Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao popularly known as NTR was born on 20th of May 1983 to politician and actor Nandamuri Harikrishna and Shalini in Hyderabad. Family, friends and close associates call him Tarak and his admirers call him "Young Tiger." NTR is the grandson of Yesteryear's telugu film Legendary actor, founder of the Telugu Desam Party Viswa Vikyata Nata Sarvabowma NataRatna Padma Sri Dr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. He has two brothers, N. Janaki Ram and N. Kalyan Ram (both older) and one sister, Mrs. Suhasini. Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna is Tarak's uncle. Tarak was engaged to Lakshmi Pranathi, who is the daughter of Narne Mallika, the niece of former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandra Babu Naidu on 1st of April 2010. The couple entered wedlock on 5th of May 2011. NTR did his schooling at Vidyaranya Hyderabad, and Intermediate at St. Mary's College Yousufguda, Hyderabad.
NTR was highly influenced by his Grandfather Legend NTR from his childhood. NTR learned Kuchipudi (famous South Indian Classical dance) during his school days for a decade and performed shows at various places both in India and abroad. One who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master, proving this true NTR has won many laurels and awards for his classical performances. As a child artiste NTR acted in his grandfather's film 'Brahmarshi Viswamithra' in the year 1993 and shared screen space with his demigod and grandfather Nanamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Like Legend NTR who is known best for mythological roles, NTR played Lord Rama role in all-child cast film Bala Ramayanam which is released in 1997.
Tarak made his Debut as a hero in the year 2001 with the movie "Ninnu Chudalani" produced by Cherukuri Ramoji Rao under the banner of Ushakiron movies. His second movie Student No.1 proved his stamina and stood as a super hit. Aadhi was a blockbuster which created a huge stardom for Tarak and stabilized his place among the top Heros. There after each and every movie has disclosed the other facets of Tarak as an actor. No matter how dark things seems to be or actually are, Tarak's passion for cinema and desire to make his mark has made him give his best on screen. With the movie Rakhi, Tarak gained admirable reviews from fans and critics alike.
NTR is blessed with immense talent and special qualities like explosive dialogue delivery, Command and diction over the language, terrific screen presence and high intensity energetic moves made the audience feel frenzied. Graceful dance movements and ease in dance gestures has made his co-stars and audience feel that he is the best dancer among the heroes of today. Boon of excellent voice quality has made him to prove himself as a singer too. Amazingly sparkling spontaneity of Tarak has entertained audience in the cinema events and pulled the applauses from the crowd. When it comes to high voltage performance, all round acting abilities and mass appeal with exceptional energy levels, it is very hard to beat NTR.
Young tiger NTR, who is busy with the handful of projects, has also signed as a brand ambassador for few products. He is the brand ambassador of the products like Zandu Balm and Navaratna talc. Recently he associated with Malabar gold, the leading Jeweler showroom for its promotion in Andhra Pradesh. This was announced by him in a press meet held on 10th of April 2011 at Kakaitya in Hyderabad. His dedication, aspiration, passion shall lead him to success all time.
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