Winning around nine Nandi Awards, Akkineni Nagarjuna has crafted a unique niche for himself in the Indian film industry.
Age and Height
Akkineni Nagarjuna was born on 29th August 1959 in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and as of 2018, he is 57 years old. His height is 5 feet 10 inches.
Akkineni Nagarjuna first got married to Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati in the year 1984. Soon the couple split up in the year 1990. Thereafter, Akkineni Nagarjuna tied the knot with Amala Akkineni in the year 1992.
Nageswara Rao Akkineni and Annapurna Akkineni are Nagarjuna’s parents. Amala Akkineni is his wife and he has two sons namely Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni.
Since Akkineni Nagarjuna’s family made a shift to Hyderabad, he accomplished his schooling there at Hyderabad Public School. After accomplishing one year from Bachelors of Engineering degree, he made his way to pursue B.Sc in Automobile Engineering (Eastern Michigan University).
At a very tender age, Nagarjuna stepped in the film industry in the form of a child artist. “Velugu Needalu” was his first official debut as an infant.
It was in the year 1986, Akkineni Nagarjuna stepped in the lead role of film Vikram. Since the film became a huge commercial success, it gave a good acclaim to Akkineni Nagarjuna to step ahead in the industry.
Subsequently, he starred in movies named “Majnu” and “Sankeertana”. In the year 1988, he appeared in a blockbuster movie “Aakhari Poratam” starring opposite Sridevi. “Janaki Ramudu” was his next release, which also became a hit.
Moved by Akkineni Nagarjuna’s contributions towards the movie Geetanjali (romantic drama released in the year 1989), Ram Gopal Varma offered him a Bollywood breakthrough. “Shiva” marks his debut in Bollywood. However, his role in “Jaitra Yatra” received a critical acclaim. “Prema Yuddham”, “Iddharu Iddhare”, “Killer”, “Chaitanya” and “Nirnayam” were his next official releases.
Akkineni Nagarjuna then started appearing in romantic comedy movies such as “Santosham” and “Shivamani”. In the year 2003, Akkineni Nagarjuna released “Satyam”, which he produced himself. “Kedi” and “Ragada” were his releases for 2010.
In the year 2009, Akkineni Nagarjuna made his debut as a television producer for “Yuva”. He stands as one of the major shareholders of Maa TV. He was a host of KBC- Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (Telugu version).
Akkineni Nagarjuna is the co-owner of Mumbai Masters (Indian Badminton League). He also co-owns Mahi Racing Team India. He was even featured for the brand endorsement of Kalyan Jewellers in Telangana. He stands as the founding partners of N3 Realty Enterprises. Along with his wife Amala, Akkineni Nagarjuna co-founded Blue Cross of Hyderabad, a non-government organization (registered under Animal Welfare Board of India).
Controversies hovered around Akkineni Nagarjuna when he was associated with Tabu. The relationship between them turned out to be a painful one. He also became the limelight of critics, when a case was filed against him by a freelance journalist on the grounds of sexual harassment.
Akkineni Nagarjuna is fond of grilled chicken, fishes and dosas. Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu are his all-time favourite Bollywood faces. Reading and workout are the pastime activities that keep him engaged.
Awards won by Akkineni Nagarjuna are as follows
Best Telugu Actor – Filmfare Awards
Best Actor – Nandi Awards
Nandi Jury Awards
Best Feature Film – Nandi Awards
Best Performance – IIFA Utsavam Awards
Akkineni is often claimed to be addicted to smoking.
Within a span of two decades, Akkineni Nagarjuna has contributed in nearly ninety films across Hindi, Telugu and Tamil film industries.
Very few of his followers know that Akkineni is a close friend of Anil Ambani.
|Real Name||Nagarjuna Akkineni|
|Famous Role||Seenu in Ninne Pelladatha|
|Height (In Cm)||183|
|Figure Measurement||Not known|
|Date of Birth||1959-8-29|
|Home Town||Not known|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Sun Sign||Not known|
|College||The Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad, College of Engineering, Guindy. Eastern Michigan University, Michigin, USA|
|Education Qualification||Bachelors of Engineering, M.S in Automobile Engineering|