Ravinder Reddy is a very popular and renowned art director of Tollywood who is always in demand for his skills, born in Nellore, AndhraPradesh he did his bachelor’s in fine arts from JNTU Hyderabad though he opted not to pursue post graduation, he did masters in designing from IIT-Delhi. He has worked very hard to achieve success. He is proud of himself being a self-made man. He lived in the remote villages in Arunachal Pradesh, in an exclusive interview he told that he still remember living in Basineripalli , a place which had no power even having a gas stove was considered to be a luxury there.
He remembers an incident from the annual village festival in which a buffalo was sacrificed, and its blood was mixed with rice and was distributed as a prasad.He did odd jobs like selling fruit ripening chemicals, painting signboards, delivering milk, working as a labour in battery manufacturing unit to earn the extra money.In the initial days after completing his graduation, he used to work as software and web designer to earn his living. He then joined yellow product and worked for the Amrutam TV Serial as an art director his first brush with film industry came as a poster designer.
He then started working for Gunnam Gangaraju's private company. He made his debut as an art director for 'Aithe' in 2003.After some time he was introduced to Rajamouli-a famous director then he worked on Julayi with
Trivikram Srinivas after making his mark he managed to work in game-changing films like Magadheera, Yamadonga, Morning raaga,
Eega etc which grew his name as an art director.
After getting so popular he started receiving offers from Bollywood in movies like
Agent Vinod and Maniratnam's kadal, but he had to decline these both as he was busy with Rajanna.He was also offered Bahubali by Rajamouli, but he was unable to accept the offer as it demanded four years.He created history by becoming the first Telugu film technician to achieve success at international level for his work in 'Eega' he won the award at Brazil film festival. Recently he also won the Nandi award for the best art director.
He is married to Sandhya who is a fashion designer. She started working in films much earlier as compared to Ravinder. She was the costume designer for Vasu and many other projects. She became a fashion designer after their marriage. He has received various awards which include the prize for the best technician at the Brazil film festival for his work in ‘Eega’ and The Nandi award for the best art director.