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Ramanaidu Daggubati[1] (born December 14, 1984[5]), also known by his stage name Rana Daggubati, is an Indian actor, producer, visual effects co-ordinator and photographer.[6] He is known for his works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema and Hindi cinema.[7] As a Visual Effects producer, Rana won the State Nandi Award for Best Special Effects in 2006 for the Telugu film Sainikudu starring Mahesh Babu.[8] In 2006, he received the National Film Award for co-producing Bommalata – A Bellyful of Dreams.[9]

Rana Daggubati
Rana-Daggubati.jpg
Daggubati in 2015
Born Ramanaidu Daggubati[1]
(1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 (age 32)[2]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India[3]
Residence Film Nagar, Hyderabad, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Film Producer
Visual Effects Co-Ordinator
Years active 2005–present
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[4]
Parent(s) Daggubati Suresh Babu
Lakshmi Daggubati
Family Daggubati Ramanaidu (Grandfather)
Venkatesh Daggubati (Paternal Uncle),
See Daggubati-Akkineni Family

In 2010, he made his acting debut with the Telugu blockbuster Leader, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. He made his Hindi film debut through Dum Maaro Dum alongside Bipasha Basu where he received positive reviews for his performance. He received critical acclaim for his performance in the 2012 crime thriller film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum.[citation needed] In 2015, he starred as the main antagonist in Baahubali: The Beginning, which recorded the second highest gross opening for an Indian film.[10][11][12] On 4 April 2017, he revealed that he can see only through his left eye.[13]

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Early lifeEdit

Rana was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu.[14][15] He did his schooling in Hyderabad from Hyderabad Public School. His paternal grandfather was D. Ramanaidu, a famous film producer who was conferred with the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, the Padma Bhushan, in recognition for his contribution to Telugu cinema.[16] His paternal Uncle Venkatesh and his paternal cousin Naga Chaitanya are also actors in Telugu Cinema with Venkatesh being one of the Telugu superstars. He is blind in the right eye.[17]

Acting careerEdit

Rana's first movie was "Leader" in Telugu directed by Shekhar Kammula which is one of his biggest success. Rana made his Bollywood debut with the film Dum Maaro Dum which released on 22 April 2011. The Times of India called it a "dashing debut".[18] He was voted 'The Most Promising Newcomer of 2011' in the Times Of India poll.[19] He was listed at number 20, on the Times of India's Most Desirable Men for the year 2011.[20][21] In 2012, he was voted as 10th most desirable man in India, in the poll conducted by The Times of India.

He played a professional killer in the film Nenu Naa Rakshasi under Puri Jagannath's direction,[22] which was a box office bomb.[23][24] His first release in 2012 was Naa Ishtam which was followed by his second Hindi film Department. He next starred in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum directed by Krish which became a box office success.[25][26] He made his debut in Tamil through Ajith Kumar's Aarambam.[27] In 2013 he secured two big budget projects, Gunasekhar's Rudhramadevi[28] and S. S. Rajamouli's Baahubali in which he is the lead antagonist.[29] Rana did a cameo role in Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.[30] Bahubali was released worldwide in July 2015 and achieved huge success across the globe. Rana played "Bhallaladeva", the cousin of protagonist Bahubali, who had negative shades and received unprecedented appreciation from critics. His next film is Nene Raju Nene Mantri, directed by Teja.Kajal Agarwal and Catherine Tresa are the two female leads in the film.

FilmographyEdit

As actor
Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Leader Arjun Prasad Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
CineMAA Award for Best Male Debut
2011 Dum Maaro Dum DJ Joki Fernandes Hindi Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut
2011 Nenu Naa Rakshasi Abhimanyu Telugu
2012 Naa Ishtam Ganesh Telugu
2012 Department Shiv Narayan Hindi
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum B.Tech Babu Telugu SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Critics)
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Vikram Hindi Cameo appearance
2013 Something Something Himself Telugu Cameo appearance
2013 Arrambam Sanjay Tamil Guest appearance
2015 Baby Jai Singh Rathore Hindi
2015 Dongaata Himself Telugu Cameo appearance
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Bhallaladeva Telugu and Hindi
Palvaalthevan Tamil
2015 Rudramadevi Chalukya Veerabhadra Telugu
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
Size Zero Himself Telugu
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Shiva Prasad Tamil
2017 The Ghazi Attack Arjun Verma Hindi/Tamil/Telugu
Baahubali: The Conclusion Bhallaladeva Telugu and Hindi
Palvaalthevan Tamil
Nene Raju Nene Mantri Jogendra Telugu Filming
Madai Thiranthu TBA Tamil Filming
Enai Noki Paayum Thota  TBA Tamil Filming
As producer and visual effects supervisor
Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Bommalata Producer Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
2006 Sainikudu Visual effects coordinator Telugu Nandi Award for Best Special Effects

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "What Caused Bhallaladeva, Aka Rana Daggubati, To Go Blind In One Eye?". Outlook India. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Rana Daggubati: From Leader to Baahubali, Rana's blockbuster journey". The Indian Express. 14 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Rajamani, Radhika (24 November 2009). "An entrepreneur who acts too". Rediff. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Top 5 tallest Telugu actors' heights". Chitramala. 4 December 2014. 
  5. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/telugu/baahubali-2-rana-dagubattis-first-look-as-bhalladeva-is-out-and-he-looks-vicious-see-pic-4426517/lite/
  6. ^ "How Rana Daggubati helped take ‘Baahubali 2’ across India". 
  7. ^ "From 'Baahubali' to 'Ghazi', Rana Daggubati has come a long way - Times of India". Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  8. ^ The multifaceted ‘leader'. The Hindu (12 February 2012). Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  9. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 93–94. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Mike McCahill. "Baahubali: The Beginning review – fantastic bang for your buck in most expensive Indian movie ever made". The Guardian. 
  11. ^ Sangeetha Devi Dundoo. "Baahubali review: A little more, a little less". The Hindu. 
  12. ^ Nanisetti, Serish (12 July 2015). "Baahubali Smashes Box Office Records, Rakes in Rs 68 Crore". The New Indian Express. 
  13. ^ Rana Daggubati is blind in right eye. Baahubali 2 actor makes shocking revelation, watch video. The Indian Express (30 April 2017). Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  14. ^ "The new entrants in Times 50 Most Desirable Men 2011". The Times of India. 4 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rana Daggubati's a family man". The Times of India. 19 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Veteran southern producer D. Rama Naidu gets Padma Bhushan". Zee News. 
  17. ^ "Baahubali Star Rana Daggubati Reveals He's Blind From One Eye & It'll Make You Respect Him". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Dum Maaro Dum-Gripping thriller". The Times of India. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "The Most Promising Newcomer of 2011 – Male". The Times of India. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Times Most Desirable Men of 2011: Rana Daggubati – No. 20 – Video". The Times of India. 
  21. ^ "Bipasha is like family: Rana Daggubati". The Times of India. 16 December 2011. 
  22. ^ "Rana Daggubati turns professional killer". Rediff.com. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Allu Arjun rejects Ileana – Telugu Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "'Leader' to 'Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum': Why hasn't Rana Daggubati found a foothold yet?|South Cinema Photos-IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum heads towards Rs 45-cr collections". Business Standard. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  26. ^ : Shekhar (3 December 2012). "Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum strikes gold at Box Office – Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  27. ^ P Sangeetha, TNN 17 August 2012, 10.53AM IST (17 August 2012). "Rana shoots with Ajith". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "Rana as Chalukya in Anushka's Rudrama Devi". The Times of India. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "Director Rajamouli in location hunt for Bahubali". The Times of India. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "Rana's cameo in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani | Hindi Movies News". BollywoodHungama.com. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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