Biography of Ravi Teja
Bhupatiraju Ravi Shankar Raju is an Indian film actor who started as a hardworking film artist and rose to become a hero.
Ravi Teja was born in Jaggampeta, East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. He is the eldest of three sons to his father, Bhupatiraju Rajgopal Raju, a pharmacist, and mother Rajyalaxmi Bhupatiraju, a home maker. Both his brothers are now actors as well. Before starting his career in Tollywood, Ravi Teja spent most of his childhood in Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and Bhopal.
He moved to Vijayawada along with his family and joined Siddhartha Degree College to pursue his Bachelors in Arts. Half way through his graduation, he left for Chennai on 2 October 1988, to begin a career in film.
His interest in films brought him into the film industry. In the beginning, he worked in both television and film as an assistant director but continued in feature films after that. He worked in several Bollywood as well as Tollywood projects including Prathibandh, Aaj Ka Goondaraj, and Criminal. He managed to do a few small time roles in Bollywood as well. He acted as one of Chiranjeevi's friends in Aaj Ka Goondaraj. Ravi Teja joined Krishna Vamsi as an assistant director for Ninne Pelladatha and played a small role in the film. Krishna Vamsi cast him as one of the lead actors in Sindhuram. After that he played second lead in films like Pattukondi Chuddam, Premaku Velayara, and Padutha Thiyaga. His first film as a lead actor was Neekosam (1999), directed by Srinu Vaitla.
Ravi Teja took distribution rights for his Mirapakaya after the producer couldn't arrange his remuneration on time. So, he indirectly entered into film distribution business.
In late 2010, two of his brothers are arrested for their involvement in drug nexus.
On March 23, 2011, raid are held on his residences and other properties in Hyderabad in regard to discrepancies in regard to tax payments despite increase in their endorsements and business ventures. IT Department served them notice and sought explanation.
Marriage and family
Ravi Teja married Kalyani in 2002. The couple have two children, Mokshadha (2003) and Mahadhan (2006)
Ravi Teja resides in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
He won the 1999 Nandi Awards - a Nandi Special Jury Award for the movie Nee Kosam. Later in 2002, he got another Nandi Special Jury Award for the movie Khadgam. With success in lead roles, in 2008, he got a Nandi Award for Best Actor for the movie Neninthe. He is nominated for the 2008 Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Telugu for Krishna and another nomination for 2009 Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Telugu for the movie Kick.
Ravi Teja Movies List
List of Telugu Movies in which Ravi Teja acted.
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