Veteran Tamil actor and scriptwriter Vinu Chakravarthy passed away on 28 April 2017 following a prolonged illness in Chennai. He was 71. He is survived by his wife, son and a daughter.
He was well known for his unique villainous roles and trade mark pauses in dialogue delivery. Chakravarthy has acted in over 1000 Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Badaga and Malayalam languages films.
What gained him popularity?
• Vinu Chakravarthy was the one who introduced iconic actress Silk Smitha to the silver screen in the 1980 movie Vandi Chakkaram.
• He had been a notable figure in several films of actor Rajinikanth including Guru Sishyan, Raajathi Raja and Annamalai.
• He was seen in a prominent role in Muni, the 2007 horror-comedy film directed by Raghava Lawrence.
A glance through his career
• Born in 1945, he began his career as a script writer and worked under Kannada director Puttana Kanagal.
• In 1977, he was spotted by producer Tirupur Mani, who gave him his first acting break in Kannada film Parasangada Gendetimma.
• Lelam, Thenkashipattanam, Nadan Pennum Naatupramaniyum, Rudraksham, Kambolam, Mele Parambil Aanveedu, Samsaram Arogyathinu Hanikaram are some of his Malayalam movies.
• In his acting career, he had appeared in over 1000 films across the four south Indian languages.
• He was last seen on screen in the Tamil movie Vaayai Moodi Pesavum which was directed by Balaji Mohan.