For every child, their father is their first hero. When your dad happens to be a hero adored by lakhs of fans, it gives their kids an extra challenge to live up to their expectation while they choose to follow their father’s career. On this Father’s Day special, we bring you some of our famous celebrity families reigning their careers in the Tollywood. Meet the most glamorous fathers from Tollywood.

Akkineni Nageswara Rao – Nagarjuna – Naga Chaitanya & Akhil

The Akkineni clan has been in the industry since the 1940’s. The first person to make an entry into the Telugu movie industry from this family is the legendary Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He made his debut in 1941 and went on to act in about 250 films throughout his career before he breathed his last in the year 2014. His younger son, Akkineni Nagarjuna forayed into Telugu movies with the movie Vikram in the year 1986. In a career spanning more than 3 decades, he is still a stiff competitor to the new generation heroes. The third generation Akkineni Family, Naga Chaithanya and Akhil are making their presence felt and are doing great with youthful love stories. With Samantha marrying Naga Chaithanya, the count of actors increased in the family. While the family has been in the industry for 8 decades, they have established a vast empire for the film fraternity by building Studios and are investing the money earned back into the movies.

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#vasivadithassatheeya !!!!!#SoggadeChinniNayana

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Chiranjeevi – Ram Charan Tej

While Chiranjeevi entered the movie industry in late 70’s, the rise of Konidela family began in the early 80’s. The hard work and dedication of Chiranjeevi eventually made him the Megastar and is still the undisputed king of Telugu movie industry. His son Ram Charan Tej made his debut in the year 2007 with Chirutha and there is no looking back for him. The rise of Chiranjeevi as a megastar paved the way for many of his family members to become actors. His younger brother Pawan Kalyan debuted in 1996 and went on to gain immense popularity just like Chiranjeevi. Today the family has become a name to reckon within the Telugu movie industry and we have many actors like Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej, Allu Arjun, Allu Sirish, Kalyan Dev, Panjaa Vaishnav Tej, Naga Babu, and Niharika from the family who are making an impact in the industry.

NTR – Balakrishna & Harikrishna – Jr NTR & Kalyan Ram

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, made his debut in the year 1949 and went on to act in close to 300 movies, in a career spanning more than 5 decades. He was the first among the Telugu heroes to gain immense mass popularity and eventually became the CM of Andhra Pradesh. Among his kids, Nandamuri Balakrishna excelled as a mass hero and is one among the top heroes of his generation. NTR’s other son, Harikrishna also acted in a few movies while his sons, Jr. NTR and Kalyan Ram are the star heroes of the current Nandamuri clan. In fact, Jr NTR is reigning as one of the top heroes of the current generation.

Allu Ramalingiah – Allu Aravind – Allu Arjun – Allu Sirish:

Ace comedian Allu Ramalingiah entered the movie industry in the year 1953 and continued his acting career till the early 2000’s before he expired in the year 2004. His son Allu Aravind is one of the leading producers and his son-in-law, Chiranjeevi is the megastar of Tollywood. Allu Aravind’s son Allu Arjun is one the current heartthrobs of Telugu cinema while his other son Allu Sirish is doing decently as a lead hero.

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Throwback ..grandpa 🙏

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Small Cake Cutting at Home .

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Krishna – Mahesh Babu

Super Star Krishna began his acting career in 1965 and went on to act in more than 300 movies. He gained a chunk of fanbase and was credited for bringing a revolutionary change in upgrading the technical capabilities of Telugu cinema. His elder Son, Ramesh Babu acted in few movies as a leading hero while his younger son, Mahesh Babu is reigning as the current Superstar of Tollywood.

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#superstarkrishna @urstrulymahesh

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Nagababu – Varun Tej & Niharika

Chiranjeevi’s younger brother Nagababu also cemented his place as a character actor and his son Varun Tej is slowly picking up the pace as a leading hero and with one or two solid hits, he will undoubtedly be a contender for top slots. His daughter Niharika has also acted in a few movies as a lead heroine and is doing great.

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Missing home! #familyfirst #throwback

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నా సర్వం ❤️

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