An actor from the third generation of the Akkineni family, Sushant is the son of Naga Susheela, ANR's daughter. He impressed everyone with his debut film Kalidasu where he showed great ease in the dance and fight sequences. Kalidasu,a modest hit, was directed by newcomer Ravi Charan Reddy and produced by Sushant"s mother Naga Susheela and C. Srinivasa Rao. Tamanna was his heroine and what an impact they made on the screen with their hot performances!
Sushant"s second film has just been announced with yet another debut director Pratap, Sukumar"s assistant. Sushant's cousin Sumanth has already established himself with films like Madhumasam, Sathyam, Godavari and Pourudu. Now Naga Chaitanya, his uncle Nagarjuna"s son, is all set to make his debut later this year, with Dil Raju as producer. Though the rest of the cast is to be finalized, no heroine has been selected, though Sneha Ullal and a few other aspiring starlets are in the race.
Sushant"s second flick is being announced at a time when the whole industry is excited about the debut of Chaitanya. But to be fair to Nagarjuna, he has never gone for a glitzy, glamorous launch, preferring to set his relatives afloat on the ocean that is Tollywood with minimal fuss.