Movies are made for entertainment. Lots of people judge the Telugu movie industry by some movies which are just made for entertainment and for the fans. People want that, they are not used to unhappy endings in Andhra and Telangana and are not as adaptive as other states when it comes to movies. But the industry has talent in abundance and here are some of the actors who can even rival the Khans in terms of acting, bodybuilding, dancing and romancing along with fighting. Here are 10 Telugu Actors who are no less than the “Khans of Bollywood”:
Ex. The central minister had his debut in 1978 with Punadhirallu and recently had his 150th movie which was a remake of Tamil film Kaththi. One of the great stalwarts in the Telugu movie industry also fans favorite and dance specialist. His movie ‘Indra’ is a blockbuster and was later dubbed successfully in Hindi and Tamil.
2) Allu Arjun
Son of Allu Aravind who is the brother in law of Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun made his debut with ‘Arya‘ a very popular blockbuster hit which was dubbed into all south Indian languages and later remade in Tamil. He followed it with super hits like Happy, Bunny, Badrinath, Race Khurram etc. He is the stylish star and does exceptional dancing and stunts. He has a huge fan following in all south Indian states especially Kerala.
3) Mahesh babu
Businessman, Nennokadine, Srimanthudu are some of his best movies. He is a chocolate boy hero who does not age at all even when he is in his forties, looks younger than the heroines sometimes. His dialogue delivery is awesome and has a striking charisma which gives his characters a shade of grey.
4) N T Ramarao Jr.
Grandson of great actor Ramarao, he did some very good movies in the start but took a break to reduce his fatty body and came back as a stylish superstar. All of his movies are blockbusters and has a huge fan following. Some of his movies are Nannakku Prematho, Brindaavanam, Janatha Garage etc.
5) Nagarjuna Akkineni
He is as popular a Chiranjeevi if not more, has had a very successful career acting in Telugu movies, he has also been part of L.O.C Kargil, a Bollywood war-film on Kargil war. He looks way younger than his actual age and his films with Anushka Shetty as the heroine is a treat to watch. ‘Ragada’ is a good movie to watch his stylish acting.
6) Pawan Kalyan
Konidela Kalyan Babu is popularly known as Pawan Kalyan after the release of his first movie in 1996 Akkada abbaye Ikkada ammayi. He has been part of several critically and commercially successful ventures like Gabbar Singh. He too has a humongous fan base and support for his films.
Although the world got to know the actor Prabhas through the epic Rajamouli movies Baahubali Parts 1 and 2, Telugu movie industry already knew the potential of the ‘Rebel Star’ (as he is fondly called). He already had some great movies under his belt and Baahubali just became the diamond in his already golden crown in the Telugu film industry. Prabhas had already acted in films with Nayantara, Anushka who he shares a great chemistry with, Tamannah Bhatia, Kajal Agarwal, and others to name a few. Non-Telugu speaking people also used to enjoy his movies when they were dubbed into other languages like Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam etc. Some of his movies were remade in other languages as well.
8) Ravi Teja
He is famous for his comic hero and stylish stunts. Born in 1968 as Bhupati Raju Ravi Shankar Raju, Ravi Teja first acted in small roles alongside other heroes and made a name for himself in the original of Rowdy Rathore in Telugu. He later did Kick, Bengal tiger, Dubai Seenu and other films which increased his star value.
Another popular Telugu star, very famous for reprising family roles in his movies like Laxmi, Shadow etc. He is a family favorite and also has a good following in south India.
10) Ram Charan
Son of Megastar Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan debuted with Magadheera directed by SS Rajamouli which got him a star value in the industry, he has followed it up with some other hits as well. He has also done a Bollywood film, Zanjeer opposite Priyanka Chopra reprising Amitabh Bachchan’s role as the Police Officer.