Raghu Ram at Agnee's Bollywood debut gig
15 April 1975
Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Occupation||Television producer, Actor, Singer|
|Years active||1993 – Present|
Raghu was born an identical-twin in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, and raised in Delhi, India, along with his twin brother, Rajiv Laxman. He studied at the Woodstock School in Landour, Uttarakhand, with his brother. They later attended the University of 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, he joined Osmania University in Hyderabad where he completed his graduation.
Raghu started at MTV India supervising shows including MTV Love Line with Malaika Arora Khan and Cyrus Broacha, video jockeys (VJ)s, 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 has also been recently nominated for Best Singer award in Gima Awards 2012 for his song Manmani. Raghu 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.
Raghu Ram, the bullying judge of MTV Roadies, who mercilessly rejects contestants on his show, had in fact tasted rejection himself when he was sitting on the other side in the first season of the singing reality show Indian Idol.
He has authored autobiographical book named 'Rearview : My Roadies Journey'.
|2010||Tees Maar Khan||Johri|
|2010||Jhootha Hi Sahi||Omar|
|2013||Love Yoou Soniye||Mahendra Singh Gill|
- "Music Television (MTV) India", at the Internet Movie Database
- mtvindia.com, MTV India official website
- cooldose.com, Cool Dose official website
- Official Mobile App, Blot Canvas official android app of Raghu Ram