Other NamesNaresh Vijaya, Naresh Krishna Murthy
Date Of Birth20 January 1960
Age64 years 4 months 2 days
Place Of BirthHindupur, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
CousinsJayasudha , Rao balasaraswathi
MotherVijaya Nirmala
SonsRanveer(youngest) , Naveen(actor/actor,eldest)
Mother TongueTelugu
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
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FatherK S Murthy
WivesRekha Supriya(divorced) , Ramya Raghupathi(divorced;a documentary film maker)
Step FatherKrishna Ghattamaneni
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Favorite ActorCharles Chaplin
Languages KnownTelugu, Tamil, Hindi, English


Naresh Vijaya is a Telugu film & Television actor, comedian who has been working in Telugu films since 1970. He has appeared in few Tamil & Hindi movies as well. He has acted in around 130 movies.

Childhood, Family & Personal Life

Naresh parents: Mother Vijaya Nirmala, wife Ramya & step father Krishna
Naresh parents: Mother Vijaya Nirmala, wife Ramya & step father Krishna

Naresh Vijaya was born on 20th January 1960 as Naresh Krishna Murthy, to Vijaya Nirmala(Mother), and K S Murthy(Father) in Hindupur, Andhra Pradesh. His mother is a popular film actress.

Naresh family: With sons Naveen(elder), & Ranveer(younger), Mother Vijaya Nirmala & wife Ramya
Naresh family: With sons Naveen(elder), & Ranveer(younger), Mother Vijaya Nirmala & wife Ramya

Love & Marriage: He married thrice. He has married Rekha Supriya & Ramya Raghupathi in the past.


  • High School: Ramakrishna Mission High School
  • High School: Hindu High School
  • Pre University College: Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan


Movie Debut: Naresh acted as a child in the Telugu family drama Pandanti Kapuram(1972) directed by Lakshmi Deepak with S. V. Ranga Rao, Ghattamaneni Krishna, Gummadi, Vijayanirmala, B.Saroja Devi.

Entry in to politics: Naresh joined BJP in 1990s during AB Vajapayee's era, stayed there till 2009 elections and gave it up after he lost the elections in 2009. He was at once president of State BJP team.

TV career: In 1991, he acted in the DD Telugu serial "Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu", he received best actor award for his role. He took to TV during an era when it was considered taboo for a film actor.

Amrutham aired on Gemini TV was another serial he was part of.

Naresh: Photos, Pictures

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Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. In 2006, he changed his name to "Vijay Naresh" as a tribute to his mother Vijaya Nirmala.

  2. He is very fluent in Tamil, he considers it his second language

  3. Inspirations in the film indsutry: Kamal Haasan, Naseeruddin Shah and Prakash Raj

  4. He received Universal Global Peace Award in 2016

  5. He received Nandi Award for Best Actor for Sogasu Chuda Taramaa (1995) & special jury award for Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1992)

  6. He has links with RSS, he is close to many of the members.

  7. He acted in Nalugu Stabalata as the lead actor for the firs time

  8. He likes life in joint family

  9. He considers Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry as his Guru in the industry.

  10. He is inspired by the historical figure Chandra Gupta Maurya

  11. He had a Motor Bike crash during an action sequence for the film RENDU KUTUMBALA KATHA

  12. He learnt martial arts & motor bike stunts for his movies.

  13. The child actor who was supposed to act in Pandanti Kapuram fell ill and it opened a chance to Naresh

  14. He was the first president of the Non-profit organization Blood Brothers Club a philanthropic organization in Anantapur.

  15. He married early in life, he was already a father at the age of 21.

  16. In 1980s his mother became a director to launch her son as the actor.

  17. He was targeted by Naxalites during his time as a politician

  18. He writes poetry in leisure, he maintains a blogspot blog where he writes.

  19. He has been married three times. He has three sons from three wives.

  20. In 2010 he founded Founded KAALAKARULA AIKYA VEDHIKA(K.I.V.) which has trained about 19000 actors.

  21. He wants to try film direction, he had offers in the past, now he wants to make it a reality.

  22. He has built a house in Hindupur where he often stays.

  23. He is involved with theatre art as well.

Naresh: Filmography (4)

List By:
2016 Nenu Sailaja[Actor(Hari\'s father)]
2016 Garam[Actor(Murthy)]
2016 Padesave[Actor]
2016 Guntur Talkies[Actor(Giri)]


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  1. It took me ten years to transition from a lead actor to a character artiste

  2. I've never believed in stardom because it doesn’t last. Only an actor will last, so I focus on being one.