|Born||Naga Chaitanya Akkineni
November 23, 1986
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati
Naga Chaitanya is an Indian film actor who stars in Telugu films. He made his debut in the 2009 college film, Josh. His second film was, Gautham Menon's Ye Maaya Chesave with his portrayal of a love-torn film director winning him critical acclaim.
Early life and family
Naga Chaitanya was born on 23 November 1986 to actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and Lakshmi Daggubati, of the Naidu Family. Naga Chaitanya was born in Hyderabad, but moved to Chennai with his mother after his parents split.
He received schooling at the PSBB School in Chennai, during which period he often visited his father in Hyderabad. He played the guitar and keyboard occasionally for the PSBB school band. He studied his college education in Hyderabad. He was then sent to an acting school in Mumbai, and subsequently to Hollywood Studios in California (USA) to learn dance and fights before he made his debut. He is also a huge automotive enthusiast and occasionally participates in organised motorsports even to date. 
Following in his family's footsteps, Naga Chaitanya's debut was widely anticipated. After several rumours regarding his debut, during the audio launch of his father's King, Chaitanya was introduced to the film world where his debut film was launched. Josh, directed by newcomer Vasu Varma and produced by Dil Raju, featured him alongside fellow debutant Karthika Nair, daughter of Radha, with his role drawing comparison with his father's character from Shiva. However upon release, the film received negative reviews from film critics. Although Naga Chaitanya's performance secured him the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for South Indian films.
Prior to the release of his first film, he signed his second film with Indira Productions, which was to be directed by Gautham Menon and featured music by A. R. Rahman. Ye Maaya Chesave released in February 2010 to unanimous positive reviews with the film being dubbed as a "classic" by reviewers, with comparisons drawn to his father's romantic film, Mani Ratnam's Geethanjali. Critics also praised his on-screen chemistry with debutant actress Samantha, as the film went on to become a commercial success at the box-office. This was the Telugu version of the Tamil film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. He also made a cameo appearance in the Tamil version.
His next movie was Sukumar's 100% Love with Tamannaah Bhatia has gained success in the box office. His next movie Dhada with Kajal Aggarwal directed Ajay Bhuyan released in August with huge expectations was a failure. His next movie is Bejawada produced by Ram Gopal Varma. This movie released on Dec 1st 2011 and received negative feed back. Naga Chaitanya is currently working with the Director Deva Katta' for the movie Autonagar Surya. This movie stars Samantha who has already worked with Naga Chaitanya in Ye Maaya Chesave. Naga Chaitanya is often referred to as the youngest male actor in Telugu. 
Now he accepts Dr D Rama Naidu's punjabali film titled Singh Vs Kaur, to remake in Telugu, which features [Tamanna] as his screen sharer. He also accepted the terms with Veeru Potla to appear in his next film.
|1||2009||Josh||Sathya||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
Nandi Award for Best Male Debut
|2||2010||Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa||Himself||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|3||2010||Ye Maaya Chesave||Karthik||Telugu||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actor|
|4||2011||100% Love||Balu||Telugu||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor|
|10||2013||Singh Vs Kaur Remake||Telugu||Announced|
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- Naga Chaitanya joins hands for Singh Vs Kaur www.filmfog.com