26 August 1989
|Alma mater||University of Hyderabad|
Priyadarshi Pulikonda (born 26 August 1989) is an Indian actor and comedian who works in Telugu films. He gained recognition for his role in Pelli Choopulu (2016). In addition to supporting roles, Priyadarshi played the lead in films such as Mallesham (2019), Mithai (2019), and Mail (2021).
Priyadarshi was born on 26 August 1989 in a Telugu-speaking family in Telangana, India. His father Pulikonda Subbachary is a professor and his mother name is Jayalakshmi. Priyadarshi's parents shifted to Hyderabad when he was 2 years old since then they have been living in Hyderabad. They lived in the Old City until he was 10, later moved to Gachibowli and now lives in Chandanagar. He did his Bachelor of Science in Statistics from MNR Degree & PG College and has a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication from the University of Hyderabad.
Priyadarshi played the role of a terrorist in the 2016 film Terror, which was met with critical acclaim. However, his rise was through the character of Kaushik in the successful 2016 romantic comedy Pelli Choopulu. The film was praised for story line, performances and clean humuor. Priyadarshi was praised for pulling off the Telangana Baasha with ease. He has acted in a web series Loser, where he played the role of a rifle shooter. His performance was appreciated by critics.
In an interview with the The Hindu, he said he was inspired to become an actor after watching Sagara Sangamam, calling it a "paradigm shift". He is a fan of actors Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi, and directors K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, and Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.
Besides working in several short films, he has also worked in Jai Lava Kusa, which also stars NTR Jr., Nivetha Thomas and Raashi Khanna in the lead roles. He also appeared in the Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder, directed by AR Murugadoss.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2017||The Ghazi Attack||Lt. Nilesh Mishra||Simultaneously shot in Hindi|
|Babu Baga Busy|
|Take Off||Indian in Iraq||Malayalam film|
|Jai Lava Kusa||Obulesh ‘Obs’|
|Spyder||Vinay/Madhu(Tamil)||Simultaneously shot in Tamil|
|Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi||Sathish|
|Middle Class Abbayi||Darshi|
|Idi Maa Prema Katha|
|2018||Rangula Ratnam||Vishnu's friend|
|Kanam||Sub Inspector Agni|
|Nela Ticket||Lawyer Yadagiri|
|W/O Ram||Police Officer Chary|
|NOTA||Wong||Simultaneously shot in Tamil|
|Padi Padi Leche Manasu||Darshi|
|1st Rank Raju||Chintu|
|Rama Chakkani Seetha|
|Frozen 2||Olaf||voice artist|
|2020||Loser||Suri Yadav||Web series on ZEE5 Platform|
|World Famous Lover||Gautham's friend|
|Bombhaat||Karun||Amazon Prime Video film|
|Guvva Gorinka||Raghuram||Amazon Prime Video film|
|Radhe Shyam||TBA||Bilingual in Telugu and Hindi |
Awards & Honors
|2016||2nd IIFA Utsavam||Best Performance In A Comic Role - (Telugu)||Pelli Choopulu||Won|||
|2017||7th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Comedian (Telugu)||Pelli Choopulu||Won|||
|2019||Radio City Cine Awards S2||Best Comedian||Tholi Prema||Won|||
|2020||Zee Cine Awards Telugu||Best Comedian||Brochevarevarura||Won|||
Priyadarshi married Richa Sharma in 2018.
- @priyadarshi_i (26 August 2019). "Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. #Gratified" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Ranjith, Gabbeta (17 September 2017). "Priyadarshi to be seen in 'Jai Lava Kusa', 'Spyder' and 'Unnadi Okate Zindagi'". Telangana Today. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
- "KTR releases song penned by Priyadarshi's father". Times of India. 13 June 2020.
- Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (1 August 2016). "More than just a funny guy". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
- "Pelli Choopulu Success for Pelli Choopulu Actor". The Hans India. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
- "A Hyderabadi in first web thriller". deccanchronicle.com. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
- Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (16 May 2020). "'Loser' review: Priyadarshi, Annie and Kalpika walk away with the honours". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
- Parasuraman, Prathyush (18 May 2020). "Loser On Zee5 Review: Starring Priyadarshi, This Is A Sterile and Stretched Sports Drama Across Three Generations". Film Companion. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
- "'Naandhi' showcases a new Allari Naresh and glimpses of police brutality". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 30 June 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 31 August 2020.CS1 maint: others (link)
- "IIFA Utsavam: Complete winner's list". Indian Express. 30 March 2017.
- "SIIMA Awards 2017 Telugu winners list: Jr NTR and Rakul Preet Singh declared best actors". International Business Times. 2 July 2017.
- "City-Cine Awards - Radio City". Radio City. 2019.
- "Complete winner list of Zee Cine awards Telugu 2020". 12 January 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2020.