Brahmanandam

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Brahmanandam
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Birth name Brahmanandam Kanneganti.
Born (1956-02-01) 1 February 1956 (age 59)
Sattenapalli, Andhra State, India
Nationality Indian
Children 2

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.[1] He was honoured with the Padma Shri, for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2009.[2] Brahmanandam is considered one of the most versatile Indian comic actors, noted particularly for his comic expressions.[3][4][5][6] Brahmanandam was part of the television quiz show Brahmi 1 million Show on iNews.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Controversies[edit]

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.[11][12] 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.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Brahmanandam acted in more than 1000 films[14] as Loukyam being the 997th one.[15] Below are his selected filmography.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Most screen credits for a living actor more than 950". guinnessworldrecords.com. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Front Page : List of Padma awardees 2009". Chennai, India: hindu.com. 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. 
  6. ^ http://www.jointscene.com/news/Actor-Brahmanandam-gets-paid-Rs.3Lakhs-as-his-daily-payment.../3488
  7. ^ "Guinness record for Brahmanandam". The Times of India. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2008. 
  8. ^ "Manikchand Filmfare Awards: Sizzling at 50". BSNL. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  9. ^ "Padmasri for Brahmanandam". IndiaGlitz. 
  10. ^ "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 24 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "HC asks Mohan Babu to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  12. ^ "Andhra Pradesh high court asks Telugu actors Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  13. ^ "SC orders Mohan Babu to file an affidavit - The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  14. ^ Brahmanandam breaks 1000 film record - The Times of India Dated 29 January 2015 Retrieved 10 February 2015
  15. ^ Brahmanandam to set New Record - Gulte Dated 26 September 2014 Retrieved 20 December 2014

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