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South Indian superstar, Jr NTR is one of the biggest names in the rich history of Telugu cinema. In a career spanning 20 years, Jr NTR had worked in numerous blockbusters that had already cemented his status as one of the most bankable South Indian actors in the country. However, his film RRR's gigantic success in the year 2022 across the nation has made him a PAN India superstar. Apart from all his success so far, Jr NTR is admired by everyone for his humble nature and living a life away from celebrity culture.
The South Indian actor, Jr NTR, hardly makes any public appearance with his wife, Lakshmi Pranathi and their kids, Nandamuri Bhargav Ram and Nandamuri Abhay Ram. The actor believes in keeping his beautiful personal life away from the clutches of stardom and always prefers to prioritise his family over everything.
South Indian superstar, Jr NTR had got married to Lakshmi Pranathi in an arranged marriage set up on May 5, 2011. Their wedding was one of the most expensive weddings of all time as according to reports, the total budget of the lavish wedding was Rs. 100 crores. Yes! You read it right. Another interesting fact about Jr NTR's wedding is that his wife, Lakshmi had donned a saree worth Rs. 1 crore. However, what had taken everyone's breath was the gigantic cost of Rs. 18 crores to decorate the mandap. Apart from all the money being spent on the lavish wedding, Jr NTR's wedding had become historic after 3000 celebrity guests, and 12,000 fans had attended it. It was truly the wedding of a superstar!
The wedding had taken place at Hitex Exhibition Center, Madhapur, and it was one of the biggest weddings of the year 2011. The much-in-love couple, Jr NTR and Lakshmi Pranathi, are blessed with two sons, Nandamuri Bhargav Ram and Nandamuri Abhay Ram. Time and again, Jr NTR had heaped immense love and admiration for his wife in many of his interviews for balancing his life and supporting him every now and then. For instance, in an old interview with the Deccan Chronicle, Jr NTR had opened up about his wife, Lakshmi and had also labelled her as the 'anchor' of his life. He had said:
"She (Lakshmi Rao) has played a vital part in changing me into what I am now. I really do feel special being married to this wonderful woman. She has done a lot for me, and she is my anchor after my mum in my house, and that's the other reason for me to stay at home. I am very cozy at home and I never really feel this need to go out."
Going further in the same interview, Jr NTR had recalled the early months of his marital life with his wife, Lakshmi Pranathi and had also talked about her mentality. Heaping immense praises and admiration for her, Jr NTR had explained that his wife had struggled to adjust with him during the early months of their married life. However, with time, she had managed to take charge of everything. Calling her a 'strong woman', Jr NTR had also revealed that his wife often gives him suggestions regarding his professional life, without any expectations of them being accepted. The doting husband had said:
"More importantly, she gives me these suggestions on how women of the present generation want to see lead actors. She never forces me to take her suggestions on board, but she will make a few suggestions like, Ila ayithe meeru baguntaru (You would look good this way). She suggests, but doesn't force. During the early stages of our married life Pranathi did struggle to adjust for a few months. But she is a very strong woman mentally, stronger than me."
Jr NTR and Lakshmi Pranathi's marriage is an arranged one but the way they've taken care of each other, proves that they were meant to be together!