Today South Superstar Junior NTR has turned 39 years old. Along with Junior NTR South has also become a well-known name of Bollywood. He has an amazing fan following. The very first film of Junior NTR, who started his career as a child actor, proved to be quite successful. Today, on the birthday of Junior NTR, we take a look at his life and special stories related to his films.
Born as a grandson to NTrama Rao
Junior NTR was born on 20 May 1983 in Kundapur, Karnataka to father actor and politician Nandmurari Harikrishna and mother Shalini Bhaskar. Junior NTR is the former Chief Minister and actor NT Rama Rao. Junior NTR was named Tarak by his parents at first, but later his grandfather NTR named him Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Who came to be known as Junior NTR after appearing in films
The second film got the National Award for Best Children’s Film
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao aka Junior NTR made his acting debut as a child artist in the 1991 film ‘Brahmarshi Vishwamitra’. This film proved to be a hit. This film was directed by the once-popular director and his grandfather NTR. The actor then appeared in the 1996 film ‘Ramayanam’, which was awarded the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.
How did you get your first lead role?
Impressed by the performance of the film Ramayanam, director K. Raghavendra suggested the name of Jr NTR to SS Rajamouli for the next film Student No 1. The film took years to make and in the meantime Junior NTR made his debut with Ramoji Rao’s film Ninnu Chudalani. At this time NTR was only 17 years old.
His first film as a lead actor became the highest grossing film of the year
Jr NTR debuted as a lead with the 2004 Telugu film Aadi which was among the highest grossing films of that year. After this the actor gave hit films one after the other. In the year 2013, Jr NTR was seen in the film Badshah, which collected a collection of 80 crores in 50 days. His film Student No. 1, Rakhi, Simhadri, Temper, Prematho, Janta Garage have also been quite blockbusters. Jr NTR is also a trained Kuchipudi dancer.
Was going to marry 17 year old Lakshmi
Junior NTR married Lakshmi Pranati, the daughter of Telugu channel owner Narne Srinivas, in the year 2011. Pranati was only 17 years old when both of them got engaged. Following the news of the marriage, Vijayawada’s lawyer Singuluri Shanti Prasad filed a complaint against the actor under the Child Marriage Act. Due to this, to avoid controversy, the actor waited for Pranati to complete 18 years and married her on 5 May 2011.
100 crores spent in marriage
Junior is known for leading a good lifestyle. A glimpse of this was also seen in their marriage. According to media reports, Junior NTR had spent 100 crores in his marriage. 15 thousand guests had come to his wedding. Out of which 12 thousand were his fans and other big politicians and businessmen from all over the country had also reached his wedding. Junior NTR’s wedding is considered to be one of the grandest weddings in the country. Their marriage was shown live on a TV channel. At present, both have been married for 11 years and both have two sons.