Nandamuri Kalyan Ram

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Nandamuri Kalyan Ram
Nandamuri Kalyan Ram in Valencia.jpg
Ram in Valencia
Born (1978-07-05) 5 July 1978 (age 42)[1]
Hyderabad, India
Telangana, India)
Other namesNKR
EducationMS at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, US,BE at Coimbatore [2]
OccupationActor, Film producer
Years active1989; 2003–present
ChildrenSourya Ram and Taraka Advitha
Parent(s)Nandamuri Harikrishna
Lakshmi Nandamuri
RelativesJr. NTR(step-brother)
Nandamuri Suhasini(sister)
N. T. Rama Rao (grandfather)
Nandamuri Balakrishna (uncle)
N. Chandrababu Naidu (uncle)
Daggubati Purandeswari (aunt)
Nara Lokesh (cousin)
Nara Rohit (cousin)
Taraka Ratna (cousin)

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram (born 5 July 1978) is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Telugu cinema. He was born to actor and politician Nandamuri Harikrishna and Lakshmi. He is a grandson of N. T. Rama Rao, who was an actor and politician. His younger brother, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, is also an actor. Ram is best known for his roles in action films such as Athanokkade, Hare Ram and 118. Ram is the owner of the production company N. T. R. Arts, named after his grandfather.[3] He also owns "Advitha Creative Studios", a video effects company, which provided special effects for movies such as Legend, Nannaku Prematho and Krishnashtami.


Ram started his acting career in 2003 with Toli Choopulone followed by Abhimanyu, which were both commercial failures. In 2005, he established his own banner N.T.R. Arts under the name of his grandfather N. T. Rama Rao known as 'NTR'.[4] He then produced Athanokkade, which introduced Surender Reddy as a director, and it was a critical and commercial success. His next films Asadhyudu, Vijayadasami and Lakshmi Kalyanam bombed at the box office. However, his 2008 release Hare Ram became a critical and commercial success. His 2009 release Jayeebhava and 2010 release Kalyanram Kathi emerged as commercial failures. In 2013, Ram produced and starred in Om 3D which was touted as India's first 3D action film and was released in late summer[when?] 2013.[5] Despite the hype, the film ended up as a commercial failure.[6]

In 2015, Ram starred in Pataas which turned out to be a blockbuster with positive reviews.[7] For the first time, he produced a film without himself as the lead, titled Kick 2 under N.T.R. Arts. It stars Ravi Teja as a lead, and is directed by Surender Reddy, which turned out to be a flop at the box office.[8] Ram's later release for 2015 featuring him as the lead was Sher opposite actress Sonal Chauhan. It was directed by Mallikarjun and was produced by Vijayalakshmi Pictures.[9]

In 2016, Ram produced and starred in Puri Jagannadh's Ism as an undercover journalist.[10] In 2018, he acted the lead role in the film MLA[11] and Naa Nuvve. In 2019, he played the role of his father Nandamuri Harikrishna in the films N.T.R: Kathanayakudu and N.T.R: Mahanayakudu. He then proceeded to star in K. V. Guhan's 118 along with Shalini Pandey and Nivetha Thomas.[12] The film became a critical and commercial success.[13][14]

Ram's next release was the 2020 film Entha Manchivaadavuraa directed by Satish Vegesna of Sathamanam Bhavati fame. It is an official remake of the Gujarati-language film Oxygen.[15]


Year Film Role Actor Producer Notes
1989 Bala Gopaludu Raja Yes No Child Artist
2003 Toli Choopulone Raju Yes No
Abhimanyu Abhimanyu Yes No
2005 Athanokkade Ram Yes Yes
2006 Asadhyudu Pardhu Yes No
2007 Vijayadasami Sivakasi Yes No
Lakshmi Kalyanam Ramu Yes No
2008 Hare Ram Ram / Hari Yes Yes
2009 Jayeebhava Ram Yes Yes
2010 Kalyanram Kathi Rama Krishna Yes Yes
2013 Om 3D Arjun Yes Yes India's first 3D Action film
2015 Pataas Kalyan Yes Yes
Kick 2 N/A No Yes
Sher Gautham Yes No
2016 Ism Satya Marthand/Kalyan Ram Yes Yes
2017 Jai Lava Kusa N/A No Yes
2018 MLA Kalyan Chaturvedi Yes No
Naa... Nuvve Varun Yes No [16]
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Nandamuri Harikrishna Yes No
N.T.R: Mahanayakudu Yes No
118 Gautam Yes No
2020 Entha Manchivaadavuraa Balu Yes No
2020 Ravan Yes No

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  1. ^ "All you want to know about #KalyanRam". Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Kalyan Ram Nandamuri - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film hero". Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Kalyan Ram's Hits and Flops". Archived from the original on 11 December 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Kalyan Ram begins a VFX Company". 15 July 2014. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Kalyan Ram`s OM Releasing On July 19". Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Kalyan Ram turns police officer in his next film". Times of India. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Pataas - Wait is over, It's a blockbuster!!". Archived from the original on 1 February 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Ravi Teja Kick 2 in Kalyan Ram production". Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Vanya Mishra to romance Kalyanram". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Ism first look". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 7 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Kalyan Ram's MLA Movie Review & Rating". The Hans India. Archived from the original on 24 March 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Jr NTR claps first shot of brother Kalyan Ram's new film. See photos". 25 April 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  13. ^ "118 Movie Review: Kalyan Ram starrer opens to positive response; check it out".
  14. ^ "118 Final Total WW Collections".
  15. ^ "Interesting update on NKR's Entha Manchivadavuraa".
  16. ^ "Not Aishwarya Lekshmi, Tamannaah Bhatia to star in Kalyan Ram's next". Deccan Chronicle. 27 August 2017. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.

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