During these tensed times, comic relief is a welcome break from the day-to-day struggles. There are a few Tollywood actors who are our heroes for making us laugh countless times. Here we list our favorite Telugu comedians who we have come to love. Who is your favorite?


The comedy king of Tollywood, Brahmanandam was awarded with Padma Shri in 2009 for his excellence in Indian cinema. He holds the Guinness World Record for playing the highest film credits to over 1000 movies. He is one of the best comedian actors of India and especially Telugu, loved especially for his comic expressions.

MS Narayana

MS Narayana was one among the best T-town comedians who appeared in almost 700 films and has won five Nandi Awards in the Best Male Actor In Comedic Role category for the films Maa Nanna ki Pelli, Ramskkanodu, Sardukupodam Randi, Sivamani and Dookudu. Though he is not any more amongst us, he is still alive on the screens with his impeccable comedy characters making us carry off the humour elements of a movie with elan.


Ali is another comedian who has acted in more than 1000 films and has been an actor since his childhood. He also played the lead in a superhit movie Yama Leela and went on to act in several movies in the lead role. His comedy movies in the direction of SV Krishna Reddy and Puri Jagannath stood tall among his best works and he is still doing strong and well-etched comedy roles.

Venu Madhav

Well known for his spoofs on celebrities, this comedian started his career in the early nineties and went on to act in more than 600 films. He is famous for his roles in all the movies directed by VV Vinayak, among other leading directors. We lost this talented man at the young age of 49 to kidney and liver complications.

Priyadarshi Pulikonda

Started his career with Pelli Choopulu, there is no looking back for the current happening comedian of Telugu cinema. He was seen as a lead in Mallesam and has also acted in a web series titled Loser.

Sunil Varma

Sunil is a well-established comedian popular for his roles in over 200 movies, written and directed by Trivikam Srinivas, Teja and many other directors. He also proved his mettle as a leading hero in movies like Maryada Ramana etc.

Babu Mohan

Started his career in late ’80s, Babu Mohan is a find of veteran director Kodi Ramakrishna and came to limelight with his initial movies like Aahuti, Ankusham, Mamagaru and such. He went on to act in many movies and also served as an MLA for several terms.

Vennela Kishore

Of the recent lot, Venella Kishore is one of the happening comedians. He debuted in 2005 with the movie Venella, he went on to act in several movies and is one of the busiest comedians in the tinsel town.


Among the yesteryear’s comedians, Relangi Venkata Ramaiah stood top among the list and was awarded a Padma Shri in the year 1970 for his contribution towards Indian cinema.


The other star comedian among the ’60s and ’70s is Rajbabu, who is popular for his works in Tayarama Bangaraya, Chitti Thammud, Goodachari 116, Saakshi, Raja Babu, Badi Panthulu and such.