He comes from East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. He has acted in several movies as a comedian and character artist. It came as a surprise to many that Relangi was paid equal to that of Film’s lead actor and actress even though he was just a comic actor. Apart from acting, he has contributed as a good playback singer in Telugu Cinema. His songs were so popular that people remember and enjoy till today. His impact was so high that audience started expecting separate songs for his character in the movies though he was just a comedian actor. He has undoubtedly been one of the best comedians Indian film industry has ever witnessed.
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah has been part of several blockbusters and among them, some of his most noted movies were Missamma, Gunasundari Katha, Mayabazar, Nartanasala, Iddaru Mitrulu, Donga Ramudu, Chaduvukunna Ammayilu, Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu, Vipra Narayana, Velugu Needalu, Lava Kusha, Preminchi Choodu and Kula Gothralu.
For his unmatched contributions to the Indian film Industry, he was felicitated with India’s fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri by Govt. of India in 1970.