Ananda Chakrapani who started his second innings with Mallesham after a big break, is now busy adjusting dates for the upcoming projects. Having born and brought up in Nalgonda, it is his pure passion and love towards the art of acting that made him start working from his school days. “I used to work in a printing press so that I can go for acting classes after that. I then requested my parents and moved to Hyderabad to join acting theatres. It was not that easy to get a role in the movies. I used to travel to Chennai to give my auditions,” says Ananda who is busy doing father roles in Telugu films.
“It’s been almost thirty years that I have waited for the proper break. I have acted in the lead role in Dassi which was released in 1988. It was very difficult for me to sustain in the industry later and so I moved into advertising and content writing. However, I always made sure I’m in a creative field as it is what I always wanted. Later, I established my own company called ‘The First Impression’ which was closed later and so got into corporate shootings and tried for films in my spare time.”
“It’s my friend Laxman Aelay who recommended me for Mallesham as hero’s father. That was a proper break for me and also a golden opportunity to prove myself. I have never looked back after that movie. I’m getting back to back movie offers now and am adjusting my dates. Also, the film have given me a proper recognition in the industry. My wish is to work in all the languages and to prove myself as a versatile actor.”
Ananda Chakrapani has acted in Mallesham, World famous lover, V, and an upcoming film called Virata Parvam. Apart from these, the actor has signed 15 movies which will be releasing sooner. Due to the pandemic few projects went on hold but will be starting soon.
“Anaga Anaga Oh Athidi gave me more weightage in the industry. The movie got released in OTT platform Aha. Eighty percent of the shoot was in a house. The best part is that I was appreciated by Allu Arvind. Such positive things will always give strength and will boost up any actor. My motto is to never give up and always try harder to reach the goal,” concludes Ananda Chakrapani who’s dream is to achieve a National award.
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