Chakri Toleti

Chakri Toleti is an Indian American screenwriter, director, actor, and visual effects coordinator known for his works in Tamil cinema, and Hindi cinema.[1][2] Toleti made his directorial debut with the bilingual films Unnaipol Oruvan (2009) and Eeenadu (2009) a remake of Neeraj Pandey's Hindi film, A Wednesday (2008). In 2012, he directed a gangster film Billa II.[3]

Chakri Toleti
Alma materUniversity of Central Florida
  • Director
  • writer
  • actor
  • visual effects coordinator
Years active1983 – 1992
2008 – present


Toleti made his acting debut as a child artist in the Telugu film Sagara Sangamam directed by K. Viswanath, and has acted in over fifteen films. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Film and VFX at the University of Central Florida. He re-entered south Indian cinema with the magnum opus, Dasavathaaram.


As directorEdit

List of films directed
Year Title Actors Language Notes
2009 Unnaipol Oruvan Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Venkatesh Daggubati Tamil
2009 Eeenadu Telugu
2012 Billa II Ajith Kumar Tamil
2018 Welcome to New York Sonakshi Sinha, Diljit Dosanjh Hindi
2019 Khamoshi Tamannaah, Prabhu Deva Hindi
2019 Kolaiyuthir Kaalam Nayantara Tamil

As actorEdit

List of films and roles
Year Title Role Language Notes
1983 Sagara Sangamam Photographer Assistant Telugu Child actor
1985 Chinna Veedu Chakravarthi Tamil Child actor
1985 Mayuri Brother of Mayuri Telugu Child actor
2008 Dasavathaaram Sairam Tamil
2012 Billa 2 Gangster Tamil


  1. ^ "Billa 2 - 25 days box office collection". Tamilcinema24. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-07.
  2. ^ "A Wednesday's Tamil teaser trailer out". Times of India. 11 April 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Review : (2012)". Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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