April 02, 2023

Ram Gopal Varma Biography, Age, Ex-wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 7, 2019

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Short Biography

Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) was born on 07-04-1962 in Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is an Indian Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Choreographer & Autobiographer who known for his work in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada films.

Ram Gopal Varma Complete Bio & Career

Ram Gopal Varma is often referred as Ramu. He obtained his civil engineering degree from the V.R.Siddhartha Engineering College in Vijayawada. He was a film buff since his college days. Upon the completion of his graduation, he started his professional career as an engineer in Hyderabad. He learned about a video rental library in Hyderabad and made few connections in the film industry.
He started his film career by assisting director B. Gopal in his films. He made his directorial debut with the Telugu film titled Siva in 1989. He ventured into Bollywood with the film Kishan Kanhiya and that launched him as a successful director in Hindi Cinema. After which, he delivered some much-acclaimed films like Ek Hasina Thi, Company and Ab Tak Chappan among several others. 
His Shahrukh Khan starrer film Dil Se needs a special mention as it won two National awards, NETPAC Award at the Berlin film festival and also six Filmfare Awards. His 19998 release Satya was a masterpiece. It showcased Varma's technical and directorial brilliance. This was arguably the landmark film of Varma’s career.  His film Sarkar and its sequel Sarkar 2 were also well received by the audiences. In addition to Bollywood, he has also directed some Telugu films as well. Some of his most famous works include Siva, Kshana Kshanam, Govinda Govinda, and Prema Katha among various others. Besides director, he has also written the story of most of his films bu himself. His latest released film was Lakshmi's NTR. Thus far in his career, he has won 7 Nandi Awards for his work in Tollywood industry. 

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Ram Gopal Varma Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Ram Gopal Varma was born to Satyavathi and Krishnam Raju Penmesta. He was married to Ratna and together they had a daughter, Revathi Varma. The couple is however divorced now. He was also in a relationship with actress Urmila Matondkar.

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Hyderabad
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijawada
Qualification B. Tech (Civil Engineering)
Hobbies Writing
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Telugu - Siva (1989)
Bollywood - Shiva (1990)
Kannada - Killing Veerappan (2016)
English - God, Sex and Truth (2018)
Best Movies Satya (1998), Jungle (2000), Company (2002), Bhoot (2003), and Rakta Charitra (2010) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Audi Q5 and BMW 5 Series among others


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Sridevi Kapoor
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Film Director Shekhar Kapur

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ram Gopal Varma

  • He has released his autobiography called 'Guns and Thighs'.
  • He began his professional career as a site engineer at Krishna Oberoi Hotel, Hyderabad.
  • Majority of his films are either set in a jungle and/or involve the Bombay underworld.
  • He shot his Telugu movie 'Dongala Muta' in just 5 days.
  • He created a lot of controversy after he questioned PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign and called it worse than his film AAG.

Ram Gopal Varma Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

60 years, 11months, 26 days old age Ram Gopal Varma will turn 61 on 07 April, 2023. Only 4 days, 15 hours,30 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Ram Gopal Varma has celebrated the total number of 61 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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