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Priyadarshi Pullikonda






26 Aug, 1989 Khammam


Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Priyadarshi Pullikonda

Pulikonda Priyadarshi (born 26 August 1989) known popularly as Priyadarshi, is a Telugu actor and comedian. He rose to fame through his portrayal of Kaushik in the successful romantic-comedy 2016 entertainer Pelli Choopulu.

Pulikonda's father hails from the Telangana region and his mother is from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He has been living in Hyderabad for the past 26 years. He lived in the Old City till he was 10 and later moved to Gachibowli and now lives in Chandanagar. He has a postgraduate in Mass communication from the University of Hyderabad.He said he was inspired to become an actor after watching Sagara Sangamam, calling it a "paradigm shift". He is a self-proclaimed fan of actors Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi, and directors K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, and Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.Priyadarshi played the role of a terrorist in the 2016 film Terror. The film was met with critical acclaim. However, his rise was through the character of Kaushik in the successful 2016 rom-com Pelli Choopulu. The film was praised for its storyline and performances, along with the clean humour. Priyadarshi was praising for pulling off the Telangana dialect with ease.

Besides working in several short films, he is currently working in Jai Lava Kusa which also stars NTR Jr., Niveda Thomas and Raashi Khanna in the lead roles. and in the Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder with AR Murugadoss as the director.

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