10 Telugu Heroes With Most Number of Movie Releases In A Year

10 Telugu Heroes With Most Number of Movie Releases In A Year

2 Mar 18 @ 11:46 AM | By Tataji Utukuri

Tollywood is one of the oldest and biggest film industries in India. It produces an average of 250 movies per year. At present, heroes take a lot of time to make a film. When it comes to big shot heroes, they act in a film or two per year. But it is different when it comes to younger or smaller heroes. But if we look back at the past, star heroes have done so many films in a single year. It is surprising to know how many movies of a star have released just in a calendar year in the past. So, we have compiled a list of top 10 heroes who have done the highest movies in a single year.

  1. Krishna

    Superstar Krishna is one of the legends of Telugu cinema. He has acted in over 350 movies in almost 5 decades of his career. In the year 1970, Krishna had starred in 16 films and in the following year, he had 11 releases. However, his highest releases are 18 films in 1972 and till date, this record is yet to be broken.

    Superstar
    Superstar
  2. N. T. Rama Rao

    'Padma Shri' Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao is one of the prominent heroes who carried Tollywood on his shoulders and ruled for many decades. He ranks second among the heroes who had the highest number of movie releases in a year. In 1964, 17 movies of NTR had hit the box office, starting with ‘Karna’ and the last release in the same year was ‘Bhakta Ramadasu.'

    NTR
    NTR
  3. Krishnam Raju

    Rebel Star Krishnam Raju is one of the eminent Tollywood personalities. He started off his acting career in the year 1966 and went on to star in over 190 films. Krishna Raju had 17 releases in 1974 and most of them turned into super hits. 

    Krishnam Raju
    Krishnam Raju
  4. Rajendra Prasad

    Rajendra Prasad is one of the finest comic heroes Tollywood has ever seen. He started as a supporting artist and eventually turned a solo hero. But again he returned as supporting artist and has regained the lost foothold. So far Rajendra Prasad acted in over 300 films. In 1988, he had 17 releases.

    Rajendra Prasad
    Rajendra Prasad
  5. Chiranjeevi

    Megastar Chiranjeevi is one of the most prominent heroes of Tollywood. He has acted in 149 movies and his 150th movie Khaidi No.150 is on its way. Looking at the filmography of Chiranjeevi, we observe that he has got quite a lot of records. In the year 1980, he had 14 of his movies released. Starting with Agni Sanskaram to Rakta Bandham.

    Chiranjeevi
    Chiranjeevi
  6. Akkineni Nageswara Rao

    Akkineni Nageswara Rao aka ANR was one of the most prominent personalities in the history of Telugu Cinema. He was instrumental in shifting Telugu Film Industry from Chennai to Hyderabad. ANR's Annapurna Studios was one of the first studios established in Hyderabad. During the 60's and 70's, ANR ruled Telugu cinema along with NTR. In the years of 1960, 1971 and 1984, ANR had a 9 films release in each year. While it was common for him to churn 6-7 films on an average. His filmography consists of almost 250 movies the first being Dharmapatni in 1941 and Manam being the last which was released in 2014.

    ANR
    ANR
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  8. Sobhan Babu

    Sobhan Babu was one of the most romantic and versatile actors during 1970’s and 80’s. He debuted in the year 1959 with Daivabalam he continued in the industry till 1996. He had acted in over 230 movies in the career span of three and half decades. Sobhan Babu had 12 releases in 1980.

    Sobhan Babu
    Sobhan Babu
  9. Allari Naresh

    After Rajendra Prasad in the Tollywood industry, only Naresh could fill that gap. After his sleeper hit ‘Allari’, the title has been added to his name and his name became Allari Naresh. In the span of just 15 years of his film career, he has acted in 54 movies. He is one of the young heroes who release several movies in a year. In 2008, 8 of his movies released.

    Allari Naresh
    Allari Naresh
  10. Nandamuri Balakrishna

    Nata Simham Nandamuri Balakrishna has his own place in the Tollywood industry. He is one of the heroes who hold the highest fan base in Telugu states. He is fondly called as Balayya by his fans. In 1987, Balayya acted in 7 movies. NBK is one among the Telugu heros who acted in more than 100 movies

    Balakrishna
    Balakrishna
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  12. Jagapati Babu

    Versatile actor Jagapati Babu is known as the family hero in Tollywood industry. He took a break from acting for few years and came back into the industry in an unexpected way and surprised everyone as a villain. Presently, he is one of the most sought-after character artists in the industry. He is in the industry since 1974 and in 1996 his career graph peaked. He released 6 of his movies in just one year. So far that’s the highest number of movies he had in a year.

    Jagapathi Babu
    Jagapathi Babu