Akkineni Nagarjuna (born 29 August 1959) is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter who works primarily in the Telugu cinema, and television. He has acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead, supporting and cameo roles, including Bollywood and Tamil films. He has received nine state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and one Special Mention at the National Film Awards.
The 1996 film Ninne Pelladata which he produced, was declared the Best Telugu film of the year at the National Film Awards. He is listed #56 and #61 in Forbes India top 100 Celebrities for the year 2012 and 2013 respectively. Nagarjuna has been the recipient of two National Film Awards, nine Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South.
In 2014, Nagarjuna, was starred in the blockbuster, family drama, Manam, directed by Vikram Kumar. Later, he has acted in Soggade Chinni Nayana, in a dual role, and later he did a handicapped role in Vamshi Paidipally’s bilingual film Oopiri, which is a recent blockbuster hit.
|Real Name||Akkineni Nagarjuna|
|Profession||Actor, Producer and Businessman|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 40 Inches – Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
|Date of Birth||29 August 1959|
|Age (as in 2015)||56 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|School||Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad|
|College||The Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad College of Engineering, Guindy
Eastern Michigan University, Michigin, USA
|Educational Qualifications||M.S. in Automobile Engineering,
Bachelors of Engineering
|Debut||Debut Film : Vikram (1986)
Debut TV : Yuva (2009)
|Family||Father– Nageswara Rao Akkineni (Actor and Producer)
Mother– Annapurna Akkineni
Brothers– Akkineni Venkat
Sisters– Akkineni Sathyavathi, Akkineni Naga Susheela and Akkineni Saroja
|Address||Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India|
|Hobbies||Reading and workout|
|Controversies||A case was filed against him for sexually harassing a journalist.|
|Favourite Food||Grilled chicken or fish and dosa|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favourite Book||Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell|
|Favourite Restaurant||N Asian in Hyderabad|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Amala Akkineni (Actress)|
|Wife||Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati (1984–90)
Amala Akkineni (Actress,1992-present)
Son– Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni
|Salary||7 Crore/film (INR)|
|Net Worth||$ 50 million|
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- Nagarjuna stared his acting career in 1968 as a child artist with Telugu film. Sudigundalu.
- His debut lead role film Vikram of 1986 was the remak of famous Bollywood film Hero of 1983.
- He hosted Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, the Telugu version of famous hindi quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
- His wife Amala is the co-founder of an NGO called Blue Cross of Hyderabad.
- In a span of 20 years, he has done 90 films which includes Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films.
- Apart from romantic and action movies, he also did few devotional movies like Sri Ramadasu, Annamayya and Shirdi Sai.
- He is the co-owner of Mumbai Masters in Indian Badminton League with Sunil Gavaskar, and in Mahi Racing Team India with cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
- In 2014, Amitabh Bachchan made a special appearance in his film Manam.
- He is also the co-owner of Maa Channel.
- He is a good friend of business tycoon Anil Ambani.
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