An actor who’s been reigning the Telugu film industry from the late 80’s, J.D. Chakravarthy has a huge fan base for not just his incredible talent but also his imposing personality off screen. He’s known for his versatility in the field, being an actor, director, producer all at the same time and venturing into multiple film industries namely, Tollywood, Bollywood, Kannada and Tamil cinema during his career.
J.D.Chakravarthy’s very first film, Siva (starring Nagarjuna, in which he played villain), was directed by
Ram Gopal Varma
, whom he looks upon as a mentor till this day and was a huge success. He played the supporting role of a villain in the movie and was immediately noticed for his work. He later went on to act in many other movies the most popular ones being Money (a comedy by RGV), Gulabi (Krishna Vamsi’s master piece), Dayyam (RGV’s horror flick),
and Anaganaga Oka Roju.
During most of his career, he’s worked for Ram Gopal Varma, who incidentally seems to bring out the best in him. He was also the director for Money, money more money, Darna Jaroori Hain and All the best (the latter two being partially successful Bollywood films) during his career. He still stars in most of Ram Gopal Varma’s horror flicks, Vaasthu Shastra,
2 and plays supporting roles in quite a lot of big movies of the day. His most recent supporting roles in Sarvam and Josh (the debut movie of
) were critically acclaimed.
He’s won a Star Screen Award for the film Satya (an RGV masterpiece), where in his role is memorable. For all the beautiful roles that J.D.Chakravarthy portrayed in all of his career with much talent and elan, he’s going to be one among all the remarkable actors the Telugu film industry has had.