Shekar Basha

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Shekar Basha
RJ Shekar on His Birthday
Born (1982-07-06) 6 July 1982 (age 32)
Kakinada, India
Residence Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor, director, television presenter, radio jockey
Years active 2005–present
Website
www.shekarbasha.com

Shekar Basha is an Indian radio jockey on BIG FM 92.7 and was a VJ with Gemini Music from Hyderabad.[1][2] He is the only radio jockey in India to have won the IRF award (Indian Excellence in Radio Award) 8 times in a row (2007-2014) for his show.[3][4][5][6][7][8] [9] Apart from this RJ Shekar was awarded India radio forum's “Best Telugu RJ for the year" India's most prestigious award for a Radio Jockey in 2008,2009,2011&2014.[10] [11] He has also won 2 IRF awards for producing “The Best Telugu (In house production) Promo” on radio in 2007 and 2010.

Career[edit]

Early phase (2005–2007)[edit]

Basha, a graduate in computer science, started his career as a VJ in Gemini Music, an Indian Telugu music channel, on 10 April 2005. He hosted more than 3,000 live shows on the same channel, but he received acclaim for his role in Hi Bujji, a kids theme based TV show, and SundayHum-Sandeham, a live comedy show based on Guru-Sishya theme.

Breakthrough[edit]

In 2006 Nov he joined Red FM 93.5 (then S FM). He hosted 2 shows: “Thellarindoy Mama” (Breakfast Show) and “Guroo Hoja Shuroo” (Afternoon Band). The later has won "The Best Program of the Year-2007"[12] Award at IRF. He also introduced the word “kevvu keka”[13] to the industry. It became so popular that both Films and TV programs were titled after it, and lyrics of film's songs(Pawan Kayan's Gabbar Singh,Allari Naresh's Movie titled Kevvu keka) & their dialogues contain this "kevvu keka" quite often after he started RJ-ing.

RJ Shekar IRF Award Winning pose

Success (2007–present)[edit]

In August 2007 Shekar shifted from Red FM to Big FM. There he took charge of the show “Big Sandadi” which was until then hosted by a very popular Telugu TV anchor and film actress Jhansi. On 27 May 2008 the same show was announced the Best Radio Show of the Year by IRF.[14] He has the habit of saying “Happy Mornings” instead of “good morning” in the show which again caught on quickly with the listeners. As a result, in 2009 the program was renamed as “Happy Mornings”. Apart from RJing & VJing he also produced award winning promos and sparklers which include the Famous radio humor capsules "Kotigadu & Raogaru", BigBaba, Sangeetham Mastar.

Awards and nominations[edit]

As per the IRF statistics RJ Shekar has the record of winning the highest number of IRF awards in India with a total of 14 awards to his Credit.(2 Best promos,8 Best shows, 4 RJ of the year Awards) in 8 years i.e. 2006-2014.[15][16][17][18][19] The Latest being "India Radio Forums Best Breakfast Show of the Year 2014" for Happy Mornings and "Best RJ of the Year 2014"[20]

He is one of the very few RJs who had trained at MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmadabad) in radio Jockeying.

RJ Shekar hosted 92.7 hrs non-stop RJing, the first stunt of its kind in Telugu radio in September 2007,[21] which created huge buzz in the city and helped radio as a whole to grow in Hyderabad.

Movie debut[edit]

He made his debut as an actor in to movies with the Telugu Film named "Welcome Obama" directed by Veteran Director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao.[22] He is also directing a movie "Vethika.."[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Y Krishna Jyothi (18 July 2010). "Desperate to give in, seriously!". Hyderabad 1 (7): 65. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  2. ^ "RJ Shekhar to host ‘BIG Sandadi’ on BIG 92.7FM". CNBC TV 18. Aug 7, 2007. Retrieved Aug 7, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Hyderabadi RJ makes history". The Hans India. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bashastram". Sakshi Telugu Daily. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "RJ Sekhar wins IRF awards for the 6th time". The Hindu. June 7, 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Breakfast with Sekhar". The Hindu. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "RJ Shekar bags his sixth excellence award". IBN Live. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "RJ Shekar creates history, won honours 6th year in row at India Radio Forum 2012". RadioandMusic.com. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Excellence in radio awards". India radio forum. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "RJ Shekhar felicitated". The Hindu. July 11, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Excellence in radio awards". India radio forum. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "93.5 S FM wins India Radio Forum Awards 2007". press release by 93.5 S FM. idlebrain. Retrieved 8 June 2007. 
  13. ^ "On November 6, 2009, I first started Kevu Keka on my show. It referred to anything that means ‘too good.' I am not really looking for credit but when the song Kevu Keka came out for from Gabbar Singh happened, I was the happiest," says Sekhar who's a very good mimic too.". The Hindu. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ruling the airwaves". Young Achievers. NXg is a weekly tabloid from The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2008. 
  15. ^ "India Radio Forum 2007 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)". List of IRF Award Winners for 2007. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2007. 
  16. ^ "India Radio Forum 2008 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)". List of IRF Award Winners for 2008. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  17. ^ "India Radio Forum 2009 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)". List of IRF Award Winners for 2009. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  18. ^ "India Radio Forum 2010 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)". List of IRF Award Winners for 2010. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  19. ^ "India Radio Forum 2011 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)". List of IRF Award Winners for 2011. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  20. ^ "Excellence in radio awards". India radio forum. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "RJ Sekhar launches the 92-hour marathon". The Hindu. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2007. 
  22. ^ movie review, welcome obama. "RJ Shekar Basha and Ananth Sriram have done justice to their respective roles.". oneIndia.in. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Vethika Audio Launch". Press release. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

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