Saluri Koteswara Rao

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Saluri Koteswara Rao (Koti)
Other namesKoti, kothia
Musical career
GenresFilm score
Years active1983-present

Saluri Koteswara Rao (also known as Koti) is an Indian composer notable for his work in the South Indian film industry. He has composed music for more than 475 movies[1] in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada. The son of music director Saluri Rajeswara Rao, in early 1980s Koti teamed with Somaraju (Raj), son of T. V. Raju, and the resulting duo was known as Raj-Koti.[1] He won Nandi Award for Best Music Director for the film Hello Brother (1994).

He started his music career as an assistant to music director K. Chakravarthy[citation needed] Composers like Mani Sharma and A. R. Rahman worked as assistants with Koti during the initial part of their career.[2] Roshan Saluri, son of Koti is also introduced as film score composer.[3] Another son Rajeev Saluri started his career as an actor.[4]

Solo career filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "'Good music emanates from the story'". The Hindu. 12 October 2004. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Koti". indiaglitz. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Can Koti's Son Get Succeeded?". Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Rajeev Saluri Interview – Titanic". Retrieved 14 August 2016.

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