Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1954-07-14
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Tanikella Bharani (born 14 July 1954) is an Indian actor, screenwriter, poet, playwright and director who works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has worked in more than 750 films, including Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi. He has won three Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards.
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 was his great-grand-uncle.He is fluent in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi and is conversational in English. Tanikella is a staunch, religious 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.
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A tough army major is deployed to Kurnool on a mission to keep the country safe from external threats.
Abandoned after his parents' death, a short film actor assumes multiple identities to bond with people in need of love and affection.
Fate plays a vital role in connecting the life of Bantu, a son who seeks validation from his cold-hearted father with the life of Raj, whose millionaire father wishes that he was more assertive.
Vikranth plans a series of robberies on noted politicians. After a major robbery at his house, home minister, Nayak orders for an inquiry. To his shock, he comes to know that the man behind these robb...
A biographical film based on the life of veteran southern actress Savitri who took the film industry by storm in the late 50s and 60s
A carefree young man is forced to alter his life due to a shocking event that takes place in his life. He fights against an evil, corrupt politician to get justice for the society.
A billionaire Govinda Bhargav and his son are murdered with the aim of a hostile takeover of their company. But what his enemies do not know is that he has an heir that no one knows of.
Chay is a happy-go-lucky guy living in Spain with his relatives. A mistaken identity at the airport results in him reaching out to Meera, with whom he falls in love at first site. So far, so good. ...
A 5 Crore INR worth of vintage Rolls Royce car called Shamanthakamani owned by a millionaire Krishna gets stolen from the parking lot of a 5 Star hotel which leads into an aftermath. Inspector Ranjith...
Bāhubali 2: The Conclusion
When Mahendra, the son of Bāhubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.
Ami Tumi 2017 Telugu Movie
A woman switches places with her maid in a bid to keep from marrying the man chosen for her by her father.
Radha is a story of a young boy who gets inspired to become a police officer following his belief that Lord Krishna rescued him in the avatar of a cop when he was a child. How Radha fulfils his desire...
The emperor of Satavahana kingdom, Satakarni comes across many challenges when he attempts to convince his wife that their son is bound to take part in battles and vanquish his enemies.
The anguish that negligent children can cause is depicted here from the parents' perspective. Raghavaraju (Prakash Raj) is a farming landlord in Atreyapuram village of Andhra Pradesh. He lives with h...
Om Namo Venkatesaya
Raama, who is a devotee of Lord Venkateswara, denounces worldly pleasures including his soon-to-be-bride and maradalu Bhavani and ends up at Tirumala. He decides to change the face of Tirumala by turn...
DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham
A righteous young man who helps everyone gain their rightful justice, gets recruited as an undercover agent to work on a high profile case that involves a crime lord working for a corrupt minister who...
Nene Raju Nene Mantri
Nene Raju Nene Mantri is the story of Radha Jogendra and the love of his life, Radha. His whole world revolves around her and he can go to any lengths to make her happy. But what happens when such pro...
Raja the Great
Raja is a blind man who's trained by his head constable mother to use his disability to his advantage. Lucky is the pampered daughter of a police officer and they're each other's whole world. What hap...
Sardaar Gabbar Singh
Gabbar Singh arrives at the empire of Rathanpur to save the princess and the civilians from the ruthless criminal Bhairav Singh.
An undercover journalist finds himself hunted by corrupt politicians and the gangster whose daughter he betrayed in order to obtain evidence against him.
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada
A visual effects artist gets possessed by an evil spirit and tries to get rid of it until he meets another innocent soul possessed by spirits.
Sirish belongs to a well to do family which is headed by Prakash Raj. Things in his family get disturbed when Srirish’s brother loves and marries a middle class girl against his father’s will. In this...
When a charming NRI girl falls in love with a wealthy businessman, she unwittingly sparks conflict within his large joint family. How will her lover find a way to marry her, while still ensuring that ...
Bruce Lee - The Fighter
When a stuntman is mistaken for a police officer, he begins fighting crime.
An overweight, young woman, who finds it hard to land a husband, learns to accept her 'Size Sexy' figure and leads an awareness campaign against a dubious slimness centre.
When Jahnavi approaches Vishwanath, a con man, with an idea to humiliate three people, who wrecked her father's life, he joins hands with her without any second thoughts. The rest of the film is about...
Tiger, an aggressive young man, can do just about anything for his best friend Vishnu. When Vishnu falls in love with Ganga, the lives of the lovers are in danger. Will Tiger be able to save them?
Daya, a corrupt police officer, finds his life changing when he takes on a case of gang rape.
A happy-go-lucky Aakash who becomes the right hand man of a powerful politician who arranges for him to be married to his daughter Shraddha who falls in love with him, until he reveals the truth that ...
A doctor living abroad returns to India to sell his property, where he falls in love with a woman who tries to get him to help the people in her village.
Bāhubali: The Beginning
The young Shivudu is left as a foundling in a small village by his mother. By the time he’s grown up, it has become apparent that he possesses exceptional gifts. He meets the beautiful warrior princes...
Anna is a much revered Rowdy who is law onto himself. He opposes the construction of a dam that would displace villagers from 30 villages. His enemies plan to eliminate him by manipulating Anna's elde...
Kalavaram (English: Riot) is a 2014 Tamil film directed by Ramesh Selvan and produced by Ravichandran. The film features veteran actors Sathyaraj and Tanikella Bharani in the leading roles, while an e...
In this quest for sanctuary, love, and identity, a man and his uncle arrive in Hyderabad, where they capitalize on the uncle's resemblance to a local don.
Surya, a juvenile offender, completes his education in prison and upon release embarks on his dream project. However, he has to overcome numerous obstacles to turn his dream into a reality.
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Relangi Mavayya is a gentleman from a small village Relangi and he believes in human values and relationships. He has two sons Peddodu aka Mallikharjuna Rao and Chinnodu aka Seetha Rama Raju. Peddodu ...
A young man and his lookalike team up to fight injustice and settle their personal scores with the evildoers.
A young woman becomes embroiled in a financial and political conspiracy while studying in Spain, as she meets a young musician with a somewhat dark past unfolded through the pages of his lover's diary...
Nandu, a happy-go-lucky college student falls head over heels in love with Akarsha and goes all out to woo her. But only after Akarsha falls for him does she realize that he has revenge on his mind.
An elderly couple live by themselves while their children are settled abroad; they take each day as special and enjoy their life.
A boy runs away from home, angry with his stepfather and half-brother. Years later, he becomes a police inspector and fights a notorious criminal.
An intelligent young man and a timid cop team up to catch a criminal who wants revenge after a foiled bank robbery.
A carefree man inadvertently frees a group of kidnapped young women from a criminal gang of traffickers and earns their wrath. His girlfriend's wealthy father arranges her wedding with an equally weal...
Oh My Friend
Two childhood friends, who believe they share a platonic bond. When complications arise in their romantic relationships due to their friendship, how will their relationship evolve?
Set in Kolkata, the story revolves around Jai, an orphan nurtured into an accomplished hit man by Bhagawan, a ruthless gangster. Due to this, Jai is loyal to him and keeps protecting him all possible ...
A youngster, who does anything for money, avenges on those who killed the family of Niharika.
Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju
An aspiring director works hard to fulfill his dream of making a movie. However, in the purely commercial process of turning a script into the final product, he faces so many challenges and is forced ...
Once Upon a Warrior
In a teardrop-shaped land called Sangarashtra, a 9-year-old girl with special healing powers tries to save her homeland from the tyranny of an evil queen with the help of a blind swordsman.
Badri is made the protector of Badrinath temple. However, when a woman falls in love with him, his guru wonders whether to make Badri his successor as only an unmarried man can be the next guru.
Ajay (Siddharth) comes to Kasi, where his thoughts and ideas on life and death undergo a sea change after he meets a young boy. He relocates to Chennai and stays in a house owned by a couple S V S Mur...
A killer bandit decides to become a politician in order to avenge deaths in his family.
Rakht Charitra 2
The sequel carries forward the tale of power and revenge which exploded in Rakht Charitra 1. The rebel leader turned politician, Pratap consolidates his political base but is forced to retread the pat...
Samy and Karuna grow up together in the slums of Royapuram. One day, they witness the brutal murder of their teacher by a gangster. While Karuna manages to kill the gangster, Samy tells to the cops th...
Gaayam 2 is a 2010 Telugu film, directed by Praveen Sri, an associate of Ram Gopal Varma. The Film stars Jagapathi Babu, Vimala Raman, Tanikella Bharani, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Jeeva and. The film is a ...
Upon the death of his father, Arjun Prasad campaigns to become the CM of Andhra. He hopes to eradicate corruption from Indian Politics.
A cop, doesn't believe in finishing criminals in fake encounters but in a judicial way. A powerful politician hires an assassin to get rid of his competitors.
Balakrishnan and Ashok are two childhood friends who lose touch with each other. One of them goes on to become a national figure and the other, a village barber.
A young boy kills his parents' murderer, runs away and is brought up by a kind woman. He becomes a car thief in order to support his family. When an apparently mentally challenged woman is found hidin...
A brave man decides to kidnap his friend's beloved from a forced marriage, but ends up abducting the wrong bride. Ironically, the bride he kidnapped is ecstatic because she was already planning an esc...
A man saves the son of a local don from rivals, and gets a job in the don's gang. Things change when he falls in love with a girl who wants him to quit the gang.
Azhagiya Tamil Magan
Guru has the ability to predict future events. With his unique ability, he identifies several future events, including the attempted murder of his lover by a look-alike.
Sada Mee Sevalo
Tilak (Venu) is a mind games expert and tries to help the people in need. He, his friend (Sunil) who is a lawyer, and a former police (Mallikarjuna Rao) help the needy people who are in the public. Ve...
Nandu, an orphan, is a top-notch professional killer in town. He manoeuvres his operations with the help of his buddy. In one such operation, he falls into the eyes of the cops. While fleeing from the...
Muthu Pandi, a village strongman, decides to marry Dhanalakshmi, and begins his quest by eliminating everyone who opposes their union - starting with both her brothers. In desperation, Dhanalakshmi de...
The movie is about Rayalaseema factionism. The director Vinayak tried to make it a different one by presenting it with a message. A message to say education should be of outmost importance in once lif...
"Unless you believe in some principles to be true, there can be no peace. The intellect of all those who say "this is all we know, this what there is" is weak and fatigued. Perhaps there is another ex...
Gambeeram movie is all about Assistant Commissioner of
A man falls in love with a woman, unbeknownst to the fact that she is a princess in hiding.
A factional leader's only daughter falls in love with his loyal lieutenant's son. When the childhood lovers' secret is exposed their fathers become enemies. How will the young man react to his lover's...
Ela Cheppanu (Telugu: ఎలా చెప్పను, English translation: How Should I Say?) is a Telugu film starring Shriya and Tarun, directed by Ramana. It is the remake of the Bollywood hit movie Tum Bin. Tarun ....
Shaka killing his own brother for particular information about a hidden treasure. Another man who knows about it is Veeru Dada. In the encounter of Veeru Dada jumps off into a river from a cliff. Afte...
Abhiram is a manager in his own ad agency. He hates women and he feels that all women are traitors. Abhirams uncle, who is the chairman of the ad agency, appoints Harika as an assistant manager. Thoug...
Two unemployed youths kidnap their wealthy neighbor and later learn that her husband wants her dead for the property; they end up helping her out of the situation.
Durga is in love with Anith; he is all set to marry her and settle down in life. But things change when his brother Mohanakrishna is killed by a rival gang supported by Gurunarayana, the local MLA. Du...