10 Intriguing Facts About Jr NTR You Probably Didn’t Know!
Jr NTR, also known as the “young tiger” of Telugu cinema, holds a prominent place in the hearts of fans. As the countdown begins for the release of his highly anticipated film, RRR, on March 25, 2022, let’s delve into 10 fascinating facts about this charismatic actor that even the most ardent fans might not be aware of.
1. Belonging to an Influential Dynasty
Jr NTR is not just a star; he is a scion of the influential Nandamuri family, a dynasty that has played a pivotal role in Andhra Pradesh’s cultural and political landscape. As the grandson of the renowned Telugu actor and former Chief Minister, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Jr NTR’s roots run deep in the rich heritage of the region.
2. Tarak Was His First Name
Contrary to popular belief, Jr NTR’s first name wasn’t Junior. He made his cinematic debut at the tender age of 8 in his grandfather’s film “Brahmashri Vishwamitra” (1991), directed by N. T. Rama Rao. Following this, people affectionately started referring to him as Jr. NTR, acknowledging his familial ties and burgeoning talent.
3. Trained Kuchipudi Dancer
Beyond his prowess on the silver screen, Jr NTR is a skilled Kuchipudi dancer. Renowned as one of Telugu cinema’s top dancers, his ability to seamlessly blend acting and dance showcases the depth of his artistic talents.
4. Career’s First Hit with S. S. Rajamouli
While RRR is generating immense buzz, this isn’t Jr NTR’s first collaboration with the maestro S. S. Rajamouli. The director cast him in leading roles in his initial successes, “Student No. 1” (2001) and “Simhadri” (2003), catapulting Jr NTR to stardom with massive box office triumphs.
5. The Andhrawala Craze
In 2004, Jr NTR’s film “Andhrawala” created history with the first-ever large audio launch, drawing a staggering crowd of ten lakh people. The frenzy was such that Indian railways arranged ten special trains for the event, an unprecedented record that still stands.
6. Only Telugu Star with a Japanese Fan Following
Breaking geographical boundaries, Jr NTR is the sole Telugu actor with a dedicated fan following in Japan. His film “Baadshah” (2013) earned a nomination at a Japanese film festival after being dubbed in Japanese, cementing his global appeal.
7. Twice in Forbes India’s Celebrity List
Jr NTR’s star power extends beyond the screen; he found a place on Forbes India’s Celebrity List not once but twice, in 2012 and 2016, a testament to his enduring popularity and influence.
8. Telugu Blockbusters of All Time
Recent successes like “Nannaku Prematho” and “Janatha Garage” have not only solidified Jr NTR’s position in the industry but also etched his name in the annals of Telugu cinema. These films stand among the top Telugu blockbusters of all time, setting high expectations for his upcoming magnum opus, RRR.
9. Lucky Number 9
Behind the scenes, Jr NTR’s affinity for the number 9 shines through. His favorite number, it adorns the registration plates of all his automobiles. Notably, he paid a whopping INR 10.5 lakh for the registration number 9999 on his BMW 7 series car, marking a record-breaking amount for a car number.
10. A Hidden Talent: Singer
Beyond his acting prowess, Jr NTR possesses a hidden talent – singing. Many might not be aware that he lent his voice to a few Telugu songs in his films. In a cross-cultural endeavor, he also sang the Kannada song “Geleya Geleya” for the film “Chakravyuha.”
As Jr NTR continues to captivate audiences with his multifaceted talents, these lesser-known facets of his life add another layer to the persona of this Telugu cinema icon.
Article By: Sai Kiran
Published On: 16th, November 2023TAGGED :