Rana Daggubati has come a long way in Bollywood and Tollywood, and his transformation from a boy next door to a Bollywood hottie is worth mesmerizing. As the actor turns a year older, let's take a look at his riveting journey in the world of showbiz.
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Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu, Rana Daggubati is part of the Daggubati-Akkineni Family. His paternal grandfather was Tollywood film producer D. Ramanaidu. His paternal uncle Venkatesh and his cousin Naga Chaitanya are also actors in the film industry.
In 2016, Rana revealed in an interview that he is blind in his right eye, and his left eye is a transplanted one. The first eye surgery was performed in L. V.Prasad hospital, Hyderabad. A few years later, another surgery was done on his right eye at the age of 14, but was unsuccessful. Rana Daggubati hails from the famous Akkineni family in Tollywood. The actor became a household name after his role in the film 'Baahubali.'
Rana Daggubati has played negative and grey characters in a lot of movies in his career. The actor started to give out good villainous roles early in his acting span. He played a professional killer in the film Nenu Naa Rakshasi, which was a box office bomb. In 2013, he joined two big-budget projects.
Rana played Bhallaladeva, the cousin of Baahubali, who had negative shades and received unprecedented appreciation from critics. Baahubali: The Beginning was released worldwide in July 2015 and was the highest-grossing film in India at the time of its release.
The concluding film of the series Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, became the first Indian film to cross 1000 crore and is currently the second highest grossing Indian film.
Rana has also starred in Bollywood films such as Dum Maaro Dum, Department, The Ghazi Attack and had a cameo in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The actor was also nominated for Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut in 2011.
Rana Daggubati is known for his cassonova image. The actor was rumoured to be having an affair with Bipasha Basu. Rana Daggubati was even rumoured to be dating Nathalia Kaur. However, he has denied these rumours and is said to be dating a girl based in Hyderabad who is not related to the film industry
Rana Daggubati was last seen in the Bollywood film 'The Ghazi Attack'
Rana Daggubati is a fitness freak and is considered one of the hottest men in the film industry
Rana Daggubati has also hosted several television shows
Rana Daggubati was voted as the 10 Most Desirable Man In India in 2011.
Rana Daggubati has spread his wings even in Tamil films, along with Telugu and Hindi
Rana Daggubati will be next seen in Housefull 4, the fourth instalment of the famous Housefull series.
We wish the south superstar a very happy birthday!
Our very own Baahubali, aka Rana Daggubati, turned 34. The actor's journey from Tamil films to Bollywood is worth appreciating! He has worked in multi-lingual movies - Tamil, Telugu, and now, Hindi. As he turns a year older, let's take a look at his journey in the world of showbiz.
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