Over a Cappuccino with Rana Daggubati

Rana Suresh Babu Daggubati is an Indian film actor, producer, visual effects co-ordinator, and photographer known for his works in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema. He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu. Before embarking on an acting career, Rana was a successful Digital Post entrepreneur, accredited with having transformed the evolution of the postproduction landscape in South India.

Baahubali star Rana Daggubati has become one of the most sought after actors in Tollywood nowadays. He is also being actively approached by filmmakers from other languages as well. Rana Daggubati is going to be working very hard over the next couple of years with a lot of movies and associations with different brands – a shift in strategy for an actor who says he is choosy about his roles and likes to concentrate on a single production at a time. Read through to know more about Rana, his associations, his shoot stories during Housefull 4 and lots more…

What is a typical day like in Rana Daggubati’s life?

Currently my life has been quite busy with my upcoming releases. I’ve also moved into the space of producing and technology in the realm of cinemas. So either I am shooting or relaxing at home.

What is your idea of a great party? What is your favourite party place?

My idea of a great party is with great friends and celebrating the moment. I’ve loved Hyderabad as a place to party and usually visit Fusion Lounge for their amazing food and drinks.

Tell us something about your association with Chandon.

My association with Chandon has been extremely fun so far. I love the way the brand has paved its path and I’m truly glad to be part of the ‘Party Starter Series’ along with my peers.

What makes you the game changer?

I am humbled by this title of being the game changer by Chandon, India. Coming from a family of film producers, storytelling has been in my blood and I have found various ways to do so. I pick a movie based on the script and how it has been narrated. Currently I have forayed into comic books as well.

What makes you Chandon and for that matter any other party’s party starter?

My ability to turn any situation into a party,  be it at home or outside is what make me the party starter. I’m a person who enjoys being with friends and family in my free time and always make use of these situations to get the party started.

Tell us something about Housefull 4?

My experience with the Housefull team was just crazy. Such a big cast and a whole new genre for me, gave me an experience of a lifetime. Very eager for everyone to see me in this new avatar.

Entrepreneur, Producer or Actor. What’s your favourite role to play?

All three. I love to be a part of new formats of storytelling in whichever way possible.

Rapid Fire

Your favourite restaurant?

Fusion Lounge

Are you a morning person or a night person?

Morning, definitely.

Where will your next vacation be?

Goa. Haven’t been there in a while.

Some thing about yourself that you would like to change?

Nothing. I love what I’m doing.

Weekends or weekdays?

There’s no choice. It depends on my shooting schedule.

Superman or Batman?


A fact about yourself?

I love eating.



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