Tollywood refers to the Telugu film industry. As Telugu movies are being released every year, the demand and popularity for Tollywood films have increased significantly. And as a result of their widespread support from Indian audiences, many well-known actors are currently enjoying pan-Indian releases in theatres and global releases on video streaming apps. Given their popularity, let’s look at the superstars of Telugu cinema.
- Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun is one of the country’s few actors with a pan-Indian appeal. Allu Arjun appeared in a large number of Telugu films. He is renowned for his acting and vigor and is regarded as among the best dancers in the nation. Allu Arjun is one of the most successful Telugu actors because his films like S/O Satyamurthy, Sarrainodu, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo and Pushpa: The Rise Part 1 are box-office hits.
Prabhas no longer requires an introduction. He is now a Pan-Indian Superstar as a result of the massive success of the Baahubali series. Prabhas made his acting debut in the commercially unsuccessful film Eshwar. He got a break thanks to the film “Varsham.” The actor later appeared in a few movies, all of which received praise for Prabhas’ performance. Baahubali, SS Rajamouli’s crowning achievement, gained him worldwide acclaim.
- Pawan Kalyan
One of the most well-known actors in Telugu cinema, Pawan Kalyan has legendary status with the general public. He made his acting debut in the hit film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi. The youth loved cult classics like Thammudu and Gokulamlo Seetha. He became a “Powerstar” as a result, instantly becoming a superstar.
Despite being a huge star in Telugu cinema, RRR actor Jr.NTR has never entered the Tamil or Malayalam markets, but his debut film, RRR, became a massive hit in Hindi cinema. The success of “RRR” in Bollywood, which also happens to be directed by SS.Rajamouli, can be directly attributed to the young Tiger’s earlier Hindi dubs and movie promotions, which helped him gain a substantial fan base in the north.
- Rana Daggubati
Before becoming well-known as “Baahubali’s Bhallaladeva,” Rana appeared in several well-known movies and played significant roles in them. After experiencing enormous success with “The Baahubali series,” he continued to act in “Housefull 4.” He also starred in the movie “Haathi Mere Saathi,” which was released during the pandemic. Daggubati also has a few bankable projects in the works.
The renowned actor, A Nageswara Rao, is the father of Nagarjuna. Vikram, a remake of the Hindi film Hero, marked Nagarjuna’s acting debut. However, Maniratnam’s Geetanjali was the actor’s first significant film. Later, he went on to star in Ram Gopal Varma’s Siva, a groundbreaking movie that made Nagarjuna an overnight sensation. Nagarjuna became a household name thanks to the devotional film Annamayya.
- Ram Charan
Ram Charan, in contrast to all of the actors mentioned above, made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with the remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s “Zanjeer.” He has predominately worked in various Hindi and Telugu movies. However, through the Hindi dub version of SS. Rajamouli’s ‘RRR,’ Ram made it big at the Bollywood box office. He is one of the highest-paid Telugu film actors, with three Filmfare Awards and two Nandi Awards to his name.