Shekar Basha

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Shekar Basha
గుదిమెళ్ల రాజశేఖర్
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Gudimella Raja Sekhar
OccupationActor, director, television presenter, radio jockey
Years active2005–present
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
AwardsIndia Radio Forum's "RJ of the Year 2017" and 19 more.

Shekar Basha is an Indian radio jockey on BIG FM 92.7 Hyderabad.[1][2] He is the only radio jockey in India to have won the Excellence in Radio Award 18 times,[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] the Latest being India radio forum's "RJ of the year 2019",[10] India's most prestigious award for a radio jockey.[11][12][13][14] And as per a survey conducted by The Times of India (TOI) published on 18 May 2018,He is one of the "top 10 Most Desirable Men on Television". And, TOI quotes him as "The original radio guru who won tons of applause for his signature brand of infotainment, Shekar has proved he’s the undisputed king of entertainment with his equally successful stint on TV".[15] As a VJ, he received Best Video Jockey of the year 2016 from Padma Mohana awards held at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad on 23 August 2016.[16]

Career[edit | edit source]

Early phase (2005–2007)[edit | edit source]

Basha started his career as a video jockey in Gemini Music, an Indian Telugu music channel, on 10 April 2005. He hosted more than 3,000 live shows on the same channel, but he received acclaim for his role in Hi Bujji, a kids theme based TV show, and SundayHum-Sandeham, a live comedy show based on Guru-Sishya theme.

Breakthrough[edit | edit source]

In November 2006 he joined Red FM 93.5 (then S FM). He hosted "Thellarindoy Mama" (Breakfast Show) and "Guroo Hoja Shuro" (Afternoon Band). The latter won "The Best Program of the Year-2007"[17] Award at India Radio Forum. He also introduced the phrase "kevvu keka"[18] to the industry. It became so popular that both films and TV programs were titled after it, and lyrics of film's songs (Pawan Kalyan's Gabbar Singh, Allari Naresh's movie titled Kevvu Keka ) and their dialogue.
RJ Shekar IRF Award Winning pose

Success (2007–present)[edit | edit source]

In August 2007 Shekar shifted from Red FM 93.5 to Big FM. There he took charge of the show "Big Sandadi" which was until then hosted by a very popular Telugu TV anchor and film actress Jhansi (TV anchor). On 27 May 2008 the same show was named the Best Radio Show of the Year by IRF.[19] Shekar has a habit of saying "Happy mornings" instead of "Good morning", which caught on quickly with the listeners. As a result, in 2009 the program was renamed as "Happy Mornings". After the formation of the state of Telangana in 2015, the same show "Happy mornings" was renamed as "Sallaam Telangana" reflecting the pride of the state, and the show was awarded the "best breakfast show (Telugu) 2017".[20] In addition to radio and video jockeying, Shekar also produced award-winning promos and Humor capsule sparklers which include the radio humor capsules "Kotigadu & Raogaru", BigBaba, Sangeetham Mastar,Gooogle Gurooji,Anandam Paramaanandam.

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Shekar has the record of winning the highest number of India Radio Forum awards with a total of 18 awards from 2007 to 2019.[21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29]

His other awards include:

  • Best Video Jockey - 2016 for his show "F-club" in Gemini Music.[30]
  • Santhosham Cine Magazine's "Best Radio Jockey for 2014".[31]
  • Young Communicator Award for 2010 from International School of Business Management.[32]

He was trained at MICA (institute) i.e., Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmadabad in radio jockeying.

Marathons[edit | edit source]

As of August 2018 Shekar has hosted Four marathon radio jockeying feats:[33]

  • 92.7 hrs non-stop, the first stunt of its kind in Telugu radio, in September 2007,[34] which created huge buzz in the city and helped radio as a whole to grow in Hyderabad.
  • 100 hours on-wheels, from 12 to 16 August 2008,[35] live on-air from a mobile studio in an attempt to achieve the feat of non-stop radio jockeying, towards peace in the city and with a purpose to highlight the importance of all to stay together and support each other in times of high alert where society is being challenged constantly by people wanting to wreak havoc.
  • 106 hrs on-wheels, from 7am on 26 January 2016 to 5pm on 30 January 2016, with a purpose to highlight the importance of using mobile Internet.[36][37]
  • 72 hrs non-stop Rjing from 13 August 2018 7am to 16 August 2018 7am to raise awareness on the effects of using disposable plastic products.[38][39][40]

Movie debut[edit | edit source]

Shekar made his debut as an actor with the movie "Welcome Obama", directed by veteran director Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.[41] He also directed the movie "Vethika nenu naa ishtamga".[42] He had also acted as a director in the movie Panchamukhi directed by Challa Bhanu Kiran, which was released in 2014.

Filmography[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Y Krishna Jyothi (18 July 2010). "Desperate to give in, seriously!". Hyderabad. 1 (7): 65. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  2. "RJ Shekhar to host 'BIG Sandadi' on BIG 92.7FM". CNBC TV 18. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  3. "Hyderabadi RJ makes history". The Hans India. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  4. "Bashastram". Sakshi Telugu Daily. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  5. "RJ Sekhar wins IRF awards for the 6th time". The Hindu. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  6. "Breakfast with Sekhar". The Hindu. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  7. "RJ Shekar bags his sixth excellence award". IBN Live. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  8. "RJ Shekar creates history, won honours 6th year in row at India Radio Forum 2012". Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  9. "Excellence in radio awards". India radio forum. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  10. "IRF 2019". IRF 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  11. "Radio Awards". No. Sakshi, Hyderabad edition. Sakshi Daily News Paper (Telugu). 19 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  12. "Excellence in Radio Awards". RadioWise productions. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  13. Shekar, RJ. "Excellence in Radio Award" (PDF). India Radio Forum. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  14. "Excellence in Radio Awards". No. 15 May 2015. Asia Radio Today,Australia. Radiowise Productions. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  15. Basha, Shekar (18 May 2018). "Here's to tv's dishy dudes: Hyderabad times most desirable men on TV 2017 - Times of India". The Times of India. No. Hyderabad Times. The Time Group. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. Awards, Padma mohana (24 August 2016). "eye catching festival - Padmamohana Awards". Namasthe Telangana. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  17. "93.5 S FM wins India Radio Forum Awards 2007". press release by 93.5 S FM. idlebrain. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  18. "On November 6, 2009, I first started Kevu Keka on my show. It referred to anything that means 'too good.' I am not really looking for credit but when the song Kevu Keka came out for from Gabbar Singh happened, I was the happiest," says Sekhar, who's a very good mimic too". The Hindu. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  19. "Ruling the airwaves". Young Achievers. NXg is a weekly tabloid from The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2008.
  20. "Best Breakfast Show 2017". Retrieved 22 May 2017. {{cite web}}: External link in |ref= (help)
  21. "India Radio Forum 2007 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)" (PDF). List of IRF Award Winners for 2007. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2007.
  22. "India Radio Forum 2008 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)" (PDF). List of IRF Award Winners for 2008. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  23. "India Radio Forum 2009 Excellence in Radio Awards" (PDF). List of IRF Award Winners for 2009. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  24. "India Radio Forum 2010 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)" (PDF). List of IRF Award Winners for 2010. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  25. "India Radio Forum 2011 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA)" (PDF). List of IRF Award Winners for 2011. India Radio Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  26. Shekar Basha, RJ (5 June 2012). "RJ Shekar bags his sixth excellence award in 2012". News18. New18 Live TV. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  27. shekar basha, RJ (1 June 2014). ""India Radio Forum 2012 Excellence in Radio Awards"". Television Post. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  28. Shekar, RJ. "Excellence in Radio Award" (PDF). India Radio Forum. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  29. "Excellence in Radio Awards 2017". India Radio Forum. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  30. Awards, Padma mohana (24 August 2016). "eye catching festival - Padmamohana Awards". Namasthe Telangana. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  31. Shekar, RJ. "Santhosham Awards". Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  32. "Young Communicator Awards 2010". Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  33. "The New Indian Express-Hyderabad, 15-10-2019 : readwhere". The Indian Express. No. Hyderabad Edition. 15 October 2019. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  34. "RJ Sekhar launches the 92-hour marathon". The Hindu. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2007.
  35. "RJ Shekar's 100-hour marathon live from a mobile studio". IndiaTelevision. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  36. "RJ Marathon". PocketNewsAlert. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  37. "RJ marathon". TheHansIndia. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  38. "RJ shekar Basha Radio Marathon for 72 Hours | Plastic and its Harmful Effects | 92.7 BIG FM". Hybiz TV. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  39. Basha, RJ shekar (22 August 2018). "Hyderabad Main, 22 August 2018 : readwhere". No. Hyderabad Main edition. Namasthe TeLangana. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  40. shekar basha, RJ (25 August 2018). "Telangana Today - Local to Global News". Nikisha. No. huderabadd English daily. Telangana today. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  41. movie review, welcome obama. "RJ Shekar Basha and Ananth Sriram have done justice to their respective roles". Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  42. "Vethika Audio Launch". Press release. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  43. "Vethika Nenu Naa Ishtamga (2014) || Comedy Scenes 01". teluguOne. objet1. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  44. "Panchamukhi Trailer and songs. Telugu movie trailers, songs and clips from -". indiaglitz. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  45. "Panchamukhi Songs Trailers - ABCD Studio loki Song". sillymonks. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  46. "Shekar basha in Lockdown". No. Sunday special. V6 Velugu Telugu Daily. 17 May 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.


External links[edit | edit source]

  1. "Radio Jockey Shekar Basha". No. Exclusive Interview. AT News Republic. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2020.