Akhil Akkineni had a rousing welcome for his cameo in Manam along with his grandfather the legend Akkineni Nageshwar Rao, his father Nagarjuna Akkineni & his brother Naga Chaitanya. His sister-in-law Samantha Ruth Prabhu was one of main female lead.
Akhil Akkineni is someone who earned a fan following even before signing his first lead role.
His first film titled Akhil - Power of Jua, produced by Actor Nithiin & directed by the experienced V.V.Vinayak, was a big budget venture. Megastar Salman Khan promoted the film by unveiling the teaser even though it released opposite his own Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Nagarjuna appeared in a special appearance. The film faced backlash right from it's trailer. And post release, it got terrible response from the critics & audience resulting it in becoming one of the biggest disasters for an actor on debut movie.
After the big disaster in his debut movie, Akhil carefully selected his second movie Hello, directed by Vikram Kumar who also directed Manam. The film opened to a better acceptance from critics but failed to survive the competition from Nani's MCA. Once again, Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai had released on the same day.
This year Akhil had his third release titled Mr. Majnu which opened to mixed response with critics complaining about the routine script.
His debut movie Akhil - Power of Jua was sold for 43cr. His second movie Hello was sold for 32cr. His third film despite being sold for 24cr is now struggling to recover 50% of investment after one week run.