X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Nandamuri Balakrishna Biography

Birth Place:
Madras, Karnataka, India
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • His father introduced him to the acting world at the age of 14, giving him a role in the movie Tatamma Kala (1974)
  • The government of Andhra Pradesh gave him a Best Actor Award for his first performance
  • Made his debut as a hero in Sahasame Jeevitham (1984)
  • Worked as an associate director for Samrat Asoka (1992), his father's last directional venture
  • In 2009, organised an event involving the entire Telugu Film Industry to help raise funds for the Kurnool flood victims
  • Became the managing trustee and chairman of the Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (BIACH & RI) in 2010
  • Participates actively in events supporting various social causes conducted by Movie Artists Association (MAA)
  • Fondly known as Balayya in the Telugu film industry