Active - 2003 - 2015  |   Born - Feb 1, 1956   |   Genres - Action, Drama

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  • Struggled a lot when he started his career as a TV actor.
  • Made his movie debut in Aha Naapellanta (1985).
  • Bagged his first role as a lead actor in Joker Mama Super Alludu (1992), but the movie bombed at the box office.
  • Won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award (Telugu) for his role in the movie Manmadhudu (2002).
  • Made it into the Guiness Book of World Records in 2007 for acting in 754 Telugu films in a 20-year career.
  • Received a Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2009 for his contribution to Indian cinema.
  • Bagged the Hyderabad Times Best Actor in a Comic Role Film Award for Dookudu (2011).