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August 24, 1970 |
Arepalli Muppalla, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh India
|Years active||2004 – now|
Ramajogayya Sastry born in Arepalli Muppalla, Ipuru Mandal near Narasaraopet of Guntur district, in an orthodox Telugu Brahmin family. His father, Suryaprakasa Rao, was a priest and agriculturist and his mother Saraswatamma is a housewife. He did his B.Tech. at NIT Warangal and M.Tech. at IIT Kharagpur.
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 catch 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.
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 got Filmfare award for the devotional song Sadaasiva Sanyaasii! (Telugu: సదాశివ సన్యాసీ!) in the film Khaleja, which proved his multifaceted talent.
He played an un-credited role in King as a music assistant.
|2012||Bodyguard, Mr. Nokia, Julayi, Sudigadu, Damarukam, Endukante..._Premanta!, Eega||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist for Eega Eega Eega|
|2011||Panjaa, Solo, Mogudu, Oosaravelli, Madatha Kaja, Dookudu, Kandireega, Dhada, Veera, 100% Love, Mr. Perfect, Theenmaar, Shakti, Aha Naa Pellanta|
|2010||Ragada, Kalyanram Katti, Baava, Brindavanam, Mahesh Khaleja, Don Seenu, Maryada Ramanna, Shubhapradam||Won Filmfare award for best lyrics for Mahesh Khaleja.|
- Won Filmfare award for best lyrics for Mahesh Khaleja.
- Won Best Lyricist Maa Music award(2013 for 2012 films) for Endukante... Premanta!
- 2011: SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist for "Guruvaram March" - Dookudu
- Video interview with Ramajogayya Sastry. 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, July 4, 2011,.
- Nominations for Maa Music Awards 2013 – Telugu cinema news. Idlebrain.com (2013-01-18). Retrieved on 2013-05-04.