As the actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna celebrates his birthday today, fans and colleagues alike wish him on social media. The actor, affectionately known as Balayya or NBK, made his acting debut with Tatamma Kala at the age of 14. He has appeared in more than 100 films in various genres.
On his birthday we bring you a list of his films for you to watch.
Simha is full of action and the age-old story of good versus evil. This actioner was director Boyapati Sreenu and Balakrishna’s first collaboration and was a box office hit. It was also the actor’s first hit since Narasimha Naidu in 2001, though he made 12 films in between. The film is available for streaming on Disney + Hotstar.
Narasimha Naidu (2001)
Narasimha Naidu is a factional drama that focuses on the family. B Gopal is the director of the film and presents Balakrishna in the title role. Without the actor, this film would have had an average run at the box office. However, its action and powerful dialogue in the film made a huge difference. Stream it on Voot.
Samarasimha Reddy (1999)
This direction by B Gopal was a huge success and achieved cult status with Telugu audiences. The film developed as a trendsetter for the films of the genre. Thanks to him, Balakrishna’s name has become synonymous with action dramas set in Rayalaseema. With a solid story from KV Vijayendra Prasad, the film has adrenaline-fueled dialogue penned by Paruchuri Brothers and a chartbuster album by Manisharma. You can stream this movie on ETV WIN.
Bhairava Dweepam (1994)
Bhairava Dweepam is a high-octane folk fantasy drama from legendary director Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. Considered one of the best fantasy dramas in the Telugu film industry, the film has a huge cast and production design. The film performed magic at the box office and is still loved by the audience. Watch this movie on ETV WIN.
Rowdy Inspector (1992)
This film presented the actor in an unprecedented aggressive avatar and paved the way for him to become the action hero of the masses. This B-Gopal Directory was heavily supported by Bappi Lahiri’s music. This film is available on YouTube.
Aditya 369 (1991)
Time travel is a subject that Indian filmmakers rarely touch. Few films have been made on the subject to date, including Aditya 369 by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. With Balakrishna in a double role, the film deals with a post-apocalyptic world. The film is available on YouTube.