The handsome hunk with a good guy image, Daggubati Venkatesh is one of the lead actors of Telugu Cinema.
Age and Height
Venkatesh was born on 13th December 1960 and is 58 years old as of 2018. The talented actor stands 6 feet tall.
Venkatesh is married to Neeraja Reddy since 1985. She is an MBA graduate. Famous producer Vijay Nagireddy suggested Venkatesh’s father Ramanaidu approach Gangavarapu Subbareddy for marrying Venkatesh. However, the star married Neeraja Reddy.
Venkatesh was born to Rajeshwari and Ramanaidu Daggubati, a famous film producer and former member of parliament, in Karamchedu village of Prakasam District. He has two siblings, elder brother Suresh Babu Daggubati, who runs Suresh Productions, and a younger sister Lakshmi.
Venkatesh and Neeraja are the parents of three girls named Aashritha, Hayavahini and Bhavana and a boy Arjun Ramnath.
Venkatesh started his acting career as a child artist in the 1971 movie Prem Nagar. He later made his debut with Kaliyuga Pandavulu in the year 1986. Early in his career,
Venkatesh acted in Swarnakamalam, which was directed by K Viswanath. The movie was showcased at the 1989 International Film Festival of India. In 1988, he was cast in the successful musical romance movie Prema and the same year, had another successful film, Brahma Putrudu. He got lots of awards for these films and sky-rocketed his career.
Ram Gopal Varma's road movie Kshana Kshanam, featured Venkatesh alongside Sri Devi. The movie was a trend-setter and became a box office hit in its second run. In 1991 Venkatesh debuted in Bollywood with Chanti, a family drama, which was re-made in Hindi as Anari, alongside Karishma Kapoor. Both versions were box office hits. In the year 1995, he featured in another Bollywood flick Taqdeerwala opposite to Raveena Tandon. Dharma Chakram, which released in the year 1996, saw him receive many awards for his performance.
He also did various romantic comedies such as Prematho Raa in 2001, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav in 2001 and Malliswari in 2004 alongside Katrina Kaif. The family dramas Sankranthi in 2005, Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule in 2007 and the crossover cinema Chintakayala Ravi in 2008 were instant hits.
Venkatesh is one of those few actors, who even after spending over two decades in the film industry has a clean slate. The closest he came to controversy was in 2014, and the credit for that goes to director Maruthi. Venkatesh was teaming up with Maruthi for the movie ‘Radha’ and news was that the story of that film was actually flicked by Maruthi from an associate director. Though Marutjhi denied all of this but ended up cancelling the movie.
Venkatesh although being in the highly controversial show-biz has made a mark of his own by having zero controversies to his name and maintaining a clean family image among the audience.
Venkatesh’s favourite actors are Marlon Brando, and Robert Redford and his favourite actresses are Sridevi, Revathi, and Soundarya. He loves the movies; The Godfather, Forrest Gump, Roman Holiday and Ben-Hur.
Venkatesh won the Nandi award and the Kinnera award for the best male debut actor in the year 1986 for his performance in Kaliyuga Pandavulu. From there on he went on to win six more Nandi awards for the best actor. He was nominated for 12 Filmfare awards for the best actor and won 6 out of those for his roles in Brahma Puthrudu in 1988, Dharma Chakram in 1996, Ganesh in 1998, Kalisundam Raa selected by the special jury in 2000, Jayam Manade Raa selected by critics in 2000 and Guru in 2017.
Venkatesh was nominated for the best actor for the 4th South Indian International Movie Awards in 2015 for his movie Drushyam.
Venkatesh is the co-owner of ‘Suresh Productions,’ one of the largest production firms in India. Venkatesh has won the highest number of Nandi awards for best actor.
|Real Name||Venkatesh Daggubati|
|Famous Role||Vijay In Kaliyuga Pandavulu|
|Height (In Cm)||183|
|Figure Measurement||Not known|
|Date of Birth||1960-12-13|
|Home Town||Not known|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College||Loyala College, Chennai Middlebury Institute of International Studies, CA, USA|
|Education Qualification||Bachelor Of Commerce (B.Com.) Master of Business Administration (MBA)|