Akkineni Nagarjuna (born 29 August 1959) is a son of Telugu legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter who works primarily in Telugu cinema and television. He has acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead. He has also had supporting and cameo roles, including Bollywood and Tamil films. He has received Eleven state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and a National Film Award-Special Mention. In 1996 he produced, Ninne Pelladata, which has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.
Known for his works in biographical films, He essayed 15th-century composer Annamacharya in the 1997 film Annamayya; as Yavakri (the son of the ascetic Bharadwaja) in the 2002 film Agni Varsha; as Major Padmapani Acharya in the 2003 war film LOC Kargil; as 17th-century composer Kancherla Gopanna in the 2006 film Sri Ramadasu; as Suddala Hanmanthu, in the 2011 film Rajanna; as Sai Baba of Shirdi in the 2012 film Shirdi Sai; as Chandala in the 2013 film Jagadguru Adi Sankara, and as Hathiram Bhavaji in the 2017 film Om Namo Venkatesaya.
In 1989, he starred in the Maniratnam-directed romantic drama film, Geetanjali, which won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. In the same year, he acted in Siva, an action blockbuster directed by Ram Gopal Varma, which premiered at the 13th International Film Festival of India. In 1990, he subsequently made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake of the same film titled Shiva, and tasted success. In 1998, he received the National Film Award-Special Mention for his performance in the historical film Annamayya.
In 2013, he represented the cinema of South India at the Delhi Film Festival’s 100 Years of Indian Cinema’s celebration, alongside Ramesh Sippy and Vishal Bhardwaj from Bollywood. In 1995, he ventured into film production, with a production unit operating in Seychelles, and was a co-director of an Emmy Award-winning film animation company in Michigan, U.S. Along with his brother, Akkineni Venkata Rathnam, Nagarjuna is the co-owner of the production company Annapurna Studios. He is also the president of the non-profit film school Annapurna International School of Film and Media based in Hyderabad.
Manchu Vishnu (Telugu: విష్ణు మంచు;) is an Indian film actor, producer and director known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema and Television. He is the older son of popular Tollywood star Mohan Babu. Vishnu had a brief stint as a child artist with the 1985 film Ragile Gundelu. Years later, he made his film debut in the 2003 Telugu action film Vishnu, for which he won the Filmfare Best Male Debut despite the film’s failure at the box office.
Following a string of flops, in 2007, he received his commercial break when he starred in the comedy film Dhee. The film became a Blockbuster, and Vishnu established his career in Telugu cinema. His other successful films include comedy films Dhenikaina Ready (2012) and Doosukeltha (2013), the critically acclaimed crime drama Rowdy (2014), and comedy multi-starrer Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam (2016), in which he starred alongside Raj Tarun.
He is the co-owner of the film production house 24 Frames Factory and an educationalist through Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Trust, founded by his father and veteran Telugu actor Mohan Babu. Vishnu is one of the sponsors of the Celebrity Cricket League Telugu Warriors
Mamta Mohandas is an Indian film actress and playback singer. She has mainly acted in Malayalam films, besides a few Telugu and Tamil productions and one Kannada film. She has won two Filmfare Awards, for Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu in 2006 and for Best Actress in Malayalam in 2010.
Brahmanandam Kanneganti (born 1 February 1956) is an Indian film actor and comedian, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most screen credits for a living actor. He was honoured with the Padma Shri, for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2009. Brahmanandam is regarded as one of the finest comic actors of India, noted particularly for his comic expressions. He has acted in more than 1100 films till date and has been one of the highest paid comedy actors in Indian Cinema. Brahmanandam has garnered five state Nandi Awards, one Filmfare Award South, six CineMAA Awards, and three South Indian International Movie Awards for best comedy.. In 2018, Brahmanandam’s net worth is $150 Million.