2023 has been a special year for Telugu cinema as we saw some great performances from upcoming actors and star heroes. In terms of stardom too, 2023 took a few actors to the next level in their career through the performances. Here are the top ten actors who impressed the most in Telugu cinema.
Tamil star, Dhanush made his Tollywood debut with Sir. Directed by Venky Atluri, Dhanush played a school teacher most effectively. Venky Atluri also designed Dhanush’s role in a very special way and Dhanush killed it with his truly award-winning performance in all the emotional scenes. Dhanush already has a decent fan following in Telugu and Sir took it to the next level.
2023 has been a special year for Nani. His stardom saw new heights with films like Dasara and Hi Nanna. Nani made a solid transformation with Dasara. His performance as the rustic village guy fighting for his friend showcased Nani’s versatile acting prowess. Right after Dasara, Nani worked in Hi Nanna, a truly heartwarming family drama. His performance as a single father was moving and Nani showed what a great actor he is.
2023 has also been a special year for Priyadarshi. His film Balagam moved everyone emotionally. Priyadarshi as Shailu charmed the audience with wit and emotion. The film directed by Venu Yeldandi was a rage all over. Priyadarshi also ended the year with Mangalavaaram where he played a special role and stunned the audience with his surprise entry in the climax.
2023 was a special year for Brahmanandam as he shocked the audience with his serious portrayal in the film Ranga Marthanda. Directed by Krishna Vamsi, the film showcased Brahmanandam in a very dark role and his performance was loved by the critics and audience alike. The confrontation scenes between Brahmi and Prakash Raj were so good to see in the film.
Though Nandini Reddy‘s Anni Manchi Sakunamule did not work at the box office, the film had great performances. One of them was the main lead, Santhosh Soban. He as the young lad who is torn between the two families gave a solid performance. In many of the confrontation scenes, Santhosh moved us to tears with his realistic acting.
2023 will be a lifetime memory for Anand Deverakonda. He saw a new lease of life with Baby. The romantic drama directed by Sai Rajesh showcased Anand as an auto driver who is cheated by his lover. Anand’s performance moved us to tears in many scenes. The way he connected with the masses through his performance was something quite special and proved that Anand can also act solidly.
Naveen Polishetty is the new kid on the block. With each passing film, he is seeing a new lease of stardom. In Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty, Naveen gave a solid performance. In both comedy and emotions, he even dominated Anushka in many scenes and was the show-stopper in Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty. Naveen is signing films very carefully and is the man to watch out for in 2024.
Bhagavanth Kesari was a special film for Balakrishna. He changed his mass image and played a character that suited his age. Balayya’s performance and the scenes related to women’s empowerment were a rage with the family audience. Anil Ravipudi showcased Balayya in a completely new light in this film.
2023 was the comeback year for Prabhas. After scoring back-to-back flops after Baahubali, Salaar was the film with which Prabhas showcased his mass power once again. His performance as the deadly Deva won the hearts of his fans and critics alike. Prabhas looked deadly in all the fights and confrontation scenes.
Sree Vishnu made heads turn with his hilarious performance in Samajavaragamana. The film was a rage and showcased that Sree Vishnu is in top form when it comes to doing comedy and boy-next-door images. Sree Vishnu’s scenes with his father Naresh were hilarious in the film which made close to Rs 50 crores at the box office.