Mangabhanu (born 15 January 1967) better known by her stage name Bhanupriya, is an Indian film actress, Kuchipudi dancer, and voice artist known for her works in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films. She was one of the mainstream top actresses for more than a decade from 1983 to 1996. She made her acting debut with the Tamil film Mella Pesungal (1983). She then appeared in the Telugu hit Sitaara, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year. She then played an ornithologist in the 1985 mystery film Anveshana. In 1986, she made her Hindi film debut with Dosti Dushmani.In 1988, she appeared in Swarnakamalam, which was screened at the Indian panorama section of the 1988 International Film Festival of India and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Bhanupriya received the Indian Express Award for Best Actress, the Nandi Award for Best Actress, and the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu for her performance in the film. In 1989 and 1991, her performances in the Tamil hits Aararo Aariraro, and Azhagan brought her the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prizes, respectively.In a career spanning of 37 years, Bhanupriya has acted in 155 feature films of mostly in Telugu 85, Tamil 45, Hindi 10, Malayalam 9, Kannada 6 in a variety of roles and has garnered three state Nandi Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, two Cinema Express Awards, two Filmfare Awards South and the JFW Divas of South India Award - for her contribution to South Indian cinema, the Gemini TV Puraskaram for lifetime achievement in television and various other honors.
Bhanupriya married Adarsh Kaushal, a digital graphics engineer, at the Sri Venkateswara temple in Malibu, California, on 14 June 1998. The couple has a daughter, Abhinaya, born in 2003.Bhanupriya divorced Kaushal in 2005 and returned to India, and resumed her acting career. She lives in Chennai with her daughter. Her ex-husband Adarsh Kaushal has suffered from sudden massive heart attack and died on 3 February 2018.
Bhanupriya was born on 15 January 1967 in Rangampeta village near Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh in a Telugu-speaking family, to Pandu Babu and Ragamali. She was named as Mangabhanu. Her family later moved to Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She has an elder brother Gopikrishanan and a younger sister Shantipriya, who has also been a film actress since the 1990s.
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Sri Raja Rajeswari
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A loose adaptation of C. V. Raman Pillai's historical novel Marthandavarma with focus on the character of Subhadra.
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A movie about the life of Annamayya, an Indian saint-poet. Annamayya is a 1997 Tollywood film. Raghavendra Rao is starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishnan, Mohan Babu, and Roja. Keeravani is the mu...
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Chakravarthy, a new CID officer, lives in Bhanu's rental house. Bhanu hates the police department so Chakravarthy lies about his job. His superior reveals that Bhanu killed her half-brother Boopathy....
The story depicts the life of a young farmer who has lived life to his fullest and made others live it too.
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Chellappa (Jayaram), an orphan, runs a photo studio in deficit with his friends (Chinni Jayanth and Vadivelu). Mary (Bhanupriya) comes to his village to learn singing to a guru (Kalyan Kumar) and she ...
Vadivelu, who belongs to a small rural community and leads a carefree existence with his friends, but also takes a strong stand against injustice and exploitation.
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Bharath is framed for the murder of his elder brother by Gangadharan, a powerful businessman. In jail, he befriends three convicts who help him escape and take revenge against Gangadharan.
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Neenga Nalla Irukkanum
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Pondatti Sonna Kettukanum
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Gopura Vaasalile Starring by Karthik and Bhanupriya. A young man (Karthik) leads an unexciting life. His unemployed friends (Nasser and two others) pile up on him. Nasser and his friends see a pretty ...
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abu is a care-taker in a mental hospital who shows much devotion to his job unlike other employees and more affection towards the patients in the hospital. He wears the patients' dress and moves with ...
Garibon Ka Daata
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Bharatamlo Bala Chandrudu
Balachandra, a branded terrorist, seeks revenge for the brutal murder of his father. However, he has to join forces with police officer Ranjit Kumar to punish a group of smugglers.
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Insaf Ki Pukar
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Srinivas and his sister Lakshmi start a new life thanks to their cousin, Saroja. Years later, things take an unexpected turn when she falls in love with Srinivas, who is in love with Lalitha.
Chittibabu (Chiranjeevi) and Bhanupriya are small-time thieves who are fighting with each other. Sathyanarayana and Gollapudi are CBI officers who are investigating Kannada Prabhakar (KP) and his acti...
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A 1986 Hindi movie.
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A comedy film directed by Jandhyala starring Bhanupriya, V.K. Naresh and Subhalekha Sudhakar in lead roles.
An officer investigates a series of killings, allegedly by a man-eating tiger in the forest. However, his findings reveal the truth about a sinister serial killer.
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