Nagarjuna is an Indian film actor, film producer and businessman. He has received nine state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and a National Film Award-Special Mention. In 1996 he produced ‘Ninne Pelladata’, which has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year. Known for his work in biographical films, he played 15th-century composer Annamacharya in the 1997 film ‘Annamayya’, Yavakri (the son of the ascetic Bharadwaja) in the 2002 film ‘Agni Varsha’, Major Padmapani Acharya, in the 2003 war film ‘LOC Kargil’, 17th-century composer Kancherla Gopanna in the 2006 film ‘Sri Ramadasu’, Suddala Hanmanthu in the 2011 film ‘Rajanna’, Sai Baba of Shirdi in the 2012 film ‘Shirdi Sai’, Chandala, in the 2013 film ‘Jagadguru Adi Sankara’, and Hathiram Bhavaji in the 2017 film ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’.
In 1989, Nagarjuna starred in the Mani Ratnam directed romantic drama film ‘Geetanjali’, which won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. In the same year, he acted in ‘Siva’, an action blockbuster directed by Ram Gopal Varma, which premiered at the 13th International Film Festival of India. In 1990, he made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake of the same film titled ‘Shiva’. In 1998, he received the National Film Award-Special Mention for his performance in the historical film ‘Annamayya’. In 2013, he represented the cinema of South India at the Delhi Film Festival’s 100 Years of Indian Cinema’s celebration, alongside Ramesh Sippy and Vishal Bhardwaj from Bollywood.
In 1995, Nagarjuna ventured into film production, with a production unit operating in Seychelles, and was a co-director of an Emmy Award-winning film animation company in Michigan, U.S. Along with his brother, Akkineni Venkata Rathnam, he is the co-owner of the production company Annapurna Studios. He is also the president of the non-profit film school Annapurna International School of Film and Media based in Hyderabad.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Nagarjuna movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Nagarjuna films scheduled to released in 2019 and therafter. We can only hope that the latest Nagarjuna movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. Brahmāstra (2019)
‘Brahmāstra’ is an upcoming 2019 Indian Hindi-language fantasy film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar. It will star Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Dimple Kapadia, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Divyendu Sharma and Mouni Roy and Kriti Sanon in lead roles.