Anonymous wrote on Jun 14 2011 10:57AM
Allu Arjun is an Indian film actor in Telugu cinema. He won Filmfare, CineMAA, Nandi awards for his acting in Parugu. Arjun has a large fan base in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. Arjun was born on 8 April, 1983 to Allu Aravind and Nirmala. He is the grandson of Telugu comedian Allu Ramalingaiah. He has two brothers Allu Venkatesh and Allu Sirish. He is the nephew of Actor Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, and cousin of actor Ram Charan Teja. He married Sneha Reddy on March 6, 2011. Arjun worked as a child artist in the film Vijetha and made a guest appearance in Daddy. Arjun made his debut as actor in K. Raghavendra Rao's Gangotri (2003) His first lead role was in Gangotri, directed by K.Raghavendra Rao which did moderate business despite well received music, composed by MM Keeravani. His second movie Arya, released in 2004, which became his first success at the box office. This film was produced by Dil Raju and directed by Sukumar. It was the role that first made Allu Arjun a common name among the youth, which till date is his major audience. Music composed by Devisri Prasad became highly successful and contributed to the success of the film.
In 2005, his third film Bunny was released. His fourth film Happy, which was released in 2006 and directed by Karunakaran, had an average opening at Box Office but later became a failure. The film did, however, manage to make a decent profit in the U.S.
In 2007, his fifth film, Desamuduru, directed by Puri Jagannadh, proved to be a box office hit and the first hit of the year in Tollywood. The movie grossed 12.58 crores in the first week of its release and with this movie. In the same year, he also made a guest appearance in his uncle Chiranjeevi's film, Shankar Dada Zindabad.
In May 2008, his sixth film Parugu, directed by Bhaskar, was released. All of Arjun's movies have been translated and dubbed intoMalayalam. Desamudrudu was renamed Hero, Parugu was renamed Krishna and Gangotri was renamed Simhakutty.
In 2009, Arjun had one release, Arya 2. The film was directed by Sukumar who directed the first film.
In 2010, Arjun appeared in Varudu directed by Gunasekhar which was released in 2010. He next acted in Vedam, directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi.
In 2011 , Arjun appeared in Badhrinaadh directed by V V Vinayak. The movie was produced by his father in his home banner Geetha Artswith budget of 40 crores. Movie was released in june 10 and was released in more than 1500 theaters world wide.