J. D. Chakravarthy

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J. D. Chakravarthy
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Chakravarthy in 2010
Born Nagulapati Srinivasa Chakravarthy
Hyderabad, India
Other names J.D.
Alma mater Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Anukriti Nagulapati (m. 2016)

Nagulapati Srinivasa Chakravarthy, known professionally as J.D. Chakravarthy, is an Indian film actor and director known for his works in South Indian film industry and Bollywood. [1][2]

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.[3] 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 [4][5] Chakravarthy has received the Screen Award Special Jury Award for his work in the film.[6][7][8]

Chakravarthy is starred in more than fifty feature 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,[6][9][7][8] 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).[10][11]

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 [12][13] He then went on to direct Darna Zaroori Hai, Homam and Sidham.[14]


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.[15][16] On August 18, 2016, he married model turned actress Anukriti Govind Sharma in a private wedding.[17][18]

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 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.[19]


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.[20][21][22]

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. [8] In 2016, he has appeared in the Malayalam film Shikhamani, and made his Kannada film debut with Raavani alongside Pooja Gandhi.[23][24]

Filmography and awards[edit]

Year Film Actor Director Producer Notes
1989 Siva Yes Debut Film
International Film Festival of India
1990 Shiva Yes Debut Hindi Film
1990 Neti Siddhartha Yes
1991 Shrivaari Chindhulu Yes
1992 Ennodishtam Koodamo Yes Debut Malayalam Film
1992 Lathi Yes
1993 Prathap Yes Debut Tamil Film
1993 Rakshana Yes
1993 One By Two Yes Lead actor
1993 Money Yes Lead actor
1993 Inspector Ashwani Yes
1995 Money Money Yes Lead actor
Playback singer
1995 Gulabi Yes Lead actor
Nandi Special Jury Award[6][9][7][8]
1996 Akka Chellelu Yes
1996 Mrugam Yes Lead actor
1996 Deyyam Yes Lead actor
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
1998 Satya Yes Lead actor
Screen Award Special Jury Award
International Film Festival of India
Fribourg International Film Festival
Hindi Film
Associate Editor[6][7][8]
1998 Nenu Premisthunnanu Yes Lead actor
1999 Premaku Velayara Yes Lead actor
1999 Harischandraa 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
2001 Soori 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
2002 Dhurga Yes Yes Yes Hindi Film
2004 Kaasi Yes
2004 Madhyanam Hathya Yes
2004 Vaastu Shastra Yes Hindi Film
2005 Aanai Yes Tamil Film
2006 Darna Zaroori Hai Yes Hindi Film
2006 Darwaaza Bandh Rakho Yes Yes Hindi Film
Lead actor
Archived at the New York Institute of Technology
2007 Aag Yes Hindi Film
2007 Dubai Seenu Yes
2008 Homam Yes Yes
2009 Josh Yes
2009 Sarvam Yes Tamil Film
2009 Sidham Yes
2010 Kacheri Arambam Yes Tamil Film
2011 Money Money, More Money Yes Yes Remake of Darwaaza Bandh Rakho
2012 All the Best Yes Yes
2012 Bhoot Returns Yes Hindi Film
2013 Samar Yes Tamil Film
2014 Arima Nambi Yes Tamil film
2014 Ice Cream 2 Yes
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Yes Malayalam film
2015 Dynamite Yes
2016 Zero Yes Tamil Film
2016 Shikhamani Yes Malayalam Film
2017 Nakshatram Yes
2017 Kontract Yes
2017 Raavani Yes Kannada Film
2017 Vugram Yes
2018 Marainthirunthu Paarkum Marmam Enna Yes Tamil Film
2019 Mikael Yes Malayalam film


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  9. ^ a b "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: Tough and uncompromising". 
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  17. ^ "JD Chakravarthy and Anukrithi wedding - Photos". 
  18. ^ "JD Chakravarthy is tying the knot soon". 
  19. ^ "Metro Plus Delhi / Entertainment : Some chill, some frill". The Hindu. 2004-10-25. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
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  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  22. ^ "Arjun in Contract with JD!". Chitramala. 27 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. 
  23. ^ By A Sharadhaa (2016-04-26). "JD Chakravarthy to Direct a Kannada Film". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  24. ^ By A Sharadhaa (2015-08-17). "When a Gun Summarised Raavani". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 

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