Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao, known as Nagarjuna, is a popular actor, film producer and TV presenter. Born on 29 August 1959, he is mainly active in Telugu films with an impressive fan following. Besides, he also appears in Tamil and Hindi language films.

Due to his successful career, the actor enjoys a high net worth. And it isn’t that he only earns via his movies but he also derives his wealth from other sources. For instance, the high property value, luxury car collections and entrepreneurial activities add to Nagarjuna’s net worth.

Humongous Earnings from Movies and Reality Shows

Nagarjuna earns a handsome sum of money from his film and tv career. He got exposure to it due to his family’s background. Today, he is a prominent name in the world of cinema with growing popularity.

His Movie Career

In 1967, Nagarjuna starred as a child artist in the Telugu films namely, Sudigundalu and Velugu Needalu, with his father, Adurthi Subba Rao in the lead role. It gave him the required kickstart into the acting world. However, his first lead role came in the Telugu movie, Vikram, in 1986.

Actor Nagarjuna in Devdas

And fortunately, he got successful in the movie and it helped him start his career on a positive note. Then, he didn’t look back and he went on to star in many new successful films. In a short span of time, the actor got a boom in his popularity and it made him a popular name in the film industry.

In the beginning, the actor gave many successful films in the theaters. As a result, he became a household name with a dramatic boom in his career from 1988 to 1990.

His back-to-back good films namely, Janaki Ramudu, Geetanjali, and Siva, helped him a lot. And he came into the eyes of many filmmakers and directors.

Soon, he got a chance to star in the Bollywood film, Shiva which earned massively at the box office. Then, he had a spree of many hit films which helped him boost his earnings and overall net worth.

His Hit & Blockbuster Movies

Some of his hit & blockbuster movies during this phase are Killer, Net Siddhartha, Nirmayam, and Hello Brother. His willingness to experiment with a variety of scripts helped him establish himself as a reputed actor.

Bhai Movie Still

For his remarkable works in movies, he received many awards in different categories. For instance, Nagarjuna’s movie Ninne Pelladata helped him win the Filmfare Best Actor Award and Nandi Award for Best Actor.

Also, he won the National Award for his role in the film. He starred with Tabu in the film and the actor recently opened up about his rumored relationship with his co-star, Tabu.

Furthermore, he also gained laurels for his exceptional performance in his next film, Annamayya.

Speaking of his Tamil films, he is a part of Ratchagan, Nuvvu Vastavani, Ninne Premistha and Azad. As of now, he has acted and produced many of his successful films.

Evidently, someone who stars in a number of hit & blockbuster films is sure to have a high earning from movies. That is exactly the case with Nagarjuna as his movie career contributed a lot to his overall net worth.

Nagarjuna Akkineni in Om Namo Venkatesaya

Recently, the actor starred in Ranbir Kapoor’s movie, Brahmastra and his movie Ghost. In this film, he acted opposite Sonal Chauhan. The actor is going to romance Miss India 2020, Manasa Varanasi, in his next movie, Bangarraju

How much does he Earn Per Movie? 

As per the available reports, Nagarjuna earns a value of ₹9 crores to ₹20 crores per movie. Given the kind of effort he puts into his movies and the level of skill set he enjoys, he deserves that.

Just like his film career, the Telugu actor has a booming TV career as he is a very good tv presenter with a huge fan following. Let’s discuss his tv career and the respective wealth he earns from this field of entertainment.

Actor’s Earnings from Big Boss 

As mentioned above, Nagarjuna is a part of the Tv world and he is majorly popular for hosting his reality show, Big Boss in the Telugu language. Owing to his great hosting skills, the actor raised his fees for Big Boss Telugu season 6

His per-episode salary in the BB season stands around ₹12 lakhs and the total season fee is ₹12 crore. After his decision to hike his BB fees, he reportedly charges ₹15 crores for every season of this reality show.

 Soggade Chinni Nayana movie still

However, Nagarjuna’s salary from Big Boss Telugu and his complete net worth stands nothing close to that of Salman Khan’s salary or worth.

His Business Value – Major Contributor to his total Wealth

In addition to his entertainment career, Nagarjuna runs many side businesses. He has many active businesses in the real estate world. Also, the Telugu actor is part of a number of restaurant chains. All these things take Nagarjuna’s net worth to a great good amount.

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to call him a prolific actor and entrepreneur.

His Luxury House and Car Collections

With his intense hard work and entrepreneurial skills, Nagarjuna has carved a space for himself among the richest actors in the film industry.

The actor enjoys a luxurious life as he owns a high-profile house and has a number of luxurious cars. His 4,000 sq ft lush house worth over ₹50 crores levels up his total wealth significantly.

Nagarjuna Akkineni and Richa Langella in Bhai

If I mention her car collections, the list includes many luxurious names of cars. For example, he owns BMW 7-Series (₹1.5 crores), Audi A7 (₹90 lakhs), BMW M6 and Porsche Cayenne, to name a few. Evidently, he enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and his increasing net worth allows him to maintain it.

His Earnings from Brand Endorsements 

Thanks to his immense success and popularity, Nagarjuna enjoys brand endorsement offers from many brands. It hasn’t been long since he associated with a jewelry brand with a contract of ₹2 crores.

Also, the South Indian actor is the face of many popular brands. Recently, Dabur declared him the brand ambassador for the South market. Apart from endorsing brands, he also takes part in Philanthropic activities.


So, finally, I would say that Nagarjuna enjoys multiple sources of income and it takes the total net worth of the actor to around ₹1,000 crores. His luxury house, car collections, brand endorsements and businesses.

Nagarjuna in movie Bhai

In addition to this, the actor’s film & TV career also helps him earn a good sum of money. Eventually, it makes him one of the wealthiest actors in the Telugu film industry.

The kind of pace at which he is progressing, he is likely to reach close to the net worth of Chiranjeevi in the near future. Because of his growing career and businesses, the actor scales up the pillars of success rapidly.

I hope you loved reading about the net worth of Nagarjuna and learned a lot about his income streams. Next time, I will come up with a similar article about another actor. Till then, keep visiting BOTY and gain insights about the box office in detail.

First Published on: 16:21 pm - 29, Mar 2023
Author: author image Piyush Chugh
Piyush Chugh is an established film critic, and Bollywood Trade analyst. He brings to you the latest box office news and collection updates.
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