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Ravi Teja Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Age: 56 Years
Wife: Kalyani Teja

Ravi Teja

Bio/Wiki
Real Name Bhupatiraju Ravi Shankar Raju
Profession(s)Actor, Film Producer, Singer
Known AsMass Raja, Mass Maharaja, Mirapakay
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Telugu; As supporting actor): Karthavyam (1990) as Chakravarthy's friend
Karthavyam
Film (Kannada): Abhimanyu (1990) as student leader
Abhimanyu
Film (Hindi): Aaj Ka Goonda Raj (1992) as Raja's friend
Ravi Teja in a still from the film Aaj Ka Goonda Raj
Film (Telugu; As a lead actor): Nee Kosam (1999) as Ravi
Nee Kosam
Awards 1999: Nandi Special Jury Award for Nee Kosam
2002: Nandi Special Jury Award for Khadgam
2010: Nandi Special Jury Award for Neninthe
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 January 1968 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024) 56 Years
BirthplaceJaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac signAquarius
SignatureRavi Teja's autograph
NationalityIndian
HometownVijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
SchoolN.S.M. Public School, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
College/UniversityParvathaneni Brahmayya Siddhartha college of Arts & Science, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts
Religion/Religious ViewsAtheist [1]The Indian Express
Food HabitVegetarian (turned in 2011)
HobbiesBowling, Watching Films, Travelling
Ravi Teja during his vacation
ControversySummoned in Drug Racket Case
In 2017, Ravi, along with a few other South Indian celebrities, was summoned by the Telangana Excise Department for allegedly possessing illegal drugs. [2]India Today
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook
Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMalvika Sharma (actor; rumoured)
Malvika Sharma with Ravi Teja
• Swetha Raju (costume designer; rumoured)
Marriage Date26 May 2002
Family
Wife/SpouseKalyani Teja (director at Bhupathiraju Agrofarms Private Limited)
Ravi Teja with his wife
ChildrenSon- Mahadhan Bhupatiraju (born on 28 July 2006)
Daughter- Mokshadha Bhupatiraju (born on 6 June 2003)
Ravi Teja with his children
ParentsFather- Bhoopatiraju Rajagopal Raju (pharmacist)
Ravi Teja with his father
Mother- Bhoopatiraju Rajya Lakshmi (homemaker)
Ravi Teja with his mother
SiblingsBrother(s)- 2
• Bharath Raju (younger; actor) (died in a car accident)
Ravi Teja's brother Bharath
• Raghu Raju (younger; actor)
Ravi Teja with his brother Raghu
Sister- None
Favourites
Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Mohanlal, Chiranjeevi, Rajinikanth
FilmNeninthe (2008)
Film DirectorPuri Jagannadh
FoodPulao
Travelling Destination(s)New York City, European Countries
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mercedes Benz S-Class
• Audi
• BMW M6
• BYD ATTO 3 EV (No. TS09GB2628 acquired at auction for Rs 17,628)
• Range Rover Evoque
Money Factor
Salary/Fees (approx.)Rs 17 crore to Rs 25 crore per film (as of 2024)
Assets/PropertiesA luxury apartment in Jaggampeta, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh worth Rs 16 crore
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 120-160 crore (as of 2024)

Ravi Teja

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ravi Teja

  • Ravi Teja shifted to various places in north India due to his father’s transferable job. He lived in Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, and Jaipur.
  • In 1988, he moved to Madras to make his career in acting.
  • Since his younger days, he used to watch the films of Amitabh Bachchan. He used to re-enact Amitabh’s scenes at home.

    Ravi Teja's childhood picture

    Ravi Teja’s childhood picture

  • While he was studying in school, he used to bunk his classes to watch films. He once escaped the school by climbing the wall of his school.
  • During his struggling days in Madras, he was a roommate of the South Indian film directors YVS Chowdary and Gunasekhar.
  • For the auditions of the film ‘Kshana Kshanam’ in 1991, he carried a single photo folded in a newspaper instead of taking his portfolio.
  • He has played small roles in various Telugu films like ‘Karthavyam’ (1990), ‘Abhimanyu’ (1990), ‘Chaitanya’ (1991), and ‘Collector Gaari Alludu’ (1992).

    Chaitanya

    Chaitanya

  • He even worked as an assistant director in a few Hindi and Telugu films such as ‘Pratibandh’ (1990; Hindi), ‘Criminal’ (1994; Hindi), and ‘Ninne Pelladata’ (1996; Telugu).
  • He has acted in a few Kannada films like ‘Vande Matharam’ (2001) and ‘Vajrakaya’ (2015).

    Vande Matharam

    Vande Matharam

  • As a lead actor, he has acted in many popular Telugu films including ‘Khadgam’ (2002), ‘Neninthe’ (2008), ‘Kick’ (2009), ‘Raja the Great’ (2017), ‘Krack’ (2021), ‘Tiger Nageswara Rao’ (2023) and ‘Eagle’ (2024).

    Tiger Nageswara Rao

    Tiger Nageswara Rao

  • He has worked as a voice actor in various Telugu films such as ‘Maryada Ramanna’ (2010), ‘Doosukeltha’ (2013), ‘Awe’ (2018), and ‘Hanu Man’ (2024).
  • In 2012, 2013, and 2015, he was listed in Forbes India’s Top 100 celebrities.
  • Ravi has lent his voice to songs in various Telugu films like ‘Balupu’ (2013), ‘Power’ (2014), ‘Raja The Great’ (2017), ‘Disco Raja’ (2020), and ‘Ravanasura’ (2023).
  • In 2015, the Indian actor Mahesh Babu was offered the lead role in the Telugu film ‘Kick 2.’ However, he rejected the offer and later, Ravi played the role. He criticized the film director Surender Reddy for the lengthy second-half part of Kick 2.

    Kick 2

    Kick 2 

  • In 2017, after his brother’s demise, he did not attend his last rites. When he was criticised for it he shared that his other family members and friends had advised him to avoid seeing his brother’s body as he was badly injured in the car accident, and he could not bear the pain.
  • The actor-director duo of Ravi and Puri Jagannadh has become very popular.

    Ravi Teja with and Puri Jagannadh

    Ravi Teja with and Puri Jagannadh

  • His first TV commercial was for Lunar Walkmate.

    Ravi Teja in the ad of Lunar Walkmate

    Ravi Teja in the ad of Lunar Walkmate

  • Earlier, his weight was around 85 kg. He then shed more than 15 kg to get back in shape.
  • He has started his film production company RT Team Works. Under his banner, he has produced a few films like ‘Gatta Kusthi’ (2022; Tamil), ‘Ravanasura’ (2023; Telugu), ‘Changure Bangaru Raja’ (2023; Telugu), and ‘Sundaram Master’ (2024; Telugu).
  • He gained immense popularity for his comic-action films for which he also got the name ‘King of Action Comedies’ by his fans.
    Ravi Teja's happy dance round one from Avunu Valliddaru Ishtar Padder (Telugu, 2002) – @weeguttersnipe on Tumblr
  • He is fluent in a few languages like Hindi, Telugu, and English.
  • Ravi is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet dogs. One of his pet dogs’ names is Rocky.

    Ravi Teja with his pet dog

    Ravi Teja with his pet dog

  • He regularly works out at a gym to remain fit.

    Ravi Teja in a gym

    Ravi Teja in a gym

  • His friend YVS Chowdary once gifted him a Sai Baba bracelet as a good luck charm. Ravi was seen wearing the bracelet in his various films. However, when one of his co-workers got hurt by the metal bracelet during a fight scene, he stopped wearing it.
  • He received negative comments from the netizens for calling the Indian actor Yash lucky to get the film ‘KGF’ and he (Ravi) had seen him only in KGF.
  • His mother once shared that he did not smoke cigarettes, and he had even stopped consuming alcohol.
  • Ravi Teja owns a few private firms like RTSRT Enterprises LLP, RT-Ace Productions LLP, and Bhupathiraju Agrofarms Private Limited.

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