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Nandamuri Balakrishna Biography

Birth Place:
Madras, Karnataka, India

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