15 May 1988 |
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Years active||January 2006–present|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 5'7"|
Ram is the son of Murali Mohan Pothineni, the nephew of noted film producer Ravi Kishore Pothineni, popularly known as Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. He was born in Hyderabad, Telangana. He did his schooling at Chettinad Vidyashram.
In 2002, Ram acted in a Tamil short film titled Adayaalam and he won Best actor in European movies festival. The producer and Director were awarded Notable film in New Jersey Art Film Festival. Ram made his debut in 2006 with Devadasu and the film went on to become a blockbuster, running for 175 days in over a 17 centers and completed 205 days in Hyderabad Odeon 70mm theatre. His second film, Jagadam was directed by Sukumar. Though it did not do well at the box office, it received critical acclaim. He then appeared in Ready alongside Genelia D'Souza directed by Srinu Vaitla with the film becoming a huge success, prompting remakes into other Indian languages and catapulting him to the big league. In 2009, he had two releases, Maska and Ganesh Just Ganesh, the latter was not successful at the box office. Maska had one of the biggest openings at the time, collecting over ₹2.5 crores on the opening day and recovering its investment within the first week. In 2010, Ram had only one release, Rama Rama Krishna Krishna, produced by Dil Raju and directed by Srivaas. Ram's next film Kandireega was a big blockbuster of 2011 and Ram proved to be the man of the masses along with his lover boy image. His next latest release was Endhukante Premanta with Tamannaah, directed by Karunakaran and produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. The movie was shot in the beautiful lavish locales with a huge budget but it turned out to be an average grosser.
In 2013, Ram had yet another release, Ongole Githa with Kriti Kharbanda directed by Bhaskar and produced by B.V.S.N. Prasad. The movie was released on 1 February 2013 was sold for a record price in Ram's career and was commercial failure at the box office. He next starred with Daggubati Venkatesh in Masala, the remake of the Hindi film Bol Bachchan which was directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and jointly produced by Sravanthi Ravi KIshore and Suresh Babu. In 2014, a new film Pandaga Chesko has been launched on 29 May 2014 in the direction of Gopi Chand Malineni that will be produced by Paruchuri Kireeti on United Movies Banner. Pandaga Chesko released with not so encouraging reviews but managed to strike the right chord with the masses and stood as a hit film in 2015. Then released Shivam and Nenu Sailaja within a gap of three months in the same year. Both produced by his own production house, Shivam took a great opening but could not sustain due to bad reviews. Surprisingly, the immediate release Nenu Sailaja took a grand opening worldwide with a record collection of 7 crores on day 1, the highest for Ram and is doing extremely well worldwide. It is the highest viewed music video album for a Telugu film on YouTube with over 3 songs with 15 million views and "Crazy Feeling" with over 25 million views, a record for a Telugu film. Hyper released on September 30, 2016, directed by Santosh Srinivas and produced under 14 Reels Entertainment. Movie bags the mixed reviews from class and mass audience and ends up as an average grosser.
|1||2006||Devadasu||Devdas||Ileana D'Cruz, Shriya Saran||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut - South
remade in Bengali as Paglu (2011)
|3||2008||Ready||Chandu||Genelia D'Souza||Nominated, Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award|
|4||2009||Maska||Krishna alias Krish||Hansika Motwani, Sheela||remade in Bangladeshi as Hero 420.|
|5||Ganesh Just Ganesh||Ganesh||Kajal Aggarwal, Poonam Kaur|
|6||2010||Rama Rama Krishna Krishna||Rama Krishna||Arjun Sarja, Priya Anand, Bindu Madhavi|
|7||2011||Kandireega||Srinivas alias Sreenu||Hansika Motwani, Aksha Pardasany, Swathi Reddy||Nominated, Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award.|
|Tamannaah||based on an American romantic comedy fantasy film Just like Heaven (2005).|
|9||2013||Ongole Githa||Dorababu / Whiteu||Kriti Kharbanda|
|10||Masala||Ram / Rehman||Venkatesh, Anjali, Shazahn Padamsee||Remake of the Hindi film Bol Bachchan|
|a||2015||Pandaga Chesko||Karthik||Rakul Preet Singh, Sonal Chauhan|
|13||2016||Nenu Sailaja||Hari||Keerthi Suresh|
|15||2017||Ram15||TBA||Anupama Parameswaran, Megha Akash||Kishore Tirumala film launched|
- Biography - Heroram.com
- "Official Twitter account @ramsayz". Retrieved 2013-05-02.
- "Stars : Star Interviews : 'Sravanthi' Ravi Kishore - Interview". Telugucinema.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- Telugu cinema trade report for the first half of year 2006 - idlebrain.com
- CineGoer.com - Box-Office Records And Collections - All Time Long Run List
- Surprise success - Times Of India
- "Venkatesh joining hands with Ram for Bol Bachchan remake". Oneindia Entertainment. Retrieved 30 Jan 2013.
- "Ram new film with Gopichand Malineni". TeluguHour. Retrieved 16 January 2014.