Nani Biography:

Nani aka Ghanta Naveen Babu is a popular Indian actor who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. Here in this article, you can get his full information. Check out Nani Real name, Date of Birth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife, Father, Mother, Sister, Family, Religion, Movies List, Upcoming Movies, Wiki Biography & More.

Real NameGhanta Naveen Kumar
ProfessionActor, and Producer

Early Life and Education:

Nani was born on February 24, 1984, in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Nani completed his schooling at St. Alphonsa’s High School in Hyderabad. Later, Nani did his intermediate at Narayana Junior College in Hyderabad and then pursued his degree at Wesley Degree College in Hyderabad.

Personal Life
Date of Birth (Birthday)27th February 1984 (Friday)
Age (as in 2023)39 Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, Telangana, India
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
Zodiac SignPisces
SchoolSt. Alphonsa’s High School, HYD
CollegeNarayana Junior College, HYD
Wesley Degree College, HYD
Educational QualificationsDegree

Physical Stats & More:

Physical Stats
Height168 cm (5′ 6)
Weight65 kgs (143 Ibs)
Body MeasurementsChest: 40 Inches
Waist: 30 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack


Nani was born into a Hindu family. His father’s name is Rambabu Ghanta and His mother’s name is Vijayalakshmi Ghanta is a Pharmacist. He has a younger sister named Deepthi Ghanta.

On 27th October 2012, Nani married his long-time girlfriend, Anjana Yelavarthy, and they have a son named Arjun Ghanta born on 29th March 2017.

Father NameRamBabu Ghanta
Mother NameVijayalakshmi Ghanta
Sister NameDeepthi Ghanta
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date27th October 2012
Wife/SpouseAnjana Yelavarthy
ChildrenSon: Arjun Ghanta


After finishing his studies, Nani worked as Radio Jockey at World Satellite radio and hosted a program titled ‘Non-Stop with Nani’. Due to his passion for movies, he then joined as an assistant at director Bapu alias Sattiraju Lakshminarayana.

Nani worked under director Bapu as a clap boy for Radha Gopalam (2005) movie. as a clap director. He next worked as an assistant director for various movies like Allari Bullodu (2005), Astram (2006), and Dhee (2007).

In 2008, Nani started his acting career with the film Ashta Chamma, a Romantic comedy-drama directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti. The film received positive feedback from the audience & critics and marked the beginning of Nani’s career in Telugu Cinema.

Nani next acted in a few movies like Ride (2009), Snehituda(2009), and Bheemili Kabaddi Jatu (2010), all those movies received mixed reviews but Nani’s performance was praise by critics and audiences alike.

Nani next delivered back-to-back hits like Ala Modalaindi (2011), Pilla Zamindar (2011), Eega (2012) and Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu (2012). Later, Nani acted in various movies like Paisa (2014), Janda Pai Kapiraju (2015), and Yevade Subramanyam (2015), except Yevade Subramanyam remaining all movies, failed to impress audiences.

Nani then starred in ‘Bhale Bhale Magadivoy’ in 2015, a comedy-drama directed by Maruthi. In the film, Nani played the role of Lucky, a young man with an absent mind and by profession a botanist. The film was marked as Nani’s first blockbuster movie by earning more than 50 cr gross at the box office.

Later, Nani acted in several other Telugu films, including Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Gentleman, Majnu, Nenu Local, Ninnu Kori, Middle Class Abbayi, Krishnarjuna Yuddham, Devadas, Jersey, Nani’s Gang Leader, V, Tuck Jagadish, Shyam Singha Roy, and Ante Sundaraniki. In these films, Nani played a wide range of characters, showcasing his versatility and range as an actor.

Nani’s Next outing Dasara movie is one the most awaited movie in Telugu Cinema. The film will be out on 30th March 2023 in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada languages.

Apart from his acting skills, Nani produced a few movies like D for Dopidi (2013), Awe (2018), HiTThe First Case (2020), Meet Cute (2022) and Hit The Second Case (2022). In 2018, Nani hosted the famous reality show Bigg Boss Telugu Season 2.

Nani Movies List:

S. NoYearMovies ListNote
28)2022Ante Sundaraniki
27)2021Shyam Singha Roy
26)2021Tuck JagadishOTT Release
25)2020VOTT Release
24)2019Nani’s Gang Leader
21)2018Krishnarjuna Yuddham
20)2017Middle Class Abbayi
19)2017Ninnu Kori
18)2017Nenu Local
15)2016Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha
14)2015Bhale Bhale Magadivoy
13)2015Yevade Subramanyam
12)2015Janda Pai Kapiraju
11)2014Aha KalyanamTamil Movie
9)2012Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu
7)2011Pilla Zamindar
6)2011VeppamTamil Debut
5)2011Ala Modalaindi
4)2010Bheemili Kabaddi Jatu
1)2008Ashta ChammaDebut Movie

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