Nandamuri Balakrshina, more popularly known as Natasimha, Balayya and Yuvarathna to his fans and movie lovers is celebrating his birthday today. He is the son of tollywood legend and former Chief Minister of AndhraPradesh,Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.Balakrishna was born in Madras (now known as Chennai) Tamil Nadu on June 10th , 1958, to prolific Indian film actor, politician N. T. Rama Rao and Smt. Basava Tarakam.He has six brothers Rama Krishna, Jaya Krishna, Harikrishna, Mohana Krishna, Sai Krishna, Jaya Shankar Krishna, and four sisters Uma Maheswari, Bhuvaneswari, Lokeswari, Daggubati Purandareshwari.Balakrishna is married to Vasundhara Devi. They have a son Mokshagna Tarakarama Teja, and daughters Brahmini [pursuing MBA in Stanford] and Tejaswini (working CTS,DLF Towers Hyderabad as Programmer Analyst). His elder daughter Brahmini was married to Nara lokesh,son of Nara Chandrababu Naidu who is the president of Telugu Desam Party and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.He made his acting debut at the age of 14 as a child artist in his father’s movie Thathamma kala.Over a period of time he acted in several films, many of them were directed by NTR. Out of which ‘Dana Veera Soora Karna,Srimadvirataparvam, Akbar Saleem Anarkali and Sri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam’ became memorable films in his film career. His roles as Abhimanyu in ‘DVSK, SMV and saleem’ in ASA, saint Narada In STVK are highly praised. In 1984 he debuted in a hero role with ‘Sahasame Jeevitham’. He then starred in a drama film ‘Mangammagari Manavadu’ (1984) alongside Bhanumathi, Suhasini directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. The film was a Block Buster at the box-office. He then starred in many critical and commercial films and established himself as one of the leading contemporary actors of Telugu Cinema.He appeared in the highest number of dual roles (Thirteen) and one triple role in the latest flick ‘Adhinayakudu’ (2012).In addition to films,Balakrishna is associated with several philanthropic and social organisations activities. He campaigned for the Telugu Desam Party in the 2009 Assembly elections, and he is the chairman of the trust board of The Basavatharakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute. Of late he is more into politics and after ‘Srimannarayana’ he did not do any films. On his birthday today his new project with Boyapati Srinu will be launched. Myfirstshow.com wishes two time Nandi award winner (‘Narasimha Naidu,Simha’) many more happy returns of the day and expects more powerful roles from his entertainers in future.