Ram Gopal Varma Wiki, Career, Movies, Awards, Controversies & More

Ram Gopal Varma RGV Career, Movies, Awards & More

Ram Gopal Varma was born on the 7th of April in the year 1962 and his age is 60 years as of 2022. His native place is Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. 

He is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for his predominant works and Telugu and Hindi film industry. 

Ram Gopal Varma directed films across multiple genres including parallel cinema and docudrama. Ram Gopal Varma’s nickname is RGV. 

Ram Gopal Varma RGV Career, Movies, Awards
Ram Gopal Varma RGV Career, Movies, Awards

Ram Gopal Varma’s physical status  

Ram Gopal Varma is 173 cm or 5 foot 8 inches tall and was around 76 kgs approximately.

Ram Gopal Varma’s chest is 41 inches and waist is 33 inches and his biceps are 12 inches.

Ram Gopal Varma’s color is light brown and his hair color is black.

Ram Gopal Varma’s zodiac sign is Aries.

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Ram Gopal Varma’s educational qualifications

Ram Gopal Varma studied B. Tech from VR Siddhartha Engineering College Vijayawada in the field of civil engineering.

Ram Gopal Varma’s Family details

Ram Gopal Verma’s father’s name is Krishnam Raju Verma and his mother’s name is Suryamma.

He has got two siblings and their names are Varma Vijaya and Varma Koti.

Ram Gopal Varma’s wife’s name is Ratna Verma and they both got divorced. This couple had a daughter named Revathi.

Ram Gopal Varma likes and dislikes

Ram Gopal Varma’s favorite actor is Amitabh Bachchan. His favorite actresses are Urmila Matondkar and Sridevi and his favorite director is Shekhar Kapoor. 

Ram Gopal Varma Career

Ram Gopal Varma started the initial days of his career as a site engineer at Krishna Oberoi Hotel in Hyderabad.

His first debut film was Shiva in 1989. I am the same film that was remade in Bollywood in 1991.

Ram Gopal Varma made a gradual transition from Telugu cinemas to Bollywood films. 

Ram Gopal Varma mainstream films

Ram Gopal Varma’s father Krishnam Raju Varma was a sound recordist at the Annapurna Studios. Ram Gopal Varma made Nagarjuna Akkineni with the help of his friend Nomula Rohit yogi and narrated it to him and that impressed him a lot. 

Nagarjuna gave Ram Gopal Varma a chance and made a successful movie Shiva. 

In his later years, he had done many movies with many actors and actresses. Some of them are Kshana Kshanam with Venkatesh, Gaayam with Jagapathi Babu, and Ganganagar Oka Roju with JD Chakravarthy.

Ram Gopal Varma’s achievements

He got a breakthrough in his Bollywood career with a movie called Rangeela starring Aamir Khan and Urmila Matondkar in the year 1995.

He got a National Film Award in the field of scripting for his political drama movie called the school in the year 1999.

Ram Gopal Varma’s film Satya got listed as one of the hundred greatest Indian films of all time by CNN IBN.

Ram Gopal Varma’s film Sarkar trilogy is based on the life of a late Indian politician named Bal Thackeray. This film got very popular and even got screened at various international film festivals.

Rachel Dwyer, a reader in the world cinema at the University of London Department of South Asia, called Ram Gopal Varma directed the film Satya as an experiment with the new genre. 

For the variation of the same film called the Mumbai Noir, Verma is acknowledged as a master. 

Danny Boyle cited the Ram Gopal Varma-directed film Satya as the base for showing the brutality of Mumbai underworld and gritty realism and It helped in the shaping of the Academy award-winning movie Slumdog millionaire.

The film Godfatheresque-Sarkar directed by Ram Gopal Varma in 2005 was a superhit trailer inspired by the life of Bal Thackeray and North Indian politics.

This movie was screened and specially mentioned at the New York Asian film festival along with the sequel Sarkar Raj which premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and the 9th IIFA world premiere in Bangkok.

In the year 2013, he directed a docudrama named the attacks of 26/11 showcased the critical acclaim at the Berlin international film festival. This film received highly positive reviews and critics praised Ram Gopal Varma’s direction.

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Some lesser-known facts about Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma consumes both alcohol and smoking. Ram Gopal Varma doesn’t believe in God. He declares himself an atheist.

Ram Gopal Varma was obsessed with Movies right from his childhood. In an interview, Ram Gopal Varma told that he used to skip his engineering classes to watch movies and he would watch the same movie again and again to see certain scenes that interested him. This is the time when he developed an interest in direction.

But Ram Gopal Varma always dreamt of opening a video library. He gathered all the money and eventually opened the video library in Hyderabad and this is how Ram Gopal Varma got his first contact with the south Indian film industry.

Ram Gopal Varma started as an assistant director in the Telugu film called the ‘collector gari abbayi’. This movie failed but he was determined enough to start another movie called The Shiva as a debut director. This movie was a sensational success in those days and Ram Gopal Varma won many best directorial debut awards for this movie.

Ram Gopal Varma Inspirations

Ram Gopal Verma sir’s direction style is highly influenced by the Russian American novelist Ayn Rand, and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. He also takes inspiration from other writers like James Hadley Chase and Frederick Forsyth. 

His romantic comedy film Rangeela in 1995, won 7 Filmfare Awards. Later this movie was remade in Hollywood as Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.

Ram Gopal Varma directed the film Satya in 1998 and won 6 Filmfare Awards including the Critics Award for Best Film. 

In the year 2005 India time movies included the Ram Gopal Varma film Satya as one of the 25 must-see Bollywood films.

In the year 1998 at the international film festival of India Verma received the Bimal Roy Memorial Award for the best direction of the film Satya.

Biographies by Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma wrote An Autobiography titled Naa Ishtam in which he discusses his life experiences and philosophy and it was released in the year 2010 at Taj Banjara Hyderabad.

In the year 2015 Ram Gopal Varma published his book guns and thighs: the story of my life. In this book, he discusses a wide range of subjects from the influences and the circumstances that drove him into cinematic techniques, successful and unsuccessful films, relationships with some of the people in the film industry, controversies, etc.

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