Ravi Kondala Rao was born on 1st January’1931 in Samarlakota, Srikakulam(Dist.), Andhra Pradesh. His father’s name is Chidambaram and his mother’s name is Parvatamma. His wife’s name is
. She is an actress. His son’s name is RV Sashi Kumar. His mother tongue is Telugu and he knows Tamil and English laguages.
Ravi Kondala Rao is a Telugu actor, producer and writer. He has started his acting career with stage shows. He entered the film industry with the Telugu film Shobha in the year 1957. This film was directed by K.Kameshwara Rao and produced by Ponvauri Vasathkumar Redy. He acted together with his wife Radha Kumari in many films. They have acted in many films as wife and husband. Radha Kumari died in the year 2012. Ravi Kondala Rao is a multi-talented person. He has produced three films named- Brundavanam, Bhairava Dveepam and Sri Krishna Vijayam. He is best known for his acting in the films- Varakatnam,
and Brundavanam. He has acted in around 400 films. He has acted in supporting roles and comedy roles in most of his films. Some of his films include- Mee Sreyobhilashi, Oye!,
, Sri Krishna Vijayam, Brundavanam, Madam, Pelli Pustakam,
, Chanttabbai, Andala Ramudu, Shrimanthudu etc.
Ravi Kondala Rao has written dialogues for the films- Challani Needa, Brunadavanam and
and he has written the story for the film Pelli Pustakam. He wrote many books about Telugu film industry. He has worked as editor for the Telugu magazines Vanitha and Jyothi. He has worked as a columnist for the magazine Vijaya Chitra. He has received Nandi Award for Best Story Writer for the film Pelli Pustakam, Nandi Award for Best Book on Telugu Cinema and he was honored with the title Kalapraporna. He has written the auto biography the veteran actor Naggaiah and he is in the process completing the biography of the veteran actress Anjali Devi.
Ravi Kondala Rao has acted in some TV serials like Kanyasulkam,
for MAA TV.