M. S. Narayana

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M. S. Narayana (16 April 1951 – 23 January 2015) was an Indian actor and comedian who worked in Telugu cinema. Narayana was a highly respected and popular comedian in Telugu films.[1]

M. S. Narayana
Born(1951-04-16)16 April 1951
Nidamarru, Madras State, India (present-day Andhra Pradesh)
Died23 January 2015(2015-01-23) (aged 63)
  • Writer
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1992 – 2015
Spouse(s)Kala Prapoorna
AwardsFull list

He died on 23 January 2015 due to organ failure in Hyderabad.[2]


Actor and comedian M.S. Narayana, a veteran actor with over 750 films to his credit. His debut movie as an actor is Pedarayudu which was released in 1995. Narayana dabbled in theatre initially while working as a lecturer and entered the film industry as a writer before being introduced as an actor. The actor, who was known for his inimitable, witty style of acting was a master of comedy and one who could carry off the humour elements of a movie with elan. Among his latest films is 'Manam' (2014) in which three generations of the Akkineni family acted and the last in which thespian, late Akkineni Nageswara Rao acted. Other prominent films include 'Badshah' with NTR in 2013, 'Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu' with Pawan Kalyan and 'Julayi' with Allu Arjun in 2012 and Mahesh Babu's runaway success 'Dookudu' in 2011.[citation needed]

Mr Narayana won five Nandi awards presented by Andhra Pradesh Government as a Best male comedian. He acted in two Tamil films – Nootrenbadhu and Maharaja (both 2011). He made his debut as a director in the film Koduku starring his son Vikram. Another movie directed by him was Bhajantrilu. He penned dialogues for eight films.[citation needed]

Guinness recordEdit

Narayana became very popular for his comedian roles in Tollywood. During the promotion of Dileep Kumar and Priyal Gor starrer film Saheba Subramanyam, he claimed that he started his career in 1997, at the age of 46. Since then, he has acted in over 700 films in a short period of just 17 years. He expected a Guinness record, where the record holder Brahmanandam, acted in 700 films in 20 years, whereas he did it just in 17 years. His friends appealed to the Guinness Records Academy to recognise him.[3]


Below are the selected filmography of M. S. Narayana

Awards and nominationsEdit

Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South
CineMAA Awards
  • Best Actor (Jury) - Dookudu (2011)


  1. ^ "Telugu actor MS Narayana died". Times of India. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ Krishnamoorthy, Suresh. "Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana passes away". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 December 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ "M. S. Narayana claims to have broken Brahmanandam's Guinness Record".[permanent dead link]

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