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Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam (20 September 1960 – 7 December 2013)[1] was an Indian comic actor and film director in Telugu language films.[2] acting in over 870 movies[citation needed]. He also hosted several popular television shows.

Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
Born(1960-09-20)20 September 1960
Died(2013-12-07)7 December 2013 (aged 53)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Years active1989–2013


Early lifeEdit


Subramanyam originally worked as a government employee. He became popular through his comedy serial "Anando Brahma" which he both acted in and directed. It was aired on Doordarshan in the 1980s.

His first film appearance was in the Jandhyala-directed Jayammu Nischayammu Raa in 1989.[4] He was renowned for his comedy roles and flawless dialogue delivery.

Later, he went on to act in over 800 films He also directed a Telugu film, Thokaleni Pitta, starring Naresh in the lead produced by Kona Venkat

Dharmavarpu was a close knit to the then chief minister Late shri Y S Rajasekhar reddy and has been active in the congress party

He hosted a political satire program 'Ding Dong' on Sakshi TV from 2011.

He was also the chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Cultural Association


Subramanyam died on 7 December 2013. He had been suffering from a liver disorder[5] and cancer.


As an actorEdit

As directorEdit

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  1. ^ "ABN- Andhrajyothi - Interview with RK at 11:18 minutes - Dharmavarupu subrahmanyam himself said he is 52 years in 2012". Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Dharmavarapu Subramaniam". Chakpak. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Telugu actor Dharmavarapu Subramanyam dies of bone cancer at 53". Deccan Chronicle. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ Seshagiri, Sangeetha (22 December 2013). "Celebrity Deaths 2013: Remembering Srihari, AVS, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam and Other Telugu Film Personalities". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Telugu movie actor Dharmavarapu Subramanyam died". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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