Cherukuri Ramoji Rao (born 16 November 1936) is an Indian film producer, and media entrepreneur. He is head of the Ramoji Group which owns the world's largest film production facility Ramoji Film City, film production company Ushakiran Movies and ETV Network. He has garnered four Filmfare Awards South, and the National Film Award for his works in Telugu cinema. In 2016, he was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor, for his contributions in journalism, literature and education.
Cherukuri Ramoji Rao
16 November 1936
Rao was born in Pedaparupudi, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India, into an agricultural family. Companies owned by the Ramoji group include Margadarsi Chit Fund, Eenadu newspaper, ETV, Ramadevi Public School, Priya Foods, Ushakiran Movies and the Ramoji Film City near Hyderabad. He is also the chairman of Dolphin Group of Hotels in Andhra Pradesh.
Rao's younger son, Cherukuri Suman, died of leukemia on 7 September 2012.
|1984||Srivariki Premalekha||Telugu||Naresh, Poornima||Jandhyala|
|1984||Kanchana Ganga||Telugu||Chandra Mohan, Saritha, Swapna, Sarath Babu||V. Madhusudhan Rao|
|1984||Sundari Subbarao ||Telugu||Chandra Mohan, Vijayshanti||Relangi Narasimha Rao|
|1985||Mayuri||Telugu||Sudha Chandran, Subhakar||Singeetam Srinivasa Rao||Remade in Hindi as Naache Mayuri; dubbed into Malayalam and Tamil as Mayoori|
|1985||Pratighatana||Telugu||Vijayshanti, Chandra Mohan||T. Krishna||Remade in Malayalam as Pakarathinu Pakaram and Hindi as Pratighaat|
|1985||Preminchu Pelladu||Telugu||Rajendra Prasad, Bhanupriya||Vamsy|
|1986||Pakarathinu Pakaram||Malayalam||T. Krishna||Remake of Pratighatana|
|1986||Mallemoggalu||Telugu||Sagarika, Rajesh||V. Madhusudhan Rao|
|1986||Car Diddina Kapuram||Telugu||Rajendra Prasad, Pavitra||D.V. Narasa Raju|
|1986||Naache Mayuri||Hindi||Sudha Chandran, Shekhar Suman||T. Rama Rao||Remake of Mayuri|
|1987||Chandamama Rave||Telugu||Chandra Mohan, Kalpana||Moulee|
|1987||Pratighaat||Hindi||Sujata Mehta||N. Chandra||Remake of Pratighatana|
|1987||Premayanam||Telugu||Naresh, Jayashree||C. V. Sridhar|
|1988||O Bharya Katha||Telugu||Jayasudha, Chandra Mohan, Sarath Babu||Moulee|
|1989||Mouna Poratam||Telugu||Yamuna, Vinod Kumar||Mohan Gandhi|
|1989||Paila Pacheesu||Telugu||Rajendra Prasad, Ramya Krishna, Brahmanandam||Moulee|
|1990||Judgement||Telugu||Siva Krishna, Vinod Kumar, Yamuna, Aruna||A.Mohan Gandhi|
|1990||Mamasri||Telugu||Suresh, Ramyakrishna, Liji, Anand||Sharath|
|1990||Manasu Mamata||Telugu||Naresh, Sithara||Moulee|
|1991||Amma||Telugu||Suhasini,Sarathbabu, Baby Sunayana||Suresh Krissna|
|1991||Aswini||Telugu||Bhanu Chander, Ashwini Nachappa||Moulee|
|1991||People's Encounter||Telugu||Meka Srikanth, Vinod kumar, Bhanupriya||Mohan Gandhi|
|1991||Jagannatham & Sons||Telugu||Suresh, Sindhuja||Anil Kumar|
|1998||Padutha Theeyaga||Telugu||Vineeth, Heera Rajgopal||Kranthi Kumar|
|1998||Daddy Daddy||Telugu||ANR, Jayasudha, Harish, Raasi||Kodi Ramakrishna|
|1999||Mechanic Mamaiah'||Telugu||Rajasekhar, Rambha||S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu|
|2000||Subhavela||Telugu||Ravi Kanth, Anasuya||Ramana|
|2000||Chitram||Telugu||Uday Kiran, Reema Sen||Teja||Remade in Kannada as Chitra|
|2000||Moodu Mukkalaata||Telugu||Jagapati Babu, Soundarya, Rambha, Raasi||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|2000||Nuvve Kavali||Telugu||Tarun Kumar, Richa Pallod||K. Vijaya Bhaskar||Remake of Niram; remade in Hindi as Tujhe Meri Kasam and Kannada as Ninagagi|
|2001||Deevinchandi||Telugu||Srikanth, Raasi, Malavika||Muthyala Subbaiah|
|2001||Ninnu Choodalani||Telugu||Jr. NTR, Raveena Rajput||V. R. Pratap|
|2001||Akasa Veedhilo||Telugu||Akkineni Nagarjuna, Rajendra Prasad, Raveena Tandon, Kasthuri||Singeetam Srinivasa Rao|
|2001||Chithra||Kannada||Nagendra Prasad, Rekha Vedavyas||Dinesh Baboo||Remake of Chitram|
|2001||Anandam||Telugu||Aakash, Rekha Vedavyas, Venkat, Tanu Roy||Srinu Vaitla||Remade in Tamil as Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu|
|2001||Ananda||Kannada||Naveen Mayur||Remake of Telugu film Anandam|
|2001||Ishtam||Telugu||Charan, Shriya Saran||Vikram Kumar & Raj Kumar|
|2002||Manasuvunte Chalu||Telugu||Sai Kiran, Jennifer Kotwal, Sivaji||Jonnalagadda Sreenivasa Rao|
|2002||Priya Nesthama||Telugu||Venu Thottempudi, Shanu||R. Ganapathi|
|2002||Neetho||Telugu||Prakash Kovelamudi, Mahek Chahal||John Mahendran|
|2002||Ninagagi||Kannada||Vijay Raghavendra, Radhika||S. Mahendar||Remake of Nuvve Kavali|
|2003||Tujhe Meri Kasam||Hindi||Ritesh Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh||K. Vijaya Bhaskar||Remake of Nuvve Kavali|
|2003||Oka Raju Oka Rani||Telugu||Ravi Teja, Namitha||Yogie|
|2003||Toli Choopulone||Telugu||Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Akanksha||Y. Kasi Viswanath|
|2003||Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu||Tamil||Jai Akash, Neha||Sakthi Chidambaram||Remake of Anandam|
|2003||Bombaiyer Bombete||Bengali||Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Parambrata Chatterjee, Bibhu Bhattacharya||Sandip Ray|
|2004||Anandamanandamaye||Telugu||Jai Akash, Renuka Menon||Srinu Vaitla|
|2004||Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum||Hindi||Arya Babbar, Shriya Saran||Esmayeel Shroff|
|2006||Veedhi||Telugu||Sharwanand, Gopika||V. Dorairaj|
|2007||Sixer||Kannada||Prajwal Devaraj, Devaki||Shashank|
|2008||Nachavule||Telugu||Tanish, Maadhavi Latha||Ravi Babu|
|2009||Ninnu Kalisaka||Telugu||Santosh Samrat, Chaitanya Krishna, Dipa Shah, Piaa Bajpai, Jagapati Babu||Siva Nageswara Rao|
|2009||Savaari||Kannada||Srinagar Kitty, Raghu Mukherjee, Kamalini Mukherjee, Suman Ranganathan||Jacob Verghese||Remake of Gamyam; co-production with Arka Media Works|
|2010||Betting Bangaraju||Telugu||Allari Naresh, Nidhi||E.Sattibabu|
|2011||Nuvvila||Telugu||Avish, Ajay, Prasad Barve, Vijay Sai, Yami Gautam, Sarayu, Remya Nambeesan||Ravi Babu|
|2015||Beeruva||Telugu||Sundeep Kishan, Surabhi||Kanmani||Co-production with Anandi Art Creations|
|2015||Dagudumootha Dandakor||Telugu||Rajendra Prasad, Sara Arjun||R.K Malineni||Remake of Saivam; co-production with First Frame Entertainment|
Awards and honoursEdit
- Civilian honours
- Padma Vibhushan (2016) – Government of India
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu (producer) – Nuvve Kavali (2000)
- "Rajinikanth gets Padma Vibhushan; Padma Shri for Priyanka, Ajay Devgn". The Indian Express. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- Donthi, Praveen (December 2014). "How Ramoji Rao of Eenadu wrested control of power and politics in Andhra Pradesh". The Caravan. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
- Ramoji Film City on BBC. 9 May 2013 – via YouTube.
- Ramoji Film City on Discovery Travel & Living. 9 May 2013 – via YouTube.
- "Largest film studio". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- "ETV Ramoji group forays into garment making". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Chairman Rao". The Caravan. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- "Padma Awards 2016".
- "Padma Awards 2016: Full List". NDTV.com. 25 January 2016.
- on YouTube
- "Sundari Subbarao (1984)". song.cineradham.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Preminchu Pelladu Audio Songs Download". atozmp3-songs.in. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Mallemoggalu (1986)". telugujunction.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Car Diddina Kapuram (1986)". telugujunction.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Chandamama Rave (1987)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Premayanam(1987)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "O Bharya Katha (1988)". telugucineblitz.blogspot.in. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Judgement (1990)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Mamasri (1990)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Manasu Mamata". tollymovies.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Amma (1991)". oldtelugusongs.org. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Jagannatham & Sons". dev.reachnri.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Vasundhara (1992 – Telugu)". gomolo.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Two worlds, one goal". The Hindu. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Padutha Theeyaga(1998)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
- "Daddy Daddy (1998)". cineradham.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
- "Mechanic Mamaiah (1999)". telugujunction.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
- "Subhavela (2000)". telugujunction.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Savaari Review". filmibeat.com. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Chitra". filmibeat.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Movie Preview — Manasunte Chalu". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Priya Nesthama (2002)". telugujunction.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Movie review — Toli Choopulone". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Veedhi Press Meet". ragalahari.com. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- "Betting Bangaraju Trailer,Betting Bangaraju Movie Teaser". movies.sulekha.com. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "AnandiArts-UshaKiran film 'Beeruva'". supergoodmovies.com. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.