12 Best hits in 23 years of career: Rajamouli, owner of Rs 1000 crore, married divorced Rama at the peak of his career


Director SS Rajamouli turns 50 today. All the films made by Rajamouli have been successful at the box office. In his 23-year directorial career, he directed only 12 films, all of which were hits films.Read more: Hina Khan fascinated everyone with her glamorous image, after seeing her your heart will also feel something.

Rajamouli’s parents dreamed of him becoming a director. Father V Vijendra Prasad is also a famous screenwriter and director of South India. Keeping this in mind, the family started preparing Rajamouli in this field since childhood.

Let us know how was Rajamouli’s journey to become India’s top director…

Parents’ dream was that their son would become a director.

Rajamouli father V. Vijendra Prasad is a famous screenwriter and director of the South Industry and mother Raja Nandini is a housewife.

Rajamouli loved listening to stories since childhood. When he turned 7 years old, his sister started teaching him Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita. At this age his father used to read books like Amar Chitra Katha to him. Besides, Rajamouli was also very fond of watching films.

Rajamouli used to narrate the stories he had read and movie stories to his friends in his unique style. Later all these things came in handy for his direction. Mother’s dream was that Rajamouli should master English also. That’s why he used to watch Hindi films as well as English films. Parents’ dream was that Rajamouli should make his career in direction.

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When the family faced difficulties

Rajamouli’s family owned 360 acres of land. His father and uncle were very fond of film making. Both of them sold a lot of land and came to Madras to fulfill their dream. Both of them did many films here but most of them were flops. Due to this the family had to face financial problems. The circumstances were such that 13 people of the family had to live in two rooms.

Seeing his family’s deteriorating condition, Rajamouli started acting at the age of 20 and worked as a screenwriter before turning to direction. Film editor Rajamouli K. Started his film career as an apprentice under Venkateswara Rao. On the advice of his father, he started working here, but gradually his inclination turned towards film direction. After this he helped his father in direction for 6 years.

Initially Rajamouli used to write scripts of films. But he always felt disappointed because other directors could not present the stories written by him properly on screen. This frustration led him to give up writing and directing films. His thinking was that the stories written by him could be presented well on screen.

Initially, Rajamouli directed some commercial and advertising films. He then entered the Telugu film industry in 2001. His directorial debut was Student No. 1, starring Jr. NTR in the lead role. Made on a budget of Rs 1.80 crore, this film earned Rs 12.09 crore.

Directed by Rajamouli, this film was Jr. NTR’s first superhit film.

Within two years, Rajamouli had started preparations for his first mythological film with his favorite hero, Malayalam star Mohanlal, but due to some reasons the film never became successful.

He then directed his third film Sai (2004) starring Nithiin and Genelia D’Souza. Made with a budget of Rs 8 crore, this film was the most expensive film of Rajamouli’s career and was not released in theaters for a year. The film won 4 Nandi Awards.

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The film Magadheera ran for a thousand days in theatres.

The 2006 film Vikramarkudu was a turning point in Rajamouli’s career. The film starring Ravi Teja was remade in Kannada, Tamil and Hindi (Rowdy Rathore). The 2009 film Magadheera gave Rajamouli recognition not only in the South Industry but in the entire country.

Made with a budget of Rs 35 crore, the film starring Kajal Aggarwal and Ram Charan collected Rs 150 crore at the box office. The film ran for 1,000 days in theaters and broke Chandramukhi’s record for the longest running film. It became one of the biggest hits of the South, winning two National Awards, 6 Filmfare Awards and 9 Nandi Awards.

This was the film that catapulted lead actors Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal to stardom. It was Magadheera that introduced the trend of period drama and social-fantasy to the southern industry.

Rajamouli then directed Maryada Ramanna (Hindi remake Son of Sardaar), Eega (Makkhi). Maryada Ramanna collected Rs 60 crore and Eega collected Rs 130 crore.

Bahubali created history in 2015

Rajamouli delivered Baahubali, the second highest-grossing Indian film of 2015. This film gave Rajamouli worldwide recognition.

The film earned Rs 75 crore worldwide on the first day of its release. Which was the biggest opening in the history of Indian cinema. The record of this film was later broken by Kabali in 2016 by earning Rs 82 crore. It was the first South film to earn more than Rs 300 crore, out of which Rs 263 crore was earned in a single day.

The film grossed Rs 650 crore at the worldwide box office, while its sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) set a new record by earning Rs 1800 crore. It is the biggest hit in the history of South films and the second highest grossing film in the history of Indian films after Dangal.

The song from his 12th film won the Oscar award.

RRR, released in 2022, was Rajamouli’s 12th film. The song Natu-Natu of this film has also won the Oscar Award.

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Rajamouli and Rama’s love story

Rajamouli married Rama in 2001. This was Ram’s second marriage.Rama divorced her first husband in 2000. Knew Rajamouli already. In this bad time, he fully supported Ram and took care of him.

After some time he realized that Ram was more than a friend to him. Without even thinking for a day, he proposed to Ram. After Ram’s consent, both of them got married in the court.

Costume designer of wife Rajamouli’s films

Rajamouli was not satisfied with his costume design during the shooting of a film. When Ram saw their difficulty, he decided to write to Rajamouli himself. During an interview, Rama had said that she never wanted to become a designer, but she can read Rajamouli’s mind, so she designs for him.

Costume designer of wife Rajamouli’s films

Rajamouli was not satisfied with his costume design during the shooting of a film. When Ram saw their difficulty, he decided to write to Rajamouli himself. During an interview, Rama had said that she never wanted to become a designer, but she can read Rajamouli’s mind, so she designs for him.

Net worth Rs 1000 crore

According to the report of Statista, Rajamouli’s net worth is Rs 1000 crore. He charges Rs 200 crore for a film. Thus he is the most expensive director of India.

He also has a luxurious house in Hyderabad. He bought this house in 2008. He also owns several real estate properties. Talking about his car collection, he has a Range Rover and a BMW.

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