Ram Prasad

Ram Prasad

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Ram Prasad Profile

  • Name:
  • Ram Prasad
  • Father:
  • Madhav Rao
  • Mother:
  • Subbalakshmi

Ram Prasad Biography

Ram Prasad is a south Indian cinematographer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. As of now he has been a part of more than 50 Telugu films, which include memorable hits like - Maryada Ramanna, Mirapakay, Yevadu, Legend, Hanuman Junction, Athanokkade etc. He is associated with cine industry since mid-1980s, and has completed more than three decades in the industry.


C. Ram Prasad was born on 21 October 1966 to Madhav Rao and Subbalakshmi. Ram Prasad had links to cine industry, as his father worked as a makeup man in film industry. His father was associated with cine industry in Chennai, and for the same reason, Ram Prasad’s childhood days were spent here. He was deeply inspired by his father’s profession, and decided to choose a career related to film industry, and his family supported his decision with whole heart.


After schooling, Ram joined Film Institute in Chennai to pursue a Diploma in Cinematography. He was passionate about photography. When he got an opportunity to work as an assistant under VSR Swamy as a cameraman, he discontinued his diploma studies and joined film industry. He worked as an assistant cameraman in Telugu film industry till 1988, for nearly 4 years before he turned an associate and later independent cinematographer.


With late 1980s, he turned an associate cameraman, and got his first break as an independent cinematographer in 1994. Three of his films got released in 1994 - Pacha Thoranam, Police Alludu and Merupu, and he earned his first recognition in 2004 for the movie, Nenu when he bagged Sangam Academy Award. A.P. Cinegoers Award 2005 for Athanokkade and the most prestigious Nandi Award for Munna in 2007 are other major honours.

Published: January 10, 2019

Updated: January 10, 2019


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