Akkineni Nagarjuna Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao popularly known as Nagarjuna is an Indian actor, film producer, television presenter and entrepreneur who is known for acting in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil films. He was born on 29th August 1959 in Chennai to Akkineni Nageswar Rao and Annapurna. His father is a veteran actor. He has one brother, Akkineni Venkat and three sisters, Sathyavathi, Naga Susheela and Saroja. He completed his schooling at Hyderabad Public School. Then he studied at Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad. He also did one year of his Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University in Chennai. He completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Michigan University, Michigan.

In 1961, Nagarjuna appeared in a film, Velugu Needalu, when he was just 8 months old. He also appeared in a film as a child artist in Sudigundalu. 

He made his acting debut as a lead actor in 1986 with the Telugu film, Vikram. He was praised for his performance. In that year, he also appeared in two films, Captain Nagarjuna and Aranyakanda.

In 1987, he appeared in five films but was praised for his acting in Mahnu and Sankeertana.

In 1988, he appeared in four films.

In 1989, he acted in five films along with Siva. Siva was a breakthrough for Nagarjuna and made him a superstar.

In 1990, Nagarjuna made his Bollywood debut with Shiva. In that year, he also appeared in three films.

In 1991, his performance in Jaitra Yatra was praised and 

critically acclaimed. He also appeared in three other films.

From 1992 to 1996, Nagarjuna appeared in several films, such as Killer (1992), Varasudu (1993), Hello Brother (1994), Gharana Bullodu (1995), and Ninne Pelladata (1996) etc.

In 1997, he only released the film, Annamayya. For his performance in the film, he won his first National Film Award in Special Mention. He also won the Filmfare Best Actor Awards and Nandi Best Actor Award for his acting. In that year, he made his Tamil debut with Ratchagan.

In the following years, he appeared in several films, such as Aavida Maa Aavide (1998), Seetharama Raju (1999), Nuvvu Vastavani (2000), Adhipathi (2001), Santosham (2002), Sivamani (2003), Mass (2004), Super (2005), Sri Ramadasu (2006), Don (2007), King (2008), Ragada (2010), Rajanna (2011), Shirdi Sai (2012), Bhai (2013), Manam (2014), Oopiri (2016), Om Namo Venkatesaya (2017), Devadas (2018), Manmadhudu 2 (2019), Wild Dog (2021), Bangarraju (2022) etc.

He has two upcoming films, The Ghost and Brahmastra.

He sings several songs for some of his films.

As a producer, he produced several films and television shows, such as Yuva, Kalyani, Satyam, Mass, Rajana, Hello, Bangarraju etc.

He made his television debut as a host for several TV shows, such as Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, Bigg Boss 3, 4, 5 and Bigg Boss Non-Stop.

Forbes India listed him at no. 36 and no. 43 in the top 100 celebrity list in 2012 and 2013.

Nagarjuna is the founding partner of N3 Realty Enterprises, the parent entity for N-Convention centre, N-Grill and District N.

Nagarjuna founded an NGO, Blue Cross of Hyderabad, which works for the welfare of animals.

Nagarjuna is the co-owner of the Annapurna Studios production company. He is also the president of the non-profit film school Annapurna International School of Film and Media

Nagarjuna married Lakshmi Daggubati in February 1984. Together they have a son, Naga Chaitanya who was born on 23rd November 1986. Nagarjuna separated with Lakshmi in 1990. Nagarjuna again married actress Amala on 11th June 1992. Together they have a son, Akhil, who was born on 8th April 1994.

NameAkkineni Nagarjuna
Nick NameNag
ProfessionActor, Producer and Businessman
Date of Birth29 August 1959
Age62 Years (2022)
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian
HometownHyderabad, India
SchoolHyderabad Public School, Hyderabad
CollageThe Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad
College of Engineering, Guindy
Eastern Michigan University, Michigin, USA
DebutDebut Film : Vikram (1986)
Debut TV : Yuva (2009)
ReligionHindu
Address Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India
Hobbies Reading and workout
ControversiesA case was filed against him for sexually harassing a journalist.
Zodiac SignVirgo

Akkineni Nagarjuna Career

  • In 1961, Nagarjuna appeared in a film, Velugu Needalu, when he was just 8 months old. He also appeared in a film as a child artist in Sudigundalu.
  • He made his acting debut as a lead actor in 1986 with the Telugu film, Vikram. In that year, he also appeared in two films, Captain Nagarjuna and Aranyakanda.
  • In 1987, he appeared in five films.
  • In 1988, he appeared in four films.
  • In 1989, he acted in five films along with Siva.
  • In 1990, Nagarjuna made his Bollywood debut with Shiva. In that year, he also appeared in three films.
  • In 1991, he appeared in four films.
  • From 1992 to 1996, Nagarjuna appeared in several films, such as Killer (1992), Varasudu (1993), Hello Brother (1994), Gharana Bullodu (1995), and Ninne Pelladata (1996) etc.
  • In 1997, he only released the film, Annamayya. In that year, he made his Tamil debut with Ratchagan.
  • In the following years, he appeared in several films, such as Aavida Maa Aavide (1998), Seetharama Raju (1999), Nuvvu Vastavani (2000), Adhipathi (2001), Santosham (2002), Sivamani (2003), Mass (2004), Super (2005), Sri Ramadasu (2006), Don (2007), King (2008), Ragada (2010), Rajanna (2011), Shirdi Sai (2012), Bhai (2013), Manam (2014), Oopiri (2016), Om Namo Venkatesaya (2017), Devadas (2018), Manmadhudu 2 (2019), Wild Dog (2021), Bangarraju (2022) etc.
  • He sings several songs for some of his films.
  • As a producer, he produced several films and television shows, such as Yuva, Kalyani, Satyam, Mass, Rajana, Hello, Bangarraju etc.
  • He made his television debut as a host for several TV shows, such as Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, Bigg Boss 3, 4, 5 and Bigg Boss Non-Stop.

Akkineni Nagarjuna Family

Father Name Nageswara Rao Akkineni (Actor and Producer)
Mother Name Annapurna Akkineni
Brother Akkineni Venkat
Sister Akkineni Sathyavathi, Akkineni Naga Susheela and Akkineni Saroja
Wife Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati (1984–90)
Amala Akkineni (Actress,1992-present)

Akkineni Nagarjuna Relationship / Marital Status & Many More

Marital Status Married Twice
Affairs / Girlfriend Amala Akkineni (Actress)
Wife/ Spouse Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati (1984–90)
Amala Akkineni (Actress,1992-present)
Marriage date N/A
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenDaughter– N/A
Son- Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni
Akkineni Nagarjuna Family

Akkineni Nagarjuna Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Akkineni Nagarjuna Favourite

Favourite  Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite  Actress Madhuri Dixit
Favourite BookOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Favourite RestaurantN Asian in Hyderabad
Favourite foodGrilled chicken or fish and dosa
Favourite  Color White
Favourite  Sport Cricket
Favourite  Destination Paris

Akkineni Nagarjuna Education

School Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad
Collage The Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad
College of Engineering, Guindy
Eastern Michigan University, Michigin, USAv
Educational Qualification M.S. in Automobile Engineering,
Bachelors of Engineering

Akkineni Nagarjuna Net Worth

Net Worth$50 million
Salary7 Crore/film (INR)
Income SourceActing
Car CollectionN/A

Some Unknown facts about Akkineni Nagarjuna

  • Nagarjuna was fondly called “Celluloid Scientist” for his nature of experimenting with different scripts.
  • Reading and workout are his hobbies.
  • He smokes and drinks.
  • He appeared in 90 films in his 20 years of an acting career.
  • He was the co-owner of Maa Channel.
  • In a span of 20 years, he has done 90 films which includes Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films.
  • His wife Amala is the co-founder of an NGO called Blue Cross of Hyderabad.
  • He is a good friend of business tycoon Anil Ambani.

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