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Full Name  Rana Daggubati
Name  Rana Daggubati
Nationality  Indian
Role  Film actor

Ethnicity  Telugu
Height  1.91 m
Years active  2005-present
Uncles  Daggubati Venkatesh
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Born  14 December 1984 (age 38) (1984-12-14) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence  Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation  Actor Film producer Visual Effects Co-ordinator Model
Relatives  Ramanaidu Daggubati (Grandfather) Venkatesh Daggubati (Uncle) Naga Chaitanya Akkineni (Cousin)
Parents  Daggubati Suresh Babu, Lakshmi Daggubati
Siblings  Abhiram Daggubati, Malavika Daggubati
Movies  Baahubali: The Beginning, Rudhramadevi, Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum, Baby, Dum Maaro Dum
Similar People  Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, S S Rajamouli, Tamannaah, Allu Arjun

Rana daggubati profile

Ramanaidu Daggubati (born December 14, 1984), also known by his stage name Rana Daggubati or simply, Rana, is an Indian actor, producer, visual effects co-ordinator and photographer. He is known for his works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema and Hindi cinema. As a Visual Effects producer, Rana won the State Nandi Award for Best Special Effects in 2006 for the Telugu film Sainikudu starring Mahesh Babu. In 2006, he received the National Film Award for co-producing Bommalata – A Bellyful of Dreams.


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In 2010, he made his acting debut with the Telugu blockbuster Leader, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. He made his Hindi film debut through Dum Maaro Dum alongside Bipasha Basu where he received positive reviews for his performance. In 2015, he starred as the main antagonist in Baahubali: The Beginning, which recorded the second highest gross opening for an Indian film, and later reprised his role as Bhallaldeva in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion which became the highest grossing Indian film of all time. He has also been in the successful movies The Ghazi Attack playing Lt colonel Arjun Verma and Nene Raju Nene Mantri.

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Rana is also an established television personality, as he hosted awards shows such as the 2nd IIFA Utsavam alongside Nani, the 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards, and he currently hosts his own celebrity talk show, No. 1 Yaari, which brought celebrities such as S.S. Rajamouli, Naga Chaitanya, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Navdeep, Nikhil Siddharth, Raj Tarun, and others.

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Early life

Rana was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu and is part of Daggubati-Akkineni Family. His paternal grandfather was Tollywood film producer D. Ramanaidu. His paternal uncle Venkatesh and his cousin Naga Chaitanya are also actors in the film industry. Rana revealed in 2017 that he was blind in his right eye. He did his schooling in Hyderabad from Hyderabad Public School.


Rana's first movie was Leader in Telugu directed by Shekhar Kammula which is one of his biggest success. Rana made his Bollywood debut with the film Dum Maaro Dum which released on 22 April 2011. The Times of India called it a "dashing debut". He was voted 'The Most Promising Newcomer of 2011' in the Times Of India poll. He was listed at number 20, on the Times of India's Most Desirable Men for the year 2011. In 2012, he was voted as 10th most desirable man in India, in the poll conducted by The Times of India.

He played a professional killer in the film Nenu Naa Rakshasi under Puri Jagannath's direction, which was a box office bomb. His first release in 2012 was Naa Ishtam which was followed by his second Hindi film Department. He next starred in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum directed by Krish which became a box office success. He made his debut in Tamil through Ajith Kumar's Aarambam. Rana did a cameo role in Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

In 2013 he joined two big budget projects, Gunasekhar's Rudhramadevi and S. S. Rajamouli's Baahubali in which he is the lead antagonist. Rana played Bhallaladeva, the cousin of Baahubali, who had negative shades and received unprecedented appreciation from critics. Baahubali: The Beginning was released worldwide in July 2015 and was the highest grossing film in India at the time of its release. The concluding film of the series, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion becamw the first Indian film to cross 1000 crore and is currently the second highest grossing Indian film.


As actor
As producer and visual effects supervisor


National Film Awards
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu – Co-producer (Spirit Media) – A Bellyful of Dreams (2006)
  • Filmfare Awards South
  • Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South – Leader (2010)
  • Nandi Awards
  • Nandi Award for Best Special Effects (Spirit Media) – Sainikudu (2006)
  • Zee Cine Awards
  • Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut – Dum Maro Dum (2011)
  • SIIMA Awards
  • SIIMA Award Youth Icon of South Indian Cinema (2011)
  • SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Critics) – Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012)
  • SIIMA Award for Best Negative Role' – Baahubali (2016)
  • IIFA Awards

  • IIFA Award for Best Actor (Negative role) – Baahubali (2015)
  • Asiavision Movie Awards

  • AsiaVison Movie Award for Best Actor (From south) – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
  • References

    Rana Daggubati Wikipedia