Allu Arjun born April 8, 1983 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India is a Telugu film actor. His father Allu Aravind is a Telugu film producer. He is the nephew of the famous Telugu actor Chiranjeevi.
He is also the grandson of the Telugu comedic actor Allu Ramalingaiah. His cousin Ram Charan Teja is also a Tollywood actor.
He has two siblings - an older brother named Allu Venkatesh, and a younger brother named Allu Sirish. He now lives in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh with his family.
Arjun worked as a child artist in the film Vijetha and made a guest appearance in Daddy. Arjun made his debut as actor in K. Raghavendra Rao's Gangotri (2003).
His first lead role was in Gangotri, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao which did moderate business despite well received music, composed by MM Keeravani.His second movie Arya, released in 2004, became his first success at the box office.
This film was produced by Dil Raju and directed by Sukumar. It was the role that first made Allu Arjun a common name among the youth, which till date is his major audience.Music composed by Devisri Prasad became highly successful and contributed to the success of the film.
In 2005, his third film Bunny was released. His fourth film Happy, was released in 2006 and was directed by Karunakaran.
Desamuduru (2007), directed by Puri Jagannadh, proved to be a box office success and the first hit of the year in Tollywood.
The movie grossed 12.58 crores in the first week of its release. In the same year, he also made a guest appearance in his uncle Chiranjeevi's film, Shankar Dada Zindabad.
Parugu (2008), his sixth film directed by Bhaskar, won him his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu In 2009, Arjun had one release, Arya 2.
The film was directed by Sukumar who directed the first film. In 2010, Arjun appeared in Varudu directed by Gunasekhar which was released in 2010.
He next acted in Vedam, directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, in which his portrayal of Cable Raju won him the second Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu.
In 2011, Arjun appeared in Badrinath directed by V. V. Vinayak. Produced by his father in his home banner Geetha Arts with budget of 40 crores, the film grossed 6.5 crore on the first day, becoming the biggest opener in Arjun's career.