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September 8, 1936|
Poonnekallu, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||February 3, 2002(aged 65)|
|Occupation(s)||Film composer, music director|
|Instruments||Vocals (playback singing), guitar, keyboard/harmonium/piano|
|Years active||1971 – 1989|
Chakravarthi born as Kommineni Apparao, was an Indian music director in the South Indian film industry. He scored music for 960 movies, in 1989 a total 95 films were released in Telugu cinema, in that, the music for 66 of those films was composed by Chakravarthi.
Chakravarthi learned classical vocal from Mahavadi Venkatappaiah. He formed a music troupe called Vinod Orchestra in Guntur and organised light music concerts. Those days, Mangapati of HMV identified his talent and invited him to Madras. HMV released two private records, which includes "Kanna Nenoka Kala".
His first film in Telugu Mooga Prema released in 1971 before this film he composed background music for a Hindi movie, in that movie titles his name was misspilled as Chakravarthi actually it is Apparao then he continued as Chakravarthi. Mooga Prema film was not a good hit at box-office, Saradha (1973) gave him a good hit but after this film also he is not well recognized.
In 1977, Yamagola was released and this is the great turning point of his career.
He was a dubbing artiste and lent his voice in 600 movies. He also penned lyrics for a few songs. He was also a singer and acted in few films.
- Sudhish Kamath (2010-08-20). "Arts / Music : Baton and beat". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-01-03.