Bhanupriya

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Bhanupriya
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Bhanupriya in the film Donga Mogudu (1987)
Born
Mangabhanu

(1967-01-15) 15 January 1967 (age 54)[1]
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)
Adarsh Kaushal
(m. 1998; div. 2005)
Children1
RelativesShantipriya (sister)

Bhanupriya (born Mangabhanu; 15 January 1967) is an Indian actress, Kuchipudi dancer, and voice artist. In a career spanning 37 years, Bhanupriya has appeared in 155 feature films, predominantly in Telugu and Tamil languages, in a variety of roles. She has garnered three state Nandi Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, two Cinema Express Awards, and two Filmfare Awards South.

Early life[edit]

Bhanupriya was born on 15 January 1967 in Rangampeta village near Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh in a Telugu-speaking family, to Pandu Babu and Ragamali. She was named as Mangabhanu.[2][3] Her family later moved to Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She has an elder brother Gopikrishanan and a younger sister Shantipriya, who has also been a film actress since the 1990s.[4][5]

Career[edit]

She was one of the mainstream top actresses for more than a decade from 1983 to 1995. She made her acting debut with the Tamil film Mella Pesungal (1983).[6] She then appeared in the Telugu hit Sitaara, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year. She then played an ornithologist in the 1985 mystery film Anveshana. In 1986, she made her Hindi film debut with Dosti Dushmani.[7]

In 1988, she appeared in Swarnakamalam, which was screened at the Indian panorama section of the 1988 International Film Festival of India[8] and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.[9] Bhanupriya received the Indian Express Award for Best Actress,[10] the Nandi Award for Best Actress, and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu for her performance in the film.[11][12] In 1989 and 1991, her performances in the Tamil hits Aararo Aariraro, and Azhagan brought her the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prizes, respectively.[13]

She received the JFW Divas of South India Award - for her contribution to South Indian cinema, the Gemini TV Puraskaram for lifetime achievement in television and various other honors.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Bhanupriya married Adarsh Kaushal, a digital graphics engineer, at the Sri Venkateswara temple in Malibu, California, on 14 June 1998. The couple has a daughter, Abhinaya, born in 2003.[4][5]

Bhanupriya divorced Kaushal in 2005 and returned to India, and resumed her acting career. She lives in Chennai with her daughter.[14] Kaushal died in 2018 after suffering a cardiac arrest.[15]

Filmography[edit]

As actress[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
1983 Mella Pesungal Uma Tamil Debut Film in Tamil
1984 Sitaara Sitaara / Kokila Telugu Debut Film in Telugu
1984 Rowdy Ganga Telugu
1984 Ramayanamlo Bhagavatam Telugu
1984 Palnati Puli Rani Telugu
1984 Jamesbond 999 Telugu
1984 Chadarangam Telugu
1984 Gruhalakshmi Swapna priya Telugu
1984 Illale Devata Telugu
1985 Jhansi Rani Jhansi Rani Telugu
1985 Mogudu Pellalu Saroja Telugu
1985 Musugu Donga Swapna Telugu
1985 Bangaru Chiluka Hema / Chilaka Telugu Dual Role
1985 Preminchu Pelladu Radha Telugu
1985 Jwala Telugu
1985 Thendral Thodhata Malar Tamil
1985 Garjana Telugu
1985 Kutumba Bandham Telugu
1985 Illaliko Pariksha Telugu
1985 Atmabalam Vishali Telugu
1985 America Alludu Radha Telugu
1985 Anveshana Hema Telugu
1985 Vijetha Priyadarshini Telugu
1986 Bhale Mithrulu Bharathi Telugu
1986 Manchi Manasulu Janaki Telugu
1986 Pratibhavantudu Telugu
1986 Shravana Meghaalu Telugu
1986 Konaseema Kurradu Jyothi Telugu
1986 Kashmora Tulasi Telugu
1986 Dosti Dushmani Rekha / Shanti Hindi Debut Film in Hindi
1986 Aalapana Usha Telugu
1986 Apoorva Sahodarulu Roja Telugu
1986 Anadiga Aadadi Telugu
1986 Anasuyammagari Alludu Rukmini Telugu
1986 Chadastapu Mogudu Janaki Telugu
1987 Srinivasa Kalyanam Lalitha Telugu
1987 Shankaravam Jyothi Telugu
1987 Prema Samrat Madhulatha Telugu
1987 Insaf Ki Pukar Rani Hindi
1987 Prema Deepalu Telugu
1987 Chakravarthy Rani Telugu
1987 Kartika Pournami Abilasha / Gowri Telugu
1987 Khudgarz Jaya Saxena Hindi
1987 Donga Mogudu Priyamvada Telugu
1987 Allari Krishnayya Lalitha Telugu
1987 Dharmapatni S.I Vidya Telugu
1987 Jebu Donga Bujji Telugu
1988 Mar Mitenge Jenny Hindi
1988 Bharatamlo Balachandrudu Bhanu Telugu
1988 Nyayaniki Siksha Telugu
1988 Agni Keratalu Bhanurekha Telugu
1988 Tiragabadda Telugu Bidda Padma Telugu
1988 Tamacha Seema Hindi
1988 Khaidi No. 786 Radha Telugu
1988 Trinetrudu Pratyusha Telugu Chiranjeevi's 100th Film
1988 Swarnakamalam Meenakshi Telugu Nandi Award for Best Actress
1989 Suryaa: An Awakening Shanoo Hindi
1989 State Rowdy Asha Telugu
1989 Bhagawan Rekha Telugu
1989 Black Tiger Telugu
1989 Dav Pech Sunita Verma Hindi
1989 Garibon Ka Daata Naina Hindi
1989 Gudachari 117 Telugu
1989 Kasam Vardi Ki Aarthi Hindi
1989 Ashoka Chakravarthy Urmila Telugu
1989 Aararo Ariraro Meenu Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1990 Zahreelay Seema Hindi
1990 Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar Chitra Tamil
1990 Jayasimha Telugu
1990 Chatriyan Banu Tamil
1991 Bhabhi Sita / Kamini Hindi
1991 Pudhu Manithan Sugandhi Tamil
1991 Gopura Vasalile Kalyani Tamil
1991 Shri Edu Kondala Swamy Goddess Padmavati Devi Telugu
1991 Pondatti Sonna Kettukanum Indira Tamil
1991 Azhagan Priya Ranjan Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
1991 People's Encounter Telugu
1991 Bramma Pavitra Tamil
1991 Thalapathi Padma Tamil
1991 Thaipoosam Sivagami Tamil
1991 Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu Telugu
1992 Magudam Bhavani Tamil
1992 Bharathan Indhu Tamil
1992 Therku Theru Machan Parimala Tamil
1992 Sundara Kandam Deivanai Tamil
1992 Pangali Saidhai Tamizharasi Tamil
1992 Rajashilpi Durga Malayalam Debut Film in Malayalam
1992 Amaran Sivagaami Tamil
1992 Kaviya Thalaivan Priya / Saradha Tamil Dual Role
1992 Vaaname Ellai Herself Tamil Guest Appearance in a special song
1992 Neenga Nalla Irukkanum Anjalai Tamil
1993 Kattalai Vijaya Tamil
1993 Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda Amudha Tamil
1993 Bhagat Telugu
1993 Maharasan Selvi Tamil
1993 Mutrugai DSP Bhavani Tamil
1993 Rajadurai Tamil Guest Appearance in special song
1993 Kirayi Gunda Telugu
1993 Gokulam Gayathri / Mary Tamil
1993 Uzhavan Tamil
1994 Rasika Kannada Debut Film in Kannada
1994 Ish Gup Chup Ravali Telugu
1994 Bangaru Mogudu Amulya Telugu
1995 Highway Meera Malayalam
1995 Pedarayudu Lakshmi Telugu
1995 Chakravarthy Bhanu Tamil
1996 Azhakiya Ravanan Anuradha Malayalam
1996 Amma Durgamma Goddess Durga Telugu
1997 Mama Bagunnava Gowri Telugu
1997 Kulam Subhadra Malayalam
1997 Rishyasringan Poornima Malayalam
1997 Annamayya Goddess Padmavathi Telugu
1997 Thalaimurai Panchavarnam Tamil
1997 Aahaa..! Rajeswari (Raaji) Tamil
1997 Aahaa..! Geeta Telugu Guest Role
1999 Endrendrum Kadhal Pooja Tamil Comeback film after her marriage
1999 Anantha Poongathe Banu Tamil Guest Role
2000 Annai Kanagamahalakshmi Tamil
2000 14 February Necklace Road February 14 Necklace Road Telugu Guest Role
2000 Ayodhya Ramaiah Padmavathi Telugu
2000 Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Maya Varma Malayalam
2000 Devara Maga Annapoorna Kannada
2000 Jayam Manadera Bhuvaneswari Telugu
2000 Hindustan The Mother Telugu
2001 Sree Rajarajeswary Goddess Parasakthi Tamil
2001 Thaali Kaatha Kaaliamman Goddess Kaali Tamil
2002 Simhadriya Simha Lakshmi Kannada
2002 Naina Azhagu Nachiyar Tamil
2002 Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo Indu Telugu Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 Jai Veerapandi's wife / Jai's mother Tamil
2004 Manjupoloru Penkutti Arundathi Malayalam
2004 Jore Meenakshi Tamil
2004 Kadamba Yamini Kannada
2004 Shravanamasam Rajyam Telugu
2004 Chellamae Tamil Guest Appearance in a song "Kummi Adi"
2005 Orey Pandu Akhilandeswari Telugu
2005 Gowtam SSC Bhanu Telugu
2005 Hridayathi Sookshikkaan Sreenath's mother Malayalam
2005 Chhatrapati Rajya Lakshmi Telugu Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress
2006 Raathrimazha Malayalam
2007 Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan Ganga Tamil
2007 Polladhavan Thilaka Tamil
2008 Mahayagnam Telugu
2008 Theekuchi Sakthi Tamil
2008 Pellaindi Kaani Rajeshwari Telugu
2009 Mesthru Kannada
2010 My Name is Amruta Telugu
2012 3 Ram's mother Tamil
2012 Dammu Vasundhara Telugu
2013 Chatrapathi Kannada
2014 Avathaaram Akkamma Telugu
2017 Shivalinga Sarala Tamil
2017 Magalir Mattum Rani Amirthakumari Tamil
2018 Mahanati Durgamamba Telugu
2018 Kadaikutty Singam Panchamadevi Tamil
2021 Ayalaan TBA Tamil
2021 Natyam Telugu

Dubbing artist[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language Channel
1991 Penn Tamil
1997-1998 Sakthi Tamil Sun TV
2000-2001 Vaazhkkai Tamil Sun TV
2001-2002 Gopi AVM Tamil Sun TV
2005-2006 Porandha Veeda Pugundha Veeda Raji Tamil Sun TV
2012-2013 Aaha Raji Tamil Vijay TV
2017–2018 Nathicharami Yamuna Telugu Gemini TV

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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