Raj-Koti

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Raj - Koti
Origin Andhra Pradesh
Genres Film score, World music
Occupation(s) Film score composer, music director, singer
Years active 1983-1994

Thotakura Somaraju Raj and Saluri Koteswara Rao, popularly known as Raj-Koti was an Indian film music composers, singer-song writers, record producers, musicians and multi-instrumentalists duo in Telugu Cinema, In a notable career spanning a decade, the duo has garnered particular acclaim for redefining contemporary Telugu film music.They composed maximum 3000 songs . In those songs, 2,500 songs were sang by legendary singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & K. S. Chithra[1][2]

Composer A. R. Rahman has worked as a key board player for the duo Raj-Koti for eight years.[3][4] In a Television interview, aired on ABN Andhrajyothy the duo announced that they are teaming up again in 2012 and reinstate the Raj-Koti brand.[5]

Background[edit]

Thotakura Somaraju Raj was the son of T. V. Raju, the music pioneers of Telugu film and Saluri Koteswara Rao was the son of S. Rajeswara Rao classics.[6]

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South

Notable Filmography[edit]

  • Pralaya Garjana(1983)
  • Udayam
  • Pralaya Simham (1984)
  • Naa Pilupe Prabanjanam (1986)
  • Madana Gopaludu (1987)
  • Sankharavam (1987)
  • Paga Sadhista (1987)
  • Samsaram (1988)
  • Thodallulu (1988)
  • Jeevan Jyothi (1988)
  • Sahasam Cheyiraa Dimbaka (1988)
  • Doragarintlo Dongodu (1988)
  • Chikkadu Dorakadu (1988)
  • Indradhanassu (1988)
  • Prana Snehithulu (1988)
  • Veguchukka Pagatichukka (1988)
  • Yamudiki Mogudu (1988)
  • Khaidi No.786 (1988)
  • Rowdy No:1 (1988)
  • Trinetrudu (1988)
  • Maharajasri Mayagadu (1988)
  • Lankeswarudu (1989)
  • Jayammu Nischayammura (1989)
  • Sakshi (1989)
  • Premichu Choodu (1989)
  • Adavilo Ardharatri (1989)
  • Palnati Rudraiah (1989)
  • Black Tiger (1989)
  • Adavilo Ardharathri (1989)
  • Bhale Dampathulu (1989)
  • Bala Gopaludu (1989)
  • Vicky Daada(1989)
  • Rajakeeya Chadarangam (1989)
  • Manchi Kutumbam (1989)
  • Gunda Rajyam (1989)
  • Sahasame Naa Oopiri (1989)
  • Bhagawan (1989)
  • Two Town Rowdy (1989)
  • Koduku Didina Kapuram (1989)
  • Anna Thammudu (1990)
  • Vishnu (1990)
  • Judgement(1990)
  • Mamasri(1990)
  • Sila Sasanam(1990)
  • Bala Chandrudu(1990)
  • Irugillu Porugillu(1990)
  • Papa Kosam(1990)
  • Kondaveeti Rowdy(1990)
  • Rao Garintlo Rowdy(1990)
  • Qaidi Dada(1990)
  • Kodama Simham(1990)
  • Raja Vikramarka(1990)
  • Shatruvu(1990)
  • Iddaru Iddare(1990)
  • Paramasivudu(1991)
  • Mamagaru(1991)
  • Peddintalludu(1991)
  • Siva Shakthi(1991)
  • Pandirimancham(1991)
  • Naa Pellam Naa Ishtam(1991)
  • Nenera Police (1991)
  • Praana Daata(1991)
  • Karthavyam(1991)
  • Stuvarpuram Dongalu(1991)
  • Akka Mogudu (1992)
  • Ahankhari (1992)
  • Bangaru Mama (1992)
  • Gang War (1992)
  • Pelli Neeku Shubam Naaku (1992)
  • Collector Gari Alludu (1992)
  • College Bullodu (1992)
  • Peddarikam (1992)
  • Balaramakrishnulu (1992)
  • Alexander (1992)
  • Jambalakadi Pamba (1992)
  • Mogudu Pellala Dongata (1992)
  • Ssh Gup Chup (1992)
  • Aagraham(1993)
  • Inspector Jhansi(1993)
  • Bava Bavamaridi (1993)
  • Dongalludu (1993)
  • Muta Mestri (1993)
  • Bangaru Bullodu (1993)
  • Mechanic Alludu (1993)
  • Nakshatra Poratam (1993)
  • Paruvu Prathista (1993)
  • Nippu Ravva(1993)
  • Evandi Avida Vachindi (1993)
  • Pelli Gola (1993)
  • Mayadari Mosagadu (1993)
  • Pekata Papa Rao (1993)
  • Parugo Parugu (1993)
  • Radha Saradhi (1993)
  • Aashayam (1993)
  • Seetharatnam Gari Abbai (1993)
  • Doragariki Dongapellam (1994)
  • Govinda Govinda (1994)
  • Kiladigalu (1994)
  • Hello Brother (1994)
  • Bhale Maavayya (1994)
  • Jailor Gari Abbai(1994)
  • Bangaru Kutumbam(1994)
  • Todi Kodallu (1994)
  • Magarayudu (1994)
  • Atta Kodalu (1994)
  • Maa Voori Maraju (1994)
  • Hello Alludu (1994)
  • Jeevana Khaidi (1994)
  • M. Dharmaraju M.A. (1994)
  • Raja Simham (1995)
  • Pokiri Raja (1995)
  • Aasthi Mooredu Aasa Baredu (1995)
  • God Father (1995)

Raj's Solo career filmography[edit]

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