Sree Vishnu (born Rudraraju Vishnuvardhan; 29 February 1984) is an Indian actor who works in Telugu films. After appearing in minor roles, Vishnu got his breakthrough with Prema Ishq Kaadhal (2013). He later starred in films such as Second Hand (2013), Appatlo Okadundevadu (2016), Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi (2017), Mental Madhilo (2017), Brochevarevarura (2019), and Raja Raja Chora (2021). In 2018, he was nominated for SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi (2017).[5]

Sree Vishnu
Vishnu in 2019
Rudraraju Vishnuvardhan[1]

(1984-02-29) 29 February 1984 (age 39)[2][3]
Alma materGandhi Institute of Technology and Management
Years active2009–present

Early life edit

Sree Vishnu was born in Antarvedipalem of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He graduated in Bachelor of Business Management (Honors) from Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam. He worked as a web designer in Hyderabad till 2006, after which he quit to pursue a career in the film industry and started as an assistant director.[6]

While in college he was a member of the theatre group. He also played for the under-19 Andhra cricket team.[7] Vishnu is a friend of fellow actor Nara Rohit and has collaborated with him in several films.[8]

Career edit

Vishnu acted in several short films. One of them, "Bewarse" directed by Pavan Sadineni, became popular on YouTube. His first film roles were minor ones in Baanam and Solo. In 2013, he was approached by Pavan Sadineni, for a lead role in the film Prema Ishq Kaadhal.[9] In 2014, he acted in Nara Rohit's Prathinidhi as a home minister's son.[9] In a review of Second Hand (2013) by The Times of India, the reviewer wrote that "Vishnu sparkles with his dialogue delivery".[10]

Following a few other minor roles, in 2016 he had a lead role in the film Appatlo Okadundevadu.[11][9]

Filmography edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2009 Baanam Academy officer
2011 Solo Vishnu
2012 Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Rupesh Tamil film
Naa Ishtam Ganesh's friend
Life Is Beautiful Ashok
2013 Prema Ishq Kaadhal Royal Raju
Second Hand Chaitanya
Okkadine Sailaja's brother
2014 Prathinidhi Srikar
2015 S/O Satyamurthy Bhadram
Asura Himself Cameo appearance in the song "Sukumaara"
2016 Appatlo Okadundevaadu Railway Raju Debut in as lead role
Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Kantha Rao
2017 Maa Abbayi Abbayi
Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Vasu
Mental Madhilo Aravind Krishna
2018 Needi Naadi Oke Katha Rudraraju Sagar
Veera Bhoga Vasantha Rayalu Veera Bhoga Vasantha Rayalu / Nikhil
2019 Brochevarevarura Rahul
Thipparaa Meesam Mani Shankar
2021 Gaali Sampath Suri
Raja Raja Chora Bhaskar [12]
Arjuna Phalguna Arjuna
2022 Bhala Thandanana Chandra [13]
Alluri CI Alluri Sita Ramaraju
2023 Samajavaragamana Balu

References edit

  1. ^ "Nala Damayanti is a feel good film : Sree Vishnu". Times of India. 17 February 2014.
  2. ^ TelanganaToday. "Sree Vishnu drops a hint on his birthday". Telangana Today. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Never wanted to be hero, just want to be a good actor: Telugu star Sree Vishnu to TNM". The News Minute. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Sree Vishnu has his fanboy moment with Victory Venkatesh - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  5. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nomination list out: Date, place of 7th edition revealed". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Most intense character I've portrayed: Sree Vishnu on playing a DJ in 'Thippara Meesam'". The News Minute. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Interview with Sree Vishnu about 'Appatlo Okadundevadu by Maya Nelluri". 28 December 2016.
  8. ^ Ranjith, Gabbeta. "Sree Vishnu opens up about his friendship with Nara Rohith, role in VOZ". Telangana Today. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  9. ^ a b c Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (9 October 2017). "Sree Vishnu: Patience is the only mantra". The Hindu.
  10. ^ "Second Hand Movie Review {2.5/5}: Critic Review of Second Hand by Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. ^ Pecheti, Prakash. "Thippara Meesam to change Sree Vishnu's career graph". Telangana Today.
  12. ^ "Sree Vishnu's next venture titled 'Raja Raja Chora'". The News Minute. 3 March 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Sree Vishnu, Catherine Tresa's Bhala Thandanana goes on floors". The Times of India. 7 April 2021.

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