P. Sai Kumar

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

Sai Kumar
The Director, Shri Deva Katta addressing at the presentation of the film (Prasthanam), in the INOX Cinema Hall, during the IFFI-2010, in Panjim, Goa on November 27, 2010.jpg
Sai Kumar, IFFI (2010)
Saikumar Pudipeddi

(1960-07-27) 27 July 1960 (age 59)
Other namesSaikumara Sarma Pudipeddi
OccupationActor, dubbing artist, television presenter.
Years active1976–present
ChildrenAditya Pudipeddi
Parent(s)P. J. Sarma (father)
Krishna Jyothi (mother)
FamilyP. Ravi Shankar (brother)

He has received two state Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South for his work in Telugu and Kannada cinema.[5][6][7] 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-Sakkhath Kick Kodo game show on ETV Kannada and WOW-Manchi Kick Ichche game show on ETV Telugu. He is presently the host another reality show, Manam on ETV Telugu.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Sai Kumar was born to P. J. Sharma and Pudipeddi Krishna Jyothi. Krishna Jyothi is a Kannada actress who acted with Kannada actor Dr. Rajkumar and others in films like Sri Krishna Garudi, Makkala Rajya and others. P.J. Sharma was also an actor and dubbing artist who worked in many Telugu, Kannada and Tamil films. His brothers P. Ravi Shankar and P.Ayyappa is a supporting actor of the Telugu and Kannada cinema and also a dubbing artist.[9]

Apart from the film industry, he has done masters in arts. He was also an active participant for NCC, which he was very good at. But he wanted to pursue acting from early childhood.[citation needed]

Early careerEdit

He started his career at an early age 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.[10]

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 and 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.[11][12] His recent Kannada blockbuster hit film Rangitaranga, that created records is another milestone in Sai's career. It was one of the top 300 films eligible to be nominated for the Oscars in 2016[13] 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 a very good performance.[16] He also started a political career by contesting in the Karnataka assembly polls in 2018 with Bharatiya Janata Party.


Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards
IIFA Awards
CineMAA Awards
Other Awards
  • TSR – TV9 Award for Best Villain (2010) - 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]


As actorEdit




As dubbing artistEdit

As producer


  1. ^ "Nara Rohit's 'Okkadine' last schedule in RFC". Supergoodmovies.com. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Shriya starrer Pavitra to release in March". 123telugu.com. Archived from the original on 6 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ Sagacious – Saikumar
  4. ^ "'Dialogue King' on a roll". The Hindu. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  5. ^ Idle Brain: Birthday Function 2004 – Sai Kumar
  6. ^ Deccan Herald: South Indian film actor Sai Kumar joins BJP
  7. ^ Great Andhra: Exclusive interview with Saikumar
  8. ^ Desi Hub: Telugu Movies's Weblog – 'Karalu Miriyalu' on TCV committee
  9. ^ Sai Kumar to play transgender’s role! | 123telugu.com
  10. ^ "Sai Kumar interview – Telugu Cinema interview – Telugu film actor". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  11. ^ http://www.idlebrain.com/celeb/interview/saikumar-actor.html
  12. ^ http://clips9.com/files/2016/02/sai-kumar-about-his-caree/KN-rLEkMHkM.html
  13. ^ https://www.indiatoday.in/movies/regional-cinema/story/rangitaranga-director-anup-bhandari-never-expected-his-film-to-make-it-to-the-oscars-2016-awards-race-277651-2015-12-17
  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. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. 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 23 October 2016.

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