Like many Telugu boys, Nikhil grew up to become an engineer. His parents wanted him to do a software job, while he aspired to make it big in films. But neither did he have any family connections within the industry, nor did he have a godfather. So, his parents were not very keen on his trying his luck in films. So, Nikhil took up a job. However, within no time, he quit the job and told his parents that he can always get back to work if he did not succeed. And since that day, he landed at many places for auditions. Whenever an ad for new actors appeared, he would promptly queue up with other aspirants. Finally, one maker promised to make three films with him, which never took off. This did not deter Nikhil and one day, he got a call from Shekhar Kammula and Happy Days happened. He got to play one of the friends in the hit film. But life was not a bed of roses for him. He once again had to struggle after Happy Days till he got Swamy Ra Ra. The film ended up being a surprise hit and Nikhil did manage to draw attention this time as it was a solo hero film. Right now, his next film Karthikeya is lined up for release and the promos look promising. So, Nikhil is mighty thrilled that the film will finally give him a foothold in the industry. GA wishes him luck for Karthikeya and his future projects.