Ram Pothineni

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Ram Pothineni
Ram at Unnadi Okate Zindagi interview.png
Pothineni in 2017
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Years active2006–present

Ram Pothineni is an Indian film actor who is known for his works in Telugu cinema. He is a nephew of the film producer Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. Pothineni made his film debut in 2006 with the masala flick Devadasu, which became a blockbuster at the box office. He won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut - South for his performance in the film. Following this, Pothineni rose to prominence with leading roles in critical and commercial successes such as Ready (2008), Maska (2009), Kandireega (2011), Pandaga Chesko (2015), Nenu Sailaja (2016), and Hello Guru Prema Kosame (2018).

Personal life[edit]

Pothineni is the son of Muralimohan Pothineni and a nephew of the producer Sravanthi Ravi Kishore.[1]


In 2002, Ram acted in a Tamil short film titled "Adayalam"and he won Best actor in European movies festival. The producer and Director were awarded Notable film in New Jersey Art Film Festival. He auditioned for the lead role in Kaadhal. 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.[2][3] His second film, Jagadam was directed by Sukumar. Though it did not do well at the box office, it received critical acclaim.[citation needed] 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.[4] In 2009, he had two releases, Maska and Ganesh Just Ganesh, the later 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 sold for a record price in Ram's career, released on 1 February 2013 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.[5] In 2015 he starred in Pandaga Chesko directed by Gopichand Malineni and produced by Paruchuri Kireeti under United Movies Banner.[6] Its reviews were not encouraging but it managed to strike the right chord with the masses and became a hit film. his next releases were 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 did extremely well worldwide. It is the highest viewed music video album for a Telugu film on YouTube with over 3 songs with 25 million views and "Crazy Feeling" with over 30 million views, a record for a Telugu film. Hyper was released on 30 September 2016, directed by Santosh Srinivas and produced under 14 Reels Entertainment. It earned mixed reviews and ended up as an average grosser. In 2017, he had another release, Vunnadi Okkatey Zindagi, produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore, which received good reviews. In 2018, he starred in Hello Guru Prema Kosame, directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina. Now, he is currently shooting Puri Jagannadh's iSmart Shankar, where he will be playing a Hyderabadi, alongside with Nidhhi Agerwal and Nabha Natesh.


Year Film Role Director Music
2006 Devadasu Devdas YVS Chowdary Chakri
2007 Jagadam Seenu Sukumar Devi Sri Prasad
2008 Ready Chandu Srinu Vaitla Devi Sri Prasad
2009 Maska Krishna alias Krish B. Gopal Chakri
Ganesh Just Ganesh Ganesh M. Saravanan Mickey J Meyer
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Rama Krishna Sriwass M.M. Keeravani
2011 Kandireega Srinivas alias Sreenu Santosh Srinivas S.Thaman
2012 Endukante... Premanta!
Yen Endral Kadhal Enben!

(Tamil-Telugu Film)

A. Karunakaran G.V. Prakash Kumar
2013 Ongole Githa Dorababu / Whiteu Bhaskar G.V. Prakash Kumar
Masala Ram / Rehman K. Vijaya Bhaskar S.Thaman
2015 Pandaga Chesko Karthik Pothineni Gopichand Malineni S.Thaman
Shivam Shiva/Ram Sreenivasa Reddy Devi Sri Prasad
2016 Nenu Sailaja Hari Kishore Tirumala Devi Sri Prasad
Hyper Surya Santosh Srinivas Ghibran
2017 Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Abhiram Kishore Tirumala Devi Sri Prasad
2018 Hello Guru Prema Kosame Sanju Trinadha Rao Nakkina Devi Sri Prasad
2019 iSmart Shankar Shankar Puri Jagannadh Mani Sharma


  1. ^ "Stars : Star Interviews : 'Sravanthi' Ravi Kishore - Interview". Telugucinema.com. 1 July 2008.
  2. ^ Telugu cinema trade report for the first half of year 2006 - idlebrain.com Archived 5 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ CineGoer.com - Box-Office Records And Collections - All Time Long Run List Archived 15 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Surprise success - Times Of India
  5. ^ "Venkatesh joining hands with Ram for Bol Bachchan remake". Oneindia Entertainment. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Ram new film with Gopichand Malineni". TeluguHour. Retrieved 16 January 2014.

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