People once called Junior NTR ugly because of his increased weight, after the death of a fan, his family adopted him.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Film 'RRR' actor Junior NTR aka Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr. is celebrating his 41st birthday today on 20th May. Born in a family of actors and politicians, Junior NTR got entry into films at an early age, but you will be surprised to know that initially he had to face a lot of criticism. Actually, when the young actor entered films as a hero, the audience did not like his style. In those days, his weight used to be around 94 kg and people used to criticize him fiercely by calling him fat and ugly. However, after this the actor worked hard on himself and within a short time he became dear to every heart.

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Junior NTR was born on this day on 20 May 1983 to film actor and politician Nandamuri Harikrishna. The art of acting was inherited by him as not only his father but also his grandfather and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao was a famous Telugu actor and filmmaker.

People started joking about weight

'RRR' actor Junior NTR, who became a joke among people due to his weight, did such a physical transformation that the audience was surprised to see it. These days, he is also making a lot of headlines for his Bollywood debut with Hrithik Roshan in his upcoming film 'War 2'.

Entered films at the age of 8

Junior NTR debuted as a child artist at the young age of 8 in the film 'Brahmarshi Vishwamitra'. He played the role of King Bharat in this film directed by his grandfather. After this, at the age of 14, he played the role of Lord Shri Ram in 'Ramayanam' and this film also received the National Award for Best Children's Film.

In the year 2006, people trolled her fiercely regarding her looks and weight.

Perhaps many people might not know that the actor had taken training in Kuchipudi dance during his college studies and was then seen as the lead hero in 'Ninnu Chudalani'. In this film released in 2001, the age of the actor was only 18 years. In the same year, his another film 'Student No. 1' came, which was a hit. However, the surprising thing is that in the 2006 film 'Rakhi', she was trolled fiercely for her looks and weight. Actually, during the shooting of this film his weight had increased by 100 kg.

He showed 6 pack abs for the first time in 'Arvind Sametha'.

After all, Jr. NTR worked hard on his looks and lost about 20 kilos. Everyone liked her changed look in Rajamouli's film 'Lok Parlok' released in 2007. After this film, Junior NTR started experimenting with his look often. He gave hit films like 'Simhadri', 'Lok-Parlok' and 'RRR', 'Temper', 'Family- Ek Deal', 'Janata Garage' and 'Arvind Sametha'. In 'Arvind Sametha', he showed 6 pack abs for the first time, which fans were surprised to see.

Long break after father's death, made a comeback with 'RRR'

After his father's death in 2018, he took a long break of about 4 years and then made a comeback with director Rajamouli's film 'RRR'. In this film too, the actor worked hard for his look and was seen with 6 pack abs look. The film 'RRR' is included in the top list of South's highest grossing films.

After the death of the fan, the family adopted him

In the year 2013, an event was organized regarding the film 'Baadshah', in which a stampede broke out and a fan of the actor died. It is said that he had helped that fan's family with Rs 5 lakh and had also adopted that family. The actor takes full care of the needs of that family.

Jr NTR's net worth

According to the latest report, if we talk about the total wealth of Jr. NTR, he is the owner of property worth Rs 450 crore. This includes income from investments, commercial advertising and acting. His fans also call him by names like Young Tiger of Tollywood, Pan India Star. There is news that the actor is charging Rs 50 crore for Hrithik Roshan's film 'War 2'.

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