Nandamuri Balakrishna Biography: Nandamuri Balakrishna, also known by his nickname “Balayya,” is a renowned Tollywood actor. His film career extends over thirty years. He is the son of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Tollywood actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.
Nandamuri Balakrishna Biography
Early in life
Balakrishna was born to N. T. Rama Rao and his first wife Basavatarakam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His entire upbringing was spent in Madras, as the Telugu film industry was once headquartered there. When the Telugu film industry relocated to Hyderabad when he was a teenager, he migrated there. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Nizam College in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Nandamuri Balakrishna Movie career
Balakrishna debuted as a juvenile actor in the film industry in 1974 with N. T. Rama Rao’s (NTR) Tatamma Kala. His most memorable roles were Abhimanyu in Dana Veera Soora Karna, Saleem in Akbar Saleem Anarkali, and saint Narada in Sri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam, all of which continued his association with the director. In Dana Veera Soora Karna, the actor portrayed his sibling Nandamuri Harikrishna’s son. At the age of 16, he appeared in Annadammula Anubandham as his real-life father NTR’s brother.
In Bharati-Vasu’s 1984 film Sahasame Jeevitham, opposite Vijji, the actor made his début in a hero role as the son of a middle-class lecturer who falls in love with the daughter of a multimillionaire. In the same year, he co-starred with Bhanumathi and Suhasini in the blockbuster drama film Mangammagari Manavadu, directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. The following year, Balakrishna starred opposite Akkineni Nageswara Rao in Bharya Bhartala Bandam.
He then added Bangaru Bullodu, Bhairava Dweepam, Bobbili Simham, and Vamsanikokkadu to his catalogue of super hits. In the 1997 blockbuster film Peddannayya, the actor played both Rama Krishna Prasad and Bhavani Prasad. This was followed by a number of films, including Muddula Mogudu, Devudu, and Pavitra Prema, before 1999’s Samarasimha Reddy, which was a box-office success. In this B. Gopal-directed film, Simran and Anjala Zhaveri played the female leads.
After starring in the 2002 smash success Chennakeshava Reddy, he starred in the 2004 smash hit Lakshmi Narasimha, directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee. The actor continued to play dual roles in films such as Allari Pidugu, Okka Magadu, Pandurangadu, Parama Veera Chakra, and Simha, the latter of which was a commercial success.
Nandamuri Balakrishna Personal Life
In 1982, at the age of 22 years, Balakrishna wed Vasundhara Devi. They have two daughters, Brahmani and Tejaswini, and a son, Taraka Rama Mokshagna Teja. Brahmani married her cousin, Nara Lokesh, the son of N. Chandrababu Naidu, president of the TDP and chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
On June 3, 2004, at 8:50 p.m., Balakrishna was implicated in a shootout controversy that occurred at his home in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. According to reports, he discharged shots at the producer Bellamkonda Suresh and his associate Satyanarayana Chowdhary. Both of the injured were subsequently admitted to the Apollo hospital. Balakrishna allegedly shot Bellamkonda in self-defence after the producer attacked him with a “paper knife.” According to the Human Rights Forum (HRF), the circumstances surrounding the case’s resolution sparked controversy. The HRF questioned the veracity of the individuals who managed the case, as well as the circumstances under which Balakrishna was shielded from police by being granted refuge in a Care Hospital without justification.
The two victims initially told the magistrate that Balakrishna had fired shots at them, but they subsequently recanted their statements. Later, on June 6, Balakrishna was apprehended and brought before the Fifth Metropolitan Magistrate. The wife of Balakrishna, Vasundhara Devi, was also served with a show cause notice because the weapon used was registered to her and she could not provide adequate protection for it. Later, Balakrishna was granted parole under the conditions that he not leave Hyderabad without court permission and that he turn over his passport.