Ramajogayya Sastry (born 24 August 1970) is an Indian film lyricist, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu music.
Ramajogayya Sastry was brought into the world in Arepalli Muppalla, Ipuru Mandal close to Narasaraopet of Guntur region. His dad, Suryaprakasa Rao, was a minister and agriculturist and his mom Saraswatamma is a housewife. He did his B.Tech.from REC 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 wrote verses for more than 100 movies in Telugu and is a renowned lyricist in Andhra Pradesh. He is famous for his lively and appealing verses, while he has much of the time shown his capacity to compose verses for additional difficult circumstances in films. He liked turning into a vocalist. He previously wrote verses for a Kannada film. Film Star V. Ravichandran acquainted him with Krishna Vamsi who thusly acquainted him with Sirivennela Sitaramasastri. Upon Sastry’s solicitation, Seetharama Shastri acknowledged him as his protégé hence empowering him to level up his verse composing abilities. Sastry initially wrote verses for the film Yuvasena, a revamp of the Malayalam film 4 The People. He got Rs.20000 as first compensation for his two melodies in the film.
Entertainer maker Mohan Babu and movie chief Srinu Vaitla offered Sastry to work in a significant number of their movies before he rose to fame with the melody “Om Namaste Bolo” (Telugu: ఓం నమస్తే బోలో) in the film Ready. He won Filmfare grant for the reflection melody Sadaasiva Sanyaasii! (Telugu: సదాశివ సన్యాసీ!) from the film Khaleja. He played a short and uncredited work in King as a music partner for a music boss Jayasurya played by Brahmanandam. He won a music award from the Telugu station Star Maa for sections of the tune “Apple Beauty” from the film Janatha Garage. He moreover composed the title tune Jayaho Janatha for a comparative film which was conveyed in 2016. He then worked for Pawan Kalyan’s Katamarayudu title tune “Mira Meesam” for which Anup Rubens made the soundtrack.
- Won Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu for Khaleja (2010)
- Won Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu for Janatha Garage (2016)
- Won CineMAA Award for Best Lyricist for Endukante… Premanta! (2012)
- 2021: SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist (Telugu) for ”Butta Bomma” – Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2021)
- 2017: SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist (Telugu) for ”Pranaamam” – Janatha Garage (2016)
- 2012: SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist (Telugu) for “Guruvaram March” – Dookudu (2011)
- 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