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This Day, That Year – May 20

Sat 20 May 2023    
The Brew News Team | 2 min read

This day in history we feature N. T. Rama Rao Jr. An Indian actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema was born on this day in 1983.

Trivia – N. T. Rama Rao Jr. 

One of the highest paid Telugu film actors, Rama Rao Jr. has won several accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, two state Nandi Awards, and four CineMAA Awards. Since 2012, he has been featured in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. Grandson of Indian matinee idol, N. T. Rama Rao Sr. who was also the former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Rao appeared as a child actor in works such as Brahmarshi Viswamitra (1991), and Ramayanam (1997), the latter winning the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film for that year. Rao made his debut as a lead actor with Ninnu Choodalani (2001). He rose to prominence with the coming-of-age film Student No. 1 (2001) and the action drama Aadi (2002). Rao established himself as a leading actor in Telugu cinema with works such as Simhadri (2003), Yamadonga (2007), Adhurs (2010), Brindavanam (2010), Baadshah (2013), Temper (2015), Nannaku Prematho (2016), Janatha Garage (2016), Jai Lava Kusa (2017), Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018), and RRR (2022), the latter being his highest-grossing release. He won two Filmfare Awards for Best Actor – Telugu for his performances in Yamadonga and Nannaku Prematho. He is also notable in the television industry. In 2017, he hosted the first season of the Telugu language reality TV show Bigg Boss on Star Maa. Rama Rao Jr. started hosting the fifth season of Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu in 2021 on Gemini TV. In 2009, Jr. NTR announced his plan to donate ₹20 Lakhs to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to aid flood victims. During the Baadshah audio function in 2013, a fan passed away due to a stampede and NTR extended his support by donating ₹5 Lakhs to the family of the deceased. Additionally, he pledged to take care of the family following the sudden loss. In 2014, NTR once again announced a donation of ₹20 Lakhs to the CM’s Relief Fund to support those affected by Cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh.

Source – Wikipedia

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