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Brahmanandam (Telugu:బ్రహ్మానందం) is a popular Telugu film comedian-actor.He has been evergreen ever since he entered the field. He acted as comedian, comedy hero, comedy character actor, comedy dada and in every role that related to comedy.

[edit] Background

He was a Telugu lecturer, in the town of Sattenapalli, before entering into the movies. He has started his career with popular Telugu director, Hasya Brahma Jandhyala. His impeccable comedy timing quickly took him to new heights and he is now one of the most respected comedians in the history of Telugu cinema. He has also acted in many films in Hindi and his next Hindi film is in Untitled Sangeeth Sivan Project that is remake of Athadu. His first silver screen appearance was in a comedy film starred by Rajendra Prasad called Aha Na Pellanta.

Every year he acts in a minimum of 35 films, for the past 22 Years.According to him Jandhyala was the best comedy director he has ever worked with. In the next generation E. V. V. Satyanarayana and S. V. Krishna Reddy are the best.

He is writing a book based on his film experiences


He has two sons and the elder son Gautam has been introduced to the Telugu film industry through Pallakilo Pellikooturu. The film is directed by renown choreographer and writer Chandrabose's wife Suchitra.

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University awarded Brahmanandam with honorable doctorate award.
  • He has been selected for 2005 year's Allu Award instituted in the memory of Allu Ramalingaiah. The award was presented at a function at the Harihara Kala Bhavan on October 1st, 2005. The award consists of a swarna kankanam (gold bracelet), a citation and a souvenir.
  • He earned a spot in the Guinness World Records for acting in 754 Telugu films in 20 years.
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