Raghu Ram

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Raghu Ram
Raghu Ram at Agnee's Bollywood debut gig.jpg
Raghu Ram at Agnee's Bollywood debut gig
Born Raghu Ramalingam
(1973-04-15) 15 April 1973 (age 41)
Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Television producer, Actor
Years active 1993 – Present
Spouse(s) Sugandha Garg
Raghu Ram (left) with his brother Rajiv

Raghu Ram (born 15 April 1973)[citation needed] in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India is senior supervising producer at MTV India and the executive producer of reality television shows MTV Roadies and MTV Splitsvilla. He is married to actress Sugandha Garg. His brother is Rajiv Laxman.

Private life[edit]

Raghu Ram was born on 15 April 1973 in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Ram was born an identical-twin and raised in Delhi, India, along with his twin brother, Rajiv Laxman. Their father is a Chartered Accountant and mother a political affairs journalist. They have a younger sister Supriya Nistala, who is married and has a daughter. She lives in Singapore. The twin brothers studied at the Woodstock School in Landour, Uttarakhand. They later attended the University of Delhi in Delhi. In the first year, both were students of Deshbandhu College, but in the second year, they joined Sri Venkateswara College. In the final year, they joined Osmania University in Hyderabad where they completed their graduation.

In 2004, Ram appeared in Indian Idol Season 1 as a contestant and was one of those who came to test his voice out in front of the judges – Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam. He was rejected due to inefficient singing ability and signature attitude traits.

Ram, along with MTV Roadies co-hosts, his brother Rajiv and Ranvijay Singh; had their faces blackened by activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and were chased out of Pune. This was for using foul language on national television while they were participating in a promotional rally in the city. The ABVP later issued a statement saying "we will not tolerate derogatory language and humiliation of women in TV shows".

Ram wrote his autobiography titled Rearview: My Roadies Journey, published in 2013.[1]

Ram is married to actress Sugandha Garg, who has played roles in Hindi films Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, Tere Bin Laden and My Name Is Khan.[2]

Career[edit]

Ram started his career at MTV India supervising shows including MTV Love Line with Malaika Arora Khan and Cyrus Broacha, video jockeys (VJs), and also lead MTV Select and the first few seasons of MTV Super Select with VJ Nikhil Chinapa. His idea of MTV Roadies was accepted as an experimental project by MTV in 2000. The show was tentatively entitled MTV: Find The Road, and was initially met with skepticism by the senior producers of the channel. He was also nominated for Best Singer award in Gima Awards 2012 for his song Manmani. Ram is a senior supervising producer at MTV India and the executive producer of reality television shows MTV Splitsvilla and previously MTV Roadies. Ram announced that he won't be attached with Roadies from Season X2. He said, "roadies is happening. I'm not gonna do it, though. I'm done with it. Moved on. About time, too." in a Twitter conversion with his fans on 17 October 2014.[3][unreliable source][4][unreliable source]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Tees Maar Khan Johri
2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi Omar
2013 Love Yoou Soniye Mahendra Singh Gill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gupta, Yatin (22 February 2014). "'Rearview, My Roadies Journey' is all things about Raghu and Roadies". ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014.  ISBN 9-78812-912-9116
  2. ^ Ghosh, Debasmita (4 May 2012). "Sugandha wants to act with Raghu". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Tweet from Raghu Ram stating, he won't be a not part of Roadies. twitter.com
  4. ^ Another Tweet from Raghu Raghu, saying he has moved on from roadies. twitter.com

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