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Penmetsa Subbaraju is an Indian actor who has acted in many Tollywood films in a variety of roles, from negative to supporting characters. His most notable works include Amma Nanna O' Tamil Ammayi, Arya, Pokiri, Leader, Mirchi, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, and Geetha Govindam.

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Penmetsa Subba Raju

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Early lifeEdit

Subbaraju was born in Bhimavaram, to Penmatsa Ramakrishnam Raju and Vijayalakshmi. He has one elder brother, Pullam Raju, who is a Sanskrit teacher. Subbaraju did his education in D. N. R. College, Bhimavaram. He did his bachelor's degree in Mathematics before doing a computer course and joining Dell Computers, Hyderabad.

CareerEdit

Subbaraju's introduction to the cinema world was an accident. Tollywood director Krishna Vamsi's personal assistant asked Subbaraju to fix a computer issue for Krishna Vamsi's personal computer. After going to Krishna Vamsi's house, Subbaraju was then offered a small role in Krishna Vamsi's Khadgam.

Popular rolesEdit

  • Subbaraju made his debut in Tollywood with the film Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, directed by Puri Jagannadh. He played the role of a boxer, who is defeated by the hero in the climax. This role brought him opportunities to star as a fighter/small negative roles in subsequent films.
  • He played a henchman who will do anything for his boss in the movie Arya. In one scene the heroine slaps him with her slipper, leading him to consider killing his boss' son to exact his revenge. The boss's son is played by Siva Balaji.
  • He played a role in Nenunnanu as Shriya's cheating lover.
  • He played a land settlement mafia gangster Mallesh in the movie Pokiri, he attempts to kill hero Mahesh Babu, but towards the end he is killed by the hero.
  • He played a role of comic-villain in Ram Gopal Varma's Dongala Mutha
  • Although he wants to do different types of roles, he is mainly offered villain/negative role because of his physique. However, of late he has been portraying all types of roles.
  • Currently, he dons different roles in Tollywood, Kollywood as well as Bollywood.
  • He is playing a hero in the remake of Kannada Film Duniya.[1] Malli will direct the film.
  • He played Police in Nenu Naa Rakshasi
  • He has been in transitional phase from negative to a redeeming character in movies lately, as can be seen in Mirchi (2013).
  • He later played a positive role in Ravi Teja's Power.
  • He Played the role of Kumara Varma in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion [2]
  • He played the role of Phaneendra, the heroine's brother in Geetha Govindam.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
2019 Majili Telugu Filming
Mr. Majnu Ramesh Babu Telugu
F2 - Fun And Frustration NTR, Dora Swamy Naidu's son Telugu
Jersey Telugu
2018 Geetha Govindam Phaneendra Telugu
Lover Telugu
Raju Gadu Gopi Telugu
Nela Ticket Telugu
2017 Jawaan Iqbal Telugu
Patel S. I. R. ACP Viswas Telugu
Duvvada Jagannadham Royyala Avinash aka Chanti Telugu
Baahubali: The Conclusion Kumara Varma Telugu
Tamil
Rogue Telugu
Kannada
2016 Srirastu Subhamastu ACP Telugu
2015 Srimanthudu Ravikanth's brother Telugu
Temper Ravi Telugu
2014 Yevadu Raja Telugu
Power Rajeev Telugu
Thalaivan Tamil
2013 Sound Thoma SI Rakesh Malayalam
Iddarammayilatho Shawar Ali's brother Telugu
Mirchi Poorna Telugu
2012 Devudu Chesina Manushulu CI Subbaraju Telugu
Bodyguard Shankaram Telugu Remake of the Malayalam film Bodyguard
Businessman Jai Dev's henchman Telugu
2011 Panjaa Ashok Telugu
Dookudu Dinesh Goud Telugu He acted as a dumb.
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Yera Hindi
Nenu Naa Rakshasi Inspector Vikram Telugu
Dongala Mutha Hotel Receptionist Telugu
Aha Naa Pellanta Kiriti Das Telugu 50th film
Golconda High School Kiriti Das Telugu
2010 Pappu Detective Ram Telugu
Leader Dhanunjay Telugu
Seetharamula Kalyanam Telugu
Bindaas Telugu
Namo Venkatesa Bhadrappa Telugu
Sanchari Kannada
Khaleja Govardhan Telugu
2009 Billa Vikram (cameo) Telugu
Siddham Telugu
Sasirekha Parinayam Telugu
2008 Maa Ayana Chanti Pilladu Veerababu Telugu
Neninthe Mallik Telugu
Satya In Love Heroin's Elder Brother(Telugu Factionist) Kannada
Raksha Vinay Telugu
Baladur Telugu
Bujjigadu Venkat Telugu
Kantri Bhyraagi Telugu
Parugu Chinnabhai Telugu
Pourudu Hussain Telugu
Okka Magaadu Telugu
Gaja Kannada
2007 Tulasi Telugu
Athidhi Ganni Bhai Telugu
Sri Mahalakshmi Telugu
Pokkiri Korattur Logu Tamil
Yogi Saidulu Telugu Remake of the Kannada Film Jogi
Gautama Buddha Hindi
Desamuduru Murugesha Telugu
2006 Stalin Telugu Cameo
Saravana Tamil
Game Police Officer Telugu
Pournami Nagendra's son Telugu
Nenjirukkum Varai Tamil
Pokiri Mallesh (Villain Gang Member) Telugu
Shock Nagesh Telugu
Aathi Robert Tamil
2005 Bhadra Tulasi Telugu
Allari Pidugu Telugu
Jagapati Telugu
Subash Chandra Bose Telugu
Soggadu Swati's brother Telugu
Aayudham Naaga Tamil
Sadaa Mee Sevalo Telugu
Relax Telugu
2004 Arya Subbu Telugu
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Anand Tamil Remake of Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
Nenunnanu Arun Telugu
Sri Anjaneyam Telugu
2003 Guest House Villain's friend Telugu
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Anand Telugu
Khadgam Telugu

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