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Ram Charan
Also known as: Cherry
Actor • Producer • Special Appearances
Born: March 27, 1985 in Tamil Nadu, India
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Ram Charan is an Indian actor, producer and an entrepreneur who predominantly works in the Telugu film industry. Ram Charan who made his acting debut with Chirutha in 2007 has been part of several highly acclaimed movies like The Fighter, Magadheera, Racha, and Naayak. Apart from being an actor, Ram Charan also turned producer for his father, Chiranjeevi`s 150th film and produced the film under his own production house named Konidela Production Company. The actor is a partner in TruJet airlines as well as owns a Polo team, which is called Ram Charan Hyderabad Polo Riding Club.

Early Life
Born on 27th March 1985 in Tamil Nadu, Ram Charan Konidela comes from a family that has plenty of film stars. He is the son of megastar Chiranjeevi and grandson of legendary comedian Allu Ramalingaiah. He is the nephew of producer Allu Arvind, Pawan Kalyan, and Nagendra Babu and actors Allu Arjun, Sai Dharam Tej and Varun Tej are his cousins. Ram Charan has two sisters, Srija and Sushmita.

Right from a young age, Ram Charan was fond of horse riding and is a trained equestrian. He did his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School in Chennai. While he was attending college, Ram Charan dropped out to pursue acting as a full-time career in acting. He took acting lessons at the Kishore Namit`s acting classes in Mumbai.

Personal Life
In 2012, Ram Charan got married to Upasana Kamineni, chief editor of B Positive magazine and vice-chairman of Apollo Charity.

Movie Career
Ram Charan started his acting career in Telugu cinema with Puri Jagannadh`s Chirutha in 2007. The movie was a commercial hit and Ram Charan`s performance in the movie won his great appreciation from the critics. The actor went on to win the Nandi Special Jury Award as well as the Filmfare Best South Debutant Award for the same movie.

If Chirutha announced Ram Charan`s arrival on the big screen, his next film Magadheera proved that he is a real star in the making. Directed by S.S.Rajamouli, the movie emerged to be a blockbuster hit. Apart from exhibiting his acting and dancing skills, this movie even showcased his horse-riding skills in an amicable manner. The movie won Ram Charan a Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu. After the success of Magadheera, Ram Charan, next appeared in Bommarillu Bhaskar`s Orange. The movie released in 2010 and the actor played the role of an NRI living in Australia. The film was an average hit and Ram Charan was appreciated for his performance. In 2013, Ram Charan played a dual role in the action drama movie Naayak, which also stars Kajal Aggarwal and Amala Paul in lead roles.

In the same year, Ram Charan made his Bollywood debut with the much hyped Zanjeer, which was the remake of the 1973 movie of the same name starring Amitabh Bachchan. The movie also starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead role did not perform well at the box-office and got negative reviews. The movie was later remade in Telugu as Thoofan, which also failed miserably at the box-office. The actor more than made up for his consecutive failures with his 2014 movie, Yevadu directed by Vamshi Paidipally. The movie co-starring Shruti Haasan, Amy Jackson, Allu Arjun and Kajal Aggarwal got mixed reviews but was a huge commercial hit. His other release in the same year, Govindudu Andarivadele opened to mostly positive reviews and grossed more than 40 crores INR. Ram Charan`s only release of 2015 was Sreenu Vaitla`s Bruce Lee - The Fighter. The movie also featuring Rakul Preet Singh, Kirti Kharbanda, and Arun Vijay got mixed to negative reviews and was an average earner. His 2016 releases include Dhruva directed by Surender Reddy. His other projects include Rangasthalam (2018), Vinaya Vidheya Rama (2019) and Syeraa Narasimha Reddy (2019). His other works are Vinaya Vidheya Rama (2019), Acharya (2020), the mega blockbuster RRR and RC-15 (2023).
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Did You Know? (10)

  • Like Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Priyanka Chopra; Ram Charan also took classes from Kishore Namit Kapoor.
  • Ram Charan owns his own polo team Hyderabad Polo Riding Club and also started his own airline called TruJet.
  • Ram Charan turned producer for his father Chiranjeevi`s comeback film `Khaidi No 150`.
  • In action thriller Dhruva, a remake of Tamil movie Thani Oruva, Ram Charan chose to perform all his stunts himself.
  • The Megastar Chiranjeevi took a long break from acting, but he still continues to do cameos in Ram Charan`s movies.
  • In son Ram Charan`s film Magadheera, Chiranjeevi appeared as an unnamed dancer in the song Bangaru Kodipetta.
  • Ram Charan Teja has received the title Mega Power Star - a combination of Megastar and Powerstar, owing to his family.
  • At his wedding ceremony, Ram Charan and wife Upasana had requested their guests to donate to charitable causes.
  • Before Ram Charan Teja ventured into the world of films, he had plans to become an Automobile Engineer.
  • Ram Charan Teja has also had an Android app titled 'Ram Charan' dedicated to all his fans.
  • Personal Quotes (10)

  • "Hindi films offer a wider reach. As an industry, it has the capability to merge varied states, languages, and nationalities."
  • "Better a decent remake than a bad original, don`t you think?"
  • "We have to understand that content is king now. And it doesn`t matter what the source of the content and where it`s coming from, as long as it is workable."
  • "“In Bollywood also I see only Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan enjoying the song while dancing. For them, it’s not about proving themselves as dancers. They actually enjoy the song.”"
  • " The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again."
  • "Life is one big love story with hundreds of little love stories within it."
  • "We all know that one can never recreate the magic of an original film."
  • "We have to understand that content is king now. And it doesn't matter what the source of the content and where it's coming from, as long as it is workable."
  • "Hindi films offer a wider reach. As an industry, it has the capability to merge varied states, languages, and nationalities."
  • "In the south, whether it is a small film or a big film, everybody sees it. So, there is always something for everybody to come, see, and enjoy."
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