V For Victory
Galatta Cinema|April/May 2017

Most of Tollywood Has Been Classified and Ruled by a Couple of Leading Clans and the Daggubati Clan Is One of the Most Powerful Amidst Them. The First Scion of the Daggubati Family Is Veteran Producer and Politician Ramanaidu, Who Is Synonymous With Producing Some of the Biggest Blockbusters in Telugu Cinema. Emulating His Father and Becoming the Flag Bearer of the Daggubati Family Became Venkatesh, Who Originally Wanted to Become a Producer but Ended Up Becoming an Actor Instead and an Amazing One at That Too! One of the Most Decorated Actors of Tollywood.

THE BEGINNING

Born to a famous Producer father and a housewife mother in a small village in Andhra Pradesh, Venkatesh is the second of three kids. Following his schooling and under-graduation in Chennai, he moved to the USA to complete a post-graduation in Business Administration before returning to India to follow his dream of producing movies. However, the foundation for his acting career was laid at a very young age of eleven itself. Venkatesh first appeared on screen as a child artiste in the 1971 movie Prem Nagar. He began his career as a hero in the 1986 movie Kaliyuga Pandavulu and garnered instant acclaim and recognition, with the movie fetching him a Nandi Award for Best Male Debut Actor. One can only say, there has been no looking back since.

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