S.S. Rajamouli Marriage: Real Life Love Story Of The Reel King

By Rohit GarooRohit Garoo  • 

S.S. Rajamouli is a filmmaker who is known for his exceptional creative prowess and finesse. He has made some of the most notable films in his career that has spanned more than a decade. Currently, Rajamouli is busy working on the sequel of his epic film Baahubali with the trailer coming out in October 2016, and the film is scheduled for a release in April 2017. When we shift attention this accomplished filmmaker’s personal life, Rajamouli has been married for nearly 16 years to music director M. M. Keeravani’s sister-in-law Rama, for whom it is a second marriage. In this article, we take a closer look at the Rama Rajamouli marriage story.

S.S. Rajamouli – The Filmmaker

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S.S. Rajamouli was born Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli on 10th October, 1973, in Karnataka. Rajamouli had interest in performing arts right from an early age, and started his directorial career by making TV shows for popular Telugu channel Eenadu. It is said that Rajamouli’s mentor, director Raghavendra Rao, was quite impressed by his talent of continuing the TV show episodes without making the viewers and producers lose interest. Rajamouli’s innate inclination towards cinema eventually led to his directorial debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Student No. 1 that starred Junior NTR. Since then, he has made several notable films, many of which have been screened at several notable international film festivals, where they have won laurels for him and the country. All through this journey, the Rama Rajamouli marriage has grown stronger, and they’ve successfully worked together for many hits.

The Rama Rajamouli Marriage, Finding A Wife And Costume Designer

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Rajamouli knew his wife Rama for quite a long time since Rama was music director M. M. Keeravani’s (Rajamouli’s cousin) wife Sreevalli’s younger sister. Rama was already married when the duo first met, and she even had a son. It is said that somewhere around the year 2000, Rama and her then husband filed for a divorce, which led to a bitter settlement but thankfully left her as the sole custodian of her son. During this tough phase of her life, Rajamouli stood by her side, and over the course of time, he realised that the conditions were growing conducive for him to make a proposal to Rama. S.S. Rajamouli finally proposed to Rama around 2001. The Rama Rajamouli marriage was a simple court marriage the same year, which was only attended by close family members. In an interview, Rajamouli has often shared that Rama’s divorcee status did not hamper his affection towards her, and he was ready to accept her with her son from previous marriage. The love between the pair was quite credible, and right after the Rama Rajamouli marriage, Rajamouli made it a point to have her accompany him to movie sets. Little did he know that he would soon find himself a new costume designer.

It was 2003, and Rajamouli was working on his second Telugu film. It was one of those film shooting days when his wife had accompanied him. The costumes for the film had arrived, and being the director, Rajamouli was extremely disappointed by the look of the costumes. In spite of being discontented by the costume designer’s work, he was having a hard time pointing it out what exactly was wrong with those garbs. His wife Rama immediately came to his rescue, and briskly pointed out the shortcomings in the ensemble of costumes, which turned out to be exactly what Rajamouli had felt. That day marked the foray of Rama into the world of costume designing, and since then she has been the staple costumer designer for most of Rajamouli’s films. In an interview once, she shared that she did not become a costume designer because she wanted to be one but because her husband wanted someone who could read and understand his mind the best. Rama also added that she is keen on being a costume designer only for her husband since she feels a sense of connection with her husband, which she may not with some other filmmaker. The pair is surely made for each other and their dedication towards understanding each other is perhaps the best part of the Rama Rajamouli marriage.

Life Together

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Rama and Rajamouli have had a successful run with their marriage along with their children, son Karthikeya, and daughter Mayookha. Rama has always been vocal about her awe towards her husband’s style of work. When she was asked for her comments on Rajamouli’s work she said:

“He has a command over each department. He’s the captain of the ship literally. He’s very clear about what exactly he wants and how to get it.”
– Rama Rajamouli on her husband S.S. Rajamouli’s style of working

Even Rajamouli’s son is following the footsteps of his father, and has started taking lessons in cinematography by working as an assistant for leading cinematographers. The family is known to make public appearances together be it any public ceremony or just the release event of any of Rajamouli’s film. We wish the best to Rajamouli family, and we have our seat belts fastened for the next epic from the exceptionally talented S.S. Rajamouli.

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