Nani is an Indian actor, film director, TV presenter, and film producer.He was born and brought up in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana). A childhood picture of Nani and his sister.He started developing an interest in films while he was in college. Nani then assisted his uncle named Anil (film producer) as a clap director.He adopted his nickname Nani as his screen name before making his debut in the Telugu film industry. The Times of India.Later, he worked in various Telugu films as an assistant director including Allari Bullodu (2005), Astram (2006), and Dhee (2007). In an interview, he talked about working as an assistant director, he said, I feel that creativity and talent have to be in you in order to become a good director. Working as an assistant director only helps in understanding technical departments. This technical knowledge will help you to transport the content in your mind onto the celluloid. I learnt about clarity of thinking and storyboarding from Bapu. I learnt how to be cool even in tense situations from K Raghavendra Rao. I want to try my hand at acting now and direction can wait..He then started working on a script. While he was on a break, he met the Indian film director B. V. Nandini Reddy, who asked him to work as a radio jockey for the radio station World Space Satellite in Visakhapatnam. Nani agreed to it, and for almost a year he worked as an RJ for the radio show Nonstop Nani. His radio show got immense popularity, and later, he received the RJ of the year award. A photo of Nani while he was working as an RJ.The Indian film director B. V. Nandini Reddy was once working on a TV commercial. She asked Nani to work in the TV commercial, and he agreed to it.Working in the TV commercial turned out to be very favourable for his career. He was spotted by the Indian director Mohan Krishna Indraganti in the TV commercial, and Nani got his debut Telugu film Ashta Chamma (2008) as an actor.He then acted in Telugu films such as Ride (2009), Snehituda (2009), and Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu (2010). Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu (2010) film poster.He gained immense popularity with the Telugu-Tamil Eega (2012) which was later dubbed in Malayalam as Eecha and dubbed in Hindi as Makkhi. A still from Eega.