Naresh Babu Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Naresh Babu

Naresh Babu is an Indian actor, politician, and social activist who primarily works in Telugu cinema and television. He is well-known for his films like Naalugu Stamabhalata (1982), Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1985) as Venkat Rao, Parampara (2014), Shatamanam Bhavati (2017) as Bangarraju, and Sammohanam (2018).

Wiki/Biography

Naresh Vijaya Krishna [1]The Times of India was born on Sunday, 20 January 1963 (age 60 years; as of 2023) in Chennai, India. [2]Naresh Vijayakrishna – Facebook His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Naresh Babu attended Ramakrishna Mission High School, Hindu High School, and Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai, India.

Childhood picture of Naresh Babu

Childhood picture of Naresh Babu

Naresh Babu in his young age

Naresh Babu at a young age

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Weight (approx.): 80 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40 Inches, Waist: 34 Inches, Biceps: 16 Inches

Naresh Vijaya Krishna

Family

Parents & Siblings

Naresh Babu’s father’s name is Krishna Murthy. His mother’s name is Vijaya Nirmala, a well-known actor-director in the Telugu film industry.

Naresh Babu with his mother

Naresh Babu with his mother

After the death of Vijaya Nirmala’s first husband, she got married to Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy. She passed away in the year 2019.

Naresh Babu's mother, Vijaya Nirmala and stepfather, Krishna

Naresh Babu’s mother, Vijaya Nirmala and stepfather, Krishna

Naresh Babu’s stepfather is a well-known former actor-director in Telugu cinema. Naresh has 3 stepsisters, Padmavathi Ghattamaneni, Manjula Ghattamaneni, and Priyadarshini Ghattamaneni and two stepbrothers, Ramesh Babu and Mahesh Babu. Ramesh Babu was a film producer who passed away in 2022, while Mahesh Babu is one of the highest-paid actors in Telugu cinema.

Naresh Babu's stepsister Manjula Ghattamaneni with her husband, Sanjay Swaroop

Naresh Babu’s stepsister Manjula Ghattamaneni with her husband, Sanjay Swaroop

Naresh Babu's stepsister Priyadarshini Ghattamaneni with her husband, Sudheer Babu

Naresh Babu’s stepsister Priyadarshini Ghattamaneni with her husband, Sudheer Babu

Naresh Babu's stepsister Padmavathi Ghattamaneni with her husband, Jayadev Galla

Naresh Babu’s stepsister Padmavathi Ghattamaneni with her husband, Jayadev Galla

Naresh Babu with his stepbrother Ramesh Babu

Naresh Babu with his stepbrother Ramesh Babu

Naresh Babu with his stepbrother Mahesh Babu

Naresh Babu with his stepbrother Mahesh Babu

Wife & Children

Naresh Babu is married thrice. Reportedly, his first wife is the daughter of choreographer, Srinu. At a young age, Naresh Babu got married to Rekha, his second wife. Naresh has two children with his second wife, Rekha, Naveen Vijay Krishna and Tejaswi Krishna.

Naresh Babu's wife Rekha with her son, Tejaswi Krishna

Naresh Babu’s wife Rekha with her son, Tejaswi Krishna

Naresh Babu with his stepfather, mother and son, Naveen Vijay Krishna

Naresh Babu with his stepfather, mother and son, Naveen Vijay Krishna

Later, the couple got divorced. In an interview, Naresh talked about the reason behind his divorce and said,

I always focus on one work, so I distanced from the film industry to concentrate on politics. I was successful as a politician, but at the same time I was down financially. My mother and my wife felt bad… and my mother understands me and supports me. I didn’t waste money unnecessarily, but my (first) wife Rekha left me at that point. I don’t want to go beyond that as I respect her views.” [3]Deccan Chronicle

Later, Naresh Babu got married to Ramya Raghupathi, the daughter of Congress leader Raghuveera Reddy from Andhra Pradesh in 2010. The couple got divorced after three years of marriage in 2013. Naresh and Ramya have a son, Ranaveer Krishna. In an interview, Naresh revealed the reason behind separating from Ramya and said,

Me and my estranged wife split up eight years ago. In Hindupur, she participated in financial scams and defrauded numerous individuals. She ran Hyderabad’s organised criminal scene, but the police quickly apprehended her. After reaching a resolution with the authorities, Ramya left for Bengaluru. There, she defamed me and propagated several rumours about me.”

Naresh babu with his second wife, Ramya Raghupathi, and son Ranveer

Naresh babu with his second wife, Ramya Raghupathi, and son Ranveer

In March 2023, he shared a video on social media, announcing his fourth marriage; he got married to actress Pavithra Lokesh. [4]The Economic Times

Naresh Babu and Pavithra Lokesh's wedding photo

Naresh Babu and Pavithra Lokesh’s wedding photo

Relationships/Affairs

In 2022, it was rumoured that Naresh Babu was in a relationship with the Kannada actress Pavithra Lokesh.

Naresh Babu with his rumoured girlfriend Pavithra Lokesh

Naresh Babu with his rumoured girlfriend Pavithra Lokesh

Naresh and Pavithra have worked on a few films like Happy Wedding, MCA Middle-Class Abbayi, Entha Manchi Vadavu Raa, Sarileru Neekevvaru, and Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki. In an interview, Pavithra denied the rumours of her relationship with Naresh and said,

I and Naresh are good friends and if Ramya has a problem with her husband, she should fight it out in Hyderabad. Instead, she created unwanted controversy in Bengaluru. As far as I’m concerned Naresh is a decent person and we both have nothing to hide.”

On 31 December 2022, Naresh took to Twitter and announced his fourth marriage to Pavitra.

Career

Film

In 1970, Naresh made his debut as a child actor with the Telugu film Rendu Kutumbala Katha. In 1982, he made his debut as a lead actor in the Telugu film Naalugu Stamabhalata. Later, he appeared in various Telugu films like Rendu Jella Sita (1983) as Gopi, Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (1985) as Venkat Rao, Sri Kanakamalaxmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987) as Gopalam, Hai Hai Nayaka (1989) as Ramakrishna, Kokila (1990) as Siddhartha, Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1992) as Nimmagadda Rajeswara Rao Raja, Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993 as Vijay, Aame (1994) as Vikram, Dhanalakshmi, I Love You (2002) as Babu Rao, Drushyam (2014) as Prabhakar, and Shatamanam Bhavati (2017) as Bangarraju.

Poster of Naresh Babu's film Sogasu Chuda Taramaa

Poster of Naresh Babu’s film Sogasu Chuda Taramaa

Poster of Naresh Babu's film Kokila

Poster of Naresh Babu’s film Kokila

Naresh has appeared in a few Tamil films like Nenjathai Allitha (1984), Porutham(1985), Malini 22 Palayamkottai (2013), and Sandamarutham (2015).

Television

In 1991, Naresh appeared in the show Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu as Venkata Rao on Doordarshan. Later, he appeared in a few shows like Popula Petti (1996) as Srinivas on ETV, Amrutham Icchapurapu (2002) as Amrutha Rao on Gemini TV,  Maa Nanna (2012) as Sivaiah on Gemini TV,  Mahalakshmi Nivasam (2013) as Viswanatha Raju on Gemini TV, and Oka Chinna Family Story (2021) as Haridas on Zee5.

Poster of Naresh Babu's show Oka Chinna Family Story

Poster of Naresh Babu’s show Oka Chinna Family Story

Politician

In 1996, Naresh Babu entered politics and campaigned for the Indian National Congress. In 1998, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and became a member of its youth wing. Later, he became the state president of the BJP, BJP State Secretary, State General Secretary, and Vice President of BJP in Andhra Pradesh. Naresh worked as a coordinator for the Rayalaseema Adyayana Committee. In 2009, he contested from the Hindupur Lok Sabha constituency in Anantapur district for BJP. Later, he resigned from the primary membership of the party in 2009. [5]Naresh Vijayakrishna – Facebook

Controversy

Assaulted by ex-wife, Ramya Raghupathi

In July 2022, Naresh, and his rumoured girlfriend, Pavitra was assaulted by his ex-wife Ramya Raghupathi, after she found them together at a hotel in Mysore. While Naresh and Pavitra were exiting the hotel, Ramya abused them and tried to attack them with her slippers following which the rumoured couple was provided with police protection to safely exit the hotel. Naresh, while addressing the media reporters, revealed that Ramya, along with her rumoured boyfriend, Rakesh Shetty was trying to defame and blackmail him. According to some media sources, Pavitra filed a complaint against Ramya for allegedly stalking and harassing her in public at the Mysore police station. In an interview, Pavitra talked about the harassment and offence she faced after Ramya’s alleged behaviour outside the hotel and said,

I am not new to Telugu people or the industry. I needn’t explain my relationship with Naresh. To defame me out of her interests is something very upsetting. I felt like why this is happening to me. She is making me the victim and this is not correct. She should settle scores within the family.”

Additionally, Ramya revealed her husband’s affair with Pavitra and said,

They claimed that they are best friends but stayed together in a single room all night. I am here raising concern over my son’s future and protecting his interests. I come from a proper Hindu family and I don’t like to get separated from my husband.” [6]News18))

Awards

  • 1991: Nandi Best Actor Television Award for Doordarshan’s television show Munimanikyam Gari Kantham Kadhalu
  • 1992: Nandi Special Jury Award for the film Chitram Bhalare Vichitram
  • 1994: Nandi Best Actor Award for the film Sogasu Chuda Taramaa?
  • 2009: Servant of the Poor Award on the occasion of the 4th national meet of CNRI (Corporation for National Research Initiatives) held in New Delhi
  • 2014: Nandi Award for Best Character Actor for the film Parampara
  • 2017: Nandi Award for Best Character Actor for the film Sathamanam Bhavati
  • 2017: Best Character Actor Award for the film Sathamanam Bhavati at the 17th Santosham Film Awards
  • 2017: SVR Character Award for the film Sathamanam Bhavati

Bike Collection


Naresh Babu owns a BMW S 1000 RR bike and a Royal Enfiled SHL M11 bike.

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Naresh Babu with his BMW S 1000 RR bike


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Naresh Babu with his Royal Enfield bike SHL M11

Car Collection


Naresh owns a luxurious Caravan, a sports car DC Avanti, and a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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Naresh Babu in his luxurious Caravan


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Naresh Babu with his sports car, DC Avanti

Facts/Trivia

  • Naresh Babu has an organic farm at his house. In an interview, he talked about his interest in farming and said,

    I am doing it for the past 12 years in my house. All the vegetables in my house, including onion and green chillies, are all from one-and-a-half acres of organic farming,” says the actor. He also owns a 20-acre farm in Shadnagar where he is growing fruits. “It’s semi-organic, I grow fruits like mango, guava, pomegranate etc.,” he says, adding that last year he and his mother Vijaya Nirmala earned nearly Rs 4 lakh from mangoes. “Most of the fruits go to the local markets,” he says. ((Deccan Chronicle

    A newspaper article feautring Naresh Babu's interest in farming

    A newspaper article feautring Naresh Babu’s interest in farming

  • Naresh Babu is fond of car racing. In 1980, at the age of 16, he entered the motor racing circuit in Chennai and won his first cup in car racing.
  • In 2016, Naresh Babu was awarded an honorary doctorate by the New York Academy of Universal Global Peace.

    Naresh Babu presented with the honorary doctorate degree in Arts

    Naresh Babu presented with the honorary doctorate degree in Arts

  • Naresh Babu took the name “Vijay Naresh” as a tribute to his mother Vijaya Nirmala on her birthday in 2006.
  • In 2018, Naresh was awarded the title H.E. (His Excellency) and received a PhD degree in arts (his 2nd doctorate) from the United Nations ICDRHRP (International Commission of Diplomatic Relations Human Rights and Peace) organisation.

  • In 2019, Naresh Babu was elected as the president of the Movie Artists Association group.
  • Naresh Babu is the founder of an NGO, KIV (Kalakarula Ikya Vidika), which works to protect ancient arts and provides a platform to support local artists.

    Naresh Babu and his team of KIV (Kalakarula Ikya Vidika) NGO

    Naresh Babu and his team of KIV (Kalakarula Ikya Vidika) NGO

  • In 2008, Naresh Babu did a 125 km Padayatra from Icchampally Project to Warangal for linking Krishna and Godavari waters.
  • Naresh Vijaya Krishna considers Jandhyala Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subrahmanya Sastry as his ‘Guru’ in the film industry.
  • Naresh Babu’s film ‘Hindustan The Mother’ premiered at the International Film Festival of India, BFI London Film Festival, and Mumbai Film Festival in 2001.
  • Naresh’s Telugu film Mee Sreyobhilashi premiered at the International Film Festival of India in 2007.
  • Naresh Babu’s Telugu film Parampara premiered at the Jakarta International Film Festival in 2014.

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