Rana Daggubati better known as Rana, is an Indian film actor and producer. He made his acting debut with the Telugu film Leader. The film, written and directed by Sekhar Kammula hit the theaters on February 19, 2010 and became an instant success, gaining Rana Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South.
He was born on December 14, 1984 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to prolific film producer Suresh Babu Daggubati, the latter being the elder son of Ramanaidu Daggubati. Actors Venkatesh Daggubati and Nagarjuna Akkineni are Rana's uncles. His cousin is actor Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. Rana has attended his high school in Chennai along with his classmates Ram Charan Teja Konidala and Allu Arjun.
As a Visual Effects producer, Rana won the state Nandi Award for best special effects in the 2005, Mahesh Babu starrer Sainikudu. Rana produced his very first film Bommalata – A Bellyful of Dreams (2006), which won him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.
He made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi film Dum Maaro Dum which released on 22 April 2011.