Knowing the family behind Oscar-winning 'RRR'

'Naatu Naatu' from 'RRR' scripted history by bagging the Oscar for Best Original Song


'Naatu Naatu' from 'RRR', today, scripted history by bagging the Oscar for Best Original Song, making it the first Indian song to do so. The song, composed by M.M. Keeravani, had swept the award season, already bagging the Golden Globe award in the category.

RRR's success can be attributed to its talented cast and crew, including a family with diverse skills. Here's look at the other family members who played a crucial role in the making of RRR.

Siva Shakthi Datta

Siva Shakthi Datta, Keeravani's father, is a well-known painter, screenplay writer, and lyricist. He wrote the lyrics for the song 'Raamam Raghavam', which plays at the film's climax when Ram Charan metamorphoses into freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju. Datta has a good hold over south Indian languages and Sanskrit and has written the stories for many Telugu films in the past.

Vijayendra Prasad

Prasad, the younger brother of Siva Shakthi Datta, provided the story for RRR. He is a Rajya Sabha member and a writer of films like Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

S.S. Rajamouli

RRR director Rajamouli is the son of Vijayendra Prasad and Keeravani's cousin. He is well known for directing the Baahubali films, which was a massive success in India and abroad.


Valli, Keeravani's wife, handled the graphics for RRR, and her work was lauded for its visual appeal.

Rama Rajamouli

Rajamouli's wife and Valli's sister, Rama designed costumes for RRR. Her attention to detail was widely praised.


Karthikeya, the son of Rajamouli and Rama, was the line producer for RRR. He also shouldered the responsibility of branding and marketing.

Kala Bhairava

Keeravani's son is a singer and composer. He was one of the singers of the popular song 'Naatu Naatu'.

Raja Koduri

Raja Koduri, the cousin of Keeravani and Rajamouli, is an IIT Kharagpur product and an adviser to Makuta media, a visual effects company involved in RRR's filming.