jr ntr: ‘RRR’, ‘Janatha Garage’, ‘Jai Lava Kusa’: Jr NTR’s highest-grossing movies prove he’s an ultimate star

With the resounding success of SS Rajamouli’s action-fantasy ‘RRR’, Jr NTR made a lasting impact on audiences. While previously his name was mostly limited to Telugu-speaking audiences, however, due to the growing dominance of Hindi-dubbed versions of Telugu blockbusters including ‘RRR’, Jr NTR has found his fan base across the country.

Jr NTR also known as Tarak is now one of the highest paid actors in India. The versatile actor is the grandson of former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and renowned actor, the late NT Rama Rao. The ‘RRR’ star made his big screen debut in 2001 with ‘Ninnu Choodalani’. Although the film failed to impress audiences, the actor starred in several blockbusters.

On his 39th birthday, here is a look at some of the Telugu superstar’s highest-grossing films.


‘RRR’ (2022)

Jr NTR wowed moviegoers around the world with his performance as Komaram Bheem in SS Rajamouli’s action epic “RRR”. Tarak played one of the main roles in the film and managed to leave an impact on the audience. His nuanced performance as a freedom fighter was well-received by audiences. Moreover, his dance sequence with Ram Charan created a delirium on the Internet. The film went on to collect over Rs 1,132 crore worldwide.

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‘Janatha Garage’ (2016)

In 2016, action drama Jr NTR appeared alongside Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. The film revolves around a garage that not only fixes vehicles, but also mends broken hearts and fights against social injustice. The film received critical acclaim and became a commercial success. The film also starred Samantha and Nithya Menen. ‘Janatha Garage’ had the highest opening of any Telugu film and earned Rs 135 crore at the box office.

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‘Jai Lava Kusa’ (2017)

Jr NTR played not one but three roles in this action movie directed by KS Ravindra. The actor captured the hearts of Telugu moviegoers with his portrayal of identical triplets, Jai Kumar, Lava Kumar and Kusa Kumar. Rashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas played the female leads in the film. The film which was made on a budget of Rs 45 crore went on to earn nearly Rs 150 crore at the box office. The film was noted for its action sequences.

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‘Aravinda Sametha’ (2018)

Jr NTR played Veera Raghava Reddy in this Telugu action movie directed by Trivikram Srinivas. The actor’s pairing with actress Pooja Hegde was the highlight of the film. The new pairing, action sequences and dialogues impressed Jr NTR fans. The film went on to earn Rs 165 crore at the box office. Besides NTR and Hegde, Eesha Rebba, Jagapathi Babu, Sunil, Naveen Chandra, and Supriya Pathak played supporting roles in the film.


‘Badshah’ (2013)

Filmmaker Srenu Vaitla’s action comedy film “Badshah” is one of Jr NTR’s most popular films. The actor was paired opposite Kajal Aggarwal in this action flick. It was noted for Jr. NTR’s powerful presence and brilliant production quality. Along with the sparkling performances of the lead role, the film was widely acclaimed for its dialogue, music, and dancing. The comedy earned Rs 55 crore at the box office.

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