Bokkala Kishore Kumar (born 19 September 1980), known professionally as Vennela Kishore, is an Indian film 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 and one IIFA Utsavam Award.
Kishore completed his master's degree in Ferris State University, Michigan and started as a software engineer. He then appeared in Deva Katta's directorial Vennela (2005) which marked his entry to the film industry.Kishore received appreciation for his role "Sastri" in the film Dookudu. His other performances include Bindaas, Pilla Zamindar, Daruvu, Seema Tapakai, Badshah, Doosukeltha, Pandaga Chesko, Aagadu, 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.
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.
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Jamba Lakidi Pamba
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Touch Chesi Chudu
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Ami Tumi 2017 Telugu Movie
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Raju Gari Gadhi 2
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DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham
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Soggade Chinni Nayana
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Edu Gold Ehe
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Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam
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Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada
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Janda Pai Kapiraju
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Son of Satyamurthy
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Bhale Manchi Roju
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Bhale Bhale Magadivoy
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Malligadu Marriage Bureau
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Paandavulu Paandavulu Thummeda
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Oka Laila Kosam
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Abbayi Class Ammayi Mass
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Athadu Aame O Scooter
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Routine Love Story
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Yemaindi Ee Vela
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