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.
|Born||30 November 1957|
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||5 January 2021 (aged 63)|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
- 1988 Murali Krishnudu
- 1991 Aditya 369
- 1993 One By Two
- 1994 Gharana Alludu
- 1994 Theerpu
- 1995 Gharana Bullodu
- 1995 Criminal
- 1996 Shri Krishnarjuna Vijayam
- 1999 Samarasimha Reddy
- 1999 Seenu
- 2001 Bhalevadivi Basu
- 2001 Cheppalani Vundhi
- 2002 Takkari Donga
- 2006 Pellaina Kothalo
- 2009 Mitrudu
- 2011 Vastadu Naa Raju
- 2011 Raaj
- 2020 Penguin
- Dialogue writer
- Panchathantiram (2002) (dubbed version of Tamil film of same name)
- Magic Magic 3D (2003) (dubbed version of Tamil film of same name)
- Prema Chadhurangam (2004) (dubbed version of Tamil film Chellame)
- Monalisa (2004) (dubbed version of Kannada film of same name)
- Pothuraju (2004) (dubbed version of Tamil film Virumaandi)
- Mumbai Xpress (2005) (dubbed version of Tamil film of same name)
- Dasavathaaram (2008) (dubbed version of Tamil film of same name)
- Saroja (2008) (dubbed version of Tamil film of same name)
- Manmadha Baanam (2010) (dubbed version of Tamil film Manmadhan Ambu)
- Prema Khaidi (2011) (dubbed version of Tamil film Mynaa)
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. 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.
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- All movies of Vennelakanti Rajeswara Prasad | Cinveda - Indian Movies - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
- A literary treat at Ugadi festivities - The Hindu
- Karthee's upbeat - The Hindu
- Raaga - Telugu - Lyricist - Vennalakanti
- "Chip off the old block". The Hindu. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "Challenging sterotypes". The Hindu. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "Noted Telugu Lyricist, Dialogue Writer Vennelakanti Passes Away". News18. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2021.