Krishnam Raju Profile, Peak, Age, Circle of relatives, Spouse, Wiki, Biography & Extra

Krishnam Raju Profile, Peak, Age, Circle of relatives, Spouse, Wiki, Biography & Extra

Raja Uppalapati Chinna Venkata Krishnam Raju (20 January 1940 – 11 September 2022) is known for his works in Telugu cinema. He is widely known as Rebel Star for his rebellious actor style. He is also the winner of the first Nandi Award for Best Actor. Krishnam Raju has played in more than 183 feature films during his career. He made his film debut with the 1966 film Chilaka Gorinka produced and directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma. Uppalapati has won five Filmfare Awards South and three Nandi State Awards. Uppalapati is also an active politician.

Krishnam Raju was born to Ugalapati Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Raju, Mogalthur, in the western part of Godavari district. He had a wife before his marriage to Shyamaladevi in ​​1996. He has four daughters, one of the first wife and the remaining three of his second wife. The film producer U. Suryanarayana Raju is his younger brother and the actor Prabhas is his nephew. Another nephew, Siddharth Rajkumar, made his film debut with Keratam (2011). Krishnam Raju worked as a journalist for Andhra Ratna. He received the second best photographer at the state level. He loves cameras and has a collection of cameras. He is the owner of Gopi Krishna Movies.

After the late 1990s, he became active in politics. He joined the Bharatiya Janata party and was elected to the 12th and 13th Lok Sabha constituencies of Kakinada and Narasapur. He served as Minister of State at the Ministry of External Affairs in the Third Vajpayee Ministry from 1999 to 2004. On March 24, 2009, he joined Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party. During the 2009 State Assembly elections, he ran for the position of MP. seat of Rajahmundry and lost because he was associated with PRP. He passed away on 11 September 2022 Sunday morning due to a cardiac arrest. He was under treatment in AIG Hopital, Hyderabad

Krishnam Raju Biodata and Biography


Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju


Krishnam Raju, Rebel Star



Date Of Birth

20 January 1940

Date of Death

11 September 2022


82 Years (as in 2022)

Place of Death

AIG Hospital, Hyderabad

Profession / Occupation

Actor, Politician, Journalist, Photographer (Telugu)

Mother Tongue







Not Known

Zodiac Sign


Height / Weight

5′ 8” / 65kg

First Movie

Chilaka Gorinka (1966, Telugu)

First Debut Movie

Chilaka Gorinka (1966, Telugu)

Money Factor

Not Known

Krishnam Raju Family and Relatives


Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Raju


Not Known


U. Suryanarayana Raju (Younger) (Producer)


Not Known

Marital Status



Seetha Devi (Died)

Shyamala Devi (m.1996)


Sai Praseedha, Sai Pradeepti, Sai Prakeerti

Sons None
Nephew Prabhas (Actor), Siddharth Rajkumar (Actor)

Krishnam Raju Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Height in Centimeters

173 cm

Height in Meters

1.73 m

Height in Feet Inches

5′ 8”



Body Measurement


Chest Size

44 inches

Waist Size

38 inches

Biceps Size

15 inches

Eye Colour


Hair Colour


Krishnam Raju Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification



St. Patrick School, Chennai

College / University

MSR College, Hyderabad


Not Known

Krishnam Raju Residence and Contact Address

Birth Place

Mogalthur, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India

Home Town

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Present Residence

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

House Address

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Phone No / Mobile No

Not Known

Email ID

Not Known


Not Known

Krishnam Raju Awards, Honours, Achievements

Rashtrapati Award

1977: Best Acting for Amara Deepam
1978: Best Acting for Mana Voori Pandavulu

Filmfare Award South

1977: Best Acting for Amara Deepam
1984: Best Acting for Bobbili Brahmanna
1986: Best Acting for Tandra Paparayudu
1988: Best Acting for Antima Teerpu

Nandi Award

1977: Best Acting for Amara Deepam
1984: Best Acting for Bobbili Brahmanna

Lifetime Achievement Award

2012: TSR TV9 National Awards
2015: Zee Telugu Award
2015: Gulf Andhra Musical Awards (GAMA)
TSR TV9 National Award 2015 – Legend Actor of Silver Screen
2016 – 5 Decades Star Award

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