Tanikella Bharani

Tanikella Bharani (born 14 July 1954) is an Indian actor, screenwriter, poet, playwright and director who works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has worked as an actor in more than 750 films, including some in Tamil and Hindi; while he was also screenwriter for 52 films.[2] He has won three Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards.[3][1]

Tanikella Bharani
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Tanikella at an event
Born (1954-07-14) 14 July 1954 (age 68)[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • writer
  • director
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Durga Bhavani

Early lifeEdit

Tanikella Bharani's ancestry includes poets and literary figures of Telugu literature. Diwakarla Venkatavadhani and Viswanatha Satyanarayana were his grand uncles. Divakarla Tirupati Sastry one of the Telugu poet duo Tirupati Venkata Kavulu was his great-grand-uncle.[4]

He is born into a Telugu Brahmin family. He is fluent in Telugu, English, Hindi, Tamil.

He is a religious Hindu who is known for singing devotional songs in praise of Sri Shiva and Devi Parvati, and propagates to his fellow Hindus to not just read the Bhagavad Gita but to follow what it teaches. He is also a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and has endorsed current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's previous bid for office.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Bharani did stage plays in the mid 70s and during this time he made the acquaintance of Rallapalli, a Tollywood actor. With his help Bharani started writing small dialogues and stage scenes. Later, he took a diploma in Theatre arts. Following Rallapalli's advice he moved to Chennai.

He started his career as a dialogue writer for Kanchu Kavachum in 1984 and has written dialogues for various movies like Ladies Tailor (1986), Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Varasudochhadu (1988), Chettu Kinda Pleader (1989), Swara Kalpana (1989), Shiva (1989) and Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (2004). He also penned and sung the lyrics of Gundammagaari Manavadu (Bhale Bhaleti Mandu).

He has acted in more than 750 movies starting with Ladies Tailor (1985) & Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987) in which he was seen as Dora Babu. In 1989 he appeared in the hit film Shiva, by Ram Gopal Varma, which starred Nagarjuna. With the release of the film Shiva, he received much recognition and his character Nanaji impressed the whole Telugu audience.

He also played a supporting role in the comedy film Bombay Priyudu in 1996. His powerful antagonism in Samudram won him the Nandi award as the Best Villain. After 2000, he started playing more mature roles in movies like Manmadhudu (2002), Okariki Okaru (2003), Samba (2004), Malliswari, Godavari (2006), and Happy (2006).

He directed Telugu Drama film Mithunam is a 2012 featuring S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Lakshmi.[5][6] He received CineMAA Award Special Jury Award for Best Direction for this film.[7]

He wrote seven Telugu devotional songs song for the album "Nee Lona Shivudu Galudu, Na Lona Shivudu Galadu," literally translating as "The Lord Shiva in you and the Lord Shiva in me can rule the world." He also sang the title song for Nalona sivudu galadu and Shahabash Raa Shankara which were written by him.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Durga Bhavani in 1988. He resides in Yousufguda, Hyderabad. The couple has two children, Teja and Soundarya Lahari.[8] Teja made his debut as an actor in the film Mr Lavangam (2012).[9]

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards
Literary Awards
  • Sri Pada Subhramanya Sastry Literary Award – Polamuru
  • Bhanumathi Award – Hyderabad
  • Sri Vanamamalai Varadacharyulu Literary Award – Adilabad
  • Fellowship Jawahar Bharathi – Kavali
  • Allu Ramalingayyiah National Award – Hyderabad
  • Akkineni Swarna Kankanam – Hyderabad
  • Nagabhairava Koteswara Rao literary Award – Nellore
CineMAA Awards
Sangam Academy Awards
Awards for Short Films (as a Director)

Literary worksEdit

Books
  1. Parikini[12]
  2. Nakshatra Darsanam[13]
  3. Maathralu[14]
  4. Endaro Mahanubavulu[15]
Plays (Drama)
  1. Jambu Dweepam
  2. Kokkorokko
  3. Chal Chal Gurram
  4. Gaardhabhaandam
  5. Gograhanam
  6. Naalugo Kothi
Playlets (Telugu)
  • Gaardhabhanda
  • Gograhanam
  • Kokkoroko
  • Chalchal Gurram
  • Jambudweepam
  • Grahanam Pattina Ratri
  • Sani Grahalu
  • Goyyi
  • Panjaram Lo Elaka
  • Hulakki
Song compositions
  1. "Naalona Sividu Kaladu" is a composition of 7 songs written by Bharani.
  2. "Sabhash raa sankara!" Is composition by Bharani about the concept of Shiva.
  3. "Naamanasu Kothi raa Raama!"
Spiritual Books
  1. Aata Gadaraa Siva[16]
  2. Sabhashuraa Sankara[16]

FilmographyEdit

Telugu filmsEdit

Actor
Year Film Role Notes
1985 Ladies Tailor
1987 Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe
1989 Siva Nanaji Writer
Swarakalpana
Chettu Kinda Pleader Pata Samanlu Buyer
1990 Chevilo Puvvu Paramatma
1990 Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari Dasu
1991 Appula Appa Rao Chilipi Donga
1991 Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu Govinda Rao
1992 Bala Rama Krishnulu
Mondi Modugu Penki Pellam
1993 Prema Pusthakam Priest
Gaayam Lawyer Saab
Money Manikyam
1994 Palnati Pourusham Veerayya
Money Money Manikyam & Lawyer Saab Writer (Script)
Subhalagnam Doctor
Yamaleela Thota Ramudu Writer (Script)
1995 Big Boss SI Yadagiri
Sisindri
Gharana Bullodu
Ghatothkachudu Thota Ramudu Writer (Script)
1996 Vinodam Chintamani
Maavichiguru Lawyer Satyanandam
Pelli Sandadi Vijay's brother-in-law
Deyyam Psychologist
Mayabazzar
1997 Aaro Pranam
Pellichesukundam
Egire Pavurama
1998 Paradesi Rayudu
Chandralekha Sitarama Rao's brother-in-law
1999 Yamajathakudu MP Narasimhan
Ammo! Okato Tareekhu Gireesham
Thammudu Drunkard
Pilla Nachindhi
Raja
Samudram Chepala Krishna
2000 Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesa
Chitram
Pelli Sambandham
2001 Sri Manjunatha Bhrungi
Love Ke Liye Kucch Bhi Karega Dakshina Murthy
Mrugaraju
Ammo Bomma Janardhan Seth
Priyamaina Neeku Ganesh's father
Jaabili
Family Circus
Chiranjeevulu
Nuvvu Nenu
Narasimha Naidu Papanashanam
Snehamante Idera Manager Appalaraju
Manasantha Nuvve Anu's father
2002 Yuva Rathna
Mounamelanoyi
Indra Valmiki
Sreeram
Manmadhudu Prasad
Sontham Vamsy's father
Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru
O Chinadana
Allari Ramudu
Okato Number Kurraadu
Aaduthu Paaduthu
Girl Friend
Takkari Donga Doobey
Allari
Neethone Vuntanu
Dhanalakshmi, I Love You
Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu
2003 Back Pocket
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Preethi's father
Gangotri Anjaneya Shastri
Oka Raju Oka Rani Preethi's father
Vasantham
Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulua Pelli
Okariki Okaru
Missamma Nanda Gooal's neighbour
Juniors
Satyam Chakradhar
Kabaddi Kabaddi Veerabhadraiah
Donga Ramudu and Party
Dongodu Naidu
Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Ganu
2004 Vidyardhi
Jai
Grahanam Narayana Swamy
Sye Prudhvi's father & College Principal
Pallakilo Pellikoothuru
Koduku
Dosth
Venky Venky's father
Samba Nandu's father
Gowri
Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy
Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari
Malliswari Murthy
Swamy
Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu Sarvarayudu
Love Today
2005 Jagapathi Kunkumaiah
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Kantepudi Srinivasa Rao
Narasimhudu Lawyer
Dhana 51
Nireekshana
Chakram Lakshmi (Asin)'s father
Manasu Maata Vinadhu
Allari Pidugu
Bhadra
Sada Mee Sevalo
Kanchanamala Cable TV Criminal lawyer
Modati Cinema
Hungama
Political Rowdy Vittal's uncle
Dhairyam Bonala Bikshapati
Relax
Balu ABCDEFG Beggar
Subhash Chandra Bose Bapiveedu
Allari Bullodu
Athadu Naidu
2006 Godavari Captain Chintamani
Annavaram
Amma Cheppindi
Bangaram Channel chief
Game Lawyer
Something Special
Oka V Chitram
Pournami Mallika's father
Happy Subba Rao
Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw Paala Pullaiah
Maayajaalam
Kithakithalu
Indian Beauty
2007 Okkadunnadu Reserve Bank Official
Raju Bhai
Anumanaspadam
Mee Sreyobhilashi
Bhookailas
Sri Mahalakshmi
Dhee Corporater Krishna
Jagadam MLA PVR
Chirutha Charan's uncle
Classmates
2008 Salute Divya's father
Kathanayakudu School teacher
Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters Bommana Brothers' father
Kousalya Supraja Rama
Kasipatnam Choodarababu
Ullasamga Utsahamga
Jalsa Bulli Reddy
Victory Vijji's father
Somberi
Ashta Chemma Sarva Sarma
2009 Nirnayam 2009
Pista Suryaprakash's assistant
Kurradu Varun's father
Mitrudu
Kalavaramaye Madilo
Current Sushanth's father
Boni Giri
Ek Niranjan Veeraiah
Rechipo
Sontha Vooru Devudu
Adugu
Souryam Karim
Oye Telugu teacher
2010 Gudu Gudu Gunjam
Rakta Charitra Padalaneni Ramamurthy
Rakta Charitra 2
Gaayam 2 Lawyer Saab
Shambo Shiva Shambo Muniamma's father
Jhummandi Naadam Balu's father
Collector Gaari Bharya Politician
Leader Chief Secretary Sharma
Adhurs Chari's father
Ragada Devudu
Kedi Rummy's father
Killer
Sadhyam
Bhairava IPS
Khaleja Durga Prasad
Brindavaanam Ajay's father
Aunty Uncle Nandagopal
2011 Dookudu Ajay's uncle
Oosaravelli Rakesh's father
Aakasame Haddu
Dushasana
Killer
180 Narayanan
Mr. Rascal
Kudirithe Kappu Coffee Mohan
Play
Golconda High School Principal Viswanath
Emaindi Nalo
Vastadu Naa Raju
Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju Y. Venkat
Dhada Preethi's father
Panjaa Guruvayya
Teen Maar Michael's father
Rajendra
Kshetram Priest
2012 Yugam
Julayi Narayana Moorti
Dhammu Head Priest
Yamudiki Mogudu Royyala Ramanaidu
Mithunam Director
Tea Samosa Biscuit
Vesavi Selavullo
Kartika Masam
Dhoni Karthik's school principal
Gabbar Singh Siddhappa Naidu's uncle
Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu Rana Prathap Naidu's uncle
Om Sairam
Rakshith
Keeravani
2013 Ramayya Vasthavayya Amulu's father
Thoofan Jayadev
Baadshah Pilli Gopi Krishna Simha
Iddarammayilatho Shankarabharanam
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Kondala Rao
Naayak Judge
Jagadguru Adi Shankara Agni Deva
2014 Karthikeya Valli's father
Current Theega Chandraiah
Rowdy Vedantham Murthy
Race Gurram Lucky's father
Aagadu Adi Keshavulu
Alludu Seenu Narasimha's friend
Ra Ra... Krishnayya Manikyam Mogiliyar
2015 Size Zero Doctor
Baahubali: The Beginning Swamiji
Temper Venkat Rao
Surya vs Surya Ersam
Kick 2 Venkatratnam
Bandipotu Makrandam
Moodu Mukkallo Cheppalante
Mantra 2
Janda Pai Kapiraju MP
Ori Devidoy
Areyrey
Rey
Bruce Lee – The Fighter Karthik's uncle
2016 Oopiri Kaalidasu
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Amala's Father
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Gabbar Singh's Guardian
Ism Dasaradharamaiah
Gentleman Mohan, Jayaram's uncle
Naruda Donoruda Dr. Anjeneyulu
Brahmotsavam Chantibabu's friend
Jyo Achyutananda Sudoku Murthy
Srirastu Subhamastu Anu's would-be father-in-law
Supreme Police Commissioner
Nenu Maa College
2017 Luckunnodu Padma's Father
Samanthakamani A. K. Ganapathi Sastry
Raja The Great Mailaramgadda
Nene Raju Nene Mantri Chief Minister
Ninnu Kori Murthy
Duvvada Jagannadham Duvvada Subramaniam Sastry
Ami Thumi Janardhan
Radha Radha Krishna's father
Guru Murali
Om Namo Venkatesaya Des Raj Baljot, Rama's father
Goutham Nanda Waiter
Anando Brahma Manikyam
Sathamanam Bhavati Chalaram Cameo appearance
Gautamiputra Satakarni Deva Dattudu
Gulf Sufi song singer
2018 Amar Akbar Anthony Himself Cameo appearance
Vijetha Mohan Prasad
Pantham Tilak
Sammohanam Shyam Prasad
Jamba Lakidi Pamba Varun's father
Naa... Nuvve Meera's father
Mahanati Journalist
Nela Ticket Chief Minister
Gayatri Lawyer
Agnyaathavaasi Appaji
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Swamiji Govindayya Sharma
Krishnarao Supermarket
2 Hours Love Bharani
Gaddalakonda Ganesh Theatre Operator
1st Rank Raju Coordinator
Sita Jayababu
Maharshi Ravi's father
Saaho Ramaswamy
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramloo Anjaneya Prasad
Sarileru Neekevvaru Minister
Entha Manchivaadavuraa Rama Sharma
Jaanu T. Venkateswara Rao
Pressure Cooker Anand Rao
V IGP Y. V. Narendra
Maa Vintha Gadha Vinuma Police Officer
Bombhaat Varaha Murthy
2021 April 28 Em Jarigindi
Bangaru Bullodu Bhavani's grandfather
Gaali Sampath Station Master
Mosagallu Mukund
Jathi Ratnalu Govindu
Chaavu Kaburu Challaga Balaraju's uncle
SR Kalyanamandapam College Principal
Raja Raja Chora Ghanapati
Raja Vikramarka Mahendra
Skylab Sadashivam
2022 Son of India Home Minister
Bheemla Nayak MLA
Ghani Maya’s father
Acharya Priest
Sarkaru Vaari Paata Master
F3 Police officer
Writer
Year Film Role Director
1985 Kanchu Kavacham Writer and actor Rajsekhar Reddy
Patnam Pilla Palleturi Chinnodu Writer and actor Mouli
Aalapana Writer
Pralayam Writer
Ladies Tailor Writer
1986 Chalo Delhi Writer
Kanaka Mahalakshmi Dance Troupe Writer and actor
Lawyer Suhasini Writer and actor
1987 Sankeertana Writer and actor Geeta Krishna
1988 Varasudochadu Writer and actor
Maharshi Writer Vamsi
Vennello Aadapilla Writer
Saradhamba Writer and actor Kranti Kumar
Chinnari Sneham Writer and actor Mutyala Subbah
Swara Kalpana Writer and actor Vamsi
Vinta Dongalu Writer Kodi Ramakrishna
Chakra Vyuham Writer and actor Balu Mahender
Maha Yajnam Writer and actor Vijayan
1989 Siva Writer and actor Ramgopal Varma
1990 Chevilo Puvvu Writer and actor E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Bharya BharthalaBagotham Writer
1990 Chettu Kinda Pleader Writer and actor
Konaseema Kurradu Writer and actor Pinisetti Ravi Raja
Police Report Writer and actor Hari Anumolu
Nari Nari Naduma Murari Writer Kodhanda Ramireddy
1991 Jaitra Yatra Writer and actor Uppalapati Narayanarao
Madya Taragati Mahabharatam Writer and actor
Namaste Anna Writer and actor Rangarao
One By Two Writer Siva Nageswararao
Pekata Paparao Writer and actor Y. Nageswararao
1992 Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam Writer and actor Y. Nageswararao
1993 Aadarsam Writer and actor Mouli
Vuurmila Writer Bharadwaja
Ankuram Writer Umamaheswararao
Rudra Rupam Writer
Siripuram Chinnodu Writer
Balarama Krishnulu Writer and actor Mohan
Atta Sommu Allude Daanam Writer and actor Y. Nageswararao
Dhadi Writer and actor Sagar
Rendilla Pujari Writer and actor T. Prabhakar
Boy Friend Writer Bharat
Lucky Chance Writer Siva Nageswararao
Akkum Bukkum Writer
1995 Kurralla Rajyam Writer and actor Kadhambari Kiran
1995 Lingababu Love Story Writer and actor
1995 Bhale Bullodu Writer and actor Sagar
1996 Once More Writer and actor Siva Nageswararao
1998 Anaganaga Oka Ammayi Writer
1998 O Panayipoindi Babu Writer and actor Siva Nageswararao
1999 Pattukondi Chuddam Writer and actor Siva Nageswararao
2000 Hands Up Writer and actor Siva Nageswararao
Dubbing artist
Year Film Actor Role Notes
1996 Bhamane Satyabhamane Nassar Pasha
2004 Donga Dongadi Manikka Vinayagam Vasu's father
2005 Aparichitudu Nedumudi Venu Parthasarathy
2006 Himsinche Raju 23rd Pulikesi Ilavarasu Minister

Tamil filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Veetla Visheshanga Inspector
2004 Gambeeram Rajendran
Ghilli Rajapandi
2005 Mazhai Deva's father
2007 Azhagiya Tamil Magan Kathiravan
2008 Bheemaa Sivaraman
Satyam Deiva's father Tamil version of Salute
Kuselan School teacher Tamil version of Kathanayakudu
2009 Naalai Namadhe Ramasamy
2010 Drohi Nanaji
2011 Nootrenbadhu Narayanan Tamil version of 180
2012 Dhoni Karthik's school principal Tamil version of Dhoni
2014 Kalavaram Adi Moolam
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Swamiji Tamil version of Baahubali: The Beginning
Moone Moonu Varthai Dayanidhi Tamil version of Moodu Mukkallo Cheppalante
2016 Thozha Kaalidasan Tamil version of Oopiri

Hindi filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega Dakshina Murthy
2010 Rakht Charitra Padalaneni Ramamurthy Hindi version of Rakta Charitra
Rakht Charitra 2 Hindi version of Rakta Charitra 2
2019 Saaho Ramaswamy Hindi version of Saaho

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