Rana Daggubati Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Rana Daggubati is an Indian actor, visual-effects supervisor, television presenter, producer, and entrepreneur known for his versatile body of work in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi cinema. Although his career started in 2010, he became a household name after portraying the antagonist Bhallaladeva in Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and its sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017). Coming from a family of film producers, Rana has inherited their savvy business acumen and launched his own talent management company in 2017. He is also a visual-effects buff and had worked as a coordinator for 7 years before becoming an actor. The hugely-popular star has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and more than 6 million followers on Twitter.

Sun Sign



Film Nagar, Hyderabad, India



Distinctive Features

  • Deep, low-pitched voice
  • Towering height and muscular physique
  • He can only see through his left eye
  • Pierced Ears

Brand Endorsements

Rana has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • Junglee Rummy
  • Reliance Trends
  • Aristocrat Premium
  • Provoke Lifestyle
  • Pro Kabaddi League (Season 3) (2016)
  • Smartwater
  • ACK Alive (Learning center in Hyderabad)



Best Known For

  • His larger-than-life portrayal of Bhallaladeva in director ‘s epic drama Baahubali and its sequel for which he went through a drastic physical transformation
  • Being one of the few leading actors from South Indian cinema to successfully cross over into Bollywood

First Film

In 2010, Rana made his theatrical film debut in the Telugu political drama, Leader as businessman-turned-politician Arjun Prasad.

First TV Show

He made his first TV show appearance as a guest on the Telugu talk-show Prematho Mee Lakshmi in 2011. The show was hosted by prominent Telugu actress .

Personal Trainer

Rana’s physical transformation for the role of Bhallaladeva in the Baahubali series became the talk of the town and set a new benchmark for an actor’s commitment to his role. To achieve the leaner and muscular build for the first film, he trained religiously with celebrity fitness trainer Kunal Gir and reached an approximate weight of 92-93 kgs for the role.

But, it was for the concluding part of the film, that Rana kicked it up a notch and beefed up like never before. Weighing about 108 to 110 kgs, his Hulk-like physique was achieved with a highly-supervised and regimented diet and workout plan. The hard-working actor trained for 5 months straight, dedicating two and a half hours daily for muscle building through cardio, martial arts, and exercises. Along with exercise, his diet was also closely monitored and he would eat once every two and a half hours. He followed a diet rich in carbohydrates and proteins and gave up oil altogether.

His regimented diet plan was as follows –

  • Breakfast – A carbohydrate-rich diet of with nuts, or brown bread with egg whites and veggies
  • Mid-morning snack – Usually protein shake with some kind of fruit
  • Lunch – Fish and a lot of green vegetables
  • Dinner – For his post-exercise meal, he relied on , which are loaded in proteins to help restore his damaged tissues from a strenuous workout.

Rana Daggubati Favorite Things

  • Cuisine – Hyderabadi
  • Kabaddi Player – Rahul Chaudhari
  • Film Of His Uncle Venkatesh – Bobbili Raja (1990)
  • Film Hero
  • Co-Star –
  • Quote – Get sh*t done
  • Superhero Character – Hanuman
  • Film – A Wednesday! (2008)
  • Actor In Kannada – Puneeth Rajkumar
  • Dish – Haleem (a type of stew made with wheat, barley, lentils, and meat)
  • Music Band –
  • Music Director –
  • Game – Cricket
  • Director –

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Rana Daggubati Facts

  1. He is also a visual effects producer and has received a Nandi Award for “Best Special Effects” for his work on the Telugu film Sainikudu in 2006.
  2. As a producer, his film Bommalata – A Belly Full of Dreams received the National Film Award for “Best Feature Film” in 2006.
  3. Rana has also been successful on the small screen as the host of the talk show McDowell’s No.1 Yaari with Rana since 2017. Several celebrities from Telugu cinema like , , Naga Chaitanya, Rakul Preet Singh, , and many more have featured as his guests.
  4. During an interview on the show Memu Saitham in 2016, his fans were shocked to learn that Rana couldn’t see with his right eye and his functional left eye was a transplanted one. As a result of corneal defect at birth, the actor underwent eye surgery at the L. V. Prasad Hospital in Hyderabad. He further added that he was operated on his right eye at the age of 14 but the surgery was unsuccessful.
  5. According to the format of the same show Memu Saitham, each week a celebrity helps out a financially-struggling family by taking up a menial job and collecting donations on their behalf. During Rana’s appearance, the actor worked at a vegetable market as a coolie and also made a generous contribution from his end to help out a poor lady’s family who was blind in one eye.
  6. He was the voice of Thanos in the Telugu dubbed version of the highly-anticipated superhero flick Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
  7. Rana has been close friends with another Telugu sensation since they both attended the same school in Chennai.
  8. In 2017, he launched his own talent management company KWAN in a bid to streamline the working system in the South Indian film industry and make it more professional with a global outreach.

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Facts of Ramanaidu Daggubati

  • Gender Male
  • full nameRamanaidu Daggubati
  • nicknamesRana
  • birthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Date of Birth December 14, 1984
  • Age 39 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Turquoise
  • Lucky Color Orange
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius
  • nationalityIndian
  • religionHinduism
  • net worth$6 million
  • professionActor, Film Producer, Visual Effects Supervisor, Entrepreneur, Television Presenter
  • weight94 kg or 207 lbs
  • height6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildMuscular
  • motherLakshmi Daggubati
  • fatherDaggubati Suresh Babu
  • brothersAbhiram Daggubati
  • sistersMalavika Devi Daggubati
  • favorite moviesA Wednesday! (2008)

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