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Rana Daggubati’s Bio: From Chennai Express to Baahubali, Let’s Have a Look at His Strong Lineup

Rana Daggubati’s Bio: From Chennai Express to Baahubali, Let’s Have a Look at His Strong Lineup
Credit: Rana Daggubati at Instagram

Rana Daggubati is an Indian actor and producer who predominantly works in Telugu films, in addition to Hindi and Tamil films. He is known for playing the antagonist Bhallaladeva in the Telugu-language epic action film Baahubali.


Rana Daggubati was born on 14 December 1984 (age 39 years; as of 2023) in Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu. Born in one of an influential family, Rana had a privileged childhood. After completing his early education at Chettinad Vidyasharam, he shifted to Hyderabad. Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, he attended Nalanda Vidya Bhavan High School and The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.

Soon after completing his higher secondary education, he pursued a degree in Industrial Photography at St.Mary’s College, Hyderabad.


Rana Daggubati’s father, Daggubati Suresh Babu, is an Indian film producer, studio owner, and distributor. Meanwhile, his mother, Lakshmi, is a homemaker. Additionally, Rana Daggubati has two siblings, Malavika Daggubati and Abhiram Daggubati.

Besides, Rana Daggubati’s grandfather, D. Ramanaidu, was a famous film producer.


As an actor

  • In 2010, Rana Daggubati made his acting debut with the Telugu film Leader; wherein he played Arjun Prasad.
  • In 2011, Rana Daggubati made his Hindi debut with the film Dum Maaro Dum; wherein he played DJ Joaquim “Joki” Fernandes.
  • Subsequently, Daggubati gained the limelight with the Telugu epic drama Baahubali: The Beginning. Meanwhile, he played Bhallaladeva in the film.
  • Meanwhile, in recent years, Rana Daggubati has appeared in many films including 1945, Bheemla Nayak, Virata Parvam, Spy, and Thalaivar 170.

As a Producer

  • In 2006, Rana Daggubati made his production debut with the Telugu film A Belly Full of Dreams.
  • Subsequently, he has produced many films and series including Maya Bazaar – For Sale (2023), Pareshan (2023), C/o Kancharpalem (2018), and Social Series (2017).

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Awards and Nominations for Rana Daggubati

National Film Awards

  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu – Co-producer (Spirit Media) – Bommalata (2006)

Filmfare Awards South

  • The Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South – Leader (2010)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2018)

Nandi Awards

  • The Nandi Award for Best Special Effects (Spirit Media) – Sainikudu (2006)
  • Nandi Award for Best Villain – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Zee Cine Awards

  • Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut – Dum Maro Dum (2011)

SIIMA Awards

  • The SIIMA Award Youth Icon of South Indian Cinema (2011)
  • SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Critics) – Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012)
  • The SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Telugu) – Baahubali: The Beginning (2016)
  • SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Telugu) – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2018)
  • Entertainer of the Year: Rana Daggubati – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion / Ghazi / Nene Raju Nene Mantri

IIFA Awards

  • IIFA Award for Best Actor (Negative role) – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

Asiavision Movie Awards

  • AsiaVison Movie Award for Best Actor (From south) – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

CineMAA Awards

  • The CineMAA Award for Best Male Debut – Leader (2010)
  • CineMAA Award for Best Villain – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

Santosham Film Awards

  • Santosham Best Villain Award – Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
Rana Daggubati’s Bio: From Chennai Express to Baahubali, Let’s Have a Look at His Strong Lineup
Credit: Rana Daggubati at Instagram

What is the net worth of Rana Daggubati?

As of 2023, Rana Daggubati has an estimated net worth of $6 Million, which in INR is around 45 Crores. Besides acting projects, brand endorsements, and other film productions majorly contribute to the net worth of Rana Daggubati.

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Style Quotient: Car Collection and Assets

Besides a staggering net worth, Rana Daggubati has a fleet of cars. Meanwhile, his car collection includes the BMW 7-Series, a Jaguar XF, a Mercedes-Benz GL350 CDI, a Honda Accord and a Honda CRV.

Along with expensive cars, Rana Daggubati is the owner of several properties across Mumbai. Additionally, he owns an exquisite flat in Mumbai.

Rana Daggubati’s Personal Life

In 2020, Rana Daggubati got engaged to his girlfriend, Miheeka Bajaj, who is the founder of Dew Drop Design Studio. Moreover, Miheeka Bajaj often flaunts her relationship by sharing adorable pictures on Instagram.

Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts about Rana Daggubati?

  • Before venturing into acting, Rana Daggubati began his career as a visual effects coordinator.
  • Rana Daggubati is blind with one eye. Meanwhile, the Baahubali actor admitted this in a television show. While motivating an audience, he responded, Should I tell you one thing, I am blind in my right eye. I see only from my left eye. The one you see is someone else’s eye which was donated to me after his death. If I close my left eye, I can see no one.”
  • He is fond of Kamal Hassan and Sridevi’s work.
  • Daggubati’s transformation for playing Baahubali’s Bhalladeva is named among the epic transformations in the film industry. Meanwhile, he shed around 20 kgs for his role.
  • Rana Daggubati’s height is 1.89 metres and in feet 6’ 2”.
  • In 2022, Rana Daggubati had a tough time at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. Meanwhile, when Rana was travelling to Bengaluru, his luggage got misplaced. Meanwhile, owing to his missing luggage’s frustration, he took the incident to Twitter and slammed Indigo Airlines. Not only this but he mentioned Indigo Airlines as the “worst airline experience ever.”

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