Dharmavarapu Subramanyam

Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam (20 September 1954 – 7 December 2013)[1] was a popular Indian comic actor and film director in Telugu cinema.[2] He was established as one of the highly paid and top most leading comedians in Telugu film industry. Dharmavarapu had huge fan following among Telugu audience for his unique style and dialogue modulation. He hosted several popular television shows. Being close to Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Subrahmanyam was a member of the Indian National Congress and worked as chairman of Andhra Pradesh Cultural Association.

Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
Born(1954-09-20)20 September 1954
Died(2013-12-07)7 December 2013 (aged 59)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Years active1982–2013

Early lifeEdit

Subramanyam was born in a traditional Telugu speaking family at Komminenivaripalem, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, India[3]


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 becoming a sensational hit show in Telugu states changing the trend of Television media in entertainment.

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 various films with star heroes like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Rajinikanth, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Prabhas, Jr. NTR, Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, Ravi Teja. 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 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and has been active in the Congress party.

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


Subramanyam died on 7 December 2013 with cancer.


As an actorEdit

As directorEdit

  • Thokaleni pitta
  • Aanando Brahma


  1. ^ "ABN- Andhrajyothi - Interview with RK at 11:18 minutes - Dharmavarupu subrahmanyam himself said he is 58 years in 2012". youtube.com. 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. ^ "Venkatesh, Srikanth starrer Shadow muharat held". cinegoer. Archived from the original on 30 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.

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