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Meet the Bollywood actor, Ram Pothineni (biography & photos)

Ram Pothineni is an Indian film actor who is known for his works in Telugu cinema . He made his debut with

Devadasu (2006) which won him a

Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South . His notable films include Ready (2009), Kandireega (2011), Pandaga Chesko (2015), Nenu Sailaja (2016),

Hello Guru Prema Kosame (2018) and

iSmart Shankar (2019).

Personal life

Ram Pothineni was born to Murali Pothineni and his wife Padmasree. He is the nephew of Telugu film producer

Sravanthi Ravi Kishore .


2006–2010: Debut and early career

Pothineni first appeared in Tamil language short film Adayaalam (2002) where he played an 18-year old drug addict. [2] He then made his theatrical debut in 2006 with Devadasu.[4][5] His second film, Jagadam opposite Monalisa was directed by Sukumar. He then appeared in Ready alongside

Genelia D'Souza directed by Srinu Vaitla which was a commercial success. [6] In 2009, he had two releases, Maska and Ganesh: Just Ganesh . In 2010, Pothineni had only one release, Rama Rama Krishna Krishna, produced by Dil Raju and directed by Srivaas.

2011–2016: Ups and downs

Pothineni's next film was Kandireega (2011). [7] Later he starred in

Endukante... Premanta! (2012) alongside Tamannaah, directed by

Karunakaran and produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. In 2013, Pothineni appeared in Ongole Githa with Kriti Kharbanda directed by Bhaskar and produced by B.V.S.N. Prasad. In the same year, he co-starred alongside

Venkatesh in the action comedy

Masala , the remake of the Hindi film

Bol Bachchan, directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and jointly produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore and D. Suresh Babu .

In 2015, Pothineni starred in two films,

Pandaga Chesko and Shivam . While

Pandaga Chesko directed by Gopichand Malineni, was a commercial success, [9] while Shivam ended up as one of the biggest failures of his career. [10] In 2016, He had two releases, both produced by his own production house Sri Sravanthi Movies,

Nenu Sailaja which was a commercial success[11] and Santosh Srinivas -directed Hyper which failed at the box office .


His 2017 coming-of-age film Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi received mixed reviews. [13] In 2018, he starred in the

romantic comedy Hello Guru Prema Kosame directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina . In 2019, he collaborated with director Puri Jagannadh for the action thriller iSmart Shankar . Pothineni tasted success with the film after a series of flops. [14] It grossed over ₹75 crore, his career's highest grosser.

His upcoming film is Red , where he would appear in a dual role, is a remake of Tamil film Thadam (2018).


All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.


Denotes films that have not yet been released

Year Film Role Note

2002 Adayaalam Naren, an 18-year-old drug addict Tamil s film , R was onl 14 year that tim

2006 Devadasu Devdas Debut F

Filmfar Award f Best M Debut South

2007 Jagadam Seenu

2008 Ready Chandu / Danayya Filmfar Awards South F Best Ac Nomina

2009 Maska Krishna alias Krish

Ganesh Just Ganesh Ganesh

2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Rama Krishna

2011 Kandireega Srinivas alias Sreenu Filmfar Awards South F Best Ac Nomina

2012 Endukante... Premanta! Krishna / Ram

2013 Ongole Githa Dorababu / Whiteu

Masala Ram / Rehman

2015 Pandaga Chesko Karthik

Shivam Shiva / Ram

Rey Narrator

2016 Nenu Sailaja Hari

Hyper Surya Murthy "Suri"

2017 Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Abhiram

2018 Hello Guru Prema Kosame Sanju

2019 iSmart Shankar Shankar / Arun Zee Cin Awards Telugu Sensati Star of Year

2020 Red Aditya / Siddharth Double Role


Year Film Song Co- singers

2018 Hello Guru Prema Kosame "Idea Cheppu Friendu" Prakash Raj

Awards And Nominations

Year Award Category Film

2002 Europe Film Festival, Switzerland Best Actor Adayaa

2007 Filmfare Awards South Best Male Debut Devada

2008 Filmfare Awards South Best film actor Ready

2011 Filmfare Awards South Best film actor Kandire

2015 Zee Telugu 10 Years Award Heart-Throb of the Decade

2020 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Sensational Star of the Year iSmart Shanka

2020 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Actor iSmart Shanka


1. ^ "Happy Birthday Ram Pothineni: 5 career-best performances of the energetic star" . The Times of India. 15 May 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.

2. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Ram Pothineni: Do You Know These Lesser-known Facts About this Tollywood Actor?" . News18 . Retrieved 28 August 2020.

3. ^ "Stars : Star Interviews : 'Sravanthi' Ravi Kishore - Interview" . 1 July 2008.

4. ^ Telugu cinema trade report for the first half of year 2006 - Archived 5 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine

5. ^ - Box-Office Records And Collections - All Time Long Run List Archived 15 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine

6. ^ "Surprise success - Times Of India" . Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2011.

7. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (13 August 2011). "Kandireega: This bee has no buzz" . The Hindu.

ISSN 0971-751X . Retrieved 28 August 2020.

8. ^ "Venkatesh joining hands with Ram for Bol Bachchan remake" . Oneindia Entertainment.

Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.

9. ^ "Twitterati shower love on Ram's Pandaga Chesko as the film completes five years - Times of India" . The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2020.

10. ^ Girl, Gossip (23 December 2015). "Hero Ram Pothineni is desperate" . . Retrieved

28 August 2020.

11. ^ kavirayani, suresh (28 September 2016). "I love spending time with myself: Ram" . Deccan Chronicle . Retrieved 28 August 2020.

12. ^ "Ram speaks on his gap after Hyper flop" . My First Show.

13. ^ India, The Hans (7 November 2017). "Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi 10-day collection report" . . Retrieved

28 August 2020.

14. ^ a b ChennaiApril 12, India Today Web Desk; April 12, 2020UPDATED:; Ist, 2020 17:41.

"Ram Pothineni's Red to have a digital release? The iSmart Shankar actor responds" . India Today. Retrieved 28 August 2020.

15. ^ "iSmart Shankar completes 100 days; Ram, Puri and Charmme reminisce the success - Times of India" . The Times of India . Retrieved 28 August 2020.

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17. ^ "Complete winner list of Zee Cine awards Telugu 2020" . Retrieved 18 January 2020.

18. ^ "56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2008 South: The winners - Times of India" . The Times of India. Retrieved 20 May 2020.

19. ^ "Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2020 Full Winners List: Megastar Chiranjeevi, Samantha Akkineni, Pooja Hegde win big" . . Retrieved 20 May 2020.

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