Naga Chaitanya Akkineni is an Indian film actor known for his work in Telugu cinema. He debuted in the 2009 film Josh, directed by newcomer Vasu Varma and produced by Dil Raju. Josh was an average grosser. Prior to the release of his first film, he signed his second film with Indira Productions, directed by Gautham Menon. This film Ye Maaya Chesave co-starring Samantha Akkineni released in 2010, and was a critical and commercial success. After a few sub par films, he bounced back with Sukumar's 100% Love, co-starring Tamannaah. This was soon followed by the flop Dhada, co-starring Kajal Aggarwal and Bejawada. Chaitanya also appeared in the movie Autonagar Surya. 2014 saw him in the blockbuster Manam. In 2016, he starred in two films, the hit romance dramaPremam, co-starring Shruti Haasan, and the average running thriller Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo. Subsequently, in 2017, he starred in Rarandoi Veduka Chudham, which became his highest grosser. In 2018, he starred in the films Shailaja Reddy Alludu, which was an average grosser, and the thriller Savyasachi, which was a flop. He will be seen next alongside his wife Samantha in the romance drama Majili. This will be their fourth film together.