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Sri. Chandrabose

Chandrabose is an Indian lyricist who writes songs for Tollywood films. He was also a playback singer at the start of his motion picture career.He has won a number of awards as best lyricist.

Chandrabose is from the village of Challagariga in Warangal district, Telangana, in Andhra Pradesh, where he completed high school. He earned a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad.

He has written music for 520 movies to date, with over 1500 songs to his name. Early in his career, he tried working as a singer in Doordarshan, without success. He then decided to switch to working as a lyricist.

His friend Srinath, who suggested the change, introduced him to the director Muppalaneni Siva. Siva had already directed Gharana Alludu and was starting production on Taj Mahal. Music director M. M. Sreelekha helped him with his first movie song, "Manchu Kondalloni Chandramaa", in 1995.

Chandrabose married Suchitra, a choreographer in the Telugu film industry


"Lalita Sri"
Dr.Krishna Vaddepalli

Dr.Krishna Vaddepalli is a renowned poet, writer, and short film director who has plenty of expertise in different forms of media including print, radio, television, and film industry. He started his literary journey in 1968 as a writer of "Lalita geetalu" for Akasavani, with the blessings and encouragement of Dr.C.Narayana Reddy. With encouragement from "Natasamrat" Dr.Akkineni Nageswararao, Dr.Vaddepalli entered the film industry as a film song writer.

Over a period of 40 years Dr.Vaddepalli penned various forms of literature, including kavitalu, lalitageetaalu, naatikalu, gaeya naatikalu, gaeya kathaa kaavyaalu, and kathaanikalu. In the recent past Dr. Vaddepalli spent five years as a central film censor board member and as a judge for the Nandi awards conferred by the Andhra Pradesh state government. He also appeared as a judge on the popular TV Show "Paadutaa Teeyagaa".


Akkiraju Sundara Ramakrishna

Dr.Akkiraju Sundara Ramakrishna

Dr.Akkiraju Sundara Rama Krishna, M.A., Ph.D., is a Multi-faceted Personality. He is an Actor, Anchor, Singer and a Poet. He is a man of versatility. He was born in "Narsaraopet" Guntur Dist. on 23rd April 1949 to his parents Ramaiah and Annapurnamma. He completed his schooling and graduation in his native place and completed his Post Graduation M.A., MOL., M.Phil and Doctorate in Hyderabad. In addition to this he did his Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Arts from Osmania University. He did his Doctoral work on "VENKATA PARVATEESHWARA KAVULU" and their poetical works with special reference to Ramayana under the guidance of the great "URDU AND TELUGU SCHOLAR" late Dr. Iriventi Krishna Murthy, Dept. of Telugu, Osmania University.

Dr. Akkiraju is an international personality in literary, Drama and Music field, and was awarded many titles li ke " KAVITHA GANDIVI " " NATYA SRINADHA " " PADYA VIDYAMANI " " ABHINAVA TENALI RAMA KRISHNA " etc On the Invitation of ' TANA ' Dr. Akkiraju visited U.S.A. in 1993. There he staged the character of " TENALI RAMA KRISHNA " (in Bhuvana Vijayam the court scene of Sri Krishna Devaraya) and won accolades from the Telugu people in the USA, for his great achievements in the field of Music, especially as a singer. His performance at TANA was very highly commended and was awarded the title of " ABHINAVA GHANTASALA " .


Sri. Sirasri

Sirasri (born C Ram Srikanth on 6 April 1979) is an Indian poet, author, lyricist and a film critic. He writes songs for Telugu films. As a film critic, he wrote reviews for Telugu films in a popular Telugu website, Greatandhra till 2010.

C Ram Srikanth was born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. After schooling and graduation in Eluru and Machilipatnam, he completed MBA from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. With an affinity towards Telugu, he did Masters in Telugu literature from Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.

kona venkat

Sri. Kona Venkat

Kona Venkat is most successful writer in Telugu film industry. He is the grandson of late Sri Kona Prabhakar Rao Garu who was the finance minister, assembly speaker and APCC president of our state and Governor of Pondicherry, Sikkim and Maharashtra.

Kona Venkat won the Best writer Award for the movie 'Ready' at the Santhosham Film Awards and well known icon for comedy. Kona Venkat has given stories for some of the biggest movie blockbusters for several years from Puri Jagannadh's Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi to V V Vinayak's Adhurs to Srinu Vaitla's Dookudu and the current Baadshah. He also wrote dialogue (Telugu version) for Ram Gopal Varma's iconic movie 'Satya'.

He is the only Telugu writer who made an impact in Bollywood with Salman Khan's Ready and also writing two more films for him that includes "No entry mein entry" which is starting this October.

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