Harikrishna who passed away in a tragic manner, was known as a family person. He used to attend the functions of his sons films. Harikrishna revealed the secret behind his sons names at the audio function of NTR's Naannaku Prematho.
He said ' My first son's name was Janakiram. Second son's name was Kalyan Ram. Both were named by my father NTR. We were seven sons and father named all of them with Krishna as a prefix. We had four sisters. All were named with Easwari. Since my first two sons have the names Ram, I named junior Babu (NTR) as Tarakram.
During Vishwamitra shooting, my father asked 'em chestunnadu mee moodovaadu? teesukuraa'. He then scanned him completely and remarked 'bagene unnadu..very good '. ' needi naa ansha. neeku naa peru undali' and named Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Thus he gave his name as a boon to my son."