S.S. Rajamouli is one the most successful film directors in Tollywood. He is the son of popular tollywood story writer, Vijayendra Prasad.
Rajamouli born in Raichur of Karnataka. However, his native place is Kovvur. He studied up to Class IV at Kovvur and continued his education till Intermediate at Eluru. Moreover his father and brother are in the film industry. So, he joined as an assistant with Editor Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao for some time.
Rajamouli joined as an assistant with director K. Raghavendra Rao and worked for Santi Nivasam, a teleserial. However, his seniors Vara Mullapudi and Yeleti Chandrasekhar used to get more importance than he did. Consequently, worked harder, which earned him the 'working devil' (Pani Rakshasudu) title from K. Raghavendra Rao.
He is known for directing fantasy works such as Magadheera (2009), Eega (2012) and Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) which became the highest grossing Indian film within India, the 2nd highest grossing Indian film globally, the first South Indian film to gross over ₹650 crore worldwide, the first non-Hindi film to gross over ₹100 crore in the dubbed Hindi version, and the highest grossing Telugu film of all time.
Rajamouli has garnered several awards including two National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, three state Nandi Awards, the IIFA Award, and the Star World India, "Entertainer of The Year" in 2012. In 2016, He was honored with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor for his contributions towards the field of Art.