Hanks Anuku is a favorite Nigerian Actor. He was born on the 27th of August 1960 in Ibadan, Oyo state. He had his primary school education in Ibadan, Oyo state and his secondary school education in Loyola College, Ibadan, Oyo state then graduated with Higher National Diploma (HND) from Auchi Polytechnic, Edo state. The actor moved to the United States of America immediately after getting his HND. He stayed in the United States for many years and returned in the year 2000 to join the Nigerian movie industry.
Hanks Anuku Origin
Hanks Anuku had acted in minor roles in some Hollywood movies before coming back to Nigeria. He was familiarized to the Nigerian movie industry by Regina Askia, a well-known actress in the industry. Hanks’ first movie in the Nigerian movie industry was ‘The Skeleton.’ His part in this movie gave him an edge in the Nigerian movie industry. He, however, came to fame when he played the role of an aspiring senator in the blockbuster titled ‘Senator.’
Hanks is known for the fierce and vicious roles he plays in movies and also for his American accent which he got from spending many years in the United States of America. He is known to be very talented, knowing how to interpret his roles very well in movies. Hanks Anuku’s rugged and rough physical appearance were an added advantage to him and made a lot of directors choose to give him tough and rugged characters in movies.
Hanks Anuku movies
He has acted in a lot of action movies alongside saint Obi, Sam Dede, Gentle Jack, J. T, Emma Enummadu, Tom West, Jim Iyke, Alaso Wariboko, Jerry Amilo, Ernest Asuzu and many others. He had also acted in more than 150 movies including King of the Jungle, My Love, The Captor, Wanted Alive, Men on the Hard way, Blood Diamond, Fools on the run, False Alarm, Desperate Ambition, Bitter honey and many more.
Other favorite latest movies by Hanks Anuku includes:
- Struggle for Justice
- The Black Bishop
- Never Love a Gangster
- Obey or Die
- Where is my DaD
- The fall of the Great King Jango
Hanks Anuku Awards
Hanks Anuku has won many awards during his time in the movie industry such as;
- Best Actor in a Leading Role award at the Best of Nollywood Awards
- The award for the Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards
- Best Actor in Nigeria award at the City People Entertainment Awards and many others.
Hanks Anuku Dead hoax
Hanks was involved in a motorcycle accident in Nungua, Ledzokuku-Kwowor axis of Accra in Ghana. The accident led to the spread of the rumor saying that he was dead. He later put an end to the scandal when he appeared in an interview stating that he was still alive.
Hanks Anuku Family and controversies
Another rumor about Hanks Anuku retook the airway in 2015. The story stated that he was HIV/AIDS positive and infected his wife with the disease, a claim he denied. He was also rumored to have slept with 80 women while he was Zambia where he had contracted the disease.
Hanks is married and has three children; two daughters and a son. Hanks Anuku became a bonafide citizen of Ghana in 2017 and currently reside in Accra, Ghana with his wife and kids. He has changed his name from Hanks Anuku to Nana Kwame Fifi Kakra.
Hanks Anuku Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.