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Sharwanand in 2016
Native name మైనేని శర్వానంద్
Born Sharwanand
(1985-03-06) 6 March 1985 (age 32)
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Sharwanand Myneni (born 6 March 1985), popularly known as Sharwanand, is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema and a few Tamil films.[1][2] 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.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Sharwanand was born in Vijayawada, India. He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Wesley's, Hyderabad. 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.

Sharwanand hails from a very close knit business family. He was a classmate of Ram Charan and Rana Daggubati.[5] His cousin Ram Pothineni is also an actor in the Telugu film industry. Sharwanand's brother is married to Ram Pothineni's sister.

Film career[edit]

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, Andari Banduvaya and Prasthanam 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 Namadhe directed by Vinayan. His third film was Engeyum Eppodhum. In 2012,under his banner Sarvaa Arts, he became a Producer with his film, Ko Ante Koti.

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 '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 is Express raja which added one more hit to his credit

Cheran's bilingual (Telugu/Tamil) directorial venture "Rajadhiraja" with Nithya Menen done below average at box office.

His movie "Shatamanam 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 "Gauthami Putra Satakarni". Shatamanam bhavati Produced by Dil Raju, directed by Satish Vegesna. Anupama Parameshwan played female lead.

Sharwanand released his 25th film titled Radha, which was made by the noted producer BVSN Prasad in his production SVCC cinema but turned out to be an average movie. He starred in Mahanubhavudu which released on 29th September, 2017 directed by Maruthi and gained critical and commercial success.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Language Notes
2004 Idava Tareekhu Telugu
Yuvasena Aravind Telugu
4 the People Aravind Malayalam
Gowri Telugu
Shankar Dada M.B.B.S Vijay Telugu
2005 Sankranthi Vamsi Telugu
Vennela Ritesh Telugu
2006 Lakshmi Lakshmi Narayana's brother Telugu
Amma Cheppindi Bose Telugu
Veedhi Suryam Telugu
2007 Classmates Murali Telugu Remake of Classmates
2008 Gamyam Abhiram / Abhi Telugu
2009 Kadhalna Summa Illai Abhiram Tamil Remake of Gamyam
Naalai Namadhe Villain Tamil
Raju Maharaju Kalyan Telugu
2010 Andari Banduvaya Nandu Telugu
Prasthanam Mitra Telugu
2011 Engeyum Eppodhum Gautham Tamil SIIMA Awards - Best Debut Tamil
Dubbed to Telugu as Journey
2012 Nuvva Nena Anand Telugu
Ko Antey Koti Vamsi Telugu Also producer
2013 Satya 2 Satya Telugu
2014 India Today Villain Malayalam Bilingual film, Nalai Namadhe in Tamil
Run Raja Run Raja Telugu Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu
2015 Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju Raja Ram Telugu
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Jayakumar / JK Tamil Bilingual film
2015 Rajadhi Raja Telugu
Express Raja Raja Telugu
2017 Shatamanam Bhavati Raju Telugu
Radha Krishna Telugu
Mahanubhavudu Anand Telugu
2018 Untitled Hanu Raghavapudi film Telugu Pre production
2018 Untitled Sudheer Varma film Telugu Pre production


  1. ^ "Accidental success". The Hindu. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Satya 2 Review
  3. ^ "Award for Engeyum Eppodhum director". Behindwoods. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Engeyum Eppothum movie gets honored". 8 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Sharwanand interview - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film hero". Retrieved 3 August 2015.