Vennela Kishore

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Vennela Kishore
Vennela Kishore.jpg
Vennela Kishore, shooting in València.
Born (1980-09-19) 19 September 1980 (age 38)
Kamareddy, Telangana, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Alma mater
Occupation Actor, Director, Comedian
Years active 2005 - Present

Bokkala Kishore Kumar (born September 19, 1980), known professionally as Vennela Kishore, is a Tollywood actor.[1] He was given the moniker "Vennela" after his first feature film Vennela. He was awarded the Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian for his performance in Inkosaari .[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Kishore was born in Kamareddy, Nizamabad, Telangana, India. He attended Jeevadan Convent High School. Before his acting debut, he was working in the U.S. as a software quality engineer. In 2008, he changed career to fulfill his passion for films and moved to India to pursue a career in Telugu film industry.

Career[edit]

Kishore received appreciation for his role "Sastri" in the film Dookudu.[4] His other performances include Bindass, Pilla Zamindar, Daruvu, Seema Tapakai, Badshah, Doosukeltha, Pandaga Chesko, Srimanthudu, Bale Bale Magadivoy, Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada, and Ami Thumi. He also directed two Telugu films (Vennela 1½, and Jaffa).[5] After tasting failure with his directorial projects, he has returned to acting.[6]

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Vennela Khader Basha
2009 Indumathi
Samardhudu
Current Bose
2010 Bindaas Muddu Krishna
Chalaki
Inkosaari Bala Bokkala Nandi Award for Best Comedian
Prasthanam Goli
Sneha Geetham Box Office Bhushanam
Orange
Yemaindi Ee Vela Seenu's friend
Vareva
Thimmaraju
2011 Aha Naa Pellanta Love Guru
Seema Tapakai Peda Kishore
Dookudu Shastri
Madatha Kaja Kishore
Pilla Zamindar Sarkar
2012 Shiva Manasulo Shruti Shruti's brother
Mr. Nookayya Charger
Lovely Kittu
Daruvu Khaja
Julai
2013 Jabardasth
Chammak Challo
Baadshah Dasu
Shadow Nana Bhai's henchman
Greeku Veerudu Subrahmanyam
Athadu Aame O Scooter Govind Raju BA. Pass
Tadakha Ganesh
2014 Yevadu Charan's friend
Rudhramadevi
Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Gopal
Current Theega Raju's friend
Aagadu Prabhakar
Janda Pai Kapiraju
Ala Ela
Areyrey
Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki
2015 Gopala Gopala Rambabu
Temper Vennela Kishore - Flutist
Pandaga Chesko Konda
S/O Satyamurthy Viraj's brother
Kiraak
Superstar Kidnap Vennela Kishore
Srimanthudu Apparao
Bale Bale Magadivoy Lucky's friend IIFA Award for Best Comedian
Eluka Majaka Balu - Florist
2016 Dictator Kathyayani's brother
Kshanam Babu Khan
Savitri
Brahmotsavam Lakkavarapu "Lilly" Lingaraju
Janatha Garage Pyarelal Cameo appearance
Gentleman Darsanam
Manamantha Bhushan
Majnu Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Taxi Driver
Eedu Gold Ehe Railway TC
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Kishore
2017 Winner Padma
Keshava Ranga
Rarandoi Veduka Chudham Kishore
Ami Thumi Sri Chilipi
Duvvada Jagannadham Akella Vigneshwara Sharma
Anando Brahma Raju
Veedevadu
Yaar Ivan Tamil film
Mahanubhavudu Kishore
Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Kishore
Balakrishnudu Kishore
Hello Bridegroom Guest appearance in song
Middle Class Abbayi Software consultant
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Bala Subramanyam
Chalo Revenge Param
Touch Chesi Chudu J. Balram
MLA Sri Chilipi [7]
Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India Kishore
Jamba Lakidi Pamba Lawyer
Saakshyam Viswa's friend
Goodachari Shyam
Chi La Sow Sujith
Geetha Govindam Bridegroom
Neevevaro Chokka Rao
Sailaja Reddy Alludu Chari
Devadas Dr.Kuchipudi
Amar Akbar Anthony Filming
Padi Padi Leche Manasu Filming
Savyasachi Filming

As a director[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Vennela 1½ Khader Basha
2013 Jaffa Nikki

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vennela Kishore". www.filmcentro.com. 12 November 2013. Archived from the original on 18 July 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Interview: Comedian 'Vennela Kishore' Interview with Kishore (Khadir of Vennela)". Idlebrain.com. 4 November 2008. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Interview with Kishore (Khadir of Vennela)". Greatandhra.com. 10 October 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Mahesh to recreate magic with Sastri & Venkat Rao". ultimatecine.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Vennela Kishore turns director!". chitramala.in. 30 June 2011. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Vennela Kishore to play a father". 16 September 2013. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  7. ^ "MLA movie review: Kajal Aggarwal-Kalyan Ram starrer is forgettable". indianexpress.com. 23 March 2018. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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