As actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna celebrates his birthday today, fans and colleagues are wishing him on social media. Affectionately known as Balayya or NBK, the actor made his acting debut at the age of 14 with Tatamma Kala. He starred in more than 100 films in various genres.
On his birthday, we bring you a list of his movies that you can binge watch.
With plenty of action, Simha is the age-old tale of good versus evil. This action hero marked the first collaboration between director Boyapati Sreenu and Balakrishna and was a blockbuster at the box office. It was also the actor’s first superhit since Narasimha Naidu in 2001, despite delivering 12 films in between. The film is available on Disney+ Hotstar for streaming.
Narasimha Naidu (2001)
Narasimha Naidu is a family-centric faction drama. B Gopal is the director of the film and he plays Balakrishna in the title role. Without the actor, this movie would have had an average run at the box office. However, his action and powerful dialogues in the film made a lot of difference. Stream it on Voot.
Samarasimha Reddy (1999)
This B Gopal director was a huge hit and achieved a cult following among the Telugu audience. The film emerged as a trendsetter for the movies in the genre. Thanks to this, the name Balakrishna became synonymous with action dramas set in Rayalaseema. With a solid story from KV Vijayendra Prasad, the film has adrenaline pumping dialogue written 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 from legendary director Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. Considered one of the best fantasy dramas in the Telugu film industry, the film has a massive cast and production design. The film created magic at the box office and is still getting love from the audience. Watch this movie on ETV WIN.
Violent Inspector (1992)
This film presented the actor in a never-before-seen aggressive avatar and paved the way for him to become the action hero of the masses. This direction by B Gopal was greatly supported by the music of Bappi Lahiri. This movie is available on YouTube.
Aditya 369 (1991)
Time travel is a subject that Indian filmmakers rarely touch. Only a few films have been made on this subject so far and Aditya 369 by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao is one of them. With Balakrishna in a dual role, the film is about a post-apocalyptic world. The movie is available on YouTube.