Ravi Teja has made quite a name for himself in the industry because of his acting prowess which is spontaneous, raw and quirky. Therefore, he is often referred to as the Mass Maharaja and most of Ravi Teja’s movies are an absolute riot to watch as Ravi Teja elevates the movie watching experience with his acting. Over the years, Ravi Teja has delivered some superhit movies and made audiences experience a rollercoaster of emotions. While Ravi Teja has established himself as an extremely bankable actor and a fan favourite, there are many interesting facts about him which not many people may know .
In today’s Tuesday Trivia article we at Telugu FIlmnagar give you ten interesting facts about the Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja.
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1) Although Ravi Teja is the stage name which the actor goes by, Ravi Teja’s actual name is Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupathiraju.
2) Ravi Teja made his acting debut in a Kannada movie titled Abhimanyu in 1990, which was directed by Ravi Raja Pinnisetty. However, Ravi Teja’s appearance was not given any credit.
3) Ravi Teja and well known director Y.V.S. Chowdary were roommates and good friends when both of them were starting out in the movie industry. Y.V.S. Chowdary even gifted a Shirdi Sai Babu bracelet to Ravi Teja to celebrate their friendship.
4) While Ravi Teja loves to act, he loves dancing even more. Ravi Teja used to watch movies of Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda, while growing up and used to dance to their songs.
5) While Ravi Teja made multiple appearances as a character artist and consequently moving on to lead acting roles, he was yet to find mainstream success. However, Ravi Teja got a second break in the movie industry with the Puri Jagannadh directorial Itlu Sravani Subramaniam. The movie went on to become a huge success which led to more collaborations like Idiot and Amma Nanna O Tamilammayi.
6) some of Ravi Teja’s movies include scripts which were rejected by Power Star Pawan Kalyan. However, Ravi Teja found success in those scripts which went on to become fan favourites. One such movie was Mirapakay.
7) Ravi Teja is an avid fan of Ram Gopal Varma and they first met in RGV’s office to audition for a role in Kshana Kshanam. Ravi Teja did not make the cut for the audition since he was still an unknown face in the industry. However, RGV and Ravi Teja collaborated much later after Ravi Teja earned the moniker Mass Maharaja for the movies Shock and Dongala Muta.
8) One of Ravi Teja’s biggest acting breaks came in the form of Sindhooram when he was 29 years old. Ravi Teja’s acting won critical acclaim from many movie reviewers.
9) Ravi Teja said if he ever gets the opportunity to do a multistarrer movie, it should be with the Power Star Pawan Kalyan. Ravi Teja said this two years ago and the reason for this is because Ravi Teja absolutely loves Pawan Kalyan’s on screen mannerisms.
10) Ravi Teja’s father is a pharmacist and his mother is a homemaker. Ravi Teja did his schooling in Mumbai, Jaipur, Delhi and Bhopal because his father had to move to Bombay for work. Owing to his upbringing, Ravi Teja is able to speak fluent Hindi.
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