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Profile: From a child artist to an ace Telugu star Junior NTR's cinematic journey

Movies | IBNLive | April 6, 2013, 11:57 am
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 The movie 'Bal Ramayanam' was directed by Gunasekhar in the year 1996.

The movie 'Bal Ramayanam' was directed by Gunasekhar in the year 1996.

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 His second movie titled 'Ninnu Choodalani' was directed by VR Pratap in 2006.

His second movie titled 'Ninnu Choodalani' was directed by VR Pratap in 2006.

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 Unfortunately his second attempt with 'Ninnu Choodalani' failed to click at the box office.

Unfortunately his second attempt with 'Ninnu Choodalani' failed to click at the box office.

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 After giving two unsuccessful films at the box-office, Jr NTR's 'Dammu' was expected to turn the tide for the actor.

After giving two unsuccessful films at the box-office, Jr NTR's 'Dammu' was expected to turn the tide for the actor.

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 Also the actor revived memories of his grandfather as he launched the campaign of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the state.

Also the actor revived memories of his grandfather as he launched the campaign of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the state.

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 The success of another of his movie 'Simhadri' made NTR give an impulse and pompous statement. He openly expressed his wish to become the Numero Uno of Tollywood. And unspoken Chiranjeevi, who was still the reigning star, was apparently his target.

The success of another of his movie 'Simhadri' made NTR give an impulse and pompous statement. He openly expressed his wish to become the Numero Uno of Tollywood. And unspoken Chiranjeevi, who was still the reigning star, was apparently his target.

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 The actor married Narne Lakshmi Pranathi, the daughter of Narne Srinivasa Rao. Apart from being the owner of the Telugu news channel Studio N, Rao is also a relative of Jr. NTR's uncle, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

The actor married Narne Lakshmi Pranathi, the daughter of Narne Srinivasa Rao. Apart from being the owner of the Telugu news channel Studio N, Rao is also a relative of Jr. NTR's uncle, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

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 But slowly and gradually the actor struck the right chord among the audience with films such as 'Student No.1', 'Subbu', and 'Aadi'.

But slowly and gradually the actor struck the right chord among the audience with films such as 'Student No.1', 'Subbu', and 'Aadi'.

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 However, the actor's patience and consistent attempts for a blockbuster paid off as SS Rajamouli came to the actor's rescue with 'Yamadonga'. The film released on August 15, 2007 and it became a sensational hit at the box office.

However, the actor's patience and consistent attempts for a blockbuster paid off as SS Rajamouli came to the actor's rescue with 'Yamadonga'. The film released on August 15, 2007 and it became a sensational hit at the box office.

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 He made his entry into Tollywood playing the role of Lord Rama in the movie 'Bala Ramayanam'.

He made his entry into Tollywood playing the role of Lord Rama in the movie 'Bala Ramayanam'.

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 With his new Telugu flick 'Baadshah' Junior NTR has become the talk of the town. An ace artist, dancer and the grandson of Telugu matinee idol NTR, we take a look at his 22 years of cinematic journey.

With his new Telugu flick 'Baadshah' Junior NTR has become the talk of the town. An ace artist, dancer and the grandson of Telugu matinee idol NTR, we take a look at his 22 years of cinematic journey.

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 Grandson of the late Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, a great actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, the young actor is fondly called Tarak by his family and friends.

Grandson of the late Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, a great actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, the young actor is fondly called Tarak by his family and friends.

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 Born and bought up in Hyderabad, Jr NTR began his acting career as a child artist and dancer.

Born and bought up in Hyderabad, Jr NTR began his acting career as a child artist and dancer.

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 The young actor again got a jolt in his acting career when his film 'Naaga' released in 2003  fared poorly at the box office.

The young actor again got a jolt in his acting career when his film 'Naaga' released in 2003 fared poorly at the box office.

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 But in July 2003, his film 'Simhadri' directed by Rajamouli went on to become the highest grosser in that year in Tollywood.

But in July 2003, his film 'Simhadri' directed by Rajamouli went on to become the highest grosser in that year in Tollywood.

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 After watching his new film 'Badshaah', the late legendary actor Shoban Babu said Junior NTR is his favourite actor.

After watching his new film 'Badshaah', the late legendary actor Shoban Babu said Junior NTR is his favourite actor.

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 The actor has won the Santosham Best Young Performer Award in the year 2003 for the film 'Simhadri' and the MAA TV Best Actor Award in the year 2008 for the film 'Kantri' directed by Mehar Ramesh.

The actor has won the Santosham Best Young Performer Award in the year 2003 for the film 'Simhadri' and the MAA TV Best Actor Award in the year 2008 for the film 'Kantri' directed by Mehar Ramesh.

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 Also 'Dammu', Junior NTR's Telugu film, was released in 150 screens in Karnataka.

Also 'Dammu', Junior NTR's Telugu film, was released in 150 screens in Karnataka.

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 The subsequent years saw a few flops and a few average hits from junior NTR.

The subsequent years saw a few flops and a few average hits from junior NTR.

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 Jr. NTR plays a larger than life role in 'Dammu' and his dynamic performance, action and dialogues remain the mainstay of the film.

Jr. NTR plays a larger than life role in 'Dammu' and his dynamic performance, action and dialogues remain the mainstay of the film.

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 Jr NTR was a bit worried when his film 'Dammu' generated a so-called 'divide talk' on the first day. By the sixth day, the film collected Rs 31 crore.

Jr NTR was a bit worried when his film 'Dammu' generated a so-called 'divide talk' on the first day. By the sixth day, the film collected Rs 31 crore.

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