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Chandrabose at KL University in February 2015.JPG
Chandrabose in 2015
Kanukuntla Subhash Chandrabose

Alma materJawaharlal Nehru Technological University
  • lyricist
  • playback singer
SpouseSuchitra Chandrabose

Kanukuntla Subhash Chandrabose is an Indian lyricist and playback singer who works in Telugu films.[2] Chandrabose debuted as a lyricist with the 1995 film Taj Mahal.[3] In a career spanning over 25 years, he has written lyrics for about 3600 songs in over 850 films.[4][5] Chandrabose won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for "Naatu Naatu" song from the film RRR (2022). He has received two Nandi Awards, two Filmfare Awards, and three SIIMA Awards as a lyricist.

Early life and career

Chandrabose is born in the village of Challagariga of Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh (now in Bhupalpally district, Telangana), where he completed high school.[1] He is the youngest of four siblings, and his father worked as a primary school teacher.[1] He earned a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.[5][6] Early in his career, he tried working as a singer in Doordarshan, without success. He then decided to switch to working as a lyricist.[6]

He entered the film industry with Muppalaneni Shiva's film Taj Mahal (1995). Music director M. M. Srilekha helped him with his first film song, "Manchu Kondallona Chandramaa" in 1995.[1][3] He adopted Chandrabose as his screen name on the advice of his first director Muppalaneni Siva.[1][2]

Chandrabose married Suchitra, a choreographer in the Telugu film industry.[7]


Awards and nominations

Academy Awards
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Golden Globe Awards
Nandi Awards[9]
Filmfare Awards South

SIIMA Awards

Santosham Film Awards

Notable songs


  1. ^ a b c d e "ఆయన కళ్లలో కనిపించే వెలుగు చూడటం నాకిష్టం". Andhra Jyothi (in Telugu). 26 June 2016. Archived from the original on 19 April 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "అసలు చంద్రబోస్ ఎవరు ? సింగర్ కావాల్సిన వ్యక్తి లిరిసిస్ట్ గా .. అలా జరిగుంటే ఆస్కార్ మిస్సయ్యేదేమో". Asianet News Network (in Telugu). 13 March 2023. Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  3. ^ a b E, Madhukar (5 August 2014). "Reading literature, friends encouragement my forte". The Hans India.
  4. ^ Vamsi (28 May 2020). "ఎంత సక్కగ రాశారో: చంద్రబోస్‌పై దేవిశ్రీ ప్రసాద్ పాట". 10TV. Archived from the original on 15 August 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ a b Sarma, G. v Prasada (23 April 2019). "I derive my sense of music from oral traditions, says Chandrabose". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Stars : Star Interviews : Chandrabose - Interview". Telugu Cinema. 3 December 2008. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Lyricist Chandrabose and wife share a cute moment on 'Dhee Jodi' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Chandrabose". Golden Globes. Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  9. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)
  10. ^ "Winners list: 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". The Times of India. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  11. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2019: Ram Charan, Keerthy Suresh and Yash win big laurels". Hindustan Times. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  12. ^ "SIIMA 2022: Check full list of winners". Deccan Herald. 19 September 2022. Retrieved 24 December 2022.