Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar

Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar is an Indian lyricist predominately works in Telugu cinema.[4][5][6] He worked for more than 125 films and penned lyrics for more than 390 songs.[7] He extensively worked with director Puri Jagannadh and music director Chakri and S. S. Thaman. He is famous for songs appealing to the masses.[8] His primary genres are mass, romantic, and melodies. He won two Santosham Film Awards in 2006 and 2008 and SIIMA award in 2013.

Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar
Born (1974-06-05) 5 June 1974 (age 45)[1]
EducationB.A in Telugu[3]
  • Amanta
  • Samhita

Personal lifeEdit

Ravi Kumar was born on 5 June 1974[9] in Srikakulam[2] and brought up in Rajahmundry among five siblings.[3] In his childhood he got interested in literature from his maternal grand father Aravelli Rajagopalacharya. While in Rajahmundry he used to frequent Gouthami Library and it influenced him to venture into poetry.[10] Since his childhood he used to get inspired from the film posters. He completed B.A in Telugu and worked as a film journalist in Eenadu, Hyderabad for 10 years.[1] Later he left his job to pursue a career in film industry.

He married Lalitha who is a B.Sc graduate from Warangal on 13 August 1998. The couple has two daughters Amanta, Samhita.


He started his career as a lyricist in 2000 with the film Goppinti Alludu directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana starring Nandamuri Balakrishna.[3] He was encouraged to be a lyricist by actor Tanikella Bharani and composer Chakri.[10] He got break with the 2001 film Itlu Sravani Subramanyam directed by Puri Jagannadh which was a musical hit. He worked with Puri Jagannadh for 15 films and worked with composer Chakri for 65 films.[3] Chakri and Ravi Kumar both started their careers together.[11] He also worked with popular directors like E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Trivikram Srinivas, Harish Shankar etc.

His popular songs include Malli Kuyave Guvva from Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Ippatikinka Naa Vayasu from Pokiri, Bommanu Geesthe from Bommarillu, Gallo Thelinattunde from Jalsa, Pellenduke Ravanamma from Bumper Offer.

Partial filmographyEdit


In 2006 he won Santosham film awards for his song in Bommarillu.[12] In 2008 he won Santosham film award for the film Neninthe. In 2013 he won SIIMA award for the song Sir Osthara in Businessman.[13][14]


  1. ^ a b "Bhaskarbhatla Ravikumar Birthday". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Nirmala Reddy. "భాస్కరుడి లలితగీతం". Sakshi. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Brahma, Mahesh. "Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar Exclusive interview". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  4. ^ TNN. "Bhaskarabhatla has a long association with Thaman". Times of India. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Bhaskarabhatla profile on". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Lyricist - Bhaskarabhatla Songs". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar Profile in". Raaga. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Bhaskarabhatla profile on Desimartini". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Happy Birthday to lyricist Bhaskarabhatla". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  10. ^ a b K. N., Murali Sankar. "Writers' voice". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  11. ^ "జాతీయ పురస్కారమే లక్ష్యం". Sakshi. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar Awards". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  13. ^ "South Indian International Movie Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  14. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2013 : Winners". Retrieved 24 November 2016.

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