Real Name/Full Name Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Nagarjuna
Birth Place: Chennai, India
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 29th August 1959
Age/How Old: 64 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 74 Kg
In Pounds – 163 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Mother – Annapurna
Siblings: N/A
School: Hyderabad Public School
College: Little Flower Junior College in Hyderabad, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University,Madras(Chennai), Eastern Michigan University which is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Religion: Hindu
Nationality: Indian
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Amala Akkineni (m. 1992), Lakshmi Daggubati (m. 1984–1990)
Kids/Children Name: Naga Chaitanya, Akhil Akkineni
Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Businessman
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao, popularly known as Nagarjuna, is an Indian Film Actor, Producer, Anchor, and Entrepreneur. He has worked as an actor in about 100 movies in Telugu, followed by some other language movies like Hindi and Tamil. He got Nandi awards for recognized acting in Tamil, and he also got 3 Film Fare Awards and 2 National Film Awards; he also got the Best Feature Film in Telegu for a film named Ninne Pelladata, which was in 1996, and a Special Mention for acting in a film named Annamayya which was in 1977.

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Biography and Early Life

Nagarjuna was born on 29th August 1959 in a Telegu family in Madras( now- Chennai). His father’s name is Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who was a veteran actor, and his mother’s name was Annapurna. After some time he was born, the whole family shifted to Hyderabad, where he went to a school named Hyderabad Public School, and after that, he went to a college named Little Flower Junior College in Hyderabad.

He did his one year of engineering in Bachelor of Engineering(BE) from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, in Madras (now- Chennai). He earned his Bachelor of Science(BS) in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Michigan University, which is in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Nagarjuna in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nagarjuna’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024 having been born on 29 August 1959. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163 lbs in Pound and 74 kg in Kilograms.


Nagarjuna went to a school named Hyderabad Public School, after which he again read in another school named Little Flower Junior College in Hyderabad. He did his one year of engineering in Bachelor of Engineering(BE) from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, in Madras (now- Chennai). He earned his Bachelor of Science(BS) in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Michigan University, which is in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Nagarjuna got married to Lakshmi Daggubati in February 1984. She was the daughter of Daggubati Ramanaidu, a filmmaker, and was a sister of Venkatesh, an actor, and Suresh Babu, a film producer. Nagarjuna and Lakshmi gave birth to a son in 1986 named Naga Chaitanya, who is an actor. They got separated and divorced in 1990. In 1992 Nagarjuna married Amala, who is also an actress. They gave birth to a son in 1994 named Akhil, who is also an actor.

Is Nagarjuna Gay?

No, Nagarjuna is not gay. He was married to Lakshmi Daggubati, and after being divorced, she married Amala. He has two sons named Naga Chaitanya and Akhil.

Professional Career

Nagarjuna started his acting career in his childhood in a Telugu film named Sudhigundalu in 1967, which Adhurti Subbarao directed. He acted like an infant in the movie named Velgu Needalu, which Sri penned. Both of the movies were acted by his father in the leading role.

After many years, he acted as a lead actor with Shobhana as a female lead actor in a Telugu film named Vikram in 1986, directed by V. Madhusudhana Rao, a remake of a Hindi film named Hero, which was released in 1983. This film was a good start for Nagarjuna as he started his career with this movie. After that, he did many movies like Majnu, directed by D.N.Rao, where he got many positive views as a heartbroken man.

Then he did a movie named Sankeertana which also got very good reviews which were appreciated for the content and the music. The next movies were Aakhari Poratam in 1988, which was directed by K.R. Rao, where he played a paired role with Sridevi and Suhasini. After that, he did two consecutive movies like Janaki Ramudu and Vijayshanti, which were also hit. He also did a drama named Geetanjali in 1990, for which he got National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Some of his Box office hits were Neti Sidhartha, Killer, and Nirnayam, which Fazil and Priyadarshan directed. Nagarjuna was known as a “Celluloid Scientist” for his experiment in different types of scripts. Some of his hit films released were President Gari Pellam, Gharana Bullodu, Varasudu, and Allari Alludu. He started his first Telugu-Hindi bilingual movie in 1994, named Criminal, which Mahesh Bhatt directed.

He acted in romantic comedies like Santosham, Manmadhudu, and Shivamani. Some of his produced movies were Satyam which was released in 2003, in which Satyam, who is the nephew of Nagarjuna, started his career. Nagarjuna released two consecutive movies named Nenunnanu and Mass.

In 2010, he released movies named Kedi and Ragada. In February 2011, he did a movie named Gangnam, which was having a Tamil version named Payanam. He worked in the movie named Devdas, which was released on 27 September 2018, directed by Sriram Aditya. Some of the movies like Mandanna and Aakanksha Singh were less responsive.


  • Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu(1998-Annamayya)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu(1997-Ninne Pelladata)
  • National Film Award – Special Jury Award(1998-Annamayya)
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu(1997-Ninne Pelladata)
  • Nandi Special Jury Award(2013, 2003-Rajanna, Yuvakudu)
  • Nandi Award for Best Actor(2008, 2004, 1997-Sri Ramadasu, Santosham, Annamayya)
  • Nandi Award for Best Feature Film(2004-Manmadhudu)
  • Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film(1996-Ninne Pelladata)
  • Nandi Award for Second Best Feature Film(2013-Rajanna)
  • Nandi Award for Third Best Feature Film(2000-Prema Katha)
  • IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance In A Supporting Role – Male – Tamil(2017-Thozha)

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nagarjuna in 2024

Nagarjuna Net Worth
Nagarjuna Net Worth

Nagarjuna has a net worth of $60 Million as of 2024. Most of his wealth comes from his acting career and also from directing. He is also a businessman, playback singer from which his other income generates.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Nagarjuna made his introduction as a kid entertainer close by his dad.
  • He did his engineering in the U.S.
  • He had married twice in his life.
  • He co-founded an NGO for dogs.

Nagarjuna is a very successful actor from his childhood, and he is one of the best actors in the South Indian Film Industry with so much popularity. He did acting, producing, directing, etc. And now also his movies are in theatres which are blockbusters.



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