K. Chakravarthy

Chakravarthi, born as Kommineni Apparao, was an Indian music director in the South Indian film industry.[1]

Born(1936-09-08)8 September 1936
Ponnekallu, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died3 February 2002(2002-02-03) (aged 65)
Occupation(s)Film composer, music director
InstrumentsVocals (playback singing), guitar, keyboard/harmonium/piano
Years active1971–1989

Personal lifeEdit

Chakravarthi was born in Ponnekallu, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He has a son Sri Kommineni who was also a music director and a playback singer.


Chakravarthi learned classical vocal from Mahavadi Venkatappaiah. He formed a music troupe called Vinod Orchestra in Guntur and organised light music concerts. Those days, Mangapati of HMV identified his talent and invited him to Madras. HMV released two private records, which includes "Kanna Nenoka Kala".

Film careerEdit

His first film in Telugu, Mooga Prema was released in 1971; before this film he composed background music for a Hindi movie, in that movie titles his name was wrongly mentioned as Chakravarthi, actually it is Apparao; then he continued as Chakravarthi. Mooga Prema film was not a good hit at the box-office, Saradha (1973) gave him a good hit, but after this film also he was not well recognized.

In 1977, Yamagola was released and this was the great turning point of his career.

He was a dubbing artiste and lent his voice in 600 movies. He also penned lyrics for a few songs. He was also a singer and acted in a few films.




  1. ^ Sudhish Kamath (20 August 2010). "Arts / Music : Baton and beat". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2012.