Bhanu Priya (Telugu:భానుప్రియ) (Born in on January 15, 1967) was a leading actress of the Telugu film industry, Malayalam, Tamil from 1980 to 1993. She also acted in Bollywood in the 1990s.
She was born in a Hindu, Telugu family. Her sister Nishanthi knowed as Shantipriya.
Bhanupriya made her debut in the Telugu movie Sitara directed by veteran Vamsy, which was a big hit. She has acted in over 25 Telugu films, around 30 films in Tamil and also 14 Hindi films and a few Malayalam films.
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.
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.
She has acted in over 111 films as a heroine. She is known as the 'other Sridevi'.
- 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)
- Gokulam - Arjun (Tamil)
- Karuppu Pavadai - HariPrasad.P(Tamil Pondichery)
- Bhanupriya is now in Chennai and planing to direct a film , with classical dance as lead role
- She also acted in a television Serial Shakthi , shown over in Sun Network channels.
- Her sister Shantipriya also acted in several films with 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.