Lesser-known and interesting facts about actor Rana Daggubati:
Rana Daggubati is a performer & producer. He primarily functions in Telugu movies. Rana began his livelihood in a Telugu movie, Leader. After showcasing his talent in this movie, he worked in several Telugu and Hindi movies. Rana Daggubati became the mainstream superstar and came into the limelight after the portrayal of Bhallaladeva Chakravarti in the series of the most prosperous movie in the history of Indian cinema, Baahubali. The film was a blockbuster hit & became the most successful commercial picture. Apart from pictures, Heis also an entrepreneur. He has also co-owned a football club, Hyderabad FC that contends in the Indian Super League. He got appreciated by critics and audiences during those three to four successful years of Bahubali phase. He received Filmfare Award for the role of Bhallaldeva (Best Supporting Actor) in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
He began his career as visual effects coordinator. Despite being a celebrity kid. Don’t you know that his father Suresh Babu is a distinguished film producer. He still started out as a special effects coordinator. In 2006, He worked in the special effects department of the film, ‘Sainikudu’ starring Mahesh Babu. Rana also is a huge star today but he began while people like Mahesh Babu were already established in the industry. Struggle pays off. He even earned a Nandi Award for his accomplishments – the highest award in Tollywood. After some time, he got a tiny chance to perform in the film named ‘Leader’, and the rest is grandeur history.
In 2016, The 35-year-old actor was component of a television show where he acknowledged that he’s blind in one eye since his childhood. In a proposal to encourage one of the contestants, Rana described his own tale that left the audience shocked. When he described his loophole, Rana explained, “Should I tell you one thing, I am blind from 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, LV Prasad operated me when I was young. Study well, we will support, be courageous as you have to look after her. Sorrows will go away one day but you have to gear up and keep them happy always.”
If you are an authentic Daggubati enthusiast, then you would know that Rana is a die hard fan of legendary actors Sridevi and Kamal Haasan. In fact, Ulaganayagan played a big motivation while Rana prepared for his best role Bhallaladeva. As per the articles, Rana spent time and contemplated the Kamal’s performance in the ‘Nayagan’ to get the subtle elements of portraying an old man in the movie.
The devoted actor that he is, Daggubati had to go to tremendous extents to bulk up for Baahubali. In fact, he put on 110 kilos to play the older version of Bhalladeva in the first segment of the film made by SS Rajamouli. To attain this, he had to expand his meat consumption extensively to obtain the exact quantity of muscle. Seemingly, the actor consumed up to 40 egg whites daily! Isn’t that unprecedented? That’s not all, while shooting the second part of the picture, he had to lose 20 kilos to play the younger Bhallaldeva. Let’s salute to such obligation!