Bhuvana Chandra

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Bhuvana Chandra
Born Bhuvana Chandra
(1949-08-17) 17 August 1949 (age 68) [1]
Gullapudi, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India[2]
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu,
Chintalapudi, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh
Nationality Indian
Occupation Lyricist
Spouse(s) Sesha Samrajya Lakshmi

Bhuvana Chandra is an Indian lyricist, renowned for his work in the Telugu cinema.[2] He served in the Indian Air Force for 18 years before turning into a lyricist.[3] He penned lyrics for more than 2000 songs which include the films of popular Telugu actors like Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Pavan Kalyan, and others.[4] He also wrote more than 100 stories, a novel, and many articles in magazines. He participated as a judge in some reality shows. He also acted in the film Welcome Obama directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Bhuvana Chandra was born in Gullapudi, Krishna district and brought up in Chintalapudi, West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.[2] He used to frequent the library and read a lot of books since his childhood. He learned Typing, and Shorthand and held tutions for students to make a living. Along with a friend, he went for the selections of Indian Air Force and got selected. His first posting was in Delhi. He served in the Indian Air Force and took voluntary retirement before turning into a lyricist.[4] He participated in the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971 and received 4 medals.[2]

Career[edit]

With the help of writer Tenneti Hemalatha, he met film directors Jandhyala, and Relangi Narasimha Rao. They wanted to talk to him later. With the help of another friend, he met film maker Vijaya Bapineedu. He challenged him to write lyrics for a situation and impress him, which he successfully completed. He made his debut as a lyricist with Vijaya Bapineedu's film Naku Pellam Kavali.[3]

Later he wrote all the songs for Vijaya Bapineedu's next film Maa Inti Maharaju. Then he wrote three songs for Khaidi No. 786 which got him good recognition. Guvva Gorinkatho song from this movie became a big hit. The songs in the block buster film Gang Leader also got good fame.

Films and albums[edit]

Bhuvana Chandra wrote lyrics for songs in the following films and albums, amongst many others:

Awards[edit]

He received number of awards from different organizations.[2]

  • Kala Sagar Award
  • Vamsee Award
  • Kovvali Centenary Award
  • Samudrala Award
  • Vanguri Foundation Honour

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musicologist, Raja. "మద్రాస్ వదిలి వెళ్ళిపోతానని మాట ఇవ్వాలి అన్నారు విజయ బాపినీడు - భువనచంద్ర". gotelugu.com. Go Telugu. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Bhuvana Chandra Profile on Telugu Cinema writers Association website". telugucinewritersassociation.com. Telugu Cinema Writers Association. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b M. L, Narasimham. "‘I wrote ‘vana vana…’ in the train’". thehindu.com. The Hindu. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b TNN. "Bhuvana Chandra served IAF for 18 years". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Times of India. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 

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