A renowned figure in the South Indian film industry, J.D. Chakravarthy is an Indian film actor and director who made his debut on the silver screen as an actor with the critically acclaimed film Siva (1989), which was directed by Ram Gopal Varma. He subsequently starred in Shiva (1990), which marked his debut in a Bollywood film. The winner of Nandi Special Jury Award for his brilliant role in Gulabi (1995), J.D. Chakravarthy has starred in many popular films include Satya (1998), Harischandraa (1999), Soori (2001), Vaastu Shastra (2004), Aag (2007), Sidham (2009), Ice Cream 2 (2014), Zero (2016), Nakshatram (2017), Mikhael (2019), Mudra (2019), Hippi (2019) and MMOF (2021).