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Alluri Sita Rama Raju ( అల్లూరి సీతారామరాజు b. 4 July 1897-d.1924), also known as Aluri Rama Raju, Rama Chandra Raju, and Alluri Seetha Rama Raju, was a young Indian revolutionary during the freedom struggle,and to this day he remains an inspiring role model for those who fight against oppression. His father was from Mogallu village in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India and was an official photographer in the central jail at Rajahmundry.Sita Rama Raju was born in Pandrangi,a village near Visakhapatnam which happened to be his mother's native place. Raju led the ill-fated Rampa Rebellion joined by many tribal leaders and their sympathisers in the fight against the British from 1922 to 1923. He was adoringly referred to Manyam Veerudu (Hero of the jungles)by the Telugus

Birth and education

He was born on July 4 1897. He was educated in Kakinada,Tuni and Rama-chandra-puram in the East Godavari district. His father died when Alluri was in elementary school and he grew up in the care of his uncle, Rama Chandra Raju, a Tahsildar in Narsapur. He then studied in Taylor High School, Narsapur. Then, he shifted to Tuni along with his mother, brother and sister, on the transfer of his uncle. He joined Mrs A.V.N. College in Visakhapatnam on September 20, 1912. He dropped out of the college after having failed in the fourth form (Std. IX). While in Tuni, Alluri used to frequent the agency areas of the Visakhapatnam

district and became familiar with the tribal folks.

He was deeply moved by the plight of the tribals, whose rights were infringed upon by the British with the implementation of the Madras Forest Act of 1882 which placed restrictions on their free movement in the forest areas and prevented them from engaging in their traditional Podu (shifting) cultivation, and use of the forest produce for their livelihood. The repressive measures and policies of the British Raj,

coupled with the deeds of the greedy contractors who exploited and oppressed the forced labourers of the hill areas of the Visakhapatnam district, brought Alluri Sita Rama Raju into direct conflict with the bureaucrats and police who supported these contractors. This eventually culminated in the Rampa Rebellion or Rampa Pituri


Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju (born January 20, 1940) is a former popular Telugu film actor Tollywood. He is the uncle of New generation actor Prabhas .

Krishnam Raju starred in more than 183 Telugu films in his career a

nd was a prominent actor of the 1970s and 1980s in Tollywood.

After late 1990s he became active in politics. He joined Bharatiya Janata Party and was elected to 12th and 13th Lok Sabha from Kakinada and Narasapur constituencies. He served as a minister of state for external affairs in the Third Vajpayee Ministry from 1999 to 2004. On 24th March 2009 he has joined Praja Rajyam party founded by southern megastar Chiranjeevi. In 2009 State assembly elections he contested for M.P. seat from Rajamundry constituency and had Murali Mohan as a major opponent who's contesting on behalf of Telugu Desam Party


Father’s Name Late Shri Uppalapati Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Raju

Date of Birth 20 January 1940

Place of Birth Mogaltur, Distt. West Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)

Marital Status Married

Date of Marriage 20 September 1996

Spouse’s Name Smt. U. Shyamala Devi

No. of Daughters Three

Educational Under Graduate

Profession Agriculturist, Artist and Former Ruler

Permanent Address Vill. Mogaltur, Mandal Narasapur,
Distt. West Godavari-505 209
(Andhra Pradesh)
Tel. (08814) 47474

Positions Held

1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

1998-99 Member, Committee on Commerce
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Whip, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

1999-2000 Member, Committee on Finance
Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development

2000 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

30 Sept. 2000- Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Aff

22 July 2001

22 July 2001- Union Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
30 June 2002

1 July 2002 - Union Minister of State, Ministry of Consumer Affairs , Food
onwards & Public Distribution

Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments

Research in yoga, Hinduism and Culture; as film actor, in Te

lugu won several awards

Social and Cultural Activities

Worked for the relief of cyclone affected people; collected fund

s for the rehabilitation of families
of police personnel; and instrumental in establishing open air theatres at Nellore, Ellore
and Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Special Interests

Welfare of the people

Favourite Pastimeand Recreation

Reading, studying rural folk, religious rituals, educating people and sports and games

Sports and Clubs

Kabaddi and volleyball; selected for national games in Kabaddi and was a renowned
inter-collegiate volleyball player

Countries Visited

Widely travelled

Other Information

President, Telugu Artists Association for 18 years; educating rural masses and making them aware
of fiscal, academic and political policies; and actively engaged in Sangh Pariwar activities

He is an all-round star––action king and ‘rebel star’ on the

silver screen; a Pole Star on the political horizon; and a hero not only in reel life but also in real life. He is none other than U Krishnam Raju. He achieved what no other film star could ever dream of––being a Minister of State first in the External Affairs Ministry and now in the Defence Ministry. He proved to be the right choice for such an onerous job by virtue of his exceptional qualities and exemplary efficiency at work. Behind this tall, towering and fiery personality is a calm, concerned and genuine human being.

Born in Mogalthuru, a small hamlet of the rich West Godavari district on 20 January, 1950, Krishnam Raju entered the film industry soon after his graduati

on. His very first film––Chilaka Gorinka, directed by Pratyagatma and co-starring Krishnakumari–– bagged the prestigious Silver Nandi Award. Though he entered films as a villain, he metamorphosed into a full-fledged ‘hero’ within a short period. He left his mark as a powerful actor in his 34-year long film career. His persona was so multi-faceted and his talent so exceptional that some roles were actually created for him.

Many in the industry believe that Krishnam Raju alone can suit certain roles. He played a variety of roles in Krishnaveni, Bhaktha Kannappa, Amara Deepam, Mana Voori Pandavulu, Katakatala Rudraiah, Seetha Ramulu, Thrishoolam, Bobbili Bhahmanna, Tandra Paparayudu, etc. He could enact a pious role as elegantly as he did that of an angry young man or a historical character. Recognition for his histrionics came in the form of the President’s Award and Filmfare Award for Amaradeepam and Mana Voori Pandavulu.

Later, he entered the film production field and brought out many successful films under the banner Gopikrishna. He also produced a Hindi film Dharmadhikari starring stalwarts such as Dilip Kumar. He is widely considered as a master producer. Krishnam Raju is an optimist to the core. He is untiring in his pursuits and accepts success and failure with equanimity. In his long journey from Mogalthuru village to the national capital, he always exhibited dedication, honesty and hard work in whatever work he took up. No wonder he has a huge fan following as much in politics as in the film industry.

Krishnam Raju is a versatile personality. Not many people may know that he was once a journalist; he worked as a reporter for the Andhra Patrika. Apart from producing films, he also turned industrialist with his Gopi Krishna Granites, through which he pro

vided employment to hundreds of people. He passionately participates in many social service programmes. Krishnam Raju played a crucial role in launching the open-air theatres in the towns of Vijayawada, Eluru and Nellore. He was a hero in real life too; he stood by the needy people and donated huge amounts to those afflicted by famine, natural calamities, disturbances, and so on. The film industry recognised his leadership qualities by unanimously electing him thrice as president of the Cine Artistes Society./p>

Krishnam Raju’s shift from filmdom to politics also left commendable records. He contested an unsuccessful election in 1992 for the Narasapuram Lok Sabha seat on a Congress ticket. After a brief hibernation, he rejoined politics, accepting an invitation from the Bhara

tiya Janata Party. He won the 1998 Lok Sabha election from Kakinada. He set a record with a thumping majority of over 165,000 votes––the maximum majority as compared to any of the 42 other constituencies in AP–– which ensured him a berth at the Centre. He was in the advisory committees of the Information & Broadcasting, and Commerce Ministries during 1998-99.

Born in the motherland of Alluri Sitarama Raju, the great freedom fighte

r, Krishnam Raju continues to forge ahead with his lasting smile and service, daring and dedicated as Alluri himself. At 61, Krishnam Raju rejuvenates himself with twice-a-day yoga session. He is into transcendental meditation and says that with meditation one can be as active with just two hours of sleep instead of the usual eight hours. He believes that the body is a slave to the mind and that no medicine is more powerful than a controlled mind. He is a voracious reader and takes keen interest in spiritual writings.


S No Film Name Director Name Release Year
1 Chilaka Gorinka Kotayya Pratyagatma 1966
2 Sri Krishnavataram Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao 1967
3 Nenante Nene V. Ramachandra R ao 1968
4 Bhale Abbayilu Peketi Sivaram 1969
5 Bhale Mastaru SD Lal 1969
6 Bhuddi Manthudu Bapu 1969
7 Manushulu Marali V. Madhusudhan Rao 1969
8 Malli Pelli CS Rao 1970
9 Jai Jawan D. Yoganand 1970
10 Amma Kosam BV Prasad 1970
11 Thali Bottu T. Madhavarao 1970
12 Pelli Sambandham K. Varaprasada Rao 1970
13 Pelli Koothuru
14 Allude Menalludu P. Pullaiah 1970
15 Drohi K. Bapaiah 1970
16 Pavitra Bandam V. Madhusudhan Rao 1971
17 Anuradha P. Chandrasekhar Reddy 1971
18 Bhagyavantudu CS Rao 1971
19 Bangaru Talli Tapi Chanakya 1971
20 Sabhash Vadina M. Mallikumar 1972
21 Mohammed Bin Tuglak BV Prasad 1972
22 Raithu Kutumbam Tatineni Rama Rao 1972
23 Rajamahal B. Harinarayana 1972
24 Antha Mana Manchike Bhanumati Ramakrishna 1972
25 Manchi Rojulu Vacchayi V. Madhusudhan Rao 1972
26 Hanthakulu Devanthakulu KSR Das 1972
27 Manavudu Danavudu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy 1972
28 Bhale Mosagadu P. Sambasiva Rao 1972
29 Neethi Nijayithi Singeetham Sriniv asa Rao 1972
30 Vintha Dampathulu K. Hemambaradara Rao 1972
31 Inspector Bharya PV Sathyanarayana 1972
32 Sabhash Baby
33 Matrumurthi M. Apparao 1972
34 Badi Panthulu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy 1972
35 Illu Illalu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy 1972
36 Ooriki Upakari P. Sundaram 1972
37 Balamitrula Katha K. Varaprasad Rao 1973
38 Stree Kotayya Pratyagatma 1973
39 Jeevana Tarangalu Tatineni Rama Rao 1973
40 Jeevitham KS Prakash Rao 1973
41 Vaade Veedu D. Yoganand 1973
42 Talli Kodukulu P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1973
43 Sreevaru Maavaru BS Narayana 1973
44 Sneha Bandham P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1973
45 Gandhi Puttina Desam P. Lakshmi Deepak 1973
46 Mamatha P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1973
47 Mayadari Malligadu Adurthi Subbarao 1973
48 Vishali A. Sanjeevi 1973
49 Inti Dongalu K. Hemambaradara Rao 1973
50 Memu Manushalame K. Bapaiah 1973
51 Pulamala Vasantha Reddy 1973
52 Abhimanavanthulu KS Ramireddy 1973
53 Palletoori Chinnodu B. Vittalacharya 1974
54 Jeevitharangam PD Prasad 1974
55 Gundelu Theesina Monagadu Chakravarthy 1974
56 Manushullo Devudu BV Prasad 1974
57 Chandana
58 Stree Gouravam SS Devidas 1974
59 Thulasi Baburao 1974
60 Bantrothu Bharya Dasari Narayana Rao 1974
61 Anaganaga Oka Tandri CS Rao 1974
62 Krishnaveni V. Madhusudhan Rao 1974
63 Nithya Sumangali MS Arya 1974
64 Adapillala Tandri K. Vasu 1974
65 Inti Kodalu
66 Harathi P. Lakshmi Deepak 1974
67 Palle Paduchu K. Satyam 1974
68 Jeevithasayam K. Kameshwara Rao 1974
69 Chinnanati Kalalu T. Leninbabu 1975
70 Parivarthana K. Hemambaradara Rao 1975
71 Moguda? Pellama? BA Subbarao 1975
72 Puttinti Gouravam P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1975
73 Bharathi Veturi 1975
74 Naaku Swathanthram Vacchindi P. Lakshmi Deepak 1975
75 Iddaru Iddare V. Madhusudhan Rao 1976
76 Yavvanam Kaatesindhi Dasari Narayana Rao

77 Bhakta Kannappa Bapu 1976
78 Adavallu Apanindhalu BS Narayana 1976
79 Amma Nanna T. Leninbabu 1976
80 Suprabhatam KS Prakash Rao 1976
81 Manchiki Maroperu CS Rao 1976
82 Kurukshetram K. Kameshwara Rao 1977
83 Oke Raktham P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1977
84 Geetha Sangeetha MS Kota Reddy 1977
85 Mahanubhavudu K. Hemambaradara Rao 1977
86 Bhale Alludu P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1977
87 Amaradeepam K. Raghavendra Rao 1977
88 Jeevana Teeralu G.C.Sekhar 1977
89 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu M. Mallikarjuna Rao 1977
90 Sati Savitri BA Subbarao 1978
91 Manchi Manasu Kotayya Pratyagatma 1978
92 Katakatala Rudraiah Dasari Narayana Rao 1978
93 Manavuri Pandavulu Bapu 1978
94 Ramudu Rangadu P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1978
95 Ramabanam Y. Eeswar Reddy 1979
96 Kamalamma Kamatam Kotayya Pratyagatma 1979
97 Cheyetti Jaikottu Kommineni 1979
98 Andadu Agadu SD Lal 1979
99 Rangoon Rowdy Dasari Narayana Rao 1979
100 Vinayaka Vijayam K. Kameshwara Rao 1979
101 Sivamettina Satyam V. Madhusudhan Rao 1980
102 Kalyana Chakravarthy MS Reddy 1980
103 Alluddu Pattina Bharatam Dasari Narayana Rao 1980
104 Seetaramulu Dasari Narayana Rao 1980
105 Bebbuli V. Madhusudhan Rao 1980
106 Prema Tarangalu SP Chittibabu 1980
107 Adavallu Meeku Joharlu K. Balachander 1981
108 Agnipulu K. Bapaiah 1981
109 Pulibidda V. Madhusudhan Rao 1981
110 Taxi Driver SP Chittibabu 1981
111 Ragile Jwala K. Raghavendra Rao 1981
112 Guvvala Janta K. Vasu 1981
113 Rama Lakshmanudu R. Tyagaraj 1981
114 Madhura Swapnam K. Raghavendra Rao 1982
115 Talli Kodukula Anubhandam KSR Das 1982
116 Nipputho Chalagatam Kommineni 1982
117 Golconda Abbulu Dasari Narayana Rao 1982
118 Jaggu P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1982
119 Pralaya Rudrudu A. Kodanda Rami Reddy 1982
120 Trisulam K. Raghavendra Rao 1982
121 Nijam Chepthe Neram M. Balaiah 1983
122 Adavi Simhalu K. Raghavendra Rao 1983
123 Puli-Bobbili KSR Das 1983
124 Kotikokkadu B. Bhaskar Rao 1983
125 Dharmathmudu B. Bhaskar Rao 1983
126 Yuddham Dasari Narayana Rao 1984
127 Sardar Nandam Harischandra Rao 1984
128 Babulugadi Debba K. Vasu 1984
129 Kondaveeti Nagulu Rajasekhar 1984
130 SP Bhayankar VB Rajendra Prasad 1984
131 Bobbili Brahmanna K. Raghavendra Rao 1984
132 Raraju G. Rammohan Rao 1984
133 Bharatamlo Sankharavam B. Bhaskar Rao 1984
134 Rowdy A. Mohan Gandhi 1984
135 Bandhi Kodi Ramakrishna 1985
136 Tirugubaatu Dasari Narayana Rao 1985
137 Aggiraju B. Bhaskar Rao 1985
138 Bullet Bapu 1985
139 Ukku Manishi Raj Bharat 1986
140 Ravana Brahma K. Raghavendra Rao 1986
141 Neti Yuga Dharmam G. Rammohan Rao 1986
142 Ugra Narasimham Dasari Narayana Rao 1986
143 Tandra Papa Rayudu Dasari Narayana Rao 1986
144 Brahmanaidu Dasari Narayana Rao 1986
145 Sardar Dharmanna V. Bhaskar Rao 1987
146 Marana Sasanam
147 Viswanatha Nayakudu Dasari Narayana Rao 1987
148 Maaranahomam
149 Maa Inti Maharaju
150 Antima Teerpu Joshi 1988
151 Prithviraj
152 Prachanda Bharatam
153 Dharmateja
154 Prana Snehitulu V. Madhusudhan Rao 1988
155 Simha Swapnam V. Madhusudhan Rao 1989
156 Sree Ramachandrudu
157 Pape Maa Pranam V. Madusudhan Rao 1989
158 Bhagavan
159 Sumangali
160 Two Town Rowdy Dasari Narayana Rao 1989
161 Guru Sishyulu SP Muthuraman 1990
162 Yama Dharma Raju Relangi Narasimha Rao 1990
163 Neti Siddhartha Kranthi Kumar 1990
164 Indrabhavanam G. Krishna 1991
165 Vidatha
166 Bava Bavamaridhi Sarath 1993
167 Anna Vadina P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1993
168 Jailorgari Abbayi Sarath 1994
169 Andaru Andare Mouli 1994
170 Gang Master B. Gopal 1994
171 Palnati Pourusham Mutyala Subbaiah 1994
172 Riksha Rudraiah KS Nageswara Rao 1994
173 Simha Gharjana
174 Nayudugari Kutumbam Boina Kutumba Rao 1996
175 Tata Manavadu K. Sadasiva Rao 1996
176 Kutumba Gouravam K. Ajaykumar 1997
177 Maa Nannaki Pelli EVV Satyanarayana 1997
178 Sultan Sarath 1999
179 Vamsoddharakudu Sarath 2000
180 Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu Rajasekhar 2003
181 Ram N. Shankar 2006
182 Srisailam KS Nageswara Rao 2009
183 Billa Meher Ramesh 2009

Combination of Krishnam Raju & NTR

S No Film Name Director Name Release Year
1 Bhale Mastaru SD Lal 1969
2 Badi Panthulu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy 1972
3 Vaade Veedu D. Yoganand 1973
4 Palletoori Chinnodu B. Vittalacharya 1974
5 Manushullo Devudu BV Prasad 1974
6 Manchiki Maroperu CS Rao 1976
7 Sati Savitri BA Subbarao 1978

Combination of Krishnam Raju & ANR

S No Film Name Director Name Release Year
1 Bhuddi Manthudu Bapu 1969
2 Jai Jawan D. Yoganand 1970
3 Pavitra Bandam V. Madhusudhan Rao 1971
4 Manchi Rojulu Vacchayi V. Madhusudhan Rao 1972
5 Matrumurthi M. Apparao 1972
6 SP Bhayankar VB Rajendra Prasad 1984

Combination of Krishnam Raju & Sobhanbabu

S No Film Name Director Name Release Year
1 Amma Kosam BV Prasad 1970
2 Bangaru Talli Tapi Chanakya 1971
3 Manavudu Danavudu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy 1972
4 Jeevitham KS Prakash Rao 1973
5 Jeevana Tarangalu Tatineni Rama Rao 1973
6 Iddaru Iddare V. Madhusudhan Rao 1976
7 Kurukshetram K. Kameshwara Rao 1977
8 Ramabanam Y. Eeswar Reddy 1979

Combination of Krishnam Raju & Krishna

S No Film Name Director Name Release Year
1 Nenante Nene V. Ramachandra Rao 1968
2 Bhale Abbayilu Peketi Sivaram 1969
3 Allude Menalludu P. Pullaiah 1970
4 Thali Bottu T. Madhavarao 1970
5 Antha Mana Manchike Bhanumati Ramakrishna 1972
6 Bhale Mosagadu P. Sambasiva Rao 1972
7 Inspector Bharya PV Sathyanarayana 1972
8 Hanthakulu Devanthakulu KSR Das 1972
9 Illu Illalu P. Chandrasekhar Reddy 1972
10 Rajamahal B. Harinarayana 1972
11 Sneha Bandham P. Chandrasekhara Reddy 1973
12 Mayadari Malligadu Adurthi Subbarao 1973
13 Kurukshetram K. Kameshwara Rao 1977
14 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu M. Mallikarjuna Rao 1977
15 Adavi Simhalu K. Raghavendra Rao 1983
16 Yuddham Dasari Narayana Rao 1984
17 Viswanatha Nayakudu Dasari Narayana Rao 1987
18 Indrabhavanam G. Krishna 1991
19 Sultan Sarath 1999

As producer (Gopikrishna Movies)

S No Film Name Director Name Release Year
1 Krishnaveni V. Madhusudhan Rao 1974
2 Bhakta Kannappa Bapu 1976
3 Amaradeepam K. Raghavendra Rao 1977
4 Madhura Swapnam K. Raghavendra Rao 1982
5 Bobbili Brahmanna K. Raghavendra Rao 1984
6 Tandra Papa Rayudu Dasari Narayana Rao 1986
7 Maa Inti Maharaju
8 Prana Snehitulu V. Madhusudhan Rao 1988
9 Yama Dharma Raju Relangi Narasimha Rao 1990

In double role

S No Film Name Director Name Release Year
1 Katakatala Rudraiah Dasari Narayana Rao 1978
2 Sivamettina Satyam V. Madhusudhan Rao 1980
3 Kalyana Chakravarthy MS Reddy 1980
4 Agnipulu K. Bapaiah 1981
5 Pulibidda V. Madhusudhan Rao 1981
6 Ragile Jwala K. Raghavendra Rao 1981
7 Nipputho Chalagatam Kommineni 1982
8 Yuddham Dasari Narayana Rao 1984
9 Sardar Nandam Harischandra Rao 1984
10 Bobbili Brahmanna K. Raghavendra Rao 1984
11 Ukku Manishi Raj Bharat 1986
12 Ravana Brahma K. Raghavendra Rao 1986

Telugu remakes of Hindi films

S No Hindi Film Name Telugu Film Name Release Year
1 Waqt Bhale Abbayilu 1969
2 Mother India Bangaru Talli 1971
3 Gaon Ki Gori Palle Paduchu 1974
4 Do Yaar Iddaru Iddare 1976
5 Haath Ki Safayi Manushulu Chesina Dongalu 1977
6 Keemat Andadu Agadu 1979
7 Adalat Sivamettina Satyam 1980
8 Mukaddar Ka Sikandar Prema Tarangalu 1980
9 Tere Mere Sapne Madhura Swapnam 1982
10 Karma Yogi Nipputho Chalagatam 1982
11 Satyameva Jayathe Marana Sasanam 1987
12 Jaal Kirai Dada 1989
13 Khatron Ka Khiladi Simha Swapnam 1989
14 Tezaab Two Town Rowdy 1989
15 Sir Gang Master 1994


Ram Gopal Varma (Telugu: రామ్ గోపాల్ వర్మ, Hindi: राम गोपाल वर्मा, born April 7, 1962) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. Varma has directed, written and produced films across multiple genres—psychological thrillers, underworld gang warfare, politician-criminal nexus, and musicals—and in multiple languages—Telugu and Hindi.

Shiva (1989) was his first film as director and Phoonk (2008) is his most recent one. He gained recognition in Hindi cinema, also known as "Bollywood", with Rangeela (1995). The next film he directed was Satya (1998), which won six Filmfare Awards, including the Critics Award for Best Film. Satya, together with his 2002 film Company (which he directed and which won seven Filmfare Awards) and 2005 film D (which he produced), form an "Indian Gangster Trilogy", comparable to the Godfather Trilogy or Infernal Affairs trilogy.[1] Other successful films Varma directed include Kshana Kshanam (1991), Kaun (1999), Jungle (2000), Bhoot (2003), Sarkar (2005) and Sarkar Raj (2008).

Awards and nominations

Nandi Award for Best Director
Bollywood Award for Best Director
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie
Filmfare Best Director Award
Star Screen Award for Best Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Director
Zee Cine Award for Best Producer of the Year
  • Nominated, 2005


As director

As writer

As producer


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  2. ^ What's wrong with Ramu?
  3. ^ | 'I need to change my approach to films'
  4. ^ Don of the big screen
  5. ^ 'A filmmaker is like a journalist'
  6. ^ My best film is 'Bhoot'
  7. ^ a b All you need to know about Ram Gopal Varma and 'Company'
  8. ^ Different Strokes
  9. ^ Amitava Kumar (December 23, 2008). "Slumdog Millionaire's Bollywood Ancestors". Vanity Fair. Retrieved on 2008-01-04.
  10. ^ Lisa Tsering (January 29, 2009). "‘Slumdog’ Director Boyle Has ‘Fingers Crossed’ for Oscars". IndiaWest. Retrieved on 2009-01-30.
  11. ^ Anthony Kaufman (January 29, 2009). "DGA nominees borrow from the masters: Directors cite specific influences for their films". Variety. Retrieved on 2009-01-30.
  12. ^ "AGAINST THE GRAIN: Grady Hendrix on Bombay’s most successful maverick". Film Society of Lincoln Center. September-October 2006. Retrieved on 2009-02-22.
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  15. ^ Deshmukh visit to Taj with Ram Gopal Varma sparks anger

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A.V.S.RAJU garu

Venkata Sathyanarayana Raju Alluri familiarly known as AVS Raju is a person in the Indian Construction Industry. He is also now as Doyen of Indian Construction Industry. He is the Promoter and Chairman of Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd. and also of the NCC Group of companies.

Early life

AVS Raju was born on 18 April, 1937 and hails from a family that has been in the construction for over three generations. He left his village Antervedipalem in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India, after Matriculation at the age of 18 years to make his career in Hyderabad and started contributing his share in developing the state in the areas of Industry, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Power. Last 45 years of his career, he has contributed in promoting many industries around Hyderabad and various parts of Andhra Pradesh while spreading the Construction activity in the country. [1]

He was the Secretary and Treasurer of Sri Nagarjuna Cooperative Housing Society Limited in 1975 and presently is its President.

He was one of the promoters of M/s Nagarjuna Steels Ltd ., during 1975-76, the first company of the present popular Nagarjuna group of Companies in Hyderabad and Deccan Cements Ltd., during 1983-84 a successfuly and the first mini-cement plant in the country.

He was also Promoter and Managing Director of M/s AVS Containers Ltd. in 1983-84.


Despite hectic business occupation for last 45 years, he has devoted time for Literary, Cultural and Social activities and earned a great name as a freelance writer. He was member of many social and literary associations in the Andhra Pradesh. He wrote more than 10,000 poems on various subjects including his two well known books one on Sri Rama entitled “ Rama Rasamrutham ” and another one is on Bhagawan Sri Sri Sri Sathya Sai Baba entitled “ Sri Sai Sudha Madhuri”.

He has received UGADI PURASKAR from Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, India in 1998.

AVS Raju has set a new Guinness world record by writing the largest single volume biography “ Sri Sai Sudha Madhuri” on the life of Sri Satya Sai Baba between 1996 and 2007.

The single bound book consists of 32 separate volumes.

Raju has recently been appointed as chairman of the Hyderabad District Dharmic Council. He was also conferred with an honarary doctorate by the Acharya Nagarjuna University in 2008.

He has also had the rare distinction of being mentioned in the Limca Book of World Records for four consecutive years (2005-08).

Social service and other achievements

  1. He had undertaken social forestry with a target of planting 2 LAKH trees on large scale as a protagonist of environmental protection and preservation of ecological balance and achieved the goal.
  1. Chairman for a Unique Venture "Galaxy of Prominent Telugus 1st World Conference-1995" which was successfully organised on 30.12.1995 and 31.12.1995 at Sri Sathya Sai Nigamagam, Hyderabad and documented the achievements of 1000 distinguished personalities of World Telugus Origin, in varied fields.
  1. Developed along with Associates a Mega Horticulture farm with 100 varieties of fruit bearing trees in an extent of 550 acres (2.2 km2) in Medak, East and West Godavari Districts of A.P., along with other farmers.
  1. . He was awarded "Life Time Achievement award" instituted by the Builders' Association of India. The Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi, presented the award to AVS Raju at a function held in Kochi in 2006.

See also

Padmabhushan Dr. BV raju garu

Padmabhushan Dr. BV Raju is the founder chairman of Dr. BV Raju Foundation and Dr. BV Raju Institute of Technology. Dr. BV Raju is an earnest scholarly man, he knew best the value of Education and so he diverted his focus from industrial field to the vast field of education to set up a series of colleges under Dr. BV Raju Foundation and Sri Vishnu Educational Society. Two campuses have been established, one at Narasapur in Medak Dist in 1997, where an Engineering college has been set up under the name of Dr. BV Raju Institute of Technology, and the other campus at Bhimavaram town which includes, Smt. B Seetha Polytechnic, Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy, Padmabhushan Dr. B.V Raju Institute of Computer Education, Sri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, Vishnu Dental College and Vishnu Public School. There is also a proposal to establish a Medical College.


Byrraju Ramalinga Raju (born September 16, 1954) is the founder of Satyam Computers and was its Chairman until January 7, 2009 when he resigned from the Satyam board after admitting to corporate fraud. Satyam was created by Ramalinga Raju and others and was until recently perceived to be amongst the top Indian IT vendors. Raju has allegedly admitted overstating its cash reserves by 1.5 billion.Later, allegations have been made that the company's assets were not inflated, but instead siphoned off by Ramalinga Raju. Raju is currently held in Hyderabad's Chanchalguda jail on criminal charges including fraud, forgery, cheating, embezzlement and insider trading.


Raju founded Satyam in 1987 after venturing earlier into other businesses such as construction and textiles. He started an IT company with 20 employees that obtained contracts for IT projects, mostly from US companies. Satyam rapidly developed and became a multinational company with thousands of employees spread over many countries. Raju showed a strong social orientation and has been furthering the cause of social transformation through Byrraju Foundation and EMRI.


  • Earnst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Services Award 1999
  • Dataquest IT Man of the Year Award 2000
  • Asia Business Leader Award 2002
  • E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 (revoked after the fraud was confessed)
  • Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance 2008 (revoked after the fraud was confessed)


  1. ^ Karmali, Naazneen (12 October 2004). "India's 40 Richest". Forbes ( Inc.). Retrieved on 2009-01-08.
  2. ^ Bhosekar, Prasaad (7 January 2009). "Village refuses to abandon Satyam chief". Zee (Zee News Limited). Retrieved on 2009-01-08.
  3. ^ "Text of Mr Ramalinga Raju’s statement". Business Line (The Hindu). 7 January 2009. Retrieved on 2009-01-08.
  4. ^ "Indian IT scandal boss arrested". BBC News (BBC). 9 January 2009. Retrieved on 2009-01-10.
  5. ^ a b "Indian Executive Is Said to Have Siphoned Cash, New York Times, January 17, 2009
  6. ^ a b Joe Leahy (08-01-2009). "The $1bn black hole at the heart of company's finances". Financial Times.
  7. ^ Blakely, Rhys (8 January 2009). "B. Ramalinga Raju, chairman of Satyam, admits £1bn fraud and quits". The Times (London) (News International Limited). Retrieved on 2009-01-08.
  8. ^ "Mr Raju's resignation letter". BBC News (BBC). 7 January 2009. Retrieved on 2009-01-08.
  9. ^ "Satyam stunner: Highs and lows of Raju's career". Reuters (CNN-IBN). January 07, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-01-07.
  10. ^ Blakely, Rhys (January 10, 2009). "Raju brothers charged with forgery in $1bn Satyam case". The Times (London) (News International Limited). Retrieved on 2009-01-10.
  11. ^ "Raju had opened multiple benami accounts: I-T probe". NDTV (NDTV). Retrieved on 2009-01-15.

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Hon'ble Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju

Sri Dantuluri Bapi Raju (Father)
Smt Subbayamma (Mother)

Date of birth

Birth place
Kopalle (A village near the Bhimavaram)

Hon'ble Dantuluri Narayana Raju as a part and parcel of freedom struggle

Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju is a patriot since his childhood. He played a prominent role in freedom struggle. At the young age of 21 he was the member of Indian National Congress, as a district delegate from south India. He participated in Ahmadabad Indian National Congress conference. We can understand with this, how he has followed Mahatma Gandhi in word and in deed and his patriotic fervor.

In the year 1920, he participated in Non co-operation movement with the call for Mahatma Gandhiji's, the father of our nation. He made success the non co-operation movement in Bhimavaram and its surrounding villages. He brought shiver in the Spine of thence British rulers.

In the year 1930 British government arrested Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju and sent him to Cannanore jail. In Cannanore prison he got an opportunity to get contact and associate with eminent freedom fighters like Hon'ble Chakravartula Rajagopalachari (Rajaji), Sri Raghava Menon, Sri Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya. With their association he understand the contemporary political situation and discussed in detailed the future steps of freedom struggle. He materialized the struggle what they dreamt and fulfilled their dreams. Such a great gigantic personality Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju. The thence British government laid many impositions and impediments in spite of hard ships imposed by British government. He continued freedom struggle to liberate India from the chains. He united the people and wage a war through Non-violence against British government such a great patriot Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju.

As a people's representative

In the years 1921-1934, he was elected Bhimavaram Taluk Board Chairman. He laid roads to Remote village, provided drinking water facility to salt water effected villages. Conducted free medical camps. With these people's friendly activities. He got a permanent place and got imprinted in the hearts of people in this area.

In thence British rule the District collector indigested with the participation of the villagers of Matlapalem, Siddapuram and Dirusumarru in salt Satyagraha, he ordered to stop drinking water to those villagers. As Taluk board president with his discretionary powers, he dared against the collector's orders provided drinking water to the above villagers. No one can dare, but only man of steel can dare, he was none but Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju.

In Vemuladeevi area he brought nearly eight thousand acres of waste land under cultivation. With this peoples friendly action he was praised by the people as Annadatha (food giver) in their area. During his tenure he started board schools (primary schools) in entire Taluk.

During the years 1948-1955 he was elected as MLA to combined Madras state and did a great dedicated services to the people and brought overall development to this region. He played a prominent role. He lingered longer on the lips of the people.

Sri Dantuluri as social servant

Before 1945 there was no college in this area. People had to move distant areas for their college education. He started a college ie WGB College (West Godavari District Bhimavaram College) on 4th July in the year 1945, brought the education at common man's door yard in this region. This is a land mark in the history of Bhimavram and a great leap forward in the field of education.

At present this college have been producing many scholars every year. In memoriam of his dedicated services, the college named after him (WGB College changed to Dantuluri Narayana Raju college). He was called Madan Mohan Malaveya of this region. At present DNR College imparting education from KG to PG giving qualitative education in this region got recognized and accredited 'A' grade by NAAC.

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhiji's services Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju for the first time in India provided boarding and lodging facility to the down trodden Harijans (Dalits-lower rung, down trodden people in Hindu society) in DNR College hostels.

In memoriam of his great dedicated services and to follow his foot steps. some elders of this region started DNR foundation to serve the poor and needy doing yeoman social service in this region.

The son of the soil, freedom fighter, people's friend, orphan's benefactor Sri Dantuluri Narayana Raju. Climbed step by step mounted and reached mighty peak of mountain in name and fame.

The SON (the SUN) who awaken the region set. He left us in deep sorrow and reached heavenly abode on 7th May 1964.

Dr. B.V. RAJU garu

Date of Birth:15th of October, 1920
Birth Place:Kumadavalli near Bhimavaram, West Godavari District
Graduation:Chemical Engineering, Benaras Hindu University, Varnasi
Postgraduation: Management, Harvard University, USA
Awards: Padmabhushan by Govt. of India, 2001
Honorary Doctorate : by JNTU, Hyderabad

Padmabhushan Dr. B.V. Raju, the founder chairman of Dr. B.V. Raju Foundation and Dr. B.V. Raju Institute And Technologies, is a prodigy of industrial discipline, unusual perception, scholarship, workmanship and creativity. He is a man of vision, inspiration, confidence, diligence and above all humanity. Dr. B.V. Raju had a normal childhood like any other child of his age, with joys and sorrows in equal share.

He grew up to be a man who accepted his success humbly and learnt from his failures. Though he started his career as a low grade employee in the cement industry, his sincerity and hard work elevated him to the position of Managing Director and Chairman of Cement Corporation of India. Within a span of six decades, he established a number of factories under the Raasi Group of Industries, which included Sri Vishnu Cements Ltd, Raasi Refractories Ltd., Raasi Ceramics Ltd and Raasi Finance and Investments Ltd. His achievements in the field won him the Padmabhushan, one of the most prestigious awards by the Govt. of India. He was also awarded Honorary Doctorate by JNTU, Hyderabad.
Being an earnest scholarly man, he knew best the value of Education and so he diverted his focus from industrial field to the vast field of education to set up a series of colleges under Dr. B.V. Raju Foundation and Sri Vishnu Educational Society.

Two campuses have been established, one at Narasapur in Madak Dist., where an Engineering college has been set up under the name of Dr. B.V. Raju Institute of Technology, and the other campus at Bhimavaram town which includes, Smt. B.Seetha Polytechnic, Shri Vishnu Collegeof Pharmacy, Padmabhushan Dr. B.V. Raju Institute of Computer Education, Sri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, Vishnu Dental College and Vishnu Public School. There is also a proposal to establish a Medical College. These institutes work to inculcate a sense of value in the minds of students and to equip them to serve the society well. The University and State ranks achieved by the students are themselves a mark of academic excellence and quality education provided in these colleges by qualified, experienced and dedicated staff.

Throughout his life, both as an industrialist and an educationalist, Dr. B. V. Raju continued to devote himself to the service of the people. He always kept his doors open to the poor and needy and participated actively in welfare programmes for improving the socioeconomic conditions of the society. His services for the welfare of the people are innumerable and invaluable.

Padmabhushan Dr. B.V. Raju lived an exemplary life. It teaches us that the well-to-do have a responsibility towards the less fortunate. Though we may not be in a position to help everybody, we can at least start by helping a few, because it is the motto of service in us that is important. His message is simple and straight

Sri K.V. Vishnu Raju began his career as a Chemical Engineer in M/s. E.T. Dupont De Nemours, USA, from 1989 to 1991, wherein he looked after research and development in polymers, ceramics and adhesives. He returned to India in 1992 and served as Executive Director for M/s. Raasi Cement Ltd., Hyderabad from 1992 to 1995. The following year, he was promoted as Joint Managing Director of M/s. Raasi Cement Ltd., and served the post till April 1998. In December 1999, he took up as the Managing Director of M/s. Anjani Portland Cement Ltd., Hyderabad.

Sri. K.V. Vishnu Raju is the grandson of the Founder Chairman, Padmabhushan Dr. B.V. Raju. He is an ardent follower and admirer of his grand father. With the demise of the Founder Chairman, he succeeded Dr. B.V. Raju, the Chairman of Dr. B.V. Raju Foundation and Sri Vishnu Educational Society in June 2002.

Sri K.V. Vishnu Raju was born on 31 st January, 1964. At the age of four, he was taken to England by his parents, where his father was a doctor.He had his primary schooling at U.K. When he was six years old he came back to India to be brought up by his grand parents. He continued his schooling in Ooty and then in New Delhi He studied X th in Little Flower School, Hyderabad and Intermediate in Little Flower Jr. College, Hyderabad. He Completed his graduation in Chemical Engineering at REC, Trichi and his Post Graduation at Michigan Technological University, U.S.A.
Sri K.V. Vishnu Raju is also the Director of the Board for Vennar Ceramics Ltd., Raasi Finance & Investment Ltd., Sai Aditya Hotels and Supermarkets Pvt. Hyd., MFL net Services Pvt. Ltd., Elico Ltd., and Anjani Bakery Products Ltd.

Sri K.V. Vishnu Raju was greatly influenced by his grandfather and imbibed the qualities of simplicity, hard work, will power, patience and kindness from his grandfather who is supposed to have moulded his character as guide and philosopher.

After Dr. B.V. Raju, Sri K.V. Vishnu Raju had to shoulder the responsibilities to run the college and the industries. His hyperactive nature is providing him with all the energy required for the purpose. One can witness "the most incredible display of stamina" in him. He believes that it is inactivity, but not activity that wears down the body and spirit. Sri. K.V. Vishnu Raju is not a very easy man to work with, because he expects the other to put in as much effort as he himself would. When it comes to expenditure for the welfare of his students and employees, he is extremely considerate and very liberal. He takes utmost care to provide all the basic amenities.Yet, he discourages spending without purpose.

Sri K.V. Vishnu Raju carries the vision of his grand father. Presently he is working towards starting a school and a medical college, and towards updating all the present colleges and industries. He is also full of plans for the upliftment of economically backward people of the society.

(Ravi Teja)

Bhoopatiraju Ravishankar Raju garu

Ravi Teja (రవి తేజ) born January 26, 1968) is an Indian Telugu film actor.

Personal life

Ravi Teja alias Bhoopatiraju Ravishankar Raju was born in Jaggampeta, East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. He is the eldest of three sons to his father, Bhoopatiraju Rajgopal Raju, a pharmacist and mother Rajyalaxmi Bhoopatiraju, a home maker. Both his brothers are now actors as well. Bhoopatiraju Raghunath Raju aka Raghu has also played the lead in a few B-Grade Telugu films and Bhoopathiraju Bharatraj Raju shared space with Ravi Teja in a few of his films and now plays negative roles in Tollywood. Before starting his career in Tollywood, Ravi Teja spent most of his childhood in Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and Bhopal. Later on he moved to Vijayawada along with his family and joined Siddhartha Degree College to pursue his Bachelors in Arts. Half way through his graduation, he left to Chennai on October 2nd 1988 to join Films.

On May 26aere 2002 he married his now wife, Kalyani who hails from Ganapavaram, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. On June 6, 2003, he was first blessed with a daughter, Mokshadha and on July 28, 2006, his son, Manit, was born.[1]


Ravi Teja spent most of his childhood in North India. His father, Bhoopathiraju Rajgopal Raju, a very ambitious man, went through several transfers and took up new opportunities resulting in Ravi Teja's family having to travel a lot throughout India. Even as a child, Ravi was fascinated with cinema and his icon till date remains the Legend Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. Several times he would see Amitabh Bachchan's movies and re-enact them at home. In one such attempt, when he was just 5 years old, he set ablaze the couches of his living room when his mother was out shopping and put both his kid brothers in between the 'fire wall' to rescue them. Punished of course was he for this but the passion in his heart had for films kept growing by the day. In his movie, Venky, he portrayed his imation of Amitabh Bachchan. At age 11, he tried to run away from his home in Jaipur to Mumbai so he could join Bollywood and become as famous as Amitabh Bachchan. All his juvenile attempts to join cinema were strictly kept at bay by his family. Later the family moved to Vijayawada and he joined the Siddharatha Degree College to pursue his Bachelors in Arts.

Early career

His interest in films brought him into the film industry. In the beginning, he worked in both Television and Films as an Assistant Director but continued in feature films after that. He worked in several Bollywood as well as Tollywood projects including Prathibandh, Aaj Ka Goondaraj and Criminal. He managed to do a few small time roles in Bollywood as well. He acted as one of Chiranjeevi's friends in Aaj Ka Goondaraj. Ravi Teja joined Krishna Vamsi as an assistant director for Ninne Pelladatha. He also did a petty role in the film. Following Ninne Pelladatha, Krishna Vamsi gave him a well deserved break by casting him as one of the Lead actors in Sindhuram. Though he got a good name for Sindhuram, his career did not profit much from that. After that he played second lead in few films like Pattukondi Chuddam, Premaku Velayara and Padutha Thiyaga etc. His first film as a lead actor was Neekosam, 1999 directed by Sreenu Vaitla

Career Success

It was Nee Kosam directed by a debut director Srinu Vaitla, that gave Raviteja the much needed impetus. He bagged an award for his performance in Nee Kosam. His secondary roles continued again with films like Annayya, Budget Padmanabam, Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesa and Ammayi Kosam.

Raviteja got his big break with Itlu Sravani Subramanyam. Puri Jagannath, who was desperately looking to establish himself in the industry, though his debut film Badri with Pawan Kalyan was a hit, paired up with Ravi Teja to deliver Itlu Sravani Subramanyam. The movie was well received by the audiences. That was the turning point in his career.

Vamsi, who was planning his comeback innings, directed RaviTeja in Avunu Validharu Ishtapaddaru. It definitely welcomed Vamsi back into the industry and added another hit to Ravi Teja's kitty. Meanwhile, his friend Poori Jagannaath, who made the biggest hit of the year in Kannada, Appu, decided to remake the film in Telugu with Ravi Teja. This time he wanted to produce the film too. Idiot came out and set a new image for Ravi Teja as a ragamuffin and mass hero. With all three of these films being super hits, he came to be known as the Hat-Trick hero. The character Chanti clicked and was a rage in Andhra Pradesh. His famous line "Chantigadu local" is still mouthed by many youngsters over Andhra Pradesh.

In 2003, Ravi Teja played the lead in Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, which became one of the biggest hits of the year. The year 2006 has been very special to Ravi Teja as he gave one of his career's biggest hit Vikramarkudu, directed by S. S. Rajamouli, despite the flop Shock, a Ram Gopal Varma production.

Currently in 2008, the movie Krishna directed by V. V. Vinayak, has broken all the previous records of Ravi Teja, making it the biggest hit of his career.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Karthavyam

1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj

1993 Allari Priyudu

1996 Ninne Pelladutha

1998 Sindooram Chanti
1999 Manasichhi choodu Chanti

2000 Tirumala Tirupathi Venkatesha Tirupathi
Annayya Ravi
2001 Itlu Sravani Subramanyam Subramanyam
Budget Padmanabham

2002 Idiot Chanti
Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru Anil
Khadgam Koti Winner, Nandi Award for Special Jury
2003 Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu Vivekananda
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Chandu
Oka Raju Oka Rani Ravi
Dongodu Madhava
Veede Yedukondalu
2004 Venky Venky
Naa Autograph Seenu
Chanti Chanti
2005 Bhadra Bhadra
Bhageeradha Chandu
2006 Shock Sekhar
Vikramarkudu Athili Sathi Babu/Vikram Rathod
Khatarnak Dasu
2007 Dubai Seenu Srinivas
2008 Krishna Krishna Nominated, Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award
Baladur Chanti
Neninthe Ravi
2009 Kick Kalyan
Anjaneyulu Anjaneyulu
2010 Shambo Shiva Shambo

Prabhas Raju Uppalapati

Prabhas Raju Uppalapati (born October 23, 1980), popularly known as Prabhas is a Tollywood actor and the nephew of Tollywood star and politician Krishnam Raju Uppalapati. He currently lives in Hyderabad, India. His father is U Suryanarayana Raju and mother is Siva Kumari. He is one of three children. His brother is Prabodh and sister is Pragathi.


Prabhas started his movie career with Eshwar in 2002 about a poor boy falling in love with a rich girl. In 2003, he was seen as the lead in Raghavendra. Both did not do well at the box office.

Varsham (2004) reversed his fortunes. He was cast opposite Trisha Krishnan. The film went on to become a huge hit. Then he acted under the direction of B. Gopal in Adavi Ramudu, which miserably failed at the box office. In Krishna Vamsi’s Chakram (2005) he played a cancer patient, which performed moderately at the box office. However Chatrapathi (2005), in which he played a rebel, with Shriya Saran was a monumental blockbuster.

The movies which followed like Pournami (2006), Yogi, Munna (2007) and Bujjigadu (2008) however failed to leave an impact at the box office.

In 2009 Prabhas was seen in Billa, which is a reworked telugu version of the hugely successful bollywood film Don. The movie stars Anushka Shetty and Namitha and also Hansika Motwani doing an item number. He shared screen space for the first time with his real life uncle, Krishnam Raju Uppalapati. The movie turned out to be a hit, giving Prabhas a much needed breather.


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Eeshwar Eeshwar
2003 Raghavendra Raghavendra
2004 Varsham Venkat Winner, Santosham Best Young Performer Award
Adavi Ramudu Ramudu
2005 Chakram Chakram
Chatrapati Sivaji Nominated, Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award
2006 Pournami Siva Kesava
2007 Yogi Eeshwar Chandra Prasad (Yogi)
Munna Munna
2008 Bujjigadu Bujji
2009 Billa Billa,

Ek Niranjan

2010 Darling


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