Profession: Actor, Producer

Father of Nani

Rambabu Ghanta

Mother of Nani

Vijayalakshmi Ghanta
Sister- Deepthi Ghanta

Wife/Spouse of Nani

Anjana Yelavarthy (m. 2012-present)

Favourite Actor(s) of Nani

Chiranjeevi, Sobhan Babu, Prabhas, Ravi Teja, Kamal Haasan

Favourite Actresses of Nani

Savitri, Sridevi, Keerthy Suresh

Favourite Colour of Nani


Favourite Destination(s) of Nani

Tirumala, Australia

Favourite Director(s) of Nani

Mani Ratnam, Bapu, Gautham Menon, Krishna Vamsi

Favourite Fashion Brand of Nani


Favourite Film(s) of Nani

Bollywood: The Hangover (2009)
Hollywood: Life of Pi (2012)
Telugu: Galipatam (2014)

Favourite Food(s) of Nani

Idli Sambar, Khichdi

Favourite Music Director of Nani


Favourite Song of Nani

"Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" from the film 'Maro Charitra' (1978)

Favourite Sport of Nani


Awards of Nani

2011- Vijay Award for the Best Debut Actor for the film 'Veppam'
2012- Toronto After Dark Award for the Best Hero for the film 'Eega,' and South Indian International Movie Award for the Rising Male Hero for the film 'Eega'
2013- Nandi Award for the Best Actor for the film 'Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu,' and Filmfare Awards South for the Best Critics Actor – South for the film 'Bhale Bhale Magadivoy'
2017- Zee Cinemalu Award for the Golden Star of the Year, and TSR-TV9 National Film Award- Special Jury Award for Popular Choice for the film 'Gentleman'

Information about Nani

In 2018, he replaced Jr NTR as the host of 'Bigg Boss 2 Telugu.'  His wife works in the Marketing wing for 'Arka Media Works' and has even worked for the magnum opus 'Baahubali.'    Does Nani drink alcohol?: Yes  Nani was bitten by the direction bug during his college days, after watching Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan's direction work.  Because of his realistic acting and boy next door image, he has earned the nickname 'Natural Star' by his fans.  Later, he worked as an assistant director in films like 'Allari Bullodu' (2005), 'Asthram' (2006), and 'Dhee' (2007).  His biggest dream is to do a film in the direction of Mani Ratnam.  Does Nani smoke?: Not Known  When he took a break to work for a script to direct a movie, his friend and RJ, Nandini Reddy, invited him to work as an RJ for World Space Satellite in Hyderabad, just for once in a week. He liked it so much that he did a show called 'Nonstop Nani' and worked there as an RJ for a year.  Watching his hunger to learn the art of filmmaking, his uncle, and producer, Anil, helped him to join director Bapu as a 'clap assistant' in the film 'Radha Gopalam' (2005).    His breakthrough came in 2008 with the role of 'Varun Krishna' in the film 'Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu' for which he won the Nandi Award for Best Actor.  He was quite notorious during his college days and once got arrested.  For the physically demanding role of 'M. Subramanyam' in the film 'Yevade Subramanyam' (2015), he took bath only 8 times in 40 days as the shooting took place at the base camp of Mount Everest.  He is an ambivert, a blend of both introvert and extrovert.  While he was working as an RJ, he got featured in an advertisement and when writer Mohan Krishna Indraganti saw it, he found him perfect to play the role of 'Ram Babu' in the Telugu film 'Ashta Chamma' (2008) and made a mark straightaway.  After a courtship of 5 years, he married his girlfriend Anjana without the permission of their parents. Though, after some time their parents accepted their relation after which the couple got re-married in their presence. 

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