|Born||Cherukuri Ramoji Rao
November 16, 1936
Pedaparupudi, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Ramoji Film City, Anajpur, Telangana, India|
|Occupation||Businessman, Media Entrepreneur|
Cherukuri Ramoji Rao, better known as Ramoji Rao (born 16 November 1936) is an Indian businessman, film producer, and media entrepreneur. He is head of the Ramoji Group which owns, among other things, the world's largest film production facility, Ramoji Film City and film production company Ushakiran Movies, established in 1983.
Rao was born in Pedaparupudi, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh State, into an agricultural family. Companies owned by the Ramoji group include Margadarsi Chit Fund, Eenadu newspaper, ETV, Priya Foods, Ushakiran Movies and as mentioned above, the Ramoji Film City near Hyderabad. He is also the chairman of Dolphin group of hotels in Andhra Pradesh and has won 4 Filmfare Awards.
Rao's younger son, Cherukuri Suman, died of cancer on 7 September 2012.
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu (producer) - Nuvve Kavali (2000)
- Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) - Pratighatana (1985)
- Filmfare Special Award - South for excellent outstanding contributions of south Indian cinema (1998)
- Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) - Nuvve Kavali (2000)
- Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South (2004)
- "Largest film studio". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- on YouTube