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Profile of Vinu Chakravarthy

Name Vinu Chakravarthy
Original Name Vinu Chakravarthy
Pet name Vinu
Date of birth 15.12.1945
Father’s name Aadhimoola Devar
Mother’s name Manjuvani ammal
Wife’s name Karna Poo
Children Shanmuga Priya, Saravana Priyan
Brother / Sister Premakanthan (yng, bro.), Kundalakesi (yng. sister)
Native Place Usilampatti/Madurai/Melappudhur
Mother tongue Tamil
Guru Buttanna Kanagal (late)…worked with him as a script writer/assistant
Educational qualification B.Com.
School studied Wesley School, Rayapettah
College studied AM Jain College, Meenambakkam, Chennai.
University studied Madras University
Language’s known Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi & English
Person who introduced you to the film industry

1977 – By Producer Thiruppur Mani,

Film: Rosappoo Ravikkaikari; acting/ screenplay

First worked in it’s Kannada version: Barasnkathae Kandathimma; later remade in Tamil.

My friend Alanalli Krishna (Sahithya Academy winner) recommended me for Rosappoo…
Turning point in your career Kopurangal Saivathillai & Manvasanai
Number of films acted so far… 1000+   Tamil 900, Malayalam 30, Telugu 5, One in Baduga (which inspires Mudhal Mariyathai)
Number of languages you have acted in 4 (Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Baduga)
State govt awards / titles Kalaimamani
Other awards / titles

Kalai Selvam (from Nadigar Sangam), Life Time Achievement awards from Malaysia, Singapore, Canada Tamil Sangams. Kanchi Sankara Madam’s Aasthaana Vidhvan. During Navarathri Celebrations I went there and unexpectedly they introduced me …’ An actor, rough & tough thug like guy will deliver a speech now’

I recite for more than one hour on various aspects of Hindu religion. Everybody appreciates my rendering and Kanchi Periyavar awarded me the honour of Aasthaana Vidhvan  for Kanchi Madam.
Certificate’s, titles, awards, medals, one / received from schools, colleges, academies So many… in Boxing, Hockey, Acting (writer/actor/screenplay/direction) during school/college and Railway career.
Foreign countries you have visited Except Russia and China I’ve visited almost all the countries around the world.
Other talents / activities Folk songs, Stage play (Theruk kooththu), carnatic music
Pass time Reading & writing, hearing Carnatic, Hindustani, Film melodies…
Address
Present address 63, Abusali street, Saligramam, Chennai-93
Permanent address 63, Abusali street, Saligramam, Chennai-93
London address 77, Beeston way, Feltham, Middlesex. London
Residence number 044-23764577
Email id sharudecaprio@yahoo.com
Activities you did before entering into profession you … into film industry

NCC captain,

Reserved Sub-Inspector @ Ice House Station,Chennai for 6 months. Then IG Arul, very much appreciates my style of working. Later I switched my career as a Station Master in Southern Railways as it fetch Rs.500 more. I stick with it for 4 years and then pursued my film career.
Dramas Acted in * Dance Master (250 shows), * Vietnam Veedu (100 shows), Thangap pathakkam (100 shows), Yaro Ivar Yaro (100 shows)

Writing (Dialogue,

story-screenplay/co-director
* Vandichakkaram, * Koilpura, Imaigal, Ponnukkeththa Purushan.

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