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Born Brahmanandam Kanneganti.
(1956-02-01) 1 February 1956 (age 60)
Sattenapalli, Andhra State, India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Hindu (Telugu)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Children 2
Awards Padma Shri 2009

Brahmanandam Kanneganti (born 1 February 1956) is an Indian film actor and the only south indian comedian, known for his works predominantly in Telugu and Tamil cinema. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most screen credits for a living actor.[1] He was honoured with the Padma Shri, for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2009.[2] Brahmanandam is regarded as one of the finest comic actors of India, noted particularly for his comic expressions.[3][4] Brahmanandam has garnered five state Nandi Awards, one Filmfare Award South, six CineMAA Awards, and three South Indian International Movie Awards for best comedy.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Brahmanandam was born in Chaganti Vari Palem village, Sattenapalli in Andhra Pradesh. Prior to films, he was a Telugu lecturer in Attili, a town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.[7][8][9]


Civilian Honors
  • In January 2009, the government of India bestowed the title of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, on Brahmanandam for his contributions to art.[10]
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards
CineMAA Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards

Selected filmography[edit]

Brahmanandam acted in more than 1600 films.[14] Below are his selected filmography.


  1. ^ "Most screen credits for a living actor more than 950". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Front Page : List of Padma awardees 2009". Chennai, India: 26 January 2009. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  3. ^ Narasimham, M.L. (22 August 2011). "It's a mad mad comedy". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  4. ^ "Brahmanandam felicitated". The Times of India. 18 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Brain teasers with Brahmanandam". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 July 2009. 
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  7. ^ "HC asks Mohan Babu to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  8. ^ "Andhra Pradesh high court asks Telugu actors Mohan Babu, Bramanandam to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  9. ^ "SC orders Mohan Babu to file an affidavit - The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  10. ^ "Padmasri for Bramanandam". IndiaGlitz. 
  11. ^ "Manikchand Filmfare Awards: Sizzling at 50". BSNL. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  12. ^ "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 24 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Guinness record for Brahmanandam". The Times of India. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2008. 
  14. ^ Brahmanandam breaks 1000 film record - The Times of India Dated 29 January 2015 Retrieved 10 February 2015

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