Full Name :Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nick Names :NBK, Nathasimham, Yuvaratna ,Balayya
Born On : 10-06-1960
Address :Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad,
Father :N. T. Rama Rao.
Mother :smt.Basava Tarakam.
Spouse / Wife :Smt. Vasundhara Devi
Children :Brahmani, Tejaswini, Mokshagna Teja
Brothers :Rama Krishna, Jaya Krishna, Harikrishna, Mohana Krishna, Sai Krishna, Rama Krishna, Jaya Shankar Krishna.
Sisters :Uma Maheswari, Bhuvaneswari, Lokeswari, Daggubati Purandareswari.
Nandamuri Balakrishna won the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1994 for the movie Bhairava Dweepam.
The State Government of Andhra Pradesh conferred him with the Nandi Award for Best Actor for the movie Narasimha Naidu in 2001.
He won the 'Cine Goers Association's best actor award for 2001' for his performance in Narasimha Naidu.
Balakrishna was presented with ‘Akkineni Abhinaya Puraskaram’ for the year 2007
Balakrishna also received Santosham Best Actor Award given by the Santosham Film magazine for the Film Pandurangadu in 2008.
Nandamuri Balakrishna Biography
Nandamuri Balakrishna entered the film Industry at the age of 14 through his home production Tathammakala, in which he had the opportuinty to work with the two legends of Tollywood, Late Sri NTR and Dr. Bhanumati Ramakrishna. For 10 successive years he acted off and on in movies mostly produced under his home production. 1984 is the year when his first movie as a solo hero was released and interestingly he acted in very less number of movies made under his home productions after that.
Even though entered the film industry because of his father, later his hard work, discipline, talent and dedication made him stand in the industry. He had been acting in movies for the past 27 years but unlike some of his peers, he never cared to celebrate the 10th or the 25th anniversaries of his movie career. He is a simple person and likes to stay away from publicity, which is one of the factors that didn't get him the due recognition. He believes in astrology and numerology and doesn't want to do things in "Rahu Kalam".
He acted in a movie called annadammula anubandham, a remake of Dharmendra's hindi hit yadonki barat at the age of 16. Upon watching this movie, the other legend of the Telugu film industry Sri. ANR's comment was "Simham Kadupuna Simham Puttindi". Interestingly he acted in a brother's role to his real life father in that movie as well as in "Roudi Ramudu Konte Krishnudu", and in a son's role to his real life brother Hari Krishna in the movie "Dana Veera Sura Karna". He won the hearts of many people for his role of "Abimanyudu" in that movie, which also had his legendary father dominating most of the scenes in a triple role. In the year 1984, he acted in 3 blockbusters, "Mangamma gari Manavadu", "Kathanayakudu" and his home production "Sri Madvirat Potuluri Virabrahmendra Swamy Charitra".
In the year 1986, he had delivered 6 hits in a row. During the year of 1993 only two of his movies were released and surprisingly both of them were released on the same day. This is one of the unique feats that none of his contemporaries would ever dare to try. He bid farewell to the previous millennium in style by giving the biggest hit of the previous millennium with "Smara Simha Reddy". The one thing his fans are eagerly looking from him is a superduper hit in the combination of ace director Sri. K.Raghavendra Rao, who had given such blockbusters like Adavi Ramudu, Vetagadu etc. This combination was able to deliver only a mediocre hit (Apurva sahodarulu) and an average hit (Aattabishekam) out of the 5 movies they did so far.
Balayya is famous for his roles in the movies made with village backdrop. The undeniable factor is that, among his contemporaries, he is the only hero who is best suitable for playing the mythological and folklore roles in movies, for which his legendary father was famous. He worked as an associate director for his father's last directional venture (Samrat Asoka).An ardent fan and admirer of his father, he had equal if not more respect for his father's contemporaries. His dream projects are Gona Ganna Reddi and Chenghis Khan and want to direct these movies under his own banner. He needs to improve in the areas of proper planning and needs to adapt quickly to the changing trends in the industry