1970-1972 (Child Actor)
|Parent(s)||Vijaya Nirmala (mother)
late K. S. Murthy (father)
|Relatives||Rekha Supriya (ex wife)
Ramya Raghupathi (wife)
Naresh Vijaya (born Naresh Krishna Murthy) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and television. He ventured into cinema as a child artiste in 1970. He starred in around 90 films in a variety of roles, including comedy. He has received state Nandi Award for Best Actor for Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1995) and Nandi Special Jury Award for Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1992). He has also received one Television Nandi Award for his work in Doordarshan's Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu.
He starred in films like 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. In 2007 he starred in Mee Sreyobhilashi which also premiered at the International Film Festival of India. In 2014, he starred in Parampara which won the Platinum Award for Best Feature at the International Indonesian Movie Awards, and premiered at the Jakarta International Film Festival.
His other notable works include box office hits like 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). Naresh is also an active politician, and was a former member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He is the Founder president of the Non Profit organization, Blood Brothers Club in Anantapur District, which is involved in philanthropic activities.
Naresh was born in chennai. Currently resides in Hindupur located in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, to actress Vijaya Nirmala, and late K. S. Murthy. Prior to joining theater, he attended, Ramakrishna Mission High School, Hindu High School and did his college at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan. He has been married thrice and has three sons.
Naresh acted as a child in the film Pandanti Kapuram in 1972. He made his debut as an actor in lead role with Prema Sankellu (1982), directed by his mother. He then starred in the box office hit Nalugu Stambhalata (1982).
Academy of Universal Global Peace Award - 2016
- Nandi Award for Best Actor - Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1994)
- Nandi Special Jury Award - Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1992)
- Nandi Best Actor Television - Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu (1991)
|2015||Subramanyam for Sale||Telugu|
|2015||Bhale Bhale Magadivoy||Sithara||Telugu|
|2014||Mike Testing 143||Telugu|
|2014||Nee Enge En Anbe||Tamil|
|2014||Malini 22 Palayamkottai||Tamil|
|2013||Aadu Magaadra Bujji||Telugu|
|2012||Yamudiki Mogudu (2012)||Telugu|
|2008||Ankit, Pallavi & Friends||Telugu|
|2007||Yamagola Malli Modalayindi||Telugu|
|2003||Dhanalakshmi I Love You||Telugu|
|2000||Hindustan The Mother||Telugu|
|1998||Life Lo Wife||Telugu|
|1996||Shri Krishnarjuna Vijayam||Narada||Telugu|
|1995||Sogasu Chuda Taramaa?||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Actor|
|1998||Prema and Co.||Telugu|
|1993||Jamba Lakidi Pamba||Telugu|
|1993||Prema Chitram Pelli Vichitram||Telugu|
|1993||Enti Bava Mareenu||Telugu|
|1992||Chitram Bhalare Vichitram||Telugu||Nandi Special Jury Award|
|1992||Pelli Neeku Shubham Naaku||Telugu|
|1991||Naa Pellam Naa Ishtam||Telugu|
|1991||Prema Enta Madhuram||Telugu|
|1989||Bava Bava Panneeru||Telugu|
|1990||Justice Rudrama Devi||Telugu|
|1989||Hai Hai Nayaka||Telugu|
|1987||Two Town Rowdy||Telugu|
|1987||Choopulu Kalasina Shubhavela||Telugu|
|1987||Damnit Katha Addam Tirigindi||Telugu|
|1987||Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe||Telugu|
|1984||Sreevariki Prema Lekha||Telugu|
|1983||Rendu Jella Sita||Telugu|
|1972||Pandanti Kapuram||Telugu||Child artist|
|1970||Rendu Kutumbala Katha||Telugu||Child artist|
|1991||Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Actor - Doordarshan|
|2001||Amrutham||Icchapurapu Amrutha Rao||Gundu Hanumantha Rao, Vasu Inturi, Ragini||Telugu||Gemini TV|
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- "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF).
- "Latest Releases".
- "HINDUSTAN THE MOTHER". BFI.
- "Mumbai Film Festival - Archives".
- "Telugu cinema news - idlebrain.com".
- "International recognition for 'Parampara'".
- "Parampara Telugu Movie 2014". Parampara.
- "The new beginning". Deccan Chronicle.
- "Events - Vijaya Nirmala Birthday Celebration". IndiaGlitz. 2006-02-27. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
- "With hope in her heart". The Hindu.
- "my first break NARESH". The Hindu.