Tollywood legend Venkatesh Daggubati , popularly known as Venkatesh celebrates his 71st birthday today. He is one of the most loved actors of the Telugu film industry without a doubt.
On his birthday today, the team of F3 released a special teaser. Sharing the video link on social media, F3 director Anil Ravipudi wrote, “Here’s the Special Birthday Video of @VenkyMama sir from #F3Movie. Have a #FUNtastic Birthday with Tons of Energy as always!”
Born on 13 December 1960, Venkatesh belongs to a telugu family. D. Ramanaidu and Rajeshwari were his parents.
Venkatesh did his schooling in Don Bosco, Egmore, Chennai and graduated in commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. And then he went to the US at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey for his MBA.
After he returned home to India he wanted to take up film production but instead became an actor.
About his career
The popular actor first appeared on screen as a child artist at the age of 11 and since then has been a part of several successful movies. His first movie as a child artist was the role of Keshav in the movie Prem Nagar of 1971.
And again, he debuted in 1986 with the film Kaliyuga Pandavulu for which he won his first Nandi Award.
In a career of almost 30 years, he starred in seventy two feature films. He is someone who likes experimenting with his role and takes up a variety of challenging roles.
He has received seven state Nandi awards, and six Filmfare Awards for best acting.
The 1990 film Bobbili Raja, became a turning point in his acting career. In the movie he plays the role of a young man seeking justice for his mother.
His bollywood debut was in 1993, with Anari, a remake of his film Chanti. He then featured in Taqdeerwala in 1995.
Venkatesh has appeared in many successful films such as Bobbili Raja, Chanti, Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu, Preminchukundam Raa, Suryavamsam, Premante Idera, Raja, Kalisundam Raa, Jayam Manadera, Sankranti, Lakshmi, Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule, Ganesh, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Drushyam
And F2: Fun and Frustration which will be releasing soon will be his latest release.
For his performance in Swarna Kamalam, Prema, Dharma Chakram, Ganesh, Kalisundam Raa, and Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule he won five Nandi Awards for Best Actor. And also six Filmfare Awards South in various categories.
Some lesser known facts about him
1) He along with his brother owns ‘Suresh productions’, one of the largest film production companies in the country.
2) He is the Brand Ambassador for non- banking financial company ‘Manappuram General Finance and Leasing Ltd’.
3) He has received the highest number of Nandi awards for best actor.
4) He is also the captain of the ‘Telugu Warriors’ team that represents Tollywood in Celebrity Cricket League.
Fans of the telugu star today on his birthday have showered him with best wishes for his birthday and remain excited for his upcoming movie F3.