L B Sriram is a renowned Telugu actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He was born as Lanka Bhadradri Sri Ram in the village of Nedunuru, East Godavari. He is the son of Sri Lanka Venkata Rama Sastri Somayaji, a famous Vedic scholar, who received the Rashtrapathi Award in 1994.
Initially, he has been a playwright and actor in the Mahati Theatre Society (which was established by his brothers and some friends) for 20 years, before entering the Telugu cinema as a screenwriter in the year 1988. Sriram has written dialogues for more than 40 films including 'April 1st Vidudhala', 'Appula Appa Rao', 'Vaarasudu', '
', 'Hitler', '
', 'Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw' and many more. He won several accolades for his outstanding work as a screenwriter including the Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer for films like 'Ramasakkanodu' in 1999 and the Telugu film, 'Sontha Ooru', where he also acted and won the Nandi Award for Best Character Actor in 2009.
He turned actor after doing some guest appearances in several films. His breakthrough came in the year 1999, through E. V. V. Satyanarayana’s 'Chala Bagundi'. For his comic role in the film, he earned another Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian in the year 2000. He was also given a chance to do a sentimental film, 'Ammo Okato Tareekhu', which was adapted from Sriram's own play entitled Onteddubandi. Since then, he acted in several films including 'Itlu Sravani Subramanyam', '
', 'Hanuman Junction', 'Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru', 'Thotti Gang', 'Dil', '
', 'Mr & Mrs Sailajakrishnamurthy', '
', 'Subhas Chandra Bose', '
', 'Baladur', '
' and many more. He was last seen in Rakesh Srinivas satirical comedy film, '
A Shyam Gopal Varma Film