Goreti Venkanna

Goreti Venkanna (born 1963) is an Indian poet.[1] He became popular after his song "Palle Kanneru Peduthundo" in Kubusam Telugu movie had moved the masses. He also became popular by acting as a judge for the folk song program Rela Re Rela on Telugu TV channel, Maa. He is one of the main Telangana separation activists. He is one of the icons of Telangana culture.[2]

Goreti Venkanna
Goreti Venkanna at Telugu Wikipedia Workshop in Kavi Yakoob Home.jpg
Born1963 (age 56–57)
Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India
OccupationLyricist, poet, singer
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
GenreFolk, film

Early lifeEdit

Goreti Venkanna was born in Gowraram Village, Nagarkurnool District, Telangana, India. Most of his childhood was spent in singing the native folk songs describing the lives of peasants and the farmers of Telangana. He is one of the famous singers and lyricists from Telangana.



Goreti Venkanna as the lyricist for the Telugu movie, Batukamma.[3]

Although, he is not a commercial Movie lyricist, he composed songs for various Movies. Most popular amongst these is Palle Kanneeru Pedutundo from the movie Kubusam. He also composed a song about the Rayalaseema factionism sang on TV 9 channel a popular news channel. His other works though not limited to include a song for the movie "Maisamma IPS". His songs are predominantly known for their composition on the Telangana State.[citation needed]


Venkanna's songs are published:

  • Eku naadam Motha
  • Rela Poothalu
  • Alasandra Vanka
  • Pusina Punnam



  • Encounter
  • Sri Ramulayya
  • Kubusam
  • Vegu Chukkalu
  • Maha Yagnam
  • Maisamma IPS
  • Batukamma
  • Nagaram Nidra Potunna Vela
  • People's War
  • Bhandook
  • Basthi
  • Bilalpur Police Station
  • Annadata Sukhibhava
  • Mallesham
  • Dorasani


  1. ^ Andhra Pradesh News : Bypolls keep cultural troupes busy. The Hindu (9 May 2008). Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ T-dialect out of the closet – Times Of India. The Times of India. (7 January 2010). Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Portraying Telangana’s woes. The Hindu (12 May 2008). Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Hamsa awards are now Kalaratna. The Hindu (16 August 2006). Retrieved 25 August 2011.

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