Birthday: 09-07
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Raghu Ram DP, cancer by birth is a Kannada film director famous for his directions like Fair and Lovely and Missing Boy. Raghu Ram DP’s birthday falls on 9th of July. He lives in Bengaluru with his wife, Sushma Raghuram. He got married to Sushma on October 2. They have two daughters, Nanasu and Naadha. Along with direction, Raghu has also worked in few movies as a story writer, screenplay writer, and dialogue writer. His first directorial release was a Kannada movie called Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu. This romantic film, released in the year 2010, was a big hit all over South India.

In 2013, he worked as a music director for a Telugu movie called Aasa Dosa Appadam. He rose to fame with Kannada movie Shivaputswami from Singanallur. Released in December 2014, it is a drama/thriller movie starring the famous Kannada actor, Shiva Rajkumar. His other 2014 releases include Fair and Lovely and CM. Fair and lovely, directed as well as written by Raghu Ram, is a super hit Kannada romantic movie. It is the story about a sex worker, played by Shweta Srivastav and Manoj, played by Prem Kumar who are trapped in a brothel. Shweta Srivastav bagged the Best Actress Award for her role in Fair and Lovely at 62nd Filmfare Awards South. Also, Raghu Ram DP was nominated for Best Director (Fair and Lovely) at the 4th South Indian International Movie Awards.

Raghu Ram DP has also directed the critically acclaimed movie “Missing Boy” which is said to be similar to Oscar-nominated Hollywood movie “ Lion.” The movie stars First Rank Raju’s Gurunandan, Rangayana Raghu, Archana Jayakrishnan, Ravishankar Gowda, etc. The shooting of this movie took place in Greece, Kundhagol and other parts of Karnataka. The story is based on a real event.

His other works include Namagaagi. The shooting for this movie started in 2015, but due to some issue, it was stopped. In 2016, the shooting of Namagaagi resumed, and on May 17, 2017, the movie was released. Raghu Ram’s next project is Mysore Hudga which is set to be released in 2018. When asked if he will appear in any of his movies, he replied saying that he does not believe in directors working in their projects. Raghu Ram is certainly a great director for Kannada Film Industry. He is a role model, inspiring new and young directors. He aspires to direct many more hit movies.


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