Actor Nani (Naveen Babu Ghanta) is an adorable hero in Tollywood who had a dream to become a film director. He was born on 24 February 1984 in Hyderabad (Telangana). During his college days, he was a movie-buff and was addicted watcher of movies. Hence, he found inspiration from
Mani Ratnam’s movies and even became a clap director to Bapu for the film ‘Radha Gopalam.' Later, of course, he worked as an assistant director to Srinu Vaitla and also with great Bapu. After taking a long sabbatical from studios, he worked as a radio jockey for a World Space Satellite.
Nani even titled his program as ‘Non-Stop Nani’ and presented the program for one year. In between, an offer came to him for a hero role from a director
Mohan Krishna Indraganti, who signed him for ‘Asta Chemma’. In this film, Nani debuted as a hero. It is said that again in 2015, the same director Indraganti roped in actor Nani to work on an upcoming untitled film that is slated to go on the floor in December. Nani has been confirmed to play hero in this project and has been paired with Surabi and Niveda. It is believed that actor has been signed to play a lead role with Karthi for a Malayalam movie that is being directed by Mani Ratnam, and the shooting is likely to begin in December 2015 onwards. After his debut film ‘Asta Chemma’ which was a huge success, Nani had never looked back. Critics and audiences have complimented the actor for his dancing and good screen presence. He was watched and appreciated by his fans for emotions that he could deliver spontaneously. His first two films 'Ashta Chamma’ and ‘Ride' fared well in the box-office, and he gained stardom easily. Some of the prominent movies where he gained confidence as a matured performer and even ruled the box-office include films include ‘
Ala Modalaindi,'’Eega,' ‘Yeto Vellipoyindi Manas ‘ etc. He also played a dual role in the film ‘Janda Pai Kapiraju’. Some of his earlier critically acclaimed films include Krishna Vamsi's ‘
Paisa’, and Yash Raj film ’
Aaha Kalyanam’. The actor turned producer with a film named ‘D for Dopidi ‘which was a flop.
He also had acted in Tamil movies. In 2015, his films like ‘Yevade Subramanyam’, and ‘
Bhale Bhale Magadivoy’ retained his position in the box office. The actor is married to his girlfriend, Anjana Yelavarthy. Even at the age of 34, he remains a loved celebrity in Tollywood.