Actor Thavakkalai, whose real name is Chittibabu, is a native of Andhra’s Nellore and his mother tongue is Telugu.
His father Vijayakumar is also an actor. Thavakkalai learned dance from actress Anuradha’s father Balakrishnan.
During 1983, Thavakkalai acted in the movie Munthaanai Mudichchu, directed by K Bagyaraj and produced by AVM. By that time he was 13 years old. The movie took him to career highs.
In Tamil, he has done Aan Paavam, Osai, En Reththathin RethamE, Neengkal kEttavai, Thangkamadi Thangkam, Naalu pErukku nandRi, ponnu puduchirukku, nEram nalla nEram, aaththOra aaththaa, manandhaal makaathEvan etc.,
He died in his Vadapalani residence after a prolonged illness.