Ram Charan Marriage With His Love Upasana: Exclusive Pics

Talented, young and handsome, actor Ram Charan is a household name in most South Indian homes, and the story of the Upasana – Ram Charan marriage is a unique one! The son of the celebrated legend Chiranjeevi, grandson to Allu Rama Lingaiah and cousin to the star Allu Arjun, these credentials alone would have been enough to shoot this dashing man to fame. But he has also managed to carve a niche for himself in the Tollywood industry.

Not only is he a talented actor who has managed to snag several awards to his credit, he also made his debut as a playback singer with the song “Mumbai Ke Hero” for the album Toofan which was the Telugu version of Zanjeer. Fondly referred to as “Cherry” by all his adoring fans, this budding star also broke into the Bollywood industry, starring alongside Priyanka Chopra in the film Zanjeer. If you thought all of these attributes made him one of the most eligible bachelors of the Tollywood industry, you may be interested to know that he is also a very talented equestrian! This man of many talents has an avid interest in Polo, and actually owns the Ram Charan Hyderabad Polo Riding Club. He is also an entrepreneur who serves on the Board of Directors of MAA TV. This year, he furthered his career as an entrepreneur by starting an airline called Turbo Megha Airways.

As the great author Jane Austen pointed out, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”And so, when such a multi-faceted man decides to get hitched, it must be someone really special. And the wedding is sure to be a grand affair that takes everyone by storm. And what about the bride-to-be? That lovely lady who stole this young man’s heart? It was none other than Upasana Kamineni – the granddaughter of Prathap C. Reddy, the executive Chairman of Apollo Hospitals. Of course, this talented young man finally met his match in the intelligent and savvy businesswoman, Upasana, and so much so that it led to the gala affair that was the Upasana – Ram Charan marriage! Armed with a degree in Global Business Marketing, she is now the Vice President of Apollo Charity. Widely known for her philanthropic work, she has worked hard in spreading awareness about cervical cancer and has been the champion of projects like Saving A Child’s Heart Initiative (SACHI), and Society to Aid the Hearing Impaired (SAHI). She also spends most of her free time with young children who are undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals. She is also involved with the Blue Cross and is responsible for saving many hapless animals from the cruel slaughterhouses. In addition, she is also the Editor of the wellness magazine “B Positive”, which promotes a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and fitness. She is well known for her hard working nature, keen business acumen and work ethic. A truly respectable woman on all counts! And she had all of these accomplishments under her belt by her mid-twenties!

Ram Charan Marriage –  Road To The Big Day

Ram Charan Marriage

So, when two illustrious people like Ram Charan and Upasana meet, there is bound to be some sparks that are set aflame. Both Ram Charan and Upasana have been friends since their childhood. We know that, but the question still remained in the minds of most of his fans – did they have a love marriage or an arranged one? Well, Ram Charan had long said that he would leave the decision of who his spouse should be to his parents. But what actually transpired is quite a different story. Upasana’s mother said in an interview, “It is what one would call a love marriage. Ram Charan and Upasana have known each other for sometime.” She also added that their family did not really know Chiranjeevi’s family before this proposition was brought about by the young couple.

As for the handsome Ram Charan, he had been married to Upasana in his mind for a long time before the nuptials were finalized. The actor quipped in an interview that he is marrying his best friend. Now, you really got be lucky to be able to marry your best friend!

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Ram Charan Marriage – The Engagement Ceremony

Ram Charan Marriage - The Engagement Ceremony

The Engagement ceremony was held at the Temple Tree Farms at Hyderabad, which is owned by Upasana’s family. Their engagement ceremony was glitzy and glamorous, and paved the way for the much grander Upasana – Ram Charan wedding ceremony that was to come a few months later. Their engagement ceremony took place on the 11th of December, 2011.

The decor was something that you’ll have to see it in order to believe it! Gorgeous shades of purple lit up the whole place, and the whole venue was decorated with floral arrangements, glowing chandeliers and hanging beaded garlands. The stage was all golden and yellow, with some spectacular flowers and vines decorating the background.

Ram Charan looked the perfect picture of happiness on this special occasion. He wore a cream sherwani that was finished off with a lovely black coat, all embroidered with shimmering sequins. A cute red kerchief that stuck out of his pocket completed his whole look. His outfit was designed by Rajesh Pratap. As for the bride-to-be, she looked cute as a button on her engagement day wearing a dark green saree designed by Tarun Tahliani, which was teamed up with a low-cut pink blouse and embroidered with an amazing golden border. She was indeed a stunning sight to behold. She wore simple jewellery, and completed her traditional look with a gorgeous matha patti and nose ring. Once the rituals were done and the match was solemnized, the party began! Vibha & Abhimanyu Lal, world famous Kathak dancers gave a scintillating performance that mesmerized all the guests present. Some of the illustrious guests who attended the grand engagement ceremony included the likes of Allu Arvind, Allu Arjun ,Sneha Reddy, Kiran Kumar Reddy, TDP President Chandra Babu Naidu, Smt. Purandareswari, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna, Naga Chaitanya, NTR, NTR Jr., Tamanna, Sriya Saran, Jayaprada, Trisha, and Sarvanand.

The lavish spread that awaited the guests included continental starters that were followed by Rajasthani, Gujarati and Punjabi delicacies. It really is no surprise that the bride-to-be was all praise of her parents for having hosted such an amazing ceremony. She said in an interview, “My dad and mom have ensured the engagement is flawless. I really want to thank them; they have gone into every single detail from selecting the crockery to the waiters’ dresses, security, everything.” Hats off to them for planning such a spectacular, star-studded ceremony! After the ceremony, Ram Charan and his closest friends flew to Goa for a bachelor party.

The Sangeet Ceremony – Ram Charan Marriage

Well, if the engagement was a truly grand affair, you can imagine that the closer we get to the actual wedding, the more spectacular it is bound to be. Their sangeet was a true blue filmy affair, as is amply demonstrated by the theme for the night – “A Night at the Movies”. It was held at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad .

The decor for the sangeet ceremony was spot on, once again, replete with blinking lights, and a gorgeous red canopy under the starry night. Little fairy lights twinkled and glimmered all over the venue, making the scene elegant and charming. The walk up to the venue was lined with movie posters to get the feel of the theme going.

The happy couple were seen reaching the venue together, hand in hand. Ram Charan looked extremely dapper in his black and blue sherwani, while his bride looked beautiful in a pink and golden lehenga. She wore a small mathapatti, and wore a side-braid for the occasion.

Both the bride and her groom had their hands anointed with henna, as is the tradition. Rana Dagubatti performed a skit especially for this occasion, while Shriya Saran and Tamannaah danced at the glamorous sangeet ceremony. Bollywood actor Salman Khan took time off his hectic schedule to attend the function. Some of the other big names to attend this function included , Ravi Teja, Venkatesh, VV Vinayak, Allu Arjun,Sreenu Vaitla, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Harish Shankar, Meher Ramesh, Akhil, Sunil, and Kona Venkat.

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Two Weddings And A Reception

Ram Charan Marriage - Two Weddings And A Reception

If the lead up to the Upasana – Ram Charan marriage was so glamorous, then you can imagine what the wedding itself would have been like, right? Neither family left any stone unturned in ensuring that the wedding was perfect to the very last dot. In fact, there were not one, but two weddings that the couple hosted. On June 14, 2011, the couple hosted a wedding function especially for their families and close friends. On the next day (June 15) at the same venue, there is another wedding planned, followed by a lunch for all of Ram Charan’s fans.

The guest list for both weddings and the reception included crossed the fourteen thousand mark. In addition to this, they are also planning to feed around three thousand underprivileged people as part of their wedding celebrations.

The ceremony took place at the Temple Tree Farms at Gandipet, which is owned by Upasana’s parents. The wedding preparations began at Domakonda Fort. The special mandap was designed by the art director Anand Sai, and was designed to resemble the Domankonda Fort, the ancestral home of the Kamineni family. And the theme for their grand wedding was “Shiva-Parvati”, a theme truly befitting the event! Local craftsmen from Moradabad and Firozabad worked hard to set up the whole decor that was replete with a statue of Nandi and a lotus-shaped hand blown glass at the mandap. In addition, artists from all over the country will be working on the floral arrangements and the table decorations for the wedding. And the setting was resplendent indeed, with intricate flower nests that hung about.

Both the bride and the groom made their grand entrance walking under a canopy made of exquisite jasmine and roses. Upasana was dressed specially for the occasion by the noted designer, Tarun Tahliani. Tahliani, who also happens to be a family friend also designed the groom’s dhoti and kurta that was made from Upada silk, as is the tradition. Ram Charan looked handsome enough to steal anyone’s breath away in his cream kurta that was embroidered with chikan work and a stole. Upasana looked stunning in her yellow and goldensouth Indian silksaree, with a Swarovski encrusted border. This saree perfectly complemented her rani pink zardosi corset blouse. Her jewellery was exquisite as well, with a lovely diamond encrusted choker and the necklaces that gracefully adorned her neck. Her hair was beautifully adorned with a jewelled chain and a matha patti. Both the bride and the groom wore the “baasikam” which is supposed to ward off the evil eye during the ceremony. The couple looked excited and very much in love as Ram Charan tied the mangal sutra around Upasana’s neck.

But it was not yet time to rest for the happy couple. Another wedding was held at the same venue on the next day, which was followed by a grand lunch for all of Ram Charan’s and Chiranjeevi’s fans. In fact, Ram Charan has said that he considers his fans to be a part of his extended family and has no problems hosting a lunch for them.

A lot of big names were present for the grand Upasana – Ram Charan marriage, as we would expect. It was attended by not just Tollywood stars, but also major political leaders and Bollywood stars as well. Some of the most prominent guests who were in attendance for the big event included Superstar Rajnikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Reitesh Deshmukh, Genelia, Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupati, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Pavan Kalyan, NTR, Allu Arjun, Kamal Hassan, and Mohanlal, to name just a few.

The reception was also a glitzy affair. The couple looked blissful and happy, with the groom in a formal suit, and the bride in a beautiful red and orange lehenga. Prabhu Deva, Kajal Agarwal, naga Chaitanya, Nagarjuna, Akhil Akkineni, and Tabu were just some of the numerous celebrities who shared in the newlywed’s joy. The wedding reception was held at the Novotel Hotel in Hyderabad, and the decor looked very regal with the bright blue lighting and the floral arrangements.

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The happy couple then made a visit to the Tirupati temple to seek the blessings of the Gods. They then took off for a short four day long honeymoon to the Vatican City. After that, it was work as usual for Ram Charan and Upasana, as they returned to their busy schedules. But their wedding was one of the grandest and most elegant events that Hyderabad has been witness to in the recent years! We wish this power couple grand success in all that they do.

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