Ram Pothineni Wiki
Ram Pothineni (born 15 May 1988) is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Telugu films. He made his acting debut with Devadasu (2006) which won him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South.Pothineni has appeared in successful films such as Ready (2008), Kandireega (2011), Pandaga Chesko (2015), Nenu Sailaja (2016), Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi (2017) , Hello Guru Prema Kosame (2018), iSmart Shankar (2019), and Red (2021).He has won Zee Cine Awards Telugu Sensational Star of the Year for his performance in iSmart Shankar.
Ram Pothineni was born on 15 May 1988 in Hyderabad to Murali Pothineni . He is the nephew of Telugu film producer Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. Actor Sharwanand is his cousin.
In 2002, Pothineni acted in a Tamil short film titled Adayalam and he won Best actor in European movies festival.He auditioned for the lead role in Kaadhal.Pothineni made his debut in 2006 with Devadasu. His second film, Jagadam opposite Monalisa was directed by Sukumar. Though it did not do well at the box office, it received critical acclaim. He then appeared in Ready alongside Genelia D'Souza directed by Srinu Vaitla with the film becoming a huge success, prompting remakes into other Indian languages and catapulting him to the big league.In 2009, he had two releases, Maska and Ganesh Just Ganesh, the later was not successful at the box office. Maska had one of the biggest openings at the time, collecting over ₹2.5 crores on the opening day and recovering its investment within the first week. In 2010, Pothineni had only one release, Rama Rama Krishna Krishna, produced by Dil Raju and directed by Srivaas.
Pothineni's next film was Kandireega.His next latest release was Endhukante Premanta with Tamannaah, directed by Karunakaran and produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore.
In 2013, Pothineni had another release, Ongole Githa with Kriti Kharbanda directed by Bhaskar and produced by B.V.S.N. Prasad. The movie was sold for a record price in Ram's career, released on 1 February 2013 and was commercial failure at the box office. He next starred with Daggubati Venkatesh in Masala, the remake of the Hindi film Bol Bachchan which was directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and jointly produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore and Suresh Babu.In 2015, Pothineni starred in Pandaga Chesko directed by Gopichand Malineni and produced by Paruchuri Kireeti under United Movies Banner.His next releases were Shivam and Nenu Sailaja within a gap of three months in the same year. Both produced by his own production house, Shivam took a great opening but could not sustain due to bad reviews. Surprisingly, the immediate release Nenu Sailaja took a grand opening worldwide with a record collection of 7 crores on day 1, the highest for Ram and did extremely well worldwide. It is the highest viewed music video album for a Telugu film on YouTube with over 3 songs with 25 million views and "Crazy Feeling" with over 30 million views, a record for a Telugu film. Hyper was released on 30 September 2016, directed by Santosh Srinivas and produced under 14 Reels Entertainment. It earned mixed reviews and ended up as an average grosser. In 2017, he had another release, Vunnadi Okkatey Zindagi, produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore, which received good reviews. In 2018, he starred in Hello Guru Prema Kosame, directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina. In 2019 he starred in his career biggest Blockbuster iSmart Shankar directed by Puri Jagannath, where he played a Hyderabadi, alongside Nidhhi Agerwal and Nabha Natesh. His upcoming film is Red (2020 film) it Stars himself in a Double Role alongside Nivetha Pethuraj , Amritha Aiyer And Malvika Sharma
Debut and early career (2006–2010)
Pothineni first appeared in Tamil language short film Adayaalam (2002) where he played an 18-year old drug addict. He then made his theatrical debut in 2006 with Devadasu. His second film, Jagadam opposite Isha Sahani was directed by Sukumar. He then appeared in Ready alongside Genelia D'Souza directed by Srinu Vaitla which was a commercial success. In 2009, he had two releases, Maska and Ganesh: Just Ganesh. In 2010, Pothineni had only one release, Rama Rama Krishna Krishna, produced by Dil Raju and directed by Srivaas.
Career ups and downs (2011–2016)
Pothineni's next film was Kandireega (2011). Later he starred in Endukante... Premanta! (2012) alongside Tamannaah, directed by Karunakaran and produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. In 2013, Pothineni appeared in Ongole Githa with Kriti Kharbanda directed by Bhaskar and produced by B.V.S.N. Prasad. In the same year, he co-starred alongside Venkatesh in the action comedy Masala, the remake of the Hindi film Bol Bachchan, directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and jointly produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore and D. Suresh Babu.In 2015, Pothineni starred in two films, Pandaga Chesko and Shivam . While Pandaga Chesko directed by Gopichand Malineni, was a commercial success, Shivam ended up as one of the biggest failures of his career. In 2016, He had two releases, both produced by his own production house Sri Sravanthi Movies, Nenu Sailaja which was a commercial success and Santosh Srinivas-directed Hyper which was an average at the box office.
Success and recent work (2017–present)
His 2017 coming-of-age film Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi received mixed reviews. In 2018, he starred in the romantic comedy Hello Guru Prema Kosame directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina. In 2019, he collaborated with director Puri Jagannadh for the action thriller iSmart Shankar. Pothineni tasted success with the film after a series of flops. It grossed over ₹90 crore, his career's highest grosser.His 2021 film is Red where he played a dual role, is a remake of Tamil film Thadam (2018).Pothineni is set to star in the Lingusamy-directed The Warrior where he plays a police officer. He is signed onto star in Boyapati Srinu's #RAPO20. It will be his first pan-India film.