Allu Arjun Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Facts & More

Who is Allu Arjun?

Allu Arjun (born 8 April 1982) is an Indian actor best known for his performances in Telugu films. He is well-known for his danceability and has received five Filmfare Awards South and three Nandi Awards.  As one of India’s highest-paid actors, he has been on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014.

After making his debut in Gangotri (2003), Allu went on to star in Sukumar’s Arya (2004), for which he won a Nandi Special Jury Award. He went on to star in films like Bunny (2005), Happy (2006), and Desamuduru in the years that followed (2007). For his portrayal in Parugu, Allu earned his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor (2008). Arya 2 (2009), Vedam (2010), Varudu (2010), and Badrinath (2011), his succeeding flicks, all flopped at the box office. He won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Nandi Award for Best Character Actor for his role as Gona Ganna Reddy in Rudhramadevi (2015).

Race Gurram (2014), Sarrainodu (2016), and Duvvada Jagannadham (2017) resurrected his career, each grossing moreover 100 crores. On Julayi (2012), S/O Satyamurthy (2015), and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, he collaborated three times with director Trivikram Srinivas (2016). (2020).

Early life

Allu Arjun was born on April 8, 1982, in Madras (modern-day Chennai) to film producer Allu Aravind and Nirmala. Allu Ramalingaiah, a cinema comedian, was his paternal grandfather. Their hometown is Palakollu in the Andhra Pradesh district of West Godavari.

He is the middle kid of a family of three. Venkatesh, his elder brother, is a businessman, while Sirish, his younger brother, is an actor. Chiranjeevi’s paternal aunt is married to him. He is Ram Charan’s, Varun Tej’s, Sai Dharam Tej’s, and Niharika Konidela’s cousin.

Allu Arjun Bio-Data

Name Allu Arjun
Nick Name Bunny, Stylish Star
Birthdate 8 April 1983
Age 38 years old (as of 2021)
Birth Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Gender Male
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Profession Actor
Hobbies Collecting antique things, reading, photography, drawing
Debut Appearance Film Debut: Vijetha (1985, as a child artist)

Gangotri (2003)

Famous For His Acting and Dancing Skills
Controversies • In 2013, there was talk regarding his divorce from Sneha, although he later denied it.

• Actress Anasuya’s old footage, in which she was criticizing Allu for his alleged terrible appearance in his film “Gangotri,” was cut and shared on social media.

 

Net Worth Rs 360 crores
Physical Appearance
Height(Approx) In feet: 5’9”
In centimetre: 175 cm
Weight(Approx) In kilogram: 69 kg
In grams: 152 lbs
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
Zodiac Sign Aries
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian
Family Background, Education
Father Name Allu Aravind (Producer)
Mother Name Nirmala

Siblings Sister: N/A

Brother: Allu Sirish (Actor) and Allu Venkatesh

School St. Patrick School, Chennai
College MSR College, Hyderabad
Education Qualification BBA
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
Marital Status Married
Girlfriend Sneha Reddy
Wife/Spouse Sneha Reddy

Children Son- Allu Ayaan (born in 2014)

Daughter- Allu Arha (born in 2016)

Favorite Things & Assets
Favorite Actor Chiranjeevi
Favorite Color Black and White
Favorite Actress Rani Mukherjee
Favorite Destination Goa and London
Car Collection N/A
Social Media Accounts
Instagram Allu Arjun
Twitter Allu Arjun

 

Career    

Career beginnings (1985–1986; 2001–2007)

Allu made his adult debut in Gangotri after appearing as a kid artist in Vijetha (1985) and as a dancer in Daddy (1986).  K. Raghavendra Rao directed the film, which was co-produced by his father, Allu Aravind, and C. Ashwini Dutt. While praising his acting skills, Jeevi of Idlebrain critiqued his appearance in the film, saying, “Arjun should select parts that enhance his strengths and minimize his faults.”  Then Allu arrived in Sukumar’s Arya.

He portrays “Arya,” a lively and free-spirited youngster who falls in love with Geetha (Anu Mehta), an introverted girl who is on the run from someone else (Siva Balaji).  The film marked his breakthrough, garnering him his first Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award nomination and a Nandi Special Jury Award at the 2008 Nandi Awards presentation, as well as two CineMAA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor Jury.

This film was a critical and financial success, grossing nearly 30 crores on a 4 crore production budget.  The film was dubbed and released in Malayalam in Kerala in 2006. Because of the film’s success, Allu garnered widespread recognition throughout the area and among the Malayali people.

He then appeared in V. V. Vinayak’s Bunny as “Bunny,” a college student. As a result of his box office triumph, critics appreciated his efforts, mannerisms, and dancing.  Happy, a musical love story directed by A. Karunakaran, was his next film.  The film, a remake of the 2004 Tamil film Azhagiya Theeye, was a box-office flop.  Although a critic praised his dance abilities and performance, he believed that his character is a stereotypical happy-go-lucky person.

Experimentation of genres (2007–2010)

He later appeared in Puri Jagannadh’s action thriller Desamuduru as Bala Govindam, a bold journalist who falls for a woman with a darker history. The film was a financial success, earning him a Santosham Film Award, a CineMAA Award, and a nomination for Best Actor – Telugu at the Filmfare Awards. He made his second cameo appearance opposite Chiranjeevi in the song “Jagadeka Veerudiki” from the film Shankar Dada Zindabad the same year.

His next film was Bhaskar’s Parugu, in which he played Krishna, a happy-go-lucky man from Hyderabad who assists a buddy in eloping with his love, only to face the anger of the woman’s father and the emotional turmoil he endured. Idlebrain stated: “Allu Arjun is quite good in the first half since the characterization in the first half is bright and requires a lot of energy.

The entire first half was borne on his shoulders. In the second half, he shone in the dramatic sequences.” Radhika Rajamani, writing for Rediff.com, noted that “Arjun performs well albeit he is quite restrained.” Allu Arjun received his first Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actor and his second Nandi Special Jury Award.

Arjun was then cast in Sukumar’s action-comedy Arya 2. He plays Arya, an orphan who is plagued with possessiveness for his buddy Ajay (Navdeep), who never accepts him, in a spiritual successor to the romantic action film Arya (2004). The film depicts a complicated love-hate relationship as well as a triangle love story.  In the film, his role resembles a maniac.  Sify said in his writing “As the man caught in the overwhelming tide of love, Allu Arjun is brimming with vitality.

Despite the fact that he portrays the role with negative undertones, his portrayal has the potential to elicit a lot of pity from the audience. His dances are excellent, and he shines in emotional passages.” Oneindia admired his dance routines and acting abilities, particularly in the comic sequences.

In 2010, Allu had two releases. The first film he appeared in was Gunasekhar’s Varudu, in which he co-starred with Arya and Bhanu Sri Mehra.  The film was a box-office flop with mixed reviews from reviewers.  Krish’s Vedam was his next film. “He’s a good dancer and does honor to his character,” one critic said.  Another critic stated: “Allu Arjun is fantastic as the husband who goes to great lengths to reclaim his wife.

In the second half, his mass discussions are excellent.”  Vedam, a highly regarded linked anthology film, was his second release of the year. In India, it is his first A-rated picture. He portrayed Anand “Cable” Raju, a cable operator from the Jubilee Hills (Hyderabad) slum. Anushka Shetty, Manchu Manoj, and Manoj Bajpayee all play important parts in the film.

The narrative is inspired by the 26/11 Mumbai bombings at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.  His performance was praised by critics, with The Times of India describing it as “scintillating” and Idlebrain.com describing it as “best in his career.”  At the 58th Filmfare Awards South, Allu Arjun won his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.

Further success (2011–2013)

He then starred in V. V. Vinayak’s action film Badrinath (2011) as Badri, a modern-day Indian samurai who is entrusted to defend the Badrinath Temple by his Guru (Prakash Raj), to whom he is devoted.  In Vietnam, Allu received intense martial arts and sword combat instruction.  This is his first appearance with Tamannaah.

He grew out his hair for the role of a warrior in the film. [citation required] It is his second A-rated picture in India, following Vedam (2010), due to explicit action violence.  The picture finished a 50-day run in 187 theatres.  His performance and character were met with varied reactions.   “Arjun scarcely gets any chance to emote since he was largely forced into action scenes and song sequences,” noted a critic for The Times of India.

Following Badrinath, Allu went up for Trivikram Srinivas’ action-comedy Julayi in 2011. It was released in 2012, and he portrayed Ravindra Narayan, a street-smart yet spoiled brat whose life takes a dramatic change after witnessing a massive bank heist. According to one critic “As the lovable rogue, Allu Arjun delivers a strong performance. It’s a part that’s totally up his alley, and he pulls it off with his trademark panache.

His dancing, in particular, lights up the screen, as he pulls off some fairly difficult dance maneuvers.”  In her assessment, NDTV’s Riya Chakravarty noted, “Arjun has produced an amazing performance.”  For his performance in the film, he was nominated for a SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Telugu).

The next year, he co-starred with Amala Paul and Catherine Tresa in Puri Jagannadh’s action film Iddarammayilatho as Sanju Reddy, a musician with a dark background. The Hindu’s Sangeetha Devi Dundoo appreciated his performance in the film’s action sequences and dance movements in several songs, noting, “Allu Arjun exploits his agility to his advantage in dances and stunt episodes.” Another critic stated: “Allu Arjun appears more fashionable than ever before, living up to his moniker of “stylish star.”

His role, a guitarist who works as a street musician in Barcelona, was at its finest sketchy and looks nothing like his prior flicks. He once again displays that he is a terrific actor, and he produces great emotions in all of the battle scenes, most likely due to the action director’s thorough planning.”  After Desamuduru, this is his second and final collaboration with Puri Jagannadh (2007).

Commercial success (2014–2018)

He had a cameo appearance opposite Kajal Aggarwal in Vamsi Paidipally’s action thriller Yevadu in 2014. In her assessment, Y. Sunita Chowdary of The Hindu stated, “Allu Arjun shows what an actor can accomplish even in a brief role, in the few minutes he loads his experience, internalizes the character, and makes a stunning exit even as he loses his individuality.”  Surender Reddy’s Race Gurram was his second film, in which he played Allu Lakshman “Lucky” Prasad, a carefree person.  

In May 2013, he began working on the film’s production.  The film was a box office hit, being Allu Arjun’s first 100 crores grosser.  Suresh Kavirayani, writing in Deccan Chronicle, believed that Allu Arjun steals the show with his enthusiastic performance and appreciated his dance talents in the film.

Ranjani Rajendra liked his dancing routines, comedy acting, and action scene performance, but believed the tale was predictable and conventional. He won his third Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu and was nominated for his second SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Telugu) following Julayi. I Am That Change, a short film created and starred in by Allu, was released in August 2014.

Sukumar directed the film in order to raise awareness about individual social responsibility. When it was released, the short film became viral online and was praised by many people, including celebrities, for its premise and execution.  It was shown in theatres throughout Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Arjun was next seen in Trivikram Srinivas’ S/O Satyamurthy (2015), which was released on April 9, 2015. The movie was a box office triumph, and critics praised his portrayal.  After that, he starred as Gona Ganna Reddy in Guna Sekhar’s biographical action film Rudhramadevi (2015).  [A better source is required] The film, which is based on the life of Rudrama Devi, is India’s first 3D historical film.

 For the character in the film, Allu Arjun studied and was shown speaking Telangana Telugu.  His performance was praised by the Times of India as “impeccable” and “whistle-worthy.” Due to the positive reception and popularity of the character ‘Gona Ganna Reddy,’ filmmaker Guna Sekhar said in 2021 that he will create a film completely based on the character, with Allu Arjun in the starring role, after Shaakuntalam.

He received the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for Rudhramadevi, making him the first actor to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu. In addition, he received three more accolades for his work, including the Nandi Award for Best Character Actor.

In 2016, he appeared in Boyapati Srinu’s film Sarainodu. Despite receiving unfavorable reviews for the storyline and story, the film was a huge commercial success, collecting over 127.6 crores at the box office.  In his career, Allu referred to it as a “landmark film.”  He was acclaimed for his work in the action scenes and dance routines.  

In June of the same year, he confirmed his third collaboration with producer Dil Raju for Duvvada Jagannadham. The film was directed by Harish Shankar and released in 2017, in which he plays Duvvada Jagannadham “DJ” Shastri opposite Pooja Hegde, Rao Ramesh, and Subbaraju.  He appears as an undercover detective disguised as a caterer. Hemanth Kumar of Firstpost appreciated his dancing, writing, “look past Allu Arjun’s elegant routines in Seeti Maar and Asmaika Yoga, and all you get is a plot that fails to find its rhythm.”

The next year, in May, his film, Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India, directed by writer-turned-director Vakkantham Vamsi, was released. Surya, an Indian Army soldier with anger control difficulties, was played by him.  The film earned mixed reviews upon its initial release and was a box office triumph. A critic praised his performance as Arjun’s “career-best” and identified it as the film’s “greatest strength.”  According to Vyas of The Hans India, “Allu Arjun is highly skilled and has provided an exciting performance in the film.”

According to Priyanka Sundar of the Hindustan Times, “Allu Arjun does his best in the shoes of a soldier, though at times it appears forced.”

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo and beyond (2019–present)

His next project, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, was announced on December 31, 2018, with Trivikram Srinivas as the director.  Pooja Hegde was cast in the female lead role, making this his second collaboration with Pooja Hegde after Duvvada Jagannadham.  He began working on the project in April 2019. The film is Arjun and Trivikram’s third collaboration following Julayi (2012) and S/O Satyamurthy (2015).  The film was released in January 2020. 

When his biological family is threatened by an important man, Bantu enters Ramachandra’s residence in Vaikuntapuram to defend them (Samuthirakani). Allu Arjun’s performance earned very great feedback. Arjun’s performance in the boardroom sequence was deemed the film’s highlight by Film Companion.  According to Bhavana Sharma of International Business Times, Allu Arjun got into character. The film was the highest-grossing film of his career and is presently the fourth-highest-grossing Telugu film.

Shilpa Shetty and Disha Patani finally praised Allu Arjun’s dancing skills in the song “Butta Bomma.” Sukumar is directing his next film, Pushpa, which will be their fourth collaboration following Arya (2004), Arya 2 (2009), and I Am That Change (2012). (2014).  Arjun began filming in 2020, following the release of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. The film’s production was halted more than three times because of the COVID-19 outbreak in India.

He will portray Pushpa Raj, opposite Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna. The film is based on the smuggling of red sanders in the Rayalaseema district of Andhra Pradesh’s Seshachalam Hills.  On December 17, 2021, the film was released to mixed reviews, however, his acting was acclaimed. It was revealed in May 2021 that the film will be released in two parts, with the second half, dubbed ‘Pushpa: The Rise,’ coming out in 2022.

Other work and media image

Two Telugu music videos chronicled his success. The first is a rap song written by Roll Rida and The Hyderabad Nawabs that was composed by S. Thaman and sung by Roll Rida and Harika Narayan. The “Allu Arjun Rap Song” music video was released in January 2021 by the Aditya Music label.

The other song, “Thaggedhe Le,” was performed and written by Roll Rida, with music by Pravin Lakkaraju. The title was borrowed from Arjun’s iconic speech from his film Pushpa, and it was released in April 2021.

Allu Arjun was included in GQ’s list of the most important young Indians in 2020.  Since 2014, he has been a member of Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list.  In 2020, he is the ‘Most Searched Male Celebrity’ on Yahoo! India.  For numerous years, Allu was the most searched Tollywood actor on Google.

In the media, he is commonly referred to as “Stylish Star” and “Bunny.”  Since Arya (2004), he has been referred to as “Mallu Arjun” due to the continued popularity of his films in Kerala.  Even the media in Kerala refers to him by the same name. In 2021, the Kerala Police incorporated a few clips from Race Gurram (2014) in their campaign to increase awareness about SOS and promote their newly developed app.

Allu is a celebrity endorsement for a variety of companies and goods, including Hero MotoCorp, RedBus, Hotstar, Frooti, OLX, Colgate, 7 Up, Joyalukkas, and Lot Mobiles.  He has served as a celebrity ambassador for Pro Kabaddi League, India’s biggest Kabaddi event.  He is an enthusiastic supporter and celebrity brand ambassador for Aha, the over-the-top media service developed by his father, Allu Aravind.  

xAllu Arjun plays Guru in a Rapido commercial campaign film created by Dream Vault Media in 2021.  Allu Arjun stated that he was honored to be a part of the ad film “I like to think of myself as someone who knows how to deal with a problem in the most effective way possible. That’s why I was thrilled when they contacted me about playing Guru, a character who resembled me “.

Following the publication of the advertisement video, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation sent a legal notice to both the actor and the Rapido firm for portraying TSRTC in a negative way. The video was soon altered by the firm (ad film). Allu is a charcoal artist as well.

 In 2021, he launched a campaign to discourage cigarette use. He stated that “I wanted to bring people’s attention to the dangers of smoking. We’ve created really erroneous perceptions about what’s cool and helpful. I want to make a difference, no matter how tiny.”

Allu Arjun Wife and Children

In Hyderabad, on March 6, 2011, he married Sneha Reddy.  The couple has been blessed with two children, a son, and a daughter.  In 2016, he co-founded the nightclub 800 Jubilee alongside M Kitchens and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Allu Arjun Net Worth

Allu Arjun’s net worth is believed to be about Rs 360 crores. His new mansion, popularly called ‘Blessing,’ is under construction in Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills, one of the city’s most expensive neighborhoods.

Falcon is the name of Allu Arjun’s vanity vehicle, which he spent Rs 7 lakh on. It’s one of the most expensive vanity vehicles in the southern states. He is noted for his most valuable possessions. Allu Arjun reportedly donned a t-shirt costing Rs 65,000 and shoes of Rs 1.45 lakh, according to a story in Times Now. He has an automobile collection that includes Jaguar XJLs, Audi A7s, BMW X5s, and a black Range Rover that he recently purchased.

Some Interesting Facts About Allu Arjun

  • He does not use alcoholic beverages, however, he does smoke on occasion.
  • He was interested in Martial Arts and Gymnastics when he was in school.
  • If he hadn’t been an actor, he would have worked in the animation sector.
  • On the occasion of Independence Day in 2014, he starred in the short film “I Am That Change” to raise social awareness.
  • He also participates in social activities, such as helping mentally challenged children on his birthday and donating blood.
  • He spends his leisure time reading books on personality development.
  • In Kerala, he is the only Telugu actor with a large fan base.
  • He adores his wife so much that he got a tattoo of her name.
  • Allu Arjun was also named to Forbes India’s Top 50 India Celebrity (100) list for 2015.
  • Their daughter’s name ARHA is a combination of Arjun’s and Sneha’s names.
  • Allu Arjun is recognized for his dance abilities, and when asked how he manages to do each step with such fluidity and ease, the actor confessed that he began practicing gymnastics as a youngster.

  • Though Allu Arjun made his acting debut in Gangotri (2002), he has been in the profession for a long time, beginning with his maternal uncle Chiranjeevi’s film Vijetha (1985). In the film, Allu Arjun was a two-year-old child.
  • He obviously has the swag that comes with being a fashionable star. Allu Arjun understands just where and how to fold his sleeve when needed, whether it’s in his walking technique.
  • Allu Arjun has a large fan base in Kerala, to the point where he’s been branded ‘Mallu Arjun.’ Aside from that, he is the only Telugu actor whose films have all been dubbed in Malayalam.
  • It’s worth noting that the actor’s film Arya-2 had a 100-day run in theatres.
  • In addition to acting, he is a charcoal artist who enjoys painting human anatomy and other architectural designs.
  • Allu Arjun is a self-help book aficionado. Dr. Spencer Johnson’s book, Who Moved My Cheese, is his particular favorite.
  • For his forthcoming film Sarrainodu, Allu Arjun has taken up singing. The actor is said to have sung on an EDM tune by music director Thaman. The film is one of Tollywood’s most anticipated releases this year.
  • Allu Arjun, like us, is a tremendous fan of megastar Chiranjeevi, who happens to be his uncle. The actor adores Chiru’s Indra, having seen it 15 times and intending to see it again.
  • The celebrity just takes images for himself and does not reveal them to anybody else.
  • He wears his hair in a variety of styles all the time. It’s not just the way he dresses that makes him look trendy; his hairdo also goes well with his outfit. Bunny, despite having terrible hair, makes the best of it and molds it effectively.

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