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Happy Birthday Naga Chaitanya: Take a look at the career best films of the actor

As the talented actor is celebrating his birthday today, here are some movies which helped him shape his career.

Megha Mukundan
Nov 23, 2021

Naga Chaitanya is undoubtedly regarded as one of the most popular actors of South Indian cinema. Hailing from the prestigious Akkineni family, he has cemented a fine base for himself in the industry, since his 2009 debut Josh.

After his debut, the Telugu actor landed a dream follow-up in the form of the Gautham Menon directorial Ye Maaya Chesave, which gave a firm foundation to his career. His voice and the relatability in his performances was noted by many, which gradually became an integral part of his style. Besides being a box office hit, the movie also received a cult status, which helped in the actor’s growth as well.

He came a long successful journey from there, and has been a part of numerous outstanding projects including Majili, Manam, Premam, Mahanati, and the latest Love Story, in which he paired up with Sai Pallavi.

As the talented actor is celebrating his birthday today, here are some movies which helped him shape his career.

Ye Maaya Chesave
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Helmed by Gautham Menon, the romantic tale is all about a Hindu assistant director falling in love with a Christian Malayali girl. The movie turned out to be a huge success, earning him an impressive fan following. The movie also marked the debut of Samantha Ruth Prabhu into Telugu cinema, who is now one of the leading stars of the industry. The movie is also known for its soulful music tracks, composed by the legendary A R Rahman.
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The 2014 fantasy-drama is helmed by Vikram Kumar. The plot is set in various time periods with a gap of over 100 years, dealing with themes like rebirth and eternal love. Ensembling a stellar cast including Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Shriya Saran and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, the movie was commercially successful and received several acclaims including five Filmfare Awards.
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The romantic sports drama narrates the tale of an aspiring cricketer, and the challenges faced by him including his failed relationship. Helmed by Shiva Nirvana, it features Naga Chaitanya and Samantha in the lead alongside Divyansha Kaushik, Subbaraju, Rao Ramesh and Atul Kulkarni in vital roles.
100% Love (Malayalam Dubbed)
The movie revolves around Balu and Mahalakshmi (Naga Chaitanya and Tamannaah), the funny romantic cousins who fall for each other. The storyline continues as they fight and take their own ways, leading to a surprising climax. Helmed by Sukumar, the movie also stars K R Vijaya, Tara Alisha Berry, M S Narayana, and Vijayakumar in vital roles.
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The coming-of-age romantic drama is the remake of the Mollywood hit of the same name. Chai plays the lead role in the Telugu version, originally played by Nivin Pauly in Malayalam. The movie revolves around the protagonist Vikram, and his love-lives, as he grows up. The movie also has Shruti Haasan, Madonna Sebastian, Anupama Parameswaran, Daggubati Venkatesh and Nagarjuna appearing in interesting roles.
Love Story
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Helmed by Sekhar Kammula, the movie is an intense narration of an inter-caste relationship between the leading characters played by Chai and Sai Pallavi. The film received many positive reviews, while the actors were appreciated for their performances. It also received the highest box office collection on its theatrical release in Telugu, i.e. after the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie also stars Rajeev Kanakala, Devayani, and Easwari Rao in vital roles.

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