Vennelakanti

Vennelakanti Rajeswara Prasad (30 November 1957 – 5 January 2021) was an Indian lyricist and writer known for his work in Telugu cinema. Vennelakanti wrote over 2000 film songs, and was awarded Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Lyricist in 2000.[1]

Vennelakanti
Born(1957-11-30)30 November 1957
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died5 January 2021(2021-01-05) (aged 63)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)
Years active1986–2021

CareerEdit

Vennelakanti was inclined towards Harikathas, and began writing from a young age. Initially, he worked as a banker and wrote his first film song in Krishnam Raju-starrer Sriramachandrudu.[2]

He was also known for his works as dubbing script writer and contributing lyrics for Tamil films, dubbed into Telugu language.[3][4][5][6]

FilmographyEdit

Lyricist
Dialogue writer

Personal life and deathEdit

His elder son Shashank Vennelakanti works as dialogue writer for dubbed films. His younger son, Rakendu Mouli, also started his career as a lyricist and singer for several dubbing films.[17] His first 'direct' film was Andala Rakshasi, in which he wrote two songs and rendered his voice for one. He made his debut as a lead actor with Moodu Mukkallo Cheppalante.[18]

He died on 5 January 2021 in Chennai after suffering from cardiac arrest.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2000". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  2. ^ TelanganaToday. "Film writer Vennelakanti passes away". Telangana Today. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  3. ^ All movies of Vennelakanti Rajeswara Prasad | Cinveda - Indian Movies - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
  4. ^ A literary treat at Ugadi festivities - The Hindu
  5. ^ Karthee's upbeat - The Hindu
  6. ^ Raaga - Telugu - Lyricist - Vennalakanti
  7. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-panchatantram.html
  8. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-magicmagic.html
  9. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-premachadarangam.html
  10. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-monalisa.html
  11. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-pothuraju.html
  12. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-mumbaixpress.html
  13. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/news/2000march20/vennelakanti-dasavatharam.html
  14. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-saroja.html
  15. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-manmadhabanam.html
  16. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/movie/archive/mr-premakhaidi.html
  17. ^ "Chip off the old block". The Hindu. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  18. ^ "Challenging sterotypes". The Hindu. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Noted Telugu Lyricist, Dialogue Writer Vennelakanti Passes Away". News18. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

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