As the successor of the megastar, actor Ram Charan Tej made a name for himself as an actor after making films in a row beginning his career debuting in ‘Chirutha’ and then stepping up his game with his choice of different films. Making note of his critics and enhancing his abilities, he made himself " MegaPower Star" rather being just son of Megastar.
Ram Charan was born on March 27, 1985 to megastar Chiranjeevi and Surekha. He has two sisters Shreeja and Sushmita. When Ram Charan was a child, his father Megastar Chiranjeevi was mostly involved in film shootings and grew up with Pawan Kalyan. He completed his primary and higher education at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan in Chennai, The Lawrence School in Lovedale and The Hyderabad Public School in Begumpet. He completed his college education at St. Mary's College, Hyderabad. Seeing his father from an early age, Ram Charan got fond of movies.
Ram Charan was introduced to the Telugu film industry in 2007 with the film 'Chirutha'. The first film was made with dashing director Puri Jagannath. It was a block buster hit running for 100 days in theatres. It stars Neha Sharma as the heroine. Manisharma provided the music and Ashwini Dutt, produced on the Vyjayanti Movies banner. With a budget of Rs 18 crore, the film grossed Rs 22.5 crore at the box office. Prakash Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi, Brahmanandam, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Ali played other key roles. Seeing the success rate of the film, it was remade in Bengali with the title 'Rangbaj'. It was later dubbed in Hindi with the same title. If the movie concept is a height, the songs in it are another height. The songs got a very good response. Cassettes and CDs of songs got sold at record level. Now Ram Charan has earned millions of fans with his mega powerstar tag.
The movie 'Magadheera' changed the Telugu film market and brought in new avenues. Ram Charan, who made his debut as Chiranjeevi's successor with 'Chirutha', received a blockbuster success with 'Magadheer', acheived stardom. It is no exaggeration to say that ‘Magadheera’ is a film that will last forever in his career. SS Rajamouli proved his directorial prowess once again with this film. Magadheera was released on July 31, 2009. Ram Charan showed his cosmic form as Kala Bhairav. Kajal Agarwal has become a star heroine with this movie. With a budget of around Rs 40 crore, the film has grossed over Rs 80 crore worldwide. Rajamouli once again proved his stamina with this film. Moreover, it has taken the Telugu film market to another level. Keeravani music, Senthil Kumar cinematography, Peter Hein fights, Prem Rakshit choreography, every aspect of this film is very special. Ram Charan, who received an industry hit for his second film with 'Magadheera', received the Nandi Special Jury Award from the then Joint AP Government for Best Actor for the film. In this movie, Ram Charan remixed the song 'Bangara Kodi Petta' from the movie 'Gharana Mogudu' starring his father and megastar gave a special appearance in this song. The film not only won awards at the national level for best choreography as well as special effects, but also won nine Nandi Awards that year on behalf of the then state government. The film was dubbed in all languages under the title 'Magadheera', but was remade in Bengali as 'Yodha..The Warrior'.
Ram Charan chose ‘Orange’ to get some relief after a huge success like Magadheera and at the same time to entertain the fans as well. Bommarillu Bhaskar, who was in the form at the time, believed that the love story would not be such a big risk and accepted the film. Genelia played the heroine while Nagababu, Vennela Kishore, Prabhu and Brahmanandam played the lead roles. The film was produced by producer Nagababu under the banner of Anjana Productions. After Magadheera, the expectations on the Ram Charan movie have skyrocketed. But the Orange movie is a different kind of love story movie. With this the audience became disillusioned. The result of the film was a disaster as the budget for the film Orange was also high. But Orange is not an easy film to pull off. There are a lot of fans who describe Orange as a classic. The music provided by Harris Jairaj for the film was a sensation at the time.
‘Rachcha’ is an action entertainer film made after Orange. It stars Ram Charan Tej, Tamanna, Naazar, Kotasrinivasarao, Mukesh Rishi, Parthiban, Brahmanandam, Ali, Geeta, Jhansi, Pragati, Sudha, Hema Ajmal in the lead roles. The film is directed by Sampath Nandi and produced by NV Prasad and Paras Jain. Music director Manisharma composed the music for the film. The film was a huge success with huge openings. Achieved a collection of nearly 40 crores and became a super hit. Then in 2013, Ram Charan starred in the movie Nayak directed by V V Vinayak. Ram Charan has a double role in this movie.The film has been a super hit with good talk since its release and has grossed nearly Rs 50 crore. He later acted in the film 'Toofan' directed by Apoorva Lakhia. Ram Charan also made his Hindi debut with this film. The film is a remake of 'Big B' Amitabh 'Zanjeer'. Zanjeer was released under the same name in Hindi. Priyanka Chopra co-starred Ram Charan in this film. Real star Srihari plays the lead role in Telugu cinema, while Sanjay Dutt plays the lead role in Hindi. With the presence of actors like Tanikella Bharani and Atul Kulkarni, the film would not have been well received by the audience if it had not been for the huge expectations. It was a major disaster in his career.
After Ram Charan's deal with Zanjeer movie flop, he acted with Allu Arjun for the first time in 'Evadu' directed by Paidipally Vamsi. The story of the film revolves around two people, Satya and Charan. Satya, whose face was badly injured in an accident, wants revenge on those who killed his girlfriend Deepti that day, and a doctor named Shailaja gives him a new face. Satya, who came out of a coma 10 months later, seeks revenge but is attacked by some people. His new face through Shailaja is revealed to be Shailaja's son Charan. Who is Charan? What did Charan do? What's his past? That is the rest of the story. The film premiered on December 9, 2011, at the Prasad Labs office. Filming began on April 27, 2012. Filmed in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Switzerland, Zurich, and Bangkok abroad, it is the longest-running film produced by Dil Raju. Filming was completed on July 22, 2013. Due to the partition of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the film was postponed several times in a row due to more unforeseen events. Whoever was able to garner a positive response from the critics and the audience was a huge success at the box office. With a gross of over Rs 45 crore, the film has been translated into Malayalam as Bhaiya My Brother. Even there the film was a huge success. It is one of the new concept movies coming out in Tollywood. There was a good response to Allu Arjun's guest role in the film.
The family story film 'Govindu Andarivadele' was released in 2014 under the banner of Parameswara Art Productions under the production of Bandla Ganesh and directed by Krishna Vamshi. The film stars Ram Charan, Srikanth, Kajal Agarwal, and Kamalni Mukherjee in the lead roles. Kota Srinivasa Rao, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Rao Ramesh, Vennela Kishore, Rahman, and Adarsh Balakrishna played the lead roles. The screenplay was written by Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao and Paruchuri Gopalakrishna. Yuvan Shankar Raja provided the music. Sameer Reddy was the cinematographer and Naveen Nooli was the editor. The story of the film is partly inspired by the granddaughter of Sitaramaiah, co-starring Akkineni Nageswararao, and Meena. The film did not fare as well as hoped.
The film, which starred Bruce Lee in 2015 under the direction of Sreenu Vaitla, also did not give the expected result. Megastar Chiranjeevi played a guest role in this movie. However, there is no doubt that Ram Charan has excelled in acting and dialogue delivery. His steps are great, especially for dances. Also, at the end of the movie, Chiranjeevi's entry dialogue "Just Time Gap Matrame, Timing Lo Maatram Kaadu", added flair to the movie.
After Magadheera, no other film has achieved as much success. With the exception of Orange and Evadu, even the hit films did not do much to boost Ram Charan's image. At such a time, super hit Tamil film Oruvan was remade in Telugu under the name Dhruva under the direction of Surender Reddy. Ram Charan impressed everyone with his performance in this film. The film is described as the best remake film in Telugu. Aravinda Swamy, who was made a villain in Tamil, also acted in Telugu and impressed. He took great care, both in acting and in physique, and sculpted himself for the sake of a police character. Ram Charan's acting and Surender Reddy's taking together played key roles in the film's sensational success. Surender Reddy, who is known as a stylish director, has made this film even more stylish. The music provided by the hip-hop Tamizha music duo is another highlight of the film. The film, which was produced for Rs 50 crore, grossed nearly Rs 90 crore at the box office.
In 2018, he received critical acclaim for his performance in the movie 'Rangasthalam', directed by Sukumar and produced by Maitree Movie Makers, and was a commercial success. The music composed by Devisree Prasad for the movie starring Samantha as the heroine was the biggest hit. Ram Charan has earned a name that will not be seen in his career with his film 'Rangasthalam'. Sukumar, on the other hand, succeeded in getting acting from him as a director. Set against the backdrop of rural politics with the story of the 1980s in the digital age, the film seems new to the current generation. That is why this movie was well received by the people. On the other hand, Adi Pinisetti, Anasuya, Jagapathibabu, Prakash Raj, Naresh, who played key roles in the film. According to Tollywood sources, the movie 'Rangasthalam' has been successful with a gross collection of Rs 200 crore and a share of Rs 115 crore. The movie became the biggest box office hit of 2018 in Tollywood with a gross of three and a half million dollars in the overseas market alone. Already 'Rangasthalam' has been dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. The latest Rangasthalam movie is being dubbed and released in Kannada under the title 'Rangasthalam'.
Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a movie that was released amidst huge expectations after a great movie like Rangasthalam. The film, directed by Boyapati Sreenu, was released for Sankranthi 2019 and flopped. Critics have concluded that it came with too much routine formula. Though the producers felt that the losses were not to blame, the film did well and managed to woo the producers. The main reason for this is that there is no doubt that Ram Charan has a mass image charm. Ram Charan has released a press note to his fans as the film has left the audience in deep despair. Vinaya Vidheya Rama has released an emotional letter to the media saying that the film has worked very hard but has not been able to provide the level of entertainment that the fans had hoped for. "My thanks to all the technicians who worked hard for our 'Vinaya Vidheya Rama' movie. The contribution of producer Danayya is indescribable. I am grateful to our film distributors and exhibitors. We have all worked hard to provide a movie that you all will love and be entertained by. Unfortunately we were not able to deliver a good movie as we expected and did not live up to your expectations. I will work tirelessly to make films that you like and appreciate in the future, inspired by the popularity and admiration you show. My special thanks to the media friends who have supported us all the time. Thank you for the love and affection you always show ”. People admired Ram Charan for his letter and his dedication.
Currently, Ram Charan is busy with Rajamouli Crazy Multistarrer RRR movie. He is co-starting with NTR in this movie. Motion picture released during Ugadi was received well. The film stars Ram Charan as Alluri Sitaramaraj and NTR as Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and NTR co-starrer RRR Pan India are about to release. The film will be released with a budget of around Rs 400 crore. Already released teasers introducing the characters of NTR and Ram Charan have created a sensation on Netflix. The film, which is slated to release in almost all the languages of India, stars Bollywood stars like Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgan, Hollywood stars Olivia Morris, Alison Doody, and Ray Stevenson.
As a producer:
Apart from being an actor, he also became a producer and set up his own Konidela production in 2016. After nine years with megastar Chiranjeevi, he made the film 'Khaidhi No. 150' to bring joy to the fans. His re-entry movie Sankranthi, which was released as a gift, was showered with revenue at the box office. Leading producer Allu Arvind has clarified that 'Khaidhi No. 150' has become the fastest grossing film in the Telugu film industry with a gross of Rs 100 crore. The film was produced at Rs 50 crore and grossed over Rs 150 crore worldwide. He did his part to lead the film to success and was successful with his debut film as a producer.
Ram Charan made the film 'Saira' based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy and made the dream of his father megastar Chiranjeevi come true. In this film, Chiranjeevi played the role of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, a historical warrior for the first time. Chiranjeevi's first Pan India movie as a hero. The film was released simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. Directed by Surender Reddy, the film was produced on a large scale by Ram Charan on the banner of Konidela Productions. Bollywood Big B Amitabh Bachchan played the role of Gosai Venkanna, the teacher of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Saira Narasimha Reddy received 106 crore mark share in Telugu states. The increased Dussehra holidays in Nizam were a great help to the film. With a total of Rs 240 crore gross, Saira has collected 143 crores per share worldwide. Megastar Chiranjeevi will play the hero in the upcoming movie 'Acharya' directed by Koratala Shiva. The film is being co-produced by Niranjan Reddy and Ramcharan. Kajal Agarwal is the heroine in this film. The film is currently being shot on a special set in Hyderabad.
Ram Charan on June 14, 2012, at Apollo Hospitals Chairman Pratap C. Reddy married Upasana, his granddaughter. Upasana has joined the mega family as Ram Charan's wife. Apollo Healthcare is not only responsible for conducting interviews about celebrity diets in its style, but also educating the general public about the health tips. Also made headlines by doing celebrity interviews for the magazines she runs. Unemployed people are asked to apply if there are any vacancies in his Apollo Health Group.
Upasana already made headlines by doing organic farming in her farming house. Mega Kodalu also stays active on social media. Ram Charan is the grandson of famous actor Allu Ramalingaiah. Also, Allu Arvind, a well-known producer, his uncle. Tollywood star hero Allu Arjun and Ram Charan will be next in line. Ram Charan's older sister Sushmita worked as a costume designer for the stage, Khaidhi No. 150, Saira Films. Sushmita is also one of the producers from Mega Family. Sushmita produced a film on OTT, produced the film 'Shoot out at Alair' with actors like Srikanth and Prakash Raj.
Ram Charan's uncle, Pawan Kalyan is a name that needs no introduction even as an actor and in politics. He also said in interviews that power star Pawan Kalyan has a lot of influence on Ram Charan. Needless to say, he was a celebrity in the film industry.
Charan's another uncle Nagababu is also known to everyone. He has made his mark in the industry as an actor and producer. He founded Anjana Productions in 1988, he has co-produced several successful films with Chiranjeevi, as well as films that will stand out in his career. He also co-produced the film 'Orange' with Ram Charan. Although the film was not as successful as hoped, it turned out to be the best film of Charan's career. His son Varun Tej also entered the industry and made a name for himself. Also Sai Dharam Tej, brother in law will be the next in line.
Ram Charan has not only excelled as an actor and producer but also in various fields. He is the owner of Hyderabad Polo Riding Club and MAA TV's, One of the Board of Directors. He co-founded TruJet Airways with Colonel LSN Murthy as a subsidiary of Turbo Megha Airways. Not just in the field of cinema but in various fields and everything is effectively managed. In 2013, Ram Charan was also named in the Forbes India 100 Celebrities.
The two have shared screenplays in Magadheera, Bruce Lee, and Khaidhi No. 150, but have never acted in full-length roles. But now with Chiranjeevi playing the hero in the full-length role in the upcoming ‘Acharya’ directed by Koratala Shiva, the joy of the fans is boundless. Ramcharan has expressed his big idea many times. A ‘mega’ fan who was in distress was supported by Ram Charan. Noor Ahmed, 55, president of megastar Chiranjeevi Fans Association Greater Hyderabad, has died on December 8, 2019. Megastar Chiranjeevi went to Noor Ahmed's home and met his family members after learning the news of the death of a fan who adores them so much. They were also assured that they would be financially supported. Mega Power star Ram Charan then announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the family. Cherry kept his word. Charan called his family members to his house and handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to them. He talked to them and inquired about the well-being of them.
- Received the Nandi Award Special Jury for his performance in the films Chirutha and Magadheera.
- Ram Charan also won Filmfare Awards for Filmfare Best Debut Actor for Chirutha, Magadheera, and Rangasthalam
- Received Saima International Best Actor Award for his performance in Rangasthalam (2018).
- Also received Awards for Best Actor for Magadheera and Govindu Andarivadele at Santosham Film Awards.
- Ram Charan also won the Maa Cine Best Actor Award in 2009 for his performance in Magadheera.