In order to not get stereotyped monotonous, good actors take on different types of roles. Whether or not the movies do well at the box-office, we are impressed by the range of roles these Tollywood stars portrayed. Let us take a look at a few Tollywood actors who beautifully destroyed their pigeon holes.

Nagarjuna – Annamayya

Akkineni Nagarjuna was a youthful hero and never portrayed devotional characters during most of his career. This movie released after the blockbuster youthful hit, Ninne Pelladatha, which was a family-oriented love story. Not only did Nag shock the audience with this image makeover but Annamayya also is considered as one of the most epic hits in Telugu cinema. Directed by Raghavendra Rao, Nag later acter in few more devotional movies such as Sri Ramadasu, Shirdi Sai, Sri Jagat guru Adi Sankara and Om Namo Venkatesaya.

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Jagapathi Babu – Legend

After acting in several movies as a lead hero, Jagapati Babu took a once-in-a-lifetime decision to act as the lead antagonist in a movie titled Legend, where Balakrishna played the main protagonist. At a time when Jagapathi Babu’s market as lead hero took a downslide, this experimental decision of his created wonders for him in his career. Today, he is recognized as one of the leading antagonists and character artists in Telugu cinema and is busy like never before in his career.

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Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao – Nannaku Prematho

Though we have seen Tarak enacting varied roles in his career spanning close to 30 movies, his bearded look in Nannaku Prematho was much talked about and brought in a new trend in Telugu cinema. Director Sukumar, who is known to show his heroes in different looks, succeeded immensely in making a cool change over for young tiger, NTR.

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Ram Pothineni – iSmart Shankar

Energetic Star Ram has been successful in his career so far by portraying varied roles in many commercial format movies such as Devadas, Ready, Kandhireega, and such. His latest movie, iSmart Shankar, directed by Puri Jagannadh is also a complete commercial movie, but Ram’s rugged look was something he had never attempted before. He had a complete makeover in terms of his looks, dialogue delivery, and accent. The movie went on to become the biggest blockbuster in his career giving ample scope for more experimentation.

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Venkatesh – Guru

Victory Venkatesh has enacted varied roles and experimented several times in a career close to 75 movies. In one of his recent flicks, Guru, he played his age with the salt and pepper beard look and mesmerized everyone in his act. The remake of R.Madhavan’s Saala Khadoos, Venkatesh did full justice to his role and was appreciated from all quarters.

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