Saikumar Pudipeddi

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Sai Kumar
Born Saikumar Pudipeddi
(1960-07-27) 27 July 1960 (age 56)
Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Other names Saikumara Sarma Pudipeddi
Occupation Actor, dubbing artist, television presenter.
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Surekha
Children 2, including Aditya Pudipeddi
Parent(s) P. J. Sarma (father)
Krishna Jyothi (mother)
Family P. Ravi Shankar (brother)

Sai Kumar (born 27 July 1960 Saikumara Sarma Pudipeddi) is an Indian film dubbing artist, turned actor and television presenter.[1] He rose to stardom in Kannada cinema and he also acted in Tamil cinema, and Telugu Cinema.[2][3][4][5]

He has received two state Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South for his work in Telugu and Kannada cinema.[6][7][8] In addition to his films, he also hosted Deal or No Deal on Gemini TV and Etv Kannada in Telugu and Kannada respectively. He also hosted WOW-Olle Kick Kodo Game show in ETV Kannada and WOW-Manchi Kick Ichche Game Show in ETV Telugu. Recently he started hosting another reality show "Luck unte Lakshmi" in ETV Telugu.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Sai Kumar was born to P. J. Sharma and Krishna Jyothi. Kumar's mother Krishna Jyothi is a Kannada actress who acted with Kannada thespian Dr.Rajkumar and others in films like Sri Krishna Garudi, Makkala Rajya and others. Ravi's father P.J. Sharma was also an actor and dubbing artist who worked in many Telugu, Kannada and Tamil films. His brother P. Ravi Shankar is the leading supporting actor of the Kannada Cinema and also a dubbing artist[10]

Early career[edit]

He started his career at an early age of his life as a dubbing child artist. His father, P. J. Sarma was a leading dubbing artist. Sai Kumar followed in his father's footsteps, having dubbed for Suman and Rajasekhar for many of their films. Sai Kumar has exceptional dialogue delivery and Telugu diction clarity in his voice.[11]

He rose to fame as a very successful star in the year 1996 from the Kannada film Police story which was also voice dubbed in Telugu and Tamil. The film became the biggest blockbuster of the year and Sai as a lead hero acted in series of hit Kannada films back to back. His Kannada films Agni IPS, Kumkuma Bhagya, Police story 2, Lockup death, Circle Inspector, Central Jail, Police Bete, Mane Mane Ramayana were all major hits at the box office and Sai Kumar became a household name in Karnataka. Saikumar in all his interviews says, 'I am indebted to Karnataka for making me a star and giving me 'Police Story' during my struggling days.[12][13] His recent Kannada blockbuster hit film Rangitaranga, that created records is another milestone in Sai's career. It was one of the top 300 Indian films in the Oscar race in 2016 and his performance in the film was not only well praised by the critics but also fetched him an IIFA Award at IIFA Utsavam 2015.[14][15]

He also acted in Bapu's Sneham (1977) as the brother of Madhavi, and has given very good performance.[16]

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards
IIFA Awards
CineMAA Awards
Other Awards
  • TSR – TV9 Award for Best Villain (2010) for the movie Prasthanam
Television Awards (As Anchor)
  • TV Award 2009 for Best Male Anchor presented by Delhi Telugu Academy in Hyderabad on 8 August 2010.[18]
  • Tata Docomo Media Award – Most Popular Male Anchor was given on 15 August 2010 for anchoring the TV show Wow on ETV Telugu.[19]
  • 'Best Male Anchor Award' was presented at the AP Cinegoers' 6th Annual TV Awards – 2009 on 28 December 2010 for his anchoring of Wow on ETV Telugu.[20]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Kannada[edit]

Tamil[edit]

As dubbing artist[edit]

As Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sai Kumar profile". kannadamoviesinfo.wordpress.com. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nara Rohit's 'Okkadine' last schedule in RFC". Supergoodmovies.com. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Shriya starrer Pavitra to release in March". 123telugu.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Sagacious – Saikumar
  5. ^ "'Dialogue King' on a roll". The Hindu. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Idle Brain: Birthday Function 2004 – Sai Kumar
  7. ^ Deccan Herald: South Indian film actor Sai Kumar joins BJP
  8. ^ Great Andhra: Exclusive interview with Saikumar
  9. ^ Desi Hub: Telugu Movies's Weblog – 'Karalu Miriyalu' on TCV committee
  10. ^ Sai Kumar to play transgender’s role! | 123telugu.com
  11. ^ "Sai Kumar interview – Telugu Cinema interview – Telugu film actor". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/celeb/interview/saikumar-actor.html
  13. ^ http://clips9.com/files/2016/02/sai-kumar-about-his-caree/KN-rLEkMHkM.html
  14. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/regional/srimanthudu-rangitaranga-win-laurels-at-iifa-utsavam/
  15. ^ http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/srimanthudu-and-rangitaranga-dominate-iifa-awards-38172
  16. ^ http://tunes.desibantu.com/sneham-1977/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "2016 IIFA Utsavam Awards Kannada Winners". scooptimes. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Cities / Hyderabad : Delhi Telugu Academy awards presented". The Hindu. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "Tata Docomo Media Award Winners". Andhraspider.com. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Lifetime achievement award for Shanti Swaroop". The Hindu. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  21. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "Aadi says his tapori role in Garam will appeal to mass as well as elite audience". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 2016-10-23. 

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