Chandini, who shot to fame with Upendra's A in 1998, was neither seen in public nor films in the recent years. After acting with popular actors of the Kannada film industry, the actress bid goodbye to films and opted to pursue her education.
The actress, with a desire to earn a doctorate, wrote a thesis on food and agricultural marketing and got the PhD from the Mysore University. Chandini later took up teaching profession and worked as a professor in a prestigious college.
Now, Chandini has been recruited by the Sony Entertainment as its chief of distribution in India. However, the actress, who was born in Africa and brought up in Mysore, appeared for the last time in late Dr Vishnuvardhan and Ramesh Aravind starrer Deepavali, which was released in the year 2000.
Her other noted film was Shivaraj Kumar's action-oriented movie AK 47.