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Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao aka Jr NTR

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao aka Jr NTR is a Telugu film actor, playback singer and a Kuchipudi dancer. He played the role of lord Rama in 1996 movie Ramayanam, which earned him "National Film Award for Best Children's Film". Some of his best films are Aadi, Simhadri, Yamadonga, Adhurs, Brindavanam, Temper and Nannaku Prematho.

Jr NTR has won two state Nandi Awards, one Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award and three CineMAA Awards. He is an active member in his grandfather's political party, TDP.


Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao jr was born on 20 May 1983 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He did his schooling from Vidyaranya High school and completed intermediate from St.Mary's College, Hyderabad. At an early age he has learned classical dance form Kuchipudi. During his school days, he has won many awards for his dance performance both in India and Abroad. Taraka Rama is also the brand ambassador for Malabar Gold, Himani Navaratna Oil, Boro Plus Powder and Zandu Balm in Andhra Pradesh. He is also part of several charitable works.

Personal Profile

Original name : Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
Calling name : Jr.NTR, Tarak and Young Tiger
Date of birth : 20 May 1983
Age : 34 years
Height : 5'6"
Weight : 72 kgs
Education : St.Mary's College, Hyderabad
Religion : Hindu
Caste : Chowdary
Spouse/Wife : Narne Lakshmi Pranathi
Son : Nandamuri Abhay Ram
Zodiac sign : Gemini

Latest news

According to Tollywood gossips, jr NTR has signed a film with National Award winning producer Dil Raju. The film will be tentively titled as 'Srinivasa Kalyanam'. It will be an emotional family drama.

Jr NTR-Bobby film Jai Lav Kusha

Jr NTR's 27th movie 'Jai Lav Kusha' is being directed by K.S.Ravindra (Bobby) and produced by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram under NTR Arts banner. For the first time, Tarak will be seen in a triple role as Jai, Lav and Kusha who are brothers. Actresses Niveda Thomas, Raashi Khanna will play the female leads. The movie will hit the screens on 21 September 2017.

Bigg Boss season 1

Young tiger NTR is hosting 'Bigg Boss Telugu' on Star MAA. The housemates include Archana, Navdeep, Shiva Balaji, Adarsh, Hari Teja, Diksha Panth. Prince got eliminated from the house, where Shiva Balaji is the captain of the show.

Tarak is planning for the second season of Bigg Boss from now itself.


Nandamuri is the leading family in both film industry and politics. N.T.Rama Rao Jr was born to actor-cum-Rajya Sabha MP Harikrishan and his second wife Shalini. Actor Kalyan Ram, late Janaki Ram and Suhasini are the step siblings of Tarak.

His grandfather late Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (Sr NTR) was a telugu film actor, director, producer and a former politician. Tollywood actor-politician Bala Krishna is his paternal uncle.


Jr.NTR got married to Lakshmi Pranathi on 5 May 2011 at Hitex Exhibition Center, Madhapur. She is the daughter of Srinivasa Rao, the owner of a News channel "Studio N". The couple is blessed with a baby boy Abhay Ram on 22 July 2014.


Jr.NTR has started his career at the age of 8 with 1991 movie "Brahmarshi Viswamithra". Since then, he has acted in several movies. His first movie as lead is Ninnu Choodalani, which was a disaster. His 2003 movie "Simhadri" went on to become an industry hit. In year 2010 he appeared in two movies "Adhurs" and "Brindavanam", which were hit at the box office.

Later, he acted in Ramayya Vasthavayya and Rabasa. After some line of flops, he again rose high with 2016 movie Nannaku Prematho. Apart from acting and dancing he also proved to be a good singer. He sang five Telugu songs and a Kannada song.


Actor : Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao garu and Nandamuri BalaKrishna
Actress : Sridevi and Catherine Zeta Jones
Car : Mercedes Benz SLK500
Colour : White
Dress : Any Casual wear that suits
Drink : Watermelon juice
Food : Anything eatable
Fruit : Watermelon
Game : Cricket and Badminton
Movie : Dana Veera Sura Karna
Music : Rock Music (Metallica Group)

Filmography/Movies list

1991 Brahmarshi Viswamitra
1997 Ramayanam
2001 Ninnu Choodalani
2001 Student No.1
2002 Aadi
2003 Simhadri
2004 Samba
2006 Rakhi
2010 Adhurs
2010 Brindaavanam
2014 Rabasa
2015 Temper
2016 Nannaku Prematho
2016 Janata Garage
2017 Jai Lav Kusha (Upcoming)

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