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Kanneganti Brahmanandam

(1956-02-01) 1 February 1956 (age 66)
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
Years active1986–present
HonoursPadma Shri (2009)

Kanneganti Brahmanandam (born 1 February 1956) is an Indian actor, comedian, and director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most screen credits for a living actor, appearing in over 1,000 films to date.[1][2][3] He was honoured with the Padma Shri, for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2009.[4] Brahmanandam is known particularly for his comic expressions.[5][6] One of the highest-paid comedy actors in India, Brahmanandam has garnered six state Nandi Awards, one Filmfare Award South, six CineMAA Awards, and three South Indian International Movie Awards.[7][8]

Early and personal life[edit]

Brahmanandam was born on 1 February 1956 in Sattenapalli, Guntur district of present-day Andhra Pradesh.[9] Brahmanandam married Lakshmi and has two sons, Raja Gautham and Siddarth. Gautham is also an actor who starred in films such as Pallakilo Pellikuthuru (2004) and Manu (2018).[10] Gautham is married and has a son born in 2017.[11]

In January 2019, Brahmanandam underwent a successful heart bypass surgery at Asian Heart Institute (AHI) in Mumbai. [12]


Brahmanandam initially worked as Telugu language lecturer in Attili of West Godavari district. He then made his film debut in Jandhyala's directorial Aha Naa-Pellanta! (1987).[13] He then played the lead role in Babai Hotel (1992).[14]

Awards and honours[edit]

Civilian honors
  • In January 2009, the government of India bestowed the title of Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award, on Brahmanandam for his contributions to art.[15]

Guinness Book

Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards
CineMAA Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards


Brahmanandam acted in more than 1,000 films.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Most screen credits for a living actor more than 950". Archived from the original on 17 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Brahmanandam breaks 1000 film record Archived 2 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine - The Times of India Dated 29 January 2015 Retrieved 10 February 2015
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 September 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Front Page : List of Padma awardees 2009". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 26 January 2009. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  5. Narasimham, M.L. (22 August 2011). "It's a mad mad comedy". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  6. "Brahmanandam felicitated". The Times of India. 18 May 2011. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  7. "Brain teasers with Brahmanandam". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 July 2009. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  8. "Actor Brahmanandam gets paid Rs.3Lakhs as his daily payment..." Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
  9. "Birthday Special: Unknown Facts about 'Brahmanandam'". Sakshi Post. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  10. "Brahmanandam's son Raja Goutham opts for a family entertainer with yet another short filmmaker". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  11. "Brahmanandam is now a grandfather". 15 April 2017. Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  12. "Iconic Telugu comedian Brahmanandam undergoes bypass surgery in Mumbai; stable now - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  13. "Telugu lecturer to Guinness World Record holder". The Times of India. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  14. Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (4 January 2017). "Should they or shouldn't they?". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  15. "Padmasri for Brahmanandam". IndiaGlitz.
  16. "Manikchand Filmfare Awards: Sizzling at 50". BSNL. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964 - 2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964 - 2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 13 September 2020.(in Telugu)
  18. "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2014". APSFTVTDC.
  19. "The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 24 June 2012. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2012.

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