A. V. S.
Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam
2 January 1957
|Died||8 November 2013 (aged 56)|
Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam (2 January 1957 – 8 November 2013), better known by his initials, A.V.S., was an Indian actor, comedian, producer, director, and journalist known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema. A.V.S. is regarded as one of the finest comic actors of Telugu cinema, noted particularly for his comic dialogue delivery, and expressions. A.V.S. starred in over five hundred feature films, and has garnered four state Nandi Awards, including Best Comedian, and Best character actor.
Early life and career
AVS was born on 2 January 1957 at Tenali town, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He was introduced to the film industry by director Bapu through his film Mister Pellam in the year 1993. With this film, he became a comedy star in the Telugu film industry. For his role he received many awards including Nandi Award by Government of Andhra Pradesh. He won many private and Government awards for both in films and in TV shows. He produced two films: 'Uncle' and 'Ori Ni Prema Bangaaram Kanu...!' and directed 4 films, namely Super Heroes, Ori Ni Prema Bangaaram Kaanu..!, Room Mates, and Kothimooka. He was General Secretary of the Movie Artistes Association for 3 terms.
AVS sustained kidney and liver trauma for some days. He had a liver transplant in 2008. He died on 8 November 2013 at his son's residence in Manikonda, Hyderabad after multiple organ failure.
- Nandi Award for Best Character Actor - Kothimooka - 2011
- Nandi Special Jury Award - Uncle - 2000
- Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian - Subha Lagnam - 1994
- Nandi Special Jury Award - Mr. Pellam - 1993
|1993||Ish Gup Chup||Telugu|
|1993||Vaddu Bava Tappu||Telugu|
|1994||Shubhalagnam||Telugu||Madhu's house owner|
|1994||Allari Premikudu||Telugu||Chandram 's assistant|
|1994||Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam||Telugu|
|1995||Rikshavodu||Telugu||G. K. RMP's Assistant|
|1995||Ghatotkachudu||Telugu||a villain with his moto Rangu Paduddhi which means colour will fall literally Blood will fall|
|1995||Alluda Majaka||Telugu||Konda Babu/Gundela Mandela|
|1996||Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi||Telugu||S.I.|
|1996||Dharma Chakram||Telugu||Gumastha Gurulingam|
|1996||Oho Naa Pellanta||Telugu|
|1996||Sri Krishnarjuna Vijayam||Telugu|
|1996||Intlo Illalu Vantaintlo Priyuralu||Telugu|
|1998||Maavidaakulu||Telugu||Aaha TV owner|
|1998||Aavida Maa Aavide||Telugu||Hotel owner|
|1999||Ravoyi Chandamama||Telugu||V. K. Sonty|
|2000||Kante Koothurne Kanu||Telugu|
|2000||Jayam Manadera||Telugu||Sonthi Paramahamsa|
|2001||Appa Rao Ki Oka Nela Thappindi||Telugu|
|2003||The Rite, a Passion||Telugu|
|2005||Veeri Veeri Gummadi Pandu||Telugu|
|2007||Yamagola Malli Modalaindhi||Telugu|
|2009||Bendu Apparao RMP||Telugu|
|2010||Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam||Telugu|
|2014||Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Charitra||Telugu|
- "AVS- Biography". maastars.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "AVS - Profile". Maastars.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "AVS Died". Filmcircle.com. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
- Kumar, KV Anand (8 September 1998). "Telugu Cinema's Clean Commedian". Deccan Chronicle. p. 24.
- "Popular Telugu actor Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam no more - Indian Express".
- "AVS - Producer". indyarocks.com. Archived from the original on 1 September 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "AVS - Directed Movies". telugumovietalkies.com. Archived from the original on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "Home". Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2015.