Venkat (Telugu actor)

Venkat is a Telugu actor who appears primarily in Telugu films.

Venkat
Born17 December
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Model
Years active1998-present

CareerEdit

Venkat debuted as one of the lead actors in YVS Chowdary’s first film Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanam Chootamu Raarandi. He began working as an actor in 1999. He acted with stars including ANR, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Mohan Babu, Jagapati Babu and Srihari.

As of 2016, he has been in the film industry for 17 years. In the meantime, he produced a film titled Konchem Koththaga in Telugu and Hindi.

In 2014, he appeared in Aa Aiduguru, produced by Prem Kumar Patra (of Aa Naluguru fame). He played the role of an officer, Thota Chakravarthy. The story is about a team of officers and youth implementing reforms of a young and educated CM.

In an interview with "idlebrain" Jeevi on 17 December 2013, he said "I'm not related to Akkineni’s family. I heard people think that I was related to Nagarjuna. Just, I worked in Sri Seetharamula Kalyanamu Chootamu Rarandi, which was produced by Nagarjuna. YVS Chowdary was searching for a new guy, energetic guy. I was found to be the right person. Nagarjuna got me the break. My money was paid and I was out, after the project got finished. I will never forget his gesture." He also added "It all happened when Akkineni Nagarjuna gave me an opportunity to make my debut with the film Sri Seetharamula Kalyanamu Chootamu Rarandi in the direction of YVS Chowdary. Though it seemed long ago, the people had not forgotten me. I am fresh in their minds. A number of heroes have come and gone. Still, I continue to remain with them. Not that I am big star, but I believe in capabilities. I was never after chances. At the same time, I didn’t get any big chances. I am a Vijayawada product. I moved to Mumbai just like that. I observed lot many things. That helps me a great deal. In fact, my media friends ask me why I had taken a big gap in the career. But, I had never missed the industry. On and often, I have been doing some good roles. I didn’t get any commercial break. There was no back support to me, and no guidance. Most of my career, I was left in a dilemma. I don’t blame anybody for the stalemate."

Personal lifeEdit

Venkat hails from Vijayawada and his family lives in Mumbai. He was the opening batsman in his school and college cricket teams. Before venturing into films, he was a model and was spotted by Nagarjuna and he was launched as an actor through Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanam Chootamu Raarandi.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1998 Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanam Chootamu Raarandi Raju Telugu Debut
1999 Velugu Needalu Telugu
Prema Kosam Chandu Telugu
2000 Annayya Gopi Telugu
Yuvaraju Vamsi Telugu
2001 Bhalevadivi Basu Sagar Telugu
Anandam Vamsi Telugu
2002 Siva Rama Raju Rama Raju Telugu
2003 Charminar Nandu Telugu
2004 Madhyanam Hathya Rohit Telugu
Kurukshetram Telugu
2006 Rafta Rafta - The Speed Hindi
2007 Madhumasam Peter Telugu
2008 Konchem Koththaga Venkat Telugu
2009 A Aa E Ee Venkat Telugu
Saleem Krish Telugu
2010 Pugaipaddam Tamil
2014 Aa Aiduguru Thota Chakravarthy Telugu
Snehame Thoduga Telugu

ReferencesEdit

  • "The Hindu : Softie hunk set for a second innings".
  • "Venkat Birthday interview - Telugu cinema actor".
  • "Venkat interview - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film hero".
  • "All you want to know about #Venkat(teluguActor)".

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