October 03, 2022

Krishnam Raju (Actor) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 11, 2022

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Short Biography

Krishnam Raju was born on 20-01-1940 in Mogalthur, Madras Presidency, British India (now in West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India) as Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju. He was an Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Journalist & Politician who was known for his work in Telugu cinema as well as Tamil, Kannada & Hindi movies. He was best known for his movies like Tandra Paparayudu, Manavoori Pandavulu, and Rangoon Rowdy. He served as the Union Minister from 30-09-2000 to 22-05-2004.

Other Name: Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju, U. V. Krishnam Raju, UV Krishnam Raju, Rebel Star
Other Professions: Politician Film Producer Journalist
Appearance: Telugu Kannada Tamil Bollywood

Krishnam Raju Complete Bio & Career

Krishnam Raju made his acting debut with the film 'Chilaka Gorinka' in 1966, directed and produced by 'Kotayya Pratyagatma'.  Initially, he appeared in films as a villain, but he transformed into a full-fledged hero within a short span of time. He played diverse roles in  'Bhakta Kannappa', 'Krishnaveni', 'Mana Voori Pandavulu', 'Amara Deepam', 'Seetha Ramulu', 'Thrishoolam', 'Katakatala Rudraiah', 'Tandra Paparayudu', etc. Subsequently, he entered into production and produced several hit films under the banner Gopalkrishna. In his illustrious career he produced a Hindi film as well, 'Dharmadhikari' starring superstars such as 'Dilip Kumar'. He was recognized as a master producer.
He was also a renowned politician. He started his political career by contesting the 1992 election on a Congress ticket. However, he lost and made the distance from politics. After a short hibernation, he came back to politics and this time with Bhartiya Janta Party. He got elected in the 1998 Lok Sabha elections. After a dispute, he left BJP and joined Praja Rajyam Party founded by Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi. He did the contest in the 2009 elections but lost to Indian National Congress MP, Undavalli Arun Kumar.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Krishnam Raju died at the age of 82 in Hyderabad, in the state of Telangana, India. He was suffering from lung-related issues and was admitted to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Hyderabad. On 11-09-2022, he took his last breath in the hospital after receiving a massive cardiac arrest.

DEATHDAY 11 September,2022 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Hyderabad, Telangana

Krishnam Raju Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Uppalapati Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Raju
Mother Name Not Known
Brother Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju (Film Producer) Died on 12-02-2010
Sister None
Ex-wife Seeta Devi (Died)
Wife Shyamala Devi (Marriage Date: 20-09-1996) 
Daughters Sai Pradeepti, Sai Prakeerti, Sai Praseedha
Son None
Other Relatives Prabhas (Nephew)

He was born to Uppalapati Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Raju. He had a brother named Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju, who was a film producer and died on 12-02-2010. He was first married to Seeta Devi. After the death of her first wife, he remarried Shyamala Devi on 20-09-1996. He had three daughters Sai Pradeepti, Sai Prakeerti & Sai Praseedha. Young Rebel Star of Telugu cinema, Prabhas is his nephew.

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Mogalthur, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Hyderabad, Telangana, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Watching Movies
Marital Status Married
Debut Telugu Film (as an actor) - Chilaka Gorinka (1966)
Telugu Film (as a producer) - Krishnaveni (1974)
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR - 6,48,31,733
Assets - INR 8,62,60,434
Liabilities - INR 2,14,28,701
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Favorite Dress Pant Shirt
Favorite Food Biryani

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Krishnam Raju

  • He was born into a Telugu Hindu family in Madras Presidency, British India.
  • He was married twice.
  • Before entering Telugu cinema, he worked at the Andhra Ratna as a journalist.
  • As a journalist, he was awarded the 2nd best photographer at the state level.
  • He made his acting debut in Kotayya Pratyagatma's Telugu film Chilaka Gorinka in 1966.
  • He was the founder of the Gopi Krishna Movies, a film production house.
  • He made his production debut with the Telugu film Krishnaveni in 1974.
  • He entered the political party INC (Indian National Congress) in 1992 from the Narasapuram constituency.
  • He joined BJP in 1998.
  • He was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Kakinada and became the MP.
  • On 30-09-2000, he became the Union Minister of State.
  • He was last seen in the Telugu film Radhe Shyam in 2022.

Krishnam Raju Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Krishnam Raju was 82 years 7 months & 22 days old age.