|Born|| 8 April 1994 |
|Alma mater||Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute|
|Parent(s)|| Akkineni Nagarjuna |
|Family||See Daggubati–Akkineni family|
Akhil Akkineni (born 8 April 1994) is an American-born actor of Telugu descent who works in Telugu films. He first appeared on screen at the age of one in Sisindri (1995) and debuted in a lead role with Akhil (2015). He has received two Filmfare Awards South. He is the captain of Telugu Warriors cricket team that competes in the Celebrity Cricket League.
Akhil Akkineni was born on 8 April 1994 in San Jose, California, U.S.to actors Nagarjuna and Amala. He is of Telugu descent from his father's side, and has Irish and Bengali ancestry from his mother's side. He is the grandson of actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and half-brother of Naga Chaitanya. His sister-in-law Samantha is also an actress.
Akkineni studied at Chaitanya Vidyalaya, later headed to Australia for two years. He returned to complete his studies at Oakridge International School, Hyderabad. He pursued acting as a career at age 16 and enrolled in an acting course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. He is also a BBA graduate from University of South Florida.Akkineni pursued acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Later in his teens, he pursued cricket and became a member in his father's Nag Kings team, in the 2010 celebrity Tollywood Trophy, which was a fundraiser for the Movie Artistes' Association. His match-winning half-century in the final against Venkatesh's Venky Warriors, saw him secure the man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series awards.His performance saw him get called up to play for the Telugu Warriors in the inaugural Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) in 2011. Since then he has regularly participated in the CCL tournament, winning the 2016 edition as captain of his team.
As an infant, Akhil Akkineni debuted in his father's production, Shiva Nageswara Rao's comedy Sisindri (1995), an Indian adaptation of Baby's Day Out (1994).
In 2014, Akkineni appeared in a cameo in Vikram Kumar's hit family drama Manam (2014), which featured three generations of actors from the Akkineni family. He brief cameo was an instant hit with the audience.he described his shoot for the film alongside his grandfather, father and half-brother, as "nervous and exciting". Manam went on to become one of the most profitable Telugu films of 2014. Critics dubbed the film as a "classic" en route to it winning several awards, including Best Film at the Filmfare Awards. He subsequently went on to make appearances in several commercials, notably for Karbonn, Mountain Dew, and Titan.
Akkineni's debut film as a full-fledged lead was V. V. Vinayak's Akhil (2015).In order to prepare for the role, the actor enrolled in a stunt workshop with his personal trainer Kicha and attended workshops in Thailand for two months. Produced by actor Nithin, the film began production in December 2014 and featured him alongside fellow debutante actress Sayesha Saigal. The film released to poor reviews, and despite expectations, it was a disaster at the box office. Following this, he went on a two-year hiatus. His second movie Hello , was directed by Manam's Vikram Kumar. It released on 22 December 2017, along with Middle Class Abbayi and turned out to be a below par grosser at the box-office, despite garnering good reviews. Akkineni's latest project, Mr. Majnu , is directed by Venky Atluri and co stars Niddhi Agerwal. It released on 25 January 2019. As of November 2020, he's working on his fourth film titled as Most Eligible Bachelor, starring Pooja Hegde and produced by Geetha Arts Bunny Vas and Vasu Varma, directed by Bhaskar.
In 2016, Akkineni was engaged to Shriya Bhupal, grand daughter of business tycoon G. V. Krishna Reddy. Their wedding was planned in 2017 but was later called off.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2015||Akhil||Akhil||As a Lead Actor|
|2016||Aatadukundam Raa||Himself||Special appearance in title song|
|2017||Hello||Avinash / Seenu||Also singer for "Yevevo"|
|2019||Mr. Majnu||Vikram "Vicky" Krishna|
|2021||Most Eligible Bachelor||Harsha||Filming|
|1995||43rd Filmfare Awards North||Filmfare Best Child Actor||Sisindri||Won||[ non-primary source needed ]|
|2016||63rd Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South||Akhil||Won|
|5th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Male Debut (Telugu)||Won|
|CineMAA Awards 2016||Best Male Debut||Won|
|14th Santosham Film Awards||Best Debut Actor||Won|
|2019||TSR – TV9 National Film Awards||Special Jury Award||Hello||Won|
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