Original Name: Allu Arjun
Born: April 8 , 1983
Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nick Name: Bunny
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Schooling: St Patrick School, Chennai
Education: BBA Degree from MSR College, Hyderabad
Father: Allu Aravind (Mega Producer)
Sibilings: Elder Brother Allu Venkatesh and Younger brother Allu Sirish
Before cinema: Graphic Animator
Hobbies: Music, Dance, Watching movies, Reading
Colours: Black, White, Silver
Book: Oh Life, Relax Please
Vehicle: Scorpio, Safari, Seora
Dream Project: Movies like Gang Leader, Indra
Heroine: Rani Mukherjee
Singers: Hariharan , K.K., Shanker Mahadevan
Allu Arjun aka BUNNY, Stylish Star of Telugu film industry was born in Chennai, in Tamilnadu on April 8th. He was born to Shri.Allu Aravind Babu and Smt Nirmala. Allu Arjun Grand Father is Allu Ramalingaiah a legendary cine personality, freedom fighter and an Ayurvedic Doctor. Grand Father Allu Ramalingaiah wanted one of his son to be in acting career, unfortunately that is happened and Allu Arjun is fulfilling his Grand Father deeds. In-fact Padmashri Dr Allu Ramalingaiag garu witnessed the rise of his grandson in the film industry with Bunny’s first two movies.
Bunny did his schooling and Plus Two in St Patrick School and later he did his BBA Degree from MSR College from Hyderabad.
Before coming into Film Industry, Bunny undergone informal training from Kishore Naveet Kapur at Mumbai in 2002, Incidentally his cousin Charan Tej also learned his basics in acting from the same Kishore Naveet Kapur. while in school Bunny acted in many stage shows, Since childhood, he has that fire and desire to become an actor. Bunny did a quick cameo in his own production movie DADDY, Megastar Chiranjeevi is his demigod and he inspired a lot from Chiranjeevi garu in many aspects in life like social service and well behaved ness. Bunny too donated lot of money in numerous occasions to orphanages as part of the social service activities.
Allu Arjun’s debut as an actor, was in a Telugu movie named Daddy which was produced by his father. His first movie where he played the lead actor was Gangotri which was directed by K.Raghavendra Rao.
His second film Arya, which was released in 2004 was a hit at the box office. It was Arjun’s first major hit.
In 2005, his third film Bunny was released. His fourth film Happy which was released in 2006 did not prove to be as successful as his previous ones. The film managed to make a decent profit in the Indian movie scene in the U.S. He is best known for his dancing skill and style.
In 2007, his fifth film, Desamuduru, directed by Puri Jagannadh, proved to be a box office hit and the first hit of the year in Tollywood. This movie grossed 12.58 crores and a share of Rs. 9.5 crores worldwide in the first week of its release. This opening remains his highest so far in his career. In the same year, he also made a guest appearance in his uncle, Chiranjeevi’s film, Shankardada Zindabad.
In May 2008, his sixth film Parugu was released, which was directed by Bhaskar.
All of Allu Arjun’s movies except Gangotri were translated into Malayalam. Desamudrudu was renamed to Hero and Parugu was renamed to Krishna when dubbed. This helped him gain some popularity in the state of Kerala where his movies were received well.
After the super hit of Bunny (2005), Stylish Star Allu Arjun is all set to team up with director V.V. Vinayak again in a commercial flick to be produced by hit maker Allu Aravind under the banner of Geetha Arts. This film is expected to go on floors in June.
Meanwhile, Allu Arjun’s other Telugu film, directed by Gunasekhar and produced by hit maker D.V.V. Danaiah, started rolling and tentatively titled as Varudu. The hunt is still on for a new heroine. Allu Arjun will have a foreign babe as his heroine in this film which will be shot in three schedules. The first two schedules will end by March and April. The third schedule will start in April end and will continue till the entire shooting is complete.Then later he is a planning of ating in a tamil film Whih is going to directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon.
Besides acting in films, Arjun is deeply passionate about photography. He is particularly fond of still photography. Taking pictures is something he has been doing for many years now.
Arjun says that deep down he is a shy and reserved person who hates to talk about his intimate feelings and about the people he is close to. This is where photography fills the gap.
The actor says this hobby gives him an emotional release.
“I find it very hard to talk about my relationships…that’s where the photography in me surfaces. It helps me to exteriorize my thoughts,” Arjun adds that he takes photos only for himself and has no intention of publishing them or even showing them to anyone.