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Brahmanandam Kanneganti
Born Brahmanandam Kanneganti
February 1, 1956 (1956-02-01) (age 54)
India Sattenapalli,
Guntur district,
Andhra Pradesh,
India
Spouse(s) Lakshmi

Padma Shri Dr.Brahmanandam Kanneganti (Telugu: బ్రహ్మానందం కన్నెగంటి)(born 1 February 1956) is a popular Telugu film comedian-actor.He is considered as the greatest comedy actor in Tollywood. He has also entered the Guinness book of world records. He has been accoladed with many awards including the Nandi Award.

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Background

Padma Shri Dr. Brahmanandam Kanneganti was born on 1 February 1956 in Andhra Pradesh, India. Prior to films, he was a Telugu lecturer in the town of Attili, a town in West Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

He began his film career with popular Telugu director and writer, Jandhyala's Aha Naa Pellanta in which Rajendra Prasad played the lead role. This movie has since become a cult classic among Telugu comedy films. Owing to his comic abilities and impeccable expressions, he is one of the most respected comedians in the history of Tollywood. Nowadays, he is a well-versatile active comedian in Tamil movies as well, such as in Ghilli, Mozhi, Kuselan and Sathyam. Audiences and critics have enjoyed his comedy characters in recent Telugu movies such as Krishna,King, Ready,Adurs,Namo Venkatesha etc. Now a days it is very tough to imagine a Telugu movie without the legendary comedian in it.

According to him, Jandhyala, EVV and S.V.Krishna Reddy were the best comedy directors he has ever worked with. He is presently writing a book based on his experiences in the film industry.

Family

He is married and has two sons. His eldest, Goutham debuted through Pallakilo Pellikooturu, a Telugu film. Gowtham will be soon seen in another film under ChandhraShekhar Yeleti's direction.

Awards

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University awarded Brahmanandam an honorary doctorate award.
  • He has been selected for 2005 year's Allu Award instituted in the memory of Allu Rama Lingaiah. On 1 October 2005, the award was presented to him at a function in Hyderabad. The award consists of a Swarna Kankanam (Translation: Gold bracelet), a citation and a souvenir.
  • He recently earned a spot in the Guinness World Records for acting in 754 Telugu films in 20 years.[1]

It is because no actor in the whole world has ever performed the feat of acting in so many films in just 20 years, in just one language.

  • In January 2009, the Government of India bestowed the coveted title of Padmasri on Brahmanandam for his contributions to art.[2]
  • As on 1 May, he acted in about 840 Telugu movies, which is a record.
  • Selected for Nandi Award for best male comedian for 2008 films announced in 2009. This was for the film Ready.
  • One who knows about his acting can't help smiling at the very first appearance of BRAHMANANDAM on the screen.

In the Media

Brahmanandam foreyed into the small screen by conducting a quiz show called Brahmi 10 Lakh Show on iNews Telugu TV News Channel. This is show very similar to the popular Indian quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Partial filmography

Title Role Other notes Staring
Don Seenu Filming Ravi Teja and Shriya Saran
2010
Bindass 2010 starring Manchu Manoj Kumar
Kedi 2010 starring Nagarjuna
Sitaramula Pelli - Lankalo 2010
Namo Venkatesa Paris Prasad 2010 starring venkatesh
Adurs battu 2010 starring jr.NTR and nayanatara
2009
Arya 2 Dasavataram - HR Head of Navdeep's company 2009
Ek Niranjan

Prayanam

Anjaneyulu Creative Director Prabhakar Starring Ravi Teja and Nayantara
Current Starring Sushant and Sneha Uhlal
Evaraina Epudaina Starring Varun Sandesh and Vimala Raman
Desadrohi Starring Namitha and Krishna Bhagavaan
Eevayasulo Post Production
Ek - The Power of One Uncle of Shriya Saran Hindi Remake of Telugu movie Athadu Bobby Deol and Shriya Saran
Kick Halwa Raj/Prakash Raj Super Hit Starring Ravi Teja and Ileana
Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam Gachibowli Divakar Average Staring Siddharth and Tamanna
Maska Doctor Hit Starring Ram and Sheila and Hansika
2008
King Jayasurya - Music Director Hit Starring Nagarjuna and Trisha
Chedugudu Flop
Chintakayala Ravi PINKY, cyberwave owner hit Starring Venkatesh and Anushka and Mamta Mohandas
Saroja Hit
Gajibiji Comedy Film
Aalayam Flop
Hare Ram Taxi Driver Hit Released on 18 July, 2008
Brahmanandam Drama Company Hero Comedy Film, Released on 11 July 2008
Ready McDowell Murthy Super Hit Go Ram!
Bhale Dongalu Flop, Released on 11 April 2008
Premabhishekam Flop Comedy Film, Released on 14 March 2008
Gamyam Person on a highway(Bewars) Super Hit
Jalsa Pranav The Head Constable Super Hit
Krishna Bobby (Brother of Trisha) Hit
Lakshmi Putrudu Cameo Appearance Flop
Donga Sachinollu Stalin Average
Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters Hit Comedy Film
John Appa Rao 40 plus Flop, Released on 20 March 2008
Ninna Nedu Repu Flop
Naa Manasukemaindi Flop
Sawaal Flop
Nee Sukhame Ne Koruthunna Released on 22 February 2008
100 Kotlu Flop
2007
Aata Astrologist Flop
Aaroje Flop
Athidhi Uncle of heroine(Amrita Rao) Average
Adivaram Adavallaku Selavu Average
Bhajantrilu Flop
Brahma - The Creator Flop
Chiruta Kkrish Hit
Dubai Seenu Rama Krishna Average
Dhee Chari Super Hit
Godavari super Hit
Lakshyam Hit
Maharajasri Flop
Maisamma IPS Minister Flop
Mee Sreyobhilashi Pantulu who ask for drop Hit
Okkadunnadu Satyanarayana (Auditor) Average
Pellaina Kothalo Hit
Satyabhama Flop
Shankar Dada Zindabad Astrologist
Mozhi apartment president (Tamil) Hit
Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw joshua gottam Hit
Vijayadasami Flop
Yamadonga Chitraguptudu Hit
2006
Annavaram Average
Andala Ramudu Super Hit
Bommarillu Loan Officer Blockbuster
Vikramarkudu Duvva Abbulu Blockbuster
Pokiri Brahmi, Software Engineer block buster hit.
Sri Ramadasu Astrologist Devotional Film, Hit
Happy Pizza Hut Manager
2005
Jai Chiranjeeva Neelima's uncle (NRI) Average
Gilli Pundit (Tamil) remake of Telugu hit Okkadu block buster Hit
Evadi Gola Vaadidi Sankardada R.M.P Comedy Film, Hit
Hungama Comedy Film, Average
Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu Thief Flop Raja and Shriya Saran
Vennela Pampachek Hit
Athadu Thrisha's uncle bramam Super Hit
Super (film) Average
Andarivaadu co reporter with siddart
Soggadu Flop
Radha Gopalam Flop
Balu ABCDEFG Hotel Manager Average Pawan Kalyan, Shriya Saran and Neha Oberoi
Allari Bullodu Flop
2004
Swarabhishekam Flop
Apparao Driving School Losugula Lakshma Reddy
Suryam Flop
Andhrawala Home Minister Flop
Konchem Touchlo Vunte Cheputanu Flop
Intlo Srimati Veedhilo Kumari Flop
Leela Mahal Center Flop
Vidyardhi Flop
Vijayendra Varma Flop
Valliddaru Okkate
Satruvu
Athade Oka Sainyam Flop
Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi Music Pundit Flop
143 Average
Venky Gajala from Washington D.C Super Hit
Kaasi Flop
Nenunnanu Hero's Friend Super Hit Nagarjuna, Shriya Saran and Arti Agarwal
Preminchukunnam Pelliki Randi
Nani Flop
Adavi Ramudu Average
Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu Flop
Aithe Enti Flop
Xtra Flop
Koduku
Swamy
Pallakilo Pellikoothuru Flop
Andaru Dongale Dorikithe CHEEKO Average
Swetha Naagu Average, Soundarya's last Film
Mee Intikoste Em Istaaru Maa Intkoste Em Testaaru as brother-in-law to hero
Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy Flop
Gudumba Shankar Guruvu Gaaru
Malliswari Balu Super Hit
2003
Satyam Attendar (Manager Lingam) Super Hit
Simhadri Talupulu Super Hit
Ninney Ishta Paddaanu Average
Ammulu Flop
Gangotri Average
Raghavendra Sirisha's brother
Kabaddi Kabaddi Hit
Fools Flop
Pellam Oorelithe Comedy Hit
2002
Sahasa Baludu Vichitra Kothi Children's film
Manmadhudu Lavangam, a French NRI Super Hit
Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Super Hit
Nenu Ninnu Premistunnanu
Ramana Gundusoodi Seenu
Lagna Patrika
Nee Premakai
Neetho Cheppalani
Entha Bagundo
Aaduthu Paaduthu
Friends
Vendi Mabbulu
Tappuchesi Pappukoodu lawyer
Adrustam Flop
Neetho
Allari Ramudu Average
Bharata Simha Reddy Flop
Chenna Kesava Reddy Super Hit Balakrishna, Shriya Saran and Tabu
Gemini car mechanic Flop
2 much Average
Eeswar Average
Thottigang Average
Premalo Pavani Kalyan
Sandade Sandadi as pair to kovi sarala potiraju
Siva Rama Raju uncle to the hero Average
Bobby Flop
Indra Pandit Blockbuster hit.
Seema Simham Flop
2001
Hanuman Junction Hit
Ammaye Navvithe
Family Circus
Sri Manjunatha Nandeeswarudu
NarasimhaNaidu Purohit Blockbuster Hit
Mrugaraaju assistant guard
Apparao Ki Oka Nela Thappindi
2000
Badri Gangaraju Hit
Kshemanga Velli Labham Ga Randi Comedy Film, Super Hit
Annayya Hit
Mee Aayana Jagratha Flop
Real Story
1999
Raja Kumarudu Policeman Mahesh Babu Debut as Hero, Hit
Samara Simha Reddy Server in a Hotel Hit
Sneham Kosam
Premaku Velayara Hit
1998
Subhakankshalu Hit
Premante Idera Hit
Paradesi Average
Bavagaru Bagunnara? Gopal Average
Choodalani Vundi house owner Hit
Maavidakulu
1997
Hitler Average
Super Heroes Hero Directed by AVS
Anaganaga Oka Roju Thief Super Hit
Annamayya pundit BlockBuster Hit
Gokulamlo Seetha Average
Pelli Sandadi Super Hit
1996
Oho Naa Pellanta Armugam
Vinodam Hit
Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi Average
Little Soldiers Super Hit
1995
Subhamasthu
Sisindri Hit
Gharana Bullodu Hit
Alluda Majaka Abbulu/Ms. Dakota Average
Money Money Khan Dada Super Hit
Rikshavodu
1994
Police Alludu
Mugguru Monagallu assistant to the dancer
Aame Hit
Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu one of the thieves in last fight imitates kaidi (chiranjeevi flip) Hit
Allari Premikudu Hero Friend Average
Bangaru Kutumbam Won Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award
Brahmachari Mogudu Gurnadham
Gandeevam Flop
Hello Brother assistant thief to raja (nagarjuna) BlockBuster Hit
Number One
Pelli Koduku
Shubhalagnam Super Hit
Yamaleela Chitragupta Super Hit
1993
Mutamestri a coolie in mestri's gang and later will be with bajjila bujjama (meena) when mestri becomes minister (chiranjeevi)
Aa Okkati Adakku Pulla Rao Super Hit
Allari Priyudu Super Hit
Ish Gup Chup Flop
Jamba Lakidi Pamba

anandam ||Hit

Ladies Special Brahmanandam
Mayalodu police inspector with ali as assistant Hit
Mechanic Alludu co-mechanic in nageshwar raos garage where chiranjeevi works
Money Khan Dada Super Hit
Parugo Parugu
Pekata Paparao
Prema Chitram Pelli Vichitram
Rajendrudru Gajendrudru Bank Manager Hit
1992
Aapathbandavudu
Babai Hotel Hero Debut As Hero
420 Mammootty
Allari Mogudu
Ashwamedham Average
Chitram Bhalare Vichitram Boondi Brahmanandam
Gharaana Mogudu Appanna Hit
Pachani Samsaram
Sundara Kanda Long-standing student under venkatesh Average
1991
Rowdy Alludu Hit
Kshana Kshanam Store Manager Average
Naa Pellam Naa Ishtam Tea Stall owner
Prema Entha Madhuram Siva
Aditya 369 Super Hit
Stoovertpuram Police Station
Appula Appa Rao Sastri Comedy Movie, Average
Talli Tandrulu
1990
Raja Vikramarka Janaki(Jackey)
Jagadeka Veerudu Attilokasundari Photographer Super Hit
Chevilo Puvvu
Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Gopalam
1989
Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu Super Hit
Bava Bava Panneeru
Hai Hai Nayaka Patel Master Hit
Mutyamantha Muddu
1988
Yudda Bhoomi
Rudra Veena Dunkard Average
Chikkadu Dorakadu
Chinni Krishnudu super hit
Choopulu Kalasina Shubhavela super hit
Donga Kollu Neighbourhood of actress sumalatha, his name is "veeragandham Apparao"
Vivaaha Bhojanambu super hit (Best comedy movie than Aha Naa Pellanta)
1987
Swayam Krushi A Cobbler Super Hit (debut movie )
Pasivadi Pranam Super duper Hit
Aha Naa Pellanta Ara Gundu Super Hit (Best comedy movie the Telugu film industry has ever seen --Jandhyala).

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