Dil Raju (, born as V. Venkataramana Reddy in Nizamabad,AP) is one of the most successful Telugu film distributor and producer.He produces his films along with his two cousin Shirish and friend Lakshman. He has produced successful films such as Dil, Arya,Bhadra, Bommarillu,Kotha Bangaru Lokam and Brindavanam . His recent film Mr.Perfect got hit talk and running well at box office.
He was born in Narsingpalli in Nizamabad district. He completed his high school in Mudakpally, near Badsi (13 km from Nizamabad) and studied intermediate in Nizamabad. He has been interested in films since his 9th class.
His village is 10 km away from Suddulam, Dichpalli(mand). He used to go to his relatives home in this village to spend his school holidays.
He shifted to Hyderabad and started working in the automobile business started by his brother Narsimha Reddy in RP Road, Hyderabad. They used to sell tractor spare parts. Incidentally RP Road is famous for film distribution offices. The drivers and staff of those distribution offices used to come to his shop to do telephone calls; he also used to watch many films. He worked in automobile business from 1988 to 1991.He has two production banners: Sri Venkateswara Creations (established in 2003) and Matinee Entertainments (established in 2009)
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