Ramoji Rao

Ramoji Rao
Born Cherukuri Ramoji Rao
(1936-11-16) 16 November 1936
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

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

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

YearFilm TitleLanguageCastDirectorNotes
1984Srivariki PremalekhaTeluguNaresh, PoornimaJandhyala
1984Kanchana GangaTeluguChandra Mohan, Saritha, Swapna, Sarath BabuV. Madhusudhan Rao
1984Sundari Subbarao [10]TeluguChandra Mohan, VijayshantiRelangi Narasimha Rao
1985MayuriTeluguSudha Chandran, SubhakarSingeetam Srinivasa RaoRemade in Hindi as Naache Mayuri
Dubbed in to Malayalam and Tamil as Mayoori
1985PratighatanaTeluguVijayshanti, Chandra MohanT. KrishnaRemade in Malayalam as Pakarathinu Pakaram and Hindi as Pratighaat
1985Preminchu Pelladu[11]TeluguRajendra Prasad, BhanupriyaVamsy
1986Pakarathinu PakaramMalayalamT. KrishnaRemake of Pratighatana
1986Mallemoggalu[12]TeluguSagarika, RajeshV. Madhusudhan Rao
1986Car Diddina Kapuram[13]TeluguRajendra Prasad, PavitraD.V. Narasa Raju
1986Naache MayuriHindiSudha Chandran, Shekhar SumanT. Rama RaoRemake of Mayuri
1987Chandamama Rave[14]TeluguChandra Mohan, KalpanaMoulee
1987PratighaatHindiSujata MehtaN. ChandraRemake of Pratighatana
1987Premayanam[15]TeluguNaresh, JayashreeC. V. Sridhar
1988O Bharya Katha[16]TeluguJayasudha, Chandra Mohan, Sarath BabuMoulee
1989Mouna PoratamTeluguYamuna, Vinod KumarMohan Gandhi
1989Paila PacheesuTeluguRajendra Prasad, Ramya Krishna, BrahmanandamMoulee
1990Judgement[17]TeluguSiva Krishna, Vinod Kumar, Yamuna, ArunaA.Mohan Gandhi
1990Mamasri[18]TeluguSuresh, Ramyakrishna, Liji, AnandSharath
1990Manasu Mamata[19]TeluguNaresh, SitharaMoulee
1991Amma[20]TeluguSuhasini,Sarathbabu, Baby SunayanaSuresh Krissna
1991AswiniTeluguBhanu Chander, Ashwini NachappaMoulee
1991People's EncounterTeluguMeka Srikanth, Vinod kumar, BhanupriyaMohan Gandhi
1991Jagannatham & Sons[21]TeluguSuresh, SindhujaAnil Kumar
1992Vasundhara[22]TeluguSithara[23]Suresh Krissna
1998Padutha Theeyaga[24]TeluguVineeth, Heera RajgopalKranthi Kumar
1998Daddy Daddy[25]TeluguANR, Jayasudha, Harish, RaasiKodi Ramakrishna
1999Mechanic Mamaiah'[26]TeluguRajasekhar, RambhaS. V. Rajendra Singh Babu
2000Subhavela[27]TeluguRavi Kanth, AnasuyaRamana
2000ChitramTeluguUday Kiran, Reema SenTejaRemade in Kannada as Chitra
2000Moodu MukkalaataTeluguJagapati Babu, Soundarya, Rambha, RaasiK. Raghavendra Rao
2000Nuvve KavaliTeluguTarun Kumar, Richa PallodK. Vijaya BhaskarRemake of Niram and Remade in Hindi as Tujhe Meri Kasam and Kannada as Ninagagi
2001DeevinchandiTeluguSrikanth, Raasi, MalavikaMuthyala Subbaiah
2001Ninnu ChoodalaniTeluguJr. NTR, Raveena RajputV. R. Pratap
2001Akasa VeedhiloTeluguAkkineni Nagarjuna, Rajendra Prasad, Raveena Tandon, KasthuriSingeetam Srinivasa Rao
2001Chithra[28]KannadaNagendra Prasad, Rekha VedavyasDinesh Baboo [29]Remake of Chitram
2001AnandamTeluguAakash, Rekha Vedavyas, Venkat, Tanu RoySrinu VaitlaRemade in Tamil as Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu
2001AnandaKannadaNaveen MayurRemake of Telugu film Anandam
2001IshtamTeluguCharan, Shriya SaranVikram Kumar & Raj Kumar
2002Manasuvunte Chalu[30]TeluguSai Kiran, Jennifer Kotwal, SivajiJonnalagadda Sreenivasa Rao
2002Priya Nesthama[31]TeluguVenu Thottempudi, ShanuR. Ganapathi
2002NeethoTeluguPrakash Kovelamudi, Mahek ChahalJohn Mahendran
2002NinagagiKannadaVijay Raghavendra, RadhikaS. MahendarRemake of Nuvve Kavali
2003Tujhe Meri KasamHindiRitesh Deshmukh, Genelia DeshmukhK. Vijaya BhaskarRemake of Nuvve Kavali
2003Oka Raju Oka RaniTeluguRavi Teja, NamithaYogie
2003Tholi Choopulone[32]TeluguNandamuri Kalyan Ram, AkankshaY. Kasi Viswanath
2003Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal InidhuTamilJai Akash, NehaSakthi ChidambaramRemake of Anandam
2004AnandamanandamayeTeluguJai Akash, Renuka MenonSrinu Vaitla
2004Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda HumHindiArya Babbar, Shriya SaranEsmayeel Shroff
2006Veedhi[33]TeluguSharwanand, GopikaV. Dorairaj
2007SixerKannadaPrajwal Devaraj, DevakiShashank
2008NachavuleTeluguTanish, Maadhavi LathaRavi Babu
2009Ninnu KalisakaTeluguSantosh Samrat, Chaitanya Krishna, Dipa Shah, Piaa Bajpai, Jagapati BabuSiva Nageswara Rao
2009SavaariKannadaSrinagar Kitty, Raghu Mukherjee, Kamalini Mukherjee, Suman RanganathanJacob VergheseRemake of Gamyam
Co Production with Arka Media Works
2010Betting BangarajuTeluguAllari Naresh, NidhiE.Sattibabu[34]
2011NuvvilaTeluguAvish, Ajay, Prasad Barve, Vijay Sai, Yami Gautam, Sarayu, Remya NambeesanRavi Babu
2015Beeruva[35]TeluguSundeep Kishan, SurabhiKanmaniCo Production with Anandi Art Creations
2015Dagudumootha DandakorTeluguRajendra Prasad, Sara ArjunR.K MalineniRemake of Saivam
Co Production with First Frame Entertainment

Awards and honours

Civilian honours
National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards

Honorary PhD

References

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