|Daggubati Venkatesh Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10¼ in|
|Date of Birth||December 13, 1960|
Daggubati Venkatesh is an Indian actor who has mainly worked in Telugu cinema. He has appeared in movies like Kaliyuga Pandavulu, Brahma Rudrulu, Brahma Puthrudu, Ajeyudu, Bharatamlo Arjunudu, Trimurtulu, Srinivasa Kalyanam, Raktha Tilakam, Swarna Kamalam, Varasudochhadu, Ontari Poratam, Prema, Dharma Chakram, Anari, Ganesh, Kalisundam Raa, Jayam Manade Raa, Subash Chandra Bose, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav, Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule, F2: Fun and Frustration, Guru, Venky Mama, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Bodyguard, Drusyam, and Drusyam 2. Daggubati Venkatesh has also won several accolades including at least 5 Nandi Awards and 6 Filmfare Awards South.
Venkatesh, Venky, Victory Venkatesh
Madras (later Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India
Andhra Pradesh, India
Daggubati Venkatesh studied at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai and then attended Loyola College, from where he graduated with a degree in Commerce.
Moreover, he earned his MBA degree from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) in the United States.
- Father – D. Ramanaidu (Film Producer, Founder of Suresh Productions, Member of Parliament from 1999 to 2004)
- Mother – Rajeshwari
- Siblings – D. Suresh Babu (Older Brother) (Film Producer, Co-Owner and Managing Director of Suresh Productions), Lakshmi (Younger Sister)
- Others – Rana Daggubati (Nephew) (Actor, Producer), Malavika Daggubati (Niece), Abhiram Daggubati (Nephew), Naga Chaitanya (Nephew) (Actor)
5 ft 10¼ in or 178.5 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Daggubati Venkatesh has dated –
- Neeraja (1985-Present) – He got married to Neeraja in the year 1985 and the duo has 3 daughters (including their oldest daughter Aashritha) and a son.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
Daggubati Venkatesh has served as a brand ambassador for Manappuram General Finance and Leasing Ltd.
He has also served as a brand ambassador for Ramraj Cotton Company.
Daggubati Venkatesh Facts
- He made his first theatrical film appearance as a child actor playing the role of Young Keshav Varma in the 1971 Telugu-language romance film Prema Nagar.
- In 1986, Daggubati Venkatesh played Vijay (the son of multimillionaire Chakrapani) in the Telugu-language masala film Kaliyuga Pandavulu and this earned him a Nandi Award in the “Best Male Debut (Special Jury Award)” category while he was also nominated for a Filmfare Award South for “Best Actor – Telugu”.
- He made his Hindi film debut as Rama in the 1993 romantic drama film Anari, a remake of the 1991 Tamil film Chinna Thambi. Venkatesh co-starred in the film alongside Karishma Kapoor.
- He appeared as Rakesh in the 1996 Telugu-language action thriller film Dharma Chakram and this role won him the Nandi Award for “Best Actor” and Filmfare Award South for “Best Actor – Telugu”.
- Alongside Ritika Singh, Daggubati Venkatesh co-starred as Aditya “Aadi” in the 2017 Telugu-language sports drama film Guru. For this performance, he bagged the Filmfare Award South in the “Best Actor – Critics” category.
- Along with Naga Chaitanya, Raashi Khanna, and Payal Rajput, Daggubati Venkatesh co-starred as Venkatarathnam Naidu/Military Naidu/Venky Mama in the 2019 Telugu-language action comedy film Venky Mama.
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