Goparaju Ramana is an Indian actor and director. He rose to fame with his Telugu film ‘Middle Class Melodies’ (2020) starring Kondalrao.
Wiki / Biography
Koparaju Yekneswara Venkata Ramana Murthy was born on Saturday 5 April 1952 (Age 68 years; Until 2020) Andhra Pradesh in Guntur. His zodiac sign is Aries. He completed his studies from Kolhapur, Andhra Pradesh.
Height (approximately): 5 ′ 7
Eye color: Black
Hair color: Salt and pepper
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name was Anumantha Rao, and his mother’s name was Bala Tripurasundaramma. He has a younger brother.
Relationships, Spouse & Children
He celebrated his wedding anniversary on March 6 to Leela Annapurna Visalakshmi. The couple has a son, Kobaraju Vijay, who is a film director and owner of Sai Arts in Gokalpur.
In 1967, he joined the theater troupe ‘Balanadam’ and made his debut in the play ‘Manavuni Athukudalil’ written by Aula Sampasiva Rao. He has acted in more than 1500 plays such as ‘Sakkubai’, ‘Strike’ and ‘Poland Payya’. Later, he acted in various programs of All India Radio.
He has acted in various commercial plays with his friends. He has acted in many historical and mythological plays such as ‘Anupandalu’, ‘Rakthajwala’, ‘Norumui’, ‘Charithirakku Samadalu Patuthunnai’ and ‘Nerasthudevar’. Later, he acted in Telugu TV serials like ‘Padmavyuham’ (2013), ‘Samkarshana’ (2016), ‘Mahalakshmi’ (2017), and ‘Vidhi’ (2018). Some of his Telugu films are ‘Astha Chem’ (2008), ‘Sundaraniki Tondarekuva’ (2010), ‘Betting Pankarraju’ (2010), and ‘Okasari’ (2016). He has also directed some Tamil films including ‘Amaran’ (1992), ‘Madan Manmadhana’ (2012), and ‘Beeman Asthinapuram’ (2012). In 2020, he came to light with the Telugu film ‘Middle Class Melodies’ (2020) starring Anand Thevarakonda.
Awards and honors
- Bellary Raghava Award at Bellary, State of Karnataka
- Artists Association in Vijayawada, Hammer Veerabhadra Rao Award in Vijayawada
- Sumathura Kala Niketan, Kabir Das of Vijayawada
- Andhra Pradesh Government Nandi Award for his acting and directing
Facts / Trivial
- His full name is Goparaju Yegneswara Venkata Ramana Murthy.
- He started working in theater from 10th grade.
- In an interview, talking about his best theatrical performances, he said,
Starring in the play ‘Nagamandala’ was a wonderful experience. The play was originally written by Girish Karnad and produced by Dr. DSN Murthy in Telugu. I was given a regular character with two different voices. The event was praised by scholars and the public on the day, including the media. Similarly, Dr. Murthy chose me for another play ‘Agni Varsha’, which was written by Girish Karnad. I will always be grateful for the support given by Dr. DSN Murthy to host these two plays.