Birthday: 15-12-1945
Date of death: 27-04-2017
Star sign: Capricorn

Vinu Chakravarthy, the popular character actor, who is well known for his role Nallasivam in Guru Sishyan with Superstar “ Rajinikanth” and “ Prabhu” was born on 15th December 1945 in Usilampatti to Adimoola Thevar and Manjuvani Ammal. He had been a good scriptwriter and a director too. Vinu Chakravarthy has played in more than a thousand movies as a villain, comedian and a character artist. Raghava Lawrence and “ Rajkiran” starrer “ Muni” is his 1000th movie.

Vinu Chakravarthy completed his schooling in Wesley School, Royapettah, Chennai and he is a Commerce Graduate. Vinu Chakravarthy had worked as an SI in Chennai Ice House Police Station for six months and then as a Southern Railways employee for four years. Due to his love on cinema, he quit his job and joined as the scriptwriter for Puttanna Kanagal, the popular Kannada Director. Tiruppur Mani, the famous producer, introduced Vinu Chakravarthy as an actor in 1977. So, Vinu Chakravarthy’s acting debut happened with a Kannada film, Parasangada Gendetimma. Two years later, the film was remade in Tamil as Rosapoo Ravikaikari with “ Sivakumar” in the lead role.

Vinu Chakravarthy is one among the few actors, who had performed in all the four major South Indian language films. Vinu Chakravarthy introduced Silk Smitha, the popular glamor star, who ruled the entire southern film industries. When Silk Smitha’s biopic was shot with Vidya Balan in the lead role, Vinu Chakravarthy was disappointed with the casting by Ekta Kapoor, the producer of the film. Vinu Chakravarthy had openly commented that Vidya has a sad face, which will never match Silk Smitha.

Vinu Chakravarthy was last seen in Vaayai Moodi Pesavum / Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram, the debut film of Dulquer Salmaan in Tamil. The actor, who completed thousand plus films successfully, is the favorite star of Rajinikanth. He had been present in most of Rajini’s films. Due to some age-related health issues, the legendary actor left to the eternal world on 27th April 2017.