Vasudev Rao(Chennamaneni Vasudev Rao) is an Indian actor and a model who is mainly seen in the Telugu movies. He is best known for his work in the 2017 drama thriller Vasham. He started his career with Yuva in 2007 which was produced by Nagarjuna. He was born and brought up in Hyderabad and began his career as a model in 2002. He worked in plenty of commercials and walked quite a number of ramps too.

He has also received good reviews for his performance as a tough cop in Aparanji. “I guess every actor dreams of doing a role like that. It’s the first time I've played a lead role with negative shades and the response from the audience has been fabulous. Apart from the TV serials, I am also planning to get back to doing good character roles in films. Quite frankly, I really want people to talk more about my acting than my looks,” says Vasudev rao describing his character in Rama Seetha. In 2019 Hyderabad times titled him as the most desirable man on tv for the third time in a row.