|Name Ramajogayya Sastry|
Years active 2004 – now
Children Harsha, Teja
|Born August 24, 1970 (age 53) Arepalli Muppalla, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh India (1970-08-24) |
Parents Suryaprakasa Rao, Saraswatamma
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu
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- Early life
- Career as a lyricist
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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.
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.
Career as a lyricist
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 remueration for his two songs in the film.
Actor-producer Mohan Babu and film director Srinu Vytla 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 an uncredited role in King as a music assistant.
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.