Vennela Kishore

Bokkala Kishore Kumar (born 19 September 1980), known professionally as Vennela Kishore, is an Indian actor and director who works in Telugu-language films. Known for his comic roles, he was given the moniker "Vennela" after his first feature film Vennela (2005). He is a recipient of two Nandi Awards and one IIFA Utsavam Award.

Vennela Kishore
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Kishore at a shoot in València, 2016
Born
Bokkala Kishore Kumar[1]

(1980-09-19) 19 September 1980 (age 40)[1]
Alma materFerris State University
Occupation
  • Film actor
  • director
  • comedian
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

Kishore was born and brought up in Kamareddy of present-day Telangana. He moved to Hyderabad for graduation and then emigrated to the US for higher studies. Kishore completed his master's degree in Ferris State University, Michigan and started as a software engineer.[2]

CareerEdit

During his stay in the U.S., Kishore got an opportunity to work in Deva Katta's directorial Vennela (2005) which marked his entry to the film industry.[1]

Kishore received appreciation for his role "Sastri" in the film Dookudu.[1] His other performances include Bindaas, Pilla Zamindar, Daruvu, Seema Tapakai, Badshah, Doosukeltha, Pandaga Chesko, Aagadu, S/O Satyamurthy, Srimanthudu, Bale Bale Magadivoy, Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada, and Ami Thumi. He also directed two Telugu films (Vennela 1½, and Jaffa).[3] After tasting failure with his directorial projects, he has returned to acting.[4]

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Vennela Khader Basha
2009 Indumathi
Samardhudu
Current Bose
2010 Bindaas Muddu Krishna
Chalaki
Inkosaari Bala Bokkala
Prasthanam Goli
Sneha Geetham Box Office Bhushanam
Orange Ram's friend
Yemaindi Ee Vela Seenu's friend
Vareva
Thimmaraju
2011 Aha Naa Pellanta Love Guru
Seema Tapakai Peda Kishore
Dookudu M.S.Sastry
Madatha Kaja Kishore
It's My Love Story Sujath.A.R (Team Lead)
Pilla Zamindar Sarkar
2012 Shiva Manasulo Shruti Shruti's brother
Denikaina Ready David
Mr. Nookayya Charger
Lovely Kittu
Daruvu Khaja
Julai
2013 Jabardasth Software Subramanyam
Chammak Challo
Abbai Class Ammai Mass
Bhai Home Minister's P.A.
Doosukeltha Piccheshwar
Baadshah Dasu
Shadow Nana Bhai's henchman
Greeku Veerudu Subrahmanyam
Athadu Aame O Scooter Govind Raju BA. Pass
Tadakha Ganesh
2014 Yevadu Charan's friend
Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Gopal
Current Theega Raju's friend
Govindudu Andarivadele Bunny
Run Raja Run Mukundham
Aagadu Prabhakar
Janda Pai Kapiraju Suresh
Alludu Seenu Seenu's friend
Ala Ela Karthik's friend
Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki Software Subrahmanyam
2015 Gopala Gopala Rambabu
Temper Vennela Kishore – Flutist
Pandaga Chesko Konda
S/O Satyamurthy Viraj's brother
Kiraak
Rudhramadevi
Superstar Kidnap Vennela Kishore
Srimanthudu Apparao
Bale Bale Magadivoy Lucky's friend IIFA Utsavam Award For Best Performance In A Comic Role
Eluka Majaka Balu – Florist
Bruce Lee – The Fighter Uganda Yugendhar
2016 Dictator Kathyayani's brother
Supreme Constable Kishore
Kshanam Babu Khan
Tuntari
Savitri NRI
Brahmotsavam Lakkavarapu "Lilly" Lingaraju
Janatha Garage Pyarelal Cameo appearance
Gentleman Sudarshanam
Manamantha Bhushan
Aatadukundam Raa Karthik's friend
Majnu Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Taxi Driver
Eedu Gold Ehe Railway TC
Thikka Jayanth
Ism Sathya's friend
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Kishore
2017 Luckunnodu C.E.O. of Kony Solutions
Goutham Nanda Kishore
Nenu Local Salesman
Om Namo Venkatesaya Govindarajulu's assistant
Winner Padma
Keshava Ranga
Rarandoi Veduka Chudham Kishore
Ami Thumi Sri Chilipi
Duvvada Jagannadham Akella Vigneshwara Sharma
Anando Brahma Raju
Veedevadu Albert's assistant
Yaar Ivan Tamil film
Mahanubhavudu Kishore
Raju Gari Gadhi 2
Balakrishnudu
Oxygen Aakash
Hello Bridegroom Guest appearance in song
Middle Class Abbayi Software consultant
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Bala Subramanyam
Chalo Revenge Param
Touch Chesi Chudu J. Balram
MLA[5] Sri Chilipi
Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India Kishore
Jamba Lakidi Pamba Lawyer
Saakshyam Viswa's friend
Goodachari Shaam
Chi La Sow Sujith
Geetha Govindam Bridegroom
Neevevaro Chekka Rao
Sailaja Reddy Alludu Chari
Devadas Dr. Kuchipudi
Savyasachi Kittu
Amar Akbar Anthony Miriyala
Padi Padi Leche Manasu Gemini Natarajan
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Rukmanandha Rao
N.T.R: Mahanayakudu Rukmanandha Rao
F2 – Fun and Frustration John Strow
Crazy Crazy Feeling Maheshwar Rao
Chitralahari Kishore
Maharshi Kanna
Hippi Harley Davidson (HD)
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi Kishore
Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene Arjun
1st Rank Raju Bollywood Bobby
Manmadhudu 2 Kishore
Edaina Jaragocchu Special appearance
Kousalya Krishnamurthy Inspector Balram
Kathanam Creative Kishore (CK)
Saaho Goswami / Kothandam Trilingual film (Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu)
Gang Leader Santoor Senakkayala
Tenali Ramakrishna BA. BL Kishore
Arjun Suravaram Addala Balaji [6]
Tholu Bommalata Santosh
Mathu Vadalara Ravi
Bhagyanagara Veedullo Gamattu Police Officer Also co-producer
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramloo Shrinivas
Sarileru Neekevvaru Kishore
Entha Manchivaadavuraa Kishore
Disco Raja Palguni
Jaanu Murali
Bheeshma Parimal
V Mansoor Amazon Prime film
Solo Brathuke So Better Govind Gowda
2021 Red
Alludu Adhurs Sreenu's friend
Bangaru Bullodu
Kapatadhaari
Khiladi  TBA
Most Eligible Bachelor  TBA Post-production
Rang De  TBA Filming
Indian 2  TBA Filming
Tamil film
Son of India  TBA Filming
2022 Sarkaru Vaari Paata  TBA Filming

As a directorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Vennela 1½ Khader Basha
2013 Jaffa Nikki

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2010 Inkosaari Nandi Awards of 2009 Best Male Comedian Won [7][8]
2016 Bhale Bhale Magadivoy Nandi Awards of 2015 Best Male Comedian Won [9]
IIFA Utsavam Best Comedian Won [10]
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian (Telugu) Won
2019 Chi La Sow Nominated
Contribution to Tollywood 17th Santosham Film Awards Santosham Allu Ramalingaiah Smarakam Award Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Software professional turns comedian". The Times of India. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b Tanmayi, Bhawana (23 September 2017). "'Vennela' Kishore's luck by chance". Telangana Today. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Vennela Kishore turns director!". chitramala.in. 30 June 2011. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Vennela Kishore to play a father". 16 September 2013. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  5. ^ "MLA movie review: Kajal Aggarwal-Kalyan Ram starrer is forgettable". The Indian Express. 23 March 2018. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Arjun Suravaram movie review highlights: An interesting enough first half". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Interview: Comedian 'Vennela Kishore' Interview with Kishore (Khadir of Vennela)". Idlebrain.com. 4 November 2008. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Interview with Kishore (Khadir of Vennela)". Greatandhra.com. 10 October 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2015". APFTVTDC. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  10. ^ "IIFA Utsavam: Mahesh Babu's Srimanthudu Won Six Awards - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2020.

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