He was born on 23rd of October in Amalapuram, east Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He was brought up in the capital city Hyderabad. He was born to Mr Panduranga Machiraju and Mrs Bhavani Machiraju and couple have two children among whom pradeep was younger and he has an older sister.
He was very good at studies; He did his schooling in St Alphonas School, and Intermediate education in St Mary's college. He completed his degree of B.Tech Electronics from Vignaan Institute of Technology in Hyderabad.
He was also known as Mirchi pradeep. Pradeep started his career as an event promoter. His energy and enthusiasm made him a Radio Jockey. He worked as a RJ in radio Mirchi for some time. He left the job and joined a Local TV channel when he got the offer to host a dance show. He then never looked behind and toady he was one of the most successful and most followed TV along the state of Andhra. He got a breakthrough along every preceding show paving a path for successful Career.
He was well known for his fashion and comic sense, the turning point in his career is the show anchored by him on Zee Telugu channel named “Gadusari atta Sogasari kodalu”, a competitive game show between two groups of mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. The show took a big hit on small screen and pradeep became an infectious personality on Telugu Television.
Pradeep started hosting many more shows on television like Narthanasala (season 2) on ETV and he is anchoring many shows like Dammu (Maa TV), Adurs (ETV), Comedy club and Nene no.1 on Zee TV.
He also recently started shows such as ‘ Pradeep Darbar
’ and ‘Konchem touch lo unte chepta’. He is also presently working on a silver screen project.
He had also won Nandi award in 2010 for best TV anchor.