He was born in Surulere area of Lagos State. Kalu hails from Imo State in the south eastern Nigeria.
Kalu is a graduate of Computer Science in one of the Nigerian Universities. In 2011, he enrolled in the Royal Arts Academy to study Acting.
His Acting Career
Kalu began his career as a model, appearing in television and billboard commercials.
He started acting professionally in 2012 and was shot to limelight in a movie, Kokomma produced by Uduak Isong Oguamanam and directed by Tom Robson. He played the role of Usen in the said movie which earned him 3 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Kalu is best known for his role in the movie Lagos Cougars where he starred alongside Uche Jombo, Monalisa Chinda and Alex Ekubo.
He also features on the Africa Independent Television (AIT) series, ‘Allison’s Stand’ alongside Joselyn Dumas, Bimbo Manuel, and Victor Olaotun.
Some of his Nollywood movies include:
• Perfect Union
• Double Bind
• The Novelist
• 3 Is a Crowd
• Almost Virgin
• Will You Marry Me
• Tea Room
• Red Obsession
• Lagos Cougars among others.
Kalu is such a creative and highly talented Nollywood actor known for intriguing roles in movies. He can fit into any character assigned him and his style of acting is loved and cherished by his numerous fans across Nigeria.
Awards and Nominations
Ifeanyi Kalu is a recipient of several awards and nominations notably as:
• Hall of Fame at the 2015 edition of Zaris Fashion and Style Academy Awards
• 2017 Award of Excellence at the Royal Arts Academy.
• 2018 Recognition Award at the HYPP Festival of Talents Awards.
• 2019 Best Supporting Actor at the City People Awards.
• Best Supporting Actor Award at the United Kingdom based Zulu African Film Academy Awards (ZAFAA) and several nominations.
In 2019, Kalu launched a “Ready-to-Wear” fashion line tagged Ifeanyi Kalu.
His Net Worth
Ifeanyi Kalu is truly a veteran in the Nigerian Movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.