Priyadarshi Pulikonda (born 25 August 1989), known popularly as Priyadarshi, is a Telugu actor and comedian. He rose to fame through his portrayal of Kaushik in the successful romantic-comedy 2016 entertainer Pelli Choopulu.
|Born||August 25, 1989|
|Residence||Chanda Nagar, Hyderabad|
|Alma mater||University of Hyderabad|
He has lived in Hyderabad since he was 2 years old. He lived in the Old City until he was 10, later moved to Gachibowli and now lives in Chandanagar. He did his Bachelor of Science in Statistics from MNR Degree & PG College and has a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication from the University of Hyderabad.
He said he was inspired to become an actor after watching Sagara Sangamam, calling it a "paradigm shift". He is a fan of actors Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi, and directors K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, and Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.
Priyadarshi played the role of a terrorist in the 2016 film Terror, which was met with critical acclaim. However, his rise was through the character of Kaushik in the successful 2016 romantic comedy Pelli Choopulu. The film was praised for story line, performances and clean humor. Priyadarshi was praised for pulling off the Telangana dialect with ease.
Besides working in several short films, he has also worked in Jai Lava Kusa, which also stars NTR Jr., Niveda Thomas and Raashi Khanna in the lead roles. He also appeared in the Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder, directed by AR Murugadoss.
|2017||The Ghazi Attack||Lt. Nilesh Mishra||Bilingual in Telugu and Hindi|
|Babu Baga Busy|
|Take Off||Indian in Iraq||Malayalam film|
|Jai Lava Kusa||Obulesh ‘Obs’|
|Spyder||Madhu||Bilingual in Telugu and Tamil|
|Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi||Sathish|
|Middle Class Abbayi||Darshi|
|Idi Maa Prema Katha|
|Egise Taara Juvvalu||Somaraju||Filming|
|Kanam||Sub Inspector Agni|
|Nela Ticket||Lawyer Yadagiri|
|W/O Ram||Police Officer Chary|
|Padi Padi Leche Manasu||Darshi|
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