Naveen Polishetty

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Naveen Polishetty
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Polishetty at a press meet in 2019
Born (1989-12-26) 26 December 1989 (age 31)[1][2]
Alma materNIT Bhopal
Occupation
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
Years active2012–present

Naveen Polishetty (born 26 December 1989) is an Indian actor and screenwriter who works in Telugu and Hindi films. Polishetty made his debut in a lead role with Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019), for which he received Zee Cine Awards Telugu – Best Find of the Year. He later made his Hindi debut with Chhichhore (2019). In 2021, he starred in the comedy film Jathi Ratnalu.

Early life and education[edit]

Naveen Polishetty was born in Hyderabad of Telangana, India. His father is into pharmaceutical business while his mother is a bank employee. He graduated in Civil Engineering, from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (otherwise known as NIT Bhopal) and joined a software firm in Pune. He later moved to England and returned to pursue a full time career in acting. He started working in theatre and performed in several plays.[3]

Career[edit]

Naveen Polishetty made his debut with the Telugu film Life Is Beautiful (2012). He also played a minor role in the Mahesh Babu-starrer 1: Nenokkadine (2014). As his subsequent Telugu projects were either shelved films or replaced by other actors, Polishetty moved to theatre and stand-up comedy.[4]

Later, he collaborated with All India Bakchod to make Youtube skits.[5] He got wide response for his portrayal of an "average" guy in Honest Engineering Campus Placements.[4]

In 2019, Polishetty returned to Telugu cinema with the comedy thriller film Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya, which he co-wrote and played the lead.[6] The film won him the Zee Cine Awards Telugu – Best Film of the Year (Male). He then made his Hindi cinema debut in Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore. Both the films performed very well at box office.[7][8] In 2021, he starred in the comedy film Jathi Ratnalu.[9] The film was commercially successful at the box office.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • All films are in Telugu unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2012 Life Is Beautiful Rakesh [11]
2013 D for Dopidi Harish
2014 1: Nenokkadine Naveen
2019 Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya Lead role; Also screenplay writer
Zee Cine Awards Telugu – Best Find of the Year (Male)
[5]
Chhichhore Himanshu "Acid" Deshmukh Hindi film [8]
2021 Jathi Ratnalu Jogipet Srikanth [12]

Television[edit]

  • Shows are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.
Year Program Role Notes
2015 AIB Honest Indian Wedding Pankaj 2 episodes
2015 Mastiii (See Taare Mastiii Pe) Anchor/host
2016 Chinese Bhasad Raghu 8 episodes
24 Kush Sawant 10 episodes
2017 Fais pas ci, fais pas ça Rushik Sanghvi French TV series; 2 episodes
AIB: Honest Engineering Campus Placements Average Mishra 3 episodes
Untag Sumit Razdan
2018 What's Your Status Tej Kiran 5 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naveen Polishetty's look from 'Jathi Ratnalu' released - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Naveen Polishetty is on a signing spree! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Focus Light: Naveen Polishetty - Telugu cinema news". www.idlebrain.com. 5 July 2015. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b Nadadhur, Srivathsan (26 June 2017). "Naveen Polishetty: Meet the viral actor". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  5. ^ a b "South Stream: Naveen Polishetty's Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya". The Indian Express. 12 October 2019. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Chiranjeevi to Sharwanand: 8 Telugu actors who played small roles before turning hero". The News Minute. 4 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya: Naveen Polishetty's film crosses $ 1 million mark in the USA". Times of India. 25 June 2019. Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b Watson, AuthorShweta. "Our Hyderabadi Chhichhora raring to go". Telangana Today. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  9. ^ Adivi, Sashidhar (10 January 2020). "A Telangana touch for Naveen Polishetty". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Jathi Ratnalu Day 7 Collections: Naveen Polishetty Movie Continues To Dominate Highest Grossing Films Of 2021". Sakshi Post. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  11. ^ Nadadhur, Srivathsan (26 June 2017). "Naveen Polishetty: Meet the viral actor". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  12. ^ Adivi, Sashidhar (10 January 2020). "A Telangana touch for Naveen Polishetty". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.

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