Bhanupriya, who was a famous actress of South Film Industry, is not interested in any introduction. Bhanupriya celebrates her birthday on 15 January. Bhanupriya earned a lot of name in South not only on the strength of her acting and beauty. Born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, Bhanupriya stepped into acting at the age of 17. Her first film is 'Mella Pesungal' which was released in 1983.
Bhanu ventured into Bollywood in the 90s after gaining popularity in the South. The story of Bhanupriya appearing in films is also very interesting. Bhanupriya's real name is Manga Bhama. She did not had a film background. While she was studying in school, one day Bhagyaraja Guru came there. He wanted to get a teen girl for his film who knows how to dance.
He selected Bhanupriya, but during a photoshoot he felt that Bhanu was too young, so he did not cast her in the film. After this Bhanu never went to school again. She had already spoken in school that she was playing in films and would go to school after the film got out of hand, it would have made fun of her. After this she found work in films and also got success.
Meanwhile, Bhanupriya also got photoshoot done. When Bharathiraja Guru got his eye on this photoshoot, he gave her a chance in Tamil film 'Pasiyadu'. While she was doing this film, she was offered Vamsi Guru's 'Sitara' followed by 'Chandrangam'. First 'Sitara' was released, which proved to be a big hit and won several awards with the best regional film at the national level.
Bhanupriya made her Bollywood entry in the 1986 film Dosti Dushmani. She has acted in nearly 150 films so far, including 'Insaaf Ki Pukar' (1987), 'Khudgarz' (1987), 'Mar Mitenge' (1988), 'Tamancha' (1988), 'Suryaa: An Awakening' (1989), 'Dav Pech' (1989), 'Garibon Ka Daata' (1989), 'Kasam Vardi Ki' (1989), 'Zahreelay' (1990) and 'Bhabhi' (1991). In most of Bhanupriya's films, her costar was Jitendra.
Bhanupriya gave 33 years to the film industry. Bhanupriya's personal life is also quite interesting. In an interview, Bhanupriya said that she loved NRI Adarsh Kaushal. Since Adarsh lived in America, both of them were often on the phone. Bhanu's parents were against the marriage of both. Bhanupriya later married on 14 June 1998 in California. 5 years later in 2003 she gave birth to daughter Abhinaya. However Bhanupriya and Kaushal divorced in 2005 after 7 years of marriage.
After this, Bhanupriya got the custody of the daughter and she moved to Chennai. Bhanu is now single-handedly raising a 17-year-old daughter. Bhanupriya also has a sister 'Shantipriya', who, like her, has done a few films in the 90s in Tamil, Telugu and 'Saugandh' in Bollywood. Although Shantipriya never became famous like Bhanu.