Raghu Ram Ambadapudi was earlier a 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. Now he owns a startup 'Monozygotics'
Raghu Ram was born 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 Bank Manager 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 Kerala School, Sec 8 , R.K.Puram, New Delhi . 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. He later explained in his autobiography that it was a prank played by him, to pick up a fight with the judges which was insisted by one of his colleagues and his wife who have been working there(Indian idol season 1) as moderators.
Ram, along with MTV Roadies co-hosts, his brother Rajiv and Ranvijay Singh; had to face a difficult situation where some activists tried to blacken their face Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Pune. This was for using foul language on national television while they were participating in a promotional rally in the city.
Ram wrote his autobiography titled Rearview: My Roadies Journey, published in 2013.
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. They have decided to separate, after being married for almost a decade.
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 conversation with his fans on 17 October 2014.[unreliable source][unreliable source] Brothers have also acted in several movies like Tees Maar Khan in 2010 along with Akshay Kumar as Johari brothers though the film did't do well at box office. In the same year Raghu also acted in Jhoota Hi Sahi with bollywood actor John Abraham, his acting was appreciated by critics.
- Gupta, Yatin (22 February 2014). "'Rearview, My Roadies Journey' is all things about Raghu and Roadies". ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 1 May 2015. ISBN 9-78812-912-9116
- Ghosh, Debasmita (4 May 2012). "Sugandha wants to act with Raghu". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Yes, Raghu and I are separating, confirms Sugandha Garg". The Indian Express. 2016-01-04. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
- Tweet from Raghu Ram stating, he won't be a not part of Roadies. twitter.com
- Another Tweet from Raghu Raghu, saying he has moved on from roadies. twitter.com
- "Music Television (MTV) India", at the Internet Movie Database
- Official twitter handle of Raghu Ram
- mtvindia.com, MTV India official website
- cooldose.com, Cool Dose official website
- Official Mobile App, Blot Canvas official android app of Raghu Ram