Happy Birthday Nani: Some interesting facts that you might not know about the actor

Here’s all about the actor’s real name to his roller coaster journey that you probably didn’t know earlier.

Nani is an Indian actor, producer, and television presenter, who is mostly popular for his work in Telugu film industry. The actor was born on 24th February, 1984. The actor is also called as the natural star. However, let’s have some spotlight on some interesting facts related to him on his 38th birthday.

Here are some interesting facts:


Nani’s real name is Ghanta Naveen Babu. The actor became famous as Nani after his blockbuster movies such as Ride, Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu, Ala Modalaindi, Pilla Zamindar, Eega, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu and Yevade Subramanyam.

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The natural actor started his career as a radio jockey. Previously, he was a clap director in Bapu’s directorial film Radha Gopalam. Nandini Reddy, a famous director, was working for the film as well. It was Reddy who invited him to work as an RJ and Nani accepted the offer, making his way to Vishakapatnam to start his career as an RJ. Nani actually gained a lot of fame as an RJ and even went on to receive an award for the best RJ that year. After that, it was again Nandini Reddy who enabled him to get his first film.   

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The 38-year-old actor also known as the natural star. To this, he once shared his opinion in an interview. He stated, “I’m totally against these tags. As an AD I used to joke around a lot about such tags. I’m from Ameerpet so I know the reality of what people think when a tag gets added onto a name. Putting the term ‘Natural Star’ on screen started with Balle Balle Magadivoy. It’s director Maruthi coined it. But even before that, in Samuthirakani’s film, he had called me a Natural Actor. Maruthi made that into star and put it up in the film. Even the media always addressed me as the natural actor. So when Maruthi asked me, I said no. But then again, that was a fun film. When you add Natural Star to such a film, I thought it would bring a smile. It’s about a forgetful person anyway. Also I thought it wasn’t a forced title. It just continued from there on.”

We wish you a very happy birthday, Nani!