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Ravi Teja

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In this Indian name, the name Bhupatiraju is a patronymic, not a family name, and the
person should be referred to by the given name, Ravi Teja.

Ravi Teja
Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju
January 26, 1968
Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India
Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana,
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Telugu
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1990present
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Spouse(s) Kalyani
Children 2
Family Raghu Raju , Bharath Raju (Brothers)

Ravi Teja (born Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju) is an Indian film actor known for his
work in Telugu cinema. He won the Nandi Special Jury Award in 1999 and 2002 for his
performance in the films Nee Kosam and Khadgam and also won the state Nandi Award
for best actor in his film Neninthe in 2008.
He started his career as a supporting artist in Karthavyam (1990) and subsequently played
small roles in the films Chaitanya (1991), Aaj Ka Goonda Raj (1992), Allari Priyudu
(1993) and Ninne Pelladata (1996). Teja also became an assistant director and worked in
several Bollywood and Telugu projects.
His other works include Sindhooram , Idiot, Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru, Khadgam,
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Venky, Naa Autograph, Bhadra, Vikramarkudu, Dubai
Seenu, Krishna, Kick and its sequel, Don Seenu, Mirapakay, Balupu and Power.
In 2012, He was listed 50th in the Forbes India list of top 100 Celebrities, with an annual
income of 15.5 crore (US$2.3 million). In 2013, his annual earnings are 13 crore
(US$2.0 million).[1]


1 Early life
2 Career

2.1 (19901996)
2.2 (19972000)
2.3 (20012005)
2.4 (20062011)
2.5 (2012present)
2.6 Brand endorsement
3 Filmography
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

Early life
He was born to Raj Gopal Raju and Rajya Lakshmi Bhupatiraju in the village of
Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India.[2] Teja 's father was a pharmacist and his mother was
a homemaker. He is the eldest of three sons, the others being Bharath and Raghu, who are
also actors.[3] Teja spent most of his childhood in Northern India because his father used
to move very often due to his work. His schooling was in Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and
Bhopal.[3] Teja completed his schooling at N.S.M. Public School, Vijayawada. Later on he
completed his Bachelors in Arts at Siddhartha Degree College, Vijayawada. In 1988 he
went to Chennai to start his career in films.[3]

In his early years working in Chennai, YVS Chowdary and Gunasekhar were his
roommates.[4] He had small roles in the films Karthavyam (1990), Chaitanya (1991) and
Aaj Ka Goonda Raj (1992). Ravi became an assistant director, working in both television
and film. As an assistant director, he worked in several Bollywood as well as Telugu
projects including Prathibandh, Aaj Ka Goondaraj, and Criminal.[5] He met Krishna
Vamsi and worked as an assistant director under him for the 1996 hit film Ninne
Pelladutha. Vamsi also gave Ravi an opportunity to act in a small role in that film. He
continued to work as an assistant director for few other films.[6]

In 1997, while still working as an assistant director, Ravi Teja got an opportunity to act in
the film Sindhooram directed by Krishna Vamsi as a lead actor. The film won the
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[citation needed]
Ravi Teja followed up with roles in the films Seetha Rama Raju, Padutha Teeyaga,
Manasichhi Choodu and Krishna Reddy's Premaku Velayara. In 1999, he was cast in a
leading role by Srinu Vaitla for Nee Kosam . The film w won the Silver Nandi for Best
Film. Ravi Teja won the Nandi Award for Best Actor Special Jury for his performance .

[citation needed]

Following this, he started appearing in more significant roles such as Krishna

Vamsi's Samudram, Chiranjeevi's Annayya and Budget Padmanabham. He also appeared
in lead roles in multi-starrer films such as Kshemanga Velli Labanga Randi, Tirumala
Tirupathi Venkatesa, Sakuntumba Sapari Vare Sametham and Ammayi Kosam.

In 2001, Ravi Teja's association with Puri Jagannadh began when he cast Ravi as the lead
role in Itlu Sravani Subramanyam.[7] The movie was a commercial hit and got Ravi Teja
credibility as a solo lead actor. In 2002, his next film Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru,
directed by Vamsy and co-starring Kalyani was released. The film was a successful at the
box office and won Ravi acclaim.[8] The year also saw Ravi in Idiot. Directed by Puri
Jagannadh and co-starring Rakshita, was a blockbuster hit and Ravi's performance and
dialogue delivery were praised by critics and movie-goers alike.[9][10]
The year also saw the release of Krishna Vamsi's Khadgam. The movie was a huge
success at the box office and won Sarojini Devi Award for a Film on National Integration.
Ravi's portrayal of a young wannabe actor won him the Nandi Special Jury Award for the
second time.[11] In 2003, Ravi again worked with director Puri Jagannadh for Amma
Nanna O Tamila Ammayi. The film co-starring Asin became a blockbuster hit and Jeevi
of Idlebrain praised him, "Ravi Teja did well. His strength lies in his dialogue delivery
and reckless body language".[12] The year also saw Ravi working in commercially
successful films like Dongodu, co-starring Kalyani and directed by Srinivas Bheemineni
and Veede, co-starring Aarthi Agarwal and directed by Ravi Raja Pinisetty. In the same
year, Ravi was also seen in films like Ee Abbayee Chala Manchodu, Anveshana and Oka
Raju Oka Rani, which failed to do well at the box office.[13][14][15]
In 2004, Ravi Teja co-starred in Venky, directed by Srinu Vaitla. . Idlebrain wrote, "His
comedy is very good in the first half. His antics with Siddanthi and the way he curses
himself in front of the mirror is hilarious".[16] He appeared in Naa Autograph directed by
cinematographer turned director S. Gopal Reddy. A critic from wrote,
"Ravi Teja delivers a stunning performance as a dejected lover".[17] Chanti was directed
by Sobhan . In 2005, Ravi Teja's work included Bhadra directed by Boyapati Srinu and
Bhageeratha, directed by Rasool Ellore. He also worked in the crime film Shock, directed
by Harish Shankar and produced by Ram Gopal Varma.

In 2006, Ravi Teja worked with director S. S. Rajamouli for Vikramarkudu. Jeevi praised
his performance, "Vikramarkudu is the best film of Ravi Teja so far in histrionics aspect.
He did both characters of Athali Sathi Babu and Vikram Rathod equally well, His
mannerism of jintata is simply superb".[18] Later in 2006, Ravi Teja acted in Khatarnak.
In 2007, Ravi Teja worked for the third time with director Srinu Vaitla for Dubai Seenu.
He also did a cameo in Chiranjeevi's Shankar Dada Zindabad. In 2008, Ravi Teja acted
in Krishna[19] directed by V. V. Vinayak. In August 2008, Ravi Teja acted in Baladur.[20]
Later in the year, Ravi Teja again collaborated with director Puri Jagganath for Neninthe.


Although the film was not successful at the box office, Ravi Teja's portrayal of an upand-coming assistant director in the film received acclaim.[22]
In 2009, Ravi Teja worked with director Surender Reddy for Kick. Later that year, he
appeared in Anjaneyulu. In 2010, his films included Shambo Shiva Shambo and Don
Seenu, directed by Gopichand Malineni.
His first release in 2011 was Harish Shankar's Mirapakay. He later starred in Ram Gopal
Varma's Dongala Mutha and made a cameo appearance in Katha Screenplay
Darshakatvam Appalaraju, also directed by Ram Gopal Varma. His last release of the
year was Ramesh Varma's Veera .

His first release in 2012 was Gunasekhar's Nippu. His next release was Siva's Daruvu.
His next release was Puri Jagannadh's Devudu Chesina Manushulu. His last release in
2012 was Parasuram's Sarocharu wrote "Ravi Teja is in a different avatar, a
more subdued one. A change of image and role is necessary for an actor and Ravi Teja
makes the transition fairly well."[23]
His release in 2013 was Gopichand Malineni's action entertainer Balupu . The Times of
India wrote "Ravi Teja has come up with an entertaining performance. His
characterization and the flashback episode as Kancharapalem Shankar looked very
powerful on the screen. He gets into the skin of the character and has done well."[24] The
film turned one of the biggest critical and commercial success of the year,[25][26]
In 2014, he made cameo appearance in Sairam Shankar's Romeo and Power with
debutant director K. S. Ravindra.
In 2015, he starred in Kick 2 directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Nandamuri
Kalyan Ram.[27] After this he started a film titled Bengal Tiger directed by Sampath
In late October 2015, he started a new movie titled Yevado Okadu under his long time
friend Dil Raju's production, which is directed by Venu Sri Ram.[29][30][31]

Brand endorsement
Ravi Teja was signed in as brand ambassador for Lunar - footwear and sandals in the two
states, AP and Telangana.[32] He later endorsed the liquor brand, Lord & Master.[33][34]