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Rao Rampilla

How come a diplomat at the UN, an international civil rights attorney that represented Native Americans and a political activist that sat on a hunger strike for social justice for Dalits (Untouchables) in India at the National University, end up becoming an actor in Hollywood? That's a good question to ask Rao Rampilla, an American Actor based in ... See full bio »
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That's My Boy
That's My Boy Convenience Store Owner
Chuck Indian Liquor Store Owner
Isn't It Romantic
Isn't It Romantic Middle Eastern Man


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 2019 Isn't It Romantic (post-production)
Middle Eastern Man
 2017 The Golden Goose (Short) (post-production)
 2013-2018 Bollywood to Hollywood (TV Series)
host Himself / Host, Himself / Host-Himself / ...
- WITTGENSTEIN (2018) ... host Himself
- The Last Jew of Boyle Heights (2017) ... Host, Himself
- World Citizen Garry Davis (2016) ... Host-Himself
 2016 Baked in Brooklyn
Behind the Counter Guy
 2016 Chuck
Indian Liquor Store Owner
 2016 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series)
Opulently Dressed Indian Man
- Michael Moore/Tika Sumpter/Troye Sivan/Allison Miller (2016) ... Opulently Dressed Indian Man (uncredited)
 2014 Family on Board (Short)
 2012 That's My Boy
Convenience Store Owner
 2010 The Imperialists Are Still Alive!
John (as R.N. Rao)
 2009 Don't Let Me Drown
St. Marks Vendor (as R.N. Rao)
 2009 The Bridget Show (TV Movie)
 2008 Friday Night Lights (TV Series)
- New York, New York (2008) ... Cabbie (as R.N. Rao)
 2007 Ta Ra Rum Pum
Car Manufacturer (as R.N. Rao)
 2007 Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe
Hindu Priest (as R.N. Rao)
 2007 Shoots & Ladders
Sam Patel (as R.N. Rao)
 2006 30 Rock (TV Series)
Fruit Salesman
- Tracy Does Conan (2006) ... Fruit Salesman (as R.N. Rao)
 2005 Man Push Cart
Veterinarian (as R.N. Rao)
 2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Air Sitar Player
- Episode #12.168 (2005) ... Air Sitar Player (as R.N. Rao)
 2005 6 ft. in 7 min. (Short)
Father (as R.N. Rao)
 2005 Seeing You in Circles (Short)
Pianist (as R.N. Rao)
 2004 Site in Fishkill Creek (Short)
Terry (as R.N. Rao)
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Other Works:

He was in broadcast and print versions of the award-winning "Vytorin" ad, which artistically juxtaposed several people against various high-cholesterol foods. Wearing a bright yellow tie, Rao appeared in split-screen with a grilled cheese sandwich. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

R.N. Rao | Rampilla Narayana Rao


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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As a law student he was a well-known figure in Athens, Georgia during the time of the Athens "music scene" in the early 1980s, and was well known for his vivid dance moves and for the introduction of Indian dance themes to the local party scene. See more »

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