Ravi Kumar is a Lyricist from India. He works in Telugu Cinema. He penned lyrics for more than 390 songs and has contributed to more than 125 films. He considerably worked with directors like
Puri Jagannadh and music director Chakri and S.S. Thaman. He predominantly writes songs appealing to the masses. His genres include mass, melodies, and romance. He gained the credit and won two Santosham Film Awards in the year 2006 and 2008. He also received SIIMA Award in 2013. Ravi Kumar Bhaskarabhatla born on June 5, 1974, in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was brought up in Rajahmundry among five siblings. He got passionate about literature and got the inspiration from his maternal Grandfather Aravelli Rajagopalacharya, in his early years of childhood. While he was in Rajamundry he used to visit Gouthami library and it influenced him to approach into poetry.
He got encouraged by looking at the movie posters. He attended his B.A. in Telugu and did a job as a film journalist in Eanadu, Hyderabad for over 10 years. Later he stepped out of his job to pursue a career in the film industry. Ravi Kumar got married to Lalitha, a B.Sc graduate from Warangal on August 13, 1998. They have two daughters Amanta and Samhita. Ravi Kumar first appeared as a Lyricist in the year 2000. The first film he worked in was of the director E.V.V. Satyanarayana called Goppinti Alludu, starring
Nandamuri Balakrishna. He was spurred on to be a Lyricist by actor
Tanikella Bharani and Composer Chakri. The first break he grabbed was in 2001 film, Puri Jagannadh directed, Itlu
Sravani Subramanyam. The music of this movie was hit.
He worked for 15 movies with Puri Jagannadh and worked for 65 films with Chakri, the composer. Ravi Kumar and Chakri took the first step in their career together. Ravi also worked with other famous faces of directors, E.V.V. Satyanarayana,
Trivikram Srinivas, etc. Some of his popular songs include Sravani Subramanyam, Bommanu Geesthe from
Bommarillu, Malli Kuyave Guvva from Itlu, Gallo Thelinattunde from Jalsa, Pellenduke Ravanamma from Bumper Offer and Ippatikinka Naa Vayasu from Pokiri. Ravi Kumar victoriously secured a Film award by Santosham Film Award for his song in the year 2006. The song title was from the movie, “Bommarillu”. In 2008, he again won the same award for the movie, Neninthe. He again prevailed in SIIMA award for a song from the movie Businessman in the year 2013. The song was titled, “Sir Osthara”.