|Years active 1984–present|
Name Tanikella Bharani
|Role Film actor|
Spouse Durga Bhavani
|Born 14 July 1954 (age 61) (1954-07-14) Secunderabad, Telangana, India|
Occupation Actor, writer and film director
Children Maha Teja, Soundarya Lahari
Parents Laxmi Narasamma, Sethu Ramalingeswara Rao
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Tanikella Bharani (Telugu: తనికెళ్ళ భరణి; born 14 July 1954) is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, dialogue writer, poet, theatre actor, playwright and director predominant in Telugu cinema. He has worked in more than 750 films (Including Tamil, Kannada and Hindi). He has garnered three Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards.
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- Early life
- Literary works
Tanikella’s ancestry includes poets and literary figures of Telugu literature. Diwakarla Venkatavadhani and Viswanatha Satyanarayana were his grand uncles. Divakarla Tirupati Sastry one of the Telugu poet duo Tirupati Venkata Kavulu were his great-grand-uncles. Tanikella is his family name, Bharani is his given name.
He is fluent in Telugu (his mother tongue), Tamil, Hindi and is conversational in English. Tanikella's son-in-law's name is Mangalampalli Sai Karthik.
Tanikella Bharani is a stauch, religious Shaiva Hindu who is known for singing devotional songs in praise of Sri Shiva and Devi Parvati, and propagates to his fellow Hindus to not just read the Bhagavad Gita but to follow what it teaches. He is also a strong supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and has endorsed current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's previous bid for office.
Bharani did stage plays in the mid 70s and during this time he made the acquaintance of Rallapalli, a Tollywood actor. With his help Bharani started writing small dialogues and stage scenes. Later, he took a diploma in Theatre arts. Following Rallapalli's advice he moved to Chennai.
He started his career as a dialogue writer for Kanchu Kavachum in 1984. and has written dialogues for various movies like Ladies Tailor (1985 film), Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Varasudochhadu (1988), Chettu Kinda Pleader (1989), Swara Kalpana (1989), Shiva (1989) and Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (2004). Bharani also penned and sung the lyrics of Gundammagaari Manavadu (Bhale Bhaleti Mandu).
He has acted in more than 750 movies starting with Ladies Tailor (1985) & Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987) in which he was seen as Dora Babu. In 1989 he appeared in the hit film Shiva by Ram Gopal Varma which starred Nagarjuna. With the release of the film Shiva, he received much recognition and his character Nanaji impressed the whole Telugu audience.
He also played the lead role in the Hindi comedy film Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal in 1999. His powerful antagonism in Samudram won him the Nandi award as the Best Villain. After 2000, he started playing more mature roles in movies like Manmadhudu (2002), Okariki Okaru (2003), Samba (2004), Malliswari, Godavari (2006), and Happy (2006).
Tanikella Bharani directed Telugu Drama film Mithunam is a 2012 featuring S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Lakshmi. Tanikella Bhranai received CineMAA Award Special Jury Award for Best Direction for this film.
Tanikella Bharini wrote seven Telugu devotional songs song for the album "Nee Lona Shivudu Galudu, Na Lona Shivudu Galadu," literally translating as "The Lord Shiva in you and the Lord Shiva in me can rule the world." He also sang the title song for Nalona sivudu galadu and Shahabash Raa Shankara which were written by him.
- Nakshatra Darshanam
- Endaro Mahanubavulu
- Jambu Dweepam
- Chal Chal Gurram
- Naalona Sividu kaladu is a composition of 7 songs written by Sri Tanikella Bharani.
- Sabhash raa sankara! Is composition by Bharani about the Concept of Siva(శివ తత్వమ్).
- Naamanasu Kothi raa Raama !
- Aata gadaraa siva
- Sabhashuraa Sankara