|Birth name||Brahmanandam Kanneganti|
1 February 1956 |
Sattenapalli, Andhra State, India
Brahmanandam Kanneganti (born 1 February 1956), is an Indian film actor and comedian. Hailing from Sattenapalli in Andhra Pradesh, he mostly acts in Telugu films. Prior to films, he was a Telugu lecturer in Attili, a town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most screen credits for a living actor. He was honoured with the Padma Shri, for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2009. Brahmanandam is considered one of the most versatile Indian comic actors, noted particularly for his comic expressions. Brahmanandam was part of the television quiz show Brahmi 1 million Show on iNews.
- He earned a spot in the Guinness World Records for acting in 754 Telugu films in 20 years in 2007.
- Filmfare Best Comedian Award (Telugu) for Manmadhudu (2002).
- Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian three times Money, Vinodham & Ready.
- In January 2009, the government of India bestowed the title of Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award, on Brahmanandam for his contributions to art.
- He also earned Best Actor in a Comic Role in Dookudu at The Hyderabad Times Film Awards (2011).
As per a petition filed by BJP Party Leader N. Indrasena Reddy, Brahmanandam was found "misusing" the Padma Shri title in the film Dookudu. The court motioned in favor of the petitioner and on 23 December 2013 announced quoting Article 18 (1) of the Constitution, that the national award did not amount to a "title" and should not be used as a suffix or prefix and in case of non-compliance, the defaulter forfeit the award. However, Brahmanandam has challenged the orders of High Court in the apex court. Subsequently, the Supreme court of India, has ordered him to file a response.
- 1987: Aha Naa Pellanta as Ara Gundu
- 1990: Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari as Vichitra Kumar
- 1992: Babai Hotel as Rama Chandra Moorti
- 1993: Rajendrudu Gajendrudu as Bank Manager
- 1993: Money as Khan Dada
- 1993: Jamba Lakidi Pamba as Anandam
- 1993: Abbaigaru as Housekeeper
- 1994: Yamaleela as Chitragupta
- 1994: Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu as Thief
- 1994: Mugguru Monagallu as Assistant Dancer
- 1995: Alluda Majaka as Abbulu/Ms. Dakota
- 1997: Annamayya as Pundit
- 1997: Shubhakankshalu as Writer
- 1998: Bavagaru Bagunnara? as Gopal
- 1999: Premaku Velayara as Wine Shop Owner
- 2001: Nuvvu Naaku Nachav as Photographer
- 2002: Indra as Pundit
- 2002: Sandade Sandadi as Poolan Raja
- 2002: Manmadhudu as Sooribabu Lavangam
- 2003: Simhadri as Talupulu
- 2004: Adavi Ramudu as Puli Raja
- 2004: Venky as Gajala
- 2005: Evadi Gola Vaadidhi as Shankar Dada RMP
- 2005: Chakram as railway T.C. (Cameo)
- 2005: Athadu as Kittu
- 2006: Pokiri as Brahmi - Software Engineer
- 2006: Vikramarkudu as Duvva Abbulu
- 2007: Yamadonga as Chitragupta
- 2007: Dhee as Chary
- 2008: Krishna as Bobby
- 2008: Jalsa as Pranav
- 2008: Ready as Mc Donald Murthy
- 2009: Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam as Gachibowli Diwakar
- 2009: Kick as Halwa Raj/Parugu Prakash Raj
- 2010: Adhurs as Bhattu
- 2010: Namo Venkatesa as Paris Prasad
- 2010: Brindavanam as Bommarillu father
- 2011: Veera as Tiger
- 2011: Dookudu as Padmashri
- 2012: Julai as Thief
- 2012: Devudu Chesina Manushulu as Lord Vishnu
- 2013: Jaffa as Jasmine Falguda/Jaffa
- 2013: Naayak as Jilebi
- 2013: Balupu as Crazy Mohan
- 2013: Attarintiki Daredi as Baddam Bhaskar
- 2013: Baadshah as Padmanabha Simha
- 2014: Yevadu as Satya's illegal tenant
- 2014: Race Gurram as Kill Bill Pandey
- 2014: Loukyam as Sippy
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- "The Hindu : Front Page : List of Padma awardees 2009". Chennai, India: hindu.com. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- Narasimham, M.L. (22 August 2011). "It's a mad mad comedy". The Hindu (Chennai, India).
- "Brahmanandam felicitated". The Times of India. 18 May 2011.
- "Brain teasers with Brahmanandam". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 14 July 2009.
- "Guinness record for Brahmanandam". The Times of India. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2008.
- "Manikchand Filmfare Awards: Sizzling at 50". BSNL. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- "Padmasri for Brahmanandam". IndiaGlitz.
- "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 24 June 2012.
- "HC asks Mohan Babu to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Andhra Pradesh high court asks Telugu actors Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India.
- "SC orders Mohan Babu to file an affidavit - The Times of India". The Times of India.
- Brahmanandam breaks 1000 film record - The Times of India Dated 29 January 2015 Retrieved 10 February 2015
- Brahmanandam to set New Record - Gulte Dated 26 September 2014 Retrieved 20 December 2014