Ravi Teja (రవి తేజ), born January 26, 1968, is an Indian Telugu film actor.
Ravi Teja Alias Bhupatiraju Ravi Shankar Raju is from West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. Before starting his career in Tollywood, Teja spent most of his life in North India. His father was a pharmacist. His mother is a housewife. Later on he moved to Vijayawada along with his family and joined Siddhartha Degree College.In 1987 after completing his education,he came to join in films. On July 28, 2006, his first son was born.
His interest in films has brought him into the film industry. He worked as an assitant director in the beginning. Prathibandh, Aaj Ka goondaraj and Criminal are few of the films that he played the role of an assistant director. He also did small roles. He acted as one of the friends of Chiranjeevi in Aaj Ka Goondaraj.
RaviTeja joined Krishnavamsi as an assistant director for Ninne Pelladatha. He also did a petty role in the film. Following Ninne Pelladatha, Krishnavamsi gave him the real break by casting him in a village macho role in Sindhuram. The character Chanti clicked great. Though he got a good name for Sindhuram, his career didnot profit much from that. He did some secondary roles in Premaku Velayara and Padutha Thiyaga.
It was Nee Kosam directed by a debutante director Srinu Vaitla, that once again proved to the Telugu Film Industry, what it is failing to notice - A very talented actor. The awards committe noticed it. And he bagged an award for his performance in Nee Kosam. His secondary roles continued again with films like Annayya, Budget Padmanabam, Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesa, Ammayi Kosam.
Raviteja got the break of his lifetime with Itlu Sravani Subramanyam. Poori Jagannath, who is desperately looking to establish himself in the industry, after the failure of Bachi, paired up with RaviTeja to deliver Itlu Sravani Subramanyam. The movie was well received and also got them good name. That's the turning point in his carrer.
Vamsi, who was planning his comeback innings, directed RaviTeja for Avunu Validharu Ishtapaddaru. It definitely welcomed Vamsi back into the industry and added another hit to RaviTeja. Meanwhile, his friend Poori Jagannaath, who made the biggest hit of the year in Kannada, Appu, decided to remake the film in Telugu with RaviTeja. This time he wanted to produce the film too. Idiot came out and set a new image for RaviTeja and poured life into Vaishno Academy established by Poori Jagannath.
Later that same year, he starred in Krishna Vamsi's Khadgam, which became a super hit for Teja. In 2003, Teja played the lead role in Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, which became one of the biggest hits in his career. He also starred in other average flicks in that year as well. In 2004, he starred in one hit (Venky) and two flops (Naa Autograph & Chanti). In 2005, Teja played the lead role in Dil Raju's Bhadra, which became a big hit and completed a hatrick for Dil Raju. He also starred in Bhageeradha, which was hardly recognized at box office. The year 2006 has been very special to Teja as he gave his career biggest hit Vikramarkudu, despite flop films Shock and Khatarnak. His next movie Dubai Seenu was a successful venture at the box-office. His last movie Krishna did great at the Box Office and is the first hit of the year in Tollywood
2007 Dubai Seenu
2004 Naa Autograph
2003 Oka Raju Oka Rani
2003 Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
2003 Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu
2002 Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru
2001 Budget Padmanabham
2001 Itlu Sravani Subramanyam
2000 Tirumala Tirupathi Venkatesha
1999 Manasichhi choodu
1996 Ninne Pelladutha
1993 Allari Priyudu
1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj
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