Kothanda Ramaiah was born on 1 January 1953 in chennai. KR made his debut film as director and producer in the Malayalam film Sisirathil Oru Vasantham. He distributed successful films such as Thillu Mullu, Thai Veedu, Vaidehi Kathirunthal, Sindhu Bhairavi, Punnagai Mannan, Chinna Poove Mella Pesu, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Poovizhi Vasalile, Guru Sishyan, Mappillai, Rajadhi Raja and My Dear Kuttichathan 3D in Tamil. Since 1991, KR has directed and produced a series of medium budget films, his first Directorial Debut in Tamil Eeramana Rojave was a commercial Blockbuster with new faces.
He has played a pivotal role for some of the landmarks in Tamil Cinema, Such films during this period include India's First ever 3D My Dear Kuttichathan in Tamil & Telugu, "Pesum Padam" the movie without dialogues starring Kamalhassan, Maaveeran starring Rajinikanth, the first 70mm Tamil Film, "Engalayum Vazha Vidungal" a film which was notable for animals talking on screen, "Spy Kids 3D" using Anaglyph technology for the first time and "Jai Vedalam" the first folklore to be released in 3D across 4 languages. He was elected as President of the Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC) in 2013.
He has also written a book "இதுதான் சினிமா" aka ITHUDHAAN CINEMA in Tamil literary meaning "This is Cinema". The book was published in 2003 which isstill available in all leading book stores. KR had a stint with Raadaan Mediaworks as Vice President and is currently one of the Director at Global United Media.