Raja Uppalapati Chinna Venkata Krishnam Raju is known for his works in Telugu cinema. He is widely known as Rebel Star for his rebellious actor style. He is also the winner of the first Nandi Award for Best Actor. Krishnam Raju has played in more than 183 feature films during his career. He made his film debut with the 1966 film Chilaka Gorinka produced and directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma. Uppalapati has won five Filmfare Awards South and three Nandi State Awards. Uppalapati is also an active politician.
Krishnam Raju was born on January 20, 1940 in Ugalapati Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Raju, Mogalthur, in the western part of Godavari district. He had a wife before his marriage to Shyamaladevi in 1996. He has four daughters, one of the first wife and the remaining three of his second wife. The film producer U. Suryanarayana Raju is his younger brother and the actor Prabhas is his nephew. Another nephew, Siddharth Rajkumar, made his film debut with Keratam (2011). Krishnam Raju worked as a journalist for Andhra Ratna. He received the second best photographer at the state level. He loves cameras and has a collection of cameras. He is the owner of Gopi Krishna Movies.