Chakradhar Gilla was born on 15th at Mahabubabad, Warangal, A. P. He is popular as Chakri and is a music composer and singer. He has a brother and three sisters. He did his engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology.
Chakri is married to Sravani from Khammam.
He composed music for around 85 films. He started his career as music director with the Movie Bachi directed by Puri Jagannadh. As a composer he introduced many new talents (Singers and Lyricist). He won best singer award for movie Sathyam in tollywood filmfare awards and Nandi award for movie Simha.He is generally considered to have hits in the month of January, which is considered to be Sankranthi (a Telugu festival) season in Andhra Pradesh. This is due to hits such as Devadasu (2006), Desamuduru (2007), Krishna (2008) and Maska (2009) in straight years during Sankranthi.
Chakri is associated with Kokila Event Management Company to promote social awareness causes.