Sunil (actor)

Indukuri Sunil Varma (born 28 February 1974), known mononymously as Sunil, is an Indian actor who works in Telugu films. Noted for his comic roles, Sunil has appeared in over 180 films in his career, including around 1IFC0 films in lead role.[1] He has won three state Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards South.

Sunil
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Born
Indukuri Sunil Varma[1][2]

(1974-02-28) 28 February 1974 (age 48)[3][1]
OccupationActor, Comedian
Years active2000–present
Spouse
Sruthi
(m. 2002)
Children2

Sunil played a lead role in Andala Ramud[1]u (2006) and later went on to star in several films including commercial successes like Maryada Ramanna (2010), Poola Rangadu (2012), and Tadakha (2013).[5][6]

CareerEdit

Sunil started his career in 1996 when first worked as an extra in the film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi, however, Sunil's scenes did not make it to the final cut of the film.[7] His career began on a slow note with movies like Second Hand (which was stopped from production), and Peruleni Cinema. Prema Katha and Swayamvaram were his first real opportunities in the industry. Chiru Navvutho and Nuvve Kavali were the first films that he acted in. Nuvve Kavali was the first one to release.[4]

In 2010, Sunil starred in S. S. Rajamouli-directed Maryada Ramanna, which was a commercial success.[6] A reviewer from Sify noted that: "Sunil would no longer look like a comedy hero. His dances are simply superb."[8]

Sunil was cast in the lead role in Poola Rangadu, directed by Veerabhadram Chowdhary. which was released across 450 theatres worldwide. The film received positive reviews.[citation needed] He was the antagonist in the film Colour Photo (2020), which brought him critical acclaim.[9]

The 2021 film Pushpa: The Rise saw Sunil in an unusual role of a serious gangster Mangalam Seenu, very different from the comedy roles he usually plays.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Sunil hails from Bhimavaram of Andhra Pradesh, India.[4] Sunil celebrated his 40th birthday for a noble cause donating to a blind school and spending time with them.[11]

Director Trivikram Srinivas and Sunil were friends since their days in Bhimavaram. They, along with director Gunasekhar, stayed together as roommates in Punjagutta neighbourhood during their struggling days. As of 2016, Trivikram maintains the room by paying rent as a memory.[12][13]

AwardsEdit

Filmfare Awards SouthEdit

Nandi AwardsEdit

South Indian International Movie AwardsEdit

Santosham Film AwardsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released

As an actorEdit

List of films and roles
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1998 Pape Naa Pranam Uncredited role
2000 Nuvve Kavali Sunil
Chirunavvutho Sunil
2001 Family Circus Uncredited role
Chirujallu Deva
Nuvvu Nenu Venkatesh
Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Banthi
Manasantha Nuvve Sunil
Tholi Valapu Giri
2002 Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Karri Seenu
Premaku Swagatam Tenali
Kalusukovalani Achi
Aaduthu Paaduthu Papi
Vasu Balu
Santosham Kranthi Kumar a. k. a. Seetayya
Sreeram Megaserial Mahadeva
Neetho Johnny
Indra Balu
Sontham Seshagiri
Holi Raja
Okato Number Kurraadu Sunil
Nuvve Nuvve Pandu
Pilisthe Palukutha Ajay's friend
Bobby Hotel Manager
Yuva Rathna Sunil
Thotti Gang Sathi Babu
Premalo Pavani Kalyan Arjun
Manmadhudu Bunk Seenu
2003 Naaga Ravi
Pellam Oorelithe Samba
Gangotri Exam Supervisor
Run Mohan Telugu version
Ottesi Cheputunna Nela Baludu [17]
Vijayam Srinivas
Ninne Istapaddanu Bangaru Babu
Oka Raju Oka Rani Mahesh's sidekick
Vasantham Ramesh
Kalyana Ramudu Chari
Dongodu Justice Chowdhary
Simhachalam Raju
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli Bala Raju
Tagore Boost
Ela Cheppanu Sunil
Toli Choopulone White and White Simhachalam
Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu Ganesh
Nenu Pelliki Ready Rajesh
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Kapali a. k. a. Kapil
Neeke Manasichaanu Subbu
2004 Lakshmi Narasimha Raj
Varsham Jagan "The Gun"
Athade Oka Sainyam Thief
Love Today Dharma
Anandamanandamaye "Panchatantram" Seenu
Malliswari Padmanabham a. k. a. Paddu
Mee Intikoste Em Istaaru Maa Intikoste Em Testaru Teja
Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi Seenu
Nenunnanu Tip Sundaram
Kushi Kushiga Server Prakash
Pedababu Bapineedu
Aarya Ticket Collector "Punch" Falaknama
Naani Vishwanath a. k. a. X
Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu Satish
Koduku Balasubramanyam
Pallakilo Pellikoothuru Goutham
Donga Dongadi Rockfort Chandu
Naa Autograph Sathyam
Gudumba Shankar Prabhu
Cheppave Chirugali Krishnamurthy
Aaptudu Venkat
Suryam Gaali Seenu
Mass Aditya a. k. a. Adi
2005 Balu ABCDEFG Shankar
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Banda
Radha Gopalam Lakshmana Rao
Sravanamasam Kanchu Babu
Sada Mee Sevalo Bunty
Soggadu Venkat
Subash Chandra Bose Chandram's sidekick
Mr. Errababu Erra Babu's sidekick
Hungama Balaraju
Bhadra Bullabbayi
Andarivaadu Veerendra's nephew
Oka Oorilo Seenu's servant
Kanchanamala Cable TV Sudarshan's assistant
Super Journalist
Athadu Ramana
Andhrudu Thief
Allari Bullodu Bobby
Political Rowdy Rohit
Bhageeratha Nanda
Modati Cinema Sri
Radha Gopalam Lakshmana Rao
Vennela Satyamurthy
Sri Subbarao
Jai Chiranjeeva Dhanushkoti
Gowtam SSC Gopal Rao
2006 Lakshmi Suresh
Chukkallo Chandrudu Puppy
Sarada Saradaga Raghava's sidekick
Sivakasi Kiran Kumar Telugu version
Sri Ramadasu Ramana Sastry
Pournami Pournami's elder brother 100th film
Kithakithalu Sathi
Game Kulkarni
Bommarillu Sathi
Andala Ramudu Ramu
Stalin Stalin's younger brother
Boss Sunil
Gopi - Goda Meeda Pilli Resort Manager Karunanidhi
Pellaina Kothalo Chalapathi
Rakhi Mohan Reddy
Annavaram Raju
2007 Yogi Ramu
Pagale Vennela Waiter
Athili Sattibabu LKG Athili Sathibabu's brother
Dhee Kathi
Classmates Baddu
Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule Srinu
Aata Vicky's brother-in-law
Julayi Sunil
Dubai Seenu Dubai Seenu's cousin
Bahumati Lawyer
Satyabhama Sunil
Pellaindi Kaani Achi Babu's sidekick
Shankar Dada Zindabad Kumar
Athidhi Amrita's fiancé
Nava Vasantham Vijay
Godava Train Ticket Collector
2008 Michael Madana Kamaraju Kamaraju
Krishna Sunil
Swagatam Sunil Honda
Krishnarjuna Arjun's sidekick
Ontari Subbu
Idi Sangathi Neeladri
Premabhishekam Sunil
Jalsa Bunk Seenu
Bhale Dongalu Taxi Driver
Baladur Seenu
Kalidasu Basha
Parugu Krishna's sidekick
Kantri Rajni Haasan
Bujjigadu Sathi a. k. a. Tokyo Johnny
Pandurangadu Narasimha Sastry
Ready Janaki
Ullasamga Utsahamga Instant Investor
Kathanayakudu Shanmugam
Chintakayala Ravi Pendurthi Babu
Rainbow Prakash
Nenu Meeku Telusa...? Kishore
King Sarath
2009 Maska Krish's sidekick
Drona Prasad
Aa Okkadu Chandra
Raju Maharaju Arjun
Oye! Abhishek
Magadheera Harsha's sidekick
Josh Bujji 150th film
Ek Niranjan Chanti Babu
Pravarakhyudu Ravi
2010 Om Shanti Ranadhir
Shambo Shiva Shambo Kumar
Bindaas Sarath
Maryada Ramanna Kovelamudi Ramu
Khaleja Babji
2011 Mirapakay Charukesha
Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju Appalaraju
Dongala Mutha Richard
2012 Poola Rangadu Ranga
2013 Mr. Pellikoduku Buchi Babu
Tadakha Sivarama Krishna
2014 Bhimavaram Bullodu Rambabu
2016 Krishnashtami Krishna
Eedu Gold Ehe Bangarraju
Jakkanna Jakkana / Ganesh
2017 Ungarala Rambabu Ram Babu [18]
2 Countries Ullaas Kumar
2018 Silly Fellows Soori
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Neelambari
Amar Akbar Anthony Bobby
Padi Padi Leche Manasu Chatur Ramalingam
Operation 2019 Himself Special appearance in the song "Life is Like a Party"
2019 Chitralahari Michael "Mike"
Chanakya Seenu
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Sitaram
Disco Raja Utham Kumar / Antony Das
Colour Photo Inspector Rama Raju [19]
2021 Kanabadutaledu Detective Rama Krishna
Ichata Vahanamulu Niluparadu Actor Cameo appearance
Pushpaka Vimanam Rangam
Pushpa: The Rise Mangalam Srinu [20]
2022 Bheemla Nayak Prisoner Special appearance in the song "Bheemla Nayak"
F3 Katthi Seenu [21]
Chor Bazaar
Darja
Thank You Special appearance in the "Farewell Song"
Tees Maar Khan Chakri
Wanted PanduGod Pandugadu [22]
Sita Ramam TC Varadhi
Ginna   NRI groom Special appearance
Mr. King   TBA Filming [23]
2023 Pushpa 2: The Rule   Mangalam Srinu Filming [24]

As a dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Actor Role Notes
2012 Snehithudu Sathyan Sivakumar Silencer Telugu dubbed version
OKOK Santhanam Partha Telugu dubbed version

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Srikanth, S (28 February 2020). "అందాల రాముడు సునీల్ కు పుట్టినరోజు జేజేలు!" [Birthday wishes to Andala Ramudu Sunil]. HMTV (in Telugu).
  2. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (9 September 2017). "Testing time for Sunil Varma". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Sunil turns into SI Ramaraju for "Colour Photo"; first look out - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Sunil - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film actor". www.idlebrain.com.
  5. ^ "Sunil Not Interested In Comedian Roles Anymore?". Sakshi Post. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b "I am basking in the success of Maryada Ramanna, says director". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 29 July 2010. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 September 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ Shekar, Raja (7 February 2021). "పవన్ కళ్యాణ్ సినిమాలో సునీల్ విలన్ గా నటించాడట.. కానీ…". TeluguStop.com.
  8. ^ "Maryada Ramanna". Sify. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Success meet: Actor Sunil shares experience of working with 'Colour Photo' cast". ap7am.com. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Sunil as 'Mangalam Srinu' looks intense in Allu Arjun's 'Pushpa' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Sunil spends his birthday at Devnar Blind School". Cinesiren. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  12. ^ "ఆయనో స్టార్‌ డైరెక్టర్‌.. ఇప్పటికీ రూ.ఐదు వేల అద్దె కడుతూ." Sakshi (in Telugu). 30 August 2021.
  13. ^ "ఆ గది పంజాగుట్టలో ఉంది..." Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). 19 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Filmfare awards for South India - Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam & Kannada - Telugu Cinema". www.idlebrain.com.
  15. ^ 61st Filmfare Awards South
  16. ^ a b c "Actor Sunil to ditch hero role for next film, return to comedy". The News Minute. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Ottesi Cheputunna". Idlebrain. Archived from the original on 4 June 2008.
  18. ^ "Comedian-actor Sunil's next film titled Ungarala Rambabu. See first look poster". 5 February 2017.
  19. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (11 August 2020). "'Colour Photo', the story of a 'below average' guy". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  20. ^ Telugu, TV9 (11 October 2020). "సుక్కు సినిమాలో సునీల్, ఆయన రికమండేషన్ - Sunil In Pushpa Movie". TV9 Telugu. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  21. ^ Vyas (19 January 2021). "F3: Fun has no Holidays". The Hans India. Retrieved 7 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ "Wanted PanduGod Telugu Movie Review". 19 August 2022.
  23. ^ "Superstar Krishna Launches Sharan Kumar's Mr Kiing First Look". Sakshi Post. 20 February 2022.
  24. ^ "Pushpa-The Rule: Here's when the sequel will go on floors - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2022.

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