Nani is undoubtedly the most soughted young actors in Tollywood. However, very little people known that the actor had started his career in the direction department under legendary director Bapu for Radha Gopalam movie. He worked as a clap-assistant for the film. He shared a couple of ‘on the sets’ pics of the film. “What a start to my career .. Working under bapu Gaaru for my first film is one of the greatest experience. Blessed” (sic), posted Nani, recollecting those fond memories, on his twitter page.

Later, Nani worked in the direction department for films like Allari Pidugu, Dhee and Asthram, etc before making his debut as hero with Ashta Chemma.