Ram Charan Konidala is one of the upcoming actors in Tollywood who is trying hard for No 1 place in Telugu film industry. He is the only son of Mega Star Chiranjeevi. His fans horned as Mega Power Star Ram Charan. He is also familiar in Tollyood Industry as Cherry. He was born on 27 March 1985 in Chennai. He is not only a good actor he is an entrepreneur and an accomplished horse rider too. He also serves on the board of directors of MAA TV. He completed entire schooling in Hyderabad only.Charan got married to Upasana Kamineni on 14th June 2012. She is the vice-chairman of Apollo Charity and chief editor of B Positive magazine. Upasana is the granddaughter of Prathap C. Reddy, the Executive Chairman of the Apollo Hospitals.
Ram Charan made his film entry into Tollywood film industry in 2007 with the film “Chirutha” which was directed by Puri Jagannadh. Although this film ran well at box office based on Chiru’s and Puri’ s image, but the Charan acting in the film received mixed response from critics. His second film blockbuster “Magadheera” which was released in 2009 established Charan one of the leading contemporary actors of Tollywood. This film was directed by ace director S. S. Rajamouli. After the success of Magadheera, Charan starred in Bommarillu Bhaskar's Orange in 2010. Though the movie failed at the box-office, his performance and musical score by Harris Jayaraj were applauded. His next, Rachcha released in 2012 took a grand opening and was declared a commercial success.His first release in 2013 was Naayak directed by V. V. Vinayak. It opened to positive critical acclaim and became a huge success. Most of his films have been dubbed in other regional languages like Tamil and Malayalam and achieved success there too. As of now, Cherry is working on one Telugu movie Yevadu directed by Vamsi Paidipally. He is set to make his Bollywood debut through Zanjeer (2013 film) in telugu named as Toofana remake of the film of same name starring Amitabh Bachchan.
Awards and Honors
In the six of his film career he won two Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards, two Filmfare Awards, two CineMAA Awards, and one Santosham Best Actor Award. In 2011 he was awarded Youth Icon Award by North American Telugu Society (NATS).
He is one of the popular heroes who are endorsing many brands like Pepsi and Airtel for some period. Currently he is the brand ambassador for Tata DoCoMo for Andhra Pradesh region.He owns a Polo Team Ram Charan Hyderabad Polo Riding Club.