He was born in Bellary, Karnataka. His father was a head mechanic at KSRTC Bellary Depot. Since his childhood, he is passionate about movies and this showed him a path towards acting.
Naveen Chandra has made his debut as a hero in Tamil movie Agarathi, which was failed at box-office. In 2012, he debuted in Telugu industry with the movie Andala Rakshasi. This film has garnered him huge response for his performance and has won rave reviews for enacting a passionate lover as Surya.
Naveen was seen in bilingual films Dalam and Koottam, where he played an ex-naxalite. Soon he appeared in several Tamil films and gained much fame. In 2015 he was seen in two Telugu movies Bham Bolenath and Tripura. In 2016 he was seen in Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi and Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
Naveen Chandra played the role as a cop in the romantic-comedy film ‘Nenu Local‘. It is directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina and produced by Dil Raju. It featured actor Nani and Keerthi Suresh in lead roles. He was also seen in Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, directed by E. Satti Babu. It also featured Shruti Sodhi, Prudhviraj and Saloni in lead roles.
Naveen Chandra has roped in for an upcoming movie “Katamarayudu”. It is being directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani and produced by Sharrath Marar. It features Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Haasan in lead roles. As per the reports, Naveen will be seen as Pawan Kalyan’s brother in the film.