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.

 

 

Ghantasala

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.

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