Cherukuri Ramoji Rao was born on the 16th of November, 1936 in Pedaparupudi, Andhra Pradesh. He founded the Ramoji Group which owns the world’s largest film production facility Ramoji Film City and other production companies like Ushakiran Movies, and ETV Network. He was honored with the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions in journalism, literature, and education.
Ramoji Group is a conglomerate headed by Ramoji Rao and is headquartered in Hyderabad. The groups business cover television, newspaper media, film production, financial services, retail, education and hospitality.