Ramani Balabhadrapatruni was born Ramani Ankaraju on 26 January 1964 in Hyderabad, India. Her parents are Ankaraju Anand Bhushan Rao and Ankaraju Sathyavathi Devi. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from Kasturba Gandhi College in Secunderabad.
Her inspirations were her grandparents Surampudi Srihari Rao and Ramanama who were freedom fighters. Inspired by the stories her grandmother used to recite of their time serving the nation, she decided to pen down the total journey as narrated for future generations of the family to know. This story titled “LEADER” was published by EMSCO in year 1995. Ramani considers Yandamuri Veerendranath as her guru.
Ramani’s entry into literature started in 1993 with poetry and a short story “Mullabata” which was published in Vipula, a monthly magazine of Eenadu. Her first novel “Thrupthi” was published in Chatura, another monthly magazine of Eenadu.
She has written 3 plays for the All India Radio. She has also written dialogues for TV shows- Tulasi Dalam which aired on Gemini, Antharmukham on Citi Cable and Kalakanidi which aired on ZEE Telugu. She has written close to 150 short stories which have been published in different weekly and monthly Telugu magazines. Her publications include Ramani Kadhalu (33 Short stories compiled) and Kaalam Daatani Kaburlu. Two novels and one story written by her have been translated into Kannada.
In total she wrote twenty-one novels. Some of her novels are given below.Leader
Mogude Rendo Priyudu - First novel
Swargam Lo Khaidelu
Repalle Lo Radha
Aa Okkati Adigesey
Neeku naku madhya -Madhumasam movie is based on this novel
Neeku Naaku Madhya
Andari Bandhuvaya - Movie made with the same name
Edee Ninnati Swapnam
Other films written by Ramani include:Oh My God
Ramani made her entry into Tollywood in 1999 by writing story lines for Anaganaga O Ammayi followed by Repalle Lo Radha (2001), Evare Atagadu (2003), Madhumasam (2007), Rainbow (2008) and Andari Bandhuvaya (2010). She has also worked as the co-author for Boss (2006). Pattudhala (2013)
Her Work on Television and Radio:
She has served as the Guest of Honor for the 6th International Telugu Literary Symposium held in Fremont, CA, USA., North America Telugu Association (NATA) in Dallas, Texas, USA., Vanguri Foundation in Houston, Texas, USA. and a guest in Literature Section for ATA. New Jersey. USA.
Ms. Ramani was elected as a Censor Board Member for South Indian Cinema in 2012.
Ramani Balabhadrapatruni is married to Prabhakar, a Sr Manager working for Mahindra & Mahindra. She has two sons, Ashwin Kumar and Krishna Kanth. She and her family live in Neredmet, Hyderabad.