Indian actor and television host Akul Balaji has performed in both Telugu and Kannada. He began his career in 2007 as the host of the Kannada dancing programme “Kuniyona Baara.” He made a tiny guest appearance in the Kannada super hit film Milana, which starred Punit Rajkumar in the lead role, before making his debut as a main lead on the big screen.
Early Years and Careers: Akul Balaji
On February 23, 1979, in the Andhra Pradesh town of Railway Kodur, Akul Balaji was born. He and his family relocated to Bangalore when he was 16 years old, where he studied Kathak, contemporary dance, Bharathanatyam, and many other dance styles. Despite coming from a Telugu-speaking household, he is conversant in Kannada. He launched his career in 2007 as the host of the dancing competition Kuniyonu Baara. After appearing on numerous TV programmes as a host and mentor, he became famous for the programme Pyate Hudgir Halli Lifu Season 1, which starred Kannada Star Sudeep and aired on Asianet Suvarna (Star Suvarna) Channel.
After this programme, he rose to one of Kannada television’s highest-paid anchors. He made his big-screen debut as the star of the 2008 Kannada movie Athmeeya. Balaji made his film debut in Telugu in 2009 with Neramu Siksha. He failed to become successful in the movie industry, though. He once more began to host a number of Telugu and Kannada television programmes. Bigg Boss Kannada’s second season was won by Akul Balaji in 2014. In this season, there were four finals. The other three finalists in the house were Shwetha Chengappa, Deepika Kamaiah, and Srujan Lokesh. His personal life includes a 2008 marriage to Jyothi Balaji. A boy child was also a blessing for the couple.
Lesser Known Facts About Akul Balaji
On February 23, 1979, in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, Akul Balaji was born.
Akul Balaji is currently 43 years old.
In 2008, Akul Balaji married Jyothi Samarthi, and the union resulted in a child for the happy parents.
In 2008, Akul Balaji made his Kannada film debut with “Athmeeya.” In 2019, he made his Telugu film debut with “Neramu Siksha.”
Bigg Boss Kannada season 2, which aired in 2014, was won by Akul Balaji.
One of the highest paid anchors in Kannada television, Akul Balaji has also received numerous awards for best host.
In addition to hosting, Akul also experimented with television series including Agatha in 2002, Guptha Gamini on ETV Kannada, Pellinati Pramanalu on Zee Telugu in 2012, Yava Janumadha Maithri on ETV Kannada, and others. Additionally, he worked on the movies Milana, Athmeeya, Banni, Neramu Siksha, and Myna. Crazy Star, as well as Ranadheera, Shubha Vivaha, Devarawne Bidu Guru, and Love on NH4. On ETV Kannada and INDIAN, Akul has presented game shows like Mane Munde Mahalakshmi. He served as Zee Telugu’s host as well. He currently hosts the Kannada reality series Thaka Dhimi Tha Dancing Star on ETV Kannada, and this year he also joined the second season of Bigg Boss Kannada. Balaji also served as host of popular programmes like Kuniyonu Baara and Comedy Killadigalu on Zee Kannada. He served as the host of reality programmes including Pyate Hudgir seasons 1 and 2. Pyate Mandi Kadige Bandru 1 and 2, Halli Haida, and Halli Lifu Nodi Swamy Naavirode Heege, Pyateg Banda, and Hosa Luv Story.