Daggubati in 2011
14 December 1984 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Residence||Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Parent(s)||Suresh Babu Daggubati
|Relatives||D. Ramanaidu (grandfather)
Naga Chaitanya (cousin)
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 and Bollywood. 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. In 2006, he received the National Film Award for co-producing Bommalata – A Bellyful of Dreams.
In 2010, He made his acting debut with the Telugu blockbuster Leader for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. He received critical acclaim for his performance in the 2012 crime thriller film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum. In 2015, He starred as the main antagonist in Baahubali: The Beginning, which recorded the highest grossing opening for an Indian film.
He was born on the 14th of December 1984, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu. His 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. His uncle Venkatesh and his cousin Naga Chaitanya are also actors in Telugu Cinema.
Rana Daggubati then made his acting debut in 2010, as the lead actor in the political thriller Leader. He made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi film Dum Maaro Dum which released on 22 April 2011. The Times of India called it a "dashing debut". He was voted 'The Most Promising Newcomer of 2011 in the Times Of India poll. He was listed at number 20, on the Times of India's Most Desirable Men for the year 2011. Later, in the year 2012, he was voted as 10th most desirable man in India, in the poll conducted by The Times of India.
Later in 2011 he played a professional killer in the film Nenu Naa Rakshasi under Puri Jagannath's direction, which became a box office bomb. His first release in 2012 was Naa Ishtam and it was followed by his second Hindi film Department. He next starred in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum directed by Krish which became a box office success. He made his debut in Tamil through Ajith Kumar's Aarambam. In 2013 he secured two big budget projects, Gunasekhar's Rudhramadevi and S. S. Rajamouli's Baahubali in which he is the lead antagonist. Rana did a cameo role in Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The movie Bahubali was released worldwide in July and achieved huge success across the globe. Rana played the role " Bhallala deva" the cousin of the lead role Bahubali and this role with negative shades had received unexpected appreciations from the critics. The movie collected around 500+ crores world wide and stood as the highest grosser among the south Indian movies so far.
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Co-producer (Spirit Media) - A Bellyful of Dreams (2006)
- As producer and visual effects supervisor
|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|
- As actor
|1||2010||Leader||Arjun Prasad||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
CineMAA Award for Best Male Debut
|2||2011||Dum Maaro Dum||DJ Joki Fernandes||Hindi||Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
|3||2011||Nenu Naa Rakshasi||Abhimanyu||Telugu|
|6||2012||Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||B.Tech Babu||Telugu||SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Critics)|
|7||2013||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Vikram||Hindi||Cameo appearance|
|8||2013||Something Something||Himself||Telugu||Cameo appearance|
|10||2015||Baby||Jai Singh Rathore||Hindi|
|12||2015||Baahubali: The Beginning||Bhallala Deva||Telugu|
|14||2015||Arjun, Divya Matrum Karthik||Shiva||Tamil||Filming|
|15||2015||Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada||Tamil||Filming|
|16||2016||Baahubali: The Conclusion||Bhallala Deva||Telugu|
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- "Rana as Chalukya in Anushka's Rudrama Devi". The Times of India. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
- "Director Rajamouli in location hunt for Bahubali". The Times of India. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
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