Indian film actor, dancer, producer, singer, voice artist, TV host, politician, businessman, investor and a member of the Indian National Congress. Known for his work in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films. Made his acting Debut with movie Punadhirallu (1978). Made his debut as Television host with fourth season of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
Achievements: Hounoured with Padma Bhushan (2006) by govt. of India and Honorary doctorate from the Andhra University (2006). Winner of Filmfare Awards South: Best Actor Telugu – Shubhalekha (1982) Lifetime Achievement Award – South (2010)
Some famous movies: Abhilasha (1983), Gang Leader (1991), Khaidi No. 150 (2017)