Akkineni Nagarjuna is a popular Indian actor who has done several films, mostly in South India. Apart from Telegu films, Nagarjuna has also acted in several Hindi films as well. He is also a producer, television show host and entrepreneur too. Known for his screwed and calculated business decisions, Nagarjuna has established himself as one of the richest actors in the South Indian Film Industry, also called Tollywood.
Nagarjuna Net Worth 2019
Akkineni Nagarjuna has a staggering net worth of about Rs 800 crores. He has multiple businesses apart from his acting career which has led him to become one of the richest persons in the Tollywood industry. Nagarjuna is a clever businessman, investing in companies that have garnered him huge profits. Moreover, the television shows and films he has produced have also been quite successful, adding to his profits.
|Full Name||Akkineni Nagarjuna|
|Birth Date||29th August 1959|
|Birth Place||Chennai, India|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft)|
|Name of Son(s)||Naga Chaitanya (1986), Akhil Akkineni (1994)|
Nagarjuna had attended the Hyderabad Public School as well as the Little Flower Junior College. Following this, he finished a year of his engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, under Anna University. From the Eastern Michigan University situated in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Nagarjuna had earned his Mechanical Engineering degree in BS. With such proper alma maters, Nagarjuna is among the many actors in the South with brilliant educational backgrounds before they eventually entered into acting full time.
Nagarjuna was already acting in films from a very young age, with his first film being Sudigundalu, a Telegu Film which released in 1967. Later, he went on to star in the lead role in the 1986 Telegu movie Vikram. With a good start after the success of the film, Nagarjuna went on to sign more films and eventually became a household name.
With highly successful films like Majnu and Aakhari Poratam, Nagarjuna’s fame rose and people in the south knew that they had found a great talent. In Aakhari Poratam, Nagarjuna was paired with popular heroines of that time, Suhasini and Sridevi. In the year 1989, Nagarjuna was cast in the film Geetanjali, a romantic drama directed by the brilliant Mani Ratnam. The film went on to win the National Award in 1990 in the Best Popular Film category. Ram Gopal Varma’s debut film Shiva also starred Nagarjuna in the lead role, which made him a superstar overnight and the film became a cult classic. Nagarjuna’s portrayal of Annamacharya, the famous 15th century poet and singer, in the film Annamayya, earned him several awards. Nagarjuna has also acted in several television shows and is also the producer of many such serials.
Honours and Awards to Nagarjuna
Nagarjuna has been the recipient of several prestigious awards. He has won two National Film Awards, seven Nandi Awards, and three Filmfare Awards, one as an actor for Annamayya and as a producer on the rest of the occasions. Some other awards which Nagarjuna has received include the Vamsee Berkeley Awards, AP Cinegoers Awards, Bharatamuni Awards, CineMAA Awards, all of which have been given to Nagarjuna in the Best Actor Category. With such an amazing range of works to his name, Nagarjuna is no doubt on of the leading men in the industry today, even at a ripe old age of 60.