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 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 Arjun|
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|
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 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.
|2008||Ashta Chamma||Ram Babu / Mahesh||Film debut|
|2010||Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu||Suribabu|
|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|
|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 |
|Ninnu Kori||Uma Maheswara Rao|
|MCA (Middle Class Abbayi)||Nani|
|2018||Krishnarjuna Yuddham||Krishna / Arjun Jayaprakash||Dual Role|
|Devadas||Dasu||(Multi-starrer with Nagarjuna)|
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. 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.
|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|
|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|