Ram Pothineni is an Indian Film Actor of the Telugu film industry.
Ram is the son of Murali Mohan Pothineni, the nephew of noted film producer Ravi Kishore Pothineni, popularly known as Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. He was born in Hyderabad, Telangana. He did his schooling at Chettinad.
In 2002, Ram acted in a Tamil short film titled Adayaalam and he won Best actor in European movies festival. The producer and Director were awarded Notable film in New Jersey Art Film Festival.
Ram made his debut in 2006 with ‘Devadasu’ and the film went on to become a blockbuster, running for 175 days in over a 17 centers and completed 205 days in Hyderabad Odeon70mm theatre. His second film, ‘Jagadam’ 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 latter was not successful at the box office. In 2010, Ram had only one release, ‘Rama Rama Krishna Krishna’, produced by Dil Raju and directed by Srivaas. Ram’s next film ‘Kandireega’ was a big blockbuster of 2011 and Ram proved to be the man of the masses along with his lover boy image. His next latest release was ‘Endhukante Premanta’ with Tamannaah, directed by Karunakaran and produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore.
In 2013, Ram had yet another release, ‘Ongole Githa’ with Kriti Kharbanda directed by Bhaskar and produced by B.V.S.N. Prasad. The movie was released on 1 February 2013 was sold for a record price in Ram’s career 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 2014, a new film ‘Pandaga Chesko’ has been launched on 29 May 2014 in the direction of Gopi Chand Malineni that will be produced by Paruchuri Kireeti on United Movies Banner.
Then released ‘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 is doing extremely well worldwide.It is the highest viewed music video album for a telugu film on Youtube.
Then ‘Hyper’ released on September 30 in 2016, directed by Santosh Srinivas and produced under 14 reels entertainment. it took a great opening worldwide. Movie bags the mixed reviews from class and mass audience and ends up as an average grosser.