Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam

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A. V. S.
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Born Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam
(1957-01-02)2 January 1957[1]
Tenali,[2] Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 8 November 2013(2013-11-08) (aged 56)[3]
Residence Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Known for Rangu Paduddhi
Parent(s) Veera Raghavayya
Shiva Kameswary

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.[4]

Early life and career[edit]

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…!'[5] and directed 4 films, namely Super Heroes, Ori Ni Prema Bangaaram Kaanu..!, Room Mates, and Kothimooka.[6] He was General Secretary of the Movie Artistes Association for 3 terms.[7]


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 Awards

Selected Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Charitra Telugu
2014 Hum Tum - Telugu Telugu
2013 Pavithra Telugu
2013 Balupu Telugu
2012 Denikaina Ready Telugu
2009 Baanam Telugu
2009 Bendu Apparao RMP Telugu
2008 King Telugu
2007 Yamagola Malli Modalaindhi Telugu
2007 Madhumasam Telugu
2007 Godava Telugu
2006 Bangaram Telugu
2006 Sri Ramadasu Telugu
2005 Jai Chiranjeeva Telugu
2005 Mahanandi Telugu
2005 Veeri Veeri Gummadi Pandu Telugu
2005 Radha Gopalam Telugu
2005 Sankranthi Telugu
2004 Shiva Shankar Telugu
2004 Venky Telugu
2004 Donga Dongadi Telugu
2003 Shivamani Telugu
2003 The Rite, a Passion Telugu
2003 Gangotri Telugu
2002 Indra Telugu
2001 Subbu Telugu
2001 Veedekkadi Mogudandi Telugu
2001 Cheppalani Vundhi Telugu
2001 Akasa Veedhilo Telugu
2001 Adhipathi Telugu
2001 Apparao Ki Oka Nela Thappindi Telugu
2001 Devullu Telugu
2000 Baachi Telugu
2000 Jayam Manadera Telugu
2000 Chitram Telugu
2000 Yuvaraju Telugu
2000 Kalisundam Raa Telugu
2000 Kante Koothurne Kanu Telugu
2000 Pelli Sambandham Telugu
2000 Uncle Telugu
1999 Postman Telugu
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Telugu
1999 Sri Ramulayya Telugu
1999 Raja Telugu
1999 Yamajaathakudu Telugu
1999 Samarasimha Reddy Telugu
1998 Subhakankshalu Telugu
1998 Paradesi Telugu
1998 Aavida Maa Aavide Telugu
1998 Maavidakulu Telugu
1997 Adavilo Anna Telugu
1997 Annamayya Telugu
1997 Chinnabbayi Telugu
1997 Chilaka Kottudu Telugu
1997 Pelli Sandadi Telugu
1997 Veedevadandi Babu Telugu
1996 Vinodham Telugu
1996 Intlo Illalu Vantaintlo Priyuralu Telugu
1996 Sri Krishnarjuna Vijayam Telugu
1996 Ramudochhadu Telugu
1996 Oho Naa Pellanta Telugu
1996 Dharma Chakram Telugu
1996 Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi Telugu
1996 Rambantu Telugu
1995 Subhamasthu Telugu
1995 Vajram Telugu
1995 Sisindri Telugu
1995 Alluda Majaka Telugu
1995 Ghatotkachudu Telugu
1995 Rikshavodu Telugu
1994 Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam Telugu
1994 Super Police Telugu
1994 Aame Telugu
1994 Allari Premikudu Telugu
1994 Bangaru Kutumbam Telugu
1994 Pelli Koduku Telugu
1994 Shubhalagnam Telugu
1994 Yamaleela Telugu
1993 Vaddu Bava Tappu Telugu
1993 Ish Gup Chup Telugu
1993 Madam Telugu
1993 Mayalodu Telugu
1993 Mr. Pellam Telugu


  1. ^ "AVS- Biography". Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "AVS - Profile". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "AVS Died". Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Popular Telugu actor Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam no more - Indian Express". 
  5. ^ "AVS - Producer". Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "AVS - Directed Movies". Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Home". 

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