Ram Charan Teja
Name: Ram Charan
Nickname: Cherry, Mega Power Star
Birthday: 27th March 1985
Known For: Apart from acting, Ram Charan is known to be an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Charan owns a polo team in Hyderabad, Ram Charan Hyderabad Polo Riding Club. He is also a keen philanthropist and is even recognised for organising blood donation camps.
Debut Film: Chirutha
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Upasana Kamineni
Relationships: Upasana Kamineni
Awards: 2 Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor – Telugu, South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actor (Telugu), Santosham Film Award for Best Actor, CineMAA Award for Best Actor – Male
Ram Charan, born as Konidela Ram Charan Teja, is one of the most dignified actors in the Telugu film industry. He is also a producer and entrepreneur and one of the highest-paid actors in India. He has also been featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list based on his income and popularity.
Ram Charan was born in Chennai to the famous Telugu film actor Chiranjeevi and his mother, Surekha. He has two sisters. He is the grandson of Allu Ramalingaiah and the nephew of Nagendra Babu, Pawan Kalyan, and Allu Aravind. He is the cousin of actors Allu Arjun, Varun Tej, SaiDharam Tej, Allu Sirish, Niharika Konidela, and Panja Vaisshnav Tej.
Ram Charan made his film debut in 2007 as the leading actor in Chirutha, which was directed by PuriJagannadh. His performance in the film earned him a Filmfare Best South Debutant Award and Nandi Special Jury Award. After the release of the 2009 film Magadheera, his second film, Charan established himself as one of the leading contemporary actors of Tollywood.
The film, in which he played dual roles, was directed by SS Rajamouli, and Charan’s performance was critically acclaimed. Magadheera grossed over ₹150 crores worldwide and held the record of being the highest-grossing Telugu film till 2013 before it was surpassed by Attarintiki Daredi.
Charan starred in Bommarillu Bhaskar’s Orange in 2010. Although the film didn’t perform well at the box office, critics praised the storyline and performance by Charan. Over the years, it became a cult film and received appreciation from the audience. Following a year-long absence from the screen, he next appeared in Racha in 2012, which was directed by Sampath Nandi. The film completed a 100-day run in 38 centres across Andhra Pradesh on 13 July 2012.
Racha’s final share for its distributors was ₹45 crore (US$6.0 million). His performance in the film brought two nominations, including Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu and SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Telugu). The film was released was declared a commercial success.
Charan did two films released in 2013. His first release was Naayak, directed by V. V. Vinayak. It opened to mixed critical acclaim and became a commercial success. The same year he made his Hindi cinema debut alongside Priyanka Chopra in the Telugu-Hindi bilingual film Zanjeer, a remake of the 1973 film of the same name.
Ram Charan made his debut as a playback singer with the song “Mumbai Ke Hero”, composed by Chirrantan Bhatt, from the album Thoofan, the Telugu version of Zanjeer. Amid huge expectations, the film became a box-office bomb. Following the film’s box-office performance and critics’ reviews, Charan decided not to feature again in a Hindi film.
The following year Ram has two releases as well. Yevadu, directed by Vamshi Paidipally, is the third film in which he played the dual role. His second release of the same year was Govindudu Andarivadele. The film opened to mostly positive reviews from critics and grossed over ₹40 crores at the box office.
He next played a role in Srinu Vaitla’s action comedy film Bruce Lee: The Fighter in 2015. Charan hired Priyanka Chopra’s trainer to get into shape for this film by following an intensive training program designed by the trainer, lasting for four-five months along with a strict diet. He also began learning Karate for his role, and he sported a tattoo of Bruce Lee on his hand.
The film collected more than ₹12.66 crores, on its opening day, registering the highest opening day collection of Ram Charan’s film. Over days the film didn’t perform well at the box office and was declared a box-office bomb, with a budget of ₹60 crores.
He next appeared in the action thriller film Dhruva in 2016. A remake of the Tamil film ThaniOruvan (2015), the film opened to positive reviews and is a commercial success at the box office, collecting over ₹85 crores in 21 days. He performed his own stunts in the film. Ram Charan made a cameo appearance in the “Ammadu Let’s Do Kummudu” song from the film Khaidi No. 150 in 2017, alongside his father Chiranjeevi, Devi Sri Prasad, and Kajal Aggarwal.
In 2018, he appeared in Sukumar’s directed period action-drama Rangasthalam. He received particular praise for his performance, and several critics cited his performance as the “career-best”. The film is a huge commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing Telugu film of that year, with a gross collection of over ₹216 crores. The film was featured on several year-end best films’ charts.
He next appeared in the action film Vinaya Vidheya Rama in 2019, directed by Boyapati Srinu, alongside Kiara Advani and Vivek Oberoi. The film opened to negative reviews, receiving criticism for the improper action scenes and screenplay, consequently didn’t perform well at the box office. As a result of the film’s failure at the box office, Ram Charan wrote an open apology to his fans.
Controversy: Ram Charan landed in a controversy after getting two software professionals beaten up by his security men in Hyderabad in 2013. He faced a lot of criticism as the techies had suffered minor injuries in the scuffle.
Latest News: In a recent report, Ram Charan revealed the reason why he didn’t return to Hindi cinema after Zanjeer in 2013. The actor said that it was all about instinct, which led him to expand his career in Telugu cinema. Charan also said that he is interested in doing Indian films, like RRR.
Latest Movies: Vinaya Vidheya Rama
Latest Series: None
Upcoming Movies: RRR, Acharya
Name: Ram Charan Teja
Birthdate: 27th March, 1985
Marital Status: Ram CharanTeja tied the knot with UpasanaKamineni at Temple Tress Farm House on the 14th of June, 2012.Upasana is the chief editor of the well-known B Positive magazine. She is also the vice chairman of Apollo Charity. Upasana’s grandfather Prathap C. Reddy is the Executive Chairman of all the Apollo Hospitals.
Awards: Ram CharanTeja had won 2 Andhra Pradesh Nandi Awards, 2 CineMAA Awards, 1 Santosham Best Actor Award and 2 Filmfare Awards. He was also awarded with the Youth Icon Award by (NATS) North American Telugu Society.
1) Apart from films, Ram CharanTeja has also endorsed popular brands such as Airtel and Pepsi.
2) Presently, he is Tata Docomo’s brand ambassador for the state of Andhra Pradesh.
3) Ram CharanTeja is also a member of the board of directors of the Hyderabad based Telegu television channel called ‘MAA TV’.
4) He is the owner of a Polo Team called (RC HPRC) Ram Charan Hyderabad Polo Riding Club.
Biography: Ram CharanTeja, the actor, celebrity, entrepreneur and a talented equestrian was born as Ram CharanTejaKonidala, on the 27th of May, 1985 to the well-known Telegu actor named Chiranjeevi and his spouse, SurekhaKonidala. Ram CharanTeja has two sisters named Sushmitha and Srija.
In the year 2007, Ram CharanTeja made his debut in the PuriJagannadh directed Tollywood flick, ‘Chirutha’. He earned two awards (a Nandi Special Jury Award and a Filmfare Best South Debutant Award) for his spectacular performance in the film. Next up, he appeared in S. S. Rajamouli’sTelegu historical drama romance flick titled ‘Magadheera’, starring Ram CharanTeja himself along with KajalAggarwal, Dev Gill and Srihari. This film went on to become a blockbuster at the box office and this film went on to win six Filmfare awards, including the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telegu) and the Nandi Special Jury Award for Ram CharanTeja. Sooner after ‘Magadheera’, Ram CharanTeja appeared in BommarilluBhaskar’sTelegu romantic comedy, ‘Orange’ (2010), starring Ram CharanTeja himself along with Genelia D’Souza, ShazahnPadamsee, PrabhuGanesan and SanchitaShetty. Although this film was a failure at the theatres yet Ram CharanTeja’s performance, as well as Harris Jayaraj’s musical score were high appreciated by the critics. In 2012, Ram CharanTeja appeared in SampathNandhi’sTollywood action film titled ‘Rachcha’, starring Ram CharanTeja himself and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles. Both the films ‘Rachcha’ as well as ‘Magadheera’ has been dubbed in Tamil as ‘Ragalai’ and ‘Maaveeran’ respectively. The dubbed version of both these films was a success as the films received considerable amount of positive feedback from the Tamil Nadu audience. His debut film, ‘Chirutha’ was released in Malayalam as ‘Cheetah’ and in Tamil as ‘SiruthaiPuli’ and both these versions turned out to be successful. His film ‘Orange’ will soon be released in both Malayalam and Tamil dialects as ‘Hai Ram Charan’ and ‘Ram Charan’ respectively. One of his upcoming films is the V. V. Vinayak directed ‘Naayak’ starring Ram CharanTeja, KajalAggarwal and Amala Paul. This film which is to be released in 2013, will be released in both Telegu and Tamil languages.
Presently, Ram CharanTeja has signed up for 3 films: ‘Naayak’, VamsiPaidipally directed ‘Yevadu’ and ApoorvaLakhia directed ‘Zanjeer’ which is a remake of the 1973 Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Zanjeer’.
Ram CharanTeja’s filmography thus includes ‘Chirutha’ (2007), ‘Magadheera’ (2009), ‘Orange’ (2010), ‘Rachcha’ (2012), ‘Naayak’ (2013), ‘Yevadu’ (2013) and ‘Zanjeer’ (2013).