Balakrishna is the 6th son of ex-chief minister cum actor N T Ramarao. Balakrishna has followed his fathers footsteps this entered into politics as well as acting and is now one of the most demanded actor in Telugu movie industry. His political party was founded by his father NT Ramarao. The name of the party is TDP ( Telugu Desam Party). Balakrishna has been an MLA as well as MP of his party TDP.
His acting career began as a child actor through the movie Tatamma Kala directed by his father NTR. Annadammula Anubandham was the first movie in which he did the lead role or what people call as the hero role. 1987 was the year which changed Balakrishna\'s fate. He has acted in 6 super hit movie that year. The last movie that he acted is Lion directed by Satyadev.