Nagarjuna Akkineni is a popular south Indian actor known for his action films. Apart from acting, he is a successful producer as well as an entrepreneur if Telugu Films Industry. Nagarjuna is active in the acting profession from the year 1986 to present. He is the only actor who has two National Film Awards, nine Nandi Awards, and three Filmfare Awards South. Currently, Nagarjuna is one of the highest paid actors of the South Indian Film Industry. Additionally, In 2019, Nagarjuna became a part of popular south Indian reality show ‘Bigg Boss Telugu‘ season 3. Read this article to know more about Nagarjuna Akkineni’s age, wiki, height, weight, movies, family, wife, career, movies, bigg boss, photos, net worth & biography.
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|Real Name:||Nagarjuna Akkineni|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer|
|Known For:||Bigg Boss Telugu season 3 host|
|Date of Birth/DOB:||26 August 1959|
|Age:||59 years old (as in 2019)|
|Birthplace:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 183 cm
in meter: 1.83 m
in Feet Inches: 6' 0"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 74 kg
in pounds: 163 lbs
|Body measurements:||Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
|Spouse/wife:||Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati (1984-90)
Amala Akkineni (Actress, 1992-present)
|Marriage Date:||Not Known|
Son: Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni
|Girlfriend/Affairs:||Amala Akkineni (Actress)|
|Film Debut:||Film: Vikram (1986)
TV: Yuva (2009)
|Hobbies:||Reading, Workout, Listening to Music|
|Hometown:||Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India|
|Favorite Food:||Grilled Chicken, Fish, Dosa|
|Favorite Actors:||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Most Liked Book:||Outliers by Malcolom Galdwell|
|Instagram (Fan Page):||akkineni__nagarjuna|
|Salary:||7 Crore/film (INR)|
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
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Nagarjuna was born into a family of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He completed his schooling and graduation from the Hyderabad and Chennai. He is a professional south Indian actor active since 1967 to present. Naga was very excited about his career in acting from childhood.
The first time he featured in the movie Sudigundalu and acted as the child artist. Later the years, He did his debut as a lead through the Telugu film Vikram. Moreover, Throughout the career, Nagaarjun did acting in many hit movies like Ninne Pelladatha, Annamaya, Manam, Mass, and many others.
Apart from acting, He is a very successful entrepreneur. He is co-owner of film production company Annapurna Studios. Nagarjuna is one of the highest honored actors in South India. He had received many awards including Filmfare Award, National Film Awards, and Nandi Awards.
In 2019, Nagarjuna became a host of popular south Indian reality show ‘Bigg Boss Telugu‘ season 3.
Nagarjuna Age, Family, Wife, Cast & Religion
Nagarjuna was born on 29 August 1959 (59 years old; as in 2019) into Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He belongs to a family of actors in Indian cinema. Initially, He was born in Chennai but later he moved to Hyderabad with family. His father late veteran actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni was the popular personality of South India. His mother’s name is Annapurna Akkineni.
In 1984, Nagarjuna married to Lakshmi Daggubati who is a daughter of famous south Indian filmmaker D. Ramanaidu. The couple has a son together Naga Chaitanya. However, the couple got divorced in 1990. His son Naga Chaitanya is also a well-known actor in South Indian Cinema. Naga Chaitanya married to actress Samantha.
Actor Nagarjuna married to actress Amala Akkineni. From second marriage, he became a father of actor Akhil Akkineni.
Nagarjuna was born into Chennai and raised into the Hyderabad, He completed his schooling from the Hyderabad Public School and Little Flower Junior College. After schooling, He completed his first year of engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy. Moreover, He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Nagarjun was very active in acting from childhood. The first time featured as a child artist in the Telugu movie ‘Sudigundalu’. Before that, In 1961, He featured as an Infant in the movie ‘Velugu Needalu’ and his father Akkineni Nageswara Rao. In 1986, Naga Arjun did his first acting debut as a lead actor with the movie ‘Vikram’. His first movie went hit and received huge popularity and fame.
Next, He did movies like Captain Nagarjuna, Manju, Agni Putrudu, China Babu, Vicky Dada, Geetanjali, Agni, and Siva. He made his own stand in the Telugu movie Industry with numbers of hit movies. From 1991 to 1994, He did acting in movies like Chaitanya, Shanti Kranti, Killer, Anthem, President Gari Pellam, Allari Allludu, Hello Brother, and Criminal.
In 1996, he received National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and Filmfare Award for Best Film- Telugu for the movie Ninne Pelladatha. Next, His movie Annamayya went hit and received huge popularity with a positive response from the critics. He received National Film Award special mention, Nandi Award for Best Actor, and Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Career from 2000 to present
From 2000 to 2003, He did acting in movies Ninne Premistha, Azad, Bava Nachadu, Adhipathi, LOC Kargil, and Santosham. In 2002, He received Nandi Award for Best Actor for the movie Santosham. People loved his acting scenes in the movie Mass in 2006.
Also, His movies Ragada, Don, and King became very famous for his fighting scenes. He did the role of Lord Sai Baba in the movie Shirdi Sai in 2012. In the years of 2013-14, Greeku Veerudu, Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara, Bhai, and Manam. Movie Manam became one of the highest watched movie of that year.
In 2016-17, Nagarjuna featured in the movies like Soggade Chinni Nayana, Oopiri, Nirmala Convent, and Raju Gari Gadhi 2. Also, Following year, He featured in movies Officer and Devadas.
In 2019. Nagarjuna became a part of movie Manmadhudu 2. Also, Nagarjuna is the part of bollywood’s mega budget movie ‘Brahmastra’.
Nagarjuna Bigg Boss Telugu
Nagarjuna became a part of south India’s most popular show Bigg Boss Telugu season 3 in 2019. He is a host of the show for the first time. Moreover, season 2 of Bigg Boss Telugu was hosted by the Jr NTR.
Some interesting things about south actor Nagarjuna
Does Nagarjuna smokes?: Yes
Does Nagarjuna drinks alcohol?: Yes
He hosted the Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, the Telugu version of famous hindi quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
His wife Amala Akkineni is co-founder of NGO called Blue Cross of Hyderabad.
Throughout the career, He did acting in the movies with different languages like Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Akkineni is the co-owner of Mumbai Masters in Indian Badminton League with Sunil Gawaskar, and Mahi Racing Team India with cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
He is very good friend of Indian businesses tycoon ‘Anil Amabani’.
In 2019, He became very famous for the television reality show ‘Bigg Boss Telugu‘ season 3. Moreover, He is one of the most favorite hosts of the show for everyone,
Nagarjuna is a very popular celebrity on social media and the internet. Also, He has an official page on facebook named ‘IamNagarjuna‘.