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Cherukuri Ramoji Rao (born 16 November 1936), better known as Ramoji Rao) is an Indian businessman, film producer, educationist, journalist and media entrepreneur. He is head of the Ramoji Group which owns, among other things, the world's largest film production facility, Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City
and film production company Ushakiran Movies, established in 1983.[2][3][4][5] He has garnered four Filmfare Awards South, and the National Film Award for his works in Telugu cinema.[6] In 2016, he was selected to be honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor, for his contributions in journalism, literature and education.[7][8]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Filmography 3 Awards and honours

3.1 Honorary PhD

4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] Rao was born in Pedaparupudi, Madras Presidency, British India, into an agricultural family. Companies owned by the Ramoji group include Margadarsi Chit Fund, Eenadu
Eenadu
newspaper, ETV, Ramadevi Public School, Priya Foods, Ushakiran Movies
Ushakiran Movies
and as mentioned above, 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 cancer on 7 September 2012.[9] Filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Language Cast Director Notes

1984 Srivariki Premalekha Telugu Naresh, Poornima Jandhyala

1984 Kanchana Ganga Telugu Chandra Mohan, Saritha, Swapna, Sarath Babu V. Madhusudhan Rao

1984 Sundari Subbarao [10] Telugu Chandra Mohan, Vijayshanti Relangi Narasimha Rao

1985 Mayuri Telugu Sudha Chandran, Subhakar Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Remade in Hindi as Naache Mayuri Dubbed in to 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[11] Telugu Rajendra Prasad, Bhanupriya Vamsy

1986 Pakarathinu Pakaram Malayalam

T. Krishna Remake of Pratighatana

1986 Mallemoggalu[12] Telugu Sagarika, Rajesh V. Madhusudhan Rao

1986 Car Diddina Kapuram[13] 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[14] Telugu Chandra Mohan, Kalpana Moulee

1987 Pratighaat Hindi Sujata Mehta N. Chandra Remake of Pratighatana

1987 Premayanam[15] Telugu Naresh, Jayashree C. V. Sridhar

1988 O Bharya Katha[16] 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[17] Telugu Siva Krishna, Vinod Kumar, Yamuna, Aruna A.Mohan Gandhi

1990 Mamasri[18] Telugu Suresh, Ramyakrishna, Liji, Anand Sharath

1990 Manasu Mamata[19] Telugu Naresh, Sithara Moulee

1991 Amma[20] 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[21] Telugu Suresh, Sindhuja Anil Kumar

1992 Vasundhara[22] Telugu Sithara[23] Suresh Krissna

1998 Padutha Theeyaga[24] Telugu Vineeth, Heera Rajgopal Kranthi Kumar

1998 Daddy Daddy[25] Telugu ANR, Jayasudha, Harish, Raasi Kodi Ramakrishna

1999 Mechanic Mamaiah'[26] Telugu Rajasekhar, Rambha S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu

2000 Subhavela[27] 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 and Remade in Hindi as Tujhe Meri Kasam
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[28] Kannada Nagendra Prasad, Rekha Vedavyas Dinesh Baboo
Dinesh Baboo
[29] 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[30] Telugu Sai Kiran, Jennifer Kotwal, Sivaji Jonnalagadda Sreenivasa Rao

2002 Priya Nesthama[31] 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 Tholi Choopulone[32] Telugu Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Akanksha Y. Kasi Viswanath

2003 Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu Tamil Jai Akash, Neha Sakthi Chidambaram Remake of Anandam

2004 Anandamanandamaye Telugu Jai Akash, Renuka Menon Srinu Vaitla

2004 Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum Hindi Arya Babbar, Shriya Saran Esmayeel Shroff

2006 Veedhi[33] 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[34]

2011 Nuvvila Telugu Avish, Ajay, Prasad Barve, Vijay Sai, Yami Gautam, Sarayu, Remya Nambeesan Ravi Babu

2015 Beeruva[35] 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 honours[edit]

Civilian honours

Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
(2016) - Government of India

National Film Awards

National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu (producer) - Nuvve Kavali (2000)

Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) - Pratighatana (1985) Filmfare Special Award - South for outstanding contributions towards Indian cinema (1998) Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) - Nuvve Kavali
Nuvve Kavali
(2000) Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South
(2004)

Honorary PhD[edit]

Honorary PhD from Sri Sri University, India

References[edit]

^ " Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth
gets Padma Vibhushan; Padma Shri for Priyanka, Ajay Devgn". indianexpress.com. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2018.  ^ Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City
on BBC. 9 May 2013 – via YouTube.  ^ Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City
on Discovery Travel & Living. 9 May 2013 – via YouTube.  ^ "Largest film studio". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 12 January 2015.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.  ^ "Chairman Rao". The Caravan. Retrieved 2015-12-28.  ^ "Padma Awards 2016".  ^ "Padma Awards 2016: Full List". NDTV.com. 25 January 2016.  ^ Ramoji Rao's Son Suman Died'd - Sakshi TV 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". thehindu.com. 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
Betting Bangaraju
Trailer, Betting Bangaraju
Betting Bangaraju
Movie Teaser". movies.sulekha.com. Retrieved 16 July 2015.  ^ "AnandiArts-UshaKiran film 'Beeruva'". supergoodmovies.com. 11 Nov 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Ramoji Rao on IMDb Usha Kiron Movies on IMDbPro (subscription required)

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Padma Vibhushan
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Arts

Ebrahim Alkazi Kishori Amonkar Amitabh Bachchan M. Balamuralikrishna T. Balasaraswati Asha Bhosle Nandalal Bose Hariprasad Chaurasia Girija Devi Kumar Gandharva Adoor Gopalakrishnan Satish Gujral Gangubai Hangal Bhupen Hazarika M. F. Husain Ilaiyaraaja Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Bhimsen Joshi Ali Akbar Khan Amjad Ali Khan Allauddin Khan Bismillah Khan Ghulam Mustafa Khan Yamini Krishnamurthy Dilip Kumar R. K. Laxman Birju Maharaj Kishan Maharaj Lata Mangeshkar Sonal Mansingh Mallikarjun Mansur Zubin Mehta Mario Miranda Kelucharan Mohapatra Raghunath Mohapatra Jasraj
Jasraj
Motiram Benode Behari Mukherjee Hrishikesh Mukherjee Rajinikanth Ram Narayan D. K. Pattammal K. Shankar Pillai Akkineni Nageswara Rao Kaloji Narayana Rao Satyajit Ray S. H. Raza Zohra Sehgal Uday Shankar Ravi Shankar V. Shantaram Shivkumar Sharma Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman M. S. Subbulakshmi K. G. Subramanyan Kapila Vatsyayan Homai Vyarawalla K. J. Yesudas

Civil Service

Bimala Prasad Chaliha Naresh Chandra T. N. Chaturvedi Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri Suranjan Das Rajeshwar Dayal Basanti Devi P. N. Dhar Jyotindra Nath Dixit M. S. Gill Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim H. V. R. Iyengar Bhola Nath Jha Dattatraya Shridhar Joshi Ajudhia Nath Khosla Rai Krishnadasa V. Krishnamurthy P. Prabhakar Kumaramangalam Pratap Chandra Lal K. B. Lall Sam Manekshaw Om Prakash Mehra Mohan Sinha Mehta M. G. K. Menon Brajesh Mishra Sumati Morarjee A. Ramasamy Mudaliar Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan Braj Kumar Nehru Bhairab Dutt Pande Ghananand Pande Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit T. V. Rajeswar C. R. Krishnaswamy Rao Pattadakal Venkanna R Rao V. K. R. V. Rao Khusro Faramurz Rustamji Harish Chandra Sarin Binay Ranjan Sen Homi Sethna Arjan Singh Harbaksh Singh Kirpal Singh Manmohan Singh Tarlok Singh Lallan Prasad Singh Balaram Sivaraman Chandrika Prasad Srivastava T. Swaminathan Arun Shridhar Vaidya Dharma Vira Narinder Nath Vohra

Literature and Education

V. S. R. Arunachalam Jagdish Bhagwati Satyendra Nath Bose Tara Chand Suniti Kumar Chatterji D. P. Chattopadhyaya Bhabatosh Datta Avinash Dixit Mahasweta Devi John Kenneth Galbraith Sarvepalli Gopal Lakshman Shastri Joshi Kaka Kalelkar Dhondo Keshav Karve Gopinath Kaviraj Kuvempu O. N. V. Kurup Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Sitakant Mahapatra John Mathai Kotha Satchidanda Murthy Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir Basanti Dulal Nagchaudhuri Bal Ram Nanda R. K. Narayan P. Parameswaran Amrita Pritam K. N. Raj C. Rangarajan Raja Rao Ramoji Rao Hormasji Maneckji Seervai Rajaram Shastri Kalu Lal Shrimali Govindbhai Shroff Khushwant Singh Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh Premlila Vithaldas Thackersey Mahadevi Varma Bashir Hussain Zaidi

Medicine

Jasbir Singh Bajaj B. K. Goyal Purshotam Lal A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar S. I. Padmavati Autar Singh Paintal Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti Balu Sankaran V. Shanta Vithal Nagesh Shirodkar Prakash Narain Tandon Brihaspati Dev Triguna M. S. Valiathan

Other

Sunderlal Bahuguna B. K. S. Iyengar Rambhadracharya Ravi Shankar Jaggi Vasudev

Public Affairs

L. K. Advani Montek Singh Ahluwalia Aruna Asaf Ali Fazal Ali Adarsh Sein Anand Madhav Shrihari Aney Parkash Singh Badal Sikander Bakht Milon K. Banerji Mirza Hameedullah Beg P. N. Bhagwati Raja Chelliah Chandra Kisan Daphtary Niren De C. D. Deshmukh Anthony Lancelot Dias Uma Shankar Dikshit Kazi Lhendup Dorjee P. B. Gajendragadkar Benjamin A. Gilman Zakir Husain V. R. Krishna Iyer Jagmohan Lakshmi Chand Jain Aditya Nath Jha Murli Manohar Joshi Mehdi Nawaz Jung Ali Yavar Jung Vijay Kelkar Hans Raj Khanna V. N. Khare Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai Jivraj Narayan Mehta V. K. Krishna Menon Hirendranath Mukherjee Ajoy Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee Padmaja Naidu Gulzarilal Nanda Govind Narain Fali Sam Nariman Hosei Norota Nanabhoy Palkhivala K. Parasaran Hari Vinayak Pataskar Sunder Lal Patwa Sharad Pawar Naryana Raghvan Pillai Sri Prakasa N. G. Ranga Ravi Narayana Reddy Y. Venugopal Reddy Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq Lakshmi Sahgal P. A. Sangma M. C. Setalvad Karan Singh Nagendra Singh Swaran Singh Walter Sisulu Soli Sorabjee Kalyan Sundaram Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi Atal Bihari Vajpayee M. N. Venkatachaliah Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

Science and Engineering

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Social Work

Baba Amte Pandurang Shastri Athavale Janaki Devi Bajaj Mirabehn Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Durgabai Deshmukh Nanaji Deshmukh Nirmala Deshpande Mohan Dharia U. N. Dhebar Valerian Gracias Veerendra Heggade Mary Clubwala Jadhav Gaganvihari Lallubhai Mehta Usha Mehta Sister Nirmala Nellie Sengupta

Sports

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Trade and Industry

Dhirubhai Ambani Ghanshyam Das Birla Ashok Sekhar Ganguly Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan Lakshmi Mittal N. R. Narayana Murthy M. Narasimham Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi Azim Premji Prathap C. Reddy J. R. D. Tata Ratan Tata

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Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement

1983–1989

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1989)

1990–1999

Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)

2001–2010

M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
Thilakan
& Sukumari
Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)

2011–present

S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

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