Shobha Raju – a popular Indian musician, devotional singer, writer and composer.

She was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India for her contributions to arts in 2010.


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Shobha Raju

Shobha Raju is a famous Indian performer, reflection vocalist, essayist and writer, known as an example of sankirtana of the good news of the fifteenth century holy person arranger, Annamacharya.

Shobha Raju is a famous Indian performer, reflection vocalist, essayist and writer, known as an example of sankirtana of the good news of the fifteenth century holy person arranger, Annamacharya. She was granted the Padma Shri by Government of India for her commitments to expressions in 2010. She is the organizer behind “Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini” (ABV).

Career

While forming her own melodies at four years old, to cutting her most memorable gramophone record and turning into an All India Radio Artiste at 16 years old, to being granted the award at public level contests at 17 years old, she has been continually prepared under different music experts like Sri Nedunuri Krishna Murthy and Mrs. Rajyalakshmi in music, Mr. R. G. Narayana Raju for otherworldliness, among others. Dr. Shobha is the principal beneficiary of TTD’s grant in 1976 to study and start a precedent for the proliferation of Annamacharya’s structures, and was likewise picked as the main select artiste for the spread of Annamacharya”s pieces in 1978. Her most memorable sound collection, “Venkateswara Geeta Malika” is all around the world well known among Telugu people group.

Aside from filling in as Project Officer for

Aside from filling in as Project Officer for “Rama Rasa Vahini”, a music-based project in Endowments Dept, supported by Bhadrachalam Devasthanam; creating books, for example, “Srihari Padartham”, “Peda Tirumalayya Parichayam”; her different ventures in the field of music and culture include: National Level Music Competitions to empower youth, association of the commemorations of Annamacharya; finding and distributing 39 sytheses of Annamayya as the “Annamayya Gupta Sankeertanadhanam”; “Shanti Sankeertanam” to edify individuals against the demonstrations of psychological oppression; “Nagara Sankeertana”, singing in parades for otherworldly mindfulness; stage shows and show of “Sankeertanaushadham” (Therapeutic Music Programs) to help patients in the medical clinics both at India and abroad; self-prearranged melodic element, “Annamayya Katha”; show of “Upashamana Sankeertana”, an extraordinary program for the help of the detainees; composing the story, script, screenplay, exchanges, music, and coordinating a tele-sequential, “Sri Annamacharya”; use of “Swarayoga”, an exceptional program for the character improvement; yearly “Vaggeyakarotsavams” of 1983 celebrated in public level; and others. She assumed a significant part in getting the Postal Dept of Govt. of India to deliver the postage stamp of Annamacharya in Annamayyapuram.

Sobha Raju was brought into the world in Vayalpadu, Annamayya District, A.P. Her dad R. G. Narayana Raju, a resigned Deputy Collector was a local of Tirumala Reddypalle, Chitoor Dist. what's more, her most memorable profound coach, while her mom Smt. Rajyalakshmi, was her most memorable music educator in Music.

Biography

Sobha Raju was brought into the world in Vayalpadu, Annamayya District, A.P. Her dad R. G. Narayana Raju, a resigned Deputy Collector was a local of Tirumala Reddypalle, Chitoor Dist. what’s more, her most memorable profound coach, while her mom Smt. Rajyalakshmi, was her most memorable music educator in Music. She did her B.A. with History, Economics and Music from Sri. Padmavathi Women’s College, Tirupati, A. P. She is hitched to Dr. S. Nanda Kumar, who surrendered the post of Project Executive in National Dairy Development Board to help her central goal. She accepted her preparation in music from educators like, Mr. Pullaiah, Mr. D. Seshagiri Rao, Mr. Pakala Munirathnam, Mr Tiruttani Krishnamurthy, Prof. Kalpakam, Sri Nedunuri Krishna Murthy garu. Otherworldly Masters: She is incredibly roused by the lessons of Sri Ramakrishana Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda. Master Paramahamsa Yoganandaji’s instructing impact her. The blessed organization of H. H. Swamy Chinmayyanandaji, H. H. Master Dayanandaji, H. H. Sri Swamy Vidya Prakasanandaji, and Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai Baba helped an extraordinary arrangement in trim her character. She used to sing Bhajans and present Bhagawad Geeta during their talks

Other work

Dr. Shobha Raju is also a writer. She has written many stories and articles published by the popular magazines and papers including Andhra Prabha, Swathi, Andhra Bhoomi etc. She is also the author of a few booklets like “Sripadartham” (Commentaries to Annamayya Compositions), “Pedatirumalayya Parichayam” etc. She has been composing many songs and poetry pieces right from her childhood. Her compositions are bought out into audio albums by different audio companies and temples. Music Composer: Dr. Shobha Raju has been a well acclaimed music composer. Different audio companies have brought out her albums for which she herself set the music. She is also the music director for the Tele serial “Sri Annamacharya”. She is the Director of many video programs, including the Tele serial “Sri Annamacharya”. She is an organiser of many events and festivals.

Dr. Shobha Raju is a recipient of the civilian award

Awards and recognition

Dr. Shobha Raju is a recipient of the civilian award “Padma Shri” from the Government of India in 2010. Government of Andhra Pradesh honored her with Hamsa Award in 2013. Dr.Shobha Raju also received many other awards in the field of art, culture and music. These include: “Annamayya Pada Kokila” by Telugu Association of North America; “Sankeertana Praveena” by Telugu Kala Samithi, Kuwait in 2000; Paidi Lakshmiah Merit Award; “Ugadi Puraskar” by Madras Telugu Academy; “Smt Ravoori Kanthamma Bharadwaja Award”; “ANR Swarna Kankanam”; “Abhinava Annamayya” by Telugu Association of North Texas; “Out Standing Woman Award” by NTR Trust; “Out Standing Woman Award” by Mahila Congress on the eve of Indira Gandhi’s birthday; among many more. Apart from her graduation from Sri Padmavathi Women’s College of Tirupati, she has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from P.S. Telugu University; has been honoured as “Asthana Vidushi” by the Dwaraka Tirumala Devasthanam, India; The India Cultural center & Temple, Memphis, Tennessee, United States, nominated as a member on the South Zone Cultural Centre & South Central Zone Cultural Center in 1985; a member on the advisory panel of regional ICCR; and serving many years as Advisor, Annamacharya Project, TTD.

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