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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 to date[5][6] and has been one of the most highly 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]

Brahmanandam
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Born
Kanneganti Brahmanandam

(1956-02-01) 1 February 1956 (age 63)
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, comedian,director
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Lakshmi Kanneganti
Children2 (Raja Goutam Kanneganti, Sid Kanneganti)
Parent(s)Kanneganti Nagalingachari
Kanneganti Lakshmi Narsamma
AwardsPadma 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 became a grandfather in 2017 with the birth of Raja Gautam's son.[12]

On 14th January 2019, Brahmanandam underwent a successful heart bypass surgery at Asian Heart Institute (AHI) in Mumbai. [13]

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.[14]

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)[16]

Selected filmographyEdit

Brahmanandam acted in more than 1,000 films.[5] Below are his selected filmography.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Most screen credits for a living actor more than 950". guinnessworldrecords.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Front Page : List of Padma awardees 2009". Chennai, India: hindu.com. 26 January 2009. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  3. ^ Narasimham, M.L. (22 August 2011). "It's a mad mad comedy". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Brahmanandam felicitated". The Times of India. 18 May 2011.
  5. ^ a b Brahmanandam breaks 1000 film record Archived 2 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine - The Times of India Dated 29 January 2015 Retrieved 10 February 2015
  6. ^ "Brahmanandam". IMDb. Archived from the original on 6 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Brain teasers with Brahmanandam". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 July 2009. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  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. Archived from the original on 27 December 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Andhra Pradesh high court asks Telugu actors Mohan Babu, Bramanandam to return Padma Shri - The Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  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/. 15 April 2017. Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Iconic Telugu comedian Brahmanandam undergoes bypass surgery in Mumbai; stable now - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Padmasri for Bramanandam". IndiaGlitz.
  15. ^ "Manikchand Filmfare Awards: Sizzling at 50". BSNL. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  16. ^ "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 24 June 2012.
  17. ^ "MLA Telugu Movie Review {3/5}: Entertaining, 'time-pass' kind of a film to watch along with your family". indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 25 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Achari America Yatra Film". ZEE5.

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