Birth: 08-04-1983, Chennai, India
Allu Arjun, born 8 April 1983 is a telugu actor who has appeared in Telugu language films. Coming from a family long associated with Telugu cinema, Allu Arjun is the son of producer, Allu Aravind, whilst other notable relatives include uncles Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, whilst cousin Ram Charan Teja also stars in films.
Known for his films which target the family audience, Allu Arjun has won major credits including Filmfare and Nandi Awards for his acting. Allu Arjun's debuted in K. Raghavendra Rao's Gangotri and then played the lead role in 2004 campus-love film, Arya, portraying a student pursuing "one-side love" on the female lead. Whilst his initial films established his fanbase, more recent roles including that in Arya 2, a sequel to his 2004 hit, focussed on Allu Arjun's stylish avatar whilst in the recent success, Vedam, Allu Arjun appeared in a character role as one of the five leads.
Allu Arjun got engaged to Sneha Reddy on 26th of November 2010 in Hyderabad.
Allu Arjun was born in Chennai, India. His first lead role was in Gangotri, directed by K.Raghavendra Rao. His second role was in Arya, released in 2004, which became a Huge success at the box office. It was the role that first made Allu Arjun a common name among youths.
In 2005, his third film Bunny was released.It was a decent hit. He had a hatrick of hits. His fourth film Happy which was released in 2006, had a Average run at Box Office. The film did, however, manage to make a decent profit in the Indian movie screens in 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. The movie grossed 6.58 crores in the first week of its release. This box-office take remains the highest so far in his career. In the same year, he also made a guest appearance in his uncle Chiranjeevi's film, Shankar Dada Zindabad.
In May 2008, his sixth film Parugu, directed by Bhaskar, was released All of Allu Arjun's movies have been translated and dubbed into Malayalam. Desamudrudu was renamed Hero and Parugu was renamed Krishna and Gangotri was renamed Simhakutty(lioncub). This made him accessible to audiences in the state of Kerala, where he has been well-received.
For 2009, Arjun had only one release, Arya 2, which had the same story line of the 2004 hit film Arya, which also starred Arjun in the lead role. The film was directed by Sukumar who directed the first film. Kajal Agarwal, Navdeep, and Shraddha Das co-star with Arjun in Arya 2.Though released in political crisis,the movie was able to earn an amount of 33 crores at the box-office. The movie got mixed responses and was eventually an above average grosser at the box office.
He did a mega budget movie named Varudu directed by Gunasekhar which was released in 2010 and it was his third disappointment in his career. Varudu was one of the biggest disappointments in tollywood till date. It had a budget of 18 crores.
After Varudu, he did an all-star feature, Vedam with Manchu Manoj and actress Anushka Shetty, directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (known for his famous film, Gamyam). He delivered his career best action in Vedam. Vedam was critically praised the movie and also well received by the general audience.
It has also been said that Allu Arjun will marry his love in February 2011. Allu arjun will be getting married to his fiancee Priyanka, from London. It has been said that the marriage will happen on March 26, 2011. It has also been heard that his upcoming movie "Badhrinaadh" will be releasing in March 27, 2011, the next day of his marriage.
Geetha Arts, the production banner owned by his father Allu Aravind, is producing a mega budget movie titled Badhrinaadh. It is directed by V V Vinayak and will be acting along with Tamannaah . The estimated budget of the movie is Rs 35 crores. The shooting of the movie begun in July 2010.