Naveen Polishetty

Naveen Polishetty (born 27 December 1989) is an Indian actor and screenwriter who works in Telugu and Hindi films. He made his debut as a lead in the film Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019), for which he received Zee Cine Awards Telugu – Best Find of the Year. He later made his Hindi debut in the film Chhichhore (2019). In 2021, he starred in the comedy film Jathi Ratnalu, which was successful at the box office.[3]

Naveen Pollishetty
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Polishetty at his film Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya's press meet in 2019
Born (1989-12-27) 27 December 1989 (age 32)[1][2]
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (present-day Telangana), India
Alma materNIT Bhopal
Occupation
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
Years active2012 - present

Early lifeEdit

Polishetty was born into a middle class family in Hyderabad, India. His father is in the pharmaceutical business while his mother is a bank employee. He has an elder brother and an elder sister who are twins. Both his siblings are settled in the United States. He graduated in Civil engineering, from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (also known as NIT Bhopal) and joined a software firm in Pune. He later moved to England to work as an engineer, but wasn't happy with his job at all. He then secretly returned to India without informing his parents, and started to live in Mumbai by renting a house and doing some part-time jobs to pursue a full-time career in acting. He started working in theatre and performed in several plays.[4]

CareerEdit

Polishetty made his debut with the Telugu film Life Is Beautiful (2012). He also played a minor role in the Mahesh Babu-starrer 1: Nenokkadine (2014). As his subsequent Telugu projects were either shelved films or replaced by other actors, Polishetty moved to theatre and stand-up comedy.[5]

Later, he collaborated with All India Bakchod to make YouTube skits.[6] He got wide response for his portrayal of an "average" guy in Honest Engineering Campus Placements.[5]

In 2019, Polishetty returned to Telugu cinema with the comedy thriller film Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya, which he co-wrote and played the lead.[7] The film won him the Zee Cine Awards Telugu – Best Film of the Year . He then made his Hindi cinema debut in Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore. Both the films performed very well at box office.[8][9] He then starred in the 2021 comedy film Jathi Ratnalu.[10] The film was commercially successful at the box office, with a gross collection of ₹70 crore.[11] The film thus emerged as Polishetty's biggest success.[12] Anupama Chopra felt that his character Jogipet Srikanth, is "terrific" and "a charming everyman".[13] In May 2021, he signed a film alongside Anushka Shetty under UV Creations banner and[14][15] will be next featured in the sequel of his previous film Jathi Ratnalu.[16][17] Polishetty will reprise his role in that film from the first part.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Telugu unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2012 Life Is Beautiful Rakesh Debut film [18]
2013 D for Dopidi Harish Credited as Naveen [19]
2014 1: Nenokkadine Naveen [20]
2019 Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya Also screenplay writer [6]
Chhichhore Himanshu "Acid" Deshmukh Hindi film [9]
2021 Jathi Ratnalu Jogipet Srikanth [21]
TBA Anaganaga Oka Raju   Raju Filming [22]
TBA Untitled film co-starring Anushka Shetty   TBA Filming [23]

TelevisionEdit

  • Shows are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.
Year Program Role Notes
2015 AIB Honest Indian Wedding Pankaj 2 episodes
2015 Mastiii (See Taare Mastiii Pe) Anchor / Host
2016 Chinese Bhasad Raghu 8 episodes
24 Kush Sawant 10 episodes
2017 Fais pas ci, fais pas ça Rushik Sanghvi French TV series; 2 episodes
AIB: Honest Engineering Campus Placements Average Mishra 3 episodes
Untag Sumit Razdan
2018 What's Your Status Tej Kiran 5 episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 Zee Cine Awards (Telugu) Best Find (Male) Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya Won [24]
Best Screenplay Nominated
2020 Critics' Choice Film Awards Best Writing Nominated [25]
2021 SIIMA Awards Best Actor (Telugu) Nominated [26]
2022 Jathi Ratnalu Nominated [27]
Best Actor (Critics) Won [28]
2022 Filmfare Awards (South) Best Actor (Telugu) Nominated [29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Naveen Polishetty's look from 'Jathi Ratnalu' released - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Naveen Polishetty is on a signing spree! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Jathi Ratnalu Day 7 Collections: Naveen Polishetty Movie Continues To Dominate Highest Grossing Films Of 2021". Sakshi Post. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Focus Light: Naveen Polishetty - Telugu cinema news". www.idlebrain.com. 5 July 2015. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b Nadadhur, Srivathsan (26 June 2017). "Naveen Polishetty: Meet the viral actor". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b "South Stream: Naveen Polishetty's Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya". The Indian Express. 12 October 2019. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Chiranjeevi to Sharwanand: 8 Telugu actors who played small roles before turning hero". The News Minute. 4 November 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya: Naveen Polishetty's film crosses $ 1 million mark in the USA". Times of India. 25 June 2019. Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  9. ^ a b Watson, AuthorShweta. "Our Hyderabadi Chhichhora raring to go". Telangana Today. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  10. ^ Adivi, Sashidhar (10 January 2020). "A Telangana touch for Naveen Polishetty". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Jathi Ratnalu Final WW Box Office Verdict: Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna's film proves to be a BLOCKBUSTER HIT - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Jathi Ratnalu Effect: Naveen Polishetty Remuneration Skyrockets". Sakshi Post. 12 April 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  13. ^ Chopra, Anupama (13 April 2021). "Jathi Ratnalu, On Prime Video, Is The Infusion Of Good Cheer You Need Right Now". Film Companion. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  14. ^ Vyas (5 June 2021). "Anushka Shetty turns 'Miss Shetty'". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Anushka Shetty to play a mother of twins in her next?". Bollywood Life. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  16. ^ Vyas (29 May 2021). "Jathi Rathnalu Sequel: Change in plans". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Jathi Ratnalu 2 shuroo..!". English. 8 May 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  18. ^ Nadadhur, Srivathsan (26 June 2017). "Naveen Polishetty: Meet the viral actor". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  19. ^ "D For Dopidi Telugu Movie Review, Rating". indiaherald.com. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Mahesh Babu bowled over by 'Jathi Ratnalu': Hails Naveen Polishetty - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  21. ^ Adivi, Sashidhar (10 January 2020). "A Telangana touch for Naveen Polishetty". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Anaganaga Oka Raju title teaser: Naveen Polishetty invites audience to 'most entertaining event of the decade'". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  23. ^ "Anushka Shetty, Naveen Polishetty film goes on floors". The New Indian Express. 4 April 2022.
  24. ^ "Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya Bags 3 Awards At Zee Cine Awards 2020". pyckers.
  25. ^ "Critics Choice Film Awards 2020: Complete nominations list". The Indian Express. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  26. ^ "2019 Nomination List". SIIMA. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  27. ^ "Allu Arjun's Pushpa: The Rise Leads SIIMA Nominations; Check Full List Here". News18. 17 August 2022. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  28. ^ Hymavathi, Ravali (11 September 2022). "SIIMA Awards 2022: Check Out The Complete List Of Tollywood Winners…". The Hans India. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  29. ^ "Allu Arjun's Pushpa: The Rise Leads SIIMA Nominations; Check Full List Here". News18. 17 August 2022. Retrieved 17 August 2022.

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