Goparaju Ramana is an Indian actor and director. He got immense popularity with the Telugu film ‘Middle Class Melodies’ (2020) in which he played the role of Kondalrao.
Goparaju Ramana was born on Saturday, 5 April 1952 (age 68 years; as of 2020) in Guntur, Kolakaluru in Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac is Aries. He completed his studies from Kolakaluru, Andhra Pradesh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Hanumantha Rao, and his mother’s name is Bala Tripurasundaramma. He has one younger brother.
Relationships, Wife & Children
He celebrated his marriage anniversary on 6 March to Leela Annapoorna Visalakshmi. The couple has a son, Goparaju Vijay, who is a film director and is the owner of Sai Arts at Kokalpur.
In 1967, he joined a theatre group ‘Balanadam’ and debuted in a theatre play ‘Manavuni Adugujadallo’ written by Avula Sambasiva Rao. He has acted in more than 1500 theatre plays like ‘Sakkubai,’ ‘Strike,’ and ‘Polish Bhayya.’ Later, he performed in various programmes of All India Radio.
He has acted in various commercial dramas with his local friends. He has performed in many historical and mythological plays like ‘Anubandhalu,’ ‘Raktajwala,’ ‘Norumuyi,’ ‘Charitraku Chamatalu Padutunnayi,’ and ‘Nerasthudevaru.’ Later, he acted in Telugu TV serials like ‘Padmavyuham’ (2013), ‘Samgharshana’ (2016), ‘Mahalakshmi’ (2017), and ‘Vidhi’ (2018). Some of his Teulgu films are ‘Asta Chemm’ (2008), ‘Sundaraniki Tondarekkuva’ (2010), ‘Betting Bangarraju’ (2010), and ‘Okasari’ (2016). He has also directed a few Tamil films including ‘Amaran’ (1992), ‘Madhana Manmadhana’ (2012), and ‘Bheeman Asthinapuram’ (2012). In 2020, he came into the limelight with the Telugu film ‘Middle Class Melodies’ (2020) in which he played the role of Anand Devarakonda.
Awards & Honours
- Bellary Raghava Award in Bellary, Karnataka State
- Sutti Veerabhadra Rao award in Vijayawada by Artistes’ Association, Vijayawada
- Kabir Das by Sumadhura Kala Niketan, Vijayawada
- Andhra Pradesh Government’s Nandi award for his acting and direction
- His full name is Goparaju Yegneswara Venakata Ramana Murthy.
- He started working in theatre plays since he was in 10th standard.
- In an interview, he talked about his best theatre plays, he said,
Acting in the play ‘Nagamandala’ was a wonderful experience. The play was originally written by Girish Karnad and Dr DSN Murthy made it in Telugu. I was given a typical role with two different voices. The performance was appreciated by the connoisseurs as well as the public on that day including the media. Similarly, Dr Murthy has chosen me for another play ‘Agni varsha’, which was also written by Girish Karnad. I will be ever grateful to Dr DSN Murthy for his support to perform these two plays.”