Daggubati Venkatesh, the man with no haters. In a career spanning twenty nine years, he acted in seventy two films and played variety of roles in Telugu and a few Bollywood films. He gained 7 Nandi Awards, and 5 Filmfare Awards for best acting making him the person who has highest number of Nandi Awards for best actor.
This co-owner of Suresh Productions which is one of the largest film production companies in India
Apart from films, He is the Captain of Telugu Warriors representing Tollywood in Celebrity Cricket League.
Today, as our telugu warriors captain turns a year older (Age: 55), we want to make you know some little known facts about him:
1. Highly Educated:
We all assume that movie stars or Industry people are not properly educated or not highly educated. But as everything has exceptions, even this has. He initially wanted to become a software engineer. Venkatesh Daggubati graduated from Loyola College, Chennai and did his MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA.
2. Debut as a child artist in Prem Nagar besides ANR:
After his MBA, he eventually landed in acting. Since his father was a film director it was easy for him to enter films, he made his film debut as a child artist with Block Buster Prem Nagar in 1971 opposite Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Vanisree.
3. Venkatesh – Soundarya Combo – 6 Movies:
Venkatesh’s collaboration with popular actress Soundarya registered a dream couple of 1990s owing to a strong storylines, awesome onscreen chemistry and brilliant performance of both the actors. Though their first film Super police was a flop, but then came Pavitra bandham which was a sensational hit. Then their success streak followed Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu, Pelli chesukundam, Raja, Jayam manadera and Deviputrudu.
4. Chanti (1992) – A Industry hit movie:
this remake of tamil’s “Chinna thambi” is a industry hit at that time collecting 9 Crores crossing 100 days in more than 40 direct centers. Do you know that venkatesh himself remade this movie again in Hindi with karishma Kapoor and gained a super hit there too..,
5. Never takes his work home and never takes his home to work:
Have you even seen venkatesh’s wife or children in any event of his movies or anywhere? No
because he doesn’t like to take work to home and vice versa
6. Victory added to his surname 1990’s:
If you draw some graphs on hit percentage for all telugu heroes. Sure venkatesh will top it. He is the hero whose movies are going blockbusters every time in 1990’s. His movies kshana Kshanam, Chanti, Intlo illalu vantintlo priyuralu, pelli chesukundham raa, Jayam Manadhera, Surya Vamsam, Ganesh, Raja, Premante Idera, Kalisundham raa.., all came in 1990’s and became blockbusters. And that’s the reason behind his victory surname. He succeeded wherever he is on to.
7. Multi-starrers and remakes:
Over the years, Venkatesh has earned the tag of ‘remake king’ for his films like Chanti, Gharshana, Eenadu, Sankranthi and the recently released Drushyam. Remakes are never easy. Instead One should have capacity and confidence to do remakes. Because it’s never easy to reach huge expectations.
Apart from remakes he has also worked in multi-starrers, most notably opposite Mahesh Babu in the 2013 film, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. Venky and opposite pavan kalyan in the 2015 Gopala Gopala. He laid path for multi-starrers after some decade.
8. Relations with Akkineni family:
Actors Rana Daggubati, Naga Chaitanya and Abhiram are venkatesh’s nephews. Rana Daggubati and Abhiram are sons of Venkatesh’s brother Daggubati Suresh Babu. Naga Chaitanya is son of Venkatesh’s sister Lakshmi (Lakshmi is 1st wife of Nagarjuna Akkineni and Nagarjuna divorced Lakshmi in 1990).
9. His madness and passion towards cricket :
Venkatesh is a good cricket player and he is one of the captains in CCL tournaments held every year leading over telugu warriors team. He never left any match being played in hyderabad as audience. At the time of world cup, he used to go every city wherever India matches are being held. He is also a close friend of VVS Laxman who acted along with him in vasantham movie.
10. Remake of Ali’s Yamaleela in bollywood:
Produced under their own banner, Venkatesh remade Ali’s blockbuster Yamaleela in hindi as Taqdeerwala with Raveena Tandon which recorded a flop at box office sadly
At present he is working on a untitled project with director maruthi. All the best Sir. Once again we wish you a happy birthday.