A famous name in the Telugu industry, Nikhil has come a long way. Since 2003 he was always in the background as a small actor with not many good roles, it was only later in the year 2008 when he got his first break through with Shekhar Kammula's movie Happy days.
He was born and brought up in Begumpet, Hyderabad. He completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School in his hometwon itself and then St.Patricks High School in the twin city of Hyderabad, Secundarabad. With amazing grades he was considered as the merit student who was great in studies. later he went to Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, hyderabad. Not only as actor but he grew as a director too. He worked as an assistant director in the movie Hyderabad Nawabs.
His overnight fame and name came with his role in Happy Days alongside 4 other male leads. Directed by an award winning director this had to happen. It was a low budget yet commercially successful movie. He had still not risen above the tag of group performer and his first solo lead movie came into action. His lead movie was Ankit, Pallavi and friends. Acted in famous movies like Yuvatha and Veedu Theda. Still getting acclaimed for his roles he made another breakthrough with his role in Swamy Ra Ra. In 2014, his critically reviewed movie Karthikeya came and he went on to step the success stories.
In 2015, he then came up with a role in Surya vs Surya which collected 11 cr at the box office and won him so many positive reviews. In the year 2016, his Telugu movie Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada made 40 crs for its long run, turned out to be a blockbuster and Nikhil rose to a new position with its success.