Actress, Supporting Cast
Govt of AP Nandi Awards in 2002 for Best Supporting Actress in the film Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo;Govt. of AP Nandi Awards in 2005 for Best Supporting Actress in the film Chatrapati;# Nandi Award for Best Actress in 1987 for her performance in Swarna Kamalam
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Bhanu Priya ( Telugu:భానుప్రియ ) is an Indian actress. She was a former leading actress of the Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam film industries from 1980 to 1993. She also acted in Bollywood in the 1990s. She is knownby whom? as the 'other Sridevi'.
Early life

She was born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, on 15 January 1964 in a Telugu family and was settled in Chennai, Tamil Nadu at a very young age.

Her sister Nishanthi, known as Shantipriya, also acted in several films, including the biggest hit, Enga ooru paatukran (1988). She was also seen on national small screen TV sci-fi epic Aaryamaan - Brahmaand Ka Yoddha opposite Mukesh Khanna, in 2002

Bhanupriya has acted in over 111 films as a heroine in various languages. She made her debut in the Telugu movie Sitaara, directed by veteran Vamsy, which was a big hit.citation needed She has acted in over 55 Telugu films, about 40 Tamil films, 14 Hindi films and a few Malayalam and Kannada films.

Bhanupriya began her film acting career when she was just 14 years old. Her first film was Mella Pesungal (1983) in tamil. In Telugu it was Sitaara (1983).

Trained in classical dance, all her critically acclaimed movies were based on the subject of classical dance, like Vamsy's Sitara and veteran K. Vishwanath'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. Banupriya's excellent Bharathanatyam dancing skills are much appreciated in her films.citation needed

Bhanupriya is now based in Chennai and planning to direct a film , with classical dance as lead rolecitation needed She had also acted in a television serial, Shakthi , shown over in Sun Network channels. She is currentlywhen? working on "Devathalu" ,"Pellaindhi Kaani " (Telugu), "Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan", "Theekuchi", "Polladhavan", "Porantha veeda pukuntha veeda" (TV serial) in Tamil.

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. Cinematographer and director P.C.Sriram once described her as having the most beautiful and photogenic face among south Indian movie actresses.

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