Telugu - Actor
Birth Date: 8, April 1983
Birth Place: Chennai
Allu Arjun is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema. After playing as a child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his adult debut in Gangotri. Allu Arjun is the nephew of the famous Telugu actor Chiranjeevi. He is also the grandson of the Telugu comedy actor Allu Ramalingaiah. His cousin Ram Charan Teja is also a young and upcoming Tollywood actor. He has two siblings – an older brother named Allu Venkatesh, and a younger brother named Allu Sirish. He now lives in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, with his family. He is a good dancer in Tollywood like his uncle.
Allu Arjun’s second film Arya, released in 2004, and Arjun claims it to be his first major hit. Arjun’s third film Bunny was released in 2005 and his fourth film Happy, was released in 2006. The film managed to make a decent profit in the Indian movie scene in the U.S.
In 2007, his fifth film, Desamuduru, directed by Puri Jagannadh, proved to be a box office hit and the first hit of the year in Tollywood. This movie grossed Rs.19 Crore and a share of Rs.15.50 Crore in the first week of its release. This opening remains his highest grossing opening so far in his career. In the same year, he also made a guest appearance in his uncle Chiranjeevi’s film, Shankardada Zindabad.
His sixth film Parugu was released on May 1st, 2008. Produced by successful producer Dil Raju, it was directed by Bhaskar. Sheela played the female lead in the movie and Prakash Raj played another major role. This film opened to a mixed talk but later went on to run 100 days successfully. It brought good recognition to Allu Arjun as an actor too. He entertained his audience with his dances and acting skills.
He is also a well known star in Kerala. All of Allu Arjun’s movies, except Gangotri, were dubbed into Malayalam. Desamudrudu was renamed to Hero and Parugu was renamed to Krishna when dubbed. This helped him gain some popularity in the state of Kerala.