On December 14, 1984, Rana was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu turns a year more senior today. Daggubati was raised in the Daggubati-Akkineni Family. He is the eldest son of Daggubati Suresh Babu. His mother, Lakshmi Daggubati, is a homemaker. He is the grandson of Daggubati Ramanaidu, head of the main production house Suresh Productions. Rana was named after his grandfather Ramanaidu.
Rana is among the rare actors in the Telugu film industry who can essay all kinds of positions. Daggubati has excellently played antagonist, protagonist, and some side characters in his acting career for ten years.
Nevertheless, many don’t know that Rana was a producer before acting. He has acquired a National Reward for his film, and the actor has also made his mark in animation.
Rana sketched his acting debut with the film Leader. With the play of Bhalladeva in the Baahubali franchise, the actor grew to unmatchable eminence. Daggubati debuted in Hindi films with Dum Maaro Dum and obtained favorable reviews for his role. Rana has contributor as a visual effects coordinator for around 70 films.
Last year, Rana Daggubati married his friend, Mihika Bajaj. Daggubati has won many awards in his profession. In 2006, he received the Nandi Award in the Special Effects category for the film Soldier. He won the label of Best Negative Role for his performance in the film Bahubali.
In 2019, he purchased a stake in Amar Chitra Katha, one of India’s major comic book firms, and became a director of the company, which is backed by Future Group. He opened a learning centre in Hyderabad in March 2019 for art and design, life skills, performing arts, and vedic science and ethics. He became a co-owner of Hyderabad FC, a professional football team based in Hyderabad, in the same year. The team is a member of the Indian Super League. “Hyderabad has a strong tradition with the sport,” Daggubati said after obtaining control. As a result, this team represents an opportunity to reignite that history.
In Filmfare Awards, Rana Daggubati received the Best Debut Actor Award for his first movie Leader. He received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his version in Baahubali.
Daggubati is best known for his play in Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. He described this film as ‘career-defining.’ Bhalladeva is a recurring antagonist of the Baahubali franchise and the main villain of the series.
Ghazi: Directed by Sankalp Reddy, Dagubatti also starred in the film Ghazi, which gained his swiftness. The film was concurrently shot in Hindi and Telugu languages. The movie won a National Reward for the Best Feature Film in 2018.
Rana’s Nene Raju Nene Mantri is another film to add to the watch list. Featuring Kajal Aggarwal, Catherine Tresa, Navdeep, and Ashutosh Daggubati , along with Rana, the film acquired positive reviews and was also a flourishing box office hit.
Rana gained prominence with the Telugu film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum, released in 2012. Directed by Krish, the film received universal praise for merging the art form of Surabhi and an action flick based on illegal mining. The film got crucial acclaim and was declared a hit at the BO.
Rana is also an accepted television personality, organizing award shows such as the 2nd IIFA Utsavam, the South Indian International Movie Awards. He hosts his celebrity talk show, No. 1 Yaari. Along with building a career in cinema, Daggubati is invested in businesses from a business accelerator program for technology startups to an entertainment agency and a comic book company.
He studied Chennai and Hyderabad from Chettinad Vidyashram and Hyderabad Public School. He later studied at St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad. Rana holds a degree in Industrial photography.
The year 2013 was the busiest one of his career. Rana has made his appearances in three films – Sundar C.’s Something Something, Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Vishnuvardhan’s Arrambam, with the latest being his Tamil debut. In the same year, he handled two big-budget productions, Gunasekhar’s Rudhramadevi and S. S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning, in which he is the lead antagonist. Both the films were released in 2015.
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