Kartikeya Gummakonda

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Kartikeya Gummakonda
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Gummakonda in 2019
Born (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 29)[1]
Other namesKartikeya
Alma materNIT Warangal
Years active2017–present

Kartikeya Gummakonda (born 21 September 1992) is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Telugu films. He is noted for his performance as "Shiva" in the 2018 romantic action film RX100. He then appeared in films such as Hippi, Guna 369, Nani's Gang Leader and 90ML.

Early and personal life[edit]

Kartikeya Gummakonda was born and brought up in Hyderabad. His parents own a school in the neighbourhood of Vanasthalipuram.[2] After graduating from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, he chose to pursue a career in acting.[3]

In August 2021, Gummakonda got engaged to his girlfriend Lohitha Reddy whom he met during college days in 2010.[4]


Gummakonda made his debut with Prematho Mee Karthik (2017), but became noted with RX 100 (2018) directed by Ajay Bhupathi under the banner Kartikeya Creative Works.[5] The film was a commercial success which earned him recognition.[6][7][8] In the consecutive year, he appeared in films such as Hippi, Guna 369, Nani's Gang Leader and 90ML, with all four releasing in 2019.[9][10] Gummakonda worked out in order to achieve authenticity in the role of a kickboxer for Hippi.[8] Guna 369 is about a real incident that took place in Ongole.[11][12] In a review of the film by The Times of India, the reviewer wrote that "Karthikeya does his best to pour life into the titular character".[13]

Gummakonda made his first appearance as a villain opposite Nani in Gang Leader.[14][15] He landed the role after the film's director Vikram Kumar liked his acting in RX 100,[14] and he received positive reviews for his portrayal of Dev.[16] Despite enjoying the craze, his intent to evolve as a performer was clearly seen in his antagonist role from Nani's Gang Leader. Post the success of it, he's signed to play an interesting lead role in 90ML.[17][18] In a review of the film by The Times of India, the reviewer wrote that "Kartikeya gets a role that requires him to dance like a dream and fight like a pro for the most part and he aces it completely."[19] In 2021, he played Basti Balaraju in Chaavu Kaburu Challaga, a hearse driver who falls in love with a widow. Reviewing his performance, a critic from The Indian Express stated: "Kartikeya wins applauds for his depiction of Basthi Balaraju."[20]

As of 2021, Gummakonda is signed to play the antagonist in the Ajith-starrer Valimai.[21] His another film Raja Vikramarka, where he plays the role of an NIA officer, is releasing on 12 November.[22]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise needed.
Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2017 Prematho Mee Karthik Karthik [3]
2018 RX 100 Shiva [7]
2019 Hippi Devdas Nadimpalli (Hippi) [9]
Guna 369 Guna [23]
Gang Leader Dev [15]
90ML Devadas [24]
2021 Chaavu Kaburu Challaga Basthi Balaraju [25]
Valimai Films that have not yet been released TBA Debut Tamil film; filming [21]
Raja VikramarkaFilms that have not yet been released TBA Filming [22]


Year Series / Show Role Network Notes Ref.
2020 Bigg Boss S4 Guest / Performer (Dance) Star Maa Episode 49 [26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2018 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Find of the Year - Male RX 100 Won
2019 17th Santosham Film Awards Best Actor Won
2021 9th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role – Telugu Nani's Gang Leader Won


  1. ^ "Kartikeya Gummakonda Birthday: A Look at the actor's upcoming films". The Times of India. 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  2. ^ a b Tanmayi, Bhawana. "Karthikeya happy to be called a debutant". Telangana Today. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  3. ^ a b "Kartikeya Gummakonda reminisces his time before foraying into films". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ "RX100 actor Karthikeya gets engaged to girlfriend Lohitha". The News Minute. 2021-08-24.
  5. ^ "RX 100 trailer: It is an interesting mix of bold love and bloody violence". indianexpress.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (December 11, 2019). "Kartikeya gets into thinking mode". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  7. ^ a b "'RX 100' box office collections: Karthikeya and Payal Rajput's film rakes in more than Rs 10 Cr gross in 4 days - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ a b "A different side to Kartikeya Gummakonda". Deccan Chronicle. June 5, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "RX100 fame Kartikeya's Hippi goes on floors". The Indian Express. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  10. ^ "Kartikeya Gummakonda hits the jackpot with Kalaipuli S Thanu's film - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  11. ^ "Get details about Kartikeya Gummakonda's next with debut director Arun Jandhyala - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  12. ^ "Hippi is very different from RX100: Kartikeya Gummakonda". June 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Guna 369 Movie Review {2/5}: Takes too long to get to the point". The Times of India.
  14. ^ a b Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (September 10, 2019). "Karthikeya: Never a dull moment for me". The Hindu.
  15. ^ a b "'RX 100' fame Kartikeya excited about his role in Nani – Vikram Kumar's film - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  16. ^ "Kartikeya Gummakonda thanked Vikram K Kumar and Nani for inspiring his performance in 'Gang Leader' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  17. ^ "Kartikeya Gummakonda's drunken antics". Deccan Chronicle. November 15, 2019.
  18. ^ Pecheti, AuthorPrakash. "Kartikeya on a new high with '90ML'". Telangana Today.
  19. ^ "90ML Movie Review: A film with no 'high' moments". The Times of India. 6 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Chaavu Kaburu Challaga review: Kartikeya Gummakonda's film makes for an engaging watch". The Indian Express. 2021-03-19.
  21. ^ a b "Shoot of Ajith's Valimai resumes in Chennai, actor to join sets soon". Hindustan Times. 2020-09-24.
  22. ^ a b "Actor Kartikeya shares picture ahead of shooting 'Raja Vikramarka'". Telangana Today. 2021-07-04.
  23. ^ "'Guna 369' review: Concoction of cliches". The New Indian Express.
  24. ^ Kumar, AuthorP Nagendra. "90 ML fulfilled my dream of being a commercial hero". Telangana Today.
  25. ^ "Chaavu Kaburu Challaga First Look: 'RX 100' fame Kartikeya turns into Basthi Balaraju". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  26. ^ "బిగ్‌బాస్ వేదికపై కార్తికేయ ఫెర్ఫార్మెన్స్‌కు ఫ్యాన్స్ ఫిదా.. సినీ వర్గాల ప్రశంసలు". https://filmibeat (in Telugu). Retrieved 2020-10-27.

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