Happy Birthday Venkatesh, the George Clooney of Tollywood

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He is one of the most prominent film personalities of Telugu Cinema. In fact, the name Venkatesh and Victory ring as commonly in the ears of the movie goers as the rest of the evergreen super stars. Venkatesh Daggubati managed to stand out as a charismatic persona and an able performer throughout his career. This despite carrying the challenges of being a star kid who hails from the illustrious Ramanaidu lineage.

For most of us here, Venky has been an integral part of film industry, performing varied kind of roles and ingraining a strong impression on the minds of film lovers. Starting out as young action hero with raging blood addressing major societal issues to playing the subtle character of a romantic hero, Venkatesh had often silenced his critics, who had implored for constant improvisation when it came to the actor’s nuances on screen. Come 90’s and Venky stole the show, hitting it big with Bobbili Raja. The young hero made it a point that he was ready and raring to go, up for any kind of roles and genre.

That was not all. In the era of Jagapathy Babus playing doting husbands and Nagarjunas playing it cool and kinky, Venky had to create a niche for himself. He went on to play a vivid array of characters with strong story lines. He proved that he could play a thwacking male protagonist even in a heroine centric film, walking away with his own share of adulations.

While Tollywood has seen most super heroes play young, running around the trees even in their 50’s, Victory Venkatesh made a statement that was otherwise. He had begun to play himself and his age, breaking the norms. Such is the style and substance inside the personality. This kind of bravado and ability of an actor to keep it real and simplistic had won him more number of fans and followers in the recent times that what he had going earlier. Venky would perhaps be the only guy in the league who would willingly play an older brother to another happening hero. And still, he would make an impression of equal measure.

Time and tide has seen the rise and rise of Venkatesh Daggubati, who has become a Tollywood equivalent of George Clooney. Scandal free personal life, extreme inclination to spirituality in the real life and down to earth disposition have all made him a constant favourite celebrity, star and actor in every Telugu household.

Happy 55th birthday to Venky. We wish to see more of you on screen in the coming days.



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