He shared in the interview, “I got married before I entered into films and it was a love marriage. But my wife expired when I was 27. I was financially weak and had three kids. I couldn’t understand what to do and thought of committing suicide. If I did that, who would look after my children? So, I moved on.””Senior N.T.R and his wife Tarakammagaru insisted I should marry once again but I did not follow the advice. I fixed my mind against marriage and set my goal on raising my children. I worked hard in films. My children got settled in their lives after completing post graduation in the USA. I am very happy now”
Chalapathi Rao revealed that he completed 50 years career in films as a drama artiste. He remembered N.T Rama Rao for encouraging him.