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Penmetsa Subbaraju is an Indian actor. He 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

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

TeluguEdit

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

TamilEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Anand Remake of Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
2005 Aayudham Naaga
2006 Aathi Robert
Nenjirukkum Varai
Saravana Soundarapandiyan's assistant Remake of Bhadra
2007 Pokkiri Korattur Logu Remake of Pokiri
2014 Thalaivan
2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion Kumara Varma

KannadaEdit

Year Title Role
2008 Gaja
Satya In Love Heroin's Elder Brother (Telugu Factionist)
2010 Sanchari
2017 Rogue

HindiEdit

Year Title Role
2007 Gautama Buddha
2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Yera

MalayalamEdit

Year Title Role
2013 Sound Thoma SI Rakesh

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