Sharwanand in 2016
6 March 1984
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
Sharwanand Myneni (born 6 March 1984), popularly known as Sharwanand, is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema and a few Tamil films. In 2012, he received the Best Male Debut award for his work in the blockbuster Engeyum Eppodhum at the 1st South Indian International Movie Awards.
Sharwanand was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Wesley degree college(secunderabad) During his college days, he was selected as "The Hindu's Best New Face". Sharwanand is also a trained dancer and very passionate about movies. At the age of 17, he attended Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai.He is close relative of chairman of VR Siddhartha Engineering College, a Private college in Vijayawada.
Sharwanand hails from a very close knit business family. He was a classmate of Ram Charan and Rana Daggubati. His cousin Ram Pothineni is also an actor in the Telugu film industry. Sharwanand's brother is married to Ram Pothineni's sister.
Sharwanand first came to media attention in a Thumbs Up advertisement with Chiranjeevi. He started his career appearing in supporting roles in most of the films. He made his acting debut in Telugu with 5va Tareeku in 2003. Later, he shared screen space with popular stars like Chiranjeevi in Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. and with Venkatesh in Sankranthi and Lakshmi.
He rose to stardom with Vennela and Amma Cheppindi. Films like Gamyam and Andari Banduvaya were labeled as underrated hit films but Prasthanam was a cult classic. These films won him accolades. He then forayed into Kollywood with Kadhalna Summa Illai, a remake of Gamyam but it did not perform well at box office. His second Tamil film was Naalai Namad he directed by Vinayan. His third film was Engeyum Eppodhum. In 2012, he made his debut as a producer with his film, Ko Ante Koti, which was produced under Sarvaa Arts.
He got his commercial breakthrough with the film, Run Raja Run which was one of the blockbusters of the year 2014. This film, produced by UV Creations, was the second venture after their first blockbuster film, Mirchi. Sharwanand's portrayal of the lead, Raja, won him accolades. His new look in the film with bright and colourful outfits is an added boost for his character's portrayal. His next film was Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju with Nithya Menen directed by Kranthi Madhav received positive applause from critics and ran as a decent movie. His next film was Express Raja which was a hit at the box office.
His movie Sathamanam Bhavati collected almost 20 crores (best of his career) which released on Jan 14th 2017 competing with Chiranjeevi's comeback movie Khaidi No. 150 and Balakrishna's prestigious 100th movie Gautamiputra Satakarni .Shatamanam Bhavati was produced by Dil Raju and directed by Satish Vegesna. Anupama Parameswaran played female lead.
Sharwanand released his 25th film titled Radha, which was produced by the noted producer B. V. S. N. Prasad under his production banner SVCC cinema but turned out to be an average movie. He starred in Mahanubhavudu which released on 29 September 2017 directed by Maruthi and gained critical and commercial success. Sharwanand's next movie is in post-production and is titled Padi Padi Leche Manasu. It is directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. It was released during the Christmas holidays.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|4||Shankar Dada M.B.B.S||Vijay|
|7||2006||Lakshmi||Lakshmi Narayana's brother|
|11||2008||Gamyam||Abhiyram / Abhi|
|12||2009||Kadhalna Summa Illai||Abhiram||Tamil Film, remake of Gamyam|
|13||Naalai Namadhe||Villain||Tamil Film|
|17||2011||Engeyum Eppodhum||Gautham||SIIMA Awards - Best Debut Tamil|
Tamil film, dubbed into Telugu as Journey
|19||Ko Antey Koti||Vamsi||Also producer|
|21||2014||India Today||Villain||Bilingual film, Nalai Namadhe in Tamil|
|22||Run Raja Run||Raja Harishchandra Prasad||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu|
|23||2015||Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju||Raja Ram|
|24||JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai||Jayakumar / JK||Tamil-Telugu Bilingual film|
|29||2018||Padi Padi Leche Manasu||Surya|
|30||Untitled Sudheer Varma film||Filming|
|31||2019||96 Remake||C.Prem Kumar||Pre-production|
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