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Purnananda Prabhakara Gururaju, Penned name Bhuvana Chandra is an Indian lyricist, renowned for his work in the Telugu cinema. He served in the Indian Air Force for 18 years before turning into a lyricist. He penned lyrics for more than 2000 songs which include the films of popular Telugu actors like Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Pavan Kalyan, and others. 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.
Bhuvana Chandra was born in Gullapudi, Krishna district and brought up in Chintalapudi, West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He learned Typing, and Shorthand and held tuition 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. He participated in the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971 and received 4 medals.
With the help of writer Tenneti Hemalatha, he met film directors Jandhyala, and Relangi Narasimha Rao. 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 film Naku Pellam Kavali.
Later he wrote all the songs for Vijaya Bapineedu 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 blockbuster film Gang Leader also got good fame.
Bhuvana Chandra wrote lyrics for songs in the following films and albums, amongst many others:
Nuvve Kavali (2000)
Cheli (2001, Dubbed version)
Neeke manasichaanu (2003)
Chandramukhi (2005, Dubbed version)
Dishyum Dishyum (2006)
Nuvvu Premiste Chaalu (2007)
Mr. Medhavi (2007)
Arya MBBS (2008)
Bhale Dongalu (2008)
Aha… Enta Andam (2008)
Sachin (2009, Dubbed version)
Veedokkade (2009, Dubbed version)
Ananda Tandavam (2009)
Seetharamula Kalyanam (2010)
Shikkar (Malayalam film-2010)
Robo (2010, Dubbed version)
Gharana Mogudu (1992)
Awards : He received number of awards from different organizations.
Kala Sagar Award
Kovvali Centenary Award
Vanguri Foundation Honour