Allu Arjun – South India’s Superstar is an Indian film actor who primarily works in the Telegu cinema. After playing as a child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his adult debut in Gangotri. Arjun was born on 8 April 1983.
Arjun then appeared in Sukuram’s debut film, Arya. His role in Arya was his breakthrough, earning him his first Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award nomination and he won a Special Jury award at the Nandi Awards ceremony, two CineMAA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor Jury and the film was a critical and commercial success.
He next starred V.V Vinayak’s Bunny playing Bunny, a college student. Critics praised his mannerisms and dancing. His next film was A. Karunakaran’s musical love story Happy. He then starred in Puri Jagannadh’s action film Desamuduru, in which he played the role of Bala Govindam, a fearless journalist who falls for a woman with a darker past. Allu Arjun has won five Filmfare Awards South and two Nandi Awards.
|Born||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Playback Singer, and Dancer|
|Spouse(s)||Sneha Reddy 9m. 2011)|
|Parent(s)||Allu Aravind Allu Nirmala|
|Relatives||Allu Sirish (brother) Allu Rana Lingaiah (paternal grandfather) Chiranjeevi (paternal uncle) Pawan Kalyan (Uncle) Ram Charan (Cousin)|
Allu Arjun was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to film producer Allu Aravind and Nirmala. His paternal grandfather was the film comedian Allu Ramalingaiah, while his paternal aunt is married to Chiranjeevi.
On 6 March 2011, Arjun married Sneha Reddy in Hyderabad. He has a son named Ayaan Arjun and a daughter named Aria. In 2016, Allu Arjun started a nightclub named 800 Jubilee in collaboration with M Kitchens and Buffalo Wild Wings.
After playing as a child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his debut in Gangotri.
Arjun then appeared in Sukumar’s comedy Arya. His role in Arya was his breakthrough, earning a first Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award nomination and he won a Special Jury award at the Nandi Awards ceremony, two CineMAA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor Jury and the film was a critical and commercial success.
His next film was Bhaskar’s Parugu, where he played the role of Krishna, a happy-go-lucky guy from Hyderabad who helps his friend to elope with his love, only to experience the wrath of the woman’s father and the emotional struggle he felt. After playing a guest role in Shankar Dada Zindabad, he starred in Sukumar’s psychological action drama Arya-2. He played the role of Arya, an orphan who is behaviourally sick in that he is consumed with possessiveness for his friend Ajay, who never accepts him. His character was very much praised in these films.
Arjun starred in two experimental films in 2010. The first was Gunasekhar’s Varudu. Rediff wrote: “Allu Arjun has put in a competent performance, subdued when necessary and volatile when needed”. While Rediff stated: “ He is a good dancer and does justice to his role”. His next film was Krish’s Vedam.
His next release was V.V. Vinayak’s action film Badrinath. He played the role of Badri, a warrior who is assigned to protect the shrine of Badrinath by his Guru, to whom he is very loyal. Idlebrain.com wrote: “Allu Arjun has taken tremendous pain in traveling to Vietnam to learn South-East-Asian martial arts for this movie. All of his hard work shows up in the movie where he appears more like a warrior from South-East-Asian regions with a ponytail and leather gear. He is amazing with fluid movements in the dances. He is good with fights”. The movie completed a 50-day run in 187 centers.
After Badrinath, Arjun appeared in the film Julayi, an action-comedy that released in 2012. Arjun played the role of Ravindra Narayan, a street smart yet spoilt brat whose life takes a drastic turn after he becomes the witness of a huge bank robbery. In 2014, he appeared in a cameo in Vamsi Paidipally’s Yevadu. The Hindu wrote: “Allu Arjun shows what an actor can do even in a short role, in few minutes he packs his experience, internalizes the character and makes an impressive exit even as he loses his identity. His next film was Surender Reddy’s Race Gurram, in which he played the role of carefree guy. The Deccan Chronicle wrote: “ Allu Arjun definitely steals the show with his energetic performance. He is good with his comedy timing and has also improved a lot as an actor. He actually carries the film in his shoulders. His dancing skills are utilized well too”. He won his third Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award.
Arjun produced and acted in a short film I Am That Change (2014) to spread awareness on individual social responsibilities. The movie was directed by Sukumar, which was screened in theatres across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on 15 August 2014. He acted in Trivikram Srinivas’s S/O Satyamurthy, which was released on 9 April 2015. Later, he acted in Guna Sekhar’s Rudramadevi, which is the first Indian 3D historic film. For Rudramadevi, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu and became the only actor to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Actor- Telugu and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor-Telugu. Later, he acted in Sarrainodu, directed by Boyapati Srinu. In 2016, he collaborated with producer Dil Raju for the third time for Duvvadham Jagannadham. In 2018, his films under the direction of writer turned director Vakkantham Vamsi, Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India was released. In the film, he acted as an Indian Army soldier who has anger management issues.
According to Google, Arjun was the most searched Tollywood star in 2016. Allu Arjun, today charges a whopping amount of 14-15 crore per film and has built a net worth of Rs. 180 crore.
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