Real/Other Names:: Daggubati Venkatesh, Victory Venkatesh
Date of Birth:: December 13, 1960(Age-50)
Place of Birth:: Karamchedu village, Chirala, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh
Family and Relations
Father: D.Ramanaidu (Film Producer)
Daughters: Ashritha, Hayavahini and Bhavana
Son: Arjun Ramnath
Brother: Suresh Babu (Film producer)
Venkatesh graduated with an MBAdegree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA. Afterhis return to India, he wanted to pursue production. He became an actorin Telugu films. His father, D Rama Naidu and his brother D. Suresh Babu runs one of the most prestigious and successful banners in Telugu Cinema, Suresh Productions.
Venkatesh debuted through Kaliyuga Pandavulu in 1986. With just two years of acting under his belt, Venkatesh acted in Swarnakamalam directed by Kasinadhuni Viswanath. Varasudochadu, released in the same year, was another successful hit. After a few flops, he got a break in the form of Bobbili Raja. This movie included a delightful performance by Divya Bharati, with good comedy and melodious music.
Bobbili Raja was a musical hit and also entertained all types of audience members because of its good family entertainment quality. In Shathruvu,Venkatesh played an angry young lawyer who takes law into his handsafter failing to fight the corruption through the court. Venkatesh hasalso worked with famed Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma in the film Kshana Kshanam, which was a huge success at the box officecitation needed, and has since become a cult hit among Telugu audience. Chanti, a remake of Tamil movie Chinna Thambi, was released in 1991.
Chanti was definitely a challenging project and it was a box office hitbenefitting his career. Anari was the remake of Chanti in Bollywood'sHindi cinema, played by himself. Venkatesh started acting in morefamily type hero roles and this resulted in a huge number of femalefans. Venkatesh has acted in a lot of blockbusters. His recent films,Aadavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule and Tulasi are big hits. He is very intense in his work. He is known to be very down to earthand a spiritual person. He is one of the best and well-known comedyhero of the Telugu film industry, and at the same time for many seriousroles and action movies like Gharshana, Lakshmi,Tulasi etc.