Ramajogayya Sastry

Ramajogayya Sastry (born 24 August 1970) is an Indian film lyricist, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu music.

Ramajogayya Sastry
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Born (1970-08-24) 24 August 1970 (age 51)
Alma materREC Warangal
IIT Kharagpur
OccupationLyricist
Years active2004 – present

Early lifeEdit

Ramajogayya Sastry was born in Arepalli Muppalla, Ipuru Mandal near Narasaraopet of Guntur district. His father, Suryaprakasa Rao, was a priest and agriculturist[1] and his mother Saraswatamma is a housewife. He did his B.Tech. from REC Warangal and M.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur.[2]

CareerEdit

He was working as a metallic engineer at Bengaluru when his career as a lyricist began. He worked in GE India Business Center in Secunderabad.[2]

Career as a lyricistEdit

Sastry penned lyrics for over a hundred films in Telugu and is a famous lyricist in Andhra Pradesh. He also wrote lyrics for a few songs. He is popular for his peppy and catchy lyrics, while he has frequently shown his ability to write lyrics for more serious situations in films. He fancied becoming a singer.[2]

He first penned lyrics for a Kannada film. Film Star V. Ravichandran introduced him to Krishna Vamsi who in turn introduced him to Sirivennela Sitaramasastri. Upon Sastry's request, Seetharama Shastri accepted him as his protégé thus enabling him to hone his lyric-writing skills. Sastry first penned lyrics for the movie Yuvasena, a remake of the Malayalam film 4 The People. He got Rs.20000 as first remuneration for his two songs in the film.

Actor-producer Mohan Babu and film director Srinu Vaitla offered Sastry to work in many of their films before he rose to stardom with the song "Om Namaste Bolo" (Telugu: ఓం నమస్తే బోలో) in the film Ready. He won Filmfare award for the devotional song Sadaasiva Sanyaasii! (Telugu: సదాశివ సన్యాసీ!) from the film Khaleja.[3]

He played a short and uncredited role in King as a music assistant for a music director Jayasurya played by Brahmanandam.

He won a music award from the Telugu channel Star Maa for lyrics of the song "Apple Beauty" from the movie Janatha Garage. He also penned the title song Jayaho Janatha for the same movie which was released in 2016. He then worked for Pawan Kalyan's Katamarayudu title song "Mira Mira Meesam" for which Anup Rubens composed the soundtrack.

FilmographyEdit

Year Films Notes
2022 Bheemla Nayak
2021 Krack, Vakeel Saab[4], Acharya, Naga Bhairavi (TV series), Intiki Deepam Illalu (TV series), Thalaivii (Telugu version), Raja Vikramarka
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Sarileru Neekevvaru, Yuvarathnaa
2019 Mr. KK, Vinaya Vidheya Rama, Viswasam(Dubbed version), Donga
2018 Vishwaroopam II, Next Enti?, Amar Akbar Anthony, Savyasachi, Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava, Bharat Ane Nenu, Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India, Mahanati, Sammohanam
2017 Khaidi No. 150, Oye Ninne, Jai Lava Kusa, Duvvada Jagannadham, Spyder (film), Om Namo Venkatesaya, Jaya Janaki Nayaka, Aakatayi
2016 Dictator, Nenu Sailaja, Soggade Chinni Nayana, Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu, Oopiri, Sardaar Gabbar Singh, Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam, Sarrainodu, Supreme, A Aa, Oka Manasu, Janatha Garage, Majnu Nominated—IIFA Utsavam Best Lyricist for Janatha Garage
2015 Srimanthudu, S/O Satyamurthy, Raghuvaran B.tech, Baahubali: The Beginning, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, Bruce Lee – The Fighter
2014 Legend
2013 Vishwaroopam, Attharintiki Daaredhi, Mirchi, Baadshah
2012 Bodyguard, Mr. Nokia, Julayi, Sudigadu, Damarukam, Endukante... Premanta!, Eega Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist (Telugu) for Eega Eega Eega
2011 Adhurs, Panjaa, Solo, Mogudu, Oosaravelli, Madatha Kaja, Dookudu, Kandireega, Dhada, Veera, 100% Love, Mr. Perfect, Theenmaar, Shakti, Aha Naa Pellanta
2010 Ragada, Kalyanram Kathi, Baava, Brindavanam, Mahesh Khaleja, Don Seenu, Maryada Ramanna, Shubhapradam, Manmadha Banam(Dubbed version) Won— Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu for Khaleja.
2009 Malli Malli
2008 King As "Shastri" assistant of Brahmanandam.

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Video interview with Ramajogayya Sastry Archived 28 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. cinegoer.com
  2. ^ a b c "Interview with Rama Jogaiah Sastry". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-04.
  3. ^ Filmfare Awards 2010, South: A glam do. The Times of India, 4 July 2011.[dead link]
  4. ^ "SATYAMEVA JAYATHE SONG LYRICS - VAKEEL SAAB - తెలుగు పాటల లిరిక్స్". తెలుగు పాటల లిరిక్స్. 3 March 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  5. ^ Nominations for Maa Music Awards 2013 – Telugu cinema news. Idlebrain.com (2013-01-18). Retrieved on 2013-05-04.

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