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Akkineni Nagarjuna Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | March 6, 2024

Date of Birth

29 / August / 1959


65 Years


Actor Producer and Businessman

Nagarjuna’s real title is Akkineni Nagarjuna the birthplace of Nagarjuna was in Chennai on August 29, 1959. Nagarjuna is a famous Indian Film and Television Actor and Producer. He has been more active in film and television in the Telugu production industry. Their father of his was famous Telugu actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni. Also, his mother was Annapurna Akkineni, who had also been an Actor.

Akkineni Nagarjuna Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs & More

He moved to Hyderabad together with family members at a young age. He graduated from education at Hyderabad Public School. Following this, he attended Little Flower Junior College and after that, he went to the United States to pursue his graduate diploma in Eastern Michigan.

Family and Education

Akkineni Nagarjuna was born on the 29th of August 1959 in Madras (modern-day Chennai) to the veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao and his wife Annapurna. The family later moved to Hyderabad and he attended his primary education at the Hyderabad Public School and his secondary education at Little Flower Junior College.

He graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, after finishing one year of Mechanical Engineering studies at the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University in Madras. The former Indian cricketer Krishnamachari Srikanth was his college friend during his Engineering days.

Nageswara Rao Akkineni Akkineni Nagarjuna's Father

Nageswara Rao Akkineni Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Father

Annapurna Akkineni Akkineni Nagarjuna's Mother

Annapurna Akkineni Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Mother

Akkineni Venkat Akkineni Nagarjuna Brother

Akkineni Venkat Akkineni Nagarjuna Brother

Naga Susheela Akkineni Nagarjuna's Sister

Naga Susheela Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Sister

Lakshmi Daggubati Akkineni Nagarjuna's First Wife

Lakshmi Daggubati Akkineni Nagarjuna’s First Wife

Amala Akkineni Akkineni Nagarjuna's Second Wife

Amala Akkineni Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Second Wife

Naga Chaitanya Akkineni Nagarjuna's Son

Naga Chaitanya Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Son

Akhil Akkineni Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Son

Early Life & Childhood

He was born on 29 August 1959. His parents are Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara and his wife Annapurna Akkineni. Nag was educated at Hyderabad Public School and completed his secondary schooling at Ratna Junior College.

Then, he obtained an engineering degree in mechanical technology through the College of Engineering, Guindy (Chennai). Nagarjuna’s academic records were further improved by obtaining a Master’s degree from the Department of Automobile Engineering at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification M.S. in Automobile Engineering,
Bachelors of Engineering
School Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad
College / University The Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad
College of Engineering, Guindy
Eastern Michigan University, Michigan, USA
Others Not Known

Personal Life

Nagarjuna tied his wedding ring twice. The couple is currently married to Amala an actress of repute in the Tamil as well as Telugu movie industry. There are two children: Naga and Chaitanya from his first marriage. Through his second marriage, he has a son named Akhil Akkineni who was in the movie Sindri.


He appeared in 1989 as a part-time actor as a romantic actor in Geetanjali which was written by Mani Ratnam. The film was awarded the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. In the next year, he starred in Siva, an action blockbuster produced by Ram Gopal Varma that premiered at the 13th International Film Festival of India. The actor made his Bollywood debut in the year 1990 with his Hindi adaptation of Shiva.

Nagarjuna Movies List

Movie Rating Year
Vikram Hit 1986
Captain Nagarjun Average 1986
Aranyakanda Average 1986
Majnu Hit 1987
Janaki Ramudu Hit 1988
Chinna Babu Average 1988
Murali krishnudu Average 1988
Aakhari Poratam Blockbuster 1988
Vicky Dada   1989
Vijay Average 1989
Agni Average 1989
Ravoyi Chandamama Average 1999
Eduruleni Manisha Average 2001
Akasa Veedilo Average 2001
2001   Average
Adhipathi Average 2001
Snehamante Idhera Hit 2001
Santosham Blockbuster 2002
Manmadhudu Blockbuster 2002
Sivamani Hit 2003
Mass Blockbuster 2004
King Hit 2008
Krishna Arjuna Hit 2008
Ragada Flop 2010
Kedi Hit 2010
Rajanna Blockbuster 2011
Gaganam Hit 2011
Damarukam Hit 2012
Shirdi Sai Super Hit 2012
Greeku Veerudu Average 2013
Bhai Average 2013
Sri Jagadguru Hit 2013
Adi Shankara Hit 2013
Manam Blockbuster 2014
Soggade Chinni Nayana Blockbuster 2016
Oopiri Blockbuster 2016
Om Namo Venkatesaya Super Hit 2016
Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Hit 2017
Officer Flop 2018

Favorites Things

Favorite Colour White
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Actress Tabu
Favorite Food Grilled chicken or fish and dosa
Hobbies Reading and workout
Favorite Director Not Known
Favorite Movies Not Known
Favorite Book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Favorite Restaurant N Asian in Hyderabad
Favorite Sport Not Known
Favorite Destination Not Known

Check more details on Wikipedia

Nagarjuna Net Worth

The Net worth of $ 123 million or 950 crores.

Net Worth (2023) $123 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees Rs. 950 Crore
Profession Indian Actor
Monthly Income And Salary 4 Crore +
Yearly Income 48 Crore +
Last Updated 2023

Awards, Honours, Achievements

National Film Awards 1996: Best Feature Film in Telugu for Ninne Pelladatha (Producer)
1997: Special Mention – Actor for Annamayya
Filmfare Awards – South 1996: Best Film for Ninne Pelladatha (as Producer)
1997: Best Actor for Annamayya
2014: Best Film for Manam (as Producer)
Nandi Awards 1996: Best Film for Ninne Pelladatha (as Producer)
1997: Best Actor for Annamayya
1999: Best Feature Film – Kansya (Bronze) Prema Katha (as producer)
2000: Special Jury Award for Yuvakudu (as producer)
2002: Best Actor for Santosham
2002: Best Feature Film for Manmadhudu (as producer)
2006: Best Actor for Sri Ramadasu
2011: Special Jury Award for Rajana (Actor) and Best Feature Film (as Producer)
Controversies A case was filed against him for sexually harassing a journalist.

Social Media

Twitter @iamnagarjuna
Facebook @IamNagarjuna
Instagram Not Known
Wikipedia @Akkineni_Nagarjuna

Some lesser-known facts about Akkineni Nagarjuna

  • Nagarjuna started his acting career in 1968 as a child artist with the Telugu film Sudigundalu.
  • His debut lead role film Vikram of 1986 was the remake of the famous Bollywood film Hero from 1983.
  • He hosted Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, the Telugu version of the famous Hindi quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
  • Apart from romantic and action movies, he also did a few devotional movies like Sri Ramadasu, Annamayya, and Shirdi Sai. Akkineni Nagarjuna as Shirdi Sai Baba
  • His wife Amala is the co-founder of an NGO called Blue Cross of Hyderabad.
  • In a span of 20 years, he has done 90 films which include Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films.
  • He is the co-owner of Mumbai Masters in the Indian Badminton League with Sunil Gavaskar and in the Mahi Racing Team India with cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  • In 2014, Amitabh Bachchan made a special appearance in his film Manam. Akkineni Nagarjuna and Amitabh Bachchan in Manam
  • He is also the co-owner of Maa Channel.
  • He is a good friend of business tycoon Anil Ambani.
  • Does Akkineni Nagarjuna smoke?: Yes
  • Does Akkineni Nagarjuna drink alcohol?: Yes

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Body Measurements Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
Birth Place Chennai Tamil Nadu India
Children Son: Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 178 CM
Height In Meter 1.78 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Nageswara Rao Akkineni
Mother: Annapurna Akkineni
Profession Actor Producer and Businessman
Siblings Brothers: Akkineni Venkat
Sisters: Akkineni Sathyavathi, Akkineni Naga Susheela and Akkineni Saroja
Spous First Wife: Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati
Second Wife: Amala Akkineni
Weight 74 Kg
163 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Virgo


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