He has graduated from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and worked as a ticket collector in Indian Railways for some time.
Ranganath made his film debut in the year 1969 with the film Budhimantudu and from then on he has acted in over 300 films. He was born in Madras in 1949. He was 66 years old and survived by a son and two daughters.
Here is some of his noted hit movies like Jamindari Ammayi Garu, Devathalara Deevanchandi, Panthulamma Intinta Ramayanam, America Ammayi, Andame Anadam and many others.