nani (Aka) Naveen Babu Ghanta

 Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
 Ashta Chamma (2008)

About Me

Nani was brought up in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (now in Telangana, India). He has one sister, Deepthi. He did his schooling from St. Alphonsa's High School and then studied in Narayana Junior College, S.R Nagar before graduating from Wesley's. During his graduation, Nani got influenced by the great director Mani Ratnam's movies and developed the passion to become a director. With the help of a producer Anil, he has joined Bapu as a "clap director" for the film "Radha Gopalam". He got engaged on 12 August 2012, to his girlfriend of five years, Anjana Yelavarthy. Speaking to Hyderabad Times, the actor said, "We exchanged rings in a simple ceremony in Visakhapatnam that was attended by both our families." They got married on 27 October that year, in a private ceremony in Visakhapatnam. 

His first release in 2011, Ala Modalaindi, was a romantic comedy written and directed by Nandini Reddy. The film was a Blockbuster at the Box office. Nani's next release was S. S. Rajamouli's live action project Eega. His last release of 2012 was Gautham Menon's Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu opposite Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Nani turned producer for the film D for Dopidi, which was co-produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. and starred Sundeep Kishan and Varun Sandesh. Nani played a dual role for the first time in the film Janda Pai Kapiraju, co-starring Amala Paul. The film was simultaneously made in Tamil as Nimirndhu Nil with Jayam Ravi in Nani's role.