J. D. Chakravarthy
|J. D. Chakravarthy|
|Born||N. Srinivasa Chakravarthy
16 April 1970
Rajahmundry , Andhra Pradesh, India
J.D. Chakravarthy (born Nagulapati Srinivasa Chakravarthy; Telugu: నగులపతి శ్రీనివాస చక్రవర్తి) is an Indian film actor and director known for his works in South Indian film industry and Bollywood. He has starred in Hindi films like Shiva, Satya, Vaastu Shastra and Aag. He made his film directing debut, with Darwaza Bandh Rakho.
He then went on to direct story 5 of Darna Zaroori Hai, which was archived at the New York Institute of Technology, as part of the film course, Homam and Sidham. He is best known in Telugu cinema for his performances in Money, Money Money, Gulabi, Anaganaga Oka Roju, Premaku Velayara, Wife of V. Varaprasad, Egire Paavurama, Bombay Priyudu, Pape Naa Pranam, Deyyam, Mrugam and Madhyanam Hathya.
Chakravarthy was born on April 16th 1970 in a Telugu Brahmin family to a carnatic singer Dr. Santha Kovela Nagulapati and Suryanarayana Rao Nagulapati. He did his schooling in St. George's Grammar School, and B.E. from CBIT, Hyderabad.
He debuted in 1989 through Ram Gopal Varma's debut Telugu film, Siva in a negative role as a student named J.D., and a supporting role in a Malayalam movie Ennodishtam Koodamo before devoting all his time to films under his mentor's Ram Gopal Varma's production. His first Hindi film in a lead role, released in theaters on 3 July 1998. Satya was critically acclaimed and was a commercial blockbuster.
Even though his career started at Annapurna Studios with Siva, his talent got recognition with Satya in Telugu and Hindi as well. He has worked on handful of Telugu films directed by ace film makers of the time like Krishna Vamsi, S. V. Krishna Reddy, K. Raghavendra Rao, Kodi Ramakrishna, E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Shiva Nageswara Rao and Vamsy.
In 2002, he essayed a role of Sri Lankan Tamil Eelam fighter Dhileepan, in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film, Kannathil Muthamittal. He has returned to Telugu film industry with Homam. He has had a role in director Vishnuvardhan's recent Tamil film Sarvam, starring Arya and Trisha. 
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