Akkineni Nagarjuna – Biography, Career, Awards and Net Worth
Akkineni Nagarjuna, commonly known as Nagarjuna is the biggest star of Telugu Cinema. He is a leading actor and producer in the South Indian film industry who enjoys great commercial and critical success.
Nagarjuna has successfully launched his career at the good pace in the film industry with his incredible acting skills and lethal fight scenes. He gave many hit movies and some notable are “Shiva”, “Manmadhudu” and “Manam”. He shared screen space with actress such as Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah and Tabu.
Akkineni Nagarjuna ‘s early life and relationship
Akkineni Nagarjuna was born to veteran actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni and Annapurna Akkineni on 29 August 1959. He is an actor with a height of 6 feet and weight of 163lbs.
Nagarjuna did his schooling from Hyderabad Public School and attended the Ratna Junior College for his intermediate. After completing engineering from Hyderabad College, he earned an MBA degree from Michigan University.
Concerning his personal life, Nagarjuna was previously married to the daughter of D. Ramanaidu – Laxmi Duggubati in the year 1984. They together had a son named Naga Chaitanya who is also an actor. After six years of their marriage, the couple announced their divorce.
Nagarjuna then married actress Amala Akkineni and the couple was blessed with a son, Akhil Akkineni in 1994. Meanwhile, his first wife Laxmi got linked with Sharath Vijay Raghavan – a corporate executive.
Akkineni Nagarjuna ‘s Career
Akkineni was exposed to razzle and dazzle of acting from a very young age. As a child star, he acted in the Telugu movie Sudigundalu exposing his skill in acting. His first film Vikram was a remake of the Hindi film – Hero. Further, he starred in over ninety films with lead, supporting and cameo roles.
Akkineni made his Bollywood debut with the Hindi film “Shiva”. The film was a big hit and introduced him to the Bollywood audiences. His hit movies include “Annamayya”, “Agni Varsha”, “Yavakri” and “Geetanjali”. As a producer, he produced hit film “Ninne Pelladata”. He was an also a producer of the blockbuster movies like “Mass”, “Manmadhudu” and ” Satyam”.
Apart from acting and producing Akkineni runs a non-profit school Annapurna International School of Film and Media for film training.
Akkineni Nagarjuna ‘s Awards
Due to his incredible performance as an actor and producer, he received Nine State Nandi Awards. He also received two National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards. Along with the name and fame Akkineni also successfully has won the heart of millions of fans through his acting.
Akkineni Nagarjuna ‘s Net Worth
The 58-year-old actor, Nagarjuna holds the staggering net worth of $50 million with the yearly income of 200 crores. His main sources of income are acting and production, whereas he also earns a good sum as a producer and television presenter. Akkineni along with his brother, he owns Production Company called Annapurna Studios.
Nagarjuna endorses the famous brand Kalyan Jewelers and is a major stakeholder of MAA TV. He resides in a lavish bungalow and owns many luxurious cars such as Porches, Range Rover, BMW and Bentley.