Ram Charan is an Indian film actor, producer, dancer and entrepreneur who works in Telugu cinema. He is one of the highest paid actors of Tollywood and has featured in  Forbes Indias Celebrity 100 list since 2013. Charan is the recipient of several awards, including two Filmfare Awards, two Nandi Awards, two CineMAA Awards and two Santosham Best Actor Awards.

Birth Name

Ram Charan Teja Konidela

Nickname

Cherry

Genre

Classical

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Unsigned

Profession

Actor, Dancer, Producer, Entrepreneur

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Ram Charan was born on March 27, 1985, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Age

He’s currently 33 years old.

Residence

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

He belongs to Telugu descent.

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Ram studied at 8 different schools including Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School, Chennai where he completed his primary schooling. He began studying B.Com. at St. Mary’s Junior College, Hyderabad but dropped out after 2 years. Finally, he went to the London School of Arts.

Family Details

  • Father – Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad aka Chiranjeevi (Actor, Politician)

  • Mother – Surekha Konidela
  • Siblings – Srija Konidela (Sister), Sushmitha Konidela (Sister)
  • Relatives – Konidela Venkat Rao (Paternal Grandfather), Anjana Devi (Paternal Grandmother), Dr. Allu Ramalingaiah (Maternal Grandfather), Allu Arjun (Cousin) (Actor), Varun Tej (Cousin), Sai Dharam Tej (Cousin)

Manager

In 2009, V. Y. Praveen Kumar started serving as Ram Charan’s business manager.

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ram Charan dated –

  • Upasana Kamineni (2011-Present) – The vice chairperson of Apollo Foundation Upasana Kamineni and Ram had met at a sports club 6 years prior to their wedding date in 2012. The two didn’t start dating until 2011 but used to meet regularly in the sports club and would fight like cats and dogs. By the end of December 2011, the couple got engaged and later, got married on June 14, 2012.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6½ inches
  • In centimeters – 169 cm
  • In meters – 1.69 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 71 kg
  • In Pounds – 157 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 42-15-32
  • Chest  – 42 inches
  • Biceps – 15 inches
  • Waist – 32 inches

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Best Known For

Having won several prestigious awards such as Nandi Awards, Filmfare Awards South,  CineMAA Awards, Santosham Best Actor Awards. Signifying as the highest paid actor in Tollywood according to the Times of India in 2016.

As a Singer

In 2013, Ram had contributed his vocals alongside singer Jaspreet Jasz and Roshni Baptist for the song Mumbai Ke Hero. The song was released with Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited.

Film Debut

Ram made his theatrical film debut appearance in the action and romance movie  Chiruthain 2007.

Television Debut

He made his first TV show appearance alongside actress Priyanka Chopra on the comedy talk-show Comedy Nights with Kapil in 2013.

Brand Endorsements

Allu Arjun has been affiliated with high profile brands including Pepsi, Tata, Airtel, Happi Mobiles.

Distinctive Features

  • Stare.
  • Often seen with a light stubble beard.

Controversies

  • He beat 2 software professionals in Hyderabad, as they injured his security guards in a scuffle.
  • As a result of his loud midnight party, the police rush to his residence with severe warning.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult
Nandi AwardsSpecial Jury AwardChiruthaWon
2008Filmfare Awards SouthBest Male Debut – SouthWon
2010Nandi AwardsSpecial Jury AwardMagadheeraWon
2010Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – TeluguWon
2010Santosham Film AwardsBest ActorWon
2010CineMAA AwardsBest Actor – MaleWon
2013Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – TeluguRachaNominated
2013CineMAA AwardsBest Actor – MaleNominated
2014Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – TeluguNaayakNominated
2014TSR – TV9 National Film AwardsBest HeroWon
2014CineMAA AwardsBest Actor – MaleNominated
2015Santosham Film AwardsBest ActorGovindudu AndarivadeleWon
2016Ritz Icon AwardsMost Admired Celebrity Icon AwardWon
2016Asiavision AwardsYouth Icon Of IndiaWon
2016TSR TV9 AwardsSpecial Jury Best Actor AwardDhruvaWon
2016Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actor- TeluguNominated
2017South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Actor- TeluguNominated

Ram Charan Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Tom Hanks
  • Favorite Actress – Sridevi
  • Favorite Color – Black, Blue, White
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – New Zealand, London
  • Favorite Food – Biriyani
  • Favorite Movie – Gladiator, Khaidi
  • Favorite Hobbies – Cooking, Reading, Horse Riding

Ram Charan Net Worth

Ram Charan has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2019. He charges somewhere between Rs 10–12 crore per film.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ram Charan

  • He comes from a filmy background as his father Chiranjeevi is a prolific Telugu actor and his grandfather Allu Rama Lingaiah was a comedian and freedom fighter.
  • In college, he would often turn out to be the ringleader of unions with teachers also joining him to gang up against their principal. He had also been the college volleyball and basketball captain.
  • He has a dog named Brat.
  • Famous actor Pawan Kalyan is his uncle and Allu Arjun is his cousin.
  • He learned the acting skills from Mumbai’s Kishore Namit’s acting classes.
  • He is the owner of a Polo Team in Hyderabad called “Ram Charan Hyderabad Polo Riding Club”.
  • In 2007, Ram Charan made his film debut as the leading man in the film Chirutha, which was directed by Puri Jagannadh and completed 50 days in 178 direct centres and 15 other shifted centres.
  • In 2013, he had been ranked at #69 by Forbes India in their list of “Celeb 100 Rank 2013”.
  • In 2015, Ram Charan was made the spokesman of the Maruti Suzuki Devils Circuit military-style obstacle race which had begun in 2012.
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