Akkineni Nagarjuna (nicknamed as Yuva Samrat and popularly known as Nagarjuna) is a South Indian actor who is known for his quality performances in Telugu Cinema and Television. He entered into South Indian film industry in the year 1986. He got off to a good start in his acting career. Further, he got a lot of good opportunities. We can get a better idea by taking a closer look at the life journey of this South Indian actor.
Akkineni Nagarjuna was born to the veteran actor Nageshwara Rao Akkineni and his wife Annapoorna Akkineni on 29th August 1959 at Chennai. He has four siblings, one brother, Akkineni Venkat, and three sisters, named, Akkineni Sathyavathi, Akkineni Naga Susheela, and Akkineni Saroja, respectively. The family later decided to move to Hyderabad.
The actor have been married twice. His first wife, Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati, was the daughter of a filmmaker, D. Ramanaidu. Lakshmi gave birth to a baby boy, named Naga Chaitanya. The couple got separated in the year 1990. The separation of two most powerful families was indeed a big blow to the Telugu film industry.
Nagarjuna’s second wife is Amala Akkineni. She is an actress by profession. The second marriage took place in the year 1992. The actor has a son from his second wife, named Akhil Akkineni. The actor’s son has said to have been engaged to GV Kumar Reddy’s granddaughter, Shriya Bhupal in 2016.
As the family moved to Hyderabad, Akkineni Nagarjuna did schooling from the Hyderabad Public School and Little Flower Junior College. Later, he graduated from the College of Engineering, Guindy. Further, he acquired Masters Degree from the Eastern Michigan University. The actor is said to have acquired acting skills way back in 1967. As a child artist, he was first seen in the Telugu movie Sudigundalu. The movie was directed by Adurthi Subbarao.
Akkineni Nagarjuna Net Worth
Akkineni Nagarjuna is an actor, producer, and businessman. He charges nearly INR 17 crores per movie. The net worth of the actor is said to have reached a milestone of $130 million US dollars as of 2017. He has been awarded one National Film Awards title, Five Nandi Awards title and Two Filmfare Awards title in his acting career up till now.
Apart from acting, Nagarjuna owns a lot of restaurants in India and abroad. He is fond of different cuisines. He regularly visits his restaurants.
He is also geared up to build a national level power project along with Shah Rukh Khan.
Akkineni Nagarjuna is a resident of one of the most expensive locations in Hyderabad, known as Jubilee Hills. He also owned a huge property in Dubai but had sold it after 9/11 attacks.
We can easily make out the length of luxury that the actor lavishes on. In the past, he has owned a Porsche 911 Turbo and the Datsun 240Z. The actor is also said to own well-renowned cars such as BMW 7 Series, Audi A7, and BMW M6. He is also fond of superbikes and is a proud owner of Honda CBR Fireblade and Kawasaki Ninja GPZ 1000.
Rest of the family members own high-tech cars such as Range Rover Vogue, Nissan GT-R, Range Rover Autobiography, Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, Skoda Superb, Porsche Cayenne and BMW 5 Series.
Akkineni Nagarjuna made his debut as the lead actor in the movie Vikram, in the year 1986. The movie was directed by V Madhusudhana Rao. This movie gave immense success to the actor which helped him in grabbing more opportunities. As years passed, the actor gained positive reviews for his performance.
Nagarjuna has done ninety movies in his acting tenure and the tenure still continues. In the late 1980’s, he had appeared in movies like Majnu, Sankeertana, Janaki Ramudu and Aakhari Poratam. Later in 1989, Nagarjuna appeared in the movie Geetanjali, directed by Maniratnam. This movie won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment in the year 1990. The success kept following for the actor with movies like Siva, Shiva (Bollywood version of Siva), Jaitra Yatra, Killer, Chaitanya, Nirnayam, and so on.
Apart from films, Nagarjuna has also marked his appearance as a television producer in the television series Yuva, in the year 2009. He is also the co-owner of Maa TV Channel. Further, the actor is the founding partner of N3 Realty Enterprises.
Akkineni Nagarjuna has commenced the shooting of his next movie Raju Gari Gadi – 2. The actor will play the role of a witch hunter.
Facts reveal that the wedding of Nagarjuna’s son Akhil with Shriya Bhupal, granddaughter of GUK Reddy has been called off. The duo was planning to get married in a destination wedding in Italy in May this year. The arrangements were already made in advance. However, the families had to cancel everything. Eventually, they had to inform the guests to cancel thier program.
Also, Naga Chaitanya, Nagarjuna’s elder son got engaged to Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Their wedding is expected by the end of 2017.
A simple guy with a kind heart! Who knew he would rise up to become the best lead actor. Akkineni Nagarjuna is a versatile actor, though few of his movies didn’t give proper results. Yet, he continued to work hard with full diligence. That is the reason he kept receiving brilliant opportunities.