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Interview : Raghu Karumanchi – My role in Adhurs was career defining
Published on May 11, 2015 5:09 pm IST


Comedian Raghu Karumanchi has slowly carved out a good path for himself in Tollywood. He has appeared in more than 150 films and entertained the audience with different roles. Today, he is celebrating his birthday. We caught up with him for a brief interview. Let’s see what he has to say.

Q) How do you celebrate your birthday every year ?
A) Every year on my birthday, I visit a temple and visit an old age home. This year, I wanted to interact with all the media personnel to share my happiness.

Q) Tell us about your family and education background ?

A) My native place is Tenali but I was born and brought up in Hyderabad. My father is a retired army officer and my mother is a house wife. I had completed MBA and worked in a software company for few years. I have two children.

Q) What made you turn your career towards film industry ?

A) V.V Vinayak and Surender Reddy are good friends to me. I used to have good rapport with them before they started their journey in film industry. With their compulsion, I turned into a comedian and thereafter I felt that this field is an interesting career option.

Q) Which movie gave you a good break in your career ?

A) Adhurs gave the much needed break in my career. After Adhurs, I acted in as many as 120 movies.

Q) Tell us about your relationship with Jr.NTR

A) NTR is like my big brother. My journey began with NTR’s Aadhi and after that I travelled with him for 14 years.

Q) What made you to take up comedy characters ?
A) Looking at my body language, my slang and my jovial character , directors have made me a comedian.

Q) Tell us about your role in Kick 2 ?
A) It is an interesting character with an emotional touch . I played the character of a villager.

Q) What remuneration do you take for your roles ?
A) I never demanded remuneration from any producer till now. I always maintained good relation with the producer and director by being punctual and following the rules.

Q) Are you planning to produce movies ?
A) Yes, I definitely want to produce a movie with NTR. But it is a long way to go . I will surely announce once I start a production house.


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