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23 February 1983|
|Occupation(s)||Film score composer, Music director|
|Instruments||Pads, Keyboards, Drums|
Kothapalli Sai Karthik, popularly known and credited as Sai Kartheek is an Indian film music composer, multi instrumentalist, and playback singer known for his works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema, and Kannada. Although he entered the film industry as a drummer for live shows, he soon turned film composer and became popular for his work as a music director @2008. His debut films as music director were Aboo Adavallu in Telugu, and Pataas in Telugu, Patass went on to become his first blockbuster film.
Personal life and career
He was born in Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India into a Telugu speaking family. Sai Kartheek hails from a family of musicians from Ongole. His father Kothapalli Srinivas was a rhythm player, who worked for many stage shows, his mother Kothapalli Nagamani is a playback singer, and his aunt is stage artist Rebala Sri Lakshmi. Sai Kartheek is married to playback singer Divija Karthik.
At the age of nine, he played rhythm pads player in live shows, after he completed studies at age of 15 years. After he moved to Chennai, he worked under the supervision of music directors including like Vandematharam Srinivas, Koti, Mani Sharma, S.P Balu, Devisri Prasad, R.P. Patnaik as Live Shows @USA and India Live shows also. He performed more than 3000 lives show as a drummer and pad player.
He then spent six and a half years under the tutelage of Manisharma and worked on live shows with him @USA.
He began his career as a drummer and as a composer with the Telugu film Aboo Adavallu, while his first blockbuster Telugu film was Pataas in 2015. Raja Cheyi Vesthe in 2016 was Sai Kartheek 50th film as a music director.
- Film scores and soundtracks
|Brahmanandam Drama Company||Telugu|
|2011||Vara Prasad Potti Prasad||Telugu|
|9 To 12||Kannada|
|Dhan Dhana Dhan||Kannada|
|Yedartha Prema Katha||Telugu|
|Om 3D (BGM only)||Telugu|
|Ninnu Chusina Kshanam||Telugu|
|Priyathama Neevachata Kushalama||Telugu|
|I Am That Change (short film)||Telugu|
|Super Star Kidnap||Telugu|
|Raju Gari Gadhi||Telugu|
|Janda Pai Kapiraju (Background Score)||Telugu|
|Raja Cheyyi Vesthe||Telugu|
|Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam||Telugu|
|Nayaki (Background Score)||Telugu / Tamil|
|Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam||Telugu|
|Golisoda (1 song)||Kannada|
|2017||Darsakudu (Sukumar Production)||Telugu|
|Raja the Great||Telugu|
|VKA Films' EGO||Telugu|
|Gangstars||Telugu Web Series|
- "Sai Karthic". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-06-04.