Ravi Teja is an Indian actor famous for his repeat appearances in action comedy films in the Telugu film industry.
As of 2024, Ravi Teja's net worth is estimated to be $15 million.
|Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju
|Source(s) of Fame
|Date of Birth
|January 26, 1968
|Place of Birth
|Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Married, Kalyani Teja,
Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupathiraju popularly known as Ravi Teja was born on January 26, 1968, in Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India to Raj Gopal Raju, a pharmacist, and Rajya Lakshmi Bhupatiraju, a stay at home mother. He was raised alongside his younger brothers and fellow actors Bharath and Raghu. Ravi attended the N.S.M Public School in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, and on completion joined the Siddhartha Degree College, Vijayawada to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts.
After graduating from college, Teja moved from his home state of Andhra Pradesh to Chennai in order to pursue a film career. In 19990, Teja landed his first acting role in the Telugu film ‘ Karthavyam’ and followed it up with an appearance in ‘ Abhimanyu.’ He proceeded to land other roles in ‘Chaitanya’ and ‘ Collector Gaari Alludu,’
To support himself in the city, Teja took up a job as an assistant director working on both films and TV programs. He received numerous assistant director credits in both Bollywood films and Telugu language films like ‘ Prathihnbandh’ and ‘Criminal.’ His prowess was acknowledged by director Krishna Vamsi and he was invited to work under him as assistant director for the film ‘ Ninne Pelladata.’ Ravi also received acting credit for the film as he was cast for a small role.
In 1997, Teja began to receive recognition after he was cast for a supporting role in the film Sindhooram. The film was an instant success and it won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. Following the success of the film, Ravi began to receive more opportunities in the Tollywood industry and appeared in the successful films ‘ Seetha Rama Raju,’ ‘ Padutha Teeyaga,’ and ‘ Preamaku Velayara.’
In the year 1999, Teja landed his first lead role in the film ‘Nee Kosam.’ The film was a huge box office success and proceeded to win the Silver Nandi Award for Best Film. For his impeccable portrayal, Teja was awarded the Nandi Award for Best Actor Special Jury. The recognition opened him up to even more significant roles and he landed roles in ‘ Samudram,’ ‘Annayya.’ and ‘ Budget Padmanabham.’
By 2001, the actor Ravi Teja was a household name to Telugu film fans and he began establishing himself as a solo lead actor. His first solo lead role was in the film ‘ Itlu Sravani Subramanyam’.’ The film was a box office smash, solidifying Teja’s ability to carry a film. In 2002, Teja once again returned with the film ‘ Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru!’ alongside actress Kalyani. The film quickly climbed to the top and Teja was bombarded with critical acclaim.
Teja followed the film up with the blockbuster ‘ Idiot’ which once again flew to the top. The highlight of the year came when the film ‘ Khadgam’ was released. It was an instant commercial success and won the Sarojini Devi Award for a Film on National Interrogation. Teja won his second Nandi Special Jury Award for his portrayal of a young wannabe actor.
In 2003, the actor starred in the blockbuster ‘Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi’ and followed up the appearance with another commercial success ‘Dongodu.’ The year also saw Teja appear in the films ‘ Oka Raju Oka Rani’ and ‘ Ee Abbayee Chala Manchodu’ which failed to achieve commercial success.
In 2004, Teja spread his acting skills with the comedy film ‘Venky’ which was greatly received by his fans and critics. In 2006, Teja once again intrigued fans by playing two characters in Vikramarkudu. The film was very well received and was ranked as the highest-grossing film in the Tollywood industry. Between the years 2006 and 2011, he continued to appear in numerous films and Ravi’s films recorded staggering profits.
In the year 2012, Teja appeared in four films and delighted fans when he deviated from his usual appearance in action films. He returned to the screens in 2013 with the action comedy ‘ Balupu’ before starring in the 2014 film ‘ Power’ and making a cameo in ‘Romeo.’ In 2015, Teja was asked to join the cast of the much-anticipated sequel Kick 2 replacing the original actor Salman Khan who appeared in the Telugu ‘ Kick’ however the film failed to do well commercially.
In 2016, Teja took an acting sabbatical and returned in 2017 with his highest-grossing film ‘ Raja the Great,’ Teja has since appeared in the films Amar Akbar Anthony,’ ‘And Nela Ticket,’ ‘Disco Raja; and his 2021 project ‘ Krack.’
Despite being in the film world for over a decade, the Indian actor maintains a very private profile and keeps his personal interest away from the ever prying public eye.
Ravi Teja is active on social media with 1.4 million Instagram followers.
Ravi Teja may be known for being one of the best actors in super hit movies however there is very little known about his wife Kalyani Teja. Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju married Kalyani in 2002 in an arranged marriage. His parents, Raj Gopal Raju and Rajya Lakshmi Bhupatiraju introduced the pair as she was related to Raji’s maternal uncle.
The couple has been blessed with the children Mokshadha Bhupatiraju and Mahadhan Bhupatiraju.
Ravi Teja is one of the highest-paid actors in the Tollywood scene. In 2012, 2013, and 2015, he was listed by Forbes as one of the highest paid celebrities in India with an annual income of at least $1.5 million which translates to 116 million Indian Rupees, and a movie salary of 5-6 Crores. Ravi Teja spends his hard-earned money on living a luxury lifestyle with a beautiful luxurious house in his hometown of Andhra Pradesh, India, and luxury wheels.
The net worth of Ravi Teja is estimated to stand at 1.5 Crore Indian rupees.
Ravi Shankar Raju Bhupatiraju is an Indian actor famous for his appearance in over 70 films Telugu language films. He has a net worth of $ 15 million.