Naveen Chandra is an Indian actor who appears in Telugu and Tamil language films. He made his debut as a lead in the Telugu romance film Andala Rakshasi (2012) and won critical acclaim for his performance, before playing leading roles in Tamil films.
Naveen Chandra was born in a Telugu family in Bellary, Karnataka. His father was a head mechanic in KSRTC. Chandra obtained a diploma in Mechanical Engineering and worked a multimedia animator before he forayed into films.
Chandra made his debut movie in Telugu with the movie "Sambhavami Yuge Yuge" in the year 2005, and later acted in the movie Kalyanam. Chandra made his debut as a hero in Agarathi, a Tamil movie which was a commercial failure. In 2012, he starred in the Telugu movie Andala Rakshasi which garnered him positive responses from viewers and critics for his performance in his role as Surya.
In the bilingual films Dalam and Koottam, Chandra played an ex-naxalite who struggles to return to a normal life. The Telugu version released in 2013, while the Tamil version released in early 2014. For his role in Sathyashiva's Sivappu, he lived incognito as a labourer in his friend's construction company for two weeks in order to get into his character. The film also released in 2014, as did a third film Therodum Veedhiyile, which he had shot for in 2012. He was also signed as the second lead in the Tamil film Brahman. He next appeared in Miss India starring Keerthy Suresh under the direction of Narendra Nath. He has signed on for the lead role in producer C. V. Kumar's Sarabam.
|2005||Sambhavami Yuge Yuge||Telugu|
|2007||Pazhaniappa Kalloori||Tamil||credited as Pratheep|
|2016||Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi||Naveen|
|Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu||Prashanth|
|2017||Nenu Local||SI Siddharth Varma|
|Juliet Lover of Idiot||Vara|
|Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava||Bala Reddy|
|2019||Evaru||DSP Ashok Krishna|
|2020||Pattas||Nilapparai / Nilan||Tamil|
|Bhanumathi & Ramakrishna||Ramakrishna||Telugu|
|Miss India||Vijay Anand||Netflix film|
|2021||Super Over||Kaasi||aha film|
|Ardha Shathabdham||Ranjith||aha film|
|Mission 2020||Acp Jayanth|
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