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Amazing Things about an Indian Actor Who Acted in 1,000 Movies 

Know this guy? You probably do. I for one, have seen him in every other Tollywood movie. I'm not even sure if I have watched 1,000 movies in total, but this guy has actually worked in more. Yes, he has worked in over a thousand movies.Brahmanandam Kanneganti, the supporting actor who works in Tamil and Telugu films is one of the most sought-after comedians in Tollywood. The popular Telugu actor has spent 31 long years in the industry. And may I say, he has earned the respect of everyone. There's always one funny guy without whom, the movies are incomplete. He is 'THE ONE'! Be it a thief or a bank manager, be a photographer or a writer, this side actor has played all the roles.  Coming from a small village, he is the 7th son of his parents. He is a perfect example of those rags to riches stories.Take a look...

The man who holds a Guinness World Record.

Yes, Brahmanandam's name is in Guinness World Records. The renowned Tollywood actor is known all over the world for his record-breaking number of films. This makes me wonder if there are any Telugu movies even made without him?! 

He was also honoured with the Padma Shri.

Along with a lot of other awards, the Telugu comedian received the Padma Shri for his contribution to arts. This happened back in 2009, but...

The actor was asked to return the award.

Like in his movies, his real life seems to have a touch of comedy as well. He was asked to surrender his title of Padma Shri over 'misuse' of the title. Apparently using it as a prefix in the credits of films isn't allowed or appreciated. He did surrender it at the end of 2013.

What is Brahmanandam's net worth?

Nevertheless, his net worth is around $50 million which is around ₹320 crores.

He charges approx. 1 crore per film.

Being one of the most sought-after comedians, it is known that he charges over ₹1 crore per film. That is huge. He might also be the highest paid comedy actor in the industry, really. 

Once he used to be a Telugu teacher.  

Not many people know that the popular Telugu comedian holds a degree of M.A. in Telugu language. He used to teach Telugu and has excellent literary skills.   

These days he has turned into a poet. 

As per Deccan Chronicle, he is interested in writing and also pens down poems. He isn't getting it printed right away though.   

Still continues acting though.

Even today, seeing him on screen is one of the best things ever. His expressions and wit surely make Tollywood a little more cheerful than it already is.  

One of the best comic actors. 

I wouldn't want him to be a director anyway. Who would want to miss this small (he's 5'3'') funny guy who lights up the entire movie with his appearance? That's all for now.You can write to me at ankita@wittyfeed.com for suggestions, feedback or anything.