Goreti Venkanna (గోరేటి వెంకన్న)

Goreti Venkanna (born 1963) is a popular Indian poet and folk singer. He became popular after being a judge on a program Rela Re Rela on Telugu TV channel, Maa. He is one of the main Telangana Separation activists. He is one of the icons of Telangana culture.

Early life Goreti Venkanna was born in Mahabubnagar in AP, India.  He grew up in his village singing the native folk songs on lives of peasants.

His songs paint the village life beautifully. Beauty of Nature and people are shown in his songs. But there is more to say about such songs for they do not find places in movies often but are greater than movie songs. As an effect of Separate Telangana Movement these type of songs have become more popular than movie masala songs. And also very soon they will find place in mainline cinema.

Goreti Venkanna wrote lyrics and dialogues for the movie, Batukamma
Although he is not a commercial film lyricist, wrote several songs for films. Among his songsPalle Kanneeru pedutundo from the movie Kubusam is very popular. The song on Rayalaseema factionizm written and sung by him on tv9 channel is very much inspiring. He also wrote a song for Mysamma IPS. He has written over 45 songs in his career.


  • 2006 Kalaratna Award for Literature from AP State Government


  • Sriramulayya
  • Kubusam
  • Vegu Chukkalu
  • Maha Yagnam
  • Batukamma
  • Mysamma IPS

Posted Date:30-01-2014
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