When someone says Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju is a good actor, a cine goer may shrug shoulders and even ask who the person is. But when we make him understand he is none other than Ravi Teja, he starts listing the hit movies of the Mass Maharaja of Tollywood. On the occasion of Ravi Teja’s birthday today, let us find out some interesting details about his journey towards stardom.
Personal And Family Details
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Ravi Teja was born on 26 January 1968 to Raj Gopal Raju and Rajya Lakshmi in Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India. His father was a pharmacist and his mother was a homemaker. He is the eldest of three sons, the others being Bharath and Raghu, who are also actors.
His schooling went on at N.S.M. Public School, Vijayawada, graduated from Siddhartha Degree College from the same city. In 2002, Ravi Teja got married to Kalyani, and they have a daughter Mokshadha Bhupatiraju, and a son Mahadhan Bhupatiraju.
In 1988 he headed to Chennai to try his luck in movies. YVS Chowdary and Gunasekhar were his roommates. It would be a surprise to many to know that Ravi Teja acted in Vijayashanthi’s Karthavyam, which made her the Lady Superstar. He appeared in a couple of scenes in the movie. He continued playing supporting roles in films such as Allari Priyudu , Ninne Pelladatha among others.
Just like his titular role in one of his hit movies Dubai Seenu, he faced a lot of struggles to reach his present position. From portraying small characters as an assistant director working in television to an actor with a huge mass popularity, he played many versatile roles in his real life too.
Ravi Teja was offered to be assistant director for many Hindi and Telugu movies. It is the turning point of his life to join with director Vamsi as an assistant. It was Krishna Vamsi who recognised the acting talent in Ravi Teja and offered him a hero character in Sindhooram (1997). The unconventional movie won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. Still, Ravi Teja had to continue to play supporting roles.
Ravi Teja began his professional career as a lead actor with Nee Kosam in 1999. The actor received his first break with Itlu Sravani Subramanyam in 2001 which was a commercial hit too. Thereafter, Ravi Teja appeared in many successful movies including Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru (2002), Idiot (2002), Khadgam (2002), Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2003), Bhadra (2005).
In 2006, Ravi Teja hopped to superstardom with S.S. Rajamouli’s Vikramarkudu, a complete mass entertainer. The movie became a super hit and was remade in many other Indian languages. Hits like Dubai Seenu (2007), Krishna (2008), Kick (2009) and Mirapakay (2011) are to be specially mentioned in Ravi Teja’s career for bestowing him with instant stardom.
The movies were commercial successes and established Ravi Teja as an actor. His popularity grew with his roles in several hit films, such as Shambo Shiva Shambo (2010), Balupu (2013), Bengal Tiger (2015), Raja The Great (2017).
Awards And Success Track
Till now, Teja has appeared in over seventy films and is widely considered as one of the most popular and highest paid actors of Telugu cinema. He won the Nandi Special Jury Award for his performance in the films Nee Kosam and Khadgam. He also won the state Nandi Award for best actor for his film Neninthe in 2008.
In his long stretched career, Ravi Teja bagged five blockbusters, 27 Super Hits tends to an approximate success ratio of 75%. And now, And now, his action-packed thriller Ravanasura is the most awaited movie of Tollywood. People loved and supported him all the way in this journey.
The Telugu Filmnagar wishes Ravi Teja a happy birthday, the self made Mass Maharaja, who is at the pinnacle of his career!