Nani (Naveen Babu) Wiki Age Caste Wife Son Family Biography

Nani is an Indian actor, mainly appears in the Telugu film industry. He is also a producer, assistant director, and an RJ. Check out more about Nani wiki, age, wife, family, Nani real name, biography details here.



Nani’s real name Naveen Babu Ghanta. Nani is his stage name. He was born on 24 February 1984 (34 years) in Hyderabad Telangana to Rambabu Ghanta and Vijayalakshmi Ghanta. He also has a sister Deepthi Ghanta. 

Nani with Rambabu Ghanta

Nani with Sister
Nani with Sister

Media reports say, he is married to Anjana Yelavarthy on 27th October 2012 and has a son Arjun born in 2017.

Nani with Son
Nani with Son Arjun

Physical Appearance

Nani is 5ft 9inches (175cm) tall and weighs over 70Kg. He has 40inches chest, 30inches waist, and 12inches biceps. He has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Nani Physical Appearance
Nani Physical Appearance

School & Career

Nani did his schooling from St. Alphonsa’s High School, Hyderabad and completed graduation from Narayana Junior College, Hyderabad and Wesley Degree College, Secunderabad.
Nani made his film debut in Ashta Chamma in 2008. He then starred in commercially successful films such as Ride (2009), Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu (2010), Ala Modalaindi (2011), Pilla Zamindar (2011), Eega (2012), Gentleman (2016), Nenu Local (2017), Ninnu Kori (2017), and MCA (Middle Class Abbayi) (2017), some of which rank among the List of highest-grossing Telugu films.

Nani as RJ
Nani in RJ Hyderabad

In 2013, Nani produced his first film D for Dopidi, which became a commercial success at the box office. In 2018, his second production venture Awe, was also commercially and critically successful.
In 2018, Nani began his television career and is hosting Bigg Boss Telugu 2, the second season of the popular reality TV show Bigg Boss in Telugu. The second season began airing on 10 June 2018.


Year Title Role(s) Notes
2008 Ashta Chamma Ram Babu / Mahesh Film debut
2009 Ride Arjun
Snehituda… Sai
2010 Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu Suribabu
2011 Ala Modalaindi Gautham
Veppam Karthi Tamil film dubbed into Telugu as “Sega”
Pilla Zamindar Praveen Jayaramaraju
2012 Eega Nani Simultaneously filmed in Tamil as Naan Ee
Toronto After Dark Best Hero Award
Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu Varun Krishna Nandi Award for Best Actor
2014 Paisa Prakash
Aaha Kalyanam Shakthi Tamil film dubbed into Telugu
2015 Janda Pai Kapiraju Aravind Shivashankar / Maya Kannan Dual Role
Yevade Subramanyam M. Subramanyam
Bhale Bhale Magadivoy Luckkaraju (Lucky) Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
2016 Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Krishna Nominated – IIFA Utsavam 2016 Best Performance in a Leading Role- Male
Gentleman Gautham / Jaya ram mullapudi (Jai) Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
Dual Role
Majnu Aditya
2017 Nenu Local Babu
Ninnu Kori Uma Maheswara Rao
MCA (Middle Class Abbayi) Nani
2018 Krishnarjuna Yuddham Krishna / Arjun Jayaprakash Dual Role
Devadas  Dasu (Multi-starrer with Nagarjuna)
2019 Jersey Films that have not yet been released Arjun Pre Production

Awards: He won the State Nandi Award for Best Actor for Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South for Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.[5] He was also nominated twice for the Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award, for the films Bhale Bhale Magadivoy and Gentleman. He is referred to by his fans as ‘Natural Star’. He is considered to be one of the most popular stars of Telugu cinema.

Nani's Life work

Year Award Category Film Result
2011 Vijay Award Best Debut Actor Veppam Won
SIIMA Award Best Male Debutant Nominated
2012 Toronto After Dark Best Hero Eega Won
South Indian International Movie Awards Rising Male Hero Won
2013 Nandi Awards Best Actor Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu Won
2015 Filmfare Awards South Best Critics Actor – South Bhale Bhale Magadivoy Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Nominated
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor Nominated
CineMAA Awards Nominated
2016 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Gentleman Nominated
IIFA Utsavam Best Performance in a leading role – Male Nominated
2017 Zee Cinemalu Awards 2017 Boy Next Door Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Won
Golden Star of the Year Won
TSR-TV9 National Film Awards Special Jury Award for Popular Choice Gentleman Won

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