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Naveen Babu Ghanta aka Nani

Naveen Babu Ghanta aka Nani is a famous South Indian actor, who mainly works in Tollywood. Before appearing in films, he worked as a Radio Jockey (RJ) for the programme "Non-Stop Nani". Later, he worked as an assistant with ace directors Srinu Vaitla and Bapu.

Nani made his acting debut with the movie "Ashta Chamma". Since then he was seen in the movies like Snehituda, Ala Modalaindi, Eega, Gentleman and many more. He was last seen in the movie "Ninnu Kori".

Nani actor


Natural Star Nani was born on 24 February 1984 in Hyderabad. He did his schooling in St.Alphonas's High school and studied Intermediate in Narayana junior college, S.R Nagar. He has completed his graduation from Wesley. During his graduation, Nani got influenced by director Mani Ratnam's movies and developed passion to become a director. With the help of producer Anil, he has joined Bapu as a Clap Director for the film 'Radha Gopalam'.

Personal Profile

Original/Birth name : Naveen Babu Ghanta
Calling name : Nani
Other names : Natural Star
Date of Birth : 24 February 1984
Age : 33 years
Height : 5'8"
Weight : 57 kgs
Education : Graduation from Wesley college
Zodiac Sign : Scorpio
Religion : Hindu
Caste : Kamma
Parents : Rambabu and Vijayalakshmi
Spouse : Anjana Yelavarthy
Son : Arjun Ghanta
First/Debut Movie : Ashta-Chamma (Telugu), Veppam (Tamil)

Latest news

As per the Tolly reports, a popular movie maker approached Nagarjuna with a unique story. As demanded by the story, Nag will be seen along with Nani in this untitled multi-starrer film.

Actor Nani has teamed up with director Merlapaka Gandhi for the movie "Krishnarjuna Yuddham". He will be seen in dual role once again. Reportedly, the film is set against Army backdrop. Anupama Parameswaran and Rukshar Mir will play the female leads.

Upcoming movie MCA

Naveen Babu/Nani will be seen in director Venu Sree Raam's film 'Middle Class Abbayi (MCA)'. It is being produced by Dil Raju featuring Sai Pallavi in female lead. Actress Bhumika Chawla will play Nani's sister, while Naresh and Aamani will be essaying pivotal roles. As per the reports, for the first time Nani will use Telangana slang in the film. MCA will be released on 21 December 2017.


Naveen Babu' father is Rambabu and his mother is Vijayalakshmi. He has a sister named Deepthi Ganta. He is married to his long time girlfriend Anjana Yelavarthy.


After dating for five years, Nani got engaged to his long time girlfriend Anjana Yelavarthy on 12 August 2012. The duo has tied the knot on 27 October 2012 in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. It was a simple wedding in attendence of their families, relatives and friends. The couple is blessed with a baby boy Arjun Ghanta on 29 March 2017.

Ninnu Kori

Ninnu Kori is a Telugu fresh love story directed by Shiva Nirvana featuring Nani as Uma Maheshwara Rao and Nivetha Thomas as Pallavi in lead roles. It also starred Aadhi Pinisetty, Murali Sharma in pivotal roles. The film was released on 7 July 2017.


Natural star Nani with the help of producer Anil, has joined the director Bapu as a "clap director" for the film Radha Gopalam. After his debut movie Ashta Chamma, he was seen in 2011 movie Ala Modalaindi, which was written and directed by his best friend Nandini Reddy. Later his film Paisa was flop at box-office.

Nani's 2015 film Yevade Subramanyam got positive reviews. It was followed by Bale Bale Magadivoy, for which he won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor-South. His 2016 released moives are Krishnagadi Veera Prema Gaadha and Gentleman, which were hit at the box-office. Nani played a guest role in Jyo Achyutananda movie.


Vijay Award
Toronto After Dark
Filmfare Awards South


2008 Ashta Chamma
2009 Snehituda
2010 Bheemli Kabadi Jattu
2011 Ala Modalaindi
2011 Pilla Zamindar
2012 Eega
2012 Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu
2013 D for Dopidi (Producer)
2014 Paisa
2014 Aaha Kalyanam (Telugu and Tamil)
2015 Yevade Subramanyam
2015 Janda Pai Kapiraju
2015 Bale Bale Magadivoy
2016 Krishnagaadi Veera Premagadha
2016 Gentleman
2016 Majnu
2017 Nenu Local
2017 Ninnu Kori
2017 MCA (upcoming)

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