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Ramoji Rao

Birthday
16 Nov 1936 (Age 82)

Ramoji Rao Biography

Cherukuri Ramoji Rao, better known as Ramoji Rao, is an Indian businessman and media entrepreneur. He is the head of the Ramoji Group which owns, among other things, the world's largest film production facility, Ramoji Film City.

Rao Cherukuri was born in Gudivada, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, into an agricultural family. Some of the companies owned by the Ramoji group include Margadarsi Chit Fund, Eenadu newspaper, ETV, Priya Foods, Ushakiron Movies and as mentioned above, the Ramoji Film City near Hyderabad. He is also the chairman of Dolphin group of hotels in Andhra Pradesh. He got into trouble with law for collecting money for the chit funds and never reporting it to the government to avoid paying taxes.

Ramoji Film City

Ramoji Film City, the largest film production facility in the world, is popular among film-makers as well as tourists - nearly 100,000 tourists visit this facility every month. Its many attractions include exotic gardens, an entertainment centre where live stunt shows are enacted, and a ride that simulates space travel.
 

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