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Brahmanandam Kanneganti (born 1 February 1956) is an Indian film actor and comedian, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most screen credits for a living actor.[1] He was honoured with the Padma Shri, for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2009.[2] Brahmanandam is regarded as one of the finest comic actors of India, noted particularly for his comic expressions.[3][4] He has acted in more than 1,000 films till date[5][6] and has been one of the highest paid comedy actors in Indian Cinema. Brahmanandam has garnered five state Nandi Awards, one Filmfare Award South, six CineMAA Awards, and three South Indian International Movie Awards for best comedy.[7][8].

Brahmi
Born Kanneganti Brahmanandam
(1956-02-01) 1 February 1956 (age 62)
Chaganti Vari Palem Sattenapalli, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor,comedian
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Lakshmi Kanneganti
Children 2 (Raja Goutam Kanneganti, Sid Kanneganti)
Parent(s) Kanneganti Nagalingachari
Kanneganti Lakshmi Narsamma
Awards Padma Shri (2009), Guinness World Record for the most screen credits for a living actor

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Personal lifeEdit

Brahmanandam was born in Sattenapalli, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. Prior to films, he was a Telugu lecturer in Attili, a town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.[9][10][11]

Bramhanandam married Lakshmi and has two sons Raja Gautam and Siddarth with her. He recently became a grandfather (in 2017) with the birth of Raja Gautam's son.[12]

Awards and honoursEdit

Civilian honors
  • In January 2009, the government of India bestowed the title of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, on Brahmanandam for his contributions to art.[13]

Guinness Book

Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards
CineMAA Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards
  • Siima Award for Best Comedian - Dookudu, Baadshah & Race Gurram
Other
  • Hyderabad Times Film Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role - Dookudu (2011)[15]

Selected filmographyEdit

Brahmanandam acted in more than 1,000 films.[16] Below are his selected filmography.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Most screen credits for a living actor more than 950". guinnessworldrecords.com. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Front Page : List of Padma awardees 2009". Chennai, India: hindu.com. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  3. ^ Narasimham, M.L. (22 August 2011). "It's a mad mad comedy". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  4. ^ "Brahmanandam felicitated". The Times of India. 18 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Brahmanandam breaks 1000 film record - The Times of India Dated 29 January 2015 Retrieved 10 February 2015
  6. ^ "Brahmanandam". IMDb. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Brain teasers with Brahmanandam". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Actor Brahmanandam gets paid Rs.3Lakhs as his daily payment..." www.jointscene.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  9. ^ "HC asks Mohan Babu to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  10. ^ "Andhra Pradesh high court asks Telugu actors Mohan Babu, Bramanandam to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  11. ^ "SC orders Mohan Babu to file an affidavit - The Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Brahmanandam is now a grandfather". deccanchronicle.com/. 2017-04-15. Retrieved 2017-11-10. 
  13. ^ "Padmasri for Bramanandam". IndiaGlitz. 
  14. ^ "Manikchand Filmfare Awards: Sizzling at 50". BSNL. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 24 June 2012. 
  16. ^ Brahmanandam breaks 1000 film record - The Times of India Dated 29 January 2015 Retrieved 10 February 2015
  17. ^ "MLA Telugu Movie Review {3/5}: Entertaining, 'time-pass' kind of a film to watch along with your family". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 

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