Bokkala Kishore Kumar got the moniker Vennela Kishore courtesy of his performance in his debut movie Vennela - a 2005 romantic comedy that went on to become a blockbuster and has since gained a cult following, especially among youngsters. Following his breakthrough role, Kishore has appeared in around a hundred films, primarily in comedic roles. He is one of the most sought-after comedians in contemporary Telugu cinema and has won several accolades including a Nandi Award and an IIFA Award in the course of his career.
Notable acting credits include Inkosaari (2010), the Mahesh Babu starrer Dookudu (2011), Pilla Zamindar (2011), Yevadu (2014), Gopala Gopala (2015), Janatha Garage (2016), Agnyaathavaasi (2018), Jamba Lakidi Pamba (2018), Chi La Sow (2018), Saakshyam (2018), Geetha Govindam (2018), Dhrushti (2018), Neevevaro (2018), Deva Daasu (2018), Amar Akbar Anthony (2018), Padi Padi Leche Manasu (2018), 1st Rank Raju (2019), Ninnu Veedani Needanu Nene (2019), Manmadhudu 2 (2019), Saaho (2019), Jodi (2019), Gang Leader (2019), Tenali Ramakrishna BA BL (2019), Tholubommalata (2019) and Ashwamedham (2019). His other releases include Entha Manchivaadavuraa
(2020), Disco Raja
(2020), Jaanu (2020), Solo Brathuke So Better
and Alludu Adhurs
. His 2021 release includes Jathi Ratnalu