Popular face of the Telegu film industry Junior NTR is celebrating his birthday today. Known for his amazing screen presence and dialogue delivery, Jr NTR has nearly completed 16 years in the industry.
He is the grandson of Telugu actor-former Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. However, he has proved his calibre through his power-packed performances. As the powerhouse actor turned 34 today, here are some interesting and lesser known facts about the star.
Faced camera at the age of 10
He had his first brush with films at the age of 10. Brahmarshi Vishwamitra was the film’s name and it was directed by Sr. NTR. He was then seen in another film – Bala Ramayanam. His role as Lord Rama won him many accolades – Academy Award, Yuvakalavahini Award to name a few.
Did you know the young Tiger is a trained Kuchipudi dancer as well? He has performed at many events in Andhra Pradesh.
Fascination for number 9
Turns out this Telugu star has a fascination for the number 9! In fact, all the vehicles he has so far have number plates with number 9. He specially gets them made. Reports say, all his cars have the number plate – 9999. He paid a whopping amount to get this number at the registration office.
First hit with SS Rajamouli
While Ninnu Chudalani was his debut film, he had his first hit with Student No.1. The film happens to be directed by SS Rajamouli.
Not very keen on joining politics
The star has kept himself away from politics, but is bound to be sucked into his grandfather’s party TDP in future. The actor had also survived a terrible road accident while campaigning for TDP in 2009. With his actor uncle Balakrishna elected as MLA in recently concluded elections, it will be worth to see when Jr NTR decides to follow his uncle’s footsteps.
Junior NTR’s upcoming film Jai Luvkusa can easily be tagged as one of the most awaited films of the year after his previous films like Janata Garage and Nannaku Prematho. The actor, for the first time, would be portraying three characters on screen.