Vinu Chakravarthee is a Tamil actor, script writer who is known for acting in more than 1000 movies in Tamill, Telugu, Kannada, Badaga and Malayalam mostly as a comedian, supporting actor or in a villainous role. The Tamil movie Muni was his landmark 1000th movie.
Chakravarthy was working as a script writer for Kannada director Puttanna Kanagal when he was noticed by film producer Tiruppur Mani who, in 1977, gave him a role in the Kannada film Parasangada Gendetimma which was later remade into Tamil.
He has also directed movies on his own and is credited with introducing Silk Smitha.
Vinu Chakravarthee died on the evening of 27 April 2017.
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