Rana Daggubati

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Rana Daggubati
Rana Daggubati at Louis Philippe Speed challenge.jpg
Rana in 2012
Born Rana Daggubati
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India[1]
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Film Producer
Visual Effects Co-Ordinator
Years active 2005–present
Height 6'4"
Parent(s) Suresh Babu Daggubati
Lakshmi Daggubati
Family Ramanaidu Daggubati (Grandfather)
Venkatesh Daggubati (Maternal Uncle),
See Daggubati-Akkineni Family

Rana Daggubati better known as 'Rana' is an Indian film actor, producer, Visual Effects co-ordinator,and photographer known for his works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema and Hindi cinema.[2] As a Visual Effects producer, Rana won the State Nandi Award for Best Special Effects in 2006 for the Telugu film Sainikudu starring Mahesh Babu.[3] In 2006, he received the National Film Award for co-producing Bommalata – A Bellyful of Dreams.[4]

In 2010, he made his acting debut with the Telugu blockbuster Leader, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. He received critical acclaim for his performance in the 2012 crime thriller film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum.[citation needed] In 2015, he starred as the main antagonist in Baahubali: The Beginning, which recorded the second highest gross opening for an Indian film.[5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

Rana was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu.[8][9] He did his schooling in Hyderabad from hyderabad Public School His paternal grandfather was D. Ramanaidu, a famous film producer who was conferred with the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, the Padma Bhushan, in recognition for his contribution to Telugu cinema.[10] His paternal Uncle Venkatesh and his maternal cousin Naga Chaitanya are also actors in Telugu Cinema with Venkatesh being one of the Telugu superstars.

Acting career[edit]

Rana's first movie was "Leader" in Telugu directed by Shekhar Kammula which is one of his biggest success. Rana made his Bollywood debut with the film Dum Maaro Dum which released on 22 April 2011. The Times of India called it a "dashing debut".[11] He was voted 'The Most Promising Newcomer of 2011' in the Times Of India poll.[12] He was listed at number 20, on the Times of India's Most Desirable Men for the year 2011.[13][14] In 2012, he was voted as 10th most desirable man in India, in the poll conducted by The Times of India.

He played a professional killer in the film Nenu Naa Rakshasi under Puri Jagannath's direction,[15] which was a box office bomb.[16][17] His first release in 2012 was Naa Ishtam which was followed by his second Hindi film Department. He next starred in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum directed by Krish which became a box office success.[18][19] He made his debut in Tamil through Ajith Kumar's Aarambam.[20] In 2013 he secured two big budget projects, Gunasekhar's Rudhramadevi[21] and S. S. Rajamouli's Baahubali in which he is the lead antagonist.[22] Rana did a cameo role in Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.[23] Bahubali was released worldwide in July 2015 and achieved huge success across the globe. Rana played "Bhallala Deva", the cousin of protagonist Bahubali, who had negative shades and received unexpected appreciation from critics. The movie collected over 500 crores worldwide and is the highest grossing Indian movie domestically........


As actor
Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Leader Arjun Prasad Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
CineMAA Award for Best Male Debut
2011 Dum Maaro Dum DJ Joki Fernandes Hindi Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2011 Nenu Naa Rakshasi Abhimanyu Telugu
2012 Naa Ishtam Ganesh Telugu
2012 Department Shiv Narayan Hindi
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum B.Tech Babu Telugu SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Critics)
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Vikram Hindi Cameo appearance
2013 Something Something Himself Telugu Cameo appearance
2013 Arrambam Sanjay Tamil Guest appearance
2015 Baby Jai Singh Rathore Hindi
2015 Dongaata Himself Telugu Cameo appearance
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Bhallala Deva Telugu
Palavaalthevan Tamil
2015 Rudramadevi Chalukya Veerabhadra Telugu
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
Size Zero Himself Telugu
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Shiva Prasad Tamil
2017 The Ghazi Attack Arjun Varma Hindi
Arjun Varma Telugu/Tamil
Baahubali: The Conclusion Bhallala Deva Telugu Post-Production
Palavaalthevan Tamil Post-Production
Nene Raju Nene Mantri TBA Telugu Filming
Madai Thiranthu TBA Tamil Filming
Enai Noki Paayum ThotaFilms that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Filming
As producer and visual effects supervisor
Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Bommalata Producer Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
2006 Sainikudu Visual effects coordinator Telugu Nandi Award for Best Special Effects


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards
Zee Cine Awards
SIIMA Awards

IIFA Awards

Asiavison Movie Awards

  • AsiaVison Movie Award for Best Actor (From south) – Baahubali (2015)


  1. ^ Rajamani, Radhika (24 November 2009). "An entrepreneur who acts too". Rediff. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  2. ^ From ‘Baahubali’ to ‘Ghazi’, Rana Daggubati has come a long way
  3. ^ The multifaceted ‘leader'. The Hindu (12 February 2012). Retrieved on 2016-04-23.
  4. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 93–94. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Mike McCahill. "Baahubali: The Beginning review – fantastic bang for your buck in most expensive Indian movie ever made". the Guardian. 
  6. ^ Sangeetha Devi Dundoo. "Baahubali review: A little more, a little less". The Hindu. 
  7. ^ Nanisetti, Serish (12 July 2015). "Baahubali Smashes Box Office Records, Rakes in Rs 68 Crore". newindianexpress.com. 
  8. ^ "The new entrants in Times 50 Most Desirable Men 2011". The Times Of India. 4 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rana Daggubati's a family man". The Times Of India. 19 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Veteran southern producer D. Rama Naidu gets Padma Bhushan". Zee News. 
  11. ^ "Dum Maaro Dum-Gripping thriller". Times of India. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Most Promising Newcomer of 2011 – Male – The Times of India". The Times of India. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Times Most Desirable Men of 2011: Rana Daggubati – No. 20 – Video". The Times Of India. 
  14. ^ "Bipasha is like family: Rana Daggubati". The Times Of India. 16 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Rana Daggubati turns professional killer – Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Allu Arjun rejects Ileana – Telugu Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "'Leader' to 'Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum': Why hasn't Rana Daggubati found a foothold yet?|South Cinema Photos-IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum heads towards Rs 45-cr collections". Business Standard. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  19. ^ : Shekhar (3 December 2012). "Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum strikes gold at Box Office – Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  20. ^ P Sangeetha, TNN 17 August 2012, 10.53AM IST (17 August 2012). "Rana shoots with Ajith". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Rana as Chalukya in Anushka's Rudrama Devi". The Times of India. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Director Rajamouli in location hunt for Bahubali". The Times of India. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Rana's cameo in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | News". BollywoodHungama.com. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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