Infobox actress
name = Bhanupriya

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birthdate = birth date and age|1967|01|15
birthplace = Andhra pradesh, India

Bhanu Priya Born in a Telugu Brahmin family on January 15, 1967 was a leading actress of the
Telugu film industry and Kollywood from 1980 to 1993. She also acted in Bollywood in the 1990s. She is now living in United States teaching Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi, the two famous South Indian classical dances. She has acted in over 111 films as a heroine. She is known as the 'other Sridevi'.


Bhanupriya made her debut in the Telugu movie Sitara directed by veteran Vamsy, which was a big hit. She has acted as a heroine in over 25 Telugu films, around 30 films in Tamil and also 14 Hindi films and a few Malayalam films.She is known to be an expert in classical dances,in fact all her critically acclaimed movies were based on the subject of classical dance, like Vamsy's "Sitara" and veteran Kasinadhuni Viswanath's "Swarnakamalam" in Telugu and Sathyan Anthikkad's Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal in Malayalam. She is also part of Mani Ratnam's stage show "Netru, Indru, Naalai".

Tamil Filmography

* Kadamba - Dr.Vishnuvardhan(Kannada)
* Mella Pesungal (Debut Film) - Vasanth
* Araro Ariroro - K. Bagyaraj
* Sundara Kaandam - K. Bagyaraj
* Simhadriya simha - Dr.Vishnuvardhan(Kannada)
* Dhalapathi - Rajinikanth, Mammootty
* Maharasan - Kamalhassan
* Bharathan - Vijayakanth
* Sathriyan - Vijayakanth
* Sirayil Pootha Chinna malar - Vijayakanth
* Kaviya Thalaivan - Vijayakanth
* Brahma - Sathyaraj, Khusboo
* Magudam - Sathyaraj, Gouthami
* Therkku theru machan - Sathyaraj
* Kattalai - Sathyaraj
* Pangali - Sathyaraj
* Pudhu Manithan - Sathyaraj
* Uzhavan - Prabhu
* Chakravarthi - Karthik
* Amaran - Karthik
* Anantha Poonkatre - Karthik, Meena
* Gopura Vasilile - Karthik
* Azhagan - Mammooty
* Vaname Ellai - Anandbabu - Cameo role
* Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda- Sivakumar
* Pondatti Sonna kettukanum - Chandrasekar
* Thalaimurai - Rajkiran
* Adi ratham - Nazaar
* I Love You Teacher - (Malayalam)


Bhanupriya married Adarshkoushal, an award-winning photographer based in the United States and son of famous Bharatanatyam artist Sumathikoushal in United States. They have a daughter. Now, they are settled in Chennai.


* Bhanupriya is now in Chennai and planning to direct a film , with classical dance as lead role Fact|date=February 2007
* She also acted in a television Serial Shakthi , shown over in Sun Network channels.
* Her sister Shantipriya(Nishanthi) also acted in several films including the biggest hit "Enga ooru paatukran(1988)".She stars as "shenbagam" who fell in love with a milkman ramarajan and finally commit suicide once she found that shes engaged to another person. The other films she acted was of moderate success.
* She is famous for her expressions using her eyes , which led her to a career in modelling. Her most famous ad was of Eyetex, a popular eyeliner.
* She is currently working on "Devathalu" ,"Pellaindhi Kaani "(Telugu) , "Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan" , "Theekuchi" , "Polladhavan", "Porantha veeda pukuntha veeda"(TV serial) in Tamil.
* Cinematographer and director P.C.Sriram once described her as having the most beautiful and photogenic face among south Indian movie actresses.

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