Naresh (actor)

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Naresh Vijaya Krishna
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Born
Naresh Krishna Murthy
OccupationActor, Politician, Philanthropist
Years active1970–1972 (Child Actor)
1982–present
Notable work
Chitram Bhalare Vichitram
Sreevariki Prema Lekha
Jamba Lakidi Pamba
Sathamanam Bhavati
Guntur Talkies
Sammohanam (telugu film)
Spouse(s)Ramya Raghupathi
ChildrenNaveen Vijaya Krishna, Thejaswani, Ranveer
Parent(s)Vijaya Nirmala (Mother)
Krishna Murthy (father)
WebsiteNaresh Vijaya Krishna

Naresh Vijaya Krishna, popularly known as Naresh, is an Indian film actor, politician[1] and social activist known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and television. He began acting as child in 1970, and starred in around 200[2] films in a variety of roles including lead actor, father[3] and comedy roles. Some of the box office successes he appeared in were Rendu Jella Sita (1983), Sreevariki Prema Lekha (1984), Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Bava Bava Panneeru (1989), Manasu Mamatha (1990) and Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993). He also received the title H.E. (his Excellency) and received a PHD in arts (his 2nd doctorate) from the United Nations ICDRHRP group.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Naresh was born in Chennai to actress Vijaya Nirmala and her first husband, Krishna Murthy. Prior to joining theater, he attended Ramakrishna Mission High School, Hindu High School and then college at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan.

Naresh was married to Rekha.[6][7]He is now married to Ramya Raghupathi. He has three sons[8]

He currently resides in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

Naresh was a child actor in the film Pandanti Kapuram (1972) as well as Kavitha, and Santosh Sowbhagyam. He made his debut as an actor in a lead role with Prema Sankellu (1982), directed by his mother, Vijaya Nirmala. He then starred in the box office hit Nalugu Stambhalata (1982), directed by Sri Jandhyala and produced by Navata Krishnam Raju, followed by Prema Sankellu, also directed by his mother.[9] His other notable works include Rendu Jella Sita (1983), Sreevariki Prema Lekha (1984), Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Bava Bava Panneeru (1989), Manasu Mamatha (1990), Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993), Malliswari (2004), Oka Oorilo (2005), 100% Love (2011) and Drushyam (2014). Other works of his include Drushyam (2015), Guntur Talkies (2016) and Sathamanam Bhavati (2017).

Politics[edit]

Naresh is also an active politician, and a member of Bharatiya Janata Party state leader.[10]

He worked as a state youth wing president of AP, and state secretary BJP, state general secretary vice president for BJP and also contested from Hindupur parliamentary seat. He also did a 125 km Padayatra from Icchampally Project to Warangal alongside C. Vidyasagar Rao for linking of "Krishna and Godavari" waters and is active in the Rayalaseema development. He is the founder president of KIV Kalakarula Ikya Vidika[11] an NGO a non-profit and non-governmental organization, which works to protect ancient arts and support artists.[12]

Present[edit]

He is present president of the Movie Artists Association,[13] runs a YouTube channel name called PopCorn TV, and promotes organic farming for healthy life.

Filmography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  1. Rendu Kutumbala Katha (1970)
  2. Pandanti Kapuram (1972)
  3. Nalugu Stambhalata (1982)
  4. Prema Sankellu (1982)
  5. Puttadi Bomma (1983)
  6. Agni Samadhi (1983)
  7. Rendu Jella Sita (1983) as Gopi
  8. Ooha sri (1984)
  9. Sreevariki Prema Lekha (1984)
  10. Shrivaari Sobhanam (1985)
  11. Jeevana Poratam (1986)
  12. Choopulu Kalasina Shubhavela (1987)
  13. Damnit Katha Addam Tirigindi (1987)
  14. Mogudu Pellalu (1987)
  15. Mukkopi (1987)
  16. Shrutilayalu (1987)
  17. Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987) as Gopalam
  18. Two Town Rowdy (1987)
  19. Bava Bava Panneeru (1989)
  20. Hai Hai Nayaka (1989) as Ramakrishna
  21. Police Report (1989)
  22. Alajadi (1990)
  23. Justice Rudrama Devi (1990)
  24. Kokila (1990) as Siddhartha
  25. Manasu Mamatha (1990)
  26. Padmavati Kalyanam (1990)
  27. Police Bharya (1990)
  28. Nenera Police (1991)
  29. Naa Pellam Naa Ishtam (1991)
  30. Prema Enta Madhuram (1991)
  31. Shiva Shakti (1991)
  32. Adrishtam (1992)
  33. Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1992) as Nimmagadda Rajeswara Rao "Raja"/Prema
  34. Hello Darling (1992)
  35. Pelli Neeku Shubham Naaku (1992)
  36. Enti Bava Mareenu (1993)
  37. Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993)
  38. Konguchaatu Krishnaudu (1993)
  39. Prema Chitram Pelli Vichitram (1993)
  40. Aame (1994) as Vikram
  41. Pelli Koduku (1994)
  42. Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1995)
  43. Shri Krishnarjuna Vijayam (1996) as Narada
  44. Mama Bagunnaavaa (1997)
  45. Life Lo Wife (1998)
  46. Prema and Co (1998)
  47. Hindustan The Mother (2000)
  48. Sontham (2002)
  49. Allari Ramudu (2002)
  50. Dhanalakshmi I Love You (2002) as Babu Rao
  51. Villain (2003)
  52. Gowri (2004)
  53. Malliswari (2004) as Prasad 's elder brother
  54. Chandra Vamsham (2005)
  55. Oka Oorilo (2005)
  56. Orey Pandu (2005)
  57. Nandanavanam 120km (2006)
  58. Premante Inte (2006)
  59. Madhumasam (2007) as Sanjay's elder brother
  60. Maharathi (2007)
  61. Mee Sreyobhilashi (2007) as Surya Prakash Rao
  62. Veduka (2007)
  63. Yamadonga (2007)
  64. Yamagola Malli Modalayindi (2007)
  65. Ankit, Pallavi & Friends (2008)
  66. Naa Manasukemaindi (2008)
  67. Ontari (2008)
  68. Vaana (2008)
  69. Andamaina Abaddam (2008)
  70. Maska (2009) as Krish's brother
  71. Vaade Kaavaali (2009)
  72. Andari Bandhuvaya (2010) as Nandu's father
  73. Varudu (2010) as Deepthi's father
  74. 100% Love (2011) as Ramesh, Balu's father
  75. Mogudu (2011) as Shankar Rao
  76. Yamudiki Mogudu (2012) as
  77. Aadu Magaadra Bujji (2013)
  78. Anaamika (2014)
  79. Chandamama Kathalu (2014) as Mohan
  80. Chinnadana Nee Kosam (2014) as Nithin's father
  81. Drushyam (2014) as Prabhakar
  82. Mike Testing 143 (2014)
  83. Ori Devudoy (2014)
  84. Parampara (2014)
  85. Chinnadana Nee Kosam (2014)
  86. Beeruva (2015) as Surya Narayana
  87. Bhale Bhale Magadivoy (2015) as Hanumantha Rao
  88. Subramanyam for Sale (2015) as Subramanyam's father
  89. Eedu Gold Ehe (2016) as Buchchaiah Chowdary
  90. Guntur Talkies (2016) as Giri
  91. Hyper (2016) as Narayana Murthy's friend
  92. A...Aa (2016) as Ramalingam
  93. Brahmotsavam (2016)
  94. Garam (2016)
  95. Nenu Sailaja (2016) as Hari 's father
  96. Sri Sri (2016)
  97. Sathamanam Bhavati (2017) as Bangarraju
  98. MCA (Middle Class Abbayi) (2017) as Nani's uncle
  99. Chalo (2018) as Abhi's Father
  100. Toli Prema (2018) as House Owner
  101. Chal Mohan Ranga (2018) as Mohan's father
  102. Rangasthalam (2018) as Chitti babu and Kumar babu's father
  103. Sammohanam (2018) as Sarvesh "Sarva"
  104. Pedavi Datani Matokatundhi (2018)
  105. Happy Wedding (2018) as Anand's father
  106. Srinivasa Kalyanam (2018) as Vasu's uncle
  107. Sailaja Reddy Alludu (2018) as Venu Reddy
  108. Mahanati (2018) as Cameraman Keshava
  109. Devadas (2018) as Mohan, Das' brother
  110. Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018) as Aravindha's father
  111. N. T. R. (2018) as B. A. Subba Rao
  112. 24 Kisses (2018) as Sri Lakshmi's father
  113. 1st Rank Raju (2019) as Shoban Reddy
  114. Prati Roju Pandage (2019) as Naresh Prasad
  115. Bheeshma (2020) as Bheeshma's father

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role
1984 Nenjathai Allitha
1985 Porutham
2014 Nee Enge En Anbe Home Minister
Malini 22 Palayamkottai Prakash
2015 Sandamarutham DGP

Hindi[edit]

Year Film
1983 Akalmand
1987 Kachchi Kali

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Co-stars Language Notes
1991 Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu Venkata Rao Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actor – Doordarshan
1996 Popula Petti Srinivias Directed by Jandhyala - ETV
2001 Amrutham Icchapurapu Amrutha Rao Gundu Hanumantha Rao, Vasu Inturi, Ragini Gemini TV
2009 Count Down Naresh ETV[14]
2013 Mahalakshmi Nivasam Viswanatha Raju Raadhika Gemini TV[15]

Accolades[edit]

Naresh received the state Nandi Award for Best Actor for Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1995), the Nandi Special Jury Award for Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1992), and the platinum award for best feature film, Parampara[16] (2014). He has also received one Television Nandi Award for his work in Doordarshan's Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu.[17]

He starred in the films Shrutilayalu (1987), that premiered at the International Film Festival of India and Hindustan The Mother (2000), which premiered at the International Film Festival of India, BFI London Film Festival and Mumbai Film Festival.[18][19][20][21] In 2007 he appeared in Mee Sreyobhilashi, which also premiered at the International Film Festival of India.[22] In 2014, he acted in Parampara, which won the Platinum Award for Best Feature at the International Indonesian Movie Awards, and premiered at the Jakarta International Film Festival.[23][24]

Naresh received the Servant Of The Poor award on the occasion of the 4th national meet of CNRI held during 4–6 November 2009 at New Delhi, presented by the union Minister for Rural Development C. P. Joshi.

In 2016 the Academy Of Universal Global Peace presented him with the honorable doctorate degree of 'Doctor of Arts'.[25]

In 2017 he spoke about displaying arts in Indian films at the University of Bedfordshire in the presence of the vice chancellor.[26]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Srinivas, M. (2 November 2014). "Acting my profession, politics passion: Naresh". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Check out lists of Movies by #Naresh(teluguActor) #Filmography". Filmibeat.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Actor Naresh plays father roles - Telugu Movie News". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ "United Nations Organization To Honour Naresh Photos". Teluguodu.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ "United Nations organization to Honour Naresh". TFPC. 20 March 2018. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  6. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (5 April 2016). "Rekha and I are still friends: Naresh". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  7. ^ Chowdhoury, Sunita Y (8 August 2011). "With hope in her heart". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  8. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (11 February 2014). "We are Family". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 1 September 2019 – via Pressreader.
  9. ^ "my first break NARESH". The Hindu.
  10. ^ "The new beginning". Deccan Chronicle.
  11. ^ "Naresh Actor's Foundation to protect Arts and Artists, Kalakaarula Ikya Vedika Ananthapur". kivonline.org. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  12. ^ "State bifurcation has affected traditional art forms, says Naresh". The Hindu. 20 November 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  13. ^ "MAA New Committee - Movie Artist Association". Thetelugufilmnagar.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  14. ^ "WELCOME TO NARESH WEBSITE". Nareshactor.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Telugu Tv Serials No 23 Mahalakshmi Nivasam - Nettv4u". Netty4u.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Naresh's Parampara Awarded Platinum Award In Indonesia". Filmibeat.com. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Hey hhro Naresh Open Heart with RK part 2 of 2". YouTube.
  18. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). Iffi.nic.in.
  19. ^ "Latest Releases". Pib.nic.in.
  20. ^ "HINDUSTAN THE MOTHER". BFI.
  21. ^ "Mumbai Film Festival – Archives". Mumbaifilmfest.org.
  22. ^ "Telugu cinema news -". Idlebrain.com.
  23. ^ "International recognition for 'Parampara'". Indiaglitz.com.
  24. ^ "Parampara Telugu Movie 2014". Paramparathemovie.com.
  25. ^ http://english.tupaki.com. "Naresh Gets Doctorate - Actor Naresh Gets Doctorate". tupaki. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Tollywood movie star pays a visit to Bedfordshire". Beds.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  27. ^ Stories, Prajasakti News. "యుఎన్‌ఓ కౌన్సిల్‌ జనరల్‌గా నరేశ్‌". Prajasakti.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.

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