Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao aka Jr NTR is a Telugu film actor, playback singer and an accomplished Kuchipudi dancer. As a child artist he played as lord Rama in 1996 movie Ramayanam, which earned him ‘National Film Award for Best Children’s Film’. Some of his best films are Aadi, Simhadri, Yamadonga, Adhurs, Brindavanam, Temper and Nannaku Prematho.
Jr NTR has won two state Nandi Awards, one Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award and three CineMAA Awards. He has awarded as the ‘King of Box-office’ at Zee Awards 2017. He is also into politics and is an active member in his grandfather’s political party, TDP.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao jr was born on 20 May 1983 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He has done his schooling from Vidyaranya High school and completed intermediate from St.Mary’s College, Hyderabad. At an early age he has learned classical dance form Kuchipudi. During his school days, he has won many awards for his dance performance both in India and Abroad. Taraka Rama is also the brand ambassador for Malabar Gold, Himani Navaratna Oil, Boro Plus Powder and Zandu Balm in Andhra Pradesh. He is also part of several charitable works.
Original name : Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
Calling name : Jr.NTR, Tarak and Young Tiger
Date of birth : 20 May 1983
Age : 33 years
Height : 5’6″
Weight : 72 kgs
Education : St.Mary’s College, Hyderabad
Religion : Hindu
Caste : Chowdary
Spouse/Wife : Narne Lakshmi Pranathi
Son : Nandamuri Abhay Ram
Zodiac sign : Gemini
As per the reports, super hit movie ‘Janata Garage’ combo jr NTR-Koratala Siva is set to team up once again. Currently NTR is busy with Jai Lava Kusa and Koratala is getting ready for Mahesh Babu’s flick. As soon they are done with their projects, the duo will team up for a movie.
Taraka will also team up with director Trivikram for an upcoming movie. It will be produced by S Radha Krishna of Haarika and Hassine Creations. Buzz is that, Mehreen Pirzada will romance Jr NTR for this movie.
Upcoming Jr NTR-Bobby film
Jr NTR’s 27th movie ‘Jai Lav Kusha‘ is being directed by K.S.Ravindra (Bobby) and produced by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram under NTR Arts banner. For the first time, Tarak will be seen in a triple role as Jai, Lav and Kusha. Beautiful actresses Niveda Thomas and Raashi Khanna will play the female leads.
One of the roles of Young tiger will be full-fledged negative role as Lav Kumar. Hamsa Nandini and Nandita Raj will play supporting roles. The movie will hit the screens on 1 September 2017.
As per the latest reports, Gemini TV Channel has purchased Jai Lava Kusa satellite rights at the cost of Rs. 14 Cr. This is said to be the highest amount for the satellite rights in NTR’s career. The first look poster might be out on 20th May on the occasion of NTR’s birthday.
Nandamuri is the leading family in both film industry and politics. N.T.Rama Rao Jr was born to actor-cum-Rajya Sabha MP Harikrishan and his second wife Shalini. Actor Kalyan Ram, late Janaki Ram and sister Suhasini are the step siblings of Tarak.
His grandfather late Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (Sr NTR) was a telugu film actor, director, producer and a former politician. Tollywood actor-politician Bala Krishna is his paternal uncle.
Jr.NTR got married to Lakshmi Pranathi on 5 May 2011 at Hitex Exhibition Center, Madhapur. She is the daughter of Srinivasa Rao, the owner of a News channel “Studio N”. She is also the relative of Jr NTR’s uncle, the current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu. Jr.NTR and Lakshmi Pranathi is blessed with a baby boy Abhay Ram on 22 July 2014.
Jr.NTR has started his career at the age of 8 with 1991 movie “Brahmarshi Viswamithra”. Since then, he has acted in several movies. His first movie as lead is Ninnu Choodalani. His 2003 movie “Simhadri” went on to become an industry hit. In year 2010 he appeared in two movies “Adhurs” and “Brindavanam”, which were hit at the box office.
Later, he acted in Ramayya Vasthavayya and Rabasa. After some line of flops, he again rose high with 2016 movie Nannaku Prematho. Apart from acting and dancing he also proved to be a good singer. He sang five Telugu songs and a Kannada song.
Awards and Nominations
1996 Yuvakalavahini Award
Bharathmuni Arts Academy Award
AP Cinegoer’s Association Awards
2001 AP Cinegoer’s Association Awards
2002 Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South
2007 FNCC Telugu Cinema Awards
In Janatha Garage
Janatha Garage is directed by Koratala Siva, which featured Jr NTR, Mohan Lal, Samantha and Nithya Menon in lead roles. NTR played the role as Anand, a huge nature lover.
Actor : Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao garu and Nandamuri BalaKrishna
Actress : Sridevi and Catherine Zeta Jones
Car : Mercedes Benz SLK500
Colour : White
Dress : Any Casual wear that suits
Drink : Watermelon juice
Food : Anything eatable
Fruit : Watermelon
Game : Cricket and Badminton
Movie : Dana Veera Sura Karna
Music : Rock Music (Metallica Group)
1991 Brahmarshi Viswamitra
2001 Ninnu Choodalani
2001 Student No.1
2016 Nannaku Prematho
2016 Janata Garage
2017 Jai Lav Kusha (Upcoming)