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Priyadarshi Pulikonda (born 25 August 1989), known popularly as Priyadarshi, is a Telugu actor and comedian.[1] He rose to fame through his portrayal of Kaushik in the successful romantic-comedy 2016 entertainer Pelli Choopulu.[2]

Priyadarshi Pulikonda
Born (1989-08-25) 25 August 1989 (age 29)
ResidenceChanda Nagar, Hyderabad
Alma materUniversity of Hyderabad


Early lifeEdit

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.[1]

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.[1]


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.[3]

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.


Year Film Role Notes
2016 Terror Terrorist
Pelli Choopulu[4] Kaushik
Bommalaramaram Ramanna
2017 The Ghazi Attack Lt. Nilesh Mishra Bilingual in Telugu and Hindi
Arjun Reddy Lawyer
Mister Doctor
Babu Baga Busy
Take Off Indian in Iraq Malayalam film
Yuddham Sharanam Alex
Jai Lava Kusa Obulesh ‘Obs’
Spyder Madhu / Vinay Bilingual in Telugu and Tamil
Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Sathish
Middle Class Abbayi Darshi
Idi Maa Prema Katha
2018 Rangula Ratnam
Egise Taara Juvvalu Somaraju Filming
Kanam Sub Inspector Agni
Tholi Prema Ravi
Manasuku Nachindi
Awe Nala
Nela Ticket Lawyer Yadagiri
W/O Ram Police Officer Chary
NOTA Wong Tamil film
Padi Padi Leche Manasu Darshi
2019 F2 Darshi
Mr. Majnu Chitti
Mallesham Mallesham Lead
1st Rank Raju Chintu Lead
Brochevarevarura Rocky


  1. ^ a b c Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (1 August 2016). "More than just a funny guy". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Priyadarshi Pullikonda Bio, Height, Age, Weight, Body Measurement, Wife". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  3. ^ "A Hyderabadi in first web thriller". 20 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet Priyadarshi Tollywood town's new funny man". The Hans India. Retrieved 22 February 2018.