J. D. Chakravarthy
J. D. Chakravarthy
Nagulapati Srinivasa Chakravarthy
16 April 1972
|Alma mater||Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology|
Anukriti Nagulapati (m. 2016)
Nagulapati Srinivasa Chekravarthy, known professionally as J.D. Chekravarthy, is an Indian film character actor, screenwriter, producer, composer, singer and director known for his works in South Indian film industry and Bollywood.  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 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 more than seventy feature films in a variety of roles predominantly Telugu, Hindi and few Tamil, and Malayalam films. He is best known for his performances in box office hits like Neti Siddhartha (1990), Money (1993), Money Money (1995), One by Two (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), Nenu Premista (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), Siddham (2009), Josh (2009), Sarvam (2009), Samar (2013), Arima Nambi (2014), Ice Cream 2 (2014), Bhaskar The Rascal ( 2016) and Shikhamani (2016).
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 and his story in the film, Darna Zaroori Hai got archived at the most prestigious institution New York Institute of Technology, New York, America as part of the film course  He then went on to direct Darna Zaroori Hai, Homam and Sidham.
Chakravarthy was born to carnatic singer Retired Professor Dr. Kovela Santa who is a Legend in the field of carnatic music. She is one of the most literate women of our country and his father is Suryanarayana Rao Nagulapati. He was born in Hyderabad, India. He did his schooling in St. George's Grammar School (Hyderabad), and completed B. E. from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology. On August 18, 2016, he married Lucknow based girl Anukriti Govind Sharma in a private wedding.
He debuted in 1989 through Ram Gopal Verma's debut Telugu film, Siva as J.D., as one of the student leader, and in the same year appeared in a supporting role in the Malayalam film 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. Ram Gopal Varma Till Date has produced and directed more than 34 films with this talented actor.
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 his Hit Film “Homam” Both as Director And Actor in year 2008.
He had a role in director Vishnuvardhan's Tamil film Sarvam, starring Arya and Trisha.  In 2016, he has appeared in the Supet Hit Malayalam “Bhaskar The Rascal” pairing with Nayan Tara also starring Mamooty. Then he played a young army officer in another Malayalam film “ Shikamani”, and made his Kannada film debut with Raavani alongside Pooja Gandhi. He is also directing 3 Kannada Film's for entertainment factory productions.
Filmography and awards
International Film Festival of India
|1990||Shiva||Yes||Debut Hindi Film|
|1991||Prem Qaidi||Yes||Hindi Film|
|1992||Ennodishtam Koodamo||Yes||Debut Malayalam Film|
|1993||Prathap||Yes||Debut Tamil Film|
|1993||Aan Enna Penn Enna||Yes||Tamil Film.|
|1993||One By Two||Yes||Lead actor|
|1995||Money Money||Yes||Yes||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||Lead actor|
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||Yes||Yes||Lead actor|
|2000||Akka Bava Ekkada||Yes|
|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
|2004||Vaastu Shastra||Yes||Hindi Film|
|2006||Darna Zaroori Hai||Yes||New York Institute Of Technology”
|2006||Darwaaza Bandh Rakho||Yes||Yes||Hindi Film|
|2010||Kacheri Arambam||Yes||Tamil Film|
|2011||Money Money, More Money||Yes||Yes|
|2012||All the Best||Yes||Yes|
|2012||Bhoot Returns||Yes||Hindi Film|
|2014||Arima Nambi||Yes||Tamil film|
|2014||Ice Cream 2||Yes|
|2015||Bhaskar the Rascal||Yes||Malayalam film|
|2018||Marainthirunthu Paarkum Marmam Enna||Yes||Tamil|
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