NT Rama Rao Jr / Jr. NTR Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

By | August 21, 2022

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr or popularly known as Jr NTR is an Indian actor, singer, and television presenter who was born on May 20, 1983, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He is primarily known for working in Telugu films. Rama Rao was born in the Nandamuri family to film actor and politician, Nandamuri Harikrishna and Shalini Bhaskar Rao. While his father is of Telugu descent, his mother is a Kannada Brahmin. He is also the grandson of Telugu actor and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao. 

Jr NTR did his schooling at Vidyaranya High School in Hyderabad and then completed his intermediate education at St Mary’s College. He is also a trained Kuchipudi dancer. 

Talking about his successful acting career, not many know Jr NTR made his debut as a child actor with the 1991 film, Brahmarshi Vishwamitra. He next played the titular role of Rama in the mythological film, Ramayanam for which he also won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film. 

Following this, he made his debut as a lead actor in the romantic drama film, Ninnu Choodalani. Rao was just 17 at that time. The film was also successful. Next, his first signed film, Student No. 1 was also released which again became very successful. After that, his third film Subbu was released in 2001 and was a commercial failure. 

The very next year, Rao was seen in VV Vinayak’s debutant film, Aadi where he played the role of a man who wanted to avenge the death of his parents. The film was not just successful but also went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year. Following that, he was seen in films like Allari Ramudu, Naaga, Simhadri, Andhrawala, Samba, Naa Alludu, Narasimhudu, Ashok, and many others. Among these films, Simhadri was his second collaboration with S Rajamouli and also became the highest-grossing Telugu film of the year. 

In 2006, NTR was seen in Krishna Vamsi’s film Rakhi which was a hit at the box office. He also received appreciation for his performance which is also considered to be one of his finest acts. 

After working on a number of unsuccessful films, NTR got his breakthrough with the socio-fantasy film, Yamadonga in 2007. He underwent intensive preparations for the film. The film was a hit and earned positive reviews. The film not only brought him back into the Telugu film industry but also got him a Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Telugu. 

Following that, he made a comeback to romantic films with Brindavanam in 2011. In 2012, he collaborated with director Ramesh for the fantasy action film, Shakti following which he was also seen in the romantic action film, Oosaravelli. In the same year, he featured in the Boyapati Srinu directorial film, Dammu which was an average grosser. 

Next, he was seen in the film, Baadshah for which he sported a new look and was seen in the role of a don. The film went on to become a sleeper hit and earned more than Rs 480 million in just 50 days. The film was also premiered at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2014 in Japan. Next in 2015, he got another major success with the Puri Jagannadh’s hit film, Temper. Following this, he was seen in the 2016 film, Nannaku Prematho directed by Sukumar. He also earned his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu for his performance. Later, in the same year, Rao was seen in the hit film, Janata Garage where he was seen opposite hit Malayalam actor, Mohanlal. The film became the highest opener in Tollywood in 2016 and also the second-highest Tollywood opener of all time. In 2017, he was seen playing a triple role in the film, Jai Lava Kusa following which he was seen in Trivikram Srinivas’s action drama film, Aravinda Sametha. 

Apart from films, NTR has also worked on Television. He hosted the first season of the reality show, Big Boss 1 which was broadcasted on Star Maa. He was also seen as a guest on shows like Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu and Dhee 2 and Dhee 10. Along with that, he has also been involved in politics and in philanthropy at the same time. 

Speaking about his personal life, he got married to Lakshmi Pranathi, daughter of realtor and businessman Narne Srinivasa Rao. The couple also has two sons. 

NameNandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr.
Nick NameJr. NTR, Tarak, Tiger NTR
ProfessionActor, Singer
Famous RoleRaja in the Telugu film Yamadonga (2007)
Date of Birth20 May 1983
Age39 Years (2022)
Birth PlaceHyderabad, Telangana, India
NationalityIndian
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
SchoolVidyaranya High School, Hyderabad
St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad (Intermediate)
CollageVignan College, Vadlamudi, Andhra Pradesh
DebutFilm: Brahmashri Vishwamitra (Telugu-as child actor, 1991), Ninnu Choodalani (Telugu-as lead actor, 2001)
TV: Baktha Markandeya (Telugu, 1997)
Singing: O Lammi Thikkaregindha (Telugu, 2007), Geleya Geleya (Kannada, 2016)
ReligionHinduism
CastKamma Naidu
Zodiac SignTaurus
AddressRoad no. 31, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
HobbiesCooking, Dancing, Singing, Reading
Junior NTR At The RRR Press Meet

N. T. Rama Rao Jr. Career

  • Jr NTR made his debut as a child actor with the 1991 film, Brahmarshi Vishwamitra. 
  • He next played the titular role of Rama in the mythological film, Ramayanam for which he also won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film. 
  • Following this, he made his debut as a lead actor in the romantic drama film, Ninnu Choodalani. Rao was just 17 at that time. The film was also successful. 
  • Next, his first signed film, Student No. 1 was also released which again became very successful. 
  • After that, his third film Subbu was released in 2001 and was a commercial failure. 
  • The very next year, Rao was seen in VV Vinayak’s debutant film, Aadi where he played the role of a man who wanted to avenge the death of his parents. The film went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year. 
  • Following that, he was seen in films like Allari Ramudu, Naaga, Simhadri, Andhrawala, Samba, Naa Alludu, Narasimhudu, Ashok, and many others. 
  • Among these films, Simhadri was his second collaboration with S Rajamouli and also became the highest-grossing Telugu film of the year. 
  • In 2006, NTR was seen in Krishna Vamsi’s film Rakhi which was a hit at the box office. He also received appreciation for his performance which is also considered to be one of his finest acts. 
  • After working on a number of unsuccessful films, NTR got his breakthrough with the socio-fantasy film, Yamadonga in 2007. He underwent intensive preparations for the film. The film was a hit and earned positive reviews. The film not only brought him back into the Telugu film industry but also got him a Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Telugu. 
  • Following that, he made a comeback to romantic films with Brindavanam in 2011. 
  • In 2012, he collaborated with director Ramesh for the fantasy action film, Shakti following which he was also seen in the romantic action film, Oosaravelli. 
  • In the same year, he featured in the Boyapati Srinu directorial film, Dammu which was an average grosser. 
  • Next, he was seen in the film, Baadshah for which he sported a new look and was seen in the role of a don. The film went on to become a sleeper hit and earned more than Rs 480 million in just 50 days. 
  • Next in 2015, he got another major success with Puri Jagannadh’s hit film, Temper. 
  • Following this, he was seen in the 2016 film, Nannaku Prematho directed by Sukumar. He also earned his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu for his performance. 
  • Later, in the same year, Rao was seen in the hit film, Janata Garage where he was seen opposite hit Malayalam actor, Mohanlal
  • In 2017, he was seen playing a triple role in the film, Jai Lava Kusa following which he was seen in Trivikram Srinivas’s action drama film, Aravinda Sametha. 
  • In 2022, he was seen in the hit movie RRR which went on to become his highest-grossing release. 
  • Apart from films, NTR has also worked on Television. He hosted the first season of the reality show, Big Boss 1 which was broadcasted on Star Maa. He was also seen as a guest on shows like Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu and Dhee 2 and Dhee 10. 
  • Along with that, he has also been involved in politics and in philanthropy at the same time. He was one of the campaigners for the Telugu Desam Party in the 2009 Indian general elections. 

N. T. Rama Rao Jr. Family 

N. T. Rama Rao Jr. is the only son of Late Nandamuri Harikrishna and his first wife Shalini Bhaskar Rao. His father Nandamuri Harikrishna was a famous Indian actor, producer, and politician. He served as the Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament representing the state of Andhra Pradesh from 2008 to 2013. 

N.T. Rama Rao has a stepmother whose name is Lakshmi, who is N. T. Rama Rao’s father’s second wife. His half-brother’s name is Janaki Ram and Nandamuri Kalyan Ram who are also an actor and film producers from South India. N. T. Rama Rao. jr half-sister’s name is Nandamuri Suhasini.

Father Name Late Nandamuri Harikrishna
Mother Name Shalini Bhaskar Rao (Homemaker)
Lakshmi (Step-mother)
Brother Janaki Ram (Half-brother),
Nandamuri Kalyan Ram (Half-brother)
Sister Nandamuri Suhasini (Half-sister)
Husband / Wife Lakshmi Pranathi

N. T. Rama Rao Jr. Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Famous South Indian actor Jr. NTR’s marital status is married, He married Lakshmi Pranathi, the daughter of realtor and businessman Narne Srinivasa Rao. The couple got married on 5 May 2011 in Hyderabad at Hitex Exhibition Center, Madhapur.

The couple has two sons Nandamuri Abhay Ram and Bhargava Ram.

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Girlfriend Lakshmi Pranathi
Wife/ Spouse Lakshmi Pranathi
Marriage date 5 May 2011
Marriage Place Hyderabad at Hitex Exhibition Center, Madhapur.
ChildrenDaughter– N/A
Son(s)– Nandamuri Abhay Ram and Bhargava Ram

N. T. Rama Rao Jr. Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

N. T. Rama Rao Jr.’s Favorite

Favorite Actor Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu
Favorite Actress Sridevi
Favorite Movie Missamma (Telugu, 1955), Ramudu Bheemudu (Telugu, 1964)
Favorite FoodBiryani, Chicken 65
Favorite Color Blue, black
Favorite Sport Badminton and Cricket
Favorite Destination Paris

N. T. Rama Rao Jr. Education 

N. T. Rama Rao Jr. was born and raised in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He had completed his schooling at Vidyaranya High School, Hyderabad, and also attended St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad for his Intermediate studies. N. T. Rama Rao completed his graduation at the Vignan College, Vadlamudi, Andhra Pradesh.

He is a trained Kuchipudi dancer.

School Vidyaranya High School, Hyderabad
St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad (Intermediate)
Collage Vignan College, Vadlamudi, Andhra Pradesh
Educational Qualification Graduate

N. T. Rama Rao Jr. Net Worth

Net Worth$ 12 million
Salary13-15 crore/film (INR)
Income SourceN/A
Car CollectionN/A

Some Unknown facts about N. T. Rama Rao Jr.

  • Does Jr NTR Smoke? NO
  • Does Jr NTR drinks Alcohol? NO
  • Jr NTR is a trained Kuchipudi dancer. 
  • His first name was Tarak, however, with the release of his first film as a child artist, people started calling him Jr NTR. 
  • N. T. Rama Rao Jr. was born and brought up in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • His hit film, Andhrawala had the first-ever large audio launch and Indian Railways also ran ten special trains for the occasion. 
  • Ranked #28 on Forbes India’s “2018 Celebrity 100” list, the only Tollywood celebrity behind Pawan Kalyan in the list. [December 2018].
  • He is the only fan to have a fan following in Japan. 
  • He is a fan of actresses Sridevi and Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Rao’s lucky number is 9 and the registration number 9999 is on all of his cars. 
  • He has also sung a few Telugu songs for his films. 
  • His favorite actor is Sr NTR and the actress is Sridevi
  • He is the brand ambassador for several brands viz. Malabar Gold, Himani Navratna Hair Oil & talc powder, Boro Plus Powder, and Zandu Balm in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.
  • Apart from India, he has a massive fan following in Japan and his film “Baadshah” was also nominated for the film festival in Japan.
  • His song “Sairo Sairo” from the film ‘Baadshah’ is very popular in Hong Kong.
  • In 2001, he got the lead role of Venu in the Telugu film ”Ninnu Choodalani.”

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