Pradeep Machiraju Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 39 Years
Hometown: Hyderabad
Marital Status: Unmarried

Pradeep Machiraju

Profession(s)• Actor
• TV presenter
Famous For Celebrity talk show 'Konchem Touchlo Unte Chepta (KTUC)' (2014)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: Varudu (2010) as Abhiram
Poster of the film Varudu
TV (host): Gadasari Atta Sogasari Kodalu (2010) on Zee Telugu
Awards• Nandi Award for Best Anchor in 2014
• An award for the ‘Most popular male Anchor’ for his show Konchem Touchlo Unte Chepta (KTUC) in 2017
• Titled the 'Most Desirable Man on Television' by Hyderabad Times in 2017
Pradeep Machiraju receiving the award for 'Most popular male Anchor'
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 October 1983 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 39 Years
BirthplaceAmalapuram, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac signScorpio
College/UniversityVignan Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad
Educational QualificationB.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Vignan Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad
ControversiesControversial comment on Amaravati: Pradeep Machiraju was heavily slammed on social media after he made a controversial comment in one of his shows about Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Netizens considered that his remark on Amaravati offended the sentiments of Andhra Pradesh’s natives and Andhra Pradesh Parirakshana Samithi, and he should apologize for it. Moreover, Srinivasa Rao, the Amaravati JAC leader, in an interview, said that if he would not apologize then they will raid his house. Later, Machiraju shared a video on social media through which he asserted that he didn’t want to hurt people’s sentiments intentionally, and his remarks were misinterpreted, and he apologised for his remarks in the video. [1]Telugu Bulletin

Rape Allegations: In 2020, a rape case was filed against Pradeep Machiraju by a young women who claimed that Machiraju and 138 other men sexually assaulted her in 2014; however, Machiraju refuted the claims by saying that he was busy in making his talk show 'Koncham Touch lo Unte Chepta’ in 2014. The actor called such false allegations ‘mental rape’ and asked for justice. [2]The Times of India However, the victim later made confession for making false allegation about the actor in an interview at the Somajiguda press club in Hyderabad. In the interview, she said, “I was forced to take the names of celebrities like Pradeep and actor Krishnudu by the Dollar Boy alias Raju." [3]The Hans India

A complaint was filed by Sriramoju Sunisith: According to some reports, a complaint was filed against Pradeep Machiraju by an artist named Sriramoju Sunisith in February 2020. Sunisith asserted that Machiraju should not be allowed to work in films as he violated the CBFC rules and was arrested in the case of molesting a woman.

Booked for drunk driving: On 1 January 2018, Pradeep Machiraju was booked for drunk driving while returning from a new year party. Police inspected him on Road No 45, Banjara Hills and asked him for the breath analyzer test. The inspectors seized his vehicle after the actor failed the breath analysing test.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot known
ParentsFather- Panduranga Machiraju (died in May 2021)
Pradeep Machiraju with his father
Mother- Bhavana Machiraju
Pradeep Machiraju with his mother
SiblingsHe has two sisters.
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW Car
Pradeep Machiraju with his BMW car

Pradeep Machiraju

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pradeep Machiraju

  • Pradeep Machiraju is an Indian actor and TV presenter known for his works in Telugu films and TV shows. He has worked as a host in various TV shows, and he rose to fame after he hosted the Telugu language celebrity talk show ‘Konchem Touchlo Unte Chepta (KTUC).’
  • After completing his graduation, he worked with an event management company through which he came to know about the job of an RJ. While talking about this in an interview, he said,

    I worked with an event management company for which I had to meet a radio channel during one of the event. That was when they asked me to give an audition for the role of RJ for which I qualified. After that, I was well known for the voice I have. Further, I decided it’s time to come on screen to show people the person behind the voice.” [4]The Times of India

  • He stepped into the showbiz industry as an RJ at Radio Mirchi.
  • His television debut show, ‘Gadasari Atta Sogasari Kodalu’ (2010), was a game reality show in which almost 2000 women participated as contestants. It was a show in which different kinds of amusement contests were held between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law.

    Pradeep Machiraju in the show 'Gadasari Atta Sogasari Kodalu'

    Pradeep Machiraju in the show ‘Gadasari Atta Sogasari Kodalu’

  • In September 2014, he started his celebrity talk show ‘Konchem Touchlo Unte Chepta (KTUC)’ on Zee Telugu. He worked as a host and producer of the show. The show became the breakthrough of his career and ran for 5 Seasons.

    Pradeep Machiraju with Nagarjuna on the show ''Konchem Touchlo Unte Chepta (KTUC)'

    Pradeep Machiraju with Nagarjuna on the show ”Konchem Touchlo Unte Chepta (KTUC)’

  • Machiraju has worked as a host for more than thirteen reality shows. Some of his Telugu-language shows include ‘Big Celebrity Challenge’ on Zee Telugu, ‘Express Raja’ on ETV Plus, ‘Dhee’ (Season 9-14) on ETV, ‘Drama Juniors’ on ETV, and ‘Ladies And Gentlemen’ on Zee Telugu.
  • After making his film debut with the Telugu film ‘Varudu’ in 2010, he appeared in various other Telugu films including ‘100% Love’ (2011), ‘Julayi’ (2012), ‘Attarintiki Daredi’ (2013), and ‘Bham Bolenath’ (2015).
  • In 2018, Pradeep Machiraju did a reality TV show, ‘Pelli Choopulu,’ which aired on the channel Star Maa. It was a ‘Svayamvara’ show through which he chose Gnaneswari Kandregula to be his life partner; however, the couple didn’t marry later.

    Pradeep Machiraju and Gnaneswari Kandregula in the finale of the show 'Pelli Choopulu'

    Pradeep Machiraju and Gnaneswari Kandregula in the finale of the show ‘Pelli Choopulu’

  • In 2021, he appeared in the Telugu film ’30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela’ in which he played the lead role of Arjun.

    Poster of the film '30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela'

    Poster of the film ’30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela’

  • In 2022, rumours about Pradeep Machiraju and his designer Navya Marouthu’s engagement came out. According to the rumours, Pradeep Machiraju was going to marry Navya Marouthu after dating her for a long time. The actor denied the rumours in an interview, and he said that he didn’t even know the designer in person. In the interview, he said,

    This engagement news is also not true. I’m still happily single. I even personally do not know the designer that these rumours are claiming to be my fiancee. Yeah, my team might have purchased their outfits and tagged her on our official handles. She is being unnecessarily dragged too. I indeed feel bad for her as well. [5]The Times of India

  • In an interview, the actor revealed that he loved to play cricket and has been the captain of the ‘Cricket Association of Telugu Television’ for the artists’ team. He revealed that in his school and college days, he used to bunk classes to play cricket.
  • Machiraju has a huge fan following on social media. More than 2 million people follow him on Facebook, 1.3 million on Twitter, and 1.5 million on Instagram.
  • In an interview, Pradeep Machiraju said that he admired actors Pawan Kalyan and Mahesh Babu and considers them his idols.