Rana Daggubati, who made our hearts do something we never knew its capable of, and made us drool over a negative character with his Bhallaladeva avatar in Baahubali, celebrates his birthday today (14 December 1984). The actor has turned 33 today. It is not any less than a feat to get love and appreciation even when one is starring in the same film as Prabhas, who has endeared himself to fans – old and new – with his Amarendra and Mahendra Baahubali avatars. And yet, it was hard not to fall in love with Rana. His sheer screen presence, performance and entire look was the perfect foil for Prabhas’ Baahubali.

On his birthday today, how can we then not talk about this perfect onscreen pair whom we discovered thanks to SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus? Interestingly, the two actors worked together for the first time ever in this period drama. But what they found in each other is beyond measure. In an interview, Prabhas had confessed, “I have worked with Rajamouli earlier, have down two films with Anushka Shetty and one with Tamannaah Bhatia. But this fellow (Rana), though I knew him and met him earlier at events, since we are in the same industry, we were just cordial. Working together in Baahubali and being one unit, one family for 4 years brought us close. He is like a buddy. We share everything that is happening in our lives – personal or professional.” The two stars found friends for life. And here’s a look at a few iconic pictures that prove their bond – or bromance as it is called in pop culture. ALSO READ: Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi Has Already Beaten Prabhas’ Baahubali 2! Here’s How


They may have fought each other for the throne, but once the camera is off, they don’t mind sharing it


Who is allowed to peep into your mobile phone? Only your BFF, right?


Prabhas and Rana Daggubati trying a hand at 3D Augmented Reality while also promoting Nene Raju Nene Manthri


Sharing inside jokes


Having each other’s back! While they don’t leave a chance to pull each other’s legs, Prabhas and Rana have been there for each other. When they were asked awkward questions during press meets, both stood for the other.  In fact, during some press conferences when Prabhas couldn’t decipher a few questions asked to him in Hindi, Rana came to the rescue, translating what was being asked…


When you say something funny and get the reaction you need from your closest buddy


Their bond had become so strong that the two used to hangout on the sets even when one was shooting and the other was not part of the schedule


What’s in your dabba?


Keeping each other company during off duty hours, at events


Because there cannot be enough pictures capturing the greatness of these two young stars!

Now, we have are majorly missing watching these two super hot, supremely talented men on the same screen. Here’s hoping that our wish is granted soon and we do see some filmmaker bring the Baahubali and Bhallaladeva together once again, in different avatars, on a different canvas…