Dr. Josyabhatla can be called a proficient and multi-talented human being. He has done his Ph.D. in music along with that he has triple master degrees. He is a dubbing artist, a musician, mimic, and singer. Josyabhatla Sarma is definitely a star that requires numerous appreciations. Sarma has created a powerful impact through his music and voice in the industry.
Dr. Josyabhatla has been born and brought up in Kakinada. Hailing from a very well educated family of musicians it was quite obvious for him to get the music power inherently and that’s why he had the arts in his blood.
Dr. Josyabhatla started learning music when he was merely a three-year-old. Akella Prabhakar Murty, his guru, ensured that he understands the nuances of music and gain the expertise knowledge in various types of ragas. It was a very normal thing for him not only to participate in the competitions but also win them in schools and colleges. However, his life went through a transition when he participated in a musical program. In the year of 1995, SPB organized Paduta Teeyaga in which he participated and was able to reach the quarter-finals. The subsequent round tested the participant’s ability to compose a song and sing it. He gave his best performance due to which MM Keeravani, a music director, gave him an opportunity to work with him. As a result, he lost the contest that he participated in. But he didn’t let the sadness overpower him; instead, he began to work under Keeravani in the movies of Raja hamsa under the designation of a chorus and a track singer. After spending an adequate amount of time with Keeravani, he decided to proceed to another singer named Janaki. He affectionately called her Amma. He resided at Amma’s place for a brief period. During his stay, AR Rehman and Janakamma were recording for a movie called Sakhi. Janaki was giving her voice for a song. Being a 60-year-old, it was marvelous to her to bring out that kind of powerful energy in that song.
One day they were having a casual conversation and suddenly, out of the blue, Dr. started imitating Janakamma’s song and sang it in a feminine voice which was bewildering because he could also render female voice. Surprisingly AR Rehman heard him sing in that voice and patted his shoulder and asked him to sing it again for him. After AR Rehman’s appreciation, Janakamma heard him sing and propounded AR Rehman to train him.
Dr. Josyabhatla began his work with AR Rehman and successfully composed songs for thirteen movies including Priyuralu Pilichindi, Jodi, Yuva, Sakhi, and Amruta. He was finally done with the movies and decided to shift back to Kakinada.