Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam
|A. V. S.|
|Born||Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam
2 January 1957
Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||8 November 2013
|Residence||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Known for||Rangu Paduddhi|
Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam (2 January 1957 – 8 November 2013) better known by his initials, A.V.S. was an Indian film; character actor, comedian, producer, director, and journalist known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema. A.V.S. is regarded as one of the finest comic actors of Telugu cinema, noted particularly for his comic dialogue delivery, and expressions. A.V.S. was starred in over five hundred feature films, and has garnered four state Nandi Awards, including Best Comedian, and Best character actor.
Early life and career
AVS was born on 2 January 1957 at Tenali town, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He was introduced to the film industry by director Bapu through his film Mister Pellam in the year 1993. With this film, he became a comedy star in the Telugu film industry. For his role he received many awards including Nandi Award by Government of Andhra Pradesh. He won many private and Government awards for both in films and in TV shows. He produced two films: 'Uncle' and 'Ori Ni Prema Bangaaram Kanu…!' and directed 4 films, namely Super Heroes, Ori Ni Prema Bangaaram Kaanu..!, Room Mates, and Kothimooka. He was General Secretary of the Movie Artistes Association for 3 terms.
AVS sustained kidney and liver trauma for some days. He had a liver transplant in 2008. He died on 8 November 2013 at his son's residence in Manikonda, Hyderabad after multiple organ failure.
- Nandi Award for Best Character Actor - Kothimooka - 2011
- Nandi Special Jury Award - Uncle - 2000
- Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian - Subha Lagnam - 1994
- Nandi Special Jury Award - Mr. Pellam - 1993
|2014||Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Charitra||Telugu|
|2014||Hum Tum - Telugu||Telugu|
|2009||Bendu Apparao RMP||Telugu|
|2007||Yamagola Malli Modalaindhi||Telugu|
|2005||Veeri Veeri Gummadi Pandu||Telugu|
|2003||The Rite, a Passion||Telugu|
|2001||Apparao Ki Oka Nela Thappindi||Telugu|
|2000||Kante Koothurne Kanu||Telugu|
|1998||Aavida Maa Aavide||Telugu|
|1996||Intlo Illalu Vantaintlo Priyuralu||Telugu|
|1996||Sri Krishnarjuna Vijayam||Telugu|
|1996||Oho Naa Pellanta||Telugu|
|1996||Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi||Telugu|
|1994||Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam||Telugu|
|1993||Vaddu Bava Tappu||Telugu|
|1993||Ish Gup Chup||Telugu|
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- "AVS Died". Filmcircle.com. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
- "Popular Telugu actor Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam no more - Indian Express".
- "AVS - Producer". indyarocks.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "AVS - Directed Movies". telugumovietalkies.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011.