Chakri Toleti hails from Visakhapatnam, India. He was born on April 20 1981. Chakri Toleti is a famous screenplay writer, actor, director and VFX coordinator in the film industry. He is well known for his works in both Kollywood and Tollywood. He made his acting debut when he was eight years old. His father Mr. Thambu was a good friend of a few leading directors like K. Vishwanath, K. Balachandar, Bhagyaraj, Bharathi Raja and Jandhyala. His father used to help them in writing scripts and dialogues. That made Chakri captures his debut film. K. Vishwanath was the one who offered him a role in his film Sagarasangamam.

His debut film as a child artist was Sagarasangamam. In that talkie, he played the role of a photographer. And that character made him grapple many other movies. After that, he has acted in about 15 movies, and his last movie as a child artist was Paila Pachis. After that movie, for around 15 years he did not get in any other flicks. He substantially concentrated on his studies. He left to U.S.A to pursue his bachelor’s in VFX and got through it fortunately. After the completion of his degree, he joined Disney and worked in the VFX department for three years. After that, he started running his entrepreneurial organization.

Besides doing all that, he was also waiting for an opportunity in movies. He came back with a movie called Dashavatharam where he played a character of Sai Ram as a friend of Kamal Hassan. When that movie shooting was taking place in Florida, he was the one who arranged the team for stunt sequences out there as he completed his bachelor degree there he was familiar with all the things over there. And that helped the movie team a lot. Meanwhile, the bonding between Kamal Hassan and Chakri also became stronger. Once, Chakri happened to see a film called The Wednesday.

He liked the content in the film and discussed the script with Kamal Hassan. Kamal immensely liked the script and asked him to direct that film in both Telugu and Tamil featuring him as a hero. And that is how Unnaipol Oruvan happened. It is a bilingual film directed in Telugu as well as in Tamil. In Tamil, it starred Kamal Hassan and Mohanlal in the lead roles. In Telugu, Venkatesh had played Mohanlal’s role and the movie in Telugu is titled as Eenadu. After these movies, he bagged an opportunity to direct Ajith for Billa-II. Next, he directed a movie called Kolaiyuthir Kaalam Click to look into! >> Read More... which featured Nayan as the leading actress.

Currently, he is directing a film in Hindi which is the remake of his Tamil movie Kolaiyuthir Kaalam. Besides directing, he has also tried his luck at acting in a few of the movies like Chinna Veedu, Mayuri, Billa-II. He is quite inquisitive and passionate. He has had great exposure to the film world. He loves watching films. What kind of genre it might be he like watching them. He'll not stick up on only to a particular genre. His favourite directors are Alfred Hitchcock and Clint Eastwood He is a legendary actor and considered to be the m >> Read More... . He loves the way they both connect with the audience. He has a lot of interesting and new ideas. And he is trying to implement them one by one. All he needs is a platform to explore his skills.

Abbas Akbar Tamil Actor

Abbas Akbar

Abbas Akbar is an upcoming Tamil screenwriter working in Singapore for Tamil movies. Singapore-born Abbas is of Tamil descent; his parents were born in Chidambaram and Tiruvannamalai, which are situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. His birth name was Mohamed Akbar Tabare Alam. He started off his cinema journey in the film industry as a junior artist for many local production houses. He is the second son of his family. His elder brother Elias Mikhail also works in television serials with his very well appreciated role in a tele serial Vettai and his younger brother Shabir is a music director. Both Abbas and Shabir were the winners of a reality show called Vasantham 2005. The first major work of Abbas was the short film written by him called 'Certain Chapters' which was widely appreciated in many film festivals like Stepping Stone Film Festival in Chennai. The Asian Festival of First Films selected Certain chapters in the category of Best short film. Then along with his brother Shabir he released some independent music videos which were featured on many TV channels. They did these music videos in collaboration with High Breed Media. Now his first directorial debut Chennai Singapore is an upcoming movie of his which features actor Arya's brother Satya of Amara Kaviyam fame and a newbie Hebah Patel in the lead. It was to be released in 2015 but got delayed. The crew of this film had planned something out of the box for their audio launch. Since the name of the movie is Chennai Singapore, they have planned to go on a drive from Chennai to Singapore and release each song in each country. The reason why this picture is not released yet is because of lack of money to direct it. So there were reports that Abbas had to sell his house to finish his directorial debut flick.

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Chitralaya Gopu

Chitralaya Gopu was born on 30th June 1931. He is a Director by profession and has directed many Tamil movies. He is also a screenwriter and wrote about 60 films. He received his primary education from St. Josephs in Chengalpattu. His birth name is Sadagopan, and he preferred writing comedy and humorous drama and also used to act in those. One of his childhood friends, "C.V. Sridhar" was his batch mate in his school, and he also wrote many theatre plays and he used to act as the male lead in those scripts. Both of them carried each other all the way through success and failures and never left each other, even when Sridhar got a chance to direct his debut picture, he asked Sadagopan to work on the comic part of the script. Chitralaya made his debut with a Sridhar debut directorial venture, “Kalyana Parisu” which is about two college friends, Baskar, and Vasanthi. A misunderstanding is created between them which leads to Baskar’s expel from the college. Vasanthi realizes her mistake and apologizes to him. Later, they fell in love. Baskar starts to live in Vasanthi’s house, and this leads to Vasanthi’s sister falling for Baskar, complications arise and Vasanthi sacrifices her love so that her sister could marry him. They both get married and move to Coimbatore. Shortly, Vasanthi’s mother falls sick and dies. Vasanthi moves to Coimbatore along with her sister and Baskar. Geeta soon realizes Baskar and Vasanthi past love and accuses them of having an affair. Geeta falls sick and also gets pregnant in the process, and she dies after delivering her son and asks Baskar to promise her that he will find Vasanthi and get married as soon as possible. Baskar tries to find her but fails and discovers that she is getting married. Baskar reaches the place but finds her already married and hands over his son as her gift to keep his wife’s promise. Soon after the success of the movie, Chitralaya decided to open a production house and named it “Chitralaya Pictures” and from then he was known as “Chitralaya Gopu.” His other works include Pyar Kiye Jaa, Ooty Varai Uravu, Shanti Nilayam, Athaiya Mamiya, Alankari, Vasanthi, Dilli Babu, Rasi Nalla Rasi, Veettuku Veedu, Kalamadi Kalam, Kodimalar, etc. He received many nominations and awards for his work. His last film, “Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga” was released in 1990. He is married to Kamala and worked in the industry for more than 30 years, his works are worth watching and one can learn a lot from that.

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Chitralaya Gopu Tamil Actor