Goutham Raju is an supporting actor and an comedian. As an Actor, he debuted with the film “
Indrudu Chandrudu” in 1989. He was cast in a supporting role then. He has done cameo roles in films like “President Gari Pellam”, “Manasichhi Choodu”, “
Gorintaku”, etc. In the year 2013, Gautham introduced his son in the film industry as an actor with the film “Lakshmidevi Samparpinchu Nede Choodandi”. In 2007, he launched an acting school to “nurture talent” and provide training to the aspiring actors.
He has named the institute after
Charlie Chaplin and had announced the fees as Rs. 15,000 for a Three Month course which taught basics to the aspiring talent and provides them with an opportunity to try their luck in the film industry. This Charlie Chaplin Film Institute is situated in Kakinada. When asked about why he wanted to build this institute, he said that he is in the industry because of his sheer hard work, determination and he had to face many roadblocks on his way. It’s his way of lending a ‘helping hand’ to other aspiring actors who wish to try their hand in the film industry.
Goutham Raju has made it a practice to invite various senior artists to teach the student different acting techniques. He also videographer's the performances of the students and discusses them.