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Anumolu Sushanth

18 March
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2008–present
Parent(s)Anumolu Satya Bhushana Rao
Naga Susheela Akkineni
RelativesAkkineni Nageswara Rao (Maternal Grandfather)
Akkineni Nagarjuna (Maternal Uncle)
Sumanth (Maternal Cousin)
Naga Chaitanya (Maternal Cousin)
Akhil Akkineni (Maternal Cousin)
Amala Akkineni (maternal aunt)
See Daggubati-Akkineni Family

Anumolu Sushanth, known mononymously by his given name, is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema. He is the grandson of veteran actor Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao and the nephew of actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. He is the cousin of actors Sumanth, Naga Chaitanya and Akkineni Akhil. His paternal grandfather, A.V. Subba Rao, also belonged to the film fraternity and had produced over 25 films in the 1970s and 1980s under the banner of Prasad Art Pictures.

Early career[edit]

Sushanth was brought up in Hyderabad. He is the son of Anumolu Satya Bhushana Rao and Naga Susheela Akkineni. He completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School and his intermediate from Gautami Junior College. Sushanth finished his B.S in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He worked at United Technologies, Inc. as an Electrical Engineer before returning to India to pursue acting. He attended the Kreating Charakters Training school in Mumbai for a short course in acting along with his cousin Naga Chaitanya.[1]

Film career[edit]

Sushanth started his movie career with Kalidasu in 2008. The film was produced by Srinivas Chinthalapudi and Naga Susheela under the banner of Sri Nag Corporation. It was presented by Annapurna Studios. In this film, Sushanth was paired with Tamannaah and the film was directed by debutant G. Ravicharan Reddy.

His next film was a love story, Current, released in 2009. The music of the film was composed by Devi Sri Prasad and was a big hit. The film was directed by debutant Surya Pratap and starred Bollywood actress Sneha Ullal. In both films, Sushanth received praise for his dancing and fighting skills.

Sushanth's third film, Adda, was a commercial entertainer. The director of the film was G. Karthik Reddy and music was composed by Anoop Rubens. Shanvi, who debuted with film Lovely, was his co-star. The first look of the movie was released by superstar Nagarjuna on 18 March 2013.[2] The film's title song was performed on 7 April 2013 during an IPL match in Hyderabad[3] and the promotional video was launched thereafter. With high expectations, Adda was released and did not do well at box-office. However, Sushanth's acting skills earned praise. Amid high expectation, his latest movie Chi..La..Sou.. released on 2 August 2018 and was declared a run away hit. Sushanth was praised for much improved performance.


Year Title Role Director Note Ref
2008 Kalidasu Kalidasu G. Ravicharan Reddy [4]
2009 Current Sushanth Palnati Surya Pratap [5]
2013 Adda Abhi Sai Karthik
2015 Dongaata Himself Vamsi Krishna Naidu Special appearances in song "Break Up Antu"
2016 Aatadukundam Raa Karthik G. Nageswara Reddy [6]
2018 Chi La Sow Arjun Rahul Ravindran
2020 Ala Vaikuntapuramlo Films that have not yet been released Raj Trivikram Srinivas
Year Film Director Producer Screenwriter Notes Ref.
2017 Mounam Yes Yes Yes Short Film


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  4. ^ "Kalidasu. Kalidasu Movie Cast & Crew". 11 April 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
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  6. ^ "'Aatadukundam Raa' movie review by audience - live update". Ibtimes.

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