Before Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya’s wedding, details of her illustrious in-laws
Samantha Ruth Prabhu is all set to tie the knot with Naga Chaitanya. On the eve of their wedding, here is a look at Naga Chaitanya’s family.regional movies Updated: Oct 05, 2017 17:39 IST
Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya’s wedding is one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Tollywood industry and there are various reasons for that. One of them is that the family that Samantha is going to be related to by marriage is one of the most influential ones in the industry. Naga Chaitanya is, in fact, related to two illustrious families - that of Akkineni Nageswar Rao, who happens to be his paternal grandfather, and D Ramanaidu, who is his maternal grandfather. Though Nagarjuna split from his first wife Lakshmi Daggubati and this caused a huge uproar then, today the family is on talking terms. In fact, the younger generation of the two families get along quite well.
Akhil Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya and Rana Daggubati who are actively involved in the film industry are close and share a charming rapport on social media too. Are you overwhelmed with too many names? Here’s the family tree to give you a clear idea of who’s who and how exactly they are related.
The head of the two families are Akkineni Nageswar Rao and D. Ramanaidu.
Akkineni Nageswar Rao, more popularly known as ANR was a huge star in Telugu cinema industry and worked as an actor and producer for 75 years. He is also one of the key people who was a part of moving Telugu cinema industry from Madras to Hyderabad. ANR was last seen in Manam starring his son Nagarjuna and grandson Naga Chaitanya and his fiance Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
See | Family photos of Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya from their engagement ceremony
D Ramanaidu was one of the biggest producers of Telugu movie industry. His banner Suresh Productions is currently being taken care of by his son Suresh Babu. D Ramaidu has produced over 150 films, and even has a Guinness Record for producing the most number of films as an individual. Actor D.Venkatesh who is popularly known as Victory Venkatesh happens to be Suresh’s sibling.
Nagarjuna’s ex-wife Lakshmi is D Ramanaidu’s daughter. Baahubali star Rana Daggubati, who rose to fame after portraying the role of Bhallaladeva, is also a part of S Ramanaidu’s family. He is Suresh Babu’s son and Chay’s cousin and Lakshmi is his paternal aunt. There are quite a few family photographs from Chay and Samantha’s engagement ceremony, which had fascinated fans as they got an inside look into two of the most influential families of Telugu film industry.
After divorcing Lakshmi, Nagarjuna married Amala Akkineni - a contemporary. The two of them had worked in many hit movies including Shiva. Their son Akhil Akkineni also debuted as an actor with his film titled Akhil in 2015. He is currently working his second film, which will be produced by Annapurna Studios. This production house is owned by the Akkineni family. Supriya Yarlagadda, daughter of Nagarjuna’s sister, Sathyavathi Akkineni, is the active executive director of Annapurna Studios. Sumanth Yarlagadda, Supriya’s brother owns a sister concern of Annapurna Studios called SS Creations.
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First Published: Oct 05, 2017 17:37 IST