Indian actor known primarily for his work in Telugu cinema. He received the Nandi Special Jury Award for his performances in 1999's Nee Kosam and 2002's Khadgam as well as the Nandi Award for Best Actor for his work in 2008's Neninthe.
He was born in the village of Jaggampeta and earned his Bachelors in Arts from Siddhartha Degree College, Vijayawada. He began acting in the early 90's with supporting roles in films like Karthavyam and Chaitanya.
He was 50th on Forbes India's 2012 list of the Top 100 Celebrities.
He married his wife, Kalyani, in 2002. He has brothers named Raghu and Bharath.
He co-starred with actor Brahmanandam in the 2003 comedy Dongodu.