Victory Venkatesh needs no introduction to Telugu film lovers. One of the most loved and followed heroes in South, Venkatesh aka Venky is known for his versatile acting, comic timing and style. A career spanning three decades, Venkatesh came a long way, doing some memorable roles in the genres of romance, action, and drama.
As the coolest actor of Tollywood turns 52 today, we take a look at some of his ultra cool movies that made the audience fall in love with him.
Bobbili Raja (1990)
Probably an important game changer in his career, Bobbili Raja showcased Venkatesh like never before – handsome, dashing, angry, romantic and adorable. Late actress Divya Bharati debuted in this Ramanaidu home production that was a runaway success at box office.
Kshana Kshanam (1991)
Venky played a contemporary thug who gets entrapped in the most unusual of circumstances in this thriller by Ram Gopal Varma. This was the first time the audience saw him pair with eternal diva Sridevi, who was much older in age. They made a striking chemistry come alive on screen.
Intlo illalu vantintlo priyuralu (1996)
Mid 90’s saw a switch in the genre of film making, where family dramas became an instant favorite with audience. Venky pulled off a family man who has a clandestine affair in the past with another woman in this family entertainer. This film marks to be one of his most remarkable, showing an effortless image makeover from that of his earlier films.
Preminchukundam Raa (1997)
Come late 90’s and Victory suddenly emerged as the most romantic hero ever! Preminchukundam Raa, an out and out love story, proved that the actor was capable of doing a dedicated lover boy with ease. The film was a blockbuster hit.
Premantey Idera (1998)
Continuing the stint with romance, Venky once again showcased his endearing ‘boy next door’ image in the film. The movie was a hit, continuing the success trend for Venkatesh in the 90’s.
Kalisundam Raa (2000)
One of the important milestone, Kalisundam Raa showed Venky in a power packed role, intense to the core. The audience fell in love with his character, where he sacrifices love for the family to stand united. Simran played his love interest, and the pairing is considered to be one of the best till date.
Nuvvu Naaku Nachav (2001)
Probably one of his superhit blockbusters ever, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav showed some amazing comic timing from Venkatesh that made the crowd crack up. Witty dialogues, amazing story, Venky’s commendable acting – all made this film a great success.
Switching drastically into an ultra serious role of a cop, Venky shone amazingly well as ACP in this action film. Though the film was an average performer, Venkatesh’s role stood out well.
Aadavari Maatalaku Ardhalu Verule (2007)
Again, a superhit! Venky played an IT employee who falls in love with his trainer and a series of incidents that happen post that. His acting was well lauded because of some witty comic timing, intense dramatic moments and the final output. Venky delivered, as he always does, in style.
Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013)
Playing an older jobless brother of Prince Mahesh Babu, Venkatesh proved his critics and the fans that playing his age will not deter his success quotient. The film is one of the biggest multi-starrer hits, appreciating his performance that was superbly played.