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

Ramajogayya Sastry
Born (1970-08-24) 24 August 1970 (age 53)
Alma materREC Warangal
IIT Kharagpur
OccupationLyricist
Years active2004 – present

Early life

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

Career

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

Career as a lyricist

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Sastry penned lyrics for over a hundred films in Telugu and is a famous lyricist in Andhra Pradesh. 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 Seetharama Sastry. Upon Sastry's request, Seetharama Sastry 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.20,000 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.

Filmography

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Year Films Notes
2024 Siddharth Roy
2023 Ponniyin Selvan: II (Dubbed Version) 2 Songs only
Veera Simha Reddy (Cameo appearance)
Custody 4 songs; co-lyricist for one song
2022 Bheemla Nayak, RRR, Ghani, K.G.F: Chapter 2 (Dubbed Version), Acharya, Prince (Dubbed version), Captain (Dubbed version), Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali, Ori Devuda
2021 Krack, Vakeel Saab[4], Naga Bhairavi (TV series), Intiki Deepam Illalu (TV series), Thalaivii (Dubbed version), Raja Vikramarka, Gaali Sampath
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Sarileru Neekevvaru, Yuvarathnaa (Dubbed version)
2019 Mr. KK (Dubbed version), Vinaya Vidheya Rama, Viswasam (Dubbed version), Donga
2018 Vishwaroopam II (Dubbed version), Next Enti?, Amar Akbar Anthony, Savyasachi, Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava, Bharat Ane Nenu, Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India, Mahanati, Sammohanam, K.G.F: Chapter 1 (Dubbed Version)
2017 Khaidi No. 150, Oye Ninne, Jai Lava Kusa, Duvvada Jagannadham, Spyder, 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, Cheekati Rajyam (2015; also actor "Subba Rao")[5][6]
2014 Legend
2013 Vishwaroopam (Dubbed version), Attharintiki Daaredhi, Mirchi, Baadshah, Iddarammayilatho
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, Khaleja, Don Seenu, Maryada Ramanna, Shubhapradam, Manmadha Banam (Dubbed version) Won— Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu for Khaleja.
2009 Malli Malli, Billa, Ek Niranjan, Sankham
2008 King, Ontari As "Shastri", assistant of Brahmanandam's character.

Awards

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References

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  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. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013.
  4. ^ "SATYAMEVA JAYATHE SONG LYRICS - VAKEEL SAAB - తెలుగు పాటల లిరిక్స్". తెలుగు పాటల లిరిక్స్. 3 March 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Kamal Haasan's Cheekati Rajyam all set for Telugu release - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Cheekati Rajyam: The night is sinister". The Hindu. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  7. ^ Nominations for Maa Music Awards 2013 – Telugu cinema news. Idlebrain.com (2013-01-18). Retrieved on 2013-05-04.
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