Ravi Teja is a popular Indian actor who predominantly works in the Tollywood film industry. Popular among his fans as Mass Maha Raja, Ravi Teja is best known for his mass appeal in the films among the Telugu audience. He’s a multitalented person & besides being a brilliant actor, he’s also voice Artist, Singer, Playback Singer & a successful Producer. Having appeared in more than 60 Telugu movies, Ravi Teja has given many critically acclaimed performances and won the Nandi Special Jury Award in 1999 and 2002 for his performance in the films Nee Kosam (1999) and Khadgam (2002) and also won the state Nandi Award for best actor for his film Neninthe in 2008.
Ravi Teja’s Early Life:
Ravi Teja was born on the 26th of January in the year 1968 in Jaggampeta, East Godavari in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. His birth name is Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju. He’s from a nonfilmy family background & his father Bhoopatiraju Rajgopal Raju worked as a pharmacist and his mother Rajyalaxmi Bhoopatiraju is a homemaker. Ravi Teja is the eldest son among the three children & both his brothers are actors as well
Ravi Teja spent his childhood in cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, and Bhopal. He pursued his bachelor’s degree in arts from Siddhartha Degree College in Vijayawada. He didn’t wait till the completion of his graduation and moved to Chennai on October 2, 1988, to pursue a career in acting. Ever since his childhood, he wanted to become an actor and he was greatly influenced by the legendary actor MR. Amitabh Bachchan.
Ravi Teja’s Early Acting Career:
Ravi Teja didn’t achieve success as an actor overnight. He experienced a lot of hardships and struggles during the initial days of his acting career. In the beginning, he worked in both Television and Films as an Assistant Director. He used to consider whatever role he was offered and in the process, he worked in many Bollywood as well as Tollywood projects in small roles.
He also worked as an assistant director in Krishna Vamsi’s film Ninne Pelladatha and also played a small role in the film. His career took a turn when he was offered one of the lead roles in the film ‘Sindhuram’ by Krishna Vamsi. The film was reviewed positively by critics and his performance was applauded by the film audience. He was offered the second lead role in multiple films like Pattukondi Chuddam, Premaku Velayara, and Padutha Thiyaga, etc.
Ravi Teja’s Career Breakthrough
He got his first solo lead film titled ‘Neekosam’ in the year 1999, directed by Sreenu Vaitla. He bagged an award for his performance in Nee Kosam.
Ravi Teja got his first major breakthrough as a leading actor with the film titled ‘Itlu Sravani Subramanyam’ directed by Puri Jagannath, The movie was well received by the audiences. That was the turning point in his career.
Ravi Teja then acted in Vamsi’s comeback film titled ‘Avunu Validharu Ishtapaddaru’. The film was also critically successful with the audience and critics praising Ravi Teja’s performance in the film.
Ravi Teja’s First Commercial Hit Film-Idiot
Ravi Teja received stardom after the release of Puri Jagannath’s film titled ‘Idiot’. The film was a massive success and it has set a new image for Ravi Teja as a mass hero. In this film, he played the role of Chanti and the character became a rage in Andhra Pradesh. His dialogue in the film “Chantigadu local” is so widely popular that even to date it is mouthed by many youngsters in Andhra Pradesh.
Ravi Teja in Amma Nanna o Tamila Ammayi
The year 2003 was a successful year for Ravi Teja as he starred in a blockbuster film titled Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi. The film went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year & thus earning him a place as a leading actor in the Tollywood film industry.
Ravi Teja’s Vikramarkudu
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.
In the following years, Ravi Teja starred in a number of successful films including Venky (2004), Naa Autograph (2004), Bhadra (2005), Vikramarkudu (2006), Dubai Seenu (2007), Krishna (2008), Baladur (2008), Neninthe (2008), Kick (2009), Anjaneyulu (2009), Shambo Shiva Shambo (2010), Don Seenu (2010), Mirapakay (2011), Daruvu (2012), Balupu (2013), Power (2014), Kick 2 (2015) Bengal Tiger(2015), and Raja the Great (2017), Nela Ticket (2018), Amar Akbar Anthony (2018), Touch Chesi Choodu (2018), Disco Raja (2020), Krack (2021).
Ravi Teja’s Family & Relationships
Ravi Teja is married to Kalyani Teja and the couple is blessed with a son named Mahadhan Bhupatiraju and a daughter named Mokshadha Bhupatiraju.
Ravi Teja’s Net Worth
As of 2021, Ravi Teja’s net worth is approximately $16 Million.