Ramoji Rao

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Ramoji Rao
Born Cherukuri Ramoji Rao
(1936-11-16) 16 November 1936 (age 81)
Pedaparupudi, Madras Presidency, British India
Residence Ramoji Film City, Anajpur, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Businessman, Media Entrepreneur
Spouse(s) Ramadevi
Children Kiran, Suman
Awards
Ramoji Rao(To the Left) with Bhakta Tripathy

Cherukuri Ramoji Rao (born 16 November 1936), better known as Ramoji Rao) is an Indian businessman, film producer, educationist, journalist 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.[2][3][4][5] He has garnered four Filmfare Awards South, and the National Film Award for his works in Telugu cinema.[6] In 2016, he was selected to be honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor, for his contributions in journalism, literature and education.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Rao was born in Pedaparupudi, Madras Presidency, British India, into an agricultural family. Companies owned by the Ramoji group include Margadarsi Chit Fund, Eenadu newspaper, ETV, Ramadevi Public School, 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. Rao's younger son, Cherukuri Suman, died of cancer on 7 September 2012.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Language Cast Director Notes
1984 Srivariki Premalekha Telugu Naresh, Poornima Jandhyala
1984 Kanchana Ganga Telugu Chandra Mohan, Saritha, Swapna, Sarath Babu V. Madhusudhan Rao
1984 Sundari Subbarao [10] Telugu Chandra Mohan, Vijayshanti Relangi Narasimha Rao
1985 Mayuri Telugu Sudha Chandran, Subhakar Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Remade in Hindi as Naache Mayuri
Dubbed in to Malayalam and Tamil as Mayoori
1985 Pratighatana Telugu Vijayshanti, Chandra Mohan T. Krishna Remade in Malayalam as Pakarathinu Pakaram and Hindi as Pratighaat
1985 Preminchu Pelladu[11] Telugu Rajendra Prasad, Bhanupriya Vamsy
1986 Pakarathinu Pakaram Malayalam T. Krishna Remake of Pratighatana
1986 Mallemoggalu[12] Telugu Sagarika, Rajesh V. Madhusudhan Rao
1986 Car Diddina Kapuram[13] Telugu Rajendra Prasad, Pavitra D.V. Narasa Raju
1986 Naache Mayuri Hindi Sudha Chandran, Shekhar Suman T. Rama Rao Remake of Mayuri
1987 Chandamama Rave[14] Telugu Chandra Mohan, Kalpana Moulee
1987 Pratighaat Hindi Sujata Mehta N. Chandra Remake of Pratighatana
1987 Premayanam[15] Telugu Naresh, Jayashree C. V. Sridhar
1988 O Bharya Katha[16] Telugu Jayasudha, Chandra Mohan, Sarath Babu Moulee
1989 Mouna Poratam Telugu Yamuna, Vinod Kumar Mohan Gandhi
1989 Paila Pacheesu Telugu Rajendra Prasad, Ramya Krishna, Brahmanandam Moulee
1990 Judgement[17] Telugu Siva Krishna, Vinod Kumar, Yamuna, Aruna A.Mohan Gandhi
1990 Mamasri[18] Telugu Suresh, Ramyakrishna, Liji, Anand Sharath
1990 Manasu Mamata[19] Telugu Naresh, Sithara Moulee
1991 Amma[20] Telugu Suhasini,Sarathbabu, Baby Sunayana Suresh Krissna
1991 Aswini Telugu Bhanu Chander, Ashwini Nachappa Moulee
1991 People's Encounter Telugu Meka Srikanth, Vinod kumar, Bhanupriya Mohan Gandhi
1991 Jagannatham & Sons[21] Telugu Suresh, Sindhuja Anil Kumar
1992 Vasundhara[22] Telugu Sithara[23] Suresh Krissna
1998 Padutha Theeyaga[24] Telugu Vineeth, Heera Rajgopal Kranthi Kumar
1998 Daddy Daddy[25] Telugu ANR, Jayasudha, Harish, Raasi Kodi Ramakrishna
1999 Mechanic Mamaiah'[26] Telugu Rajasekhar, Rambha S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu
2000 Subhavela[27] Telugu Ravi Kanth, Anasuya Ramana
2000 Chitram Telugu Uday Kiran, Reema Sen Teja Remade in Kannada as Chitra
2000 Moodu Mukkalaata Telugu Jagapati Babu, Soundarya, Rambha, Raasi K. Raghavendra Rao
2000 Nuvve Kavali Telugu Tarun Kumar, Richa Pallod K. Vijaya Bhaskar Remake of Niram and Remade in Hindi as Tujhe Meri Kasam and Kannada as Ninagagi
2001 Deevinchandi Telugu Srikanth, Raasi, Malavika Muthyala Subbaiah
2001 Ninnu Choodalani Telugu Jr. NTR, Raveena Rajput V. R. Pratap
2001 Akasa Veedhilo Telugu Akkineni Nagarjuna, Rajendra Prasad, Raveena Tandon, Kasthuri Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
2001 Chithra[28] Kannada Nagendra Prasad, Rekha Vedavyas Dinesh Baboo [29] Remake of Chitram
2001 Anandam Telugu Aakash, Rekha Vedavyas, Venkat, Tanu Roy Srinu Vaitla Remade in Tamil as Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu
2001 Ananda Kannada Naveen Mayur Remake of Telugu film Anandam
2001 Ishtam Telugu Charan, Shriya Saran Vikram Kumar & Raj Kumar
2002 Manasuvunte Chalu[30] Telugu Sai Kiran, Jennifer Kotwal, Sivaji Jonnalagadda Sreenivasa Rao
2002 Priya Nesthama[31] Telugu Venu Thottempudi, Shanu R. Ganapathi
2002 Neetho Telugu Prakash Kovelamudi, Mahek Chahal John Mahendran
2002 Ninagagi Kannada Vijay Raghavendra, Radhika S. Mahendar Remake of Nuvve Kavali
2003 Tujhe Meri Kasam Hindi Ritesh Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh K. Vijaya Bhaskar Remake of Nuvve Kavali
2003 Oka Raju Oka Rani Telugu Ravi Teja, Namitha Yogie
2003 Tholi Choopulone[32] Telugu Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Akanksha Y. Kasi Viswanath
2003 Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu Tamil Jai Akash, Neha Sakthi Chidambaram Remake of Anandam
2004 Anandamanandamaye Telugu Jai Akash, Renuka Menon Srinu Vaitla
2004 Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum Hindi Arya Babbar, Shriya Saran Esmayeel Shroff
2006 Veedhi[33] Telugu Sharwanand, Gopika V. Dorairaj
2007 Sixer Kannada Prajwal Devaraj, Devaki Shashank
2008 Nachavule Telugu Tanish, Maadhavi Latha Ravi Babu
2009 Ninnu Kalisaka Telugu Santosh Samrat, Chaitanya Krishna, Dipa Shah, Piaa Bajpai, Jagapati Babu Siva Nageswara Rao
2009 Savaari Kannada Srinagar Kitty, Raghu Mukherjee, Kamalini Mukherjee, Suman Ranganathan Jacob Verghese Remake of Gamyam
Co Production with Arka Media Works
2010 Betting Bangaraju Telugu Allari Naresh, Nidhi E.Sattibabu[34]
2011 Nuvvila Telugu Avish, Ajay, Prasad Barve, Vijay Sai, Yami Gautam, Sarayu, Remya Nambeesan Ravi Babu
2015 Beeruva[35] Telugu Sundeep Kishan, Surabhi Kanmani Co Production with Anandi Art Creations
2015 Dagudumootha Dandakor Telugu Rajendra Prasad, Sara Arjun R.K Malineni Remake of Saivam
Co Production with First Frame Entertainment

Awards and honours[edit]

Civilian honours
National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards

Honorary PhD[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Chandamama Rave (1987)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Premayanam(1987)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
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  17. ^ "Judgement (1990)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Mamasri (1990)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
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  35. ^ "AnandiArts-UshaKiran film 'Beeruva'". supergoodmovies.com. 11 Nov 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 

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