Chanakya is a 47-part Indian television historical drama written and directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi that was originally telecast on DD National from September 1991 to August 1992. Produced by Prakash Dwivedi, the series is a fictionalized account of the life and times of 4th century BCE Indian economist, strategist and political theorist Chanakya (aka Vishnugupta) and is based on events occurring between 340 BCE and 321/20 BCE, starting with Vishnugupta's boyhood and culminating in the coronation of Chandragupta Maurya. Chandraprakash Dwivedi played the title role of Chanakya.
Chanakya is critically acclaimed and has been hailed as a "milestone on Indian television." At the same time, it has also been the subject of political controversy. It has been televised in many countries around the world and has won five Uptron Awards.
All Episodes of Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi's Chanakya TV serial have now been released on 02 Digitally Enhanced DVDs.