He was born in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. At the age of two, their family moved to Hyderabad, so he was grown up in Hyderabad.
He learnt Kathak (Indian classical dance) while he was studying 3rd class. Afterwards he learnt Bangra (dance originating from the Punjab region) extensively for eight years. He was even familiar with mime (imitation without use of speech) and gave many performances. He used to participate in lot of cultural activities mainly dance competitions.
He completed his engineering from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. Later on he went to USA and pursued Masters in Computers. He even joined in a job at Rediff. At the same time he joined a three month course in NYFA (New York Film Academy), which helped him a lot for his acting career. Meanwhile he also worked for a production house ‘Hollywood Bollywood’ as Model and for some while he worked as production assistant. He was married in 2006 and claims that movies are his passion.
He made his debut in 2005 through a film named ‘Vennela’, in which he played a role of Syed, a Muslim youth. His first project was a big hit and helped him getting many more chances. He moved to Hyderabad and started his acting career. He was offered one of the main roles in ‘Nuvve’ by Gopichand (Telugu film director). He got more opportunities in big movies like Bommarillu, Sainikudu and Rakhi. He was presently busy in Tollywood acting in supporting roles.
He also acted in a TV serial named “Mogalirekulu” which was aired on Gemini TV. Mogalirekulu is an Indian soap opera created and written by Manjula Naidu and Bindi Naidu (sister’s leading the TV serial industry as writers, directors and producers). It was started on February 18, 2008 and ended on May 24, 2013.
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Ravi Varma is an actor who has been working in the Telugu film industry as a supporting actor and side character for a long time. Born in Andhra Pradesh in a very affluent family, Ravi had hopes of getting into the film industry since his early days in school, where he was inspired by the cinema. He was raised in Hyderabad from where he completed his graduation in engineering. After his graduation, he moved to New York City to complete his post-graduation and he later got a job in NYC itself. During his time in New York, Ravi decided to go ahead and attend a few acting classes and he started enjoying acting a lot and decided to take a risk and quit his job and then he moved back to India.

In 2005, he was offered a role in what would become his debut film Vennela. This Telugu romantic comedy was based in India and the USA and Ravi starred in it, the film did well at the box office and hence this kick-started the acting career of Ravi Varma. His next film was Rakhi released in 2006, starring Jr. NTR and Ileana D’Cruz, this was an action flick about a man who kills misogynistic men. Ravi went on to star in numerous films like Classmates, Rajdooth, Virodhi, Ala Ela, Mithai, Nuvvu Thopu Ra and his latest film was V released in 2020, an action-packed thriller about a game of cat and mouse between a police officer who is recently awarded the gallantry award for bravery for handling the riots, and soon his best friend is killed and the killer leaves a note challenging the cop to catch him. The film was a blockbuster at the box office. Over his career, Ravi has worked in over 50 films.