Chakravarthy made his screen debut with the Telugu film, Siva, an action blockbuster directed by Ram Gopal Varma, premiered at the 13th International Film Festival of India.He subsequently made his Bollywood debut with the remake of the same film titledShiva (1990). He was then starred in the blockbuster Satya, premiered in the Indian panorama section, at the 1998 International Film Festival of India, and was listed among CNN-IBN‘s 100 greatest Indian films of all time, and Chakravarthy has received theScreen Award Special Jury Award for his work in the film.
Chakravarthy is starred in around 50 films in a variety of roles predominantly Telugu, and few Tamil, and Malayalam films. He is best known for his performances in box office hits like Neti Siddhartha (1990), Money (1993), Gulabi (1996), for which he received the state Nandi Special Jury Award, Mrugam (1996), Bombay Priyudu (1996), Anaganaga Oka Roju (1997), Egire Paavurama(1997), Wife of V. Varaprasad (1998), Premaku Velayara (1999), Pape Naa Pranam (2000), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Premaku Swagatam (2002), Madhyanam Hathya (2004) Dubai Seenu (2007), Homam (2008), Josh (2009), Sarvam (2009), Samar (2013),Arima Nambi (2014) and Ice Cream 2 (2014).
He is also starred in Hindi films like Vaastu Shastra alongside Sushmita Sen, Bhoot Returns, alongside Manisha Koirala, and Aag. He made his film directing debut, with Darwaza Bandh Rakho which was archived at the New York Institute of Technology, as part of the film course He then went on to direct Darna Zaroori Hai, Homam and Sidham.
J D Chakravarthy has tied the nuptial knots with actress Anukriti Sharma. She is the actress who landed in a controversy over the issue of “skin show” in an under production movie “Papa”. The wedding ceremony was a secret one with only family members attending it.
Anukriti who acted in the title role of Ram Gopal Varma’s controversial movie “Sridevi” fell in love with J D Chakravarthy recently. The wedding ceremony took place in Hyderabad on 18th August.