Nani Wiki Biography, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family

Nani Wiki Biography:- Nani was born and raised in Hyderabad, India. He attended St. Alphonsa’s High School for his schooling and then completed his intermediate education at Narayana Junior College, S. R. Nagar. He later graduated from Wesley College. His family originates from Challapalli, Andhra Pradesh. In 2012, Nani tied the knot with Anjana after being in a relationship for five years. They welcomed their son in 2017.

Nani Biography

Ghanta Naveen Babu, known as Nani, is a well-known Indian actor, producer, and TV presenter primarily active in Telugu cinema. He has received two Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards, along with three nominations for Filmfare Best Actor. Nani’s presence in Telugu cinema is marked by successful films such as Ashta Chamma (2008), Ride (2009), Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu (2010), Ala Modalaindi (2011), Pilla Zamindar (2011), Eega (2012), Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu (2012), Yevade Subramanyam (2015), Bhale Bhale Magadivoy (2015), Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (2016), Gentleman (2016), Majnu (2016), Nenu Local (2017), Ninnu Kori (2017), Middle Class Abbayi (2017), Devadas (2018), Jersey (2019), Nani’s Gang Leader (2019), Shyam Singha Roy (2021), Ante Sundaraniki (2022), and Dasara (2023).

Nani Biography

In 2013, Nani ventured into film production with his movie D for Dopidi, which achieved commercial success. He repeated this success in 2018 with Awe, his second production under Wall Poster Cinema. He also hosted the second season of the Telugu reality show Bigg Boss in the same year. His role in Jersey (2019) is acclaimed as one of the “100 Greatest Performances of the Decade” by Film Companion.

Nani Wiki Bio Details

Full Name Ghanta Naveen Babu
Nickname Nani
Profession Actor, Film Producer, Film Director, and TV Presenter
Date of Birth 24 February 1984
Birthplace Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)
Age 38
Sun Sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Religion Not Known
Hometown Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)
Category Wiki

Physical Appearance

Height in Centimeters 178 cm
Height in Meters 1.78 m
Height in Feet Inches 5′ 8”
Weight 60kg
Body Measurement 40-30-12
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 30 inches
Biceps Size 12 inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Education Qualification

School St. Alphonsa’s High School, Hyderabad
Narayana Junior College, Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar, Hyderabad (intermediate)
College Wesley Degree College, Secunderabad, Telangana
Educational Qualification Graduation

Family & Relationship

Father Rambabu Ghanta (businessman)
Mother Vijayalakshmi Ghanta (pharmacist)
Sister Deepthi Ghanta (film producer)
Girlfriend Anjana Yelavarthy (software engineer and blogger)
Marital Status Married
Wife Anjana Yelavarthy  (2012-Present)
Son Arjun Ghanta (born in 2017)

Nani Career

Nani, originally Ghanta Naveen Babu, is a renowned Indian actor, producer, and TV presenter prominently active in Telugu cinema. He gained inspiration from filmmaker Mani Ratnam during his college years. Initially aspiring to be a director, Nani’s journey took a different turn when producer Anil Kumar Koneru gave him a chance to work on the movie “Radha Gopalam” (2005) as a “clap director”. He then worked on various films like “Allari Bullodu” (2005), “Astram” (2006), and “Dhee” (2007). Nani temporarily left the film scene to work on a script and during this period, he accepted an opportunity as a radio jockey, hosting a program named “Non-Stop Nani” on World Space Satellite.

Nani’s breakthrough came with “Ashta Chamma” (2008), where he was noted by director Mohan Krishna Indraganti. His performances in movies like “Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu” (2010), “Ala Modalaindi” (2011), and “Eega” (2012) gained him acclaim and recognition. Nani’s acting prowess was particularly praised in movies like “Pilla Zamindar” (2011) and “Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu” (2012).


Despite a few unsuccessful ventures, Nani’s career witnessed a resurgence with hits like “Bhale Bhale Magadivoy” (2015), “Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha” (2016), and “Gentleman” (2016). He continued to make his mark with films like “Nenu Local” (2017), “Ninnu Kori” (2017), and “Middle Class Abbayi” (2017). Nani’s career witnessed both successes and disappointments with films such as “Krishnarjuna Yudham” (2018) and “Devadas” (2018). He regained his momentum with movies like “Jersey” (2019) and “Gang Leader” (2019), both receiving positive responses. In 2021, Nani starred in “Shyam Singha Roy” and “Dasara”, both receiving mixed-to-positive reviews and box office success. His journey continues with his commitment to his craft and a growing legacy in Telugu cinema.

Awards & Nominations

Year Title Category Award Result
2009 Ashta Chamma Best Debut Actor (Jury) 1st Annual Vivel Sitara Awards Won
Best Debut Actor Relangi Awards Won
Best Debut Actor Bharata Muni Awards Won
2011 Veppam Best Debut Actor Vijay Awards Won
Best Male Debutant South Indian International Movie Awards Nominated
2012 Eega Rising Male Hero Won
Best Hero Toronto After Dark Won
2013 Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu Best Actor Nandi Awards Won
2015 Bhale Bhale Magadivoy SIIMA Award for Best Actor – Telugu South Indian International Movie Awards Won
CineMAA Awards Nominated
Best Actor (Critics) – South Filmfare Awards South Won
Best Actor Nominated
2016 Gentleman Nominated
Best Performance in a Leading Role – Male IIFA Utsavam Nominated
Special Jury Award Nandi Awards Won
2017 Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Boy Next Door Zee Cinemalu Awards 2017 Won
Golden Star of the Year Won
Gentleman Special Jury Award TSR – TV9 National Film Awards Won
Nenu Local, Ninnu Kori & Middle Class Abbayi Favourite Hero of the Year Zee Golden Awards 2017 Won
Ninnu Kori Best Sensational Hero 49th Cinegoers’ Association Film Awards Won
2020 Jersey Favorite Actor of the Year – Male Zee Cine Awards Telugu Won
Best Actor – Male Critics Choice Film Awards Won
2021 Best Actor (Critics) South Indian International Movie Awards Won
Best Actor Nominated
Jersey & Gang Leader Entertainer of the Year Won
V Best Actor in a Negative Role Nominated
Jersey & Gang Leader Best Sensational Hero Cinegoers’ 52 Golden Jubilee Film Awards Won
2022 Shyam Singha Roy Best Actor South Indian International Movie Awards Nominated
Best Actor (Critics) – Telugu 67th Filmfare Awards South Won
Best Actor – Telugu Nominated

Favorite Things

Favorite Colour White
Favorite Actor Chiranjeevi, Sobhan Babu, Prabhas, Ravi Teja, Kamal Haasan
Favorite Actress Savitri, Sridevi, Keerthy Suresh
Favorite Food Idli Sambar, Khichdi
Hobbies Travelling
Favorite Director Mani Ratnam, Bapu, Gautham Menon, Krishna Vamsi
Favorite Movies
  • Bollywood: The Hangover (2009)
  • Hollywood: Life of Pi (2012)
  • Telugu: Galipatam (2014)
Favorite Music Director Ilaiyaraaja
Favorite Song “Bhale Bhale Magadivoy” from the film ‘Maro Charitra’ (1978)
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Destination Tirumala, Australia

Social Media Platforms

Twitter nameisnani
Facebook ActorNaniOfficial
Instagram nameisnani/
Wikipedia Nani_(actor)

Net Worth & Salary

Salary Per Movie Rs. 3-4 Crores
Brand endorsement Fee Update Soon
Income Source Acting, Modeling, and Brand Endorsements
Annual Income Not Known
Net Worth Rs 56 Crores

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