Daggubati Venkatesh (born December 13, 1960) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a career spanning 30 years, he starred in 72 feature films. He has played a variety of roles in Telugu cinema and in a few Bollywoodfilms. He has received seven state Nandi Awards and five Filmfare Awards for best acting.
Along with his brother Daggubati Suresh Babu, Venkatesh is the co-owner of Suresh Productions, one of the largest film production companies in India. Venkatesh has starred in several of his films under this production house. In a career spanning three decades, he has acted in many commercially successful films such as Kaliyuga Pandavulu, Brahma Putrudu, and Swarna Kamalam. He has the highest number of Nandi awards for best actor, of which he has won five. He is well known for pairing with Soundarya in 90s with couple of successful movies. Apart from films, he is the Captain of the Telugu Warriors, representing Tollywood in the Celebrity Cricket League.