Kartikeya Gummakonda

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Kartikeya Gummakonda
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Kartikeya in 2019
BornTemplate:Birthdate and age[1]
Other namesKartikeya
Alma materChemical Engineering, NIT Warangal
Occupation
  • Actor
Years active2017–present

Kartikeya Gummakonda (born 21 September 1992) is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Telugu films. He is noted for his 2018 romantic action film RX100. He then went on to appear in films such as Hippi, Guna 369, Nani's Gang Leader and 90ML.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Kartikeya was born and brought up in Hyderabad. His parents own a school in the neighborughood of Vanasthalipuram.[2] After graduating from National Institute of Technology, Warangal in Chemical Engineering in 2014, he chose to pursue a career in acting.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

Kartikeya made his debut with Prematho Mee Karthik (2017), but became noted with RX 100 (2018) directed by Ajay Bhupathi under the banner Kartikeya Creative Works.[4] The film was a commercial success which earned him recognition.[5][6][7] In the consecutive year, he appeared in films such as Hippi, Guna 369, Nani's Gang Leader and 90ML, with all four releasing in 2019. [8][9] Kartikeya worked out in order to achieve authenticity in the role of a kickboxer for Hippi.[7].Guna 369 is about a real incident that took place in Ongole.[10][11] [12] In a review of the film by The Times of India, the reviewer wrote that "Karthikeya does his best to pour life into the titular character".[13] Kartikeya made his first appearance as a villain opposite Nani in Gang Leader.[14][15] Kartikeya landed the role after the film's director Vikram Kumar liked his acting in RX 100,[14] and he received positive reviews for his portrayal of Dev.[16].Despite enjoying the craze, his intent to evolve as a performer was clearly seen in his Antagonist role from Nani’s Gang Leader. Post the success of it, he's signed to play an interesting lead role in 90ML.[17][18][19] In a review of the film by The Times of India, the reviewer wrote that "Kartikeya gets a role that requires him to dance like a dream and fight like a pro for the most part and he aces it completely".

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Films[edit | edit source]

  • All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise needed.
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2017 Prematho Mee Karthik Karthik [3]
2018 RX 100 Shiva [6]
2019 Hippi Devdas Nadimpalli (Hippi) [8]
Guna 369 Guna [11]
Gang Leader Dev [15]
90ML Devadas [20]
2021 Chaavu Kaburu Challaga Films that have not yet been released Basthi Balaraju Filming [21]
Valimai Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil film [22]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Series / Show Role Network Notes Ref.
2018 No. 1 Yaari with Rana S2 Guest Gemini TV Episode 3
2019 Alitho Saradaga ETV Episode 145 [23]
Konchem Touch Lo Unte Chepta S4 Zee Telugu Episode 7 [24]
2020 Bigg Boss S4 Guest / Performer (Dance) Star Maa Episode 49 [25]

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Year Award Category Film Result
2018 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Find of the Year - Male RX 100 Won
2019 17th Santosham Film Awards Santosham Best Actor Award Won

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Kartikeya Gummakonda Birthday: A Look at the actor's upcoming films". The Times of India. 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tanmayi, Bhawana. "Karthikeya happy to be called a debutant". Telangana Today. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Kartikeya Gummakonda reminisces his time before foraying into films". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. "RX 100 trailer: It is an interesting mix of bold love and bloody violence". indianexpress.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. Kavirayani, Suresh (December 11, 2019). "Kartikeya gets into thinking mode". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "'RX 100' box office collections: Karthikeya and Payal Rajput's film rakes in more than Rs 10 Cr gross in 4 days - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "A different side to Kartikeya Gummakonda". Deccan Chronicle. June 5, 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "RX100 fame Kartikeya's Hippi goes on floors". The Indian Express. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  9. "Kartikeya Gummakonda hits the jackpot with Kalaipuli S Thanu's film - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  10. "Get details about Kartikeya Gummakonda's next with debut director Arun Jandhyala - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "'Guna 369' review: Concoction of cliches". The New Indian Express.
  12. "Hippi is very different from RX100: Kartikeya Gummakonda". June 6, 2019.
  13. "Guna 369 Movie Review {2/5}: Takes too long to get to the point". The Times of India.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (September 10, 2019). "Karthikeya: Never a dull moment for me". The Hindu.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "'RX 100' fame Kartikeya excited about his role in Nani – Vikram Kumar's film - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  16. "Kartikeya Gummakonda thanked Vikram K Kumar and Nani for inspiring his performance in 'Gang Leader' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  17. "Kartikeya Gummakonda's drunken antics". Deccan Chronicle. November 15, 2019.
  18. Pecheti, AuthorPrakash. "Kartikeya on a new high with '90ML'". Telangana Today.
  19. "RX100 fame Kartikeya Gummakonda follows Ram Charan and Vishal for 90ML". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  20. Kumar, AuthorP Nagendra. "90 ML fulfilled my dream of being a commercial hero". Telangana Today.
  21. "Chaavu Kaburu Challaga First Look: 'RX 100' fame Kartikeya turns into Basthi Balaraju". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  22. "Kartikeya Gummakonda to play the antagonist in Ajith's Valimai?". The Times of India. 17 December 2019.
  23. "Alitho Saradaga | 5th August 2019 | Actors Naresh,Kartikeya | ETV Telugu". Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  24. "All You Need To Know About Kartikeya Before He Comes On Pradeep's KTUC". ZEE5 News. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  25. "బిగ్‌బాస్ వేదికపై కార్తికేయ ఫెర్ఫార్మెన్స్‌కు ఫ్యాన్స్ ఫిదా.. సినీ వర్గాల ప్రశంసలు". https:filmibeat (in Telugu). Retrieved 2020-10-27.

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