Akhil Akkineni Actor, Age, Biography, Wife, Movies, Family

Akhil Akkineni ( born on 8th April 1994) is an Indian actor who works predominantly in the Telegu film industry. He is the son of famous actors Akkineni Nagarjuna and Amala. His grandfather is the popular actor Nageshwara Rao and his half-brother is Akkineni Naga Chaitanya.

His sister in law is actor Samantha Akkineni.  The actor pursued acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. He made his debut in films in 2014 through a cameo in Manam. His movie as a lead role was Akhil in 2015.

Akhil Akkineni Actor, Age, Biography, Movies, Career

Name Akhil Akkineni
Profession Actor and Model
Height175cm or 1.75m or 5’9”
Weight 74kg or 163lbs
Body Measurements Chest- 40inches, Waist- 32inches, Biceps- 13inches
Eye colour Black
Hair colour Black
Date of Birth 8th April 1994 (26 years as of 2020)
Zodiac Aries
Birth Place San Jose, California, United States
Nationality Indian American
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
SchoolChaitanya Vidyalaya and Oakridge International School, Hyderabad
College The University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute
Educational Qualifications Bachelor of Business Administration
Film Debut Sisindri in 1995 as a child artist (Telegu)
Father Nagarjuna Akkineni ( actor and entrepreneur)
Mother Amala Akkineni
Half motherLakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati
Brother Naga Chaitanya ( half brother)
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Travelling and exploring new hangout spots
Affairs Shriya Bhupal (ex-fiancé)

Early life and Background

Akhil Akkineni was born in San Jose, California in the United States of America to parents Kamala Akkineni and Nagarjuna Akkineni.  His father Nagarjuna Akkineni is an actor and entrepreneur.  His mother Kamala Akkineni is an actor. The young actor comes from a very filmy family and one of the famous families in the industry. 

He is the grandson of actor Nageshwara Rao and half brother of Akkineni Naga Chaitanya.  His sister in law Samantha Akkineni is also an actor. Akhil studied at Chaitanya Vidyalaya and later went to Australia for two years. He returned to India to complete his studies at Oakridge International School in Hyderabad. 

He pursued his acting career at the age of only sixteen and enrolled in an acting school at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York.  Other than that he is also educationally qualified in Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science. He was engaged to long time lover Shriya Bhupal but later on, got separated since his father was against their marriage. 

Personal favourites

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan
FilmsThe Dark Knight,  Inception and Momentum
ActorNagarjuna and Tom Cruise
ActressJennifer Lawrence
Cuisine South Indian
FoodPasta and pizza
Colour Blue and Black

Career

Akhil Akkineni debuted as an infant in his father’s production Shiva Nageshwara Rao’s comedy film Sisindri in 1995. Later in his teen, he played cricket and became a member of his father’s King team. His match-winning half-century in the final against Venkatesh Daggubati’s Warriors saw him secure the man of the match and the man of the series award.

His performance got him called to play for the Telegu Warriors in the inaugural Celebrity Cricket Leagues (CCL) in 2011. Since then he regularly played in the CCL tournament,  winning the 2016 edition as Captain of his team. In 2014 he appeared in a cameo in Maanam.

The film won the Best Film award at the Film fare. The actor then went on to make appearances in several commercials like for Karbonn, Mountain Dew and Titan. His debut as a lead actor came with V.V. Vinayak’s Akhil in 2015 opposite debutante actor Sayesha Saigal. The film was produced by actor Nithin. In order to prepare for the film, the star child enrolled in a stunt workshop with his personal trainer Kicha and attended workshops in Thailand for two months. The film began its production in December of 2014.

The film got poor reviews and did a poor performance at the box office. Following this, he went on to a two-year hiatus.  His second movie was Hello and was directed by Manam’s Vikram Kumar. It released on 22nd December 2017,  along with Middle-class Abbayi and turned to be a below-par grosser despite good reviews. His latest project is Mr Majnu and is directed by Venky Atluri opposite Niddhi Agerwal. It released on 25th January 2019.

Presently he is working on his fourth film Most Eligible Bachelor opposite Pooja Hedge and is produced by Geetha Arts, Bunny Vas and Vasu Sharma. It is directed by Bhaskar. The film’s first look was set to release on 8th February 2020.

Movies as a child artist

  • Sisindri in 1995.

Movies in a Lead role

  • Akhil in 2015
  • Hello in 2017
  • Mr Majnu in 2019
  • Most Eligible Bachelor to be released in 2020.

Cameo Appearances

  • Manam in 2014
  • Aatadukundam Raa in 2016

Singing

  • In the film Hello as the singer of “Yevevo” in 2017.

Awards won

  • Filmfare Best Child Actor and Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut- South in 1995
  • Best Debut Actor in SIIMA Awards, Best Male Debut in CineMAA Awards and Best Debut Actor in Santosham Film Awards in 2016
  • Special Jury Award in TSR – TV9 National Film Awards in 2019.

Lesser-known Facts

  • Akhil is a Telegu Film actor.
  • He is born to actor and entrepreneur Nagarjuna Akkineni.
  • The star’s mother Kamala Akkineni is of Bengali and Irish descent.
  • He was born in San Jose, California in the United States of America.
  • Akhil made his debut when he was only one year old to the South Indian version of Baby’s Day Out – Sisindri in 1995.
  • The actor got engaged to fashion designer and actor Shriya Bhupal in 2017 but got separated since his father was against the marriage.
  • His first film Akhil was a box office failure.
  • The actor has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
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