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Sushanth Anumolu (Akkineni)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2008–present
FamilySee Daggubati–Akkineni family

Sushanth. A , known mononymously as Sushanth, is an Indian film actor from the Akkineni family, known for his work in Telugu cinema. He is the grandson of veteran actor, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee Shri. Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), who established Annapurna Studios & Annapurna College of Film & Media, and the nephew of actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. Actors Naga Chaitanya, Akkineni Akhil and Sumanth are his first cousins. His paternal grandfather, A.V. Subba Rao, also belonged to the film fraternity and had produced over 25 films in Telugu, Hindi & Tamil, in the 1970s and 1980s under the banner of Prasad Art Pictures.

Early life[edit]

Sushanth was brought up in Hyderabad. He is the son of Anumolu Sathya Bhushana Rao and Naga Susheela Akkineni. He completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School and his high school from Gautami Junior College. Sushanth finished his Bachelors degree in ECE, Electronics and Computer Engineering, in USA from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He worked at United Technologies and Schlumberger as an Electrical Engineer before returning to India to pursue his passion in 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. Tamannaah Bhatia was the heroine in this film.

His next film was a love story, Current. The film was directed by Surya Pratap and starring Bollywood actress Sneha Ullal and was a musical chartbuster with music composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The song 'Atu Nuvve Itu Nuvve' became a classic.

Sushanth's third film, Adda, was a commercial entertainer. Shanvi, who debuted with film Lovely, was his co-star. The film's title song was performed during an IPL match in Hyderabad[2] and the promotional video was launched thereafter. It was also dubbed in Hindi as 'Yeh hai ADDA' and was well received.

His film 'Chi La Sow' went on to win The National Award in 2019 for 'Best Original Screenplay'. The Hindi dubbed version 'Arjun ki Dulhaniya' is well appreciated too.

He played the son of Tabu, who is switched at birth with Allu Arjun, in the blockbuster film ' Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo'. The film was also released in Malyalam, telecasted in Tamil and Kannada, and trended No.1 on Netflix making it one of the most watched films in India in 2020. The song 'Ramuloo Ramulaa' in which he shook a leg with Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde and Nivetha Pethuraj became one of the biggest hits of the year.

He became the face of the 'Sprite' campaign in 2020 and 2021, along with Ayushman Khurrana (Hindi) and Anirudh Ravichander (Tamil).

His latest film 'Ichata Vahanamulu Nilupa Radu'(IVNR) - No Parking is all set for release after the teaser evoked a lot of curiosity.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Note Ref
2008 Kalidasu Kalidasu [3]
2009 Current Sushanth [4]
2013 Adda Abhi
2015 Dongaata Himself Special appearances in song "Break Up Antu"
2016 Aatadukundam Raa Karthik [5]
2018 Chi La Sow Arjun
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Raj Manohar
2021 Ichata Vahanamulu Niluparadhu Films that have not yet been released Arun


  1. ^ "Sushanth interview - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film actor". Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Actor Sushant & Baba Sehgal Performs ADDA title song Live at IPL Match - Telugu cinema news". Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Kalidasu. Kalidasu Movie Cast & Crew". 11 April 2008. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Star studded audio launch of 'Current' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "'Aatadukundam Raa' movie review by audience - live update". Ibtimes. Archived from the original on 6 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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