Tanikella Bharani

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Tanikella Bharani
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Born (1956-07-14) 14 July 1956 (age 57)
Palakollu,West Godavari(dt) Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor, writer and film director
Years active 1984 to present
Spouse(s) Durga Bhavani
Children Maha Teja, Soundarya Lahari
Parents Sethu Ramalingeswara Rao, Laxmi Narasamma.

Tanikella Bharani (born on 14 July 1956) is an Indian film actor, screen writer, dialogue writer, poet, theatre actor, magazine editor, playwright and director predominant in Telugu cinema. He has worked in more than 750 films (Including Tamil, Kannada and Hindi). He has garnered three Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards.[1]

Early life[edit]

Tanikella Bharani was born to a Telugu Brahmin family in Secunderabad to TVV Setu Ramalingeswar Rao and Laxminarasamma. He is a commerce graduate, B.Com and a PG Diploma in Theatre Arts. He attributes his poetic abilities and literary quest to his family and ancestry.

Bharani’s ancestry includes poets and literary figures of Telugu literature. Diwakarla Venkatavadhani and Viswanatha Satyanarayana were his grand uncles. Divakarla Tirupati Sastry one of the Telugu poet duo Tirupati Venkata Kavulu were his great-grand-uncles.[2]

Career[edit]

Bharani did stage plays in the mid 70s and during this time he made the acquaintance of Rallapalli, a Tollywood actor. With his help Bharani started writing small dialogues and stage scenes. Later, he took a diploma in Theatre arts. Following Rallapalli's advice he moved to Chennai.

He started his career as a dialogue writer for Kanchu Kavachum in 1984. and has written dialogues for various movies like Ladies Tailor (1985 film), Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Varasudochhadu (1988), Chettu Kinda Pleader (1989), Swara Kalpana (1989), and Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (2004). Bharani also penned and sung the lyrics of Gundammagaari Manavadu (Bhale Bhaleti Mandu).

He has acted in more than 500 movies starting with Ladies Tailor (1985) & Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987) in which he was seen as Dora Babu. In 1989 he appeared in the hit film Shiva by Ram Gopal Varma which starred Nagarjuna. With the release of the film Shiva, he received much recognition and his character Nanaji impressed the whole Telugu audience.

He also played the lead role in the Hindi comedy film Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal in 1999. His powerful antagonism in Samudram won him the Nandi award as the Best Villain. After 2000, he started playing more mature roles in movies like Manmadhudu (2002), Okariki Okaru (2003), Samba (2004), Malliswari, Godavari (2006), Happy (2006), and more.

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards
CineMAA Awards
Sangam Academy Awards
Awards for Short Films (as a Director)

Literary Works[edit]

Books
  1. Parikini[5]
  2. Nakshatra Darshanam[6]
  3. Maathralu[7]
  4. Endaro Mahanubavulu[8]
Plays (Drama)
  1. Jambu Dweepam
  2. Kokkorokko
  3. Chal Chal Gurram
  4. Gaardhabhaandam
  5. Gograhanam
Song compositions
  1. Neelona Sividu kaladu is a composition of 7 songs written by Sri Tanikella Bharani.
  2. Sabhash raa samkara! Is composition by Bharani about the Concept of Siva(శివ తత్వమ్).
  3. Naamanasu Kothi raa Raama !
Spiritual Books
  1. Aata gadaraa siva[9]
  2. Sabhashuraa Sankara[9] This is written in telangana dialect of Telugu.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2014 Kalavaram Adi Moolam Tamil
Patta Pagalu Psychiatrist Telugu
2013 Attharintiki Daaredhi Telugu
Ramayya Vastavayya Amulu's father Telugu
Thoofan Jayadev Telugu
Baadshah Pilli Gopi Kirshna Simha Telugu
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Kondal Rao Telugu
Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara Telugu
2012 Yugam Telugu
Yamudiki Mogudu Telugu
Midhunam Telugu Director
Tea Samosa Biscuit Telugu
Vesavi Selavullo Telugu
Kartika Masam Telugu
Dhoni Telugu
Gabbar Singh Telugu
Om Sairam Telugu
Rakshith Telugu
Keeravani Telugu
2011 Dookudu Telugu
Aakasame Haddu Telugu
Dushasana Telugu
Killer Telugu
180 Telugu
Mr.Rascal Telugu
Kudirithe Kappu Coffee Telugu
Play Telugu
Golconda High School Telugu
Emaindi Nalo Telugu
Vastadu Naa Raju Telugu
Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju Telugu
Dhada Telugu
Panjaa Guru Swami Telugu
Teen Maar Telugu
Rajendra Telugu
2010 Gudu Gudu Gunjam Telugu
Rakta Charitra Telugu
Rakta Charitra 2 Telugu
Gaayam 2 Telugu
Shambo Shiva Shambo Telugu
Jhummandi Naadam Telugu
Collector Gaari Bharya Telugu
Leader Telugu
Adurs Telugu
Ragada Telugu
Dhana Tamil
Kedi Telugu
Killer (2010 film) Telugu
Sadhyam Telugu
Bhairava Telugu
Kaleja Telugu
Aunty Uncle Nandagopal Telugu
2009 Nirnayam 2009 Telugu
Pista Telugu
Kurradu Telugu
Mitrudu Telugu
Romeo Telugu
Kalavaramaye Madilo Telugu
Current Telugu
Boni Telugu
Ek Niranjan Telugu
Rechipo Telugu
Sontha Vooru Telugu
Adugu Telugu
Souryam Malayalam
Oye Telugu
2008 Bheema Telugu
Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters Telugu
Kasipatnam Choodarababu Telugu
Ullasamga Utsahamga Telugu
Jalsa Telugu
Amma Cheppindi Telugu
Somberi Telugu
Ashta Chemma Telugu
2007 Raju Bhai Telugu
Anumanaspadam Telugu
Mee Shreyobhilashi Telugu
Bhookailas Telugu
Sri Mahalakshmi Telugu
Chirutha Telugu
Classmates Telugu
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Tamil
2006 Godavari Telugu
Annavaram Telugu
Something Special Telugu
Oka Vichitram Telugu
Pournami Telugu
Happy Telugu
Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw Telugu
Mayajalam Telugu
Kithakithalu Telugu
2005 Jagapathi Telugu
Dhana 51 Telugu
Nireekshana Telugu
Chakram Telugu
Manasu Maata Vinadhu Telugu
Allari Pidugu Telugu
Bhadra Tamil
Sada Mee Sevalo Telugu
Modati Cinema Telugu
Hungama Telugu
Political Rowdy Telugu
Dhairyam Telugu
Relax Telugu
Balu ABCDEFG Telugu
Subhas Chandra Bose Telugu
Allari Bullodu Telugu
Athadu Telugu
2004 Jai Telugu
Grahanam Telugu
Vidhyarti Telugu
Sye Telugu
Pallakilo Pelli Kuturu Telugu
Koduku Telugu
Dostha Telugu
Venky Telugu
Gambeeram Tamil
Gowri Telugu
Mr. And Mrs. Shailaja Krishnna Murthy Telugu
Intlo Srimati Veedhilo Kumari Telugu
Malliswari Telugu
Swamy Telugu
Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu Telugu
2003 Back Pocket Telugu
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Telugu
Gangotri Telugu
Oka Raju Oka Rani Telugu
Vasantham Telugu
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulua Pelli Telugu
Okariki Okaru Telugu
Missamma Telugu
Juniors Telugu
Satyam Telugu
Kabaddi Kabaddi Telugu
Donga Ramudu And Party Telugu
Dongodu Telugu
Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Ganu Telugu
2002 Yuvaratna Telugu
Mounamelanoi Telugu
Indra Telugu
Sreeram Telugu
Manmadhudu Telugu
Sontham Telugu
Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru Telugu
O Chinadhana Telugu
Allari Ramudu Telugu
Okato Number Kurradu Telugu
Aaduthu Paaduthu Telugu
Girl Friend Telugu
Takkari Donga Telugu
Allari Telugu
Nethone Vuntanu Telugu
Dhanalakshmi I Love You Telugu
Tappu Chesi Pappu Kudu Telugu
2001 Sri Manjunatha Telugu
Mrugaraaju Telugu
Ammo Bomma Telugu
Priyamaina Neeku Telugu
Jabili Telugu
Family Circus Telugu
Chiranjeevulu Telugu
Nuvvu Nenu Telugu
Narasimha Naidu Telugu
Manasantha Nuvve Telugu
2000 Chitram Telugu
Pelli Sambandam Telugu
1999 Yamajathakudu Telugu
Pilla Nachindhi Telugu
Raja Telugu
Samudram Telugu
1998 Chandralekha Telugu
1997 Pellichesukundam Telugu
Yegire Pavurama Telugu
1996 Vinodham Telugu
Maavichiguru Telugu
Pelli Sandadi Telugu
Deyyam Telugu
Mayabazar Telugu
1995 Big Boss Telugu
Gharana Bullodu Telugu
Ghatothkachudu Telugu Writer (Dialogues)
1994 Palnati Pourusham Telugu
Veetla Visheshanga Tamil
Money Money Telugu Writer (Dialogues)
Subha Lagnam Telugu
Yamaleela Telugu Writer (Dialogues)
1993 Gayam Telugu
Money Telugu
1992 Bala Rama Krishnulu Telugu
Mondi Modugu Penki Pellam Telugu
1991 Appula Appa Rao Telugu
1990 Chevilo Puvvu Telugu
1989 Siva Telugu Writer
Swarakalpana Telugu
1987 Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe Telugu
1985 Ladies Tailor Telugu

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