Ghantasala, whose full name is Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, was a singer and music composer who worked on films from various languages like Tamil, Hindi, Tulu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Telegu. He was born on December 4, 1922, in Choutapalli, Gudivada, Krishna district, Madras Presidency, India. His father, Soorayya Ghantasala, was a singer too. In his childhood, his father would sing, and he would dance to his tunes. However, he died when Ghantasala was still very young. After his death, his maternal uncle took his responsibility. Patrayani Sitarama Sastry is his teacher. Maharajah's Government College of Music and Dance, Vijayanagar is his educational institution. His had two wives named Savitri and Sarala Devi.

He had four daughters and four sons from both his marriage. He was an active participant in the Quit India Movement and went to the jail for eighteen months for it. After his punishment ended, he had a chance meeting with Samudrala Raghavacharya, who took him under his wings. Samudrala suggested him to utilize his talent and work in films. People got to hear his voice first on All India Radio. From here, he switched to singing for movies and albums. His projects include Laxmamma, Jhandaa Ooncha Rahe Hamara, Mana Desam, Jayabheri, Patala Bhairavi, Mahakavi Kalidasu, Lava Kusa, Gundamma Katha, Pandava Vanavasam, Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha, Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu, Sri Krishnaanjaneya Yuddham, Suguna Sundari Katha, and much more. Pendyala Nageswara Rao, who has worked with him on several occasions says that most of the phrases that he has sung for him were only one take songs.

He had performed not only in India but countries like England, United States of America, and Germany. He has an envious record of winning Andhra Pradesh's Best Playback Singer Award for thirty years in a row. The Indian government honored him with the Padmashri. The industry and the audience use to call him Gaana Gandharva as he had a beautiful voice. The Postal Office of U.S. created a stamp which had his face with the help of North American Telugu Society and Telugu Literary and Cultural Association. Ghantala is the only singer after Annamacharya, a poet belonging to the fifteenth century, who got to perform devotional songs inside the premises of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. CH Rama Rao is in the process of writing a movie which takes inspiration from him. He died on February 11, 1974, due to heart-related ailments. Even after his death, he continues to inspire several Indian aspiring singers.

Mickey J Meyer Telugu Actor

Mickey J Meyer

Mickey J Meyer is an Indian origin talented persona. He took birth in Hyderabad and is on the voyage of Carnatic music since then. He contributed mainly to Telugu and Kannada cinema. He completed his degree in music at Trinity College of music and studied at St. Mary’s College. Meyer’s sense of music stands different and is a harmonious mixture of western as well as traditional Indian. Mickey got his music inspiration from A.R Rahman. His music dream came into light after passing out from Trinity College of Music. His career as music director began from the movie Pothe Poni, which was followed by 10th Class. After this, he gave music in Notebook. Success came to his life while working with Sekhar Kammula for Happy Days. Happy Days received a phenomenal response and Mickey got appreciated for his work. He also turned to music composer for the above- mentioned movie and fetched many famous awards. He grabbed Flimfare Awards South as well as Nandi Award for Happy Days. His journey in the music industry flourished even more after he got a chance to be the music director in Jolly Days and Inidhu Inidhu. Jolly Days and Inidhu Inidhu are Kannada and Tamil version of Happy Days. Big achievement knocked his door again in the form of Kotha Bangaru Lokam, which fetched him another round of Filmfare Awards South and Nandi Awards. Mickey’s career as music director and composer got well established in Telugu film industry and went on to deliver melodies for the movies Routine love story, Leader and Maro Charitra. His background music is always widely appreciated by critics and audiences. His other notable works include Chakkili Gintha, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. He also composed the song, Chandamamala for Anaganaga O Dheerudu and the title track of Yuva.    


K. V. Mahadevan

Born on March 14, 1918, in Kanyakumari, Travancore, Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan was an Indian vocalist, musician, music producer, lyricist and composer known for his works in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu cinema. He belongs to Tamil Brahmin family. He began his career as a composer with Tamil movie Avan Amaran by Nagercoil S. Nagarajan in 1950. The exceptional elements of his compositions were giving essential significance to lyrics and forming music that is impeccably suited to verses. He continually kept a base in the Carnatic music frameworks and offering autonomy to vocalists and different colleagues to openly contribute thoughts for enhancing his pieces. The well-known Tamil motion pictures for which he composed music are Adimai Penn by K. Sankar, Vaanampadi by G. R. Nathan, Thiruvilayadal by A. P. Nagarajan, Thiruvarutselvar by A. P. Nagarajan, and much more. His one of the best music created is "Mannavan vanthaanadi" tune from the movie Thiruvarutselvar. His most famous melodies in Telugu was in the motion pictures coordinated by K. Viswanath such as Swathi Kiranam, Sankarabharanam, Jeevana Jyothi, Saptapadi and much more. He delivered many hit tunes teaming up with amazing director K. Viswanath including the numerous national honor winning Sankaraabharanam. He is plainly the chief with the most number of melodic graph busters in over 60 years of Telugu music and the majority of his films went ahead to make film industry records as he was a piece of the best-specialized groups of exceptionally fruitful executives as K. Bapaiah, Adurthi Subba Rao, Bapu, K. Viswanath, K. S. Prakash Rao, V. Madhusoodana Rao, V. B. Rajendra Prasad and many others. He likewise formed music alongside composers Ravindra Jain and K. Pukazhenti for TV serial Noopur by performing artist Hema Malini. Mahadevan is known as one of the few musicians to bring the virtue of classical music into the audience. His tunes gave essential significance to lyrics, a critical characteristic that made the track stand out time. His lyricists incorporated record-breaking greats, for example, Mysore Vasudevachar, Acharya Atreya, Devulapalli Arudra, Srirangam Srinivasa Rao, CNR, Dasaradhi, Sirivennela, Kosaraju, and Veturi. He routinely coordinated maestro artists Leela, Ghantasala and P. Suseela. He was exceptionally reserved with the usage of vocalists along these lines giving various open doors in preparing singers like Vani Jayaram, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chithra, Janaki and Yesudas, some triumphant the national honor for best playback singing many times with his melodies. He got National Film Award for the movie Kandan Karunai in 1967 and Sankarabharanam in 1979 for Best Music Direction. He was the first to get an honor. The last motion picture was Swathi Kiranam for which he composed music in 1992. He left the world on June 21, 2001, at the age of 83.

K. V. Mahadevan Telugu Actor