Born in 1977 at Tumkur, Katnataka. He graduated from the Ravindra Kala Niketan at Tumkur. He has participated in the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy annual Exhibition in 1997 & 1998 & at Shantiniketan Exhibition in 1998. He was the recipient of the award during the Mysore Dusshera in 1995.
Manu Chakravarthi paints his abstract artworks spontaneously. He draws heavily from his daily routine. Each successive stroke is dictated by the preceding one. Colours are also intuitively applied without any inhibitions. His paintings are essentially a form of protest. The key idea behind my paintings is to use abstraction as a means to comment on the myriad wrongs in reality.
He lives & works in Tumkur.