rana-profileRana Daggubati, grandson of Telugu film veteran Dr. D. Ramanaidu, and producer D. Suresh Babu’s son is making his debut as the hero in a political film that is all set to launch this year (2009). Before embarking on his acting career, Rana was a successful Digital Post entrepreneur, who became well known in the Telugu film industry as the brain behind the latest film technology and is accredited with having transformed the evolution of the postproduction landscape. He brought the Digital Intermediate (DI) technology and other state-of-art postproduction practices to the South Indian film industry through his company, Spirit Media.

Having inherited a passion for cinema from his family, Rana has always had his finger on the pulse of the film industry. At 21, his very first film as producer won the National award for “A Belly full of Dreams”. The film uses the narrative technique of puppetry to explore the physical and emotional journeys of nine year old Ramu. Given his drive for photography and cinematography coupled with his tremendous foresight, he identified an emerging need for digital postproduction services in the industry. The industry looked at Rana as a visionary in the postproduction space and Spirit’s young and enterprising reputation carried the company forward leaps and bounds with production houses all over the country approaching it for a wide range of services.

His debut performance in the upcoming film ‘Leader’ directed by Sekhar Kammula is sure to charm audiences all over. He hopes to make a mark in the Telugu film industry with his intense performance in ‘Leader’. He plays a powerful and compelling role in the film which will certainly sway the minds of the audience.