Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is a renowned Indian actor who primarily appears in Telugu films. He began his acting career with the film Josh in 2009, and his breakthrough role was in Ye Maaya Chesave directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon in 2010. Chaitanya's most notable works include Premam, Majili, Venky Mama, Love Story, and Bangarraju. Chaitanya has received several film awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South, Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor, and SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Critics).
Chaitanya was born on November 23, 1986, in Hyderabad, to Akkineni Nagarjuna and Lakshmi Daggubati. His paternal grandfather, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and maternal grandfather, D. Ramanaidu, were both renowned figures in Telugu cinema. Chaitanya grew up in Chennai, where he attended Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and AMM School, before completing his graduation from St. Mary's College in Hyderabad. He received further training in acting, martial arts, voice, and dialogue coaching before making his acting debut.
Chaitanya began his career with Josh, where he played a college student. His breakthrough role was in Ye Maaya Chesave, where he played a Hindu Telugu assistant director who falls in love with a Christian Malayali girl. The film was a success, and he received a nomination for Filmfare Award South for Best Actor Male. He then appeared in successful films such as 100% Love, Tadakha, and Manam, along with few unsuccessful films. He also appeared in Bejawada, which received negative reviews.
Chaitanya's career fluctuated with few successes from 2013 to 2018, with Tadakha being one of his notable works during this period. He played the lead in Premam, which was a success, and Majili, which was a critical and commercial success. Chaitanya married actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu in October 2017, but they separated in October 2021.
Hindi,Telugu,Tamil,Malayalam,Kannada | 01 December 2023
Cast: Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Prachi Desai, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Sathyapriya Bhavani Shankar.
Telugu | 12 May 2023
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Krithi Shetty, Arvind Swamy, Priyamani, R. Sarathkumar, Vennela Kishore, Sampath Raj, Premgi Amaren, Premi Vishwanath.
Tamil | 12 May 2023
Cast: Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Krithi Shetty, Arvind Swami, Priyamani, Sharat Kumar, Sampath Raj, Premji Amaren, Vennela Kishore, Premi Vishwanath.
Hindi | 11 August 2022
Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya, Mona Singh.
Telugu | 14 January 2022
Cast: Akkineni Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Ramya Krishna, Krithi Shetty.
Telugu | 2019
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Samantha, Rao Ramesh, Srinivas Avasarala, Posani Krishna Murali, Sathru, Rajasri Nair, Mani Kiran.
Telugu | 05 April 2019
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Samantha, Divyansha Kaushik, Rao Ramesh, Posani Ramesh.
Telugu | 13 September 2018
Cast: Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, Anu Emmanuel, Ramya Krishnan, Vennela Kishore, Murali Sharma.
Sai Pallavi Joins the Ensemble Cast of Chandoo Mondeti's Movie Alongside Naga Chaitanya
Published On: 20 September 2023
Sai Pallavi and Naga Chaitanya, renowned for their collaboration in 'Love Story,' are set to reunite for an upcoming film directed by Chandoo Mondeti, as officially announced by Geetha Arts.... Read more
Krithi Shetty as Revathi in Naga Chaitanya's 'Custody'
Published On: 18 January 2023
Naga Chaitanya’s Telugu-Tamil bilingual project directed by leading filmmaker Venkat Prabhu 'Custody' has Krithi Shetty as the female lead. Arvind Swami plays the antagonist role while Priyamani will be seen in a powerful role. ... Read more
Laal Singh Chaddha Movie Review : Holds onto the good old values that make it worthy of a family outing
Published On: 14 August 2022
Storyline: The film is a Hindi adaptation of Robert Zemeckis’ 1994 Oscar-winning film ‘Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks... Read more
Laal Singh Chaddha : In the eyes of reviewer JOSH HURTADO in Austin Chronicle
Published On: 10 August 2022
'Forrest Gump' which was released 30 years back had a story of a simple, guileless man stumbling through the world, interacting with and occasionally creating history along the tumultuous path of the United States through the Cold War years resonated with audiences for its gentle treatment of these tough times. ... Read more
Bangarraju Movie Review: watchable but is pale in comparison with 'Soggade Chinni Nayana'
Published On: 14 January 2022
Chinna Bangarraju is taking forward his grandfather Bangarraju's legacy of being a massive flirt. His worried grandmother however wants to ensure he's not lonely anymore before she passes on.... Read more
Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya film ‘Bangarraju’ to o hit the theatres on Jan 15
Published On: 10 January 2022
Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya starrer ‘Bangarraju’ is gearing up to hit the theatres on Jan 15 and the film's teaser and lyrical songs are already attracting much-needed excitement for the film.... Read more
First look poster of Akkineni Naga Chaitanya from 'Bangarraju'unveiled
Published On: 23 November 2021
The first look poster of Akkineni Naga Chaitanya from 'Bangarraju' has been unveiled yesterday(22nd Nov. 2021). Naga Chaitanya, who is in swaggy attire, has drawn attention with the poster. As the makers also unveiled the first look teaser featuring Naga Chaitanya, it has boosted the hype for the movie. ... Read more
Samantha Akkineni confirms separation with Naga Chaitanya
Published On: 03 October 2021
Through an Instagram post, Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya have finally confirmed their separation. The post stated that they have decided to 'part ways as husband and wife to pursue own paths'... Read more
Love Story Movie Review: Naga Chaitanya & Sai Pallavi are great to watch
Published On: 24 September 2021
Finally, Sekhar Kammula’s Love Story with Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi in lead roles hit the screens after a long wait for theatrical release.... Read more