|Intro||Indian film actor and model|
|Is||Actor Film actor|
|From||India United States of America|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||8 April 1994, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA|
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
Akhil Akkineni (born 8 April 1994) is an American actor of Indian origin who predominantly works in Telugu language films. He is the son of actors Akkineni Nagarjuna and Amala Akkineni
Akhil Akkineni is the son of actors Nagarjuna and Amala, the grandson of actor Nageswara Rao, and half-brother of Naga Chaitanya. His sister-in-law Samantha is also an actor. Akkineni pursued acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute before making his debut in films in 2014 through a cameo in Manam. His first film in a lead role came in Akhil (2015). In 2016, Akkineni was engaged to Shriya Bhupal, grand daughter of business tycoon G. V. Krishna Reddy. Their wedding was planned in 2017 but was later called off.
Akkineni studied at Chaitanya Vidyalaya, later headed to Australia for two years. He returned to complete his studies at Oakridge International School, Hyderabad. He pursued acting as a career at age 16 and enrolled in an acting course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.
As an infant, Akkineni debuted in his father's production, Shiva Nageswara Rao's comedy Sisindri (1995), an Indian adaptation of Baby's Day Out (1994). Later in his teens, he pursued cricket and became a member in his father's Kings team, in the 2010 celebrity Tollywood Trophy, which was a fundraiser for the Movie Artistes' Association. His match-winning half-century in the final against Venkatesh Daggubati's Warriors, saw him secure the man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series awards. His performance saw him get called up to play for the Telugu Warriors in the inaugural Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) in 2011. Since then he has regularly participated in the CCL tournament, winning the 2016 edition as captain of his team.
In 2014, Akkineni appeared in a cameo in Vikram Kumar's hit family drama Manam (2014), which featured three generations of actors from the Akkineni family. He brief cameo was an instant hit with the audience. hel described his shoot for the film alongside his grandfather, father and half-brother, as "nervous and exciting". Manam went on to become one of the most profitable Telugu films of 2014. Critics dubbed the film as a "classic" en route to it winning several awards, including Best Film at the Filmfare Awards. hel subsequently went on to make appearances in several commercials, notably for Karbonn, Mountain Dew, and Titan.
Akkineni's debut film as a full-fledged lead was V. V. Vinayak's Akhil (2015). In order to prepare for the role, the actor enrolled in a stunt workshop with his personal trainer Kicha and attended workshops in Thailand for two months. Produced by actor Nithin, the film began production in December 2014 and featured him alongside fellow debutante actress Sayesha Saigal. The film released to poor reviews, and despite expectations, it was a disaster at the box office. Following this, he went on a two-year hiatus. His second movie Hello, was directed by Manam's Vikram Kumar. It released on 22 December 2017, along with Middle Class Abbayi and turned out to be a below par grosser at the box-office, despite garnering good reviews. Akkineni's latest project, Mr. Majnu, is directed by Venky Atluri and co stars Niddhi Agerwal. It released on 25 January 2019. Currently he's working on his fourth film titled as Most Eligible Bachelor, starring Pooja Hegde and produced by Geetha Arts Bunny Vas and Vasu Varma, directed by Bhaskar (director). Most Eligible Bachelor's first look is all set to release on 08 February 2020.
|2017||Hello||"Yevevo"||Anup Rubens||Singing debut|
Awards and nominations
|1995||Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Best Child Actor||Sisindri||Won|
|2016||Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South||Akhil||Won|
|SIIMA Awards||Best Debut Actor||Won|
|CineMAA Awards||Best Male Debut||Won|
|Santosham Film Awards||Best Debut Actor||Won|
|2019||TSR – TV9 National Film Awards||Special Jury Award||Hello||Won|