Raj Pippalla is Telugu Film Director.
Raj Pippalla was born in Bhuvaneswar and did bachelors in computers at Minnesota, USA. then masters in VLSI. after which he took up job in LSI Logic in Minnesota. raj was always interested in music since childhood and interested in movies while he was in job. he used to rentout video camera and catch hold of friends to make his own short films. he also used to shoot music videos and prepare video advertisements on his own. It led to biggest jobs like ad filmmaking. then he started making ad films professionally and did adverisements for Levis, Adidas, Liril (India) etc.
Raj went to LA to do ads and I got in touch with Nagarjuna over there. He invited me to be the part of the Canada shoot of his film ‘Aakasa Veedhilo’. I was the line producer for Canada part of the film. After that he was in touch with Nagarjuna. he started writing stories and scripts. prepared an Indian based international script like ‘Bend it like Beckham’. Then he realized that he have to make masala Telugu movies. he resign his job and came to Hyderabad where he met Sumanth and narrated him a few scripts and he liked Boni script. Ramana Gogula came forward to produce the movie.
Raj Pippalla belongs to the new generation NRIs who left their plush jobs in pursuing their passion for movies.
Raj Pippalla debut movie was ‘Boni’ in 2009 staring Sumanth and Kriti Kharbanda.
Raj Pippalla second movie Bangaru Kodipetta was in 2014 starring Navdeep and Swati Reddy in lead roles.