatile when needed." While Rediff stated, "He's a good dancer and does justice to his role."[11] His next film was Krish's Vedam. He played the role of Cable Raju, a lower middle class guy hailing from Jubilee Hills slum who pretends to be a rich guy before his love. Arjun won his second Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award.[citation needed]

His next release was V. V. Vinayak's action film Badrinath. He played the role of Badri, a warrior who is assigned to protect the shrine of Badrinath by his Guru, to whom he is very loyal. wrote "Allu Arjun has taken tremendous pain in traveling to Vietnam to learn south-east-Asian martial arts for this movie. All his hard work shows up in the movie where he appears more like a warrior from south-east-Asian regions (Chinese or Japanese) with a pony tail and leather gear (chest belt and shoes). He is amazing with fluid movements in the dances. He is good with fights."[12] The movie completed a 50-day run in 187 centers.[13]

After Badrinath, Arjun appeared in the film Julayi, a heist drama which released in 2012. Arjun played the role of Ravindra Narayan, a street-smart yet spoilt brat whose life takes a drastic turn after he becomes the witness of a huge bank robbery. The Times of India wrote "Allu Arjun puts in a confident performance as the loveable rogue. It's a role that is right up his alley and he carries it off with a characteristic panache. He lights up the screen with his dancing in particular, pulling off some pretty challenging dance moves."[14] He was nominated for SIIMA Award for Best Actor.[citation needed] He later starred in Puri Jagannadh's romantic love story Iddarammayilatho playing the role of Sanju Reddy, a guitarist with a dark past. The Times of India wrote "True to his tag of 'stylish star', Allu Arjun looks trendier than ever before. His character of a guitarist, who is a street performer in Barcelona, was at its best sketchy, and looks completely different from his previous films. He once again proves that he is a good actor and probably because of the action director's meticulous planning, he makes perfect expressions in all the fight scenes."[15]


In 2014, he appeared in a cameo in Vamsi Paidipally's Yevadu.[16] The Hindu wrote "Allu Arjun shows what an actor can do even in a short role, in the few minutes he packs his experience, internalises the character and makes an impressive exit even as he loses his identity."[17] His next film was Surender Reddy's Race Gurram in which he played the role of a carefree guy.[18] The Deccan Chronicle wrote "Allu Arjun definitely steals the show with his energetic performance. He is good with his comedy timing and has also improved a lot as an actor. He actually carries the film on his shoulders. His dancing skills are utilised well too"[19] He won third time Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award.[20]

Arjun produced and acted in a short film I Am That Change (2014) to spread awareness on individual social responsibility. The movie was directed by Sukumar which was screened in theatres across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on 15 August 2014. He acted in Trivikram Srinivas's S/O Satyamurthy which was released on 9 April 2015.[21] Later he acted in Guna Sekhar's Rudhramadevi which is the first Indian 3D historical film.[22][23] Later he signed project titled Sarainodu with Boyapati Srinu.[24]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Ceremony Category Year Film Result Reference
Nandi Awards Nandi Special Jury Award 2005 Arya Won [25]
2009 Parugu Won [26]
Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu 2008 Desamuduru Nominated [27]
2009 Parugu Won [28]
2010 Arya 2 Nominated [29][30]
2011 Vedam Won [31]
2015 Race Gurram Won [20]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor Award 2013 Julai Nominated [32]
2015 Race Gurram Nominated [33]
Santosham Film Awards Santosham Best Young Performers Award 2004 Arya Won [34]
2005 Bunny Won [35]

Charitable Works[edit]

In 2013,Allu Arjun donated Rs 10 lakhs towards the Uttarakhand disaster relief fund.In 2014,he donated Rs 25 lakhs towards Hudhud Cylone Relief Operations and appealed AP CM shri N. Chandrababu Naidu garu to spend the amount for the fishermen who lost everything.He also donates blood twice in a year.


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