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Venu Thottempudi (born 4 June 1976) is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema. He has acted in several successful Telugu movies as a lead actor.

Venu Thottempudi
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Venu Thottempudi

(1976-06-04) 4 June 1976 (age 43)[1]
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Other namesVenu
Years active1999–2013
Spouse(s)Anupama Choudary[2]



After finishing his engineering from Dharwad Engineering College, Venu started pursuing acting as his career. For his first acting job, he was cast as the main lead in a movie directed by P. Bharathiraja. After a brief period of shooting, the movie was stalled and later cancelled due to production problems. To promote Venu, his friend Venkata Shyamprasad formed S. P. Entertainments. Under this banner, in 1999 Venu started his career with the movie Swayamvaram, directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar. Co-starring Laya, the movie was very successful at the box-office and Venu won a Nandi Special Jury Award for the movie. Venu became well known for his dialogue delivery, timing, expressions and clear portrayal of emotions.[citation needed] In 2000, Venu won at the boxoffice once again with Chiru Navvuto. G. Ramprasad, who earlier worked with B. Gopal as an assistant director, was roped in as the director for this movie. This movie co-starring Shaheen Khan was produced once again by S. P. Entertainments. Chiru Navvuto became one of the milestones in Venu's career.

Having two good hits in the early stages of his career, Venu landed up with a bunch of offers. Later he appeared in a few unsuccessful films like Manasu Paddanu Kaani directed by Veeru and Veedekkadi Mogudandi? directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. He later bounced back with a couple of hits like Hanuman Junction directed by M. Raja and Pellam Oorelithe directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy.[3] In 2003, his movie Kalyana Ramudu, co-starring Prabhu Deva and Nikita Thukral, was directed by G. Ram Prasad. He also starred in Cheppave Chirugali,[4] directed by noted Tamil director, Vikraman. His next releases were Sadaa Mee Sevalo (2005) directed by Neelakanta,[5] Bahumati directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy[6] and Allare Allari directed by Muppalaneni Siva.[7]

In 2007, his movie Yamagola Malli Modalayindi co-starring Srikanth, Meera Jasmine and Reemma Sen was released. This movie was successful at the box-office. In 2008, he was seen in a small yet vital role in the movie Chintakayala Ravi starring Venkatesh. In 2009 he was seen in Gopi Gopika Godavari directed by Vamsy and co-starring Kamalinee Mukherjee.[8] In 2011, Venu was seen in Dileep Polan's Mayagadu opposite Charmy Kaur.[9] His next release was titled Ramachari and directed by Eshawar. He is paired with Kamalinee Mukherjee in this movie.[10] Venu was also seen in N. T. Rama Rao Jr.'s movie Dammu, directed by Boyapati Srinu.


Year Title Role(s) Director Notes
1999 Swayamvaram Venu K. Vijaya Bhaskar
2000 Manasu Paddanu Kaani Venu K. Veeru
2000 Chiru Navvuto Venu G. Ram Prasad
2001 Veedekkadi Mogudandi? Venu E.V.V
2000 Durga Pratap R. K. Selvamani
Pottu Amman K. Rajarathinam
2001 Hanuman Junction Sathru M. Raja
2002 Priyanesthama Surya R. Ganapathi
2002 Malli Malli Chudali Pavan Pawans Sreedhar
2003 Kalyana Ramudu Kalyana Ramudu G. Ram Prasad
2003 Pellam Oorelithe Subbu S. V. Krishna Reddy
2003 Pellamtho Panenti Madhu S. V. Krishna Reddy
2004 Kushi Kushiga Sree Kumar G. Ram Prasad
2004 Cheppave Chirugali Venu Vikraman
2005 Sadaa Mee Sevalo Tilak Neelakanta
2006 Illalu Priyuralu Venu Bhanu Shankar
2006 Sri Krishna 2006 Venkateshwarlu Vijayendra Prasad
2007 Bahumati Venkata Ramana S. V. Krishna Reddy
2007 Allare Allari Anand Muppalaneni Shiva
2007 Yamagola Malli Modalayindi Jr. Chitragupta Srinivasa Reddy
2008 Deepavali Venu Haribabu
2008 Chintakayala Ravi Srikanth Yogie
2009 Gopi Gopika Godavari Gopi Vamsy
2011 Mayagadu Leela Krishna Dileep Polan
2012 Dammu N.T.R brother in law Boyapati Srinu
2013 Ramachari Ramachari Eeshwar

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result
2000 Nandi Awards Nandi Special Jury Award Swayamvaram Won


  1. ^ "date of birth". Retrieved 19 November 2011.
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  3. ^ "Pella Oorelithe". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Kalyana ramudu". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Sadaa Mee Sevalo". IMDB.
  6. ^ "bahumati". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Allare Allari". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Gopi Gopika Godavari". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Mayagadu". IMDB.
  10. ^ "Ramachari". SuperGood.

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