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Abijeet Duddala

(1988-10-11) 11 October 1988 (age 34)[1]
Alma materJNTU

Abijeet Duddala (born 11 October 1988) is an Indian film actor who works in Telugu films. He made his debut as the main lead in the film Life Is Beautiful, directed by Sekhar Kammula in 2012.[2] He made his web series debut with Pelli Gola (2017–19). In 2020, Abijeet appeared on the Telugu version of the Bigg Boss 4 reality show that is broadcast on Star Maa, where he emerged as the title winner.[3]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Abijeet was born on 11 October 1988 in Hyderabad. His ancestors were involved in assisting in the construction of the Charminar.[4] He received schooling from Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle and Little Flower Junior College, before graduating from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.[5] with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering.

During his final year of college, he casually accompanied his friend to the audition for the film Life Is Beautiful where he was selected for the main lead role by Sekhar Kammula's team. He subsequently was cast as the main lead of the film in 2012, as Amala Akkineni's son.[5]

In 2015, Abijeet attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts to get a Masters of Science in Engineering Management.[citation needed]

Career[edit | edit source]

Abijeet made his debut in the Telugu feature film Life Is Beautiful directed by Sekhar Kammula.[6] Next film he signed up was Areyrey,[7] after a song from Happy Days under the direction of Sashi Kiran Tikka, and produced by Neelima Tirumalasetti.[8] The film remains unreleased.[9][10]

In 2015, he starred in the romantic films Ram Leela, and Mirchi Lanti Kurradu alongside Pragya Jaiswal.[11] Regarding his performance in the latter film, a critic noted that "Abhijit, nevertheless did a decent job and has a high energy in the film. did a decent job in NASA and showcased good energy levels throughout the film. His comic timing is good and he displayed good emotions throughout the film".[12] In 2017, Abijeet made his television debut with Viu's web series Pelli Gola opposite Varshini Sounderajan. The series was successful and he went on to feature in two more seasons.[13][14]

In 2020, Abijeet entered the fourth season of the reality show Bigg Boss Telugu as a contestant,[15]and emerged as the winner.[16]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Films[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2012 Life Is Beautiful Srinu Debut film [6]
2015 Ram Leela Krish [11]
2015 Mirchi Lanti Kurradu Siddhu [17]
2015 Areyrey Vamsi [18]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Show Language Notes
2020 Bigg Boss 4 Telugu Winner

Web series[edit | edit source]

Year Name Role Platform Ref(s)
2017 Pelli Gola 1 Varun Viu [13]
2018 Pelli Gola 2 [13]
2019 Pelli Gola 3 [14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Telugu actor Abhijeet; Know about his personal life, career and more details". Republic World. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  2. "Abhijeet (Life is Beautiful) interview - Telugu film actor". idlebrain.com.
  3. "Bigg Boss Telugu 4 winner: Actor Abhijeet Duddala wins the trophy - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  4. "Abijeet's Charminar connection - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Abijeet Duddala shares how beautiful is his life - Life is Beautiful Hero Exclusive Interview". Ragalahari.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "'Life Is Beautiful' - 2012 version of 'Happy Days' (Telugu Movie Review) - Fwire News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  7. Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (7 April 2013). "etcetera". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  8. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/140407/entertainment-tollywood/gallery/actor-abhijeets-hot-new-look
  9. The Times of India, Hyderabad Times, 19 February 2013. Abijeet bag's a lead role
  10. "Areyrey on the cards". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (27 February 2015). "Ram Leela: What were they thinking?". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  12. "Mirchi Lanti Kurradu Movie Review {2/5}: Critic Review of Mirchi Lanti Kurradu". The Times of India.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "'Pelli Gola 2' will revolve around the ups and downs of marriage - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Veronica, D. Shreya (2 December 2018). "There is so much gola". Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  15. "Bigg Boss Telugu 4 contestant Abhijeet: From his Charminar connection to films, all you need to know about the aeronautical engineer-turned-actor - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  16. "Abhijeet Duddala is Bigg Boss Telugu 4 winner, wins a bike and Rs 25 lakh". India Today. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  17. "Mirchi Lanti Kurradu Movie Review {2/5}: Critic Review of Mirchi Lanti Kurradu by Times of India". Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  18. "Areyrey on the cards". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 September 2020.

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