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Ramajogayya Sastry Darivemula (born 24 August 1970) is an Indian film lyricist, known for his works in Telugu cinema. He 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 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 Vaitla offered Sastry to work in many of their films before he rose to stardom with the song Om Namaste Bolo in the film Ready. He won Filmfare award for the devotional song Sadaasiva Sanyaasii! from the film Khaleja.
He played a short and uncredited role in King as a music assistant for a music director Jayasurya played by Brahmanandam.
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, recently worked for Actor Pawan Kalyan Katamarayudu title song "Mira Mira Meesam" for which Anup Rubens composed the soundtrack.
2019 Mr. KK, Vinaya Vidheya Rama, Viswasam(Dubbed version)
2018 Vishwaroopam II, Next Enti?, Amar Akbar Anthony, Savyasachi, Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava, Bharat Ane Nenu, Naa Peru
Surya, Naa Illu India, Mahanati, Sammohanam
2017 Jai Lava Kusa, Duvvada Jagannadham, Spyder (film),Om Namo Venkatesaya, Jaya Janaki Nayaka, Aakatayi
2016 Dictator, Nenu Sailaja, Soggade Chinni Nayana, Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu, Oopiri, Sardaar Gabbar Singh, Eedo Rakam
Aado Rakam, Sarrainodu, Supreme, A Aa, Oka Manasu, Janatha Garage, Majnu Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Lyricist for
2015 Srimanthudu, S/O Satyamurthy, Raghuvaran B.tech, Baahubali: The Beginning, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, Bruce Lee – The Fighter
2013 Vishwaroopam, Attharintiki Daaredhi, Mirchi
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 Kathi, Baava, Brindavanam, Mahesh Khaleja, Don Seenu, Maryada Ramanna, Shubhapradam, Manmadha
Banam(Dubbed version) Won Filmfare award for best lyrics for Mahesh Khaleja.
Won Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist - Telugu for Mahesh Khaleja (2010),
Won Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist - Telugu for Janatha Garage (2016),
Won Best Lyricist Maa Music award(2013 for 2012 films) for Endukante... Premanta!,
2011: SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist for "Guruvaram March" - Dookudu,
Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the song "Srimanthuda" from the movie Srimanthudu in 2015,
Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the song "Pranaamam Pranaamam" from the movie Janatha Garage in 2016,