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Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Rao. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Rao on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Rao as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Rao along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Rao, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Raos include Amrita Rao, N. T. Rama Rao, and Akkineni Nageswara Rao, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Amrita Rao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Amrita Rao age 35 - Amrita Rao is an Indian film actress and model. She has appeared in Hindi films of Bollywood as well as a few films in Telugu. Born and raised in Mumbai, Rao made her screen debut in Ab Ke ...more

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N. T. Rama Rao is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
N. T. Rama Rao Died at 73 (1923-1996) - Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as N. T. Rama Rao, Annagaru or by his initials NTR, was an Indian film actor, director, producer, and politician who also served as the Chief Minister ...more

Akkineni Nageswara Rao is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao Died at 91 (1923-2014) - Akkineni Nageswara Rao was an Indian film actor and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He starred in various film genres during his 75-year acting career. Rao acted in ...more

S. V. Ranga Rao is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
S. V. Ranga Rao Died at 56 (1918-1974) - Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao Naidu popularly Known as S.V.R. was an Indian film actor, director and producer known for his works in Telugu and Tamil cinema. Widely recognized as one of the finest ...more

P. V. Narasimha Rao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
P. V. Narasimha Rao Died at 83 (1921-2004) - Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the tenth Prime Minister of India. His ascendancy to the prime ministership was politically significant in ...more

Dasari Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao age 72 - Dasari Narayana Rao, is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more ...more

Sunita Rao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Sunita Rao age 48 - Suneeta Rao is an Indian popstar, dancer and stage actress.

Shilpa Rao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Shilpa Rao age 32 - Shilpa Rao is an Indian female playback singer in Hindi films.

Singeetam Srinivasa Rao is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Singeetam Srinivasa Rao age 85 - Singeetam Srinivasa Rao is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, composer, singer, lyricist and actor, known for his works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films, across ...more

Ajay Rao is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Ajay Rao age 35 - Ajay Rao is a film score composer.

Maruti Rao is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Maruti Rao Maruti Rao was an actor, screenwriter and film director.

Chalapathi Rao is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Chalapathi Rao age 71 - Chalapathi Rao is a Tollywood character actor known for comedy and villainous roles. He was born in 1944 May 8 at Barripalem, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. His son Ravi Babu is also an actor ...more

Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao age 73 - K. Raghavendra Rao, popularly known as Darshakendra is an Indian film director, screen writer and choreographer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, few Bollywood and Kannada ...more

Kamalakara Kameswara Rao is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Kamalakara Kameswara Rao Died at 87 (1911-1998) - K. Kameswara Rao or Kamalakara Kameswara Rao BA is famous Indian film director popularly known as Pouraanika Chitra Brahma. He has directed about 50 films in Telugu and Tamil languages, majority ...more

Gummadi Venkateswara Rao is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao Died at 82 (1928-2010) - Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, widely known as Gummadi, was an Indian film actor and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and few Tamil films. Known as a character actor, ...more

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T. R. Subba Rao is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
T. R. Subba Rao Died at 64 (1920-1984) - T. R. Subba Rao was a novelist and a scholar in Kannada language. He is considered as a harbinger of the Navya movement of Kannada literature. He is well known for his novels like Durgashtamana, ...more

K. N. Rao is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
K. N. Rao age 85 - Kotamraju Narayana Rao, also known as K. N. Rao, is a Hindu astrologer and author of many books on Hindu astrology. Born in Machilipatnam town of Andhra Pradesh, Kotamraju Narayana Rao retired ...more

A. N. Krishna Rao is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
A. N. Krishna Rao Died at 63 (1908-1971) - A. N. Krishna Rao, popularly known as Anakru, was an Indian writer. He is one of the best-known writers in the Kannada language and was popularly known as Kadambari Sarvabhouma. The inception of ...more

Udupi Ramachandra Rao is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Udupi Ramachandra Rao age 85 - Udupi Ramachandra Rao, popularly known as U. R. Rao is a space scientist and former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation. Presently he is the Chairman of the Governing Council of ...more

Rao Gopal Rao is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Rao Gopal Rao Died at 57 (1937-1994) - Rao Gopal Rao was an Indian film, Character actor and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He was the member of Rajya Sabha, from April 1986 to April 1992.

A. N. Prahlada Rao is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
A. N. Prahlada Rao age 62 - A. N. Prahlada Rao is an Indian author and Kannada-language crossword compiler.

T. Rama Rao is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
T. Rama Rao Died at 64 (1831-1895) - T. Rama Rao was an Indian administrator who served as the Diwan of Travancore from 1887 to 1892. V. Nagam Aiya, in his 1906 Travancore State Manual calls him "the most popular Diwan in ...more

Bhargavi Rao is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Bhargavi Rao Died at 64 (1944-2008) - Bhargavi Prabhanjan Rao, a Sahitya Akademi Awardee, was an eminent translator in Telugu Literature. She was actively involved in Translating various works of celebrated author and playwright ...more

Raja Rao is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Raja Rao Died at 98 (1908-2006) - Raja Rao was an Indian writer of English language novels and short stories, whose works are deeply rooted in Hinduism. The Serpent and the Rope, a semi-autobiographical novel recounting a search ...more

Kiran Rao is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Kiran Rao age 43 - Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, screenwriter and director.

Rochelle Rao is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Rochelle Rao age 27 - Rochelle Rao is an Indian Model and Anchor. She was crowned Femina Miss India International in 2012. Rochelle Rao rose to prominence while presenting a televised show called Extraaa Innings, a ...more

Tatineni Rama Rao is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Tatineni Rama Rao age 77 - Rama Rao Tatineni, also known as T. Rama Rao, is a prolific Indian filmmaker. He has directed 65 Hindi and Telugu feature films between 1966 and 2000. Tatineni started his work in the film ...more

Adurthi Subba Rao is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Adurthi Subba Rao Died at 63 (1912-1975) - Adurthi Subba Rao, was an Indian film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. Rao is widely regarded as the intellectual ...more

Nirupama Rao is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Nirupama Rao age 66 - Nirupama Menon Rao is a 1973 batch Indian Foreign Service officer and was Indian Ambassador to the United States . Prior to this assignment, she had served as the Foreign Secretary of India for ...more

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Malikarjuna Rao is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Malikarjuna Rao Died at 57 (1951-2008) - Mallikarjuna Rao was a popular comedy actor in Tollywood. Mallikarjuna Rao, popularly known as Battala Satti for his role in the movie Ladies Tailor. He has acted in many movies in Telugu, Tamil ...more

Huilgol Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Huilgol Narayana Rao Died at 87 (1884-1971) - Huilgol Narayana Rao was a popular playwright in the modern Kannada literature and a freedom fighter. Narayana Rao is best known as the poet who composed the then national anthem of the ...more

Gollapudi Maruti Rao is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Gollapudi Maruti Rao age 78 - Gollapudi Maruti Rao is an Indian film actor, theatre actor, screenwriter, dramatist, playwright, and dialogue writer known for his works in Telugu Cinema, Theatre arts and Telugu Literature. He ...more

Varavara Rao is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Varavara Rao age 75 - Varavara Rao is a communist, activist, naxalite sympathiser, renowned poet, journalist, literary critic, and public speaker from Telangana, India. He has been writing poetry for the last four ...more

Balaji Rao is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Balaji Rao age 37 - Wandavasi Dorakanti Balaji Rao is an Indian cricketer who has played one One Day International and four Twenty20 Internationals for Canada.

A. N. Murthy Rao is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
A. N. Murthy Rao Died at 103 (1900-2003) - Akkihebbalu Narasimha Murthy Rao was a Kannada author. Though popular for his atheistic thoughts and writings, he has also written dramas, short stories and in addition headed a couple of ...more

Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao Died at 75 (1921-1996) - Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao was a thinker, philosopher, and free lance journalist. He started the magazine Kakatiya Patrika in Warangal, India, in 1948 with his cousin P. V. Narasimha Rao, later ...more

Yaragudipati Varada Rao is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Yaragudipati Varada Rao Died at 70 (1903-1973) - Yaragudipati Varada Rao, also known as Y. V. Rao, was an Indian film producer, director, thespian, screenwriter, editor and actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil ...more

Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao Died at 82 (1914-1996) - Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao was a noted director, producer, actor and Cinematographer of Indian films. He was recipient of Raghupathi Venkaiah Award. He is father of director K. Bapaiah, K. ...more

V. Madhusudhan Rao is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
V. Madhusudhan Rao Died at 89 (1923-2012) - Veeramachineni Madhusudhan Rao was an Indian film, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, with many successful films such as Annapurna, ...more

Gundu Hanmantha Rao is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Gundu Hanmantha Rao Gundu Hanmantha Rao is a film actor.

Kavuru Samba Siva Rao is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Kavuru Samba Siva Rao age 72 - Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is an Indian politician, engineer and industrialist from the state of Andhra Pradesh. He was the Minister of Textiles at Ministry of Textiles, with cabinet rank, for India ...more

Yalaka Venugopal Rao is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Yalaka Venugopal Rao age 33 - Yalaka Venugopal Rao is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle order batsman and right arm off-break bowler. He was the first Indian "super sub" in ODI cricket. He represents ...more

V. K. R. V. Rao is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
V. K. R. V. Rao Died at 83 (1908-1991) - V. K. R. V. Rao, కస్తూరి రంగా వరదరాజ రావు was a prominent Indian economist, politician, professor and educator. He was born on July 8, 1908 at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu to Kasturirangachar and ...more

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R. Gundu Rao is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
R. Gundu Rao Died at 56 (1937-1993) - R. Gundu Rao was the Chief Minister of Karnataka state from 1980 to 1983. Rao was born in Kushalanagara of Kodagu district on 8 April 1937. His parents were K. Rama Rao and Chinnamma. His father ...more

C. R. Rao is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
C. R. Rao age 96 - Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS known as C R Rao is an Indian-born, naturalized American, mathematician and statistician. He is currently professor emeritus at Penn State University and ...more

Sudhakar Rao is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Sudhakar Rao age 63 - Ramchandra Sudhakar Rao is a former Indian cricketer. He played domestic cricket for Karnataka and played one One Day International for India against New Zealand in 1976.

Tapi Dharma Rao is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Tapi Dharma Rao Died at 86 (1887-1973) - Thapi Dharma Rao Naidu was a Telugu writer, lyricist and social reformer. He wrote dialogues and lyrics for the films like Mala Pilla, Drohi, Thathaji, Bhishma, and Patni. He was awarded the ...more

Balivada Kanta Rao is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Balivada Kanta Rao Died at 73 (1927-2000) - Balivada Kanta Rao was a noted Telugu novelist and playwright. He was born in Madapam village in Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh, he worked in various capacities as civilian officer in the ...more

M. V. Narasimha Rao is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
M. V. Narasimha Rao age 61 - Modireddy Venkat 'Bobjee' Narasimha Rao is a former Indian cricketer who played in 4 Tests from 1978 to 1979. He was picked to play against West Indies in 1978-79 but after two Tests he was ...more

Yaleeka Gnaneswara Rao is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Rao
Yaleeka Gnaneswara Rao age 31 - Yaleeka Gnaneswara Rao, is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. Rao is a middle order batsman and was selected to represent the India U-19 cricket ...more