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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
Native name
మైనేని శర్వానంద్

(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, Andhra Pradesh. 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 second Tamil film was Naalai Namadhe (2009) directed by Vinayan. Sharwanand 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 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 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 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 next movie is in post-production and is titled Padi Padi Leche Manasu. It is directed by Hanu Raghavapudi.[7] It was released during the winter holidays.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
No. Year Title Role(s) Notes
1 2004 Idava Tareekhu
2 Yuvasena Aravind
3 Gowri
4 Shankar Dada M.B.B.S Vijay
5 2005 Sankranthi Vamsi
6 Vennela Ritesh
7 2006 Lakshmi Lakshmi Narayana's brother
8 Amma Cheppindi Bose
9 Veedhi Suryam
10 2007 Classmates Murali
11 2008 Gamyam Abhiyram / Abhi
12 2009 Kadhalna Summa Illai Abhiram Tamil Film, remake of Gamyam
13 Naalai Namadhe Raju Tamil Film
14 Raju Maharaju Kalyan
15 2010 Andari Banduvaya Nandu
16 Prasthanam Mitra
17 2011 Engeyum Eppodhum Gautham SIIMA Awards - Best Debut Tamil
Tamil film, dubbed into Telugu as Journey
18 2012 Nuvva Nena Anand
19 Ko Antey Koti Vamsi Also producer
20 2013 Satya 2 Satya
21 2014 India Today Villain Bilingual film, Nalai Namadhe in Tamil
22 Run Raja Run Raja Harishchandra Prasad Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu
23 2015 Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju Raja Ram
24 JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Jayakumar / JK Tamil-Telugu Bilingual film
2016 Rajadhi Raja
25 Express Raja Raja
26 2017 Shatamanam Bhavati Raju
27 Radha Krishna
28 Mahanubhavudu Anand
29 2018 Padi Padi Leche Manasu[8] Surya
30 Sharwa 27 Filming
31 2019 96 C.Prem Kumar Pre-production
remake of Tamil film, 96.


  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.