R. P. Patnaik

Ravindra Prasad Patnaik is an Indian music composer, singer, actor, screenwriter and film director who works in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil.[1] He won three Filmfare Awards and three Nandi Awards.

R. P. Patnaik
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Background information
Born (1970-03-10) 10 March 1970 (age 52)
Years active1999–present

He has toured the world to perform his live shows.

Patnaik had entered the film industry with a desire to become a film director, and began first as a music director with the movie Neekosam. Cinematographer-turned-director Teja gave him a break with Chitram,[2] that Patnaik made his directorial debut with the 2008 film Andamaina Manasulo.[3] As of March 2016, he finished his sixth Telugu language film Manalo Okadu.[4] His brother Gautam Patnaik is a director who made his directorial debut with Keratam (2011).[5]


Patnaik received the Filmfare Award three times consecutively for the films Nuvvu Nenu, Santosham and Excuse Me, and apart from receiving the Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Award for the film Nuvvu Nenu in 2001, he has won awards from different cultural organisations in and outside the state and country for his music. His film Mnalo Okadu received Third Best Feature Film award for 2016 Nandi Awards.[6]

As a singer, apart from singing in his own composition, he has sung for almost all the lead composers including Ilayaraja and has sung about 300 songs.[citation needed]

He composed an international album, first of its kind in the world, on time signatures called Chaakra the Signature of Time which he applied for Grammy Awards.[citation needed]

He has introduced many singers including Ranjith, Mallikarjun, Ravivarma, Nihal, and Kousalya.[citation needed]

Patnaik had done his Bachelors of science in Rayagada Autonomous College, Rayagada, Odisha. He has a post graduate degree in space physics from Andhra University.[citation needed]


Apart from music, he made his acting debut in the 2004 Telugu film named Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi in which he played a blind singer[7] and got a very good applause for his outstanding performance and in 2010 he acted in Broker.

Patnaik's first directed film was the experimental short 22 minutes, in which the entire 22-minute film is a single scene and edge-of-the-seat screenplay. The experiment is the characters which are seen don't speak and the characters which are heard not seen.[8]

He acted, produced, directed, composed music for the 2016 film Tulasi Dalam.[9] In 2016 after getting huge positive response from the public for his Directorial movie Broker on Corruption, He dared to question media's Ego and its ignorance in collecting their News with his movie Manalo Okadu.


Following upon his work as a music composer and music director, Patnaik began directing films, and has directed 6 feature films till date. In 2008, he directed his first film, Andamaina Manasulo, a musical love story of a 13-year-old girl falling in love with a 21-year boy and with a message on how should be an ideal orphanage. His second released film in December 2010 was Broker, about political brokers, the film was shortlisted for final race in the National Awards. Both these released films had him receive two Nandi awards for Best Story Writer for the years 2008 and 2010.

In 2012, he directed a film, titled Friends Book in Telugu, about the strength of social network.

In 2013, he directed a supernatural thriller film in 2013 titled Amy. The film is set in a different backdrop in the USA about Amish community.

In 2016, he produced and directed a film named Tulasi Dalam, for which he composed 5 songs and has also acted.[9]

In 2016, he Directed and Acted in movie Manalo Okadu.


Film directorEdit


Music directorEdit






  • "Nanna Kattukaro", "Neelam Neelam" - Family Circus
  • "Gaajuvaka Pilla" - Nuvvu Nenu
  • "Priyathama" - Jeyam
  • "Kavithaiye Theriyuma" - Jeyam (Tamil)
  • "Veyi Kannulatho" - nee sneham

Awards and nominationsEdit

Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards


  1. ^ Patnaik, Santosh (31 December 2007). "Delicacies, entertainment await ISC delegates". The Hindu. Chennai. p. 1.
  2. ^ staff (16 February 2008). "Andamaina Manasulo Review". Oneindia. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ staff (8 September 2007). "RP Patnaik takes up direction". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ Shekhar (11 March 2013). "Thulasidhalam is a horror-thriller: RP Patnaik". Oneindia. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Keratam review. Keratam Telugu movie review, story, rating".
  6. ^ "ANDHRA PRADESH STATE NANDI FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2016" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Composer Patnaik turns director with 'Andhamaina Manasulo and Broker'". The Hindustan Times. New Delhi. 9 September 2007.
  8. ^ G, Jalapathy (14 August 2005). "22 Minutes (Short film) -Review". Telugucinema. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  9. ^ a b staff (11 March 2013). "R P Patnaik's Tulasidalam". Sify. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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