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Allu Arjun
Born Allu Arjun
April 8, 1983 (1983-04-08) (age 26)
India Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other name(s) Bunny,Stylish Star

Allu Arjun (Telugu: అల్లు అర్జున్, Malayalam: അല്ലു അര്‍ജുന്‍,Tamil: அல்லு அர்ஜுன்; 8 April 1983), is an Indian actor who appears in Tollywood films.

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Background

Arjun was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Many of his family members are from the film industry. His father Allu Aravind is a producer. His uncles are the famous actors Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan. His grandfather was the comedic actor Allu Ramalingaiah. His cousin Ram Charan Teja is also a Tollywood actor.

Career

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Early Films

His first lead role was in Gangotri which was directed by K.Raghavendra Rao.[1]

His second starring role was in Arya, which was released in 2004 and was a big hit at the box office.[2] It was the role that first made him famous.

In 2005, his third film Bunny was released.Its an average grosser.His fourth film Happy which was released in 2006,also was moderatly successful at Box Office.[3] The film did, however, manage to make a decent profit in the Indian movie scene in the U.S.[4]

Success: 2007–present

In 2007, his fifth film, Desamuduru, directed by Puri Jagannadh, proved to be a box office hit[5] and the first hit[6] 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[7].

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.

As of early 2008, Arjun was planning another Telugu film, to be directed by Gunasekhar and produced by hit maker D.V.V. Danaiah. After he completes the Gunasekhar film, he has agreed to do an all-star feature, Vedam with Manoj Kumar and the actress Anushka Shetty, directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (known for his famous film, Gamyam).

For 2009, Arjun had only one release, Arya 2, which is a sequel to 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 Shradda Das co-star with Arjun in Arya 2.ARYA 2 has been dubbed and released in malayalam under the same name arya 2, created new records with great openings.

For 2010,Bunny had acting in two movies. one is Vedhamm and another movie is Varudu. The Varudu Audio was released.


As of September 2009, Geetha Arts, the production banner owned by his father Allu Aravind, is planning to produce a mega budget movie. The titled “Badrinath” is in consideration. It will be directed by V V Vinayak. The estimated budget of the movie is Rs 35 crores. The movie is expected to begin in 2011.[8]

Awards

Santosham Film Awards

Year Film Role Notes
2002 Daddy Gopi Special appearance
2003 Gangotri Simhadri
2004 Arya Arya Winner, Santosham Best Young Performers Award
2005 Bunny Bunny
2006 Happy Bunny
2007 Desamuduru Bala Govind Nominated, as Filmfare Best Actor Award
Shankardada Zindabad Special appearance
2008 Parugu Krishna Winner, Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award
Winner, Nandi Award for Special Jury
2009 Arya 2 Arya
2010 Vedam Post-Production
Varudu Filming
Badrinath Filming

External links

References

  1. ^ "greatandhra.com". Tollywood 2003 Analysis Hits and Misses. http://www.greatandhra.com/movies/analysis/tollywood_2003_analysis.html. Retrieved 16 February 2007. 
  2. ^ "idlebrain.com". List of Telugu films released in 2004. http://www.idlebrain.com/news/2000march20/2004retrospect-movielist.html. Retrieved 16 February 2007. 
  3. ^ "nonstopcinema.com". Tollywood’s mid-year report card. http://www.nonstopcinema.com/nsc/boxoffice/display.php?id=223. Retrieved 16 February 2007. 
  4. ^ "idlebrain.com". First half of year 2006. http://www.idlebrain.com/trade/index.html. Retrieved 16 February 2007. 
  5. ^ "indiaglitz.com". Desamuduru evokes hit talk. http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/telugu/article/28450.html. Retrieved 16 February 2007. 
  6. ^ "greatandhra.com". Single Hit till Now in 2007. http://www.greatandhra.com/movies/news/feb2007/single_hit.php. Retrieved 16 February 2007. 
  7. ^ Nonstopcinema Box Office - Parugu 9 Days Shares : Telugu movies, tollywood, cinema
  8. ^ Allu Arjun Details (10 October 2009). 16reels.com.

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