Navdeep

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Navdeep
Born Navdeep Pallapolu
(1986-01-26) 26 January 1986 (age 31)
Addanki,Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor, Host, Television Personality
Years active 2004 - Present

Navdeep Pallapolu is an Indian film actor and television personality who stars predominantly in Telugu films along with a few Tamil films.

He made his film debut in 2004 with the patriotic sports drama Jai, which was successful at the box office. He has since starred in commercially successful films such as Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005), Chandamama (2007), Ice Cream (2014), and Dhruva (2016). He also played a crucial role in Arya 2 and starred as the main antagonist in the blockbuster hit Baadshah.

Navdeep is also a notable television personality, as he previously hosted "Super", the Telugu adaptation of Fear Factor on ETV, while the Hindi version was hosted by Akshay Kumar. Navdeep is also a celebrity host for awards shows, including the 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards alongside Shraddha Das, and the 1st IIFA Utsavam awards alongside Allu Sirish and Regina Cassandra. He is also a present contestant in super hit reality TV show Bigg Boss Telugu. He is a popular actor in Telugu cinema. He is eliminated from BIGG BOSS SEASON 1 GRAND FENALE in 4th place.

Early life[edit]

Navdeep was born in Vetapalem, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh to Rama Rao and Madhavi.

Film career[edit]

Navdeep has appeared in both Telugu and Tamil films, portraying diverse characters. Navdeep's first film appearance was in the 2004 Telugu romantic film, Jai, in which he played an Indian boxer fighting Laskar-E-Taiba terrorists. The movie was a hit. In the 2005 Tamil Telugu blockbuster Arinthum Ariyamalum, he portrayed a hero who is the son of the don, Prakash Raj, who was estranged from his father. His following films were primarily forgettable and failed at the box office, despite him gaining a reputation as a talented actor.

His biggest break was the 2007 film Chandamama, where he starred opposite Kajal Aggarwal, in which his performance as a flirty and naughty youth won high praise. The film was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2007, and Navdeep and Kajal won high accolades. He later played a very crucial supporting role in Arya 2 opposite Kajal once again and Allu Arjun, and he received praise for his character with grey shades.

From 2010 till 2013, he continued to star in diverse films, which include Om Shanti oppposite Aditi Sharma, Kajal Aggarwal, and Nikhil Siddharth, the mystery thriller Yagam, slapstick comedy Mugguru, romantic drama Aakasame Haddu, an extended cameo in Oh My Friend, and the thriller Mythri, none of which made a mark at the box office.

In 2013, Navdeep played the powerful main antagonist opposite Jr. NTR in Baadshah, and the film was a blockbuster. In 2014, His crime comedy Bangaru Kodipetta was an average venture, in which he starred opposite Swathi Reddy, and then he played the male lead in the supernatural horror flick Ice Cream, which was a hit at the box office. He also hosted the "3rd South Indian International Movie Awards" that year. He played a cameo role in Anukshanam and his next film Poga flopped. In 2015 he starred in another crime drama Bham Bolenath, which flopped miserably, and played an extended cameo in Tamil movie Idhu Enna Maayam.

In 2016, Navdeep hosted the 1st IIFA Utsavam Awards with Allu Sirish and Regina Cassandra. He also made a cameo appearance in the Hindi flick Azhar and played a supporting character in Ram Charan's blockbuster movie Dhruva. He later played one of the main characters in Nene Raju Nene Mantri in 2017, which also starred Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal, and Catherine Tresa. He is currently on the reality TV show Bigg Boss Telugu and his Untitled Kunal Kohli Project which stars him opposite Tamannaah, is slated to release later this year.

Throughout his film career, he is openly a party animal and has been involved in various controversies, including a drunk driving case, rave party allegations, and drug involvement allegations.

He has given his voice to an HIV/AIDS education animated software tutorial created by the nonprofit organization TeachAIDS, and he is an avid humanitarian supporting various other causes and charities.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Other Notes
2004 Jai Jairam Telugu
Jairam Jairam Tamil
2005 Arinthum Ariyamalum Sathya Tamil Telugu
Gowtam SSC Goutham Telugu
Modati Cinema Sreeram Telugu
Manasu Maata Vinadhu Venu Telugu
2006 Premante Inte Veeru Telugu
Seethakoka Chiluka Cheenu Telugu
Ilavattam Cheenu Tamil
Nenjil Jil Jil Anand Tamil
2007 Chandamama Kishore Telugu
Poramboku Karthik Telugu
2008 Ready Telugu Guest appearance
Aegan Narain Tamil
2009 A Aa E Ee Akash Tamil
Ride Telugu Cameo appearance
Solla Solla Inikkum Sathya Tamil
Arya 2 Ajay Telugu
2010 Om Shanti Anand Telugu
Yagam Santosh Telugu
2011 Mugguru Pavan Telugu
Aakasame Haddu Karthik Telugu
Oh My Friend Uday Telugu Extended Cameo
2012 Mythri Deepu Telugu
2013 Baadshah Aadi Telugu
Vasool Raja Raja Telugu
2014 Bangaru Kodipetta Vamsi Telugu
Ice Cream Vishal Telugu
Anukshanam Ajit Telugu Cameo appearance
Poga Shiva Telugu
2015 Bham Bolenath Vivek Telugu
Dongaata Navdeep Telugu Special Appearance in Song
Idhu Enna Maayam Santosh Tamil Extended Cameo
2016 Azhar Hindi Cameo appearance
Dhruva Gowtham IPS Telugu
2017 Nene Raju Nene Mantri Shiva Telugu
Untitled Kunal Kohli Project Telugu Filming

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Result
2017 Big Boss Telugu (season 1) Wild-Card Contestant- Entered on Day 29 Star Maa 4th Place- On Day 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Star touch to animated film on HIV/AIDS". The New Indian Express. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.