Hyderabad, Feb 24: The Tollywood Hero Nani's looks and his performance are the reason why this man is tagged as the 'Natural Star' by his fans.
Nani's roles are realistic and relatable, which makes him more of a boy next door than the star who has arrived. From his debut film Ashta Chamma in 2008 to his most recent release Middle-Class Abhayi in 2017, Nani has made himself the quintessential middle-class hero.His next flick titled as Krishnarjuna Yuddham written and directed by Merlapaka Gandhi and starring Nani, in dual role.Anupama Parameshwaran and Rushkar Mir are playing lead roles.
Naveen Babu Ghanta, or Nani as we know him, is the lover boy of Tollywood.His journey has far from been the conservative one and as the actor turns 32 today, let's trace how he went from Natural Star Nani to Love Boy Nani.
Starting as an RJ for World Space Satellite in Hyderabad, Nani worked as an assistant director with Srinu Vaitala and Bapu for hit films including Srikanth and Sneha's Radha Gopalam, Vishnu's Dhee and Astram after which he started getting roles as a lead actor. RJ Nani had the gift of gab that made him the star he is today.
With over 20 films in his kitty, his first break came nine years back with his debut film Ashta Chamma that introduced him to the Tollywood fandom. Bheemli Kabaddi Jattu in 2010 and Pilla Zamindar in 2011 were his other hits. But it was in 2012 that Nani got national recognition with the National Award-winning film Eega, which was directed by SS Rajamouli. He also won Toronto After Dark award for the Best Actor for Eega. Nani went on to do a few Tamil films and again tasted huge success with Telugu hit Yevade Subramanyam, which had a new concept.
However, if we keep all of this aside, there is still the love boy moniker that Nani wears with pride! The actor went out of his way to pick up scripts in the genre and single-handedly started a new romcom fever in Tollywood.
After his blockbuster hit Bhale Bhale Magadivoy in 2015, he has given us hits like Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Gentleman, Majnu, Nenu Local and now his next romcom Ninnu Kori that he announced a day before his birthday.
For the first time he produced debut film Awe, unique Multi starrer film, which running successfully in theaters.