Personal life: Look back of T-town celebs initial profession
Long before they established themselves as stars in Tollywood many of the heroes had normal jobs in their early life. Not everyone chose acting as their first career choice. Well, You would be surprised to know what these stars did in their early days before venturing into movies. So, here is the list of Tollywood heroes who had a different job before venturing into movies.
Nani- Radio Jockey
Natural Star Nani aka Naveen Babu Ghanta is one of the most sought after heroes in Tollywood. We all know he started his career as a clapper boy. But he did not become hero right after that. He took a break from the industry and worked as a Radio Jockey. He worked for World Space Radio as an RJ and his show was called ‘Non-Stop Nani’. And the interesting fact here is that he found his soul mate in this show. Anjana was a regular caller to his show who later fell in love with him and got married to Nani.
Gopichand – News Reader
Gopichand is known for his action roles as a hero and a villain too. After a bit of rough career, he has established himself as one of the leading heroes in Tollywood.
Before that, he worked as a news reader at ETV channel in Telugu. Unfortunately, the videos of this are not available but it is certain that he worked as a news reader.
Rajasekhar – Doctor
The angry young man of Tollywood Rajasekhar has had quite a remarkable career before 2000. But then he took a break from the industry.
Rajasekhar was a medical doctor by profession. He had worked as a doctor for few years before he entered the industry. Interesting isn’t it? Doctor became an actor.
Mohan Babu – Physical Education Instructor
Collection king Mohan Babu ruled Tollywood with his powerful dialogues. Not just that he was also famous for doing action scenes. His past life helped him to some extent in that area. Before coming to film industry he received a degree in physical education in YMCA and worked as Physical Exercise instructor at Kesari High School in Chennai.
Raja – Public Relations Officer
Raja started his career in 2002 but got the breakthrough in the industry with his titular role in the movie ‘Anand’. Since then he has acted in several other movies. Raja after his graduation did not directly come to film industry. He worked for NEPC (Natural Energy Processing Co Ltd ) for one year as a Public Relations Officer. Then he joined Lufthansa and worked as cabin crew for 2 years before he ventured into film
Rahul Ravindran – Assistant Brand Ambassador
We know Rahul Ravindran from the movie ‘Anadala Rakshasi’ and “Srimanthudu”. Before joining the movie industry he worked as an assistant brand ambassador in Mumbai after finishing his Masters in Business Management. One day when he was dining at a restaurant he was spotted by director Dibakar Banerjee who cast him in a television commercial. After which he moved to the movie industry.
Sudhakar Komakula – Software Employee
Sudhakar Komakula is a budding hero in Tollywood who impressed the audience with his performance in the movie ‘Life is Beautiful’. Sudhakar is basically from Vizag but came to Hyderabad to continue his career in the software field. He worked in companies like CA, CSC, and Dell before he got the chance to act in the movie.
Aadi – Cricketer
We know Aadi as the son of the popular actor Sai Kumar. He debuted in the industry with ‘Prema Kavali’ and impressed audience with his acting and dancing skills. But movies was not the passion or the first choice of his career.
Aadi is an accomplished cricketer from his school times. He got selected for the Ranji Cricket team. He played under the captaincy of the popular cricketer Ambati Rayudu.
Kamal Kamaraju- Architect and Painter
Kamal Kamaraju debuted as a lead actor with ‘Avakai Biryani’. He also acted in few other films as a supporting and lead actor. Kamal Kamaraju is a professional painter and a certified architect. He holds an architecture degree from JNTU School of Planning and Architecture. Even after coming into the movies he followed his passion for art and opened a business in Art Arcade.
Sundeep Kishan – Assistant Director
Actor Sundeep Kishan began his career as an assistant director in to award winning Tamil filmmaker Gautham Menon for over a year during the making of Surya-starrer Surya Son of Krishnan. He then went on to make his acting debut in Telugu with Madhura Sreedhar’s film Sneha Geetam.
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