Nani

Other names of Nani: Naveen Babu Ghanta, Natural Star
Birthday: 24-02-1984
Age: 35
Star sign: Pisces

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.

Akkineni Nageswara Rao Telugu Actor

Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Akkineni Nageswara Rao is undoubtedly the ‘Bhisma Pitamah’ of Telugu cinema. Even after few decades not any actor have reached the status that he had achieved. He was also a naturalistic actor who inherited theatrical approach in acting and perhaps of his such approach; he could deliver the high-drama scenes that were indeed Telugu cinema’s landmark films even. Nageswara Rao bagged the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest honorary award for achievement in Indian cinema. The reason he is considered ‘Bhisma Peetamah’ is because he was instrumental in locating Telugu cinema to Hyderabad. He not only shifted his residence from Madras to Hyderabad but even shifted the idea of the shooting of Telugu films in Hyderabad even that gave a fillip to filmmaking pattern in Kollywood. He launched his own film studio ’Annapurna Studios’, in 1975, to provide infrastructural support to the film industry in Hyderabad. Along with the studio, he even established a film and media school, Annapurna International School of Film and Media in 2011. He made his debut in the cinema when he was just 17 years old. He turned an actor through the Telugu film ‘Dharmapatni’ in 1941. Due to his theatrical knowledge, he even played mythological characters such as Lord Rama in ‘Seeta Rama Jananam’, Abhimanyu in ‘Maya Bazaar', Lord Vishnu in ‘Chenchu Lakshmi’, Narada in ‘Bhookailash’ and Arjuna in ‘Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham’. Later on, he switched to family dramas. He was the tragic and romantic hero of the silver screen. Every film that he had acted was a landmark in Telugu cinema such as Prem Nagar, Devadasu, Meghasandesham. Premabhishekam, Anarkali or even Laila Majnu. As a versatile actor, he was good in comedy too. His screen persona smiled with his sheer attitude and dedication that he showed in acting, and he was always grateful to the audiences. He ushered a new romantic hero- who could play urban, rural role with sophisticated and charming personality. That is why he dominated for over five decades in Telugu cinema. He enjoyed uninterrupted success for many decades. ‘Manam’ was ANR’s last film that brought his son Nagarjuna, and grandsons, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil in the movie. He was born on 20 September 1924 in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. His passing away on 22 January 2014 created a void in the world of Indian cinema.

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