Venu Thottempudi

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Venu Thottempudi
Born Venu Thottempudi
(1976-06-04) 4 June 1976 (age 40)[1]
Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Other names Venu
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Anupama Choudary[2]

Venu Thottempudi (born 4 June 1976) is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema. He has acted in several successful Telugu movies as a lead actor.

Career[edit]

After finishing his engineering from Dharwad Engineering College, Venu started pursuing acting as his career. For his first acting job, he was cast as the main lead in a movie directed by P. Bharathiraja. After a brief period of shooting, the movie was stalled and later cancelled due to production problems. To promote Venu, his friend Venkata Shyamprasad formed S. P. Entertainments. Under this banner, in 1999 Venu started his career with the movie Swayamvaram, directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar. Co-starring Laya, the movie was very successful at the box-office and Venu won a Nandi Special Jury Award for the movie. Venu became well known for his dialogue delivery, timing, expressions and clear portrayal of emotions.[citation needed] In 2000, Venu won at the boxoffice once again with Chiru Navvuto. G. Ramprasad, who earlier worked with B. Gopal as an assistant director, was roped in as the director for this movie. This movie co-starring Shaheen Khan was produced once again by S. P. Entertainments. Chiru Navvuto became one of the milestones in Venu's career.

Having two good hits in the early stages of his career, Venu landed up with a bunch of offers. Later he appeared in a few unsuccessful films like Manasu Paddanu Kaani directed by Veeru and Veedekkadi Mogudandi? directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. He later bounced back with a couple of hits like Hanuman Junction directed by M. Raja and Pellam Oorelithe directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy.[3] In 2003, his movie Kalyana Ramudu, co-starring Prabhu Deva and Nikita Thukral, was directed by G. Ram Prasad. He also starred in Cheppave Chirugali,[4] directed by noted Tamil director, Vikraman. His next releases were Sadaa Mee Sevalo (2005) directed by Neelakanta,[5] Bahumati directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy[6] and Allare Allari directed by Muppalaneni Siva.[7]

In 2007, his movie Yamagola Malli Modalayindi co-starring Srikanth, Meera Jasmine and Reemma Sen was released. This movie was successful at the box-office. In 2008, he was seen in a small yet vital role in the movie Chintakayala Ravi starring Venkatesh. In 2009 he was seen in Gopi Gopika Godavari directed by Vamsy and co-starring Kamalinee Mukherjee.[8] In 2011, Venu was seen in Dileep Polan's Mayagadu opposite Charmy Kaur.[9] His next release was titled Ramachari and directed by Eshawar. He is paired with Kamalinee Mukherjee in this movie.[10] Venu was also seen in N. T. Rama Rao Jr.'s movie Dammu, directed by Boyapati Srinu.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role(s) Co-Stars Director Notes
1999 Swayamvaram Venu Laya K. Vijaya Bhaskar Nandi Special Jury Award
2000 Manasu Paddanu Kaani Venu Ramya Krishnan, Raasi K. Veeru
2000 Chiru Navvuto Venu Shaheen Khan G. Ram Prasad
2001 Veedekkadi Mogudandi? Venu Shruthi Raj, Geetu Mohandas E.V.V
2000 Durga Pratap Roja R. K. Selvamani
2000 Pottu Amman Pratap Roja K. Rajarathinam
2001 Hanuman Junction Sathru Arjun, Jagapati Babu, Laya, Sneha, Vijayalaksmi M. Raja
2002 Priyanesthama Surya Malavika R. Ganapathi
2002 Malli Malli Chudali Pavan Janani Pawans Sreedhar
2003 Kalyana Ramudu Kalyana Ramudu Prabhu Deva, Nikita Thukral G. Ram Prasad
2003 Pellam Oorelithe Subbu Rakshita, Sangeetha, Srikanth S. V. Krishna Reddy
2003 Pellamtho Panenti Madhu Laya, Kalyani S. V. Krishna Reddy
2004 Kushi Kushiga Sree Kumar Jagapati Babu, Ramya Krishnan, Nikitha, Sangeetha G. Ram Prasad
2004 Cheppave Chirugali Venu Ashima Bhalla, Abhirami Vikraman
2005 Sadaa Mee Sevalo Tilak Shriya Saran Neelakanta
2006 Illalu Priyuralu Venu Divya Unni Bhanu Shankar
2006 Sri Krishna 2006 Venkateshwarlu Gowri Munjal, Srikanth Vijayendra Prasad
2007 Bahumati Venkata Ramana Sangeetha S. V. Krishna Reddy
2007 Allare Allari Anand Allari Naresh, Parvati Melton Muppalaneni Shiva
2007 Yamagola Malli Modalayindi Jr. Chitragupta Srikanth, Meera Jasmine, Reemma Sen Srinivasa Reddy
2008 Deepavali Venu Aarthi Agarwal, Megha Nair Haribabu
2008 Chintakayala Ravi Ravi's Friend Venkatesh, Anushka Shetty Yogie
2009 Gopi Gopika Godavari Gopi Kamalinee Mukherjee Vamsy
2011 Mayagadu Leela Krishna Charmy Kaur Dileep Polan
2012 Dammu N.T.R brother in law NTR, Trisha Krishnan, Karthika Boyapati Srinu
2013 Ramachari Ramachari Kamalinee Mukherjee, Ali, Raghu Babu Eeshwar


References[edit]

  1. ^ "date of birth". Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.flyingelephant.co.uk/cornerhouse/anupamaprofile.html
  3. ^ "Pella Oorelithe". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kalyana ramudu". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sadaa Mee Sevalo". IMDB. 
  6. ^ "bahumati". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Allare Allari". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Gopi Gopika Godavari". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Mayagadu". IMDB. 
  10. ^ "Ramachari". SuperGood. 

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