Role Film actor
Name Raavi Rao
|Children RV Sashikumar|
Occupation Actor, writer
|Full Name Raavi Kondala Rao|
Spouse Radha Kumari (m. ?–2012), Radhabai
Awards Nandi Award for Best Book on Telugu Cinema, Nandi Award for Best Story Writer
Movies Pelli Pustakam, Chantabbai, Brundavanam, Mee Sreyobhilashi, Oy!
Similar People Radha Kumari, Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, Mullapudi Venkata Ramana, K V Mahadevan, Bapu
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Raavi Kondala Rao is a film actor and writer who appeared in Telugu films. He acted in over 100 films. He is the husband of veteran actress Radha Kumari who died on March 8, 2012.
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Raavi Kondala Rao was born in a Telugu vaidiki-velanadu brahmin family at Saamarlakota in 1931. His father's name was Raavi Chitambaram. He was the fifth child among a family of eight children. One of his paternal great-grand father Raavi Kammanna was an astrologer in the court of Vizianagaram's famous Gajapathi Raju family. His ancestors on the paternal side hail near present-day Guntur area, who migrated to the Srikakulam district - Ichchapuram about 400 years ago. One of Kondala Rao's older brother - Raavi Kameswara Rau (RK Rau) - himself a renowned stage artist and English dramatist (who also acted during the black and white era in films like Aakasaraju and Pakkinti Ammayi) noticed Kondala Rao's keen interest in theater and films and promoted him.
Kondala Rao made his debut in film Tene Manasulu with Radha Kumari; they played on-screen wife and husband roles in over 100 films. As they didn't have any children, they adopted Radha Kumari's elder brother's son Sashikumar when he was aged 5.