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Rajasekhar (born Rajasekhar Varadharajan Pillai) is an Indian film actor known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema, and few Tamil films. In a career spanning more than thirty years, he has acted in over eighty films in a variety of roles.[1][2] He is starred in blockbuster films like Talambralu, Shrutilayalu, Aahuti, Ankusham, Magaadu, Allari Priyudu, Anna, Omkaram, Suryudu, Sivayya, Manasunna Maaraju, Maa Annayya, Simharasi, Evadaithe Nakenti and Gorintaku. Rajasekhar won 3 Filmfare Awards Best actor - Telugu for the films Ahuti, Magaadu and Anna.

ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Jeevitha (m. 1991-present)
ChildrenShivani (b. 1996)
Shivatmika (b. 2000)

The Nature Waldorf School is owned by Rajasekhar and Jeevitha. The school is affiliated to Dr. Rajasekhar Charitable Trust and started its operations in July 2010. The mission of the school is to impart non-commercialised education to students. The school is located at Rd No. 45, Jubilee Hills.[3]


Early lifeEdit

Telugu Film Actors, Smt. Jeevitha and Dr. Rajashekhar along with their two daughters calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on 26 October 2015

Dr. Rajasekhar was born in Lakshmipuram, Theni district of Tamil Nadu to D. C Varadharajan, a retired police officer and Andalu.[4] His brother Selva has also appeared in Tamil film as a lead actor. Before joining films, he studied M. B. B. S. and practiced in Chennai.

Rajasekhar is a practicing Shaiva Hindu, after undergoing a transformative personal experience during his formative years.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

He married erstwhile actress Jeevitha and has two daughters.[6] Their elder daughter Shivani is set to debut in films with the upcoming movie Vanda Ki Vanda.[7] Recently, Jeevitha was named as one of the nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), with Pahlaj Nihalani as chairman.[8]


Rajashekhar made his Telugu film debut in 1985 with Vande Mataram. Since then, he has acted in variety of films such as Pratighatana, Repati Pourulu, Station Master, Shrutilayalu, Kashmora, Aradhana, Talambralu, Aruna Kiranam, Mamatala Kovela and Akka Mogudu.

Movies from which he rose to fame and created an image of an Angry Young Man of Tollywood are Ahuti, Aartanaadam Nyayam Kosam, Ankusam, Magadu, Rowdyism Nasinchali, Morotodu Na Mogudu, Anna, Papa Kosam, Balarama Krishnulu, Agraham,Sivaiya and Evadaithe Nakenti.

He has acted in more than 75 movies though he is mocked for his diction. His voice for most of his Telugu movies was dubbed by Telugu actor Saikumar Pudipeddi till 1996 and then was taken over by Srinivasa Moorthy who started dubbing for him in 1997, when he won his first nandi award for the movie sivaiya. Except for the 2003 film Villain, where Sai's younger brother P. Ravi Shankar dubbed for both Rajasekhar and Vijayan, respectively.

Later, he also gained fame for his family drama films such as Ma Ayana Bangaram, Suryudu, Simha Raasi, Ma Annaya, Deergha Sumangali Bhava, Manasunna Maaraju and Gorintaku. He was also applauded for his performance in the romance film Allari Priyudu. He tried his hand in comedy with Na Style Veru, but became a joker which was well received by audiences.[citation needed]

He is considered a versatile actor.[9] His performance in Omkaram is a classic example of that, which was directed by Kannada director Upendra. His electrifying performance in the movie Sheshu was applauded critically. His biggest hit of the career came in the year 2007 with Avadaithe Nakenti and his last genuine hit was Gorintaku in the year 2008. Since then, he has had no hits. His last film was a hit; PSV Garuda Vega in 2017.

His movie Idthu Thaanda Police was a huge hit in Tamil. He has since been offered more movies in Tamil, he is noted in Tamil with films such as Meesaikaran, Mannikka Vendugiren, Aambala, Diyala, Akka etc.[10] As an actor, he has done movies related to all genres.





  1. ^ Turmoil in T-town - Times Of India
  2. ^ Rajasekhar finds policeman's role irresistible | Deccan Chronicle
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  4. ^ The Hindu: Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News: Actor Rajasekhar to join politics
  5. ^ Account of Personal Life - Religious Views Source
  6. ^ The Hindu: Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Bholakpur: cholera claims 1 more
  7. ^ "Rajasekhar's daughter Shivani set for her Debut in Films". IANS. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
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  13. ^ http:// Refer Filmfare Magazine August 1991, 38th filmfare awards south Madras Awards:Winners

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