Tollywood Heroes Nicknames Given by Their Fans

    The Telugu Film Industry, Tollywood is home to some of India’s most celebrated actors. With their growing popularity, fans have given them unique nicknames to show affection. Famous Tollywood actors and their nicknames have become more common than their original names. In this article, we will get to know about 15 famous Tollywood actors who have been given nicknames by their dear fans. 

    List of 15 Famous Tollywood Actors and Their Nicknames

    1. Chiranjeevi – Megastar

    chiranjeevi - top tollywood heroes and their nicknames

    The veteran Telugu actor Chiranjeevi is dearly called a Megastar by the Tollywood audience. He has featured in more than 150 movies and got the name Megastar in 1988 following his release of the movie Maranamrudangam. 


    2. Nagarjuna – King


    The names King and Nagarjuna are synonymous with each other. He got the name King of Tollywood in 2008 following the release of his movie King. Akkineni Nagarjuna has featured in more than 100 movies and received 9 Nandi Awards. 


    3. Pawan Kalyan – Power Star

    Pawan Kalyan

    The Actor Politician Pawan Kalyan is a Power Star both on and off screen. He is a big voice in Tollywood and the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. PSPK is a common term among Telugu fans which expands to Power Star Pawan Kalyan. 


    4. Mahesh Babu – Prince

    Mahesh Babu and his nickname

    Mahesh Babu is an angry young man in the Telugu Film Industry. He is affectionately called Prince by the Telugu audience. Mahesh Babu has been in the industry for more than 2 decades and owing to the success of his debut movie, he’s referred to as Prince. 


    5. Venkatesh – Victory

    Venkatesh - Victory

    Venkatesh Daggubati has seen an amazing success rate in Tollywood compared to any other heroes during his prime years in the industry. He has been serving the industry for close to 4 decades and has featured in more than 50 movies earning the nickname Victory. 


    6. Nani – Natural Star

    Nani - The natural star

    Nani is nicknamed as Natural Star. Being a natural actor, Nani rightly deserves to be called Natural Star Nani. In every movie, he has been featured in, he brings his style to entertain the audience. Since his debut in 2008, he has starred in more than 35 movies. 


    7. Jr. NTR – Young Tiger

    JR. NTR - The Young Tiger

    Jr. NTR is a mass-energy on screen. He debuted in 2001 with the SS Rajamouli directorial Student No.1. Again the actor-director paired for the movie Yamadonga in 2007 which became a mass hit earning Jr NTR the name Young Tiger. 


    8. Prabhas – Darling

    Top Actor Prabhas and his nickname

    Prabhas is a darling for all cinema audiences. Though does more mass movies, he is a sweetheart by nature. Always opting for challenging roles to explore his potential, Prabhas has acted in 30+ movies with the recent blockbuster Salaar. 


    9. Ram Pothineni – Energetic Star

    Ram pothineni: Tollywood heroes and their nickname

    Ram Pothineni is a dynamic actor who brings amazing energy on screen. Ram is nicknamed an Energetic Star by his fans and Telugu audience. Ram debuted in Telugu in 2006 and since has starred in more than 20 movies. 


    10. Ram Charan – Mega Power Star

    Ram Charan

    Ram Charan nickname is kind of derived from his father Megastar Chiranjeevi and his uncle Power Star Pawan Kalyan. Ram Charan’s nickname is Mega Power Star. Since his debut in 2007, he has acted in close to 30 movies. 


    11. Ravi Teja – Mass Maharaja

    Ravi Teja and his nickname

    Ravi Teja is a unique and mass entertainer. He seamlessly mixes action and humour in all his movies. The word Mass Maharaja is an apt form to address Ravi Teja. He has been in the industry for more than 3 decades and has featured in 60+ movies. 


    12. Allu Arjun – Stylish Star, Bunny

    Allu Arjun - Stylish Superstar

    Allu Arjun not only brings high energy on screen but is equally energetic among his fans. He enjoys multiple nicknames like Stylish Star and Bunny which fans have affectionately called him by. Bunny is ready to surprise fans with Pushpa 2 in 2024. 


    13. Sai Dharam Tej – Supreme Star

    Sai Dharam Tej

    Sai Dharam Tej is the youngest actor among those on this list. Combining action and humour, he explores a multitude of characters to showcase his acting ability. After the release of his blockbuster movie Supreme, he is called Supreme Star by Telugu fans. 


    14. Naga Chaitanya – Yuva Samrat

    Naga Chaitanya

    Naga Chaitanya made an amazing debut with the action movie Josh in 2009. He has acted in close to 30 movies and has faced ups and downs in his personal and professional life. Naga Chaitanya’s nickname is Yuva Samrat given by his fans. 


    15. Allari Naresh – Sudden Star

    Allari Naresh

    Allari Naresh is a comedy superstar in Telugu cinema. He rarely makes a cameo in different roles. Allari Naresh’s nickname is Sudden Star to highlight his comedic timing. He has acted in close to 30 movies in Tollywood. 



    Tollywood actors have successfully built a connection with fans beyond the silver screen. As fans continue to celebrate their favourite stars, Tollywood’s vibrant nickname culture is a testament to the enduring charm and impact of these icons in the hearts of their audience.

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