Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao popularly known as NTR was born on 20th of May 1983 to politician and actor Nandamuri Harikrishna and Shalini in Hyderabad. Family, friends and close associates call him Tarak and his admirers call him “Young Tiger.” NTR is the grandson of Yesteryear’s telugu film Legendary actor, founder of the Telugu Desam Party Viswa Vikyata Nata Sarvabowma NataRatna Padma Sri Dr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. He has two brothers, N. Janaki Ram and N. Kalyan Ram (both older) and one sister, Mrs. Suhasini. Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna is Tarak’s uncle. Tarak was engaged to Lakshmi Pranathi, who is the daughter of Narne Mallika, the niece of former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandra Babu Naidu on 1st of April 2010. The couple entered wedlock on 5th of May 2011. NTR did his schooling at Vidyaranya Hyderabad, and Intermediate at St. Mary’s College Yousufguda, Hyderabad.