Ravi Teja – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Ravi Teja
Nickname Mass Raja
Gender Male
Age 54 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth 26 January 1968
Full Name Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju
Profession Actor and Producer
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Fit
Height 5’ 10” (1.78 m)
Weight 70 kg (154 lbs)
Waist 32 Inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Shoe Size 8 inches

Ravi Teja is a well-known Indian movie actor primarily known for his remarkable acting in Telugu movies. Recognized for his comedic dialogue conveyance, Ravi Teja is massively considered amongst of the most renowned and top-paid actors of Telugu movies, who has starred in more than sixty movies. In 1999 and 2002, he received Nandi Special Jury Award for his remarkable performance in the movies titled Khadgam and Nee Kosam and also received state Nandi Award for the best actor for his movie Neninthe in the year 2008.

Ravi Teja initiated his career as a supporting actor in the movie Karthavyam and afterwards played small characters in the movies Chaitanya, Allari Priyudu, Aaj Ka Goonda Raj, Sindhooram and Ninne Pelladata. Teja has also starred as an assistant director for a number of Telugu movies.

In 1999, Ravi Teja started his career as a leading actor with the movie Nee Kosam and also won Nandi Award for his brilliant performance. He afterwards appeared in movies like Chiranjeevulu, Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot, Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Khadgam, Venky, Bhadra, Naa Autograph, Vikramarkudu, Krishna, Dubai Seenu, Baladur, Kick, Neninthe, Shambo Shiva Shambo, Anjaneyulu, Mirapakay, Don Seenu, Power, Balupu, Raja the Great and Bengal Tiger.

In the year 2012, Ravi Teja was also listed as 50th in Forbes India list for top 100 superstars with a yearly income of US$2.2 million. In the year 2013, he was on 68th position with annual earnings of US$1.8 million. He was on 74th position in 2015 with yearly earnings of US$1.7 million.

Ravi Teja was born in Jaggampeta, India on January 26, 1968. He was born to Rajya Lakshmi Bhupatiraju and Raj Gopal Raju. His father was a pharmacologist whereas his Mom was a housewife. Ravi Teja is the eldest of three sons, the others being Raghu and Bharath who are also actors. Teja spent his childhood in Northern India just because his father used to move repeatedly on account of his work. He completed his schooling in Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi and Bhopal.  Ravi completed his school education at N.S.M. Public School, Vijayawada. Afterward he earned his Bachelors in Arts degree at Siddhartha Degree College, Vijayawada. In the year1988, he settled in Chennai with the intention of starting his career in movies.


Ravi Teja Education

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts

School: N.S.M. Public School, Vijayawada

College: Siddhartha Degree College, Vijayawada

Ravi Teja Career

Profession: Actor and Producer


Karthavyam (1990)

Salary: 7 Crore/film (INR)

Net Worth: 60 Crore (INR)

Family & Relatives

Father: Raj Gopal Raju

Mother: Rajya Lakshmi Bhupatiraju

Brother: Bharath Raju (Younger, Actor) and Raghu Raju (Younger, Actor)

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Kalyani Teja

No. of Children: 2

Son: Mahadhan Bhupatiraju

Daughter: Mokshadha Bhupatiraju

Ravi Teja Favorites

Hobbies: Watching films and Travelling

Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bacchan, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Chiranjeevi

Favorite Movie: 3 Idiot, Don

Favorite Destination: London

Favorite Food: Pulao, Biriyani

Favorite Color: White, Red, BlackMovies

Facts You Never Knew About Ravi Teja

  • Telugu movie Kick 2 was initially offered to Mahesh Babu though he declined the offer, and after that it was offered to Ravi Teja.
  • Ravi’s character as Subramanyam in the movie Itlu Sravani Subramanyam substantiated to be turning point of his career.
  • He received Nandi Special Jury Award for the movies Nee Kosam and Khadgam, and Nandi Award for the movie Neninthe.
  • Guna Sekhar and YVS Chowdary were his room-mates all through his struggling period in Chennai.
  • He is one of the co-directors of the movie Ninne Pelladatha.
  • Ravi Teja was also one of the co-directors of Akkineni Nagarjuna Bollywood movie Criminal.
  • Hindi blockbuster movie Rowdy Rathore was the recreation of his movie Virkramarkudu.
  • Previously, his weight was more than 85 kgs and now he diminished it to 70 kgs.

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