Indukuri Ramakrishna Raju (popularly known as Rajasri) was born on 31st of August 1934 at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh. He was a graduate from Vizianagaram. He was a popular lyricist and dialogue writer. He was an expert for writing lyrics for Telugu films dubbed from Tamil. He became Popular with director Manirathnam’s Tamil films dubbed into Telugu especially with A R Rehman’s music. With developed passion for writing he reached Madras and worked as an assistant to lyricist Pinisetty. He became an assistant director to then busy director Kadaru Nagabhushanam. He has also worked in the story department of great director L V Prasad.
“Simhachalamu maha punya kshethramu varaha narasimhuni divya dhamamu”
“Nannu evaro thakiri kannu evaro kalipiri”
“Mama Chanda mama vinarava naa katha vinte manasu vunte kalisevoo naa jatha”
“Kurisindi vaanaa naa gundelona nee choopule jalluga”
“Ekkado doorana koorchunnavu ikkadi maa thalavrathalu vrasthunnavu chitramaina garadi chesthunnavu thamasha choosthunnavu”
“Madhuvolakapose ee chilipi kallu avi naku vese bangaru sankellu”
“Cheliya cheliya Cheliya Cheliya alala vodilo eduru choosthunna”
“Ninu kori varnam varnam sari sari kalisenu nee nayanam nayanam”
“Yetiloni Sepalanta Yegiregiri thullenanta”
“Veera bobbili kotalo vurumula merupula alajadilo”
“Naa cheli rojave naalo vunnave nine thalichene kallallo neeve kanneeta neeve”
“Paruvam vanala nedu kurisenule muddu muripalalo eedu thadisenulenaa vodilona oka vedi sega regene aa sadilona oka thodu yeda korene”
“O cheliya na priya sakhiya cheyi jarenu na manase yechota adhi jarinado aa jade marachithine”
The above mentioned are the few of best lyrics of Rajasri.
List of films for which Story or Dialogues by Rajasri:-
1. Sri Simhachalakshetra Mahathyam(1955)
2. Bangaru Gajulu(1968)
4. Chaduvu-Samskaram(1975)(also directed the movie)
6. Maa oori devatha(1979)
7. Pellichesi choopistham(1983) music director
8. Maunaragam(1986) directed the film
11. Vichithra Sodarulu(1989)
16. Michel madana kamaraju(1991)
17. Venkanna Babu(1992) music director
19. Mama kodalu(1993)music director
20. Donga Donga(1993)
Rajasri has worked for about 1000 films as lyricist/as a dialogue writer
Songs for most of the Tamil songs to Telugu were so melodious as original because of the lyrics of Rajasri.
Rajasri has worked for most of the films that were dubbed from Tamil to Telugu.
This great writer died on 14th of August 1994.
Today being his birth Anniversary BUSINESS OF TOLLYWOOD salutes this writer for his great contribution for the Telugu cinema.