Nandamuri Harikrishna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nandamuri Harikrishna
Born (1956-09-02) 2 September 1956 (age 61)
Nimmakuru, Andhra State, India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Politician, Actor, Producer
Years active 1967–1970 (Child Actor), 1974-2005
Political party Telugu Desam Party
Spouse(s) Lakshmi (m. 1973) (3 children)
Shalinee (1 child)
Children Janaki Ram (Son) [1](deceased)
Kalyan Ram (Son)
Nandamuri Suhasini(Daughter)
NTR Jr. (Son)
Parent(s) N. T. Rama Rao
Basava Tarakam

Nandamuri Balakrishna (brother)
Purandhareswari (sister)
Taraka Ratna (nephew)
N. Chandrababu Naidu (brother-in-law)

Bhuvaneshwari (sister)

Nandamuri Harikrishna (born 2 September 1956 in Nimmakuru, Andhra State, India) is an Indian film actor and politician. He is best known for his works in Telugu cinema as a child artist in the 60s.

Political Background[edit]

He is the fourth son of actor, director, producer, founder of Telugu Desam Party and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. In 2008, he was a candidate of the Telugu Desam Party for election to Rajya Sabha.[2]

Personal life[edit]

From his first marriage, he has two sons, Janaki Ram and Kalyan Ram and a daughter Suhasini. From another woman whom he later married, he has a son, Taraka Ram who was later renamed as NTR Jr by his grandfather, NTR himself. Both Kalyan Ram and Jr. NTR are well noted actors in the Telugu cinema, with the latter being among the top league.

Film career[edit]

Harikrishna made his acting debut as a child artist in Sri Krishnavataram[3] as little Krishna in 1964, directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao. He then starred in Talla Pellamma (1970), which was followed by Tatamma Kala (1974), Ram Raheem (1974) and Daana Veera Shura Karna (1977). After a long gap, he returned to his acting career with a guest role in the Mohan Babu-starrer Sri Ramulayya (1998), followed by a full length role alongside Nagarjuna in Seetharama Raju (1999). His notable films are Laahiri Laahiri Laahirilo (2002) and Seetayya (2003), which are directed by YVS Chowdary; these films are biggest hits of his career.


Year Film Role Notes
1967 Sri Krishnavataram Little Krishna Child Artist
1970 Talla Pellama Child Artist
1974 Tatamma Kala Venkatesam
Ram Raheem Raheem
1977 Daana Veera Soora Karna Arjuna Also Producer of the Movie
1998 Sri Ramulayya Comrade 'Sathyam' Cameo Role
1999 Seetharama Raju Seetayya
2002 Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo Krishnama Naidu
Siva Rama Raju Ananda Bhupati Raju Cameo Role
2003 Seetayya Seetayya
Tiger Harischandra Prasad Harischandra Prasad
2004 Swamy Swamy
2005 Sravanamasam Trimurtulu


  1. ^ Janaki Ram Died in an accident
  2. ^ "Detailed Profile: Shri Nandamuri Harikrishna". Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Sri Krishnavataram (1967)". Retrieved 2010-09-12. 

External links[edit]