Francis Duru is a famous Nollywood actor, model, master of ceremony, comedian, television personality, director, investor, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born on 27th April 1978 in Cameroon. He is currently 39 years old. Francis Duru is originally from Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria but grew up in Cameroon.
Francis Duru completed both his primary and secondary school education in Cameroon and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. After completing his secondary school education, Francis Duru proceeded to University of Port Harcourt in River State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts in 1996.
After completing his university education, Francis Duru joined the Nigeria movie industry (Nollywood) in the year 1996 and started attending movie auditions and acting as a minor character in movies. In 1997, Francis Duru rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Rattle Snake” produced by Amaka Igwe.
The movie “Rattle Snake” portrays the effects of an uncaring society on a growing child and focus on the effect of child abuse and negligent. The movie “Rattle Snake” won him an award for Best New Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Francis Duru is one of the most gifted actors in Nigeria. He is very handsome, creative, skillful and talented in acting and interpretation of roles.
Francis Duru is a versatile actor and can fit in any role given to him by a movie director, most especially challenging roles. Francis Duru has acted in over 200 Nollywood movies which include Rattle Snake, Mama Sunday, Rampage, Total War, Dust to Dust, Odum Na Akwaeke, etc.
Francis Duru is currently married with beautiful kids and is currently based in Lagos State, Nigeria with his Family. Francis Duru has won several awards in Nigeria which include Best New Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Francis Duru is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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