28 Facts About Naga Chaitanya


Akkineni Naga Chaitanya was born on 23 November 1986 and is an Indian actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema.

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Naga Chaitanya made his acting debut with Josh and his breakthrough came with Gautham Vasudev Menon-directed Ye Maaya Chesave.

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Naga Chaitanya has won several film awards including Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South, Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor and SIIMA Award for Best Actor.

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Naga Chaitanya married actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu in October 2017, but they got separated in October 2021.

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Naga Chaitanya has a paternal half-brother, actor Akhil Akkineni and a maternal step brother.

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Naga Chaitanya grew up in Chennai, where he was raised for 18 and a half years.

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Naga Chaitanya was educated at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai and at AMM School, Chennai.

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Naga Chaitanya then completed his graduation from St Mary's College, Hyderabad.

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Naga Chaitanya expressed his desire to Nagarjuna to take up acting as his profession during his second year in college.

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Naga Chaitanya received further training in acting and martial arts in Los Angeles, apart from taking voice and dialogue coaching for one year before making his acting debut.

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Naga Chaitanya debuted in 2009 with the film Josh, directed by Vasu Varma, in which he played a college student.

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Naga Chaitanya next starred in the 2010 romantic drama Ye Maaya Chesave, directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, which was simultaneously shot in Tamil as Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, with a different cast and climax.

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Naga Chaitanya played a Hindu Telugu assistant director who falls in love with a Christian Malayali girl.

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Naga Chaitanya received a nomination for Filmfare Award South for Best Actor Male.

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Naga Chaitanya has the same expression stuck on his face throughout the movie.

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The film saw Naga Chaitanya portraying the role of a college student-turned-gangster.

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Naga Chaitanya is in sync with his role, exudes over confidence and seems to have had funny stunt sequences and comic portions.

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In 2014, Chaitanya appeared in the period-drama Manam, which featured his grandfather, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and father, Nagarjuna.

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Naga Chaitanya played two roles in the film, which were of a middle class father in 1983 and a happy-go-lucky college student.

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Naga Chaitanya brings in the right amount of grit and intensity required for his role and shows that he can carry a film on his shoulders with the help of an able director.

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In 2019, Naga Chaitanya featured in Majili along with his then wife Samantha Akkineni in their fourth film together.

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In 2022, Chaitanya appeared in Bangarraju along with his father, Nagarjuna.

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Naga Chaitanya will make his Hindi film debut in 2022 with Laal Singh Chaddha.

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Naga Chaitanya will appear in Venkat Prabhu's Telugu-Tamil bilingual film.

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Naga Chaitanya will make his web debut with Vikram Kumar's web series Dhootha.

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Naga Chaitanya is one of the most popular and highest paid Telugu actors.

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Naga Chaitanya has featured on Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Men list various times.

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Naga Chaitanya ranked 12th in 2017,7th in 2018,11th in 2019 and 6th in 2020.

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