Rakendu Mouli is one of the most versatile artists of the Telugu film industry as he is a lyric writer, singer, music composer and also does dubbing for movies. He is the youngest son of ‘Vennelakanti’, who himself was a lyric writer and a famous music composer. Rakendu’s mother was a lover of music as well but due to tough circumstances, could not pursue it. Hence, Rakendu fulfilled his dream. His father was originally from the city of Nellore and mother was from Guntur city. In his early twenties, he took Bharata Natyam and Carnatic vocal classes and learned it for a period of nine years.
His elder brother is ‘Shashank Vennelakanti’, who is a dialogue writer. He writes for dubbing movies. Rakendu is proud of his talented family. He says whenever he has any doubt; he doesn’t hunt for the solution. His father has an answer for everything. He is an encyclopedia of the Telugu industry. His brother helps him to stay in touch with all the latest changing trends of the film line. Rakendu calls the film “Sagara Sangamam” as his inspiration. When he saw the movie, he started admiring ‘Kamal Haasan’ and the art of singing and dancing. He was just in the fifth standard then. Though he was good at studies, yet he chose the film line. He used to take part in extra-curricular activities and his family always supported him. He won various prizes for his talent in school and college.
His career in the industry began as a singer, and he sang for many films like “Shopping Mall”, “Awara”, “Rakshasudu”, “Priya Priyathama”, “Dare”, etc. His debut film as a singer was “Andala Rakshasi”, which is a Telugu romance film directed and written by ‘Hanu Raghavapudi’. People were always amazed at the trio: Vennelakanti, Shashank, and Rakendu. All were highly talented and did great work in the industry. Rakendu used to help his brother in dialogue writing. He always wanted to do something different and think out of the box. His journey has just begun and wants to do a lot more. He has sung for around twenty-five movies and composed music for the movies as well.