Tanikella Bharani

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Tanikella Bharani
తనికెళ్ళ భరణి
TANIKELLA BHARANI.jpg
Born (1954-07-14) 14 July 1954 (age 64)
Secunderabad, Hyderabad State, India
(now in Hyderabad district, Telangana, India)
Occupation Actor, writer and film director
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Tanikella Durga Bhavani
Children Tanikella Maha Teja (son)
Tanikella Soundarya Lahari (daughter)
Parent(s) Tanikella Sethu Ramalingeswara Rao (father)
Tanikella Laxmi Narsamma (mother)

Tanikella Bharani (Telugu: తనికెళ్ళ భరణి; born 14 July 1954) is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, dialogue writer, poet, theatre actor, 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’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 was his great-grand-uncle.[2] Tanikella is his family name, Bharani is his given name..

He is fluent in Telugu (his mother tongue), Tamil, Hindi and is conversational in English. Tanikella's son-in-law's name is Mangalampalli Sai Karthik.

Tanikella Bharani is a staunch, religious Shaiva Hindu who is known for singing devotional songs in praise of Sri Shiva and Devi Parvati, and propagates to his fellow Hindus to not just read the Bhagavad Gita but to follow what it teaches. He is also a strong supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and has endorsed current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's previous bid for office.

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, Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Varasudochhadu (1988), Chettu Kinda Pleader (1989), Swara Kalpana (1989), Shiva (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 750 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), and Happy (2006).

Tanikella Bharani directed Telugu Drama film Mithunam is a 2012 featuring S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Lakshmi.[3][4] Tanikella Bhranai received CineMAA Award Special Jury Award for Best Direction for this film.[5]

Tanikella Bharini wrote seven Telugu devotional songs song for the album "Nee Lona Shivudu Galudu, Na Lona Shivudu Galadu," literally translating as "The Lord Shiva in you and the Lord Shiva in me can rule the world."[6] He also sang the title song for Nalona sivudu galadu and Shahabash Raa Shankara which were written by him.

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards
Literary Awards
  • Sri Pada Subhramanya Sastry Literary Award – Polamuru
  • Bhanumathi Award – Hyderabad
  • Sri Vanamamalai Varadacharyulu Literary Award – Adilabad
  • Fellowship Jawahar Bharathi – Kavali
  • Allu Ramalingayyiah National Award – Hyderabad
  • Akkineni Swarna Kankanam – Hyderabad
  • Nagabhairava Koteswara Rao literary Award – Nellore
CineMAA Awards
Sangam Academy Awards
Dramas as a Writer
Naalugo Kothi (play)
Playlets (Telugu)
  • Gaardhabhanda
  • Gograhanam
  • Kokkoroko
  • Chalchal Gurram
  • Jambudweepam
  • Grahanam Pattina Ratri
  • Sani Grahalu
  • Goyyi
  • Panjaram Lo Elaka
  • Hulakki
Awards for Short Films (as a Director)

Literary works[edit]

Books
  1. Parikini[9]
  2. Nakshatra Darshanam[10]
  3. Maathralu[11]
  4. Endaro Mahanubavulu[12]
Plays (Drama)
  1. Jambu Dweepam
  2. Kokkorokko
  3. Chal Chal Gurram
  4. Gaardhabhaandam
  5. Gograhanam
Song compositions
  1. "Naalona Sividu Kaladu" is a composition of 7 songs written by Sri Tanikella Bharani.
  2. "Sabhash raa sankara!" Is composition by Bharani about the Concept of Siva(శివ తత్వమ్).
  3. "Naamanasu Kothi raa Raama!"
Spiritual Books
  1. Aata Gadaraa Siva[13]
  2. Sabhashuraa Sankara[13]

Filmography[edit]

Actor
Year Film Role Language Notes
2018 Vijetha Srinivasa Rao's friend Telugu
Pantham Tilak Telugu
Sammohanam Shyam Prasad Telugu
Jamba Lakidi Pamba Varun's father Telugu
Naa... Nuvve Meera's father Telugu
Mahanati Journalist Telugu
Nela Ticket Chief Minister Telugu
Gayatri Telugu
Agnyaathavaasi Appaji Telugu
2017 Samanthakamani A.K. Ganapathi Sastry Telugu
Ninnu Kori Murthy Telugu
Duvvada Jagannadham Duvvada Subramaniam Sastry Telugu
Ami Thumi Janardhan Telugu
Radha Radha Krishna's father Telugu
Guru Murali Telugu
Om Namo Venkatesaya Des Raj Baljot, Rama's father Telugu
Luckunnodu Padma's Father Telugu
Sathamanam Bhavati Chalaram Telugu Cameo appearance
Gautamiputra Satakarni Deva Dattudu Telugu
2016 Oopiri / Thozha Kaalidasu Telugu / Tamil
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Amala's Father Telugu
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Gabbar Singh's Gaurdian Telugu
Ism Sathya's father Telugu
Gentleman Mohan, Jayaram's uncle Telugu
Naruda Donoruda Dr. Anjeneyulu Telugu
Brahmotsavam Sathyaraj's friend Telugu
Jyo Achyutananda Jyo's father Telugu
Srirastu Subhamastu Anu's would-be father-in-law Telugu
Nenu Maa College Telugu
2015 Size Zero / Inji Iduppazhagi Doctor Telugu / Tamil
Baahubali: The Beginning Swami Telugu / Tamil
Temper Venkat Rao Telugu
Surya vs Surya Ersam Telugu
Kick 2 Venkatratnam Telugu
Bandipotu Makrandam Telugu
Mantra 2 Telugu
Janda Pai Kapiraju Telugu
Ori Devidoy Telugu
Areyrey Telugu
Rey Telugu
2014 Karthikeya Valli's father Telugu
Current Theega Chandraiah Telugu
Rowdy Vedantham Murthy Telugu
Kalavaram Adi Moolam Tamil
Game Raghuvendra Bengali
Race Gurram Lucky's father Telugu
Aagadu Tammanna Father Telugu
Alludu Seenu Narasimha's friend Telugu
Ra Ra... Krishnayya Manikyam Mogiliyar, father of Nandu Telugu
2013 Ramayya Vasthavayya Amulu's father Telugu
Rangbaaz GK Krishna Bengali
Thoofan Jayadev Telugu
Baadshah Pilli Gopi Kirshna Simha Telugu
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Kondal Rao Telugu
Julayi Narayana Moorti Telugu
Jagadguru Adi Shankara Agni Deva Telugu
2012 Yugam Telugu
Yamudiki Mogudu Royyala Ramanaidu Telugu
Mithunam Telugu Director
Tea Samosa Biscuit Telugu
Vesavi Selavullo Telugu
Kartika Masam Telugu
Dhoni Karthik's school principal Telugu/Tamil
Gabbar Singh Siddhappa Naidu's uncle Telugu
Om Sairam Telugu
Rakshith Telugu
Keeravani Telugu
2011 Dookudu Ajay's uncle Telugu
Aakasame Haddu Telugu
Dushasana Telugu
Killer Telugu
180 Narayanan Telugu/Tamil
Mr.Rascal Telugu
Kudirithe Kappu Coffee Mohan Telugu
Play Telugu
Golconda High School Principal Viswanath Telugu
Emaindi Nalo Telugu
Vastadu Naa Raju Telugu
Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju Y. Venkat Telugu
Dhada Preethi's father Telugu
Panjaa Guruvayya Telugu
Teen Maar Michael's father Telugu
Rajendra Telugu
2010 Gudu Gudu Gunjam Telugu
Rakta Charitra Telugu
Rakta Charitra 2 Telugu
Gaayam 2 Lawyer Saab Telugu
Shambo Shiva Shambo Telugu
Jhummandi Naadam Telugu
Collector Gaari Bharya Telugu
Leader Telugu
Adhurs Chari's father Telugu
Ragada Devudu Telugu
Kedi Rummy's father Telugu
Killer Telugu
Sadhyam Telugu
Bhairava IPS Telugu
Khaleja Subhashini's father Telugu
Aunty Uncle Nandagopal Telugu
2009 Nirnayam 2009 Telugu
Pista Telugu
Kurradu Telugu
Mitrudu Telugu
Kalavaramaye Madilo Telugu
Current Sushanth's father Telugu
Boni Giri Telugu
Ek Niranjan Telugu
Rechipo Telugu
Sontha Vooru Devudu Telugu
Adugu Telugu
Souryam Karim Telugu
Oye Telugu teacher Telugu
2008 Bheema Tamil
Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters Bommana Brothers' father Telugu
Kasipatnam Choodarababu Telugu
Ullasamga Utsahamga Telugu
Jalsa Bulli Reddy Telugu
Amma Cheppindi Telugu
Somberi Telugu
Ashta Chemma Sarva Sarma Telugu
2007 Raju Bhai Telugu
Anumanaspadam Telugu
Mee Sreyobhilashi Telugu
Bhookailas Telugu
Sri Mahalakshmi Telugu
Chirutha Charan's uncle Telugu
Classmates Telugu
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Guru's father Tamil
2006 Godavari Captain Chintamani Telugu
Annavaram Telugu
Game Lawyer Telugu
Something Special Telugu
Oka V Chitram Telugu
Pournami Telugu
Happy Telugu
Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw Telugu
Maayajaalam Telugu
Kithakithalu Telugu
Indian Beauty Telugu
2005 Jagapathi Telugu
Dhana 51 Telugu
Nireekshana Telugu
Chakram Father Of Asin Telugu
Manasu Maata Vinadhu Telugu
Allari Pidugu Telugu
Bhadra Telugu
Sada Mee Sevalo Telugu
Modati Cinema Telugu
Hungama Telugu
Political Rowdy Telugu
Dhairyam Bonala Bikshapati Telugu
Relax Telugu
Balu ABCDEFG Beggar Telugu
Subhas Chandra Bose Telugu
Allari Bullodu Telugu
Athadu Naidu Telugu
2004 Jai Telugu
Grahanam Narayana Swamy Telugu
Vidhyarti Telugu
Sye Prudhvi's father Telugu
Pallakilo Pelli Kuturu Telugu
Koduku Telugu
Dosth Telugu
Venky Venky's father Telugu
Ghilli Muthupandi's father Tamil
Gambeeram Tamil
Gowri Telugu
Mr. And Mrs. Shailaja Krishnna Murthy Telugu
Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari Telugu
Malliswari Murthy Telugu
Swamy Telugu
Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu Sarvarayudu Telugu
2003 Back Pocket Telugu
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Preethi's father Telugu
Gangotri Telugu
Oka Raju Oka Rani Preethi's father Telugu
Vasantham Telugu
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulua Pelli Telugu
Okariki Okaru Telugu
Missamma Nanda Gooal's neighbour Telugu
Juniors Telugu
Satyam Chakradhar Telugu
Kabaddi Kabaddi Veerabhadraiah Telugu
Donga Ramudu And Party Telugu
Dongodu Naidu Telugu
Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Ganu Telugu
2002 Yuvaratna Telugu
Mounamelanoyi Telugu
Indra Telugu
Sreeram Telugu
Manmadhudu Prasad Telugu
Sontham Vamsy's father Telugu
Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru Telugu
O Chinadhana Telugu
Allari Ramudu Telugu
Okato Number Kurradu Telugu
Aaduthu Paaduthu Telugu
Girl Friend Telugu
Takkari Donga Doobey Telugu
Allari Telugu
Nethone Vuntanu Telugu
Dhanalakshmi I Love You Telugu
Tappu Chesi Pappu Kudu Telugu
2001 Sri Manjunatha Bhrungi Telugu
Love Ke Liye Kucch Bhi Karega Hindi
Mrugaraju Telugu
Ammo Bomma Janardhan Seth Telugu
Priyamaina Neeku Ganesh's father Telugu
Jabili Telugu
Family Circus Telugu
Chiranjeevulu Telugu
Nuvvu Nenu Telugu
Narasimha Naidu Papanashanam Telugu
Manasantha Nuvve Anu's father Telugu
2000 Chitram Telugu
Pelli Sambandham Telugu
1999 Yamajathakudu M.P. Narasimhan Telugu
Ammo! Okato Tareekhu Gireesham Telugu
Thammudu Drunkard Telugu
Pilla Nachindhi Telugu
Raja Telugu
Samudram Chepala Krishna Telugu
1998 Paradesi Rayudu Telugu
Chandralekha Sitarama Rao's brother-in-law Telugu
1997 Pellichesukundam Telugu
Egire Pavurama Telugu
1996 Vinodam Chintamani Telugu
Maavichiguru Lawyer Satyanandam Telugu
Pelli Sandadi Vijay's brother-in-law Telugu
Deyyam Psychologist Telugu
Mayabazzar Telugu
Veetla Visheshanga Telugu
1995 Big Boss S.I. Yadagiri Telugu

[1995] [Sisindri]

Gharana Bullodu Telugu
Ghatothkachudu Thota Ramudu Telugu Writer (Dialogues)
1994 Palnati Pourusham Veerayya Telugu
Veetla Visheshanga Tamil
Money Money Manikyam & Lawyer Saab Telugu Writer (Dialogues)
Subhalagnam Doctor Telugu
Yamaleela Thota Ramudu Telugu Writer (Dialogues)
1993 Gaayam Lawyer Saab Telugu
Money Manikyam Telugu
1992 Bala Rama Krishnulu Telugu
Mondi Modugu Penki Pellam Telugu
1991 Appula Appa Rao Chilipi Donga Telugu
1991 Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu Govinda Rao Telugu
1990 Chevilo Puvvu Paramatma Telugu
1990 Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari Dasu Telugu
1989 Siva Nanaji Telugu Writer
Swarakalpana Telugu
Chettu Kinda Pleader Pata Samanlu Buyer Telugu
1987 Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe Telugu
1985 Ladies Tailor Telugu
Writer
Year Film Role Language Director name
1985 Kanchu Kavacham Writer and Actor Telugu Rajsekhar Reddy
Patnam Pilla Palleturi Chinnodu Writer and Actor Telugu Mouli
Aalapana Writer Telugu
Pralayam Writer Telugu
1986 Chalo Delhi Writer Telugu
1987 Sankeertana Writer and Actor Telugu Geeta Krishna
1988 Varasudochadu Writer and Actor Telugu
1989 Siva Writer and Actor Telugu Ramgopal Varma
1990 Chevilo Puvvu Writer and Actor Telugu E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Bharya BharthalaBagotham Writer Telugu
1985 Ladies Tailor Writer Telugu
1986 Kanaka Mahalakshmi Dance Troupe Writer and Actor Telugu
Lawyer Suhasini Writer and Actor Telugu
1995 Lingababu Love Story Writer and Actor Telugu
1990 Chettu Kinda Pleader Writer and Actor Telugu
Konaseema Kurradu Writer and Actor Telugu Pinisetti Ravi Raja
1988 Maharshi Writer Telugu Vamsi
Vennello Aadapilla Writer Telugu
Saradhamba Writer and Actor Telugu Kranti Kumar
Chinnari Sneham Writer and Actor Telugu Mutyala Subbah
Swara Kalpana Writer and Actor Telugu Vamsi
Vinta Dongalu Writer Telugu Kodi Ramakrishna
Chakra Vyuham Writer and Actor Telugu Balu Mahender
Maha Yajnam Writer and Actor Telugu Vijayan
1991 Jaitra Yatra Writer and Actor Telugu Uppalapati Narayanarao
Madya Taragati Mahabharatam Writer and Actor Telugu
Namaste Anna Writer and Actor Telugu Rangarao
One By Two Writer Telugu Siva Nageswararao
1991 Pekata Paparao Writer and Actor Telugu Y. Nageswararao
1993 Aadarsham Writer and Actor Telugu Mouli
Vuurmila Writer Telugu Bharadwaja
Ankuram Writer Telugu Umamaheswararao
Rudra Rupam Writer Telugu
Siripuram Chinnodu Writer Telugu
Balarama Krishnulu Writer and Actor Telugu Mohan
Atta Sommu Allude Daanam Writer and Actor Telugu Y. Nageswararao
Dhadi Writer and Actor Telugu Sagar
Rendilla Pujari Writer and Actor Telugu T. Prabhakar
Boy Friend Writer Telugu Bharat
Lucky Chance Writer Telugu Siva Nageswararao
Akkum Bukkum Writer Telugu
1998 Anaganaga Oka Ammayi Writer Telugu
1995 Kurralla Rajyam Writer and Actor Telugu Kadhambari Kiran
1990 Police Report Writer and Actor Telugu Hari Anumolu
1990 Nari Nari Naduma Murari Writer Telugu Kodhanda Ramireddy
1992 Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam Writer and Actor Telugu Y. Nageswararao
1995 Bhale Bullodu Writer and Actor Telugu Sagar
Once More Writer and Actor Telugu Siva Nageswararao
1999 Pattukondi Chuddam Writer and Actor Telugu Siva Nageswararao
2000 Hands Up Writer and Actor Telugu Siva Nageswararao
1998 O Panayipoindi Babu Writer and Actor Telugu Siva Nageswararao

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