Jr NTR -Movies, Biography, News, Age, Photos & Net Worth

Quick Facts

Date of Birth:

20 May 1983


38 Years


Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Vidyaranya High School, Hyderabad and
St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad


Vignan College, Vadlamudi, Andhra Pradesh

Educational Qualifications:



Telugu: Brahmarshi Vishwamitra (Child Artist, 1991),
Ninnu choodalani (Lead Role, 2001)


Cooking, Dancing and Singing

Famous movies:

Simhadri (2003), Rakhi (2006), Adhurs (2010), Brindavanam (2010), Baadshah (2013), Temper (2015), Nannaku Prematho (2016), Janatha Garage (2016), Jai Lava Kusa (2017), RRR (2022)

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Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr., popularly known as Jr NTR or Tarak, is an Indian actor who predominantly performs in Telugu films. He was born on May 20, 1983. Rama Rao Jr., one of the highest-paid Telugu film actors, has received numerous honors, including four CineMAA Awards, two state Nandi Awards, and two Filmfare Awards. He has been listed on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012.

Rama Rao Jr. began his acting career as a child actor in Brahmarshi Viswamitra, the film that made his grandfather, matinee idol N. T. Rama Rao Sr., also the former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, famous. Additionally, Rama Rao Jr. played the title character of Rama in the 1997 film Ramayanam, which won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film. He made his acting debut in the box office dud Ninnu Choodalani (2001). With the coming-of-age drama Student No. 1 (2001) and the action drama Aadi, he gained notoriety (2002).

Simhadri (2003), Rakhi (2006), Yamadonga (2007), Adhurs (2010), Brindavanam (2010), Baadshah (2013), Temper (2015), Nannaku Prematho (2016), Janatha Garage (2016), Jai Lava Kusa (2017), Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018), and RRR (2022), the latter of which was his highest-grossing release, helped Rama Rao Jr. establish himself as For his roles in Yamadonga and Nannaku Prematho, he received two Filmfare Awards for Best Actor – Telugu. Rama Rao Jr. is a well-known figure in the television world. He served as the host of the inaugural season of Star Maa’s Telugu reality TV series Bigg Boss in 2017. In 2021, Rama Rao Jr. began presenting the fifth season of Gemini TV’s Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu.

“Life needs to be like a roller-coaster ride with ups and downs. Otherwise, it’s not exciting.”

– N. T. Rama Rao, Jr.

childhood and early life

As the son of politician and film actor Nandamuri Harikrishna and Shalini Bhaskar Rao, Rama Rao was born on May 20, 1983. His mother is a Kannadiga from Kundapur, Karnataka, and his father is of Telugu ancestry. He is the great-grandson of N. T. Rama Rao, a Telugu actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was originally given the name Tarak, but his grandpa suggested changing it to N. T. Rama Rao.

Rama Rao attended Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad and St. Mary’s College there to complete his intermediate studies. He has Kuchipudi dance training.

Jr NTR is the nephew of actor and politician Nandamuri Balakrishna, the half-brother of actor and director Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, the cousin of actors Taraka Ratna and Nara Lokesh, and the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu.

awards and achievements

N.T. Rama Rao Jr., popularly known as junior ntr and Tarak, is a Telugu film actor, dancer, and television host from India. In 1991, Rama Rao made his acting debut as a young child in the N. T. Rama Rao-written, -directed, and -starrer Brahmarshi Viswamitra. He later appeared in the mythological 1997 movie Ramayanam as the eponymous character, Rama. In 2001, Rama Rao made his big-screen acting debut in the underwhelming movie Ninnu Choodalani. With the coming-of-age action picture Student No.1, directed by S. S. Rajamouli, he experienced his first taste of success.

Although Subbu’s picture from the same year, Aadi, failed to engage audiences, it was a huge hit in 2002. Rama Rao earned the Andhra Pradesh government’s Nandi Special Jury Award for the jr ntr movie. Allari Ramudu and Naaga, the two subsequent jr ntr movies, both flopped. Simhadri, a 2003 action movie that turned out to be one of the year’s biggest hits, was their second project together. In the movie, Rama Rao plays Simhadri, a good-hearted man with a violent history.

Rama Rao performed a dual part in the Puri Jagannadh-directed film Andhrawala in 2005 for the first time. The movie failed to live up to the great expectations and received poor reviews. A respectable reaction was received for Samba, which was released the same year, but his succeeding, Naa Alludu, Narasimhudu, and Ashok, were a run of duds.

One of Rama Rao’s best performances is thought to have been in the 2006 movie Rakhi. Despite the film’s middling box office success, his portrayal of an innocent man who becomes a vigilante and the film’s climactic scene received great attention. For the socio-fantasy movie Yamadonga in 2007, Rama Rao worked with filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli for the third time. The actor underwent a total bodily makeover and lost excess weight for this ntr movie. The film was hailed for its original plot and acting and turned into one of the year’s biggest hits. For the movie, Rama Rao received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.

Jr NTR appeared in the commercially successful Adhurs and Brindavanam in 2010. Rama Rao appeared in other movies during the following few years, including Oosaravelli and Baadshah. Rama Rao was extremely disappointed with his subsequent films, Ramayya Vasthavayya and Rabhasa, which were box office duds and garnered lukewarm reviews from both the public and his supporters. He then made a pledge to his fans to try harder. In the action movie Temper, which was released in 2015, Rama Rao worked again with director Puri Jagannadh, giving the actor a much-needed comeback. He portrayed a dishonest police officer in the movie, whose life is changed after coming across a rape case. Jr NTR starred in Nannaku Prematho, a 2016 thriller-drama written and directed by Sukumar, for his historic 25th movie. The last 30 days of the father’s life were covered in the film, which focused on the emotional bond between a father and his kid.  The movie had an above-average domestic gross, but it did incredibly well abroad.  His film Janatha Garage, which was directed by Koratala Siva and featured Malayalam actor Mohanlal as a co-star, became the highest-grossing Tollywood production of that year, earning close to 140 crores. In the 2017 action movie Jai Lava Kusa, which also made over 100 crores, Rama Rao performed a triple role for the first time. He served as the show’s host for the inaugural season of Bigg Boss that same year.

For the action drama movie Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava, the actor, and director Trivikram collaborated in 2018. Rama Rao portrayed a young man in the movie who makes the decision to stop the carnage between two feuding villages. The movie outperformed Janatha Garage in terms of box office revenue, earning over 165 crores. Rama Rao made a comeback to television in 2021 as the host of the Telugu adaptation of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? called Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu. In the historical action movie RRR, Rama Rao, who was working with filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli for the fourth time, portrayed the Indian revolutionary Komaram Bheem. The movie gained acclaim both in India and beyond, becoming a phenomenon on a worldwide scale. Rama Rao’s portrayal of Komaram Bheem has received praise from both the public and critics, and he is the only Asian actor to be listed among the 95th Academy Awards’ probable contenders for the Best Actor award.

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personal life and legacy

The daughter of businessman and realtor Narne Srinivasa Rao, Lakshmi Pranathi, was married to Rama Rao. N. Chandrababu Naidu, who oversaw the marriage, is related to Srinivasa Rao’s wife through her niece. On May 5, 2011, they were married at the Hitex Exhibition Center in Madhapur, Hyderabad. The two sons of the marriage.

Jr NTR is frequently referred to in the media as the Young Tiger of Tollywood.

Rama Rao participated in the Telugu Desam Party’s campaign for the 2009 Indian general election in Andhra Pradesh from April to May of that year. After campaigning, on his way to Hyderabad on March 26, 2009, the SUV in which he was a passenger collided head-on with another car at Suryapet. He and his companions were injured when they were thrown from the SUV. He received treatment at Secunderabad’s Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, where he made a full recovery.

Jr NTR declared in 2009 that he would give the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund 20 lakhs to support flood victims’ relief efforts. NTR gave 5 lakhs to the victim’s family after a fan died in a massive crowd at the rowdy Baadshah ntr audio function in 2013. Junior NT Rama Rao additionally pledged to look after his family in light of the fan’s unexpected passing.

Rama Rao declared in 2014 that he would give the CM’s Relief Fund 20 lakhs in order to start relief efforts for Cyclone Hudhud victims in Andhra Pradesh.


  1. Life needs to be like a roller-coaster ride with ups and downs. Otherwise, it’s not exciting.
  2. I am a very shy person who is just close to himself. So I would refrain from talking about my personal life.
  3. I believe in doing what I am best at.
  4. I am a commercial hero, and I will never leave that genre. And having an image of a mass hero, I will spoil the whole script in the wake of being too experimental.
  5. During the early stages of our married life, Pranathi did struggle to adjust for a few months. But she is a very strong woman mentally, stronger than me.
  6. I’ve been given the opportunity to carry forward the legacy with which people associate me; I can’t escape it even if I don’t like it. I take pride in carrying forward what’s been given to me.
  7. The best thing after my son is my work – and he taught me to be genuine.
  8. In ‘Bigg Boss Telugu,’ I had to be myself, not Jai. So, every weekend, when I went to the television show, it helped me to get back to my real self.
  9. I liked the story and wanted to do it, but I guess the time for the project came now because I had to change my image through like ‘Temper’ and ‘Nannaku Prematho’ to finally suit the script of ‘Janata Garage.’
  10. I always live in the present. Every night, my mother asks me what I want for breakfast the next morning, and I say that I can only tell her that when I wake up the next day.
  11. When I was approached by Star MAA to host ‘Bigg Boss,’ the biggest-ever show on Telugu Television, I was intrigued by the challenge. I believe that the show will be a game changer.
  12. I don’t want to waste my energy in other things; instead, I would put all that in reaching the next level in a craft that I love the most.
  13. I love being called NTR’s grandson. I never moved away from his shadow, maybe because I didn’t try enough or maybe because I like it this way.
  14. I have been a very ‘hyper boy’ right from childhood. And while many liked that trait of mine, my friends didn’t.
  15. I am a typical Telugu boy dominated by all the qualities of a Hyderabadi because I was born and brought up here.
  16. Whenever I am stressed, I cook a good meal for my wife. Many people don’t know this, but I’m actually a great cook.
  17. I was meant to be an actor, and I realised that only after my son was born.
  18. I needed to have a journey of my own to tell my son tomorrow. To even discuss my journey with my family, I have to set an example.
  19. When my son was born, I spent a lot of time with him. I came to know a better side of me that I didn’t know till now. He is actually the biggest change in my life.
  20. I don’t want to do a biopic. If there was one biopic I would do, it would be about my grandfather, the late N. T. Rama Rao. But his aura and charisma is completely different, and I am no match for him.
  21. If I want to be remembered, I want to be known as a good actor. As times change, we, as actors, need to adapt with it.
  22. If my fans only want me to do a certain kind of films, then ‘Naanaku Prematho’ would have failed miserably. They’ve entrusted me with the freedom to select good and different scripts.
  23. I believe in doing what I am best at. I don’t want to waste my energy in other things; instead, I would put all that in reaching the next level in a craft that I love the most.
  24. I admit to have made some bad decision in the initial stage of my career and paid the price. I can’t afford to do such a mistake again.
  25. I like to be challenged as an actor, allowing myself to take up diverse roles. Even audiences get tired of watching their stars in similar roles over and over again.


  • Grandson of N.T. Rama Rao, son of Harikrishna Nandamuri.
  • Nephew of Nandamuri Balakrishna.
  • His step-brother Janaki Ram Nandamuri died in a car accident in November 2014.
  • He has a son named Abhay Ram, born on 22nd July 2014.
  • He studied the dance form for about 11 years and is a skilled Kuchipudi dancer. He performed in numerous events hosted by the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) and the European Telugu Association (ETA) in Manchester when he was younger.
  • He admires Sridevi and Catherine Zeta-Jones as actors.
  • Rajeev Kanakala, the actor, has close friends.
  • hosted Bigg Boss Telugu’s first season (2017).
  • adores the renowned Telugu filmmakers S.S. Rajamouli, V.V. Vinayak, and Koratala Siva and are close friends with them all.
  • was seriously hurt in a car accident early on March 27, 2009, on Indian National Highway 9.
  • was slated to co-star with Nagarjuna Akkineni in the movie Oopiri as the lead actor (2016). Actually, Rama Rao was the one who proposed Nagarjuna play the quadriplegic in the film. Rama Rao eventually withdrew due to schedule issues nevertheless. Karthi, a Tamil actor, finally won the part.
  • In addition to his native language of Telugu, he is also fluent in Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada. Additionally, he is fluent in foreign languages like English, French, and German.
  • was born outside of marriage.
  • Shalini Bhaskar, his mother, is a native of Kundapura, Karnataka.
  • is an excellent cook. He views cooking as a stress-relieving activity.
  • had a lavish set built for his wedding under the direction of renowned production designer Anand Sai.
  • ranked #89 in terms of fame and #55 in terms of reported annual earnings on Forbes India’s “2016 Celebrity 100” list.
  • ranked #91 in terms of fame and #66 in reported annual earnings on Forbes India’s “2012 Celebrity 100” list.
  • The lone Tollywood celebrity on Forbes India’s “2018 Celebrity 100” list, ranked #28 and only below Pawan Kalyan. 2018 December
  • at the age of 35, his wife Lakshmi Pranathi gave birth to their second son, Bhargava Ram Nandamuri, on June 14, 2018, making him a parent for the second time.
  • a father for the first time when his wife Lakshmi Pranathi gave birth to their son Abhay Ram Nandamuri on July 22, 2014, he was 31 years old.


Unquestionably, Junior ntr is one of the biggest stars in South Indian cinema. The actor is well-known for the many different roles he plays on screen and has a great mass following. He has recently been featured opposite Ram Charan and Alia Bhatt in SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR.

But did you know that the actor was previously involved in a scandal over rumors that he had wed a child? His marriage to Lakshmi Pranathi came under scrutiny more than ten years ago, and there were rumors that she was a minor at the time.

According to reports, a lawyer named Shanti Prasad approached the Machilipatnam Legal Services Authority claiming that Narne Lakshmi Pranati was a minor and that her marriage would be illegal at the time the popular Telugu actor Junior NTR was courting a relative of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu.

According to reports, Prasad filed a lawsuit after discovering the girl is only 17 years old. The minimum age to get married is 18. He requested that the marriage only take place once the girl has reached the age of 18. “I do not support ending the marriage. I only urge Naidu, who served as the CM for nine years, and Junior NTR’s father, Nandamuri Harikrishna, to set an example by abiding by the law. Nandamuri Harikrishna is currently an MP. Making and enforcing laws serve no use if they don’t.

The Telugu news channel Studio N’s owner Narne Srinivas Rao, Junior NTR, and Naidu received notices from the authority after that.

However, sources close to the bride’s family made it clear that the wedding would not take place until after the bride turned 18 on March 26.

On May 5, 2011, the actor and the actress got married, and they now have two sons.


Fans of NTR would undoubtedly be curious about his net worth if we were to talk about him further. PS: He does lead a lifestyle; in fact, the actor is one of the highest paid in the South with a staggering net rate of Rs. 450 crores. Discover his net worth breakdown by reading on.

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