Allu Arjun is an Indian actor who acts mostly in Telugu films. He is the son of popular film producer Allu Aravind and nephew of top Tollywood actor Chiranjeevi. Allu Arjun made his acting debut with Gangotri in 2003. He is known for his styling and dance moves and is quite popular among all the South Indian states, especially in Kerala. Allu Arjun is one of the top actors of Telugu cinema who enjoys a vast fanbase and his movie releases are celebrated by his fans worldwide.
Allu Arjun Early Life
Telugu actor Allu Arjun was born on 8 April 1983 to Telugu film producer Allu Aravind and Nirmala in Madras (now Chennai). He is the second of the three children of his parents. Allu Ramalingaiah, the legendary Telugu comedy actor, was his grandfather. Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s wife, Surekha, is his paternal aunt.
Allu Arjun has two brothers, one elder named Venkatesh and one younger named Sirish. Allu Arjun’s nickname is Bunny, and he acted in a film with the same title. Allu Arjun did his schooling from St. Patrick School, Chennai and completed BBA from MSR College.
During his school days, Allu Arjun had started learning gymnastics and martial arts when he was around six years old. He says that more than the moves, gymnastics inculcates discipline. He had also learned western dance.
After completing class 12, Allu Arjun showed interest in computer graphics, it was in the late 1990s when computers were rare commodities. Popular director Maruthi Dasari was his batchmate during the computer graphics course. When he turned to acting, he enrolled in Kishore Namith Kapur Institute of Acting, Mumbai.
Allu Arjun Family
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Allu Arjun’s father Allu Aravind who owns one of the biggest production houses in Tollywood, Geetha Arts, is a top producer in Telugu Cinema. Allu Arjun has two siblings, elder brother Allu Venkatesh (Bobby) and younger brother Allu Sirish, who is also an actor. The extended Konidela-Allu family, popularly known as the Mega Family is one of the most powerful Tollywood families. Allu Arjun is the grandson of legendary Telugu comedy actor and Padma Shri Award Winner Allu Ramalingaiah.
Mega Star Chiranjeevi's children, Ram Charan, Susmitha, Srija and Naga Babu's children, Varun Tej and Niharika Konidela, and Pawan Kalyan's children, Akira Nandan, Mark Shankar Pawanovich, and Aadhya are his cousins. Chiranjeevi, Nagendra Babu, and Pawan Kalyan are his uncles. He maintains excellent relationship with his cousins and uncles apart from his brothers.
Allu Arjun married Sneha Reddy, daughter of prominent Telangana educationalist Kancharla Chandrasekhar Reddy on March 6, 2011. She has done specialization in electronics and communication and later pursued her masters in computer technology in the USA. Both met for the first time in a wedding of their common friend and later convinced their families of their love. Allu Arjun and Sneha have two children, a son named Ayaan and a daughter named Arha.
Allu Arjun Career
Allu Arjun as a child artist appeared in Mega Star Chiranjeevi 1985 movie, Vijetha. His role was uncredited in the movie. He had another uncredited cameo in K. Viswanath directed Swathi Mutyam in 1986. He acted as the grandson of the character played by Kamal Haasan. Allu Arjun later had a multiple scene cameo in the 2001 movie Daddy. He acted as a dancer Gopi Krishna in the dance school of the character played by Chiranjeevi. His role plays a plot turning point in the movie.
Allu Arjun made his acting debut in a lead role with the movie Gangotri in 2003. K. Raghavendra Rao directed the movie which has another debutant Aditi Agarwal (sister of the then top heroine Aarthi Agarwal) as the female lead. The movie was a musical and commercial hit and launched his career.
Arya and Stardom
Directed by debutant Sukumar, and produced by Dil Raju, Allu Arjun's second movie Arya went on to become a blockbuster and established both the director and the star as big names. Anuradha Mehta is the heroine in this movie. Allu Arjun in dance and action sequences surprised everyone. Arya garnered him first of his awards and nominations. He was nominated for Filmfare Telugu Best Actor. He won CineMAA Award for Best Actor. Allu Arjun also garnered a Nandi Special Jury Award. The film's dubbed version in Malayalam did a business of nearly ₹ 3-3.5 million from Kerala. With his easy acting and extraordinary dance skills, he gained appeal and garnered the fan following among the youth.
Allu Arjun Success Streak
Allu Arjun next acted in Bunny directed by V. V. Vinayak in 2005. Interestingly, the movie’s title is same as his nickname. This mass masala action film became a commercial success. Allu Arjun’s style and mannerisms became a hit with the audience. Bunny established him as a bankable box office star. Gowri Munjal is the heroine in this movie.
2006 saw Allu Arjun act in romantic drama Happy directed by A. Karunakaran. Genelia d’Souza is the heroine in this movie. Produced by Allu Aravind on Geetha Arts, the movie was a moderate success at the box office. But the Malayalam version was a smash hit collecting ₹ 12.22 lakhs in its opening week at Ernakulam. The film ran for a total of 170 days in Kerala and earned Allu Arjun huge number of fans in the state.
Then came Desamuduru and the six-pack. Allu Arjun acted in the movie Desamuduru directed by Puri Jagannadh. Puri who was high on the success of industry hit Pokiri delivered another blockbuster with this movie. A 15-year-old Hansika Motwani is the heroine in this movie. Desamuduru is another turning point in the career of Allu Arjun. In this 2007 movie, Allu Arjun played the role of a crime reporter for MAA Tv who falls in love with a young sanyasini. For the role, Arjun sported a long hairdo and worked out to develop sculpted abdominal muscles. When in a Bollywood party, an anchor asked him why South Indian heroes didn't give much importance to fitness, he took it up as a challenge and worked out for Desamuduru and proved Telugu heroes can look super fit when they try. He was one of the first to have a six pack look from Telugu cinema. Both his acting and styling got rave reviews. Desamuduru was recorded as a blockbuster.
Allu Arjun had a cameo in what was Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s last film before he took a long break as he entered politics, Shankardada Zindabad in 2007. Allu Arjun appeared as himself in the song, Jagadeka Veeruniki Athiloka Sundariki. This is his third appearance in a Chiranjeevi movie and his first since he turned a hero with Gangotri.
The last movie in this phase for Allu Arjun is Parugu which was released in 2008. Released amidst huge expectations, Parugu received mixed reviews. Bommarillu Bhaskar directed this highly anticipated follow up to his debut film, Bommarillu. The movie became a commercial success banking on Arjun’s stardom. The Malayalam dubbed version of this movie was a big success. Sheela Kaur is the heroine.
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Allu Arjun enjoyed a success streak since his first film and scored commercial success with all the movies he acted in lead roles. In 2009, he teamed up with Sukumar once again for the movie Arya 2. Kajal Aggarwal is the heroine in this movie. Arya 2 is not a sequel to the classic Arya, all the names of the main leads in Arya made a return, Arya, Ajay, and Geethanjali. That is where the similarities ended. Allu Arjun played the role of a mildly psychotic and possessive person. As Arya, Allu Arjun won universal acclaim. He was praised both for his action and style. Though Arya 2 failed to lit up the box office like his previous films, the songs in the movie attained cult status. His dance performance was hailed to be his best work up to that point. Arya 2 became a blockbuster when it was released in Kerala.
Allu Arjun’s first release in 2010 is Varudu in the direction of Gunasekhar. Released in early summer, Varudu was his first outright commercial failure. Bhanu Sri Mehra played the female lead in this movie based on the tradition of five-day marriage.
In the same year, Allu Arjun later acted in Krish Jagarlamudi’s second directorial venture, Vedam as part of an ensemble cast. He played the role of Cable Raju, a lower-middle-class guy who in order to impress his girlfriend need to get the passes for a lavish new year party and resort to stealing. Vedam won several accolades and universal critical acclaim. His role, and for playing a smaller role in a concept based film received praise from the critics. His performance in realization scenes towards the climax is acclaimed as his best performance ever. Deeksha Seth played the lover of his role.
2011 saw Allu Arjun in a high budget film Badrinath directed by V. V. Vinayak which was made on a whopping 40 crore budget is an action romance film. The movie was one of the most expensive films at that time. Tamannaah played the female lead in this movie. Badrinath performed above average, but due to its huge budget, the film failed to recover the costs.
Allu Arjun Career from 2012 - Now
Allu Arjun next teamed up with Trivikram Srinivas for the comedy action thriller Julai in 2012. Ileana paired up with him for the first time. The movie received mixed reviews when released, but was a super hit at the box office. He played the role of Ravindra Narayan, a middle-class youngster with high intelligence who wants a shortcut to success.
Puri Jagannadh directed Iddarammayilatho, a romantic action thriller, in 2013. Amala Paul and Catherine Tresa played the female leads in this musical hit. Despite mixed reviews, Iddarammayilatho performed well at the box office to become a considerable hit.
Allu Arjun had a cameo in Ram Charan’s Yevadu in the direction of Vamsi Paidipally where he played the role of Satya and Kajal Agarwal played his love interest.
He later came up with action comedy Race Gurram in the direction of P. Surender Reddy. Right from the word go, the movie is declared a blockbuster. This summer release saw Shruthi Haasan as the female lead. The comedy in the movie and Allu Arjun performance received high acclaim and became one of the top 5 highest grossing Telugu movies. The same year saw Allu Arjun come up with a short film I Am That Change in the direction of Sukumar about social responsibility. It was praised for its concept and execution.
Allu Arjun teamed up with Trivikram Srinivas for the movie S/o Sathyamurthy in 2015. Samantha paired up with him for the first time. Though the movie received a mixed response, became an above average grosser at the box office. In his second release of 2015, Allu Arjun had a starring role of Gona Ganna Reddy in the historical film Rudhramadevi. His role and screen presence were hailed as the biggest highlight of the movie.
2016 saw Allu Arjun in the direction of Boyapati Srinu. The action masala film Sarrainodu saw him play the role of Gana who beats up those who escape the clutches of the law. Rakul Preet paired up with him for the first time and Catherine for the second time. Sarrainodu was a super hit at the box office despite mixed reviews. Sarrainodu saw an unprecedented success on YouTube when a Hindi dubbed version is released. It has more than 160 million views. Allu Arjun’s transformation and his oora mass acting were praised by the critics.
In 2017, Allu Arjun played the title role in DJ (Duvvada Jagannadham) directed by Harish Shankar. The role was that of a Brahmin caterer, Duvvada Jagannadham, from Vijayawada. He has another persona that of DJ, a vigilante, who works with a police officer to kill criminals. The movie is another commercial success in his career. Duvvada Jagannadham is recorded as a super hit at the box office. Pooja Hegde played his love interest in the movie.
Allu Arjun Hit Movies List Sl No Movie Name Year Director 1 Gangotri 2003 K. Raghavendra Rao 2 Arya 2004 Sukumar 3 Bunny 2005 V. V. Vinayak 4 Desamuduru 2007 Puri Jagannadh 5 Parugu 2008 Bhaskar 6 Julai 2012 Trivikram Srinivas 7 Race Gurram 2014 Surender Reddy 8 S/O Sathyamurthy 2015 Trivikram Srinivas 9 Sarrainodu 2016 Boyapati Srinu
Allu Arjun’s 2018 release is Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India. He played the role of a military man with anger management issues. Anu Emmanuel played the female lead in this movie directed by star writer Vakkantham Vamsi in his directorial debut.
Allu Arjun Awards
Allu Arjun is one of the most dedicated and talented actors in the Telugu film industry and his efforts have been recognized by the awards' Jury many times. Allu Arjun won the prestigious Nandi Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in Gangotri. He also won CineMAA and Santhosham awards that year. From then, there's been no looking back in his career and he has won various awards like Nandi Awards, SIIMA Awards, Filmfare Awards, Santhosham Awards, IIFA Awards etc. He has won maximum awards for his portrayal of Gona Ganna Reddy in the film Rudramadevi. Below is the complete list of Awards won by Allu Arjun.
Allu Arjun Awards List Sl No Award Name Movie Name 1 Nandi Award for Best Male Debut Gangotri (2003) 2 CineMAA Award for Best Male Debut Gangotri (2003) 3 Santosham Best Young Performers Award Gangotri (2003) 4 CineMAA Award for Best Actor (Jury) Arya (2004) 5 Gemini TV Awards for Best Actor Arya (2004) 6 Santosham Best Young Performers Award Arya (2004) 7 CineMAA Award for Best Actor Arya (2004) 8 Nandi Special Jury Award Arya (2004) 9 Santosham Best Young Performers Award Bunny (2005) 10 Santosham Best Young Performers Award Desamuduru (2007) 11 CineMAA Award for Best Actor (Jury) Desamuduru (2007) 12 CineMAA Award for Best Actor (Jury) Parugu (2008) 13 Santosham Best Young Performers Award Parugu (2008) 14 Filmfare Awards South - Best Actor Parugu (2008) 15 CineMAA Award for Best Actor Parugu (2008) 16 Nandi Special Jury Award Parugu (2008) 17 CineMAA Award for Best Actor (Jury) Arya 2 (2009) 18 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Vedam (2010) 19 TSR – TV9 National Film Awards Best Hero Badrinath (2011) 20 TSR – TV9 National Film Awards Favorite Hero Iddarammayilatho (2013) 21 CineMAA Awards - Best Actor Race Gurram (2014) 22 TSR – TV9 National Film Awards - Best Hero Race Gurram (2014) 23 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor - Telugu Race Gurram (2014) 24 South Indian International Movie Award for Best Stylish Icon of the year Race Gurram (2014) 25 Mirchi Music Awards - Best Actor Race Gurram (2014) 26 TSR – TV9 National Film Awards Best Hero S/O Satyamurthy 27 CineMAA Award for Best Actor (Jury) Rudramadevi (2015) 28 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu Rudramadevi (2015) 29 South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actor Critics Rudramadevi (2015) 30 Performance in a Supporting Role – Male Rudramadevi (2015) 31 TSR TV9 National Awards - Best Outstanding Performance Award Rudramadevi (2015) 32 Nandi Award For Best Character Actor Rudramadevi (2015) 33 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South Sarrainodu (2016) 34 Pravasi Ratna Puraskaram - Popular Indian Actor N/A
Allu Arjun Personal
Allu Arjun Acting Style and Personality
Allu Arjun who is one of the top heroes in Telugu once said that it is important for him to entertain the audience. Despite this, he is known for his acting which represents modern day youth. He is the ultimate style king of South Indian Cinema. He looks stylish and lovable on screen. His screen presence and charm are just unmatchable. He is labeled the Stylish Star for a reason.
Allu Arjun is a perfect all-rounder when it comes to being an actor and what is expected of him. He can act well, dance flawlessly and is surely one of the best dancers of Tollywood. He can tell dialogues effectively. Allu Arjun dialogue delivery has two shades where he can get loud and subtle depending on the situation and the scene. When it comes to styling, he reinvented himself every time.
Allu Arjun is the pioneer of 6-pack look in Tollywood. There is a strong reason behind his taking fitness seriously. The story goes as follows. Once in a Bollywood party he attended, one anchor asked him why South Indian heroes don’t take fitness seriously. Taking this as a challenge, Bunny developed 6-pack muscles and a well-toned body for his next movie Desamuduru. Add to the stylishness of him, Allu Arjun became a complete package. As for off-screen, Allu Arjun is amiable and fun loving.
Allu Arjun Friends
Allu Arjun shares a healthy relationship with almost every hero in the film industry. But he has mentioned many times Prabhas is his best friend in Tollywood. Bunny and Prabhas top the list of best friends of Tollywood. Allu Arjun is also very close to actor Rana Daggubati. Film producer Bunny Vas is also one of the close friends of Allu Arjun. Vas has added Allu Arjun's nickname 'Bunny' before his name to show his love towards Allu Arjun. Bunny Vas produces films under GA2 pictures banner, to which the parent company is Geetha Arts, the production house owned by Allu Aravind. Bunny Vas is also one of the co-producers of Allu Arjun's Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India.
Allu Arjun had a small rift with Pawan Kalyan's fans during the success event of his film Sarainodu as he reportedly said Cheppanu Brother when Pawan's fans requested him to say their hero's name, which caused a controversy. He later clarified the incident many times. However, with Allu Arjun extending his support to Pawan Kalyan during his fight with media, shows that things are fine between them.
Allu Arjun Hobbies
In his free time, Bunny loves to take pictures and draw. His other hobbies include reading and collecting antiques.
Allu Arjun Favourites
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Allu Arjun Cars List:
Allu Arjun has a huge collection of automobiles and he owns luxurious cars from various international brands including Jaguar, BMW etc. Below is the complete list of Allu Arjun cars.
List of cars owned by Allu Arjun Sl No Car Name 1 Jaguar XJF 2 BMW X5 3 Range Rover 4 Audi A7
Allu Arjun Business
Allu Arjun is not just a good actor but also a successful entrepreneur. He is one among the few Tollywood celebs who own businesses. He owns companies in different industries and he balances both his profession and businesses with ease. He owns a nightclub 800 Jubilee which has a cafe, a dance bar, and dance floor etc. This popular pub is located in the Road no 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. Arjun also owns a part of Tamil Thailavas team in Pro Kabaddi League. He is also a part of B-Dubs, a sports bar which is backed by Buffalo Wild Wings, a USA based food company. The sports bar was opened on November 17th, 2017.
Allu Arjun Political Career
Allu Arjun never gets involved in Politics but supported his uncle Chiranjeevi's political party Prajarajyam during the 2009 general elections. He was also present with Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan and others in the special train which was hired for the election campaign. During one of his speeches for the campaign, he said that though his uncle didn't want him to get involved in politics, he voluntarily came and extended his support for the party.
Allu Arjun Education
Allu Arjun completed BBA from MSR College. He did his schooling from St. Patrick School, Chennai.
Allu Arjun Endorsements
Allu Arjun has endorsed quite a few brands in the past 15 years. As he is very popular among the youth because of his stylish looks and dance, most of the brands try to cash in on that popularity. The lemon-lime flavored soft drink 7Up was one of his first brand endorsements which was highly successful. Some of his popular brand endorsements include the international jewelry chain Joyalukkas, Lot Mobiles, and the digital streaming app and website Hotstar. He was the brand ambassador for the much successful Telugu Titans franchise in the Pro Kabaddi League 2016.
He is also the brand ambassador for Hero Honda Passion Pro, Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste, online marketplace OLX and Fair and Handsome Fairness Cream etc. Recently he was signed up as the brand ambassador for bus ticket booking app Redbus and the mango flavoured cool drink Frooti. He became the first South Indian actor to endorse Frooti.
Allu Arjun Trivia & Facts
Allu Arjun is quite an interesting person and here are some more interesting facts about Allu Arjun.
1. Although most celebrities make their birthdays a star-studded affair, Allu Arjun is an exception as he celebrates every birthday with mentally challenged children. The actor also donates blood on that day and requests everyone to donate blood.
2. Like Tamil star Vijay, who has a huge fan following in Kerala, Bunny has many die-hard followers from God’s Own Country. Many of his movies have turned out to be blockbusters in the Malayalam-speaking state. Even his otherwise flop movies returned huge collections in Kerala.
3. Allu Arjun has got a huge fan following in Kerala so much to the extent that he dubbed himself as Mallu Arjun. Apart from that, he is the only Telugu actor to have all his movies dubbed into Malayalam. It’s worth mentioning that the actor’s Arya - 2 enjoyed a 100-day theatrical run though it is a below average grosser in Telugu states.
4. Allu Arjun is an enthusiastic reader of self-help books. He likes personality development books. The book Who Moved My Cheese? written by Dr. Spencer Johnson, is his personal favorite.
5. Bunny is a photographer in his past time. He indulges himself in photography to de-stress himself. He feels that photography helps him express his feelings. He doesn’t exhibit his photos. They are for his personal pleasure.
6. Bunny is also a charcoal artist. He does sketch whenever he finds the time to do so. He loves paintings of human anatomy and architecture drawings. Not only this, the actor is a good piano player and learned that art to impress girls. This selfish fact was revealed by his elder brother Allu Venkatesh (Bobby).
7. Allu Arjun considered Animation as his profession. The actor candidly revealed that he learned the animation course just as a fallback option if the acting profession doesn’t work out well. The actor learned this art during his internship at an animation company in Hyderabad. Director Maruthi was his classmate.
8. He is the ambassador for many top brands like 7up, Close up, Colgate, Hero MotoCorp, Joyalukkas, LOT mobiles, OLX etc.
9. His official Facebook page has got 12.8 million+ likes which is a record number for any south hero. (As of 28 March 2018)
10. He had acted in a short movie I am That Change just to spread awareness and social responsibility.
11. It was rumored that Allu Arjun didn’t charge a penny for his Gona Ganna Reddy role in the movie Rudhramadevi.
12. Allu Arjun is the most googled Tollywood star in 2016.
13. The Times of India praised Allu Arjun’s dancing skills stating that he is the best dancer not only in Tollywood but also in India.
Allu Arjun Social Service
Allu Arjun has time and again showed his philanthropic side during situations like natural calamities. He donated Rs. 25 lakhs for relief fund during the Chennai floods in 2015. He reportedly donated Rs. 8 lakhs to help a seven-month-old baby who suffered a liver-related disease. Bunny also donated Rs. 20 lakh for the Hudhud victims. Allu Arjun, through make-a-wish foundation met Children who were affected with Cancer.
Allu Arjun Social Profiles
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