Koti (composer)

Dr.Salur Koteshwara Rao, known professionally as Koti, is an Indian composer, record producer, and singer who predominantly works in Telugu and Hindi films. He has composed music for over 475 films.[1] The son of veteran composer S. 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] The duo composed music for about 180 films from their debut in 1983 till their separation in 1994. After the separation, Koti has composed music and background score for more than 350+ movies. He won Nandi Award for Best Music Director for the film Hello Brother (1994).

Dr. Salur Koteshwara Rao
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Koti at Saluri Rajeswara Rao's 100th birth anniversary celebrations in Ravindra Bharathi on 17 October 2021
Salur Koteshwara Rao

28 May 1958 (1958-05-28)
Mylapore, Chennai, India
Spouse(s)S.Jyothi (m.1985), Chennai
Musical career
  • Composer
  • record producer
  • singer
Years active1983-present
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He started his music career as an assistant to music director K. Chakravarthy. Composers such as A. R. Rahman, Mani Sharma ,Harris Jayaraj, Devi Sri Prasad and S. Thaman, worked as keyboard programmers 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 filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "'Good music emanates from the story'". The Hindu. 12 October 2004. Archived from the original on 21 April 2005. Retrieved 30 July 2010.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Koti". indiaglitz.com. indiaglitz. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Can Koti's Son Get Succeeded?". cinejosh.com. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Rajeev Saluri Interview – Titanic". idreampost.com. Retrieved 14 August 2016.

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