Hailing from Hyderabad, Telangana, Ram Pothineni is a Telugu, film actor. His uncle is a notable film producer popularly known as
Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. His other uncle is Dr.
Ramesh Babu, owner of Ramesh Hospitals in Guntur and Vijayawada. Ram was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and his father is Murali Mohan Pothineni. He finished his schooling at Chettinad.
In 2006, Ram made his debut with the film titled Devadasu, which ran for 500 days in several centers and was a big blockbuster. However, his second film Jagadam was not as successful at the box office, but it received critical acclaim. Directed by Srinu Vaitla, he then starred in Ready along with Genelia D'Souza. The film was a big hit and was also made in several other languages. He acted in two films in 2009, namely Maska and Ganesh Just Ganesh. Of the two, the latter on was not very successful, whereas Maska collected 2.5 crores on the opening day itself and recovered the investment within the first week. The year of 2010 had only one film starring Ram, which was titled Rama Rama Krishna Krishna.
He again delivered a blockbuster film in 2011 called Kandireega.
Endukante Premanta with Tamannaah is his next film. Ram's next movie
Ongole Githa in the year 2013 failed as a commercial film. He then starred in Masala, which was a remake of the Hindi film called
Bol Bachchan. Pandaga Chesko was launched in the year 2014 but released in 2015. It received average reviews from the critics but was appreciated by the masses. Shivam and
Nenu Sailaja were both released in the same year but with a gap of three months between the two. While Shivam failed at the box office due to bad reviews, Nenu Sailaja had a great opening with a collection of 7 crores on the first day.