Full biography of Nollywood actor Ifeanyi Kalu and other facts about him

Who is Ifeanyi Kalu?

Ifeanyi Kalu is a Nigerian actor and celebrity fashion designer who has featured in over 200 movies. Kalu is known for playing romantic roles in movies. He is one of the new-generation “Nollywood loverboys” gaining recognition in the industry.

Ifeanyi Kalu gained more popularity in acting after featuring in the 2012 romantic drama, Kokomma, alongside actress Belinda Effah. He has since gone on to enjoy a flourishing career afterwards.

Full data profile of Nollywood actor Ifeanyi Kalu

Full nameIfeanyi Kalu
Age33 years
Birthday13th February, 1988
State of OriginImo State
ParentsMr and Mrs Emmanuel Gilbert Kalu
Marital StatusSingle
CareerActor, Model, Fashion Designer

Ifeanyi Kalu’s childhood and education

Although originally from Imo State, Ifeanyi Kalu was born in Lagos State, precisely Surulere. Though he grew up in Festac.

Ifeanyi Kalu is the last of five children and also the only son. He has 4 sisters.

Ifeanyi Kalu has disclosed that he grew up under strict parenting. He said he wasn’t allowed to go out much as a child, because his parents were overprotective and didn’t want him to be influenced by bad kids.


Ifeanyi Kalu graduated from Lagos State University with a degree in Computer Science. The actor also holds a Java and Oracle qualification from the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT).

In pursuit of his interest in acting, Ifeanyi Kalu attended Emem Isong’s Royal Art Academy in 2011.
He also studied fashion designing at the Zaris Fashion and Style Academy and interned with Mon Ami Fashion House as a pattern drafter and designer in order to improve his skills in fashion designing.

Rumours of Ifeanyi Kalu and Kalu Ikeagwu being brothers

Ifeanyi Kalu shares a striking resemblance with another Nollywood actor, Kalu Ikeagwu, and they are sometimes mistaken as brothers. The speculations are further fuelled by the two sharing the name “Kalu”.

But the truth is that Ifeanyi Kalu and Kalu Ikeagwu are not brothers, and neither are they related in any way. They are just talented Nollywood actors who have gained recognition in the industry.

Ifeanyi Kalu’s acting career

Ifeanyi Kalu began his career as a model, appearing in television and billboard commercials. He had his big break in the movie industry when he got featured in the successful 2012 movie ‘Kokomma’, where he played the role of ‘Usen’. The movie was produced by Uduak Isong Oguama and was directed by Tom Robson. The movie received three nominations at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Ifeanyi Kalu has admitted his parents were initially sceptical about his interest in acting, but later gave him their support.

Ifeanyi is also known for his role in the 2013 romantic drama ‘Lagos Cougars’ directed by Desmond Elliot, for which he received a City People Awards nomination for Most Promising Actor the following year (2014).

Ifeanyi Kalu’s fashion business

Asides from acting, Ifeanyi Kalu also takes his interest in fashion designing seriously. He is the founder of the Ifeanyi Kalu fashion brand which launched a ready to wear line in 2019.

Ifeanyi Kalu’s movies

  • Kokomma (2012)
  • Lagos Cougars (2013)
  • Perfect Union (2014)
  • Undercover Lover (2015)
  • The Banker (2015)
  • Desperate housegirls (2015)
  • Double Bind (2016)
  • The Novelist (2016)
  • Tesho (2016)
  • 3 Is A Crowd (2017)
  • Just A friend (2017)
  • You, Me and the Guys (2017)
  • Will You Marry Me (2018)
  • Red Obsession (2019)
  • Koko And The Kids (2020)

Ifeanyi Kalu’s nominations and awards

  • Best Rising Star, Nollywood Movie Awards – 2013 (Nominated)
  • Most Promising Actor, City People Awards – 2014 (Nominated)
  • Hall of Fame, Zaris Fashion and Style Academy – 2015 (Won)
  • Award of Excellence, Royal Arts Academy – 2015 (Won)
  • Most Promising Actor, City People Awards – 2017 (Nominated)
  • Best Supporting Actor, City People Awards – 2018 (Nominated)
  • Best Supporting Actor, ZAFAA Awards – 2019 (Won)

Ifeanyi Kalu’s marriage

At the time of publishing this biography, information about Ifeanyi Kalu’s marriage, wife or girlfriend is not known. The actor has kept every detail about his love life and relationships private. It is currently not known if Ifeanyi Kalu is single, married or engaged to anyone.

Ifeanyi Kalu’s net worth

Nollywood actor Ifeanyi Kalu has an estimated net worth of about $500,000 (over N200 million naira).

Ifeanyi Kalu’s social media

Ifeanyi Kalu is active on both Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram handle is @ifeanyiKalu1 while his Twitter handle is @ifeanyiKalu1.

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