Ramoji Group

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Ramoji Group
Industry conglomerate
Founded 1962
Founder Ramoji Rao
Headquarters Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Services Mass media, Entertainment, film production, financial services, retail, education, hospitality

Ramoji Group is a conglomerate headed by Ramoji Rao and headquartered in Hyderabad. Its businesses cover television and newspaper media, film production, financial services, retail, education and hospitality.[1] In 1996, one of its businesses, Ramoji Film City, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest film studio complex in the world.[note 1]


Ramoji Group is over five decades old.[1]


Ramoji Film City[edit]

Ramoji Film City (Telugu: రామోజీ ఫిలిం సిటీ, RFC) is situated near Hayathnagar in Hyderabad, Telangana. It opened in 1996 and was certified by Guinness World Records as the largest integrated film city.[note 1] It contains over 1,666 acres (6.74 km2) of land, and is the site for Ushakiran Movies. It hosts a theme park and the Ramoji Academy of Film and Television (RAFT), which offers degrees in filmmaking.[1][2][3]


Eenadu, which started in 1974 in Vizag, is one of India’s largest circulated regional language daily newspapers.[citation needed] Its Telugu language daily is printed from 23 centres.[1][4]

ETV Network[edit]

ETV is a satellite television network of 12 channels aired in eight languages:[1] Telugu, Bangla, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Gujarati, Urdu and Hindi. It reaches out to viewers in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, and has a dedicated channel for each of the four Hindi-speaking states.[citation needed]

Ushakiran Television carries out television content development for ETV. It has divisions all over India and employs over 1000 people.[citation needed]

Ushakiran Movies[edit]

Ushakiran Movies, founded in 1983, has produced over 80 films in various Indian languages such as Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali.[2][3] It distributes its films through Mayuri.

Other holdings[edit]

  • Margadarshi Chit Fund: The group's flagship company, which was founded in 1962 in a small rented building on Himayat Nagar road, is one of the chit fund (financial instrument) companies, and has a subscriber base of 360,000 members.[citation needed]
  • Dolphin Hotels: The group set up its first three-star hotel in Vizag in the 1980s and now operates a range of hotels in Ramoji Film City from luxury Hotel Sitara to budget property Tara.[1][better source needed]
  • Kalanjali: A large shopping mall that offers arts, crafts and textiles from all parts of India.[1][better source needed]
  • Priya Foods: Manufacturing and marketing condiments, confectionery and edible oils.[1][better source needed]
  • Brisah: Women's clothing brand, specializing in formal dress and party wear.[1]
  • Ramadevi Public School:ICSE school in hyderabad established in 2002.Sponsered by Ramadevi Trust


  1. ^ a b In 2012, the Prayag Film City of Kolkata was developed and took over the title of world's largest integrated film city.[when?]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "About RFC - Ramoji Group". Ramoji Film City. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Ramoji Film City". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "About - Ramoji Film City". Ramoji Film City. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Eenadu Info". EEnaduinfo.com. Ushodaya Enterprises. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  5. ^ "Free Case Study | The Ramoji Group | Leadership Case Study | Case Studies | Case Study in Business, Management". Icmrindia.org. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 

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