Naveen Neni is an actor in the Telugu film industry. Naveen started out as a comedian and became an instant hit with the audiences. Naveen has done comic and support roles with many leading actors of Tollywood. Naveen hails from the village of Amalapuram in Andhra Pradesh. He spent his childhood and most of the teenager in the village which was also the village his mother was born and raised. Naveen was a very outgoing person and an extrovert. Watching films was his hobby. Naveen had the habit of enacting the character he saw in a film before his friends. Naveen even participated in a dance competition conducted by a local TV channel and secured the first place. This made him popular in his town. Naveen wanted to take up acting as a career, but not sure how to go about it; he switched roles and graduated with a degree in Hotel Management.
After graduating, he knew his passion was in the cinema. Naveen left for Hyderabad to pursue his love for cinema. Not knowing what to do or where to go, Naveen was helpless. Dance master Subhash guided him to an audition for a film role. Naveen became lucky. He made his debut in the 2009 film ‘
’ in which was the director. He played a comical role in the film. Life was not easy even after that film. Naveen did not land many offers for the next two years. Director Sukumar gave Naveen hope. Naveen starred in ‘
’. This film gave him a major break and he found a pillar of support in director Sukumar. Naveen got an offer to act in the film ‘
’. He was asked to do the role of a transgender. Naveen pulled off the role with ease and received praises from everyone.
After that, he got many offers to do the same role in films. He was tired of doing the same character when opportunity knocked his door again. He was cast for a comical role in ‘100 Abaddalu’ followed by another comical role in ‘Auto Nagar Surya’. These roles made him famous in the film circles of Tollywood. Naveen is known for the versatility he brings to comical roles. In the film ‘Routine Love Story’ he played a role of a comical villain. In ‘Auto Nagar Surya’ he played did a comical role with an emotional side. These films were a boost to Naveen’s career. Naveen played comedian in the films ‘Bham Bolenath’ and ‘Kavinntha.’ Naveen has acted with youth icons like Naga Chaithanya and Sundeep Kishen and Nani.
He shared screen space with
, Samantha, and Tamanna. Naveen was called upon to do the role of his life in a film that had NTR Jr playing the lead role. Naveen rose to fame with ‘
’ which became a commercial success. He then did ‘Guppendantha Prema’. Naveen is got the offer to work in the film that has Bahubali actor
playing the lead. ‘Nene Raja Nene Mandhiri’ released to become a super hit garnering fame for Naveen in the process. Naveen attributes his success to Director Sukumar and has the utmost respect for him because he was the one who found out the hidden talent of Naveen. Naveen is one of the most talented upcoming comedians who can play any role to perfection.