J. D. Chakravarthy
|J. D. Chakravarthy|
Chakravarthy in 2010
|Born||Nagulapati Srinivasa Chakravarthy
|Alma mater||Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology|
Chakravarthy made his screen debut with the Telugu film, Siva, an action blockbuster directed by Ram Gopal Varma, premiered at the 13th International Film Festival of India. He subsequently made his Bollywood debut with the remake of the same film titled Shiva (1990). He was then starred in the blockbuster Satya, premiered in the Indian panorama section, at the 1998 International Film Festival of India, and was listed among CNN-IBN's 100 greatest Indian films of all time, and  Chakravarthy has received the Screen Award Special Jury Award for his work in the film.
Chakravarthy is starred in around 50 films in a variety of roles predominantly Telugu, and few Tamil, and Malayalam films. He is best known for his performances in box office hits like Neti Siddhartha (1990), Money (1993), Gulabi (1996), for which he received the state Nandi Special Jury Award, Mrugam (1996), Bombay Priyudu (1996), Anaganaga Oka Roju (1997), Egire Paavurama (1997), Wife of V. Varaprasad (1998), Premaku Velayara (1999), Pape Naa Pranam (2000), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Premaku Swagatam (2002), Madhyanam Hathya (2004) Dubai Seenu (2007), Homam (2008), Josh (2009), Sarvam (2009), Samar (2013), Arima Nambi (2014) and Ice Cream 2 (2014).
He is also starred in Hindi films like Vaastu Shastra alongside Sushmita Sen, Bhoot Returns, alongside Manisha Koirala, and Aag. He made his film directing debut, with Darwaza Bandh Rakho which was archived at the New York Institute of Technology, as part of the film course  He then went on to direct Darna Zaroori Hai, Homam and Sidham.
Chakravarthy was born to carnatic singer Dr. Santha and father Suryanarayana Rao Nagulapati in Hyderabad, India. He did his schooling in St. George's Grammar School (Hyderabad), and completed B. E. from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology.
He debuted in 1989 through Ram Gopal Verma'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 Verma'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.
He has worked on handful of Telugu films directed by ace film makers of the time like Mani Ratnam, Krishna Vamsi, S. V. Krishna Reddy, K. Raghavendra Rao, Kodi Ramakrishna, E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Shiva Nageswara Rao, Gunasekhar, and Vamsy.
In 2002, he played 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.  In 2016, he is making his Kannada film debut with Raavani alongside Pooja Gandhi.
Filmography and Awards
International Film Festival of India
|1990||Shiva||Yes||Debut Hindi Film|
|1992||Ennodishtam Koodamo||Yes||Debut Malayalam Film|
|1993||Prathap||Yes||Debut Tamil Film|
|1993||One By Two||Yes||Lead actor|
|1995||Money Money||Yes||Lead actor
Nandi Special Jury Award
|1996||Bombay Priyudu||Yes||Lead actor|
|1997||Egire Paavurama||Yes||Lead actor|
|1997||Anaganaga Oka Roju||Yes||Lead actor|
|1998||Wife of V. Varaprasad||Yes|
Screen Award Special Jury Award
International Film Festival of India
Fribourg International Film Festival
|1998||Nenu Premisthunnanu||Yes||Lead actor|
|1999||Premaku Velayara||Yes||Lead actor|
|2000||Pape Naa Pranam||Yes||Lead actor|
|2000||Kodanda Ramudu||Yes||Lead actor|
|2001||Navvuthu Bathakalira||Yes||Lead actor|
|2001||Maa Pelliki Randi||Yes||Lead actor|
|2002||Premaku Swagatham||Yes||Lead actor|
|2002||Kannathil Muthamittal||Yes||Tamil Film
2002 Toronto International Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
Remake of Soori
|2004||Madhyanam Hathya||Yes||Lead actor|
|2004||Vaastu Shastra||Yes||Hindi Film
|2006||Darna Zaroori Hai||Yes||Hindi Film|
|2006||Darwaaza Bandh Rakho||Yes||Yes||Hindi Film
Archived at the New York Institute of Technology
|2010||Kacheri Arambam||Yes||Tamil Film
|2011||Money Money, More Money||Yes||Yes||Lead actor
Remake of Darwaaza Bandh Rakho
|2012||All the Best||Yes||Yes||Lead actor|
|2012||Bhoot Returns||Yes||Hindi Film
|2014||Arima Nambi||Yes||Tamil Film
|2014||Ice Cream 2||Yes||Lead actor|
|2015||Bhaskar the Rascal||Yes||Malayalam Film
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- By A Sharadhaa (2015-08-17). "When a Gun Summarised Raavani". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-05-26.