Naresh (actor)

Vijaya Krishna Naresh (born 20 January 1960), known mononymously as Naresh, is an Indian actor, politician and social activist known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and television.[4] He began acting as a child in 1970, and starred in around 200 films in a variety of roles as both lead and supporting actor.[5][6] Some of the box office successes he appeared in were Rendu Jella Sita (1983), Sreevariki Prema Lekha (1984), Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Bava Bava Panneeru (1989), Manasu Mamatha (1990) and Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993). He also received the title H.E. (his Excellency) and received a PhD in arts (his 2nd doctorate) from the United Nations ICDRHRP group.[7][8]

Naresh
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Born
Vijaya Krishna Naresh[1]

(1960-01-20) 20 January 1960 (age 61)[2][3]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • politician
  • social activist
Years active1970–1972 (Child Actor)
1982–present
Spouse(s)Ramya Raghupathi
Parent(s)Vijaya Nirmala (Mother)
Krishna (step-father)

Personal lifeEdit

Naresh was born to actress Vijaya Nirmala and her first husband, Krishna Murthy.[3] He mentioned in a TV interview that his father died when he was young and that he doesn't remember much about him.[9] Prior to joining theater, he attended Ramakrishna Mission High School, Hindu High School and then college at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan.[citation needed]

Naresh is married to Rekha.[10][11] He is now married to Ramya Raghupathi. He has three sons.[12][citation needed]

CareerEdit

FilmEdit

Naresh made his debut as a child actor in the film Pandanti Kapuram (1972) as well as Kavitha, and Santosh Sowbhagyam. He later made his debut as a lead actor, at the age of 17,[13] with the box office hit Nalugu Stambhalata (1982), directed by Sri Jandhyala and produced by Navata Krishnam Raju. He followed it up with Prema Sankellu (1982), which was directed by his mother Vijaya Nirmala.[14] His other notable works include Rendu Jella Sita (1983), Sreevariki Prema Lekha (1984), Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Bava Bava Panneeru (1989), Manasu Mamatha (1990), Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993), and Gunasekhar's Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1995). After a small hiatus, he started his second innings as a supporting actor with Allari Ramudu in 2002, and then went on to appear in many memorable films such as: Malliswari (2004), Oka Oorilo (2005), 100% Love (2011) and Drushyam (2014), Guntur Talkies (2016), Sathamanam Bhavati (2017), Rangasthalam (2018), and Sammohanam (2018).

PoliticsEdit

Naresh is also an active politician, and a member of Bharatiya Janata Party state leader.[15]

He worked as a state youth wing president of AP, and state secretary BJP, state general secretary vice president of BJP and also contested from Hindupur parliamentary seat. He also did a 125 km Padayatra from Icchampally Project to Warangal alongside C. Vidyasagar Rao for linking of "Krishna and Godavari" waters and is active in the Rayalaseema development. He is the founder president of KIV Kalakarula Ikya Vidika[16] an NGO a non-profit and non-governmental organization, which works to protect ancient arts and support artists.[17]

PresentEdit

He is the president of the Movie Artists Association,[18] runs a YouTube channel name called PopCorn TV, and promotes organic farming for healthy life.[citation needed].He single handedly thrashed the so called Mega Mafia backing Vishnu and helping him win as president in the recent MAA elections.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1970 Rendu Kutumbala Katha Telugu
1972 Pandanti Kapuram Telugu
1982 Nalugu Stambhalata Telugu
Prema Sankellu Telugu
1983 Puttadi Bomma Telugu
Agni Samadhi Telugu
Akalmand Hindi
Rendu Jella Sita Gopi Telugu
1984 Nenjathai Allitha Tamil
Ooha sri Telugu
Kotha Dampathulu Telugu
Sreevariki Prema Lekha Telugu
1985 Shrivaari Sobhanam Telugu
Porutham't' Tamil
1986 Jeevana Poratam Telugu
1987 Choopulu Kalasina Shubhavela Telugu
Damnit Katha Addam Tirigindi Telugu
Mogudu Pellalu Telugu
Pelliloyi Pellillu Telugu
Mukkopi Telugu
Kachchi Kali Hindi
Shrutilayalu Telugu
Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe Gopalam Telugu
Two Town Rowdy Telugu
1989 Bava Bava Panneeru Telugu
Hai Hai Nayaka Ramakrishna Telugu
Police Report Telugu
1990 Alajadi Telugu
Justice Rudrama Devi Telugu
Kokila Siddhartha Telugu
Manasu Mamatha Telugu
Bujjigadi Babai Telugu
Irugilli Porugillu Telugu
Padmavati Kalyanam Telugu
Police Bharya Telugu
1991 Nenera Police Telugu
Naa Pellam Naa Ishtam Telugu
Prema Enta Madhuram Telugu
Shiva Shakti Telugu
Pichchi Pullayya Telugu
1992 Adrishtam Telugu
Chitram Bhalare Vichitram Nimmagadda Rajeswara Rao "Raja"/Prema Telugu
Hello Darling Telugu
Pelli Neeku Shubham Naaku Telugu
1993 Enti Bava Mareenu Telugu
Chitikela Pandiri Telugu
Jamba Lakidi Pamba Telugu
Konguchaatu Krishnaudu Telugu
Prema Chitram Pelli Vichitram Telugu
1994 Aame Vikram Telugu
Pelli Koduku Telugu
1995 Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? Telugu
1996 Shri Krishnarjuna Vijayam Narada Telugu
1997 Mama Bagunnaavaa Telugu
Thoka Leni Pitta Telugu
1998 Life Lo Wife Telugu
Prema and Co Telugu
2000 Hindustan The Mother Telugu
2002 Sontham Telugu
Allari Ramudu Telugu
Dhanalakshmi I Love You Babu Rao Telugu
2003 Villain Telugu
2004 Gowri Telugu
Malliswari Prasad 's elder brother Telugu
2005 Chandra Vamsham Telugu
Oka Oorilo Telugu
Orey Pandu Telugu
2006 Nandanavanam 120km Telugu
Premante Inte Telugu
2007 Madhumasam Sanjay's elder brother Telugu
Maharathi Telugu
Mee Sreyobhilashi Surya Prakash Rao Telugu
Veduka Telugu
Yamadonga Telugu
Yamagola Malli Modalayindi Telugu
2008 Ankit, Pallavi & Friends Telugu
Naa Manasukemaindi Telugu
Ontari Telugu
Vaana Telugu
Andamaina Abaddam Telugu
2009 Maska Krish's brother Telugu
Vaade Kaavaali Telugu
2010 Maro Charitra Telugu
Andari Bandhuvaya Nandu's father Telugu
Varudu Deepthi's father Telugu
2011 100% Love Ramesh, Balu's father Telugu
Mogudu Shankar Rao Telugu
2012 Yamudiki Mogudu Telugu
2013 Aadu Magaadra Bujji Telugu
2014 Malini 22 Palayamkottai Prakash Tamil
Anaamika Telugu
Nee Enge En Anbe Home Minister Tamil
Chandamama Kathalu Mohan Telugu
Drushyam Prabhakar Telugu
Mike Testing 143 Telugu
Ori Devudoy Telugu
Parampara Telugu
Chinnadana Nee Kosam Nithin's father Telugu
2015 Beeruva Surya Narayana Telugu
Gaddam Gang Dharmaraju Telugu
Sandamarutham DGP Tamil
Bhale Bhale Magadivoy Hanumantha Rao Telugu
Subramanyam for Sale Subramanyam's father Telugu
2016 Eedu Gold Ehe Buchchaiah Chowdary Telugu
Guntur Talkies Giri Telugu
Hyper Narayana Murthy's friend Telugu
A...Aa Ramalingam Telugu
Brahmotsavam Telugu
Garam Telugu
Nenu Sailaja Hari's father Telugu
Sri Sri Telugu
2017 Sathamanam Bhavati Bangarraju Telugu
MCA (Middle Class Abbayi) Nani's uncle Telugu
2018 Chalo Abhi's Father Telugu
Toli Prema House Owner Telugu
Chal Mohan Ranga Mohan's father Telugu
Rangasthalam Koteswara Rao Telugu
Sammohanam Sarvesh "Sarva" Telugu
Pedavi Datani Matokatundhi Telugu
Happy Wedding Anand's father Telugu
Srinivasa Kalyanam Raju Telugu
Sailaja Reddy Alludu Venu Reddy Telugu
Mahanati Cameraman Keshava Telugu
Devadas Mohan, Das's brother Telugu
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Saradhi Telugu
N. T. R. B. A. Subba Rao Telugu
24 Kisses Sri Lakshmi's father Telugu
2019 1st Rank Raju Shoban Babu Telugu
Prati Roju Pandage Naresh Prasad Telugu
2020 Entha Manchivaadavuraa Vijayakrishna Telugu
Disco Raja Kukuteshwar Rao Telugu
Bheeshma Anand Prasad Telugu
Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya Babji Telugu Released on Netflix
V Aditya's father Telugu Released on Amazon Prime Video
Amaram Akhilam Prema Amar's father Telugu
Orey Bujjiga Krishnaveni's father Telugu Released on Aha
Miss India Siva Rama Krishna Telugu Released on Netflix
Solo Brathuke So Better Virat's father Telugu
2021 Jathi Ratnalu Satish Janardhan Telugu
Sreekaram Ramana Telugu
Rang De Arjun's father Telugu
Sridevi Soda Center Sanjeev Rao Telugu
Tuck Jagadish Sathi Babu Telugu Released on Amazon Prime Video
Maestro Mohan Telugu Released on Hotstar
Pushpaka Vimanam Telugu
Drushyam 2 Prabhakar Telugu Amazon Prime Video release

TelevisionEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes Ref.
1991 Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu Venkata Rao Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actor – Doordarshan
1996 Popula Petti Srinivias Telugu Directed by Jandhyala - ETV
2001 Amrutham Icchapurapu Amrutha Rao Telugu Gemini TV
2008 Open Heart with RK Himself Telugu ABN Andhra Jyothi
2009 Count Down Himself Telugu ETV[19]
2012 Maa Nanna Sivaiah Telugu Gemini TV
2013 Mahalakshmi Nivasam Viswanatha Raju Telugu Gemini TV[20]
2019 Alitho Saradaga Himself Telugu ETV (Episode 114)

AccoladesEdit

Naresh received the state Nandi Award for Best Actor for Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1995), the Nandi Special Jury Award for Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1992), and the platinum award for best feature film, Parampara[21] (2014). He has also received one Television Nandi Award for his work in Doordarshan's Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu.[22]

He starred in the films Shrutilayalu (1987), that premiered at the International Film Festival of India and Hindustan The Mother (2000), which premiered at the International Film Festival of India, BFI London Film Festival and Mumbai Film Festival.[23][24][25][26] In 2007 he appeared in Mee Sreyobhilashi, which also premiered at the International Film Festival of India.[27] In 2014, he acted in Parampara, which won the Platinum Award for Best Feature at the International Indonesian Movie Awards, and premiered at the Jakarta International Film Festival.[28][29]

Naresh received the Servant Of The Poor award on the occasion of the 4th national meet of CNRI held during 4–6 November 2009 at New Delhi, presented by the union Minister for Rural Development C. P. Joshi.

In 2017, he spoke about displaying arts in Indian films at the University of Bedfordshire in the presence of the vice chancellor.[30]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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