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Sharwanand (born 6 March 1984), popularly known as Sharwanand, is an Indian film actor known for his works in Telugu cinema and a few Tamil films.[1][2] In 2012, Sharwanand received the Best Male Debut award for his work in the blockbuster Engeyum Eppodhum at the 1st South Indian International Movie Awards.[3][4]

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Sharwanand in 2016

(1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 35)
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
OccupationFilm actor, Dancer, Theatre, Social worker and Model
Years active2001-present


Early lifeEdit

Sharwanand was born in Hyderabad, Telangana. Sharwanand has completed his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Wesley Degree College(Secunderabad) During his college days, Sharwanand was selected as "The Hindu's Best New Face". Sharwanand is also a trained dancer and very passionate about movies. At the age of 17, Sharwanand attended Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai. Sharwanand is close relative of the chairman of VR Siddhartha Engineering College, a Private college in Vijayawada.

Sharwanand hails from a very close knit business family. Sharwanand was a classmate of Ram Charan and Rana Daggubati.[5] Sharwanand's cousin Ram Pothineni is also an actor in the Telugu film industry. Sharwanand's brother is married to Ram Pothineni's sister.

Film careerEdit

Sharwanand first came to media attention in a Thumbs Up advertisement with Chiranjeevi. Sharwanand started his career appearing in supporting roles in most of the films. Sharwanand made his acting debut in Telugu with 5va Tareeku in 2003. Later, Sharwanand shared screen space with popular stars like Chiranjeevi in Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. and with Venkatesh in Sankranthi and Lakshmi.

Sharwanand rose to stardom with Vennela and Amma Cheppindi. Films like Gamyam and Andari Banduvaya were labeled as underrated hit films but Prasthanam was a cult classic. These films won him accolades. Sharwanand then forayed into Kollywood with Kadhalna Summa Illai, a remake of Gamyam, but it did not perform well at box office. Sharwanand's second Tamil film was Naalai Namadhe (2009), directed by Vinayan. Sharwanand's third film was Engeyum Eppodhum (2011). In 2012, Sharwanand made his debut as a producer with his film, Ko Ante Koti, which was produced under Sarvaa Arts.[6]

Sharwanand got his commercial breakthrough with the film, Run Raja Run, which was one of the blockbusters of the year 2014. This film, produced by UV Creations, was the second venture after their first blockbuster film, Mirchi. Sharwanand's portrayal of the lead, Raja, won him accolades. Sharwanand new look in the film with bright and colourful outfits is an added boost for his character's portrayal. Sharwanand's next film was Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju, with Nithya Menen, directed by Kranthi Madhav, which received positive applause from critics and ran as a decent movie. Sharwanand's following film was Express Raja, which was a hit at the box office.

Cheran's bilingual (Telugu/Tamil) directorial venture JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai, which was released in Telugu in 2016 with Nithya Menen was below average at the box office.

Sharwanand's movie Sathamanam Bhavati collected almost 20 crores (best of his career), which released on Jan 14th 2017 competing with Chiranjeevi's comeback movie Khaidi No. 150 and Balakrishna's prestigious 100th movie Gautamiputra Satakarni. Shatamanam Bhavati was produced by Dil Raju and directed by Satish Vegesna. Anupama Parameswaran played female lead.

Sharwanand released his 25th film titled Radha, which was produced by the noted producer B. V. S. N. Prasad under his production banner SVCC cinema, but it turned out to be an average movie. Sharwanand starred in Mahanubhavudu, which released on 29 September 2017, directed by Maruthi and gained critical and commercial success. Sharwanand's last movie was released on 21 December 2018, titled as Padi Padi Leche Manasu. It was directed by Hanu Raghavapudi.[7] It was released during the winter holidays.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2004 Idava Tareekhu
Yuvasena Aravind
Shankar Dada M.B.B.S Vijay
2005 Sankranthi Vamsi
Vennela Ritesh
2006 Lakshmi Lakshmi Narayana's brother
Amma Cheppindi Bose
Veedhi Suryam
2007 Classmates Murali
2008 Gamyam Abhiyram / Abhi
2009 Kadhalna Summa Illai Abhiram Tamil Film, remake of Gamyam
Naalai Namadhe Raju Tamil Film
Raju Maharaju Kalyan
2010 Andari Banduvaya Nandu
Prasthanam Mitra
2011 Engeyum Eppodhum Gautham SIIMA Awards - Best Male Debutant
Tamil film, dubbed into Telugu as Journey
2012 Nuvva Nena Anand
Ko Antey Koti Vamsi Also producer
2013 Satya 2 Satya
2014 Run Raja Run Raja Harishchandra Prasad Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu
2015 Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju Raja Ram
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Jayakumar / JK Tamil-Telugu Bilingual film
2016 Rajadhi Raja
Express Raja Raja
2017 Sathamanam Bhavati Raju
Radha Krishna
Mahanubhavudu Anand
2018 Padi Padi Leche Manasu[8] Surya
2019 Keeravani   TBA Filming
Ranarangam Deva
96 remake   TBA Filming
2020 Sreekaram TBA Announced[9]


  1. ^ "Accidental success". The Hindu. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Satya-2 Review: RGV's Businessman". 8 November 2013. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013. Satya 2 Review
  3. ^ "Award for Engeyum Eppodhum director". Behindwoods. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Engeyum Eppothum movie gets honored". 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 17 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Sharwanand interview - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film hero". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  6. ^ "directors-flock-to-sharwanand". Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  7. ^ "sharwanand-is-off-to-nepal". Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Sharwanand and Sai Pallavi's 'Padi Padi Leche Manasu' wraps ." Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Sharwanand's next titled Sreekaram; goes on floors in August - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 July 2019.