Actor Vinu Chakravarthy, who is known for his comedic, supporting and villainous roles in South Indian films, was admitted to a hospital in Chennai on Friday, 21 July.

He was taken to the hospital after he collapsed at his home on Friday. The actor's condition is said to be critical due to high blood pressure and diabetic problems. According to the latest report, he is unconscious.

Apart from acting in more than 1,000 films, the 69-year-old ace actor also tried his hands in scriptwriting and direction for some South Indian projects.

Superstar Rajinikanth, with whom Vinu has acted in more than 25 superhit films, calls him the "lucky token".

The Tamil movie, "Muni", which released in 2007, was his 1,000th movie.

The other notable films of Chakravarthy include "Meleparambil Aanveedu" (1993), "Amarkalam" (1999), "Thenkashippattanam" (2000) and "Vaayai Moodi Pesavum" (2014).

Meanwhile, actor Vijayakanth has reportedly visited the veteran actor Chakravarthy at the hospital.