Konidela Varun Tej is an Indian actor who works in Telugu films. Born to the Allu–Konidela family, he is the son of actor Nagendra Babu. Till date he has starred in 13 films. Tej made his acting debut in 2014 with Mukunda. It was a box-office flop like his next three releases, though he received praise for featuring in Krish's critically acclaimed war film Kanche (2015). He established himself as a leading actor with the romantic drama Fidaa (2017), a major critical and commercial success. Tej has since starred in films including Tholi Prema (2018), Gaddalakonda Ganesh (2019), F2 (2019) and F3 (2022).