Naga Chaitanya Age, Height, Family, Wife, Biography & More

Naga Chaitanya is an Indian actor who works in Telugu cinema. He debuted with Josh (2009), and his breakthrough came with Gautham Vasudev Menon-directed Ye Maaya Chesave (2010). He won several film awards including Filmfare Award South for Best Debut, Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor and SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Critics).

He went onto to play the lead in notable films including 100% Love (2011), Tadakha (2013), Manam (2014), Premam (2016), Rarandoi Veduka Chudham (2017), Majili (2019), Venky Mama (2019) , and Love Story (2021).

Naga Chaitanya Biography & Wiki

Naga Chaitanya Full NameAkkineni Naga Chaitanya 
Nick NameChaitu
Profession Actor
Naga Chaitanya Debut MovieJosh (2009) (Telugu)
Physical Stat
Naga Chaitanya Height In Centimeter- 175 cm 
In Meter- 1.75 m
In Feet- 5’9”
Naga Chaitanya WeightIn Kilogram- 74 kg  
In Pound- 163 lbs
Body MeasurementChest- 40 Inches
Waist- 32 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date Of Birth3 November 1986
Naga Chaitanya Age (2022)36 Years
Naga Chaitanya Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign  Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Home town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
College/University Trinity College, London
Educational QualificationBachelor Of Commerce
Religion Hinduism
HobbiesPlaying Keyboard & Bass Guitar, Travelling
Family member
Marital StatusDivorce
Affairs/GirlfriendSamantha Ruth Prabhu
Naga Chaitanya WifeSamantha Ruth Prabhu
Naga Chaitanya Marriage Date6 October 2017
Naga Chaitanya Divorce Date2 October 2021
Naga Chaitanya Parents FatherAkkineni Nagarjuna 
Mother– Lakshmi Ramanaidu Daggubati
Half Mother– Amala Akkineni
SiblingBrother– Akhil Akkineni (Half- Brother)
Sister– None
Naga Chaitanya Net Worth (2022)₹ 154 Crore (21 Million USD)
Also Read: Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Family, Early Life and Education

Naga Chaitanya was born on November 23, 1986 to actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and his first wife, Lakshmi. However his parents split before his first birthday, and later he lived with his father and his step mother, Amala, a prominent actress.

Nagarjuna also had another son with Amala, called Akhil Akkineni, who played the lead role in Sisindri as a two year old. Moreover, Naga Chaitanya’s grandfather, Akkineni Nageswara Rao was one of thespian’s 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 married actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu in 2017, but they separated in October 2021.

Naga Chaitanya Career

In 2009, Chaitanya made his acting debut with the coming-of-age action film ‘Josh,’ essaying the role of a college student named ‘Sathya.’ The film was directed by newcomer Vasu Varma and was an average success.

In 2010, Chaitanya starred in the romantic drama ‘Ye Maaya Chesave,’ playing the role of a Hindu Telugu assistant director named ‘Karthik.’ The film was directed by Gautham Menon and was simultaneously made in Tamil as ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa’ and remade in Hindi as ‘Ek Dewaana Tha.’ The film was a hit at the box office and went on to become a cult film. The same year, he appeared in the romantic drama ‘100% Love,’ playing the role of a studious college kid named ‘Balu Mahendra.’ The film was directed by Sukumar. He had a cameo appearance in the romantic drama ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.’

In 2011, Chaitanya starred in two projects, an action–comedy named ‘Dhada,’ playing ‘Vishwa,’ and a crime film ‘Bejawada,’ playing ‘Shiva Krishna.’ The films were directed by Ajay Bhuyan and Vivek Krishna, respectively. Both the films received negative reviews from critics.

In 2013, Chaitanya appeared in the action film ‘Tadakha,’ playing the role of ‘Karthik.’ It was directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani. In 2014, he appeared in a fantasy–drama titled ‘Manam,’ essaying a dual role, as ‘Nagarjuna’ and ‘Radha Mohan.’ The film featured his grandfather, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and his father, Akkineni Nagarjuna.

In 2014, Chaitanya was seen in two ventures, the social drama ‘Autonagar Surya,’ playing ‘Surya,’ (directed by Deva Katta) and a romance titled ‘Oka Laila Kosam,’ playing ‘Karthik’ (directed by Vijay Kumar Konda) .

In 2015, Chaitanya appeared in the action film ‘Dohchay,’ playing ‘Chandu.’ It was directed by Sudheer Varma. The film received poor reviews, but later that year, he was approached for Gautham Menon’s bilingual romantic thriller ‘Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo.’ It was simultaneously made in Tamil, as ‘Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada.’ He appeared as 

himself in the romance film ‘Krishnamma’ Kalipindi Iddarini,’ directed by R Chandru.

In 2016, Chaitanya played the role of ‘Vikram Vatsalya’ in the coming-of-age romantic drama ‘Premam,’ directed by Chandoo Mondeti. It was a remake of a Malayalam film of the same name. He also had an extended cameo as himself in two other Telugu films, ‘Aatadukundam Raa’ and ‘Mahanati,’ in 2018.

In 2017, Chaitanya appeared in the romance ‘Rarandoi Veduka Chudham,’ directed by Krishna Marimuthu. He also appeared in the action–thriller ‘Yuddham Sharanam,’ directed by Krishna Marimuthu.

In 2018, Chaitanya appeared as ‘Chaitu Gaadu’ in the romantic comedy ‘Shailaja Reddy Alludu,’ directed by Maruthi Dasari. The same year, he also appeared as ‘Vikram Aditya’ in the action–drama ‘Savyasachi,’ directed by Chandoo Mondeti. He had another extended cameo, as ‘Akkineni Nageswara Rao’ in the bilingual biographical film ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam,’ directed by Nag Ashwin.

In 2019, Chaitanya played the role of ‘Poorna Chandra Rao’ in the romantic–drama film ‘Majili,’ directed by Shiva Nirvana. His upcoming film ‘Venky Mama’ will feature him opposite his wife, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and will be directed by KS Ravindra.

In 2021, he starred in the film Love Story with Sai Pallavi.

In 2022, Chaitanya appeared in Bangarraju along with his father, Nagarjuna. Anji Shetty of Sakshi stated that Nagarjuna and he were the core strength of the film.

Chaitanya is also set to make his Hindi film debut in 2022 in Laal Singh Chaddha. He is working on the upcoming film Thank You.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya Divorce Reason

The latest rumour is that Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya divorced over her refusal to avoid taking on bold scenes and item numbers in her films. Samantha was extensively ridiculed for her lip-lock sequence with Ram Charan in ‘Rangasthalam’ in 2018, just a few months after their marriage.

Samantha’s sex scene in the online series ‘The Family Man 2′ was also the final nail in their relationship because reportedly it went against Akkinenis’ ideals.

Samantha’s decision to continue doing bold scenes and item numbers in her films after her marriage was not well received by not just Naga Chaitanya, but also his parents Nagarjuna Akkineni and others. Naga Chaitanya and his family were stunned when they saw Samantha’s sex scene in ‘The Family Man 2,’ according to the source. They apparently thought that the actress had broken their trust by not informing them ahead of time about her controversial scene in the web series.

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