Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Star Portrait-Naga Chaitanya

Naga Chaitanya is an upcoming Tollywood actor who was born and brought up in film based family.He was born on November 23rd, 1986 in Hyderabad to actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and his first wife,Lakshmi Daggubati. However his parents split before his first birthday, and subsequently. He was in Hyderabad but moved to Chennai with his mother after his parents split. Nagarjuna married to his co-star Amala, they also had another son Akhil Akkineni, who played the lead role in “Sisindri” as a two year old. Naga Chaitanya received schooling at the PSBB School in Chennai, during which period he often visited his father in Hyderabad.

He played the guitar and drums occasionally for the PSBB school band. 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. Moreover, Naga Chaitanya's grandfather, Akkineni Nageswara Rao was one of thespians of Telugu cinema, with cousins Sumanth and Sushanth also being film actors. His maternal grandfather, D. Ramanaidu, is a famous producer in the film industry whilst his maternal uncle, Venkatesh is also one of Telugu cinema's biggest actors.

 Naga Chaitanya initially did not want to become an actor,but had a sudden change of mind, which resulted in his parents sending him to an acting school in Mumbai and then to Hollywood to learn dancing and fighting, before he made his debut. He made his film debut with “Josh” in 2009 and after his continuing his josh in industry.

Film Career

Following the legacy led by his family in films, 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 and there his debut film was launched “Josh” directed by newcomer Vasu Varma and produced by Dil Raju pairs him opposite a fellow debutant and child of an actress, Karthika Nair, the daughter of Radha. This film secured him Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for South Indian films.  Prior to the release of his first film, he signed up for his second film “Ye Maaya Chesave” with Indira Poductions, which is to be directed by Gautham Menon and music will be given by Oscar Winner A.R.Rahman. This film received critical acclaim and created a sensation at box office collections.

This film 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 too. His next movie was Sukumar's “100% Love” which was released in 2011 with Tamanna has gained success in the box office. His next movie “Dhada” with Kajal Aggarwal directed Ajay Bhuyan released in same year with huge expectations was a failure. His next movie is “Bejawada” produced by Ram Gopal Varma. This movie released in the same year and received negative feedback.

His recent release “Thadaka” which is a remake of Tamil movie “Vettai” has acquired a mixed response and running successfully at box office.  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. 

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