Ananda Chakrapani

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Ananda Chakrapani
Gaddamvari Yadavalli, Nalgonda, Telangana, India
Spouse(s)T.K. Shailaja

Ananda Chakrapani (ఆనంద చక్రపాణి) is an Indian actor who works in Telugu-language films. He garnered acclaim for his performance in Mallesham (2019).[1]

Early life[edit | edit source]

He was born in Gaddamvari Yadavalli village of Kanagal mandal in Nalgonda district of Telangana State. His family migrated to Kondrapole village in Dameracherla mandal near Miryalaguda.[2] He started working in a printing press since his school days to support himself. Before joining films he worked in Advertising Agencies as visualizer and copy writer.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

He made his film debut with B. Narsing Rao's award-winning film Daasi (1988); but the film failed to give him a breakthrough as an actor. He landed the role in Daasi after he met Devipriya, one of the screenplay writers for Daasi. Devipriya recommended him to Narsing Rao.[4] In 2013, he began directing a documentary titled Waiting for Death about the impact of fluorosis on people living in his hometown of Nalgonda.[5] Twenty-five years after Daasi, he was signed to play the role of Chintakindi Mallesham's father in Mallesham (2019).[6] He received the role after Laxman Aelay, the production designer for Mallesham, suggested his name to the director Raj. Since Raj was in the United States at the time, the audition was conducted by his assistant. Although Ananda Chakrapani was unsuccessful in his initial audition, he requested for a second audition and was selected by Raj's assistant.[4] His performance in Mallesham enabled him to receive further film offers.[7][8][9]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

  • All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
1988 Daasi Bavamaridi
1993 Chitikela Pandiri Paani
2019 Mallesham Narasimhulu
2020 World Famous Lover Seenayya's Father
2020 V Home Minister
2021 Virata Parvam dagger Constable Yakoob

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Hindu, Metro Plus (10 July 2019). "Worth the long wait". Y. Sunita Chowdhary. Archived from the original on 26 August 2020. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  2. "Tasting success with second innings". Telangana Today.
  3. Adla, Rambabu (2019-07-26). "'మల్లేశం' నా లైఫ్‌లో టర్నింగ్‌ పాయింట్‌ ! - చక్రపాణి". Cinevinodam. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kavirayani, Suresh (July 3, 2019). "Ananda Chakrapani's second innings". Deccan Chronicle.
  5. "Man with a cause". The New Indian Express.
  6. Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (July 10, 2019). "'Mallesham' actor Ananda Chakrapani lauded after a 25-year-wait". The Hindu.
  7. Kaviraani, Suresh (February 11, 2020). "It's raining offers for Chakrapani!". Deccan Chronicle.
  8. తెలుగు ఫిల్మీబీట్, ఇంటర్వ్యూలు (4 January 2020). "అదే నా జీవితాన్ని మలుపు తిప్పింది.. లైఫ్‌లో ఊహించని ఆఫర్లు.. ఆనంద చక్రపాణి ఉద్వేగం". (in Telugu). A Rajababu. Archived from the original on 18 August 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  9. సాక్షి, సినిమా (6 July 2019). "ఎంత బాగా చేసిండ్రు అన్నారు". Archived from the original on 5 July 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2020.

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