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Vennela Kishore


Bokkala Kishore Kumar (born 19 September 1977), known professionally as Vennela Kishore, is an Indian actor and director who works in Telugu-language films. Known for his comic roles, he was given the moniker "Vennela" after his first feature film Vennela (2005). He is a recipient of two Nandi Awards, two SIIMA Awards, and one IIFA Utsavam Award.


Kishore was born and brought up in Kamareddy of present-day Telangana. He moved to Hyderabad for graduation and then emigrated to the US for higher studies. Kishore completed his master's degree at Ferris State University, Michigan, and started as a software engineer.


During his stay in the U.S., Kishore got an opportunity to work in Deva Katta's directorial Vennela (2005) which marked his entry into the film industry.


Kishore received appreciation for his role "Akella Vigneswara Rao" in the film DJ. His other performances include Bindaas, Pilla Zamindar, Daruvu, Sarkaru Vaari Paata, Badshah, Doosukeltha, Pandaga Chesko, Goodachari, S/O Satyamurthy, Srimanthudu, Bale Bale Magadivoy, Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada, and Ami Thumi.


He also directed two Telugu films (Vennela 1½, and Jaffa). After tasting failure with his directorial projects, he has returned to acting.


Kushi as Pitobash


Red as Purushotham


Goodachari as Shaam