In the year 1968 January 26th a star born in Jaggammpeta, East Godavari. Since his childhood he is very much fond of movies, but most of his childhood was at Jaipur, Bhopal, Delhi and Mumbai. But finally he and his family settled in Vijayawada where he completed his graduation in Siddhartha Degree College. Here is the making of New Star started – He left to Chennai quitting his studies while he is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts.
Name: Bhupathiraju Ravi Shankar Raju
Father Name: Bh. Rajagopala Raju, Mother: Rajyalaxmi, Two Bros.
Born at: Jaggammpeta, E.G.Dist., Age: 42
Other Names: Mass Raja, Energetic Hero
He started his film career in the year 1988 but was not successful in finding film roles. But he was successful as an assistant director working for movies like
Aaj Ka Goondaraj
He worked for more than 8 to 10 films as an support artist in Bollywood movies. He got the first break from Krishna Vamsi in the movie Ninne Pelladatha, later Krishna vamsi took him into Sindhuram where he was lead actor with co-star Brahmaji in the movie. He worked as a second lead for around 4 to 5 movies like
Time has come to prove his acting skills for the first time in his career in the year 1999 in the movie NEEKOSAM directed by Srinu Vaitla who is also new to film industry at that time. It was a good hit but boxoffice collections were very poor.
By gods grace and his efforts he got an opportunity to work under Puri Jagannadh in the movie Itlu Sravani Subrahmanyam which was the first success for him, later on he never looked back as immediately nether movie started under the same director which became a blockbuster in the year 2001 and the movie was IDIOT.
He never had head weight or fan following or support from Big shots of tollywood but still he survived in the critical situations. He got continuous hits after much needed break Idiot given by Puri.
Avunu Validharu Ishtapaddaru
Amma Nana O Tamila Ammayi
But without failures no one will reach top position, in the same way he too got some biggest flops in his career. Some of them really are bombed at boxoffice.
Ee Abbayi Chala Manchodu
Oka Raju Oka Rani
Next movies released are almost mix of success and failure as he got used to it. But he never stopped doing films on the boxoffice result. That’s the difference b/w making of New Mega Star or Superstar. Star image never comes in one day, if it comes then one has realize that it will go in one day too.
He got the below failures and success when he was doing films at a stretch.
Veede was declared as hit and a complete mass entertainer
Bhageeradha was an average
Venky was like the biggest comedy entertainer of that year competed with Tagore
Bhadra was stupendous hit
Chanti the Hero and Naa Autograph bombed at boxoffice but Autograph made a mark,
Shock with RGV was not that successful at boxoffice
After a long wait he got the biggest success till date with some mind blowing action sequences and the movie was directed by Rajamouli one of the best director tollywood produced. Vikramarkudu was a complete mass entertainer and took him into new heights. Later he got his biggest career dud with Khatarnak which released on chirstmas time in the year 2006.
In the year 2007 he is back with bang again with Srinu Vaitla’s Dubai Seenu which was declared the best entertainer of the year. Later, another blockbuster with Krishna. It was a super hit directed by V. V. Vinayak.
He was very busy in doing three films every year and that made him struggled at some point times as he got some continuous flops with movie like
Baladur which was flopped and ended up with biggest loss
Nenithe movie was bombed at boxoffice but made him an actor with Nandi Award
This was the time when he got continuous flops in a row with Baladur and Nenithe. But in the year 2009 he was at his best in the movie Kick which was directed by Surender Reddy, the biggest hits of 2009 and second best after Magadheera. After kick every other hero turned their faces towards Raviteja. Almost all top directors wanted to do a film with Raviteja. Later that summer, he delivered Anjaneyulu, which was an average at boxoffice.
Anjaneyulu which was an average at boxoffice
Sambo Shiva Shambo was declared as flop which was an multi-starrer with Allari Naresh and Siva Balaji.
One movie released and it was Don Seenu under the direction of Gopichand Malineni which was initially declared as flop saying Action and comedy scenes resembles his previous films and it looked routine like Krishna, Kick, Duabi seenu. But after three days it was declared as super hit and got the biggest openings in Raviteja’s career till date.
We don’t want to compare other heros with him, as he was born to a Pharmacist called Bh. Rajagopala Raju who had no references in tollywood. But he was successful because he was sincere at work, dedicated to film schedules and timmings. Respect towards directors, producers and co-stars. His energy and sense of humour made him King of Tollywood now.
Raviteja’s latest film is Mirapakai, a comedy Veedu Chala Hot Guru, was released on 13th January 2011 and unanimously declared as blockbuster of Sankranthi .
After his continuous success at box-office by delivering biggest hits when other heros are not at all performing to his levels, every cinegoer was thinking that who is the future Megastar or Superstar of tollywood.
Megastar means: who can deliver biggest blockbusters continuously in every year with highest collections at boxoffice.
Superstar means: Who can pull the crowd with his mesmerizing acting skills and screen presence. Who can convert an average movie into super hit movie.
So finally we come to an end of making a Star from Scratch and He is non-other than our MASS RAJA Raviteja. The only hero who can take the entire movie on his shoulders. This aged guy is the Current Tollywood Number One hero in terms of continuous hits at boxoffice.
Other Heros with family background:
- Pawan Kalyan (Chiranjeevi)
- Mahesh Babu (Krishna)
- NTR (Sr.NTR, Hari Krishna, Bala Krishna)
- Allu Arjun (Chiranjeevi, Allu Aravind)
- Ram Charan (Chiranjeevi , Pawan Kalyan, Allu Aravind)
- Naga Chaitanya ( ANR, Nagarjuna)
- Kalyan Ram (Hari Krishna, Balayya)
- Rana Dagubbati (Ramanaidu, Suresh Babu, Venkatesh)
- Sumanth ( Nagarjuna, ANR)
- Manchu Manoj (Mohanbabu)
Heros who were not at all successful:
- Taraka Ratna (NTR Family)
- Tarun (Rojaramani Dubbing artist)
- Nitin (Producer son)
- Sushanth (ANR Family)
- Vishnu Manchu (Mohanbabu)
- Gowtham (Brahmanandam)
- Arun Dasari (Son of Dasari Narayana Rao)
- Prakash Rao as hero (Raghavendra rao Son)