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K Chakravarthy

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Native name  చక్రవర్తి
Role  Music Director
Genres  Melody
Died  February 3, 2002, Chennai

Years active  1971 – 1989
Children  Sri Kommineni
Name  K. Chakravarthy
Albums  Vetagadu
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Born  September 8, 1936 Ponnekallu, Andhra Pradesh, India (1936-09-08)
Occupation(s)  Film composer, music director
Instruments  Vocals (playback singing), guitar, keyboard/harmonium/piano
Movies  Kiliyanthattu Thoothukudi 2
Similar People  A Kodandarami Reddy, Rao Gopal Rao, Sri Kommineni, Nutan Prasad, G Maruti Rao

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Chakravarthi, born as Kommineni Apparao, was an Indian music director in the South Indian film industry.


Personal life

Chakravarthi was born in Ponnekallu, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He has a son Sri Kommineni who was also a music director and a playback singer.


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".

Film career

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 the 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.


  • Nandi Award for Best Music Director for Neti Bharatam in 1983.
  • References

    K. Chakravarthy Wikipedia