Chakravarthi was born in New Delhi, India. He was brought up as a Catholic and moved to England at the age of ten. Chakravarthi considers much of his work to be a series of ‘self portraits’. As a multi-disciplined artist he draws inspiration from cinema, art history, fashion photography, the personal and the collective. Although much of the works are autobiographical, their sensitivities and emotive images make them highly compelling and accessible. In past works he has depicted himself as Bollywood film stars, Saint Sebastian, a silent crying figure in Genesis and an androgynous fashion icon in Remotecontrol.
He has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally in venues, galleries and museums including Site Gallery, Sheffield, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Tate Modern, London, Mousonturm, Germany, Tilburg Dance Academy, The Netherlands and The Queen’s Gallery, India. He lives and works in London.