South sensation Nagarjuna is celebrating his 61st birthday today! He has mostly dominated the world of Telugu cinema but has also worked in Tamil and Hindi films. So far in his career spanning for 34 years, he has appeared in more than 100 films till date.
A lesser-known fact about the actor is that before officially debuting as a lead in 1986 with the film ‘Vikram’. He portrayed the role of a child artist in films like Sadigundalu (1967) and Velugu Needalu (1961) where his father, legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao essayed the role of his father.
After starring in blockbuster hits like ‘Manam’, ‘Oopiri’, ‘Super’, Ranjana’ in the South industry. He also debuted into the world of Bollywood through the 1990 film Shiva by Ram Gopal Varma. He, later on, starred in many Hindi films like ‘Khuda Gawah’, ‘Drohi’, ‘Criminal’, ‘Mr. Bechara’ and so on. He has 3 National Film Awards, 9 Nandi Awards (given for excellence in Telugu cinema) and 3 Filmfare Awards south to his name.
Apart from acting, Nagarjuna is also recognised for his notable social work. He and his wife Amala are the co-founders of an animal welfare society called ‘Blue Cross of Hyderabad’.
On his special day, here is what his avid fans are saying to the actor:
— Sinima Manisi (@CinemaManisi) August 29, 2020
Though I am a bengali boy from kolkata but @iamnagarjuna you are still one of my favorite actor. All respect for you and may Sri Krishna bless you.#NagarjunaAkkineni #HBDKingNagarjuna #HappyBirthdayNagarjuna
— Suman Samanta (@SumanSamanta99) August 29, 2020
Wishing the iconic actor and heartthrob of many, King iamnagarjuna garu a very Happy Birthday. May you continue to shine & charm as always!#HBDKingNagarjuna 🎂🎂🎂#nagarjuna #happybirthdaynagarjuna… https://t.co/wZUV68nOak
— Chhabhaiya Deepak (@chhabhaiya1983) August 29, 2020
— Karthik Ravichandran (@Karthik08364851) August 29, 2020
Wish you a very very happy birthday to our king @iamnagarjuna
— Dileep K S (@ksdileep1) August 29, 2020
On the cinematic front, a new poser was unveiled on the account of his birthday for his upcoming film titled Wild Dog. See it here!
SECOND LOOK POSTER… On #Nagarjuna's birthday today, Team #WildDog unveil new poster of the #Telugu film… Costars #DiaMirza, #SaiyamiKher and #AtulKulkarni… Filming is 70% complete… Directed by Ahishor Solomon… Produced by Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy. #HBDNagarjuna pic.twitter.com/bPf2EXtq9p
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 29, 2020
He will also be seen in Bollywood yet again in Ayan Mukerji directorial ‘Brahmastra’ with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan.