Birth: 14-12-1985, Chennai
Ramanaidu Daggubati, born on 14 December in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, more popularly known as Rana, is a Telugu film actor. He is the son of popular producer D. Suresh Babu, the grandson of D. Ramanaidu and the nephew of actor Venkatesh. He is also the nephew of Nagarjuna Akkineni, and his cousin is also a movie star known as Naga Chaitanya.
He made his film debut with Leader written and directed by Sekhar Kammula, which hit the theaters on 19 February 2010.
Grandson of Telugu movie moghul Dr. D. Ramanaidu and producer D. Suresh Babu's son, Rana made his debut as the lead actor in a political thriller Leader. Having inherited a passion for cinema from his family, Rana produced his very first film in 2006 "A Belly full of Dreams", which won him the National Award for the best film.
Before embarking on an acting career, Rana was a successful Digital Post entrepreneur, accredited with having transformed the evolution of the postproduction landscape in South India. Having identified an emerging need for digital services he established DI and state-of-art postproduction technologies through his company, Spirit Media.
After the success of Spirit Media, Rana underwent intensive training in acting. After his uncle, Telugu actor Venkatesh, Rana hopes to carry on the family legacy, not just behind the camera but in front of it as well. His debut performance in his current film 'Leader' directed by Sekhar Kammula established himself as a promising actor with great potential.