Kandikonda, who burst into film world with 'Mallee Kooyave Guvva' song in Puri Jagannath's 'Itlu Sravani Subramanyam' and as his very first song hit the charts, he didn't have to look back in his career. In a period of 12 years, he has written lyrics for 1000 songs with a variety that caters to the different tastes of directors, varying requirements of composers and all the while keeping the end listener in mind.
He expressed his gratitude to his first director Puri, composers Chakri, Anup Rubens, Ramana Gogula etc who have constantly encouraged him with their songs. Being a poet is quite different from writing lyrics for film songs but he could successfully do it with the help of his mentors, he said. 'I wrote songs for Puri in a row for his 12 films and that is the high light of my career. I had to go to the USA for personal reasons and a gap was created in the period. Now, I am struggling to fill the gap'
A Double MA, his thesis on 'Situational songs in Telugu Cinema' is in the completion stage, said the lyricist. On his Birthday, IndiaGlitz wishes him a great career filled with beautiful rhyme and rhythm.