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Brahmanandam Kanneganti was born on the 1st February 1956 in Chaganti Vari Palem Sattenapalli, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh India, and is a comedian and actor, best known for his work in Telugu cinema. He is the winner of numerous awards, among others Nandi, Santhosham and The FNCC Telugu Cinema Awards. Brahmanandam has been active in the entertainment industry since the mid-1980s.
How rich is the actor? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of Brahmanandam’s net worth is as much as $50 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Acting is the main source of his wealth.
Brahmanandam Net Worth $50 Million
To begin with, the boy was raised in Muppala near Sattenapalli, nowadays Andhra Pradesh, by a Brahmin family belonging to the Vishwakarma community; he is the seventh of eight children. His stage talent was revealed early during school education, and while still at high school he won awards including for the Best Supporting Actor at the Narasaraopet Festival in 1968, while just 12. For several years after graduation he worked as a Telugu teacher in Attila, but also appeared in Dooradarshan’s comedy series “Pak Pakal”, and had a small role in “Chantabbai” (1986), directed by Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry. At least his net worth was established.
Concerning his professional career, Brahmanandam’s debut was the portrayal of Ara Gundu in the film “Aha Naa Pellant” (1987), which was directed by Jandhyal, and is considered a Bollywood classic, with Brahmanandam’s performance in the film sometimes referred to as legendary; it was also a box office hit.
Brahmanandam is one of the most respected comedic actors in the Telugu film industry, and has also featured in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi paintings. In 2007, he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as an actor with the highest number of roles in one language. By 2013, incredibly he had officially appeared in more than 900 films – other sources say more than 1000. To give examples, he starred in “Jamba Lakidi Pamba” (1993), “Evadi Gola Vaadidhi” (2005) and “Bruce Lee – The Fighter” (2015). In 2017, he starred alongside Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal in the Telugu action film “Khaidi No. 150” (Prisoner No. 150) directed by V. V. Vinayak, all raising his net worth.
He occasionally lends his voice in film songs too, and also leads the “10 Lakh Show” on the iNews Channel. All the aforementioned engagements have increased the total size of Brahmanandam’s net worth.
Talking about awards, he holds an honorary doctorate from Acharya Nagarjuna University received in 2005. Moreover, he is the winner of Filmfare Awards, Sitara Film Award and CineMAA Award. Recently, he was awarded the SIIMA Award, TSR-TV9 Film Award and Hyderabad Times Film Award for his contributions to the Indian film industry.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Brahmanandam is married to Lakshmi Kanneganti, and they have two children. They currently live in Hyderabad, India.