25 Glorious Years Of Raghavendra Rao’s RK Teleshow: Journey From Rajamouli’s Shanthi Nivasam To Sarkaaru Noukari

In a momentous celebration of creative brilliance and unwavering dedication the Telugu film industry rejoices as RK Teleshow, the esteemed production house founded by the iconic filmmaker and producer, K. Raghavendra Rao, completes 25 glorious years of unmatched contribution to the world of entertainment. This illustrious banner is known for its captivating TV serials and commercials. 

Over the past two and a half decades RK Teleshow has not only garnered unparalleled success but also played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of numerous actors, technicians and filmmakers.  Fondly referred to as the “kingmaker,” Raghavendra Rao’s mentoring spirit has been instrumental in propelling many talented individuals to the highest level of their careers.

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One of the most remarkable success stories is that of the visionary director, S.S. Rajamouli, renowned for his epic cinematic marvels like RRR and the Baahubali franchise.  S.S. Rajamouli’s extraordinary journey began under the guidance of RK Teleshow, where he imbibed the essence of storytelling and filmmaking, setting the stage for a trailblazing career that continues to dazzle audiences worldwide.  The iconic TV serial, Shanthi Nivasam, marked the genesis of S.S. Rajamouli’s directorial prowess under the RK Teleshow banner.  This timeless classic, brimming with familial emotions, holds a special place in the hearts of audiences.

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RK Teleshow’s impressive projects boasts an array of captivating TV serials and telefilms that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of the viewers.  These serials have not only won accolades but have also become household names, resonating with the essence of the Telugu culture.

Serials Made Under the RK Teleshow Banner

  1. Shanthi Nivasam had the highest TRP in Television at that time with 500 episodes.  The show dealt with family drama.
  2. Manoyagnam was an adaptation of a novel written by Suryadevara Ram Mohan Rao and ran for 400 episodes.
  3. Rekhegalu is a Kannada daily serial telecast that was also dubbed in Telugu by the name of Samanthara Rekhalu.  The serial was 150 episodes long.
  4. Sree Krishna Kalyana Leele is a Kannada mythological weekly drama that has 52 episodes.
  5. Ganga is a Kannada television film.
  6. Akbar-Birbal Kadhalu was telecasted on Doordarshan Hyderabad.
  7. Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy is a Telugu weekly serial about the great Hindu Vaishnava saint and has 32 episodes.
  8. Manamiddaram is a mini movie.
  9. Neelambari is a mini movie.
  10. Bed No. 13 is a mini movie.
  11. Neeku… Naaku Madhya “O” Nuvvu is a mini movie
  12. Ummadi Kutumbam was a 148 episode lengthy family drama serial.
  13. Trishoolam was a Telugu language daily serial with 260 episodes.
  14. Kalpana is a 150 episode Telugu daily serial.
  15. Ee Nijam Abadhamaithe was a family drama telefilm.
  16. Brahmani was a family drama television film.
  17. Naradha Leelalu was a weekly mythological serial with 72 episodes.
  18. Srusthi, a 39 episode mythological weekly serial
  19. Sambhavi was a daily serial which spanned 65 episodes.
  20. Godha Kalyanam was one of the top telefilms, with several actors like Rathi, Sarath Babu, Naga Babu and Rajeev Kanakala in it.  It received a good TRP at the time.
  21. Raghavendra Mahime was a Kannada mythological daily serial with 192 episodes.
  22. Arundathi was a mega daily serial telecasted for 869 episodes.
  23. Soundarya Lahari was a weekly talk show hosted by Suma.  It was a 52 episode show, and the celebrities interacted with Raghavendra Rao.
  24. Mangamma Gari Manavaraalu ran for 1,018 episodes and is a family drama mega daily serial
  25. Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde is a love story that was telecasted for 161 episodes daily.
  26. Sye Sye Sayyare was a weekly talk show which hosted several celebrities for 21 episodes.
  27. Koyilamma is a musical drama serial that was telecasted daily for 1,152 episodes.  This drama has nearly 600 songs.
  28. Agni Sakshi is a 714 episode long mega daily serial.
  29. Siri Siri Muvvalu is a 415 episode long family drama daily serial.
  30. Harivillu is a daily drama serial.
  31. Krishna Tulasi was a family drama serial which was telecasted for 551 episodes.
  32. Exposed is a Telugu conspiracy drama web series that is streaming on Hotstar.
  33. C/O Anasuya is a family drama daily serial that ran for 748 episodes.
  34. Yeda Loyallo Indradhanasu is a family drama daily serial that is running successfully now.


  • Shanthi Nivasam was at the top of the TRP ratings at the time of its telecast and bagged a Silver Nandi.
  • Manoyagnam, along with a Golden Nandi, has also grabbed five other awards in different categories, including Direction, Camera Work, Graphics, Art Direction and Singer.
  • Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy, is a hagiographical serial that was honored with the Nandi Award for best Music Direction.
  • Ummadi Kutumbam was awarded the Golden Nandi and also won a Special Jury Award in the category of Best Villain. 
  • Neelambari was honored with three Nandi awards for best Director, Story Writer and Dialogue Writer.
  • Narada Leelalu won the Golden Nandi award and has also bagged Nandi awards in other categories, including Best Mega Serial, Director, Actor, Makeup Man, Costume Designer and Art Director.
  • Srusthi was honored with five Nandi awards for Best Mega Serial, Character Artiste, Costume Designer, Makeup Man and Visual Effects.

As the esteemed banner steps into the world of feature films, Sarkaaru Noukari emerges as a fitting testament to RK Teleshow’s cinematic brilliance.  Exemplifying Raghavendra Rao’s commitment to nurturing young talent, this highly anticipated movie introduces Akash Goparaju as the lead.  Akash is the talented son of renowned singer Sunitha..

As the industry lauds this moment of triumph and artistic brilliance, Telugu Filmnagar joins in extending our warm congratulations to the visionary maestro, K. Raghavendra Rao and the illustrious RK Teleshow family.  The extraordinary legacy they have etched in the sands of time will continue to inspire and resonate with generations of film enthusiasts and artists.

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