Ram Charan
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Telugu star Ram Charan has joined his ‘RRR’ co-star NTR Jr, with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) recently announcing his induction into its prestigious Actors Branch.

Charan, whose role as freedom fighter Alluri Sitaraman Raju in director S S Rajamouli’s universally acclaimed historical fiction film, ‘RRR’, gained him global spotlight, has joined a roster of established stars.

The Academy, the institution that overlooks the Oscars, announced his induction and posted their roster of the recent inductees on Instagram.

They wrote: “Through their nuanced portrayal and dedication to authenticity, these actors gift us with characters that leave a lasting impression on our hearts and minds.

“Their mastery of their art form transforms ordinary moments into extraordinary cinematic experiences, enriching our appreciation for the depth and complexity of human emotions.”

Announcing the roster, they added: “We’re thrilled to welcome these accomplished performers to the Actors Branch of the Academy: Lashana Lynch, Ram Charan, Vicky Krieps, Louis Koo Tin-Lok, Keke Palmer, Chang Chen, Sakura Ando, Robert Davi and more.”

The announcement not only celebrates Charan’s induction, but also highlights the significance of his involvement in shaping the future of the motion picture industry.

Currently, the actor is filming his upcoming Telugu political-action-thriller, ‘Game Changer’, directed by S Shankar, where he will be joined by Kiara Advani. The film will release in 2024.