Yes, Today’s story is not about any hero but of an ordinary man who went on to become the greatest comedian of this generation. He is none other than Brahmanandam Kanneganti who holds Guinness world record of most screen credits by any living actor on his name. His popularity among the masses is on par with some leading heroes of the Telugu industry. The actor, who has worked in over 1100 films for the last 31 years, is also one of the highest paid comedians in the industry. Along with world record, he also bagged various awards like five state Nandi Awards, one Filmfare Award South, six CineMAA Awards, and three South Indian International Movie Awards for best comedy.
Brahmanandam was born on 1 February 1955 in Sattenapalli, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. He was a professor and used to work in a private college in Atili, West Godavari District. He was very fascinated by acting so he decided to make some moves towards films. His inner talent was first observed by legendary director Jandhyala who introduced him to Tollywood with Aha Na Pellanta. Superstar Chiranjeevi was so impressed with the comic timings that he gave a lot of opportunities to him in various movies such as Pasivadi Pranam, Chakravarthy, Swayam Krushi and so on. Brahmanandam was considered suitable for supporting actor (mainly as the hero’s friend) during 1990-2005. The roles of Poojari and Sasthri made him widely famous across the Tollywood
Brahmanandam’s is one of the perfect examples of how an ordinary man can achieve anything if he sets his eye on the right goal and that’s how he became one of the highest paid comedians of the industry. According to latest reports, it costs Rs 1 crore for the filmmakers to get Brahmanandam signed and the net worth of this living legend has reached around Rs 350 crore. He has a great collection of cars that includes the Audi R8, Audi Q7, and Mercedes-Benz (Black). He also possesses a bungalow in a posh area of Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. When it comes to family, he has two sons Raja Gautam and Siddarth from his wife, Lakshmi. With the birth of Raja’s son in 2017, he recently became a grandfather.
Undoubtedly, Brahmanandam Kanneganti is one of the finest comedians of the Indian film industry. To work in more than 1100 films for the past 31 years is a great achievement, decorated with the light of Guinness world record making his accomplishment all the way more special. Although the Telugu cinema is gradually taking a refreshingly new road, the humor used by Brahmanandam in films can never be forgotten. He has turned out to be the most lovable Telugu entertainers of this age. We wish him good fortunes for the coming years so he can continue engaging us with his exceptional comic style and timing.
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