Birthday Special: King Nagarjuna’s Most Iconic Movies

Birthday Special: King Nagarjuna’s Most Iconic Movies

Akkineni Nagarjuna is one of the prominent names in the South Indian film industry.  The actor has been in the industry for over 35 years, Nagarjuna acted in some of the biggest hits of Telugu film industry.  Today, on the occasion of Nagarjuna’s 62nd birthday , let us look at some of the most iconic movies of the star.

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  • Vikram (1986)

Nagarjuna, the son of the revered superstar Akkineni Nageswara Rao, made his acting debut as the main lead with Vikram.  This 1986 movie was received well and introduced Nagarjuna to the Telugu audiences.  The then young hero’s gruff look as Vikram is an iconic look of Tollywood.

  • Geethanjali (1989)

Directed by Mani Ratnam, Geethanjali is often listed as one of the best romantic Telugu movies.  In the movie, Nagarjuna essayed the role of Prakash, a terminally ill guy who falls in love with Geethanjali.  The actor and Girija, who played Geethanjali shared a sizzling and irresistible chemistry.

  • Siva (1989)

While Vikram was a grand debut to Nagarjuna, Siva is the movie that changed his career graph.  This movie directed by Ram Gopal Varma is one of the most notable films in Nagarjuna’s career.  The cycle chain pulling scene in the movie is simply one of the most memorable and iconic scenes in Telugu cinema.  The movie propelled his career as an action star.  

  • Ninne Pelladata (1996)

Ninne Pelladata directed by Krishna Vamsi, is still one of the best family entertainers.  Nagarjuna and Tabu who were seen as Seenu and Pandu, shared an enviable chemistry.  The movie was one of the biggest hits in Nagarjuna’s career and won a national award and a filmfare award.  Nagarjuna was lovingly called as the Greeku Veerudu of Tollywood, after the Greeku Veerudu song in the movie.

  • Annamayya (1997)

Nagarjuna took up a never seen before role as Tallapaka Annamacharya in this K. Raghavendra Rao directorial.  Nagarjuna’s one of finest acting moments, he brought up the devotion in Telugu audiences with his portrayal of Annamayya.

  • Manmadhudu (2002)

One of the biggest romantic hits of the 2000s, Manmadhudu starred Nagarjuna and Sonali Bendre in the lead roles.  In this movie, Nagarjuna was seen as the woman hating Abhiram, who later falls in love with Harika, played by Sonali Bendre.  The movie is also famous for its comedy track between Nagarjuna and Brahmanandam.

  • King (2008)

King is the movie which fetched him the title of King Nagarjuna.  In the movie, Nagarjuna essayed a dual role as Bottu Seenu and Sarath.  King was a pakka commercial entertainer and was loved by fans.

  • Manam (2014)

Manam was the movie, which featured three generations of the Akkineni family including Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil.  In the movie, he essayed a dual role once again as Seetharamudu and Bittu.  The movie was a family entertainer and a huge success.

  • Oopiri (2016)

Oopiri was one of the finest performances of Nagarjuna.  He essayed the role of Vikramaditya, a rich quadriplegic businessman.  His acting in the movie received critical acclaim and became one of the best characters he essayed on screen.

We at Telugu Filmnagar wish King Nagarjuna a very happy birthday!


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