Hon’ble Sri Justice Matam Venkata Ramana was born on 12.02.1960 at Hyderabad. His Lordship hails from a well known Matam family of Advocates at Gooty, Ananthapuramu District, State of Andhra Pradesh. His Lordship had his schooling from Maltus Smith High School, Gooty. His Lordship completed Intermediate from S.V. Junior College, Tirupathi, B.Sc from Government College, Ananthapuramu and LL.B., from Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College of Law, Bangalore. His Lordship completed LL.M., in Constitutional law from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
His Lordship’s great grandfather Sri late Matam Vedavyasachar, his grandfather Sri late Matam Sethu Rao, (a freedom fighter) and his father Sri late Matam Narayana Rao, practised as advocates at Gooty as well as in different Courts in Ananthapuram District. His Lordship is the last issue to his parents Sri late Matam Narayana Rao and Smt. Late Kamala Narayana Rao.

His Lordship had his early professional training under his father Sri late Matam Narayana Rao and thereafter, was a Junior Advocate in the office of Sri Late K.S. Jayaram, Senior Advocate, Ananthapuram. His Lordship practised for five years. His Lordship was appointed as a District Munsif (Civil Judge, Junior Division) with effect from 01.04.1987. Thereafter, his Lordship worked at Chittoor, Piler, Nandyal and as VIII Assistant Judge, City Civil Court, Hyderabad. On promotion in the year 1993 as Sub-Judge (Civil Judge, Senior Division), his Lordship worked at Adoni, Nellore and Kurnool. On his promotion to the cadre of District Judge, his Lordship worked at Warangal; as The Registrar, Special Court For Cases under A.P. Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Act, Hyderabad; Senior Faculty Member, A.P. Judicial Academy, Secunderabad; Special Judge for SPE and ACB cases, Nellore; Principal District Judge, Warangal; Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases at Hyderabad and Principal District Judge, Kurnool. Thereafter, his Lordship was elevated as Judge of Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh with effect from 20.06.2019.

His Lordship’s wife Mrs. Prathima Ramana is daughter of Sri late Palle Sarvagnachar, Senior Advocate, Kadapa. His Lordship’s son Mr. Srikar Raghottam is pursuing Research (Ph.d.,) in Linguistics from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, after completing B.E (Hons’.) from BITS, Pilani and Masters, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.