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|Born||24 August 1970|
Arepalli Muppalla, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Years active||2004 – present|
Ramajogayya Sastry was born in Arepalli Muppalla, Ipuru Mandal near Narasaraopet of Guntur district. His father, Suryaprakasa Rao, was a priest and agriculturist and his mother Saraswatamma is a housewife. He did his B.Tech. from NIT Warangal and M.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur.
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 Kannada 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.
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.
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 recently worked for Pawan Kalyan's Katamarayudu title song "Mira Mira Meesam" for which Anup Rubens composed the soundtrack.
- Won Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist - Telugu for Mahesh Khaleja (2010)
- Won Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist - Telugu for Janatha Garage (2016)
- Won Best Lyricist Maa Music award(2013 for 2012 films) for Endukante... Premanta!
- 2011: SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist for "Guruvaram March" - Dookudu
- Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the song "Srimanthuda" from the movie Srimanthudu in 2015
- Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the song "Pranaamam Pranaamam" from the movie Janatha Garage in 2016
- Paul, Papri (26 March 2018). "'Bharat Ane Nenu' first song 'The Song of Bharat' is all about Mahesh Babu's political vision". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
- "Bharat Ane Nenu title song: This Devi Sri Prasad melody is about Mahesh Babu's dedication". Hindustan Times. 25 March 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
- "Ramajagayya Sastry promises a full on fun ride with SaReGaMaPa - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
- Video interview with Ramajogayya Sastry Archived 28 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. cinegoer.com
- "Interview with Rama Jogaiah Sastry". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-04.
- Filmfare Awards 2010, South: A glam do. The Times of India, 4 July 2011.[dead link]
- Nominations for Maa Music Awards 2013 – Telugu cinema news. Idlebrain.com (2013-01-18). Retrieved on 2013-05-04.