Learned Karnatic Classical Music-Vocal, Desciple of Late Srirangam Gopalaratnam, Dr. Kovela Santha, Late Vasa Padmanabham,
Haripriya and Revathi Ratnaswamy.
Playback Singing, Music Direction,
Singing in Radio, Doordarshan T.V serials and In Stage Shows.
Giving Voice (Dubbing) for Films and
Anchoring For T.V Shows And Stage Shows.
Worked as Film Journalist for Eenadu , the largest circulated Telugu Daily & Sitara, the Largest circulated Film weekly in Andhra Pradesh, for 12 yrs. (1990-2002)
BEST NEW PLAYBACK SINGER AWARD for the year 1994 from Vamsee International Film Society, Hyderabad for the film NANNAGARU Directed by Dr. Dasari Narayana Rao, legend of Telugu Cinema.
A.P STATE NANDI AWARD as The Best Singer for the year 1995 from Andhra Pradesh State Government for the Tele Film “AMMA MANASU" produced by Nationally formed film production PADMALAYA STUDIOS Private Limited., Directed by Late Dr. M. Prabhakar Reddy, Artist and Writer of Telugu Cinema.
RAJEEV GANDHI NATIONAL INTEGRATED
AWARD 1995, by Geetha Art Theatres, Hyderabad,
as a Best Singer in Light Music.
BEST FILM JOURNALIST AWARD – 1996 given by
Dasari Musical Academy, Guntur.
A.P.MAANASAVEENA UGADI PURASKAR 1997 as a Best Singer.
BEST SINGER & MUSIC DIRECTOR AWARD 1998, given by Sarvardha Sankshema Samithi, a spiritual & Social Service Organization, for the Tele Serials – BHAKTHA KAVI POTHANA and BHARATIYA SAMSKRUTHI SIKHARALU, telecast from Doordarshan Kendra, Hyderabad.
BEST SINGER OF TWIN CITIES – 2000 (Hyderabad & Secunderabad) award given by Andhra Pradesh Film Circle.
SANGEETHARATNA GHANTASALA AWARD- 2003 given by Andhra Pradesh Kalavedika at Hyderabad.
ETA (EUROPEAN TELUGU ASSOCIATION) GHANTASALA AWARD – 2003, given at Burmingham, U.K.
NAADABRAHMA GHANTASALA AWARD – 2003 given by Houston Telugu Association, U.S.A.
Kalabandhu Dr. T. Subbarami Reddy, Union Minister, Shashtipurthi Puraskaram – 2003 at Visakhapatnam.
Felicitation by Sharukh Khan and Sridevi, Indian Film Actor and Actress, on the occasion of Dr. T.Subbaramireddy’s Shastipurthi Celebrations at Bombay.
GAANA GANDHARVA GHANTASALA PURASKARAM - 2004 given by Melukalayika Foundation, Bangalore.
BEST SIGNER AWARD – 2004 given by Delhi Telugu Academy , for T.V. Serials (Srinivasa Lilalu & Ganga) Tele Casted from Gemini T.V.
BEST SINGER 2004 VAARTHA - VASAVI T.V. AWARD.
MOST MEMORABLE SINGER AWARD 2004 by Telugu Association of South Califronia,.at Los Angeles USA , on July 10th 2004.
UGADI PURSKAR-2006 & RASTRIAYA VIKAS SIROMANI AWARD by DELHI Telugu Academy.
Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr. N.T.RAMA RAO in 1995.
UGADI PURASKARAM from the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri. N. Chandrababu Naidu in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
GHANTASALA KALASAMTHI ADDANKI 2006.
Andhra Pradesh Kalavedika in connection of Ghantasala Cine Geetha Vajrotsvam- 2006
BATA (BAY AREA Telugu Association) Colombus, Ohoyo. U.S.A.
UGADI FELICITATION 2006 by Former Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr. Y.S. Rajeshkar Reddy.
Life Time Achievement Award Given by Abhinandana Cultural Organization - 2015
Vivekananda Seva Puraskar by Youvakala Vahini Cultural Organization
VISISHTA PURASKARAMS BY:
Former Prime Minister of India Sri. P.V. Narasimha Rao, Former Vice President of India Sri Krishna Kanth, Smt. Rama Devi, Former Governor of Karnataka State, “Bharat Ratna” Pandit Ravi Shankar, International Sitar Player.
DR. AKKINENI NAGESWARA RAO, Eminent Artist of Telugu Cinema.
Gnanapeeth Awardee, Padmabhushan Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, an eminent poet of Telugu Literature.
SRI. BANDARU DATTATREYA, Union Cabinet Minister, Govt. of India.
SRI. G.M.C. BALAYOGI, Former Speaker of Indian Parliament.
SRI. CH. RAMOJI RAO, Chairman, Ramoji Group of Companies.
“Padmabhushan” Dr. CHIRANJEEVI,The Mega Star of Telugu Cinema.
“Padmabhushan” SRI. RAJINIKANTH, TAMIL SUPAR STAR at Visakhapatnam.
VAMSI-GHANTASALA VISISHTA PURASKARAM-2007 on February 11th by Vamsi International Film Society, at Hyderabad.
Felicitated by GHANTASALA GOLD MEDAL-2007 by Ragasapthaswaram Cultural Organization on 3.1.2008
Karunasri JANDHYALA PAPAIAH SASTRY AWARD given by Manasa Art Theatres on 4thAugust, 2010.
FELICITATIONS WITH TITLES:
Some of the Cultural Organizations felicitated with following titles:
TELUGU LITERARY AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF NEWYORK and awarded with the title - "GAANA THAPASVI" on 9th December 2006,in New York.
BEST SINGER AWARD WITH ‘GAAYAKAMOULI’ TITLE – 2004 given by Kalarajyam Cultural Organisation, Hyderabad.
GAANAGANDHARVA Title given by Telugu Association of Bostan USA in 2004
GHANTASALA MAANASAPUTHRA Title by TAMA (Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta) in 2007., IN Atlanta, USA
ABHINAVA GHANTASALA Title presented by Padmasri. Dr. K Viswanath, Vetern Director of Telugu Cinema, Organised by Saladi Family In the Presence of the deligates fromTANA & ATA. On th May 19, 2007, in New York, USA
GEETHA GAANA SAMRAT Title given by TLCA (Telugu Literary & Cultural Association) of New York, USA.
GAAANAKALAA SAMRAT Title given by Greater Indianapolis Telugu Association, at Indianapolis USA , on July 20, 2008.
SWARA GANGADHARA Title given by‘ “Amruthavarshini Cultural Association”-Hyderabad on 22nd August, 2009, on the occation of 75th birth Anniversary of Late Sri. K.RAMAN.
Andhra Pradesh State Government Functions like Nandi Film Awards, A.P. Formation Day Celebrations and other Festival Celebrations.
World Telugu Federation Programme 1997 & 2004 at Hyderabad, A.P.
Felicitation for N.T.Rama Rao by South Indian Film Field 1995 at Secunderabad, A.P.
South Indian Cultural Association, Hyderabad.
European Telugu Association, London on 2001 & 2003.
DELHI TELUGU ACADEMY-DELHI & HYDERABAD…2005.
SWARAKALPANAVADHANAM –2005 A unique Musical Feat, composition on the spot.
Organised and sung in Music Show for ATA (American Telugu Association) July 2002 at Dallas, 2004 at Chicago,.2006 at Losangels and in 2003 for TANA ( TELUGU ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA ) U.S.A. and toured WashingtonDC,Boston,Houston,Detroit, Bloomington, Columbus Ohio, Pittusburg, Atlanta, Sanfrancisco, New York, Indianapolis, Minniapolis, Milwauke etc,.
Presented - "MADHURA GEETHALU" SHOW - for SINGAPORE TELUGU CULTURAL FESTIVAL - 2006. organised by Singapore Telugu Samajam on April3, 2006.
Organised Music Show for STAR CRICKET MATCH – 2003 for MAA (Movie Artists’ Association) held at L.B. Stadium, Hyderabad, Telangana., India.
“MADHURA GITHANJALI” MUSIC SHOW 2003 by TANA (Telugu Association of North America) AND 2004 ATA. (American Telugu Association)
A personality Development oriented Music Programme on BHAGAVADGITA given for the Telugu People of Kuwait in January, 2010.
MUSIC DIRECTION :
BHARATHIYA SAMSKRUTHI SIKHARALU (Doordarshan)
MAHA GANAPATHI(Gemini TV)
NATASAMRAAT (Gemini TV)
NAAGABALA (E TV)
SAMBHAVAAMI YUGE YUGE VISWAMBHARA
INAUGURAL SONG FOR ATA (American Telugu Association )2002 & 2006
SILVER JUBILEE INAUGURAL SONG FOR TANA(Telugu Association of North America)-2003
Sang for nearly 200 Cassettes of Devotional, Folk and Light Music Songs.
SRI SAI GEETHANJALI- Devotional Songs of Shridi Sai in own Music Direction Released by Music Today.
GHANTASALA HARIHARA STUTHI Remix of Ghantasala Selected Devotional Songs Released by T-Series Audio Company.
DORAKUNA ITUVANTI SEVA, A Devotional Songs of Sathya Sai.in own Music Direction.
RANGA RANGA VAIBHOGAM, A devotional Album in own Music Direction.
AS AN ANCHOR:
I have run the shows as an M.C (Master of Cermony), for TANA (Ttelugu Association of North America),
ATA (American Telugu Association),
A.P State Government Programmes,
and also for many Film and Cultural Shows
PROGRAMME PRESENTOR :
‘DHARMAKSHETHRAM’ (50 episodes),
‘VIJAYEEBHAVA’ (50 episodes) for T.T.D Channel and
‘PATE MAA PRANAM’ for ABN Channel.
PRESENT PROJECT :
Presently doing ‘Sampoorna Bhagavadgita’ AudioProject. This attempt to sing the entire Bhagavadgita of 700 slokas with meaning, following Technically International standards and high literary flavour, in the form of audio Cassettes/CDs in world languages… is the first time in India. We are doing this project under “BHAGAVADGITA FOUNDATION.”, an institution of spiritual and social service.
SERVICE ACTIVITIES :
Service to the human Kind is Service to the God… that’s why we have established BHAGAVADGITA FOUNDATION, a Non-Profit Institution of Spritual and Social Awareness, on 5th March, 2007. We strive to establish this Foundation to serve to society for:
Supporting education of poor children
Rehabilitation of helpless senior citizens
Helping children with heart ailments
Supporting physically Challenged
Conducting free medical Check camps
Organizing personality Development Programmes.
Goseva (Support for Cows)
Development of Ayurveda ( Indian traditional Medicine )
So far We have done charity to…
Jeeyer Education Trust, Hyd. in 2007
Center for Socieal Service, Hyd. in 2007
Siriya Orphan School, Hyd. In 2008
ADDRESS FOR CONTACT :
GANGADHARA SASTRY L.V
Playback Singer-Music Director
Founder Chairmen - Bhagavadgita Foundation
‘GHANTASALA SWARA SOUDHAM’
Ramasankara Nagar, Ramanthapur,
HYDERABAD -500 013
Telangana , INDIA Phone Office: +91 40- 65456555,