Naresh Vijaya (born Naresh Krishna Murthy) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and television. He ventured into cinema as a child artiste in 1970. He starred in around 90 films in a variety of roles, including comedy. He has received state Nandi Award for Best Actor for Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1995) and Nandi Special Jury Award for Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1992). He has also received one Television Nandi Award for his work in Doordarshan's Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu.
He starred in films like Shrutilayalu (1987) that premiered at the International Film Festival of India, and Hindustan The Mother (2000) which premiered at the International Film Festival of India, BFI London Film Festival, and Mumbai Film Festival. In 2007 he starred in Mee Sreyobhilashi which also premiered at the International Film Festival of India. In 2014, he starred in Parampara which won the Platinum Award for Best Feature at the International Indonesian Movie Awards, and premiered at the Jakarta International Film Festival.
His other notable works include box office hits like Rendu Jella Sita (1983), Sreevariki Prema Lekha (1984), Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Bava Bava Panneeru (1989), Manasu Mamatha (1990), Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993), Malliswari (2004), Oka Oorilo (2005), 100% love (2011), and Drushyam (2014). Naresh is also an active politician, and was a former member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He is the Founder president of the Non Profit organization, Blood Brothers Club in Anantapur District, which is involved in philanthropic activities.
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