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.


2008Ashta ChammaRam Babu / MaheshFilm debut
2010Bheemili Kabaddi JattuSuribabu
2011Ala ModalaindiGautham
VeppamKarthiTamil film dubbed into Telugu as “Sega”
Pilla ZamindarPraveen Jayaramaraju
2012EegaNaniSimultaneously filmed in Tamil as Naan Ee
Toronto After Dark Best Hero Award
Yeto Vellipoyindhi ManasuVarun KrishnaNandi Award for Best Actor
Aaha KalyanamShakthiTamil film dubbed into Telugu
2015Janda Pai KapirajuAravind Shivashankar / Maya KannanDual Role
Yevade SubramanyamM. Subramanyam
Bhale Bhale MagadivoyLuckkaraju (Lucky)Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
2016Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema GaadhaKrishnaNominated – IIFA Utsavam 2016 Best Performance in a Leading Role- Male
GentlemanGautham / Jaya ram mullapudi (Jai)Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
Dual Role
2017Nenu LocalBabu
Ninnu KoriUma Maheswara Rao
MCA (Middle Class Abbayi)Nani
2018Krishnarjuna YuddhamKrishna / Arjun JayaprakashDual Role
Devadas Dasu(Multi-starrer with Nagarjuna)
2019Jersey Films that have not yet been releasedArjunPre 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

2011Vijay AwardBest Debut ActorVeppamWon
SIIMA AwardBest Male DebutantNominated
2012Toronto After DarkBest HeroEegaWon
South Indian International Movie AwardsRising Male HeroWon
2013Nandi AwardsBest ActorYeto Vellipoyindhi ManasuWon
2015Filmfare Awards SouthBest Critics Actor – SouthBhale Bhale MagadivoyWon
Filmfare Awards SouthBest ActorNominated
South Indian International Movie AwardsBest ActorNominated
CineMAA AwardsNominated
2016Filmfare Awards SouthBest ActorGentlemanNominated
IIFA UtsavamBest Performance in a leading role – MaleNominated
2017Zee Cinemalu Awards 2017Boy Next DoorKrishna Gaadi Veera Prema GaadhaWon
Golden Star of the YearWon
TSR-TV9 National Film AwardsSpecial Jury Award for Popular ChoiceGentlemanWon

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