Akkineni Naga Chaitanya signed up for a three-month acting course in Mumbai. He got further preparation in acting and combative techniques in Los Angeles, aside from taking voice and discourse training for one year prior to making his acting debut.Chaitanya appeared in 2009 with the movie Josh, coordinated by Vasu Varma, Custody Telugu Movie Review in which he played a school student. Rediff.com expressed: "As a debutant, Naga Chaitanya has performed well. He has his minutes where he's shown what him can do. There is generally scope for development and one expectations that he will level up his abilities in the years to come." Chaitanya won the Filmfare Grant South for Best Male Debut.
He next featured in the 2010 heartfelt show Ye Maaya Chesave, coordinated by Gautham Vasudev Menon, which was all the while shot in Tamil as Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, with an alternate cast and climax. He played a Hindu Telugu right hand chief who falls head over heels for a Christian Malayali young lady. A commentator from Sify.com expressed: "Naga Chaitanya is at home in heartfelt scenes. His resource is his voice and his relaxed acting style. Chaitanya has worked on his exhibition from his most memorable film. He can now unhesitatingly act in additional heartfelt movies and reinforce his situation." Nonetheless, the commentator felt that he ought to focus on his looks as he felt that Chaitanya looked "very boyish".The film was a triumph in the cinematic world and proceeded to get a religion status. He likewise got a designation for Filmfare Grant South for Best Entertainer Male.
After Ye Maaya Chesave, he brought together with Sukumar in 2011 for another romantic tale named 100 percent Love, in which he played a contemplative and vain undergrad who is the top ranker of his school. His next film was Dhada (2011). The film's story depends on a designing alumni understudy who was to finished his examinations in the US and return to India in an additional 10 days. The Hours of India stated: "After great exhibitions in his last two movies, Naga Chaitanya doesn't satisfy hopes. He has a similar demeanor stuck all over all through the movie.
His next discharge that year was Bejawada, coordinated by Vivek Krishna. The film saw Chaitanya depicting the job of an understudy turned-criminal. The film got negative audits, with pundits calling it his most horrendously awful film. His exhibition was additionally panned by pundits. The Hours of India stated: "This film could have even outshone "Dhada", in being known as the most exceedingly awful film of Chaitanya's profession. While the youthful entertainer actually needs to chip away at his looks, he was burdened with an inadequately portrayed character in this film, without all courage, and he neglects to transcend it.