ibnlive » Photos

In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree

Jan 20, 2012 18:21pm
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, one of the youngest lead actors in the Telugu film industry, comes from an illustrious family of thespians.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Akkineni Nageswara Rao, also known as ANR, is a film actor from Gudivada Andhra Pradesh. He is one of the first fully commercial Telugu Cinema heroes. His films include a diverse range of genres which include mythological, folk tale, social, adventure and drama. He is a contemporary to NTR who jointly shared popularity as one of the greatest Telugu actors for almost 50 years. He is fondly called 'Natasamrat' by his fans. He is Naga Chaitanya's grandfather.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Annapurna, the wife of Akkineni Nageswara Rao and mother of actor Nagarjuna is the grandmother of Naga Chaitanya.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Naga Chaitanya made his debut in the 2009 college film, Josh. His second film was Gautham Menon's 'Ye Maaya Chesave' with his portrayal of a love-torn film director winning him critical acclaim. The Akkineni family is seen in this photo.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Naga Chaitanya's father Nagarjuna works primarily in the Telugu film industry. He has won two National Film Awards, six Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South. In this picture he is seen with his wife Amala and sons Akhil and Naga Chaitanya.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Nagarjuna started his career as a child actor in the 1967 Telugu film 'Sudigundalu' directed by veteran Adurthi Subbarao. Years later he made his debut as a hero through the 1986 Telugu film 'Vikram'. His son Naga Chaitanya is considered one of the youngest male leads in the industry at the moment.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Naga Chaitanya's first film Josh fared averagely at the box office and received negative reviews from film critics. His performance however secured him the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for South Indian films.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Naga Chaitanya was born on November 23, 1986 to actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and his first wife, Lakshmi (R). Lakshmi is the daughter of famous film producer and Dadasaheb Phalke award winner D Ramanaidu.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Nagarjuna with his second wife Amala (R), are the co-founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Naga Chaitanya was born in Hyderabad, but moved to Chennai with his mother Lakshmi after his parents split. He received schooling in Chennai, during which he often visited his father in Hyderabad.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Akhil is the younger brother of Naga Chaitanya and the son of Nagarjuna.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Nagarjuna with his brother-in-law Yarlagadda Surendra. Naga Chaitanya's cousin Sumanth is the only son of Yarlagadda Surendra and his late wife (Nagarjuna's sister) Akkineni Satyavathi.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Sumanth Yarlagadda is a Telugu film actor, the nephew of actor Nagarjuna and cousin of Naga Chaitanya. He is the grandson of actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He is also a partner in Annapurna Studios, a prominent film studio/production house that was established in 1975 by his grandfather.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Telugu film actor Sushanth is the nephew of Nagarjuna and cousin of Naga Chaitanya.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Sumanth Yarlagadda married former actress Keerthi Reddy in August 2004. They were divorced in 2006.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Naga Chaitanya's maternal granfather is the famous movie producer Daggubati Ramanaidu. In 2010, he was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. The Guinness Book of Records lists him as the most prolific producer with 130 films.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Daggubati Ramanaidu, Naga Chaitanya's maternal grandfather, is seen with his wife Rajeshwari.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Naga Chaitanya is seen talking to his maternal uncle Venkatesh who is often credited as Victory Venkatesh in films and is one of the lead actors in Telugu cinema. He has won seven Nandi Awards and four Filmfare Awards South.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • The Daggubati Ramanaidu family is seen in this file photo.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Neeraja, the wife of actor Venkatesh and aunt of Naga Chaitanya.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Venkatesh Daggubati, the maternal uncle of Naga Chaitanya, is a Telugu actor and the son of veteran Tollywood film producer and former MP, D Ramanaidu.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • D Suresh Babu, who runs Suresh Productions, is the elder brother of Venkatesh.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Rana Daggubati is the son of film producer D Suresh Babu, the latter being the elder son of D Ramanaidu. Venkatesh is D Ramanaidu's younger son. Rana is also nephew of Nagarjuna and the cousin of Naga Chaitanya.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Rana Daggubati made his acting debut with Leader. The film, written and directed by Sekhar Kammula, was released on February 19 2010. He made his Bollywood debut with 'Dum Maaro Dum.'
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Venkatesh with his son Arjun Ramnath.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • Aashritha, Hayavahini, Bhavana are the daughters of Venkatesh.
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree
  • In pics: The Naga Chaitanya Family Tree