Rajasekhar (actor)

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Rajasekhar
Born (1962-02-04) 4 February 1962 (age 55)
Lakshmipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Jeevitha (m. 1993-present)
Children Sivani (b. 1994)
Sivatmika (b. 1999)

Rajasekhar (born Rajasekhar Varadharajan 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 thirty years, he acted in a variety of roles.[1][2][3] He starred in Blockbusters films like Talambralu, Shrutilayalu, Aahuti, Ankusham, Magaadu, Allari Priyudu, Anna, Omkaram, Suryudu, Sivayya, Manasunna Maaraju, Maa Annayya, Simharasi, Evadaithe Nakenti & Gorintaku. The film Anna which premiered at International Film Festival of India.[4][5][6] Rajasekhar won 2 Filmfare Awards Best actor - Telugu for the films Magaadu & Anna. In his Entire Career he has acted in more than 75 Movies.

The Nature Waldorf School is owned by Rajasekhar & Jeevitha. The school is affiliated to Dr. Rajasekhar Charitable Trust and started its operations from July 2010. The mission of school is to impart non-commercialised education to students. The school is Located at Rd No. 45, Jubliee Hills. The school has Nursery to class XII.[7]

Early life[edit]

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.[8] 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.[9] His daughter Shivani would debut in films with upcoming movie Vanda Ki Vanda.[10] Recently Jeevitha has been named as one of the nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), with Pahlaj Nihalani as chairman.[11]

Career[edit]

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.

But movies from which he rose to fame & created an image of an Angry Young Man of Tollywood are Ahuti, Aartanaadam Nyayam Kosam, ][Ankusham]], Magadu, Rowdyism Nasinchali, Morotodu Na Mogudu, Anna, Papa Kosam, Balarama Krishnulu, Agraham,Sivaiya & "Evadaithe Nakenti".

Later he also gained fame for his family 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 tried his hand in comedy with Na Style Veru which was well received by audiences.[citation needed]

He is considered as a versatile actor.[12] His performance in Omkaram is a classic example of that, which was directed by Kannada director Upendra. His electrifying performance in movie Sheshu was applauded critically. His Biggest hit of the career came in year 2007 "Avadaithe Nakenti" & His Last Genuine hit was "Gorintaku" in the year 2008. Since then he has not got a Hit. His last film was "Gaddam Gang" in 2015.

His movie "Idthu thaanda police" was a huge hit in Tamil. He was then offered more movies in Tamil, his is noted in Tamil with films like "Meesaikaran", "Mannikka Vendugiren", "Aambala", "Diyaal", "Akka" etc.[13] As an actor, he has done movies related to all genres.

Filmography[edit]

Television

Awards[edit]

Controversy[edit]

Rajasekhar is known to the media for having clashes and heated arguments with Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi. Because of this, Chiranjeevi's fans attacked Rajasekhar. Chiranjeevi apologized for the attack.

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