Ramachandra Raju

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Ramachandra Raju
Years active2018–present

Ramachandra Raju is an Indian actor who primarily appears in Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. He rose to fame for his role as the antagonist for his role as Garuda in the film K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018).[1]


Prior to acting, Raju worked as Yash's bodyguard.[2] Raju made his film debut K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018). He played the antagonist in the film and garnered acclaim for his portrayal of Garuda. His role in the film enabled him to get offers in several other Tamil and Kannada-language films.[3] Raju played the villain in Sulthan directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan. He will feature in Jana Gana Mana directed by I. Ahmed.[4][5][6]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 Garuda Kannada [4]
2021 Sulthan Jayaseelan Tamil [4]
Kodiyil Oruvan Pedha Perumal Tamil [7]
Maha Samudram Dhananjay Telugu [8]
Madhagaja Tandava Kannada
Rider JD Kannada
2022 Aaraattu Siddipet Bada Raju Malayalam
Bheemla Nayak Prisoner Telugu Cameo appearance in Title song
Bhala Thandanana Telugu
Jana Gana Mana Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Filming [6]
Sthambam 2 Films that have not yet been released TBA Malayalam Filming [9]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2019 Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kanndiga Awards Best Villain K.G.F: Chapter 1 Won [10]
2019 8th SIIMA Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role K.G.F: Chapter 1 Nominated [11]


  1. ^ Sebastian, Shilpa (28 July 2020). "Meet Ramachandra Raju, the 'KGF' villain". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "How KGF changed the life of Yash's bodyguard to make him a busy bee in films". International Business Times. 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ "'KGF' villain Ramachandra Raju ready to rock Kollywood? – Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ a b c "KGF-fame Ram to play villain in Karthi-Rashmika starrer". The New Indian Express.
  5. ^ "'Jiivi' actor Vetri's next to star KGF villain". The New Indian Express.
  6. ^ a b "KGF villain in Ravi-Taapsee's next? – Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "KGF's antagonist Garuda, Ramchandra Raju, now 'Bumper' villain". The New Indian Express.
  8. ^ "Maha Samudram Movie Review: A joyless, indulgent drama".
  9. ^ "KGF fame Garuda Ram roped in to play lead in Malayalam film 'Sthambam 2' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "Emmeya Kannadiga Awards 2019 winners list a big win for Rachitha Ram, Yash and Chikkana". Zee Kannada.
  11. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2019: Vijay, Yash, Keerthi, KGF win big, here's full winners list". Deccan Chronicle.

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