Sai Dharam Tej

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Sai Dharam Tej
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Tej in 2015
Born
Panja Sai Dharam Tej [1]

(1986-10-15) 15 October 1986 (age 34) [2] [3]
Alma mater St. Mary's College, Hyderabad
OccupationActor
Years active2013–present
FamilySee Allu–Konidela family

Panja Sai Dharam Tej (born 15 October 1986) is an Indian film actor who works in Telugu films. He made his debut as a lead in the film Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham (2014) for which he received SIIMA Award for Best Male Debut.

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Early life

Sai Dharam Tej was born to Vijaya Durga, sister of notable Telugu film actor-politician Chiranjeevi. [4] Tej did his schooling at Nalanda School, Hyderabad and completed his graduation from St. Mary's College, Hyderabad. [5] Actors Ram Charan, Varun Tej and Niharika Konidela are Tej's cousins. He has a younger brother Vaisshnav Tej who is also an actor. [6]

Career

Tej made his debut with the film Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham (2014), though he shot for YVS Chowdary's Rey earlier, which was completed in 2013 but delayed until 2015. [7] In the same year, he was featured in Subramanyam for Sale , which was a commercial success. Tej's Supreme which released the following year, was also financially successful.

Following Supreme, Tej went onto star in six other films which were a string of failures, including Thikka (2016), Winner, Nakshatram, Jawaan (in 2017), Inttelligent and Tej I Love You (in 2018). [8] [9] His 2019 film Chitralahari was a box office success. [10] One critic from The Times of India had called the character Vijay in the film the best in Tej's career so far. [11] His next film in the same year, Prati Roju Pandage was also successful. [12]

Filmography

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YearTitleRoleNotes
2014 Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham SrinuDebut film
2015 Rey Rock
Subramanyam for Sale Subramanyam
2016 Supreme Balu
Thikka Aditya
2017 Winner Siddharth Reddy "Siddu"
Nakshatram Alexander IPSCameo appearance
Jawaan Jai
2018 Inttelligent Dharma Teja/Dharma Bhai
Tej I Love You Tej
2019 Chitralahari Vijay Krishna
Prati Roju Pandage Sai Tej
2020 Solo Brathuke So Better Virat
2021 Republic Dagger-14-plain.pngAbhiFilming [13]

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult
2015 4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Male Debut (Telugu) [14] Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam Won
13th Santosham Film AwardsBest Debut ActorWon
CineMAA Awards Best Male DebutWon

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