Ramoji Rao

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Ramoji Rao
Born Cherukuri Ramoji Rao
(1936-11-16) 16 November 1936 (age 81)
Pedaparupudi, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Ramoji Film City, Anajpur, Telangana, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Businessman, Media Entrepreneur
Spouse(s) Ramadevi
Children Kiran, Suman

Cherukuri Ramoji Rao (Telugu: error: {{lang}}: no text (help); born 16 November 1936), better known as Ramoji Rao (Telugu: రామోజీరావు), 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 Raj, 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. Rao's younger son, Cherukuri Suman, died of cancer on 7 September 2012.[9]

Awards and honours[edit]

Civilian honours
National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards

Honorary PhD[edit]


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