Indian Actor Nani’s Net Worth, Height, Age, & Personal Info Wiki


South Indian actor, producer, and television personality Nani is well-known for his work in Telugu cinema. An accomplished actor from India, Nani has also directed and produced several films in both Tamil and Telugu.

The 38-year-old celebrity appeared in about 34 films as of 2023, most of which were commercial successes.

Nani's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height 5 ft 8 in
1.78 m
Weight 143 pounds
65 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Fit
Sexual Orientation Straight

Facts About Nani

Nationality Indian
Estimate Net Worth $8 million
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Birthplace Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Birthday February 24, 1984

Nani's Net Worth

As of 2023, Nani Actor’s current net worth is estimated to be at $8 million. He charges between 5 and 6 crore rupees per movie, which accounts for most of his income source. 

Neni exhibits his playing talent in the film but is also a skilled TV host who earns well by appearing in TV commercials and brand promotions. He is affiliated with numerous brand groups, and he receives compensation of approximately one crore rupees for each brand endorsement. 

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Nani's Early Life

Rambabu Ghanta and Vijayalakshmi Ghanta welcomed Ghanta Naveen Babu (Nani) into the world on February 24, 1984, in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Deepthi Ghanta is the only sister that Nani has.

Young Nani

Nani and his friends used to watch movies for more than simply enjoyment when they were younger. His true goal was to break into the film industry as a filmmaker.

Nani's Education

St. Alphonsa’s High School in Hyderabad, India, where he finished his primary school. He graduated from Wesley College in Telangana, India after completing his intermediate studies at Narayana Junior College in S.R. Nagar. (1)

Nani's Wife and Family Life

When Nani was employed as an RJ in Vizag, he first met Anjana Yelavarthy, and the two quickly grew close. Their friendship quickly turned into love, and after being together for about five years, the couple wed on October 27, 2012, in a small wedding ceremony. They invited only their family and close friends to the wedding. (2)

Anjana gave birth to their first child, a boy called Arjun, later that year. The young child is also affectionately called Junnu.

Nani's Career

Actor, Director and Producer

Throughout his early years of struggle, Nani became captivated by movies and aspired to work as a director. The films of Indian director Mani Ratnam influenced him. His first Telugu film as a “clap director” for producer Anil and director Bapu was “Radha Gopalam.” (3)

He worked as an assistant director on Allari Bullodu, Dhee, and Astram, among other films. For over a year, Nani was a radio host for a program named “Non Stop Nani,” sponsored by his friend Bhargavi Mallela.

The critics hailed Nani for his acting debut in the 2008 Telugu film “Ashta Chamma,” which he shared with Indian actress Swati Reddy. Following the success of “Ashta Chamma,” “Ride” became a box office success. In addition to his early success in Telugu films, he made his Tamil film debut in the leading role of “Ala Modalaindi” (2011), regarded as his career-defining film.

“Ashta Chamma” (2008), “Eega” (2012), “Bhale Bhale Magadivoy” (2015), “Nenu Local” (2017), “Middle-Class Abbayi” (2017), “Jersey” (2019), and “Shyam Singha Roy” are a few of Nani’s well-received films (2021).

In addition to his box office successes, Nani’s career has experienced several ups and downs. He struggled in his acting career between 2013 and 2015; a string of unfavorable reviews for his films led to changes in his box office performance.

Brand Ambassador

Nani in Sprite commercial

When it comes to brand endorsements, Nani is one of the South Indian industry’s highest-paid brand ambassadors. Let’s examine how many Nani has now since he has long supported a variety of goods. 

In addition to being named the brand ambassador for the well-known soft drink “Sprite India,” Nani also provides endorsement for several other famous brands and receives a sizeable payment for doing so. (4)

Nani's Controversies

Sri Reddy Sexual Harassment

Sri Reddy wrote a mysterious letter on social media accusing Telugu actor Nani of sexual harassment. She demonstrated by being naked in front of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce to make her point as part of the protest. (5)

In response to these accusations, Nani has taken them very seriously, refuted them, and requested Sri Reddy issue an unqualified apology. Later, Nani acknowledged having sent Sri Reddy the legal notification. 

Telugu Film Lacks Unity

Nani said tha Telugu films lacks unity

When Nani’s movie Shyam Singha Roy was released, Nani complained that the Telugu cinema industry lacked cohesion. It occurred when he discussed the problem with ticket prices in Andhra Pradesh. Many people were taken aback by Nani’s statement, which he clarified and said was made “out of pain.”

It would be wonderful if everyone came out to protect one another, Nani stated in an earlier interview about the Telugu cinema industry’s troubles.

The natural star continued by saying that the media and users of social media misinterpreted his comments. To avoid being “misunderstood and misquoted” by the press, Nani claimed that he made that statement because he wanted everyone to speak out against the issue. (6)

Bigg Boss Season 2

For his two-minute diatribe about using derogatory language and spreading rumors about Bigg Boss contestants during Season 2, Nani received negative feedback.

Due to the hostility of many and the hate campaigns they have launched, Tejaswi Madivada was evicted. Nani expressed her unhappiness and appeared disturbed about it on social media. 

Nani claimed to have received every comment the Bigg Boss crew had gathered regarding how the competition was going and what viewers were saying about the housemates on social media. He claimed that only those who propagate hatred the most will be burned by its virulent cycle. (7)

Many social media users find Nani’s response to be intolerable. They advised him to stop lecturing them about their actions and correct Tejaswi Madivada. 

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Nani's Humanitarian Works

Nani and wife donated blood

When India went through a difficult time during the 21 days of lockdown, some South Indian artists and actresses, including Nani, gave their share as relief sums to state government finances. He generously provided food and relief funds to homeless and underprivileged persons on the streets. (8)

To help the movie industry workers who have lost their jobs due to the ongoing 21-day shutdown, Nani has declared a donation to CCC (Corona Virus Charity Fund) of Rs 30 lakhs.

Nani and his wife Anjana left their home to donate blood to the NTR Memorial Blood Trust Blood Bank in Hyderabad, specifically for Thalassemia patients, including children, as blood banks were running low due to a lack of donors as a result of the lockdown.

Nani's Real Estate and other Properties

Nani lifestyle

Nani lives in one of the priciest homes in Meenakshi’s Trident Towers in Hyderabad, Telangana, He currently earns among the highest salaries among actors in the South Indian film industry and enjoys a lavish lifestyle. Nani, his wife Anjana, and their son Arjun reside in his opulent apartment.

The apartment has a home gym and eight opulent bedrooms. Aside from homes, he also enjoys driving expensive vehicles, such as the 25 lakh rupee Toyota Innova Crysta, the 2.75 crore rupee Land Rover Range Rover 3.0 Vogue, and the 62.90 lakh rupee BMW 5 Series. (9) Nani also has a Harley Davidson Street 750 in his garage, which costs about 5 lakh rupees.


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