Nandamuri Balakrishna is a versatile film actor. He is the son of former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. He entered the film Industry as a child artist at the age of 14, with the film Tatammakala.
Balakrishna was born in Chennai (then Madras), Tamil Nadu to veteran Telugu actor and three-time former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and his wife Basava Tarakam.
In 1984, he appeared in K. Viswanath’s directorial Janani Janmabhoomi which was a critical success, he then starred in a dual role inApurva Sahodarudu (1987) directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, was a box-office success. This year he had six successful films in a row.In the same year, he starred in Presidentugari Abbai directed by Tatineni Rama Rao and Muvva Gopaludu by Kodi Ramakrishna