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Brahmanandam in 2009
Born Brahmanandam Kanneganti.
(1956-02-01) 1 February 1956 (age 60)
Sattenapalli, Andhra State, India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Residence Hyderabad, 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 comedian known for his works predominantly in Telugu 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]and oscar], 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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