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The popular South Indian superstar, Allu Arjun's latest film, Pushpa: The Rise has become one of the most successful films at the box office. While Arjun is soaring high on the professional front, his fans are going crazy over his character of 'Pushpa' in the movie. To say that Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna's performance in the film is worth billions will be an understatement. Keeping the COVID situation in mind, the film had taken the OTT road and fans were relieved when it was released on Amazon Prime Video. The blockbuster film, Pushpa: The Rise is the biggest grosser of the year 2021, and continues to break all the records.
Well, you'll be surprised to know that the film, Pushpa: The Rise, is the first Pan India film, which stars Allu Arjun as the protagonist. For the unversed, the film is based on red sandalwood smuggling and was shot in the Maredumilli forests. Another interesting fact to note is that it had taken almost two hours to do Allu Arjun's make-up in the movie. Not only this, it had taken another 20-40 minutes to remove the actor's makeup, once the shoot was over. Well, as the craze of the film is increasing every second, without any further ado, let us tell you some lesser-known facts about the protagonist of the film, Pushpa: The Rise, Allu Arjun.
Born on April 8, 1982, Allu Arjun belongs to a Telugu family in Chennai. His father, Allu Aravind is a famous film producer and his mother, Nirmala is a homemaker. His paternal grandfather was the film comedian Allu Ramalingaiah. Allu had grown up in Chennai before their family had moved to Hyderabad in 2000. Allu has two siblings. His elder brother, Allu Venkatesh is a businessman, and on the other hand, his younger brother, Sirish is an actor.
Allu Arjun had broken many hearts when he had got married to his girlfriend, Sneha Reddy on March 6, 2011. Arjun and Sneha had embraced parenthood for the first time in 2014 and had welcomed their son, Allu Ayaan. In 2016, they were blessed with their second child, a baby girl, Allu Arha. Allu Arjun is a doting father and a perfect family man, who always makes sure to spend quality time with his family despite his busy schedule.
Ever since Allu had featured in his first film, Gangotri, released in 2003, his on-screen presence, has been winning many hearts. However, not many know that Gangotri didn’t mark Allu Arjun’s debut on the big screen. The actor had made his debut in the film industry as a child artist in the 1985 film, Vijetha. Directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and produced by Allu Arjun’s father, Allu Aravind, the film had featured Chiranjeevi, Bhanupriya and J. V. Somayajulu.
Looking at the lavish lifestyle and riches of Allu Arjun's life, one might think that the actor hosts grand celebrations on his birthday. However, instead of planning a star-studded affair, Allu Arjun celebrates every birthday with mentally disabled children. Apart from it, the actor donates blood on his special day and also requests his fans to do the same.
Allu Arjun is a bonafide car enthusiast, who owns a range of swanky cars, and his car collection will leave your jaws dropped. Some of his most expensive cars include a personalised vanity van worth Rs. 7 crores, and a Jaguar XJ L, which had cost him a whopping amount of Rs.1.2 crores. Apart from them, Allu Arjun had bought a military designed Hummer H2 worth Rs. 75 lakhs, and had added a BMW X6m that comes with a price tag of Rs. 1.02 crores to his collection.
Allu Arjun’s unique rectangular-shaped dream home is designed by Aamir Sharma from the Aamir and Hameeda Associates. The 8000 square feet home spread across a 2-acre plot is situated at a place that allows only 20 per cent of the land to be constructed, so you won’t see many houses near Allu Arjun’s dream home. From a cosy TV room to a glossy bar area where birthday parties and other photoshoots take place, you name it and the Allus have it.
The materials used for this home is low- maintenance. The floor, seating space, kitchen counters and shelves are constructed with cement epoxy. According to the designer, Arjun and Sneha had wanted a box-shaped home with minimalistic and aesthetic design. The front of the house is devoid of any windows and only consists of a slim horizontal strip of glass. The concept of this thin glass strip instead of windows was to add a sense of mystery.
Allu Arjun's vanity van, Falcon is one of the most expensive celebrity vanity vans in the country. According to multiple reports, the actor had purchased a luxury bus worth Rs. 3.5 crores and had customised it as per his preferences and comfort by the famous vehicle customisation and modification giants, The Reddy Customs. It was also reported that the actor had spent Rs. 4.5 crores on its modification, leading its final price to Rs. 7 crores.
South Indian actor, Allu Arjun is an avid reader and often indulges himself in some quality reading. According to a feature in India Today, it was said that Allu Arjun loves to read self-help books. Well, Allu Arjun's favourite book is Who Moved My Cheese? written by the famous author, Dr Spencer Johnson.
It’s no secret that it was Allu Arjun's breakthrough performance in Arya that had got him much recognition and since then there was no looking back for him. However, did you know that Allu Arjun wasn’t the first choice for the film? According to a report in The Times Of India, the film's director, Sukumar had wanted to feature actors, Ravi Teja, Nithiin or Prabhas as the protagonist in Arya. However, due to their busy schedules, they couldn’t commit to the project, and thus, Sukumar had approached Allu Arjun. Well, we're glad he did that!
Allu Arjun enjoys a massive fanbase all over India. Though he is a Telugu film actor, he has an enormous fan-following in Kerala as well. Allu Arjun is the only Telugu actor, whose all films are dubbed in the Malayalam language. Allu Arjun's stardom in Kerala is so much that he had dubbed himself as ‘Mallu Arjun’. Another noteworthy fact is that his film, Arya 2 had enjoyed a 100-day theatrical run in Kerala.
Apart from his acting prowess, Allu Arjun is also a charcoal artist. The actor likes to draw the human anatomy as well as architectural drawings. Moreover, Arjun also indulges in photography as he considers it to be the best way to de-stress himself. He feels that photography helps him express his feelings, and thus, he captures the images for himself and not for the world. Well, you'll be amazed to know that Allu Arjun has the pipes of a singer. In 2016, he had lent his voice for a song in the film, Sarrainodu.
Have you ever wondered what would Allu Arjun be doing if he wasn't an actor? Well, we've got the answer for you. In case his acting career hadn't gone well, Allu Arjun had a backup plan of joining the animation industry. He had learned animations and even had done an internship at a company in Hyderabad.
Apart from his movies, Allu Arjun is also quite admired and popular for his fashion quotient and royal lifestyle. Moreover, he always carries himself with grace and flaunts different hairstyles. The actor is well aware of how to raise the style quotient high with his sartorial picks and stylish looks.
Allu Arjun's fans also call him Bunny affectionately. His track record in films is so strong that other actors can only dream of it. Yes, you read that right. In his acting career, Allu Arjun has so far given only 3 films, which have tanked at the box office. All the other movies featuring Allu were a superhit.
Allu Arjun is the most successful and most sought-after actor of this generation. He rules millions of hearts and never misses an opportunity to send them in a meltdown with his down to earth nature. His movies are always a hit, and his fans shower love on their favourite actor. With that said, Allu Arjun has won 5 South Filmfare Awards and 2 Nandi Awards for his contribution to Telugu cinema.
One look at Allu Arjun's life, and one can easily say that the megastar is very much down to earth and has not let success affect his simplicity. Allu Arjun has proved that his family is his utmost priority, and has never failed to impress us with his outstanding acting skills.