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Rajashri (31 August 1934 – 14 August 1994) was a famous dialogue and lyrics writer and Music director in Telugu cinema industry.His birth name is Indukuri Ramakrishnam Raju. He has worked with nearly 1000 films, a majority of them are dubbing films. He was aptly called "Anuvaada Brahma". He used to pen lyrics for most of the Telugu movies dubbed from Tamil language.
He was born to Indukuri Appalaraju and Narayanamma in Vizianagaram. He completed his BSc (Physics) from Maharajah College in Vizianagaram. He learned typewriting. He worked as a typist-cum-personal-assistant in Srikakulam District Board. He reached Madras and started assisting writer Pinisetty Sriramamurthy. The first film he worked for as a lyricist was Aada Pettanam (1954), produced by Kadaru Nagabhushanam and Kannamba. He also worked as an assistant director for Kadaru Nagabhusnam for the films like Aada Pettanam, Anna-Thammudu, Paruvu-Pratishta, Shanta, Nithya Kalyanam Paccha Thoranam, Veera Bhaskarudu, and Sri Krishna Maaya.
Rajashri worked with L. V. Prasad in the story department of Prasad Productions for the films like Sasural (1961), Khilona (1970), Thayilla Pillai, etc. He wrote lyrics for films like Rama Sundari.
Rajashri worked with Chalam for some memorable films like Sambaraala Rambabu (1970), Bullemma Bullodu, Devudamma, Thulaabhaaram (1974), Ramude Devudu, Ooriki Upakaari, etc. He also wrote some memorable songs in these films.
Rajashri has worked with director Mani Ratnam for some great movies like: Mouna Ragam (1986), Naayakudu (1987), Gharshana (1988), Anjali (1990), Dalapathi (1991), Roja (1992), and Donga Donga (1993). He got dialogues written by him for the straight Telugu film Geethanjali (1989).
He has also composed music for few films like Mama Kodalu (1993) and Venkanna Babu (1992) directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.
He died while asleep during the shooting of Premikudu on 14 August 1994, in Chennai. His son Rajashri Sudhakar has penned dialogues and songs for some films that were dubbed into Telugu.
Aada Pettanam (1954) (lyrics)
Sri Simhachala Kshetra Mahima (1965) (dialogues and lyrics: "Simhacahalamu Maha Punya Kshetramu")
Bangaru Gaajulu (1968) (story)
Mooda Nammakaalu (1968) (writer)
Sattekalapu Satteya (1969) (lyrics: "Nannu Evaro Thakiri Kannu Evaro Kalipiri")
Sambarala Rambabu (1970) (lyrics: "Mama Chandamama Vinarava Maa Katha"
Thedi Vandha Mappillai (1970) (story)
Mattilo Manikyam (1971) (lyrics: "Kurisindi Vaana Naa Gundelona", "Malli Malli Padali Ee Paata")
Bullemma Bullodu (1972) (lyrics: "Nee Papam Pandenu Nedu"))
Devudamma (1972) (lyrics: "Ekakdo Doorana Koorchunnavu", "Papalu Manchiki Roopalu"")
Mathru Murthi (1972) (lyrics: "Nee Needala Nannu Kadaladanee")
Chaduvu Samskaram (1974) (director and lyrics: "Love is Blind Prema Guddidi")
Kannavari Kalalu (1974) (lyrics: "Madhuvolakabose Ee Chilipi Kallu")
Thulabharam (1974) (lyrics: "Radhaku Neevera Pranam")
Maa Daivam (1976) (lyrics: "Oke Kulam Oke Matham Andaru Okate")
Patnavaasam (1978) (writer)
Maavuri Devatha (1979) (dialogue)
Edantastula Meda (1980) (lyrics: "Idi Megha Sandeshamo")
Pilla Zamindar (1980) (lyrics: "Andalolike Nanda Kishorudu")
Swapna (1980) (lyrics: "Ide Naa Modati Premalekha")
Swayamvaram (1982) (lyrics: "Akasam Enduko Patchabaddadi")
Pelli Chesi Choopistam (1983) (music director)
Prema Sagaram (1983) (lyrics: "Chakkanaina O Chirugaali")
Shri Ranganeethulu (1983) (lyrics: "Panchami Poota Manchidani")
Sangeetha Samrat (1984) (lyrics: "Idi Kannulu Palike Ragam")
Mouna Ragam from Mouna Ragam (1986) (Telugu Dubbed dialogues and lyrics)
Nayakudu from Nayakan (1987) (Telugu Dubbed dialogues)
Talambralu (1987) (lyrics: "Idi Pata Kaane Kaadu")
Gharshana (1988) (lyrics: "Ninnu Kori Varnam", "Oka Brundavanam Soyagam")
Vaishali from Vaishali (1988)
Geethanjali (1989) (dialogues)
Vichitra Sodarulu from Apoorva Sahodarargal (1989) (Telugu Dubbed dialogues)
Prema Pavuralu from Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) (lyrics) (Dubbed version)
Anjali from Anjali (1990) (Dubbed version)
Dalapathi from Thalapathi (1991) (Dubbed version)
Michael Madana Kamaraju from Michael Madana Kama Rajan (1991) (Telugu Dubbed dialogues)
Venkanna Babu (1992) (music director)
Gentleman from Gentleman (1993) (Telugu Dubbed dialogues & lyrics)
Mama Kodalu (1993) (music director)
Premikudu from Kadhalan (1994) (Telugu Dubbed dialogues & Lyrics)
Tulasi Dalam (dialogues)
Ninaivil Nindraval (1967) (Tamil) (Story)
Selva Magal (Tamil) (Story)