|Date of Birth:||27 March 1985|
|Birthplace:||Madras (now Chennai), India|
Konidela Ram Charan Teja (born 27 March 1985) is an Indian actor, producer, and entrepreneur who works in Telugu-language films. One of the highest-paid actors in Telugu cinema, he has been featured in Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list since 2013. Charan is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards and two Nandi Awards.
Son of actor Chiranjeevi, Charan made his debut in the successful action film Chirutha (2007), for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. He rose to prominence with S. S. Rajamouli’s fantasy action film Magadheera (2009), which held the record of being the highest-grossing Telugu film till 2013. He won several accolades for this film, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.
Charan established himself as a leading Telugu film actor with commercially successful films such as Racha (2012), Naayak (2013), Yevadu (2014), Dhruva (2016), and Rangasthalam (2018), the latter being his highest-grosser. Receiving critical acclaim for his performance in Rangasthalam, he won his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.
In 2016, Charan established his own production house, the Konidela Production Company. Beyond his film career, he owns the polo team Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club and co-owns the regional airline service TruJet.
|Height, Weight & Physical Stats|
|Height:||5 feet 9 inches (1.74 m)|
|Weight:||75 kg (165 lbs)|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Alma mater||St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad|
Upasana Kamineni (m. 2012)
|Awards||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
SIIMA Award for Best Actor (Telugu)
Santosham Best Actor Award
Ram Charan Biography – Early life and family
Ram Charan was born in Madras (now Chennai) to Telugu film actor Chiranjeevi and his wife Surekha on 27 March 1985. 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 Allu Arjun, Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej, Allu Sirish, Niharika Konidela, and Panja Vaisshnav Tej. He was educated at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai, Lawrence School, Lovedale, The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpe, And St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad. He also attended Kishore Namit Kapoor’s acting school in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Charan was engaged to Upasana Kamineni, the vice-chairman of Apollo Charity and Chief Editor of B Positive magazine, in Hyderabad on 1 December 2011. Kamineni is the granddaughter of Prathap C. Reddy, the Executive Chairman of the Apollo Hospitals. Subsequently, they were married on 14 June 2012 at the Temple Trees Farm House. According to an article published by NewsX, both Charan and Kamineni were friends till ninth grade in the same school in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Ram Charan takes part in the 41-days-long Ayyappa Deeksha (Vratham), which is done on a yearly basis. He started this practice in 2008. Charan stated that “this spiritual living is like a detox holiday for him to de-stress, take healthy and simple food and maintaining inner peace from his chaotic shooting schedules and uncertain mundane things” and said that his father Chiranjeevi had inspired him in following the Deeksha.
In the media
Charan was featured in GQ India’s Best Dressed Men list in 2016. He is popularly referred to as the “Mega Power Star” in the media. The title is the combination of “Mega Star” [of his father Chiranjeevi] and “Power Star” [of his Uncle Pawan Kalyan]. He has appeared on Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list since 2013. He was ranked twelfth on the Times’ 50 Most Desirable Men for the year 2012, twenty-third in 2013, thirtieth in 2014, thirty-eighth in 2015. After a break of three years, he was again featured on the list in 2019 at the eighteenth position.
At an event held in January 2016 in Hyderabad, novelist Yandamuri Veerendranath commented that “Charan is surviving on his father Chiranjeevi s popularity”. Upon the release of the Japanese dubbed version of Magadheera in Japan, Charan received wide popularity in the region. Japanese food company Ezaki Glico printed Charan’s photo on their biscuit packets. Belonging to a film family, he admitted that “No two people are born with the same caliber and can achieve the same stardom”, regarding Nepotism in the film industry.
Net Worth and Income
|Monthly Income||3.5 Crore|
|Net Worth 2021||$177 Million|