• Birth Name Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
  • Date of birth 1983-05-20
  • birth place Hyderabad
  • spouse(s) Pranitha
  • children Abhay Ram
  • debut year 1997
  • debut movie Bala Ramayanam

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Ask any second generation Telugu audience of how Lord Rama or Krishna looked; their imagination would be locked to only one charismatic image – Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao.What if someone is born as a next gen replica of that Demigod, of course their happiness knew no bounds when Telugu cinema gave birth to the Junior NTR on the screen again.

  • Personal Life

    NTR is not just a name but a brand of a legendary actor cum leader who ruled the south at a point of time heroically both in the movie and political journey.

    NTR’s was the only political party which could dramatically sensationalize the national politics by getting on to power within eight months of establishment making him stand as one of the dynamic Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh. Bearing the name of such famous person, Junior NTR is the third generation actor from the Nandamuri family.

    Fortunately bearing the exact facial features of his Grandfather makes him even more cautious in carrying the legacy. Though a boon, this image was a little bane for him as he is always being expected tocarry the legendary image in action.His effortless resemblance to the Senior NTR in action and body language is naturally obvious. Coincidence or destiny whatever perceived he was introduced to the Telugu screen through a mythological role which was hisgrandfather’s favorite and famous acting arena.

    This young hero who is passionate of car racing in particular, In 2009 he met with an accident while campaigning for elections for his uncle, Chandrababu Naidu, the ex CM from ‘Telugu Desam’ party. Luckily the prayers and good wishes of his fans made him come safe out of the mishap. He was married to Lakshmi Pranathi, daughter of famous businessman Narne Srinivasa Rao, who owns the Studio N Telugu TV Channel.  The couple recently got a son and named him Abhay Ram.

    NTR who values family, friends and relations is also a humanitarian with a social outlook. It is no surprise when people who really understand him say that though he appears mischievous and casual outside, he is a person with depth of care and responsibility from within. This happening star hero from Nandamuri lineage, of course has the scope of inheriting his grandfather’s political lineage too.

  • Career

    NTR through his first movie,BaalaRamayanamstole the hearts of all through his role as the young Lord Rama. With the right expressions and grip on the sanskritised Telugu language, he perfectly fit in to the mythological role model of the young Ayodhya prince. Evolving from this phase, he was reintroduced as a full-fledged young commercial hero through NinnuChudalani

    He won his first commercial hit through the next movie Student No 1 which happens to be the hard task masterand the director whiz SS Rajamouli’s debut movie.

    The next movie Subbu,could generate a mass image but could not be a hit at the box office. While waiting for a right storyline Aadiproved to be his breakthrough. The lead role of a college youngster turning in to a goon of Rayalaseema for the benefit of his beloved ones has earned him a star image and reestablished the successor stand of the Nandamuri heritage.

    The movies Allari Ramudu and Naga could not make any good stand. While waiting for the Aadi kind ofa hit, Rajamouli gave him a right commercial break through with Simhaadri. NTR gave a stunning performance pouring life in to the character of Singamalai in this movie. This could be stated as one of the biggest hits and a life-time role for him.

    Andhrawala his first movie with daring director PuriJagannadh couldn’t make the hit mark again. Even the later flow of movies Samba,NaaAlludu,Narasimhudu,Ashok were not up to the markin his movie journey.

    Later collaborating with the creative director KrishnaVamsi, NTR stunned the audience withRaakhi. It gave him a sensational success after a long time with a touch of sister sentiment and a social theme dealing with violence on women.

    With the comments of looking too obese in this movie, he started focusing his time and energy for a slimmer image. His next movie is Rajamouli’s mythological entertainer Yamadonga.With his dialogues and outstanding performance as Young Yama, he proved himself as the true heir to his grandfather’s glory. The movie became a blockbuster and moved his career to the next level.

    The immediately following movie was Kantri though not a successhe could balance the loss through Adhursentertaining audience with the comedy track of his double action role.Brindavanam the next family entertainer with his balanced role brought him good success. The next biggest movies in his career are Shakti, Oosaravalli, Dhammu could not make it to impress the audience.

    NTR made a decent comeback with the success of his next, Baadshah directed by Srinu Vaitla. The movie ended up as the biggest hit in the actor's career. However many still believed that the actor has not performed up to his potential at the box office. But his career further sprang in to doldrums with the failure of his subsequent films, Ramayya Vasthavayya and Rabhasa.

  • Trivia

    • Jr NTR learnt ‘Bharatanatyam’ in his childhood and is an expert in the art.
    • Jr NTR met up with an accident in Nalgonda district during 2009 election campaign. Luckily he escaped with few broken ribs and minor spinal cord injury and later recovered after one month bed rest.
    • Untitled Film to be directed by Puri Jagannadh.

  • Upcoming Movies

    • Temper directed by Puri Jagannadh.


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1996: Yuvakalavahini Award – Best Child Actor for Ramayanam

1996: Bharathmuni Arts Academy Award – Best Child Actor for Ramayanam

1996: AP Cinegoer's Association Awards – Best Child Actor for Ramayanam

2001: AP Cinegoer's Association Awards – Best New Hero for Student No.1

2002: Nandi Awards - Nandi Special Jury Award for Aadi

2002: CineMAA Awards – Critic's Best Actor for Aadi

2003: Santosham Film Awards - Santosham Best Young Performers Award for Simhadri

2003: CineMAA Awards - CineMAA Award for Best Actor Male for Simhadri

2006: FNCC Telugu Cinema Awards – Best Actor for Rakhi

2006: AP Cinegoer's Association Awards – Best Actor for Rakhi

2007: Filmfare Awards South - Best Actor Telugu for Yamadonga

2007: CineMAA Awards - Best Actor for Yamadonga

2007: FNCC Telugu Cinema Awards – Best Actor for Yamadonga

2007: Gemini TV Awards – Best Actor for Yamadonga

2008: Sitara Awards - Best Actor Award for Kanthri

2008: South Scope Awards – Best Stylish Actor for Kanthri

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