Balakrishna. He was born in 1960 in Chennai (then Madras), Tamil Nadu to Telugu actor and three-time former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and his wife Basava Tarakam. As the Telugu film industry was based in Madras at the time, he spent his entire childhood in Madras. During his adolescence, he moved to Hyderabad following the shifting of the Telugu film industry to that city. He earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from Nizam College, Hyderabad, Telangana. In 1982, at the age of 22, he married Vasundhara Devi.
Nandamuri Balakrishna, also known as NBK or simply Balakrishna, is an Indian film actor and politician known for his works predominantly in the Telugu cinema. He is the sixth son of Telugu film actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. T. Rama Rao. He entered the film industry as a child artist at the age of fourteen with the film Tatamma Kala (1974). He his known for his dialogue delivery skills, and he has acted in more than hundred feature films in a variety of roles.
Balakrishna received breakthrough as an actor in 1984 through films such as Sahasame Jeevitham, the social problem film Janani Janmabhoomi, and Mangammagari Manavadu. He has thus far achieved commercial success through the 1990s in films including Apoorva Sahodarudu (1986), Muvva Gopaludu (1987), Muddula Mavayya (1989), Nari Nari Naduma Murari (1990), Lorry Driver (1990), Rowdy Inspector (1992), (1992), Bangaru Bullodu (1993), Bhairava Dweepam (1994), Peddannayya (1997), and Samarasimha Reddy (1997), all of which fetched him numerous accolades.
On the other hand, Balakrishna is known for his works in biographical films, historical films, and hagiographical films. He essayed poet Vemulawada Bheemakavi in Vemulawada Bheemakavi (1976); as Abhimanyu in Daana Veera Soora Karna (1977); as Jahangir in Akbar Salim Anarkali (1979); as Narada in Sri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam (1979); as Sidda in Srimadvirat Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra (1984) screened at the Moscow Film Festival; as Krishnadevaraya in Aditya 369 (1991), screened at the International Film Festival of India; as Satya Harischandra and Dushyanta in Brahmashri Vishwamitra (1991); as lord Krishna, and Arjuna in Shri Krishnarjuna Vijayam (1996); as Pundarika in Pandurangadu (2008); as lord Rama in Sri Rama Rajyam (2011); which received special mention at the International Film Festival of India
In his 100th film, he essayed Gautamiputra Satakarni, 2nd century ruler of the Satavahana Empire in the epic war film Gautamiputra Satakarni (2017). The film was subsequently dubbed into Hindi and Tamil languages. The film is screened at the first "Edinburgh Festival of Indian Films and Documentaries". Balakrishna has received three state Nandi Awards for Best Actor for his works in Narasimha Naidu (2001), Simha (2010), and Legend (2014). In 2014, he received the South Indian International Movie Award for best actor for his work in Legend. Balakrishna was the chief guest for the 43rd International Film Festival of India. Balakrishna is the Chairman of Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research. He is an elected member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the Hindupur.
Age : 58
Profession : Cine Artist
Educational Details : Graduate )B.A. from Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyd. in 1981)
Spouse(s) : Vasundhara Devi (m. 1982)
Children : Brahmani, Mokshagna Teja, Tejaswini
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1 charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (IPC Section-188)1 charges related to Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation (IPC Section-283)
Ever since the Telugu Desam Party formation, Balakrishna always campaigned for it in every election, but never entered the electoral battle. He went on a vacation to his father-in law Devarapalli Suryam's house. During the vacation, he went on a political campaign for TDP all over East Godavari district and made a victory for TDP. After coming to know about this, NTR said that the East Godavari victory is completely Balayya's victory. He contested in the 2014 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections on behalf of TDP and won the Hindupur Assembly Constituency seat with a reasonable majority. Hindupur, in Anantapur district, has been a TDP stronghold since 1983. It was once represented by NTR himself and later for a term by his elder son Nandamuri Harikrishna and Balakrishna will be the third from the family to represent the State Assembly.