Naveen Babu Ghanta who is popularly known as Nani is one of the eminent actors of the Telugu film industry. Popular among his fans as Natural Star, he is not just an actor but also a Producer. Let’s have an extended look at the age, height, weight, wife, caste, family, and biography of the Nani.
Nani’s Childhood, Wiki & Biography
Nani was born on 24 February 1984 (Age 39 Years; in 2023) in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He has been one of the most paid and successful actors of the T-town. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He did his schooling from St. Alphonsa’s High School, Hyderabad. He completed his graduation from Narayana Junior College, Hyderabad. Nani has a struggle story of his own. His life boarded a flight from being a clap director in film to an actor with huge popularity across Telugu states.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & More
- Height (approx.): 5’ 9”
- Weight (approx.): 65 kg
- Hair Colour: Black
- Eye Colour: Dark Brown
- Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 30″, Biceps 12″
Nani’s Family, Parents, Caste & Wife
Nani belongs to Kamma Caste, He was born to Telugu speaking parents in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He is son of Rambabu Ghanta and Vijayalakshmi Ghanta. His mother Vijayalakshmi Ghanta, is a central government employee. Nani has one Sister, Deepthi Ghanta.
Nani Wife, Children & Relationships
On 27 October 2012, Nani got married to his long-time girlfriend, Anjana Yelavarthy at the Rishikonda Resorts in Vishakapatnam. They both dated since Nani worked as RJ in Vishakhapatnam. Anjana Yelavarthy is software engineer by profession. His wife is 6 years younger to him. The couple has a Son named Arjun (born in 2017).
In 2008, he made his Tollywood debut in what would become his breakthrough role as Rambabu, in film “Ashta Chamma’. which got a Big success on box office. Thereafter, Nani has appeared in many successful movies including Ride (2009), Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu (2010). In 2011 he starred in the romantic comedy film, “Ala Modalaindi” and gained huge popularity. Subsequently, he appeared in age comedy-drama film “Pilla Zamindar,” which proved to be a major success.
He made his Kollywood film debut with the movie ‘Veppam’ in 2011. But film was unable to impress the audience.
Nani gained instant stardom after the success of his film “Eega” (2012) . which was directed by S. S. Rajamouli. He was critically acclaimed for his performances in the films Bhale Bhale Magadivoy (2015), which was directed by Maruthi.
Next, he featured in the action film “Bhale Bhale Magadivoy” (2015),. The movie was a commercial success and established him as an actor. His popularity grew with his roles in several hit films, such as Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (2016), Gentleman (2016), Majnu (2016), Nenu Local (2017), Ninnu Kori (2017), Middle Class Abbayi (2017)
He hosted the popular Indian reality television series Bigg Boss Telugu Season 2 (2018) which was aired on Star Maa. He also hosted the awards show from the four industries show 2nd IIFA Utsavam (2017).
Nani produced his first film ‘Awe’ in 2018, which (according to critics) is a different film in Indian film industry. His second production was “HIT: The First Case”.
Net worth, Salary & Earnings
According to the source, Nani’s net worth is estimated at 50 Crores to 100 Crores while a portion of his annual income comes from Production Company and the bulk of his earnings come from his movies. He is charging Rs 10 crores per film on an average.
Nani was roped in to host the popular television show Bigg Boss Telugu 2. He charges around Rs. Rs. 10 lakhs for a single episode.
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Food: Khichdi, Idli Sambar
Travel Destination: Tirumala, Australia
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Nani’s Brand endoesment
Nani endorses only few big brands such as Sprite india, and other big brands.
Nani’s Cars/Bikes Collection
Nani is bike and car lover and has a huge collection of expensive bikes and cars. Nani has BMW 520d, SUV like costly cars in the garage.
Nani ’s Expensive Cars
- BMW 520d (Rs 60 lakh)