Allu Arjun is a Telugu language film actor, best known for his dancing skill and style. He was born 8 April 1983 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Many of his family members have been involved in the film industry. His father Allu Aravind is a producer. His uncles are the famous actors Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan. His grandfather was the comedic actor Allu Ramalingaiah. His cousin Ram Charan Teja is also a Tollywood actor.
His first lead role was in Gangotri which was directed by K.Raghavendra Rao.
His second starring role was in Arya, which was released in 2004 and was a big hit at the box office. It was the role that first made him famous.
In 2005, his third film Bunny was released.Its an average grosser.His fourth film Happy which was released in 2006,failed at Box Office. The film did, however, manage to make a decent profit in the Indian movie scene in the U.S.
In 2007, his fifth film, Desamuduru, directed by Puri Jagannadh, proved to be a box office hit and the first hit of the year in Tollywood. The movie grossed 6.58 crores in the first week of its release. This box-office take remains the highest so far in his career. In the same year, he also made a guest appearance in his uncle Chiranjeevi's film, Shankar Dada Zindabad. In May 2008, his sixth film Parugu, directed by Bhaskar, was released.
All of Allu Arjun's movies have been translated and dubbed into Malayalam. Desamudrudu was renamed Hero and Parugu was renamed Krishna and Gangotri was renamed Simhakutty(lioncub). This made him accessible to audiences in the state of Kerala, where he has been well-received.
As of early 2008, Arjun was planning another Telugu film, to be directed by Gunasekhar and produced by hit maker D.V.V. Danaiah. After he completes the Gunasekhar film, he has agreed to do an all-star feature with Manoj Kumar and the actess Anushka Shetty, directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (known for his famous film, Gamyam).
As of September 2009, Geetha akash, the production banner owned by his father Allu Aravind, is planning to produce a mega budget movie. The titled “Badrinath” is in consideration. It will be directed by V V Vinayak. The estimated budget of the movie is Rs 35 crores. The movie is expected to begin in 2011.
Cousin of actor Ram Charan Teja.
Son of producer Allu Aravind and grandson of actor Allu Ramalingaiah. Actor Chiranjeevi is his uncle.