Kalu Ikeagwu known by his stage name, but has his real name as Kalu Egbui Ikeagwu. He is a popular Nigerian actor, producer, director, script writer and television personality.
He was born on the 18th of May, 1972 in England. He is a dual citizen of Britain and Nigeria. For the fear of abandoning his Igbo origin, the parents ensured that Kalu relocated to Nigeria at a tender age of 9. He hails from Enugu State, in the south eastern Nigeria.
Kalu Ikeagwu has his elementary education in England and Zambia before relocating to Nigeria for his secondary education.
He later went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English Language in 1991.
His Acting Career
Kalu Ikeagwu joined Nollywood in 2005 and acted his first television Soap Opera “Domino”, a movie that shot him to fame. It was a dream come through in the life of Kalu as he had developed a strong passion for acting from at a tender age, acting in drama and stage plays.
His first stage performance “Put Out The Houselights” was a success. It was a movie produced and directed by Esiaba Ironbi.
He has featured in a number of Nollywood movies including the famous “Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again”, a play by a renowned playwright, Ola Rotimi where he played the role of Major Lejoka Brown.
He has also performed at the Edinburgh Festivals in 1995 and 1997 and acted in another movie by Esiaba Irobi’s drama where he acted the role of RIP.
Kalu is creative, skillful and exceptionally talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He accepts any character assigned him in most movies.
Again, Kalu is a prolific actor with over 200 Nollywood movies to his credit. Some of his movies include Games Men Play, War without End, My Precious Son, Damage, The wrong Woman, Distance Between, Tinsel, Doctor’s Quarters, Love My Way, Pretty Angels, Darkest Night, Count on Me, The Lost Two Brides and a Baby and several others.
Kalu Ikeagwu is a producer and script writer and has successfully produced a number of movies in the industry.
Awards And Nominations
Kalu Ikeagwu in his years of acting has received several awards and nominations. They include:
- Best supporting actor at the best of Nollywood Awards.
- 2012 nominee for best actor (African Collaboration) at the Ghana Movie Academy Awards.
- 2013 nominee for 3 awards as Best actor at the Golden Icons Academy Awards.
- Best Upcoming actor at the African Movie Academy Awards.
- Best supporting actor at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
His Personal Life
Kalu got married to his long time girl friend, Ijeoma Eze in Enugu. The wedding ceremony was graced by Nollywood celebrities and other important figures across the country.
His Net Worth
Kalu Ikeagwu is a successful Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.