Chandrakala Mohan is a South Indian actress who works in the Kannada film industry, Kannada television industry, the Tulu film industry and the theatre. She hails from Mandya in Karnataka. She has a son named Venugopal. She started her television career in 1995. She has acted in about a thousand dramas and more than fifty serials and movies.
Chandrakala is most well known for her work in the television series Puttagowri Maduve directed by K. S. Ramji. The serial was a remake of the Hindi serial on Colors TV. She played the role of Ajjama in the Kannada serial. The serial aired on channels like ETV Kannada and Colors Kannada. The serial received a viewership of 3.8 million on Colors Kannada. She is also known for her work in the television series Thayavva directed by Ramesh Krishna. She played the role of Rukmani in the series. The soap opera aired on Udaya TV on 10th December 2011.
She acted in the Kannada movie Naa Raani Nee Maharani directed and written by B. Ramamurthy. The feature film was released on 10th December 2010. The movie was a remake of the 1990 movie Raani Maharani directed by B. Ramamurthy himself. She acted in the devotional movie Bhakta Shankara written and directed by B. A. Purushottam. The mythological flick hit the big screens on 17 February 2012. Her next film was the romance drama flick Aantharya written and directed by Anee Santosh. The feature film hit the silver screen on 15th November 2013. She acted in the horror movie Chandrika directed by Yogesh Munisidappa. The Kannada flick hit the theatre halls on 25th September 2015. She made her debut in the Tulu film industry with the family drama flick Pilibail Yamunakka directed by K. Sooraj Shetty. She played the role of Yamunakka, an egoistic old lady in the film. The Tulu feature film hit the screens on 9th December 2016.
Chandrakala’s latest release is the Kannada movie Melkote Manja written, directed and co-starred by Jaggesh. The comedy flick hit the silver screens on 10th February 2017. Her latest project is the upcoming movie Abisarike. She took part in the kabaddi show Super Kabaddi which involves sixty television actors. The sports show aired on Udaya TV from 21st January 2017. Chandrakala received several awards like the International Aryabhatta Award in 2014, the Karnataka State Award, the Zee Awards, the ETV Awards and the Suvarna Awards. In 2017, she won the Best Supporting Role award in the Female category at the Mukhta Tulu Film Award 2016 ceremony for her role in Pilibail Yamunakka.
Chandrakala had once stated that even before knowing about the family responsibilities, she got married and became a mother. Her husband is her backbone and had been supportive in her career and personal life, stated Chandrakala. Chandrakala had also performed in the movies Abhisaarike and MLA in 2018 and Udumba in 2019. She is also known for her performances in Surya Eva Vrukshamithra with
, directed by Annaiah, Maduve Dibbana with Abhishek and Ravi Kiran, directed by Umesh and Dvaita, directed by Sadashiv Achar. Kamali telecasted on Zee Kannada had Chandrakala in an important role. She shared the screen space with “
,” Niranjan and Rachana in Kamali. In 2021, Chandrakala takes part in India’s most favorite reality show,
. She is one of the main participants in Bigg Boss Kannada Season 8 hosted by “
.” Along with her
are also participating in Bigg Boss.