10 January 1949
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
Allu Kanaka Ratnam
Allu Aravind pronunciation (help·info) (born 10 January 1949) is an Indian film producer and distributor in Tollywood. He produces films under his production banner Geetha Arts. He is one of co-owner of the Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters FC.
Aravind is the son of Telugu actor Allu Rama Lingaiah. He has three sons named Allu Venkatesh, Allu Arjun, and Allu Sirish. Arjun and Sirish are actors in Telugu films. He is the maternal uncle of actor Ram Charan. Some of his notable works as a producer are Vijetha (1985), Master (1997), Ninaithen Vandhai (Tamil) (1998), Mangalyam Tantunanena (Kannada) (1998), Gangotri (2002), Johnny (2003), Arya (2004), Jalsa (2008), Ghajini (2008),Magadheera (2009), Darling (2015) (Tamil), Sarrainodu and Dhruva (both in 2016).
Aravind is the one who produced most no. of films with Megastar Chiranjeevi. Apart from film production Geetha Arts has been into film distribution network as well. It has distribution offices all over Andhra Pradesh & Telangana . There is a negative propaganda that he controls the Tollywood with his distribution network & Theater chains. Few people call him Don Corleone of Tollywood.
- As actor
- As Producer
He has made many films in the last few years. Jalsa, a Telugu film starring Pawan Kalyan grossed $10 million at the box office. Itof 2008 and the second highest grosser amongst Telugu films. Their next – Ghajini, a Bollywood movie starring Aamir Khan grossed over $45 million at box office, making it the highest grossing Indian film. The Magadheera, a big-budget swords and sandal epic that grossed $25 million at the box office. The movie was not only the highest-grossing Telugu film ever, but the highest grossing Indian movie in 2009.
|1990||Pratibandh||Ravi Raja Pinisetty|
|1994||The Gentleman||Mahesh Bhatt|
|1997||Mere Sapno Ki Rani||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|2002||Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai||K. Murali Mohan Rao|
|2003||Calcutta Mail||Sudhir Mishra|
|2008||Ghajini||A.R. Murugadoss||Stardust Hottest New Film Award|
|1998||Mangalyam Tantunanena||V. S. Reddy||Remake of Pavitra Bandham|
|2016||Sundaranga Jaana||Ramesh Aravind||Remake of Bhale Bhale Magadivoy|
|1998||Ninaithen Vandhai||K. Selva Bharathy|
|2015||Darling||Sam Anton||co- produced with Studio Green|
- "Allu Arjun visits Tirupathi with family". Times of India. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Allu Sirish Biography, Profile, Date of Birth, Star Sign, Height, Siblings - Movies - Tollywood, Bollywood, Hollywood, News, Profiles". Filmcentro.com. Archived from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- Mangalyam Tantu Naanena. 17 June 2011 – via YouTube.