P. Sai Kumar

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Pudipeddi Sai Kumar (born 27 July 1960) is an Indian actor, dubbing artist and television presenter who works predominantly in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil Films. [3][4] He has received two state Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South for his work Kannada, Telugu and Tamil Cinema. [5][6]

P. 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)
Born
Pudipeddi Sai Kumar[1]

(1960-07-27) 27 July 1960 (age 60)[2]
Alma materPresidency College, Chennai
Madras Christian College
OccupationActor, dubbing artist, television presenter
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Surekha
Children2, including Aadi
Parent(s)P. J. Sarma (father)
Krishna Jyothi (mother)
RelativesP. Ravi Shankar (brother)

Early and personal lifeEdit

Sai Kumar was born to P. J. Sharma and Krishna Jyothi, as one of five children. Sharma moved from Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh to Chennai and established himself as an actor and dubbing artist while Jyothi, hails from Bagepalli, Karnataka and has acted in several Kannada films.[7][8]

Kumar's brothers P. Ravi Shankar and Ayyappa Sharma are also actors. They have two sisters.[7] Kumar has a Masters' degree in Arts from Presidency College, Chennai and completed M.Phil. at Madras Christian College, where he also taught briefly.[9]

Sai Kumar's son Aadi is also a well known actor in Telugu cinema.[10]

Film 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.[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 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.[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 films eligible to be nominated for the Oscars in 2016[14] and his performance in the film was not only praised by the critics, but also earned him an IIFA Award at IIFA Utsavam 2015.[15][16]

He also acted in Bapu's Sneham (1977) as the brother of Madhavi.[17] He also started a political career by contesting in the Karnataka assembly polls in 2018 with Bharatiya Janata Party.

Television careerEdit

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 S1 - Manchi Kick Ichche, WOW S2 game shows on ETV. He hosted a game show, Manam on ETV.[18] As of 2020, he is the host of WOW S3 on ETV.

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards
IIFA Awards
CineMAA Awards
Other Awards
Television Awards (As anchor)
  • TV Award 2009 for Best Male Anchor presented by Delhi Telugu Academy in Hyderabad on 8 August 2010.[20]
  • Tata Docomo Media Award – Most Popular Male Anchor was given on 15 August 2010 for anchoring the TV show Wow on ETV Telugu.[21]
  • '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.[22]

FilmographyEdit

As actorEdit

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1977 Sneham
Devudu Chesina Pelli
1984 Challenge Prakasam
1985 Agni Parvatam
1990 Kartavyam
1991 Kalikalam
Amma Rajinama
Rowdy Inspector Narasimham
1992 Prema Vijetha
1993 Major Chandrakanth
1998 Rowdy Darbar
Swarnamukhi
Ishwar Allah
Antahpuram Prakash
1999 A. K. 47
2001 Narahari
Sivanna
Khaki Chokka
Athanu
2002 Seema Simham Simbhu Prasad
2005 Slokam
2006 Samanyudu Bhagavan Raj
2007 Vijayadasami Durga Prasad
2008 Indrajith
2009 Dhee Ante Dhee
2010 Prasthanam Loknath Naidu
2011 Ayyare Gajapathi
2012 Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Bujji
Shirdi Sai Nanavali
2013 Okkadine Shivaji Rao
Pavitra
Jagadguru Adi Shankara Mandana Misra
2014 Yevadu Dharma
Autonagar Surya Sirisha's father
Galata
2015 Pataas DGP Murali Krishna
Pandaga Chesko Sai Reddy
Bhale Manchi Roju Shakti
2016 Sarrainodu Jaya Prakash "J.P."
Supreme Narayana Rao
Chuttalabbai Babji's father
Janatha Garage Police Commissioner K. Chandra Shekar
Manalo Okkadu Pratap
2017 Om Namo Venkatesaya Guru Anubhananda Swamy
Jai Lava Kusa Kaakha
Raja The Great Surya Murthy
2018 Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India Mustafa
Subrahmanyapuram Ayushmaan
Suvarna Sundari Guna
2019 Maharshi Pallavi's father
2021 Sreekaram Ekambaram
Yuvarathnaa Raghav Reddy (Education minister)
Ardha Shathabdham Ramanna aha film
SR Kalyanamandapam

KannadaEdit

TamilEdit

As dubbing artistEdit

Actor Films Notes
Suman Neti Bharatham,
Sitaara,
Merupu Dhadi,
Bava Bavamaridi,
Athiradi Padai,
Tarangini
Rajasekhar Ankusam,
Aahuti,
Magaadu,
Aagraham,
Allari Priyudu,
Gang Master,
Omkaram,
Evadaithe Nakenti,
PSV Garuda Vega
also dubbed for Tamil versions of his films
Rajinikanth Baashha
Pedarayudu
For Telugu versions
Manoj K. Jayan Thirumalai
Souryam
Amitabh Bachchan Khuda Gawah For Telugu dubbed version
Arjun Sarja Singakottai
Vijayakanth Raghupathi IPS,
City Police,
Police Adhikari
Captain Prabhakaran
Raja Simha
Mathru Bhoomi
For Telugu dubbed versions
Vishnuvardhan Sangathana For Telugu dubbed versions
Suresh Gopi Police Commissioner For Telugu dubbed versions
Mammootty Chief Minister
The King,
Delhi Simham
For Telugu dubbed versions
Mohanlal Yoddha,
Abhimanyu
For Telugu dubbed versions

As producerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Midhunam, Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara recommended for Oscars? - NDTV Movies". NDTVMovies.com. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Sai Kumar: Makers of Sreekaram share first look of the ace actor - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. ^ Sagacious – Saikumar
  4. ^ "'Dialogue King' on a roll". The Hindu. 26 March 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Telugu Cinema hero birthday function - Sai Kumar". www.idlebrain.com.
  6. ^ "Great Andhra: Exclusive interview with Saikumar".
  7. ^ a b "Ravi Shankar: Dad was straightforward, mom encouraged creativity". Deccan Herald. 12 June 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  8. ^ Sarma, G. v Prasada (26 March 2011). "‘Dialogue King' on a roll". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Sai Kumar interview - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film actor". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Aadi is a producer's hero: Sai Kumar - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Sai Kumar interview – Telugu Cinema interview – Telugu film actor". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Sai Kumar interview - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film actor". www.idlebrain.com.
  13. ^ http://clips9.com/files/2016/02/sai-kumar-about-his-caree/KN-rLEkMHkM.html
  14. ^ "RangiTaranga director Anup Bhandari never expected his film to make it to the Oscars race". India Today. 17 December 2015.
  15. ^ "'Srimanthudu', 'Rangitaranga' win laurels at IIFA Utsavam". 26 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Srimanthudu and Rangitaranga dominate IIFA awards". The News Minute. 26 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Sneham". desibantu.
  18. ^ Desi Hub: Telugu Movies's Weblog – 'Karalu Miriyalu' on TCV committee
  19. ^ "2016 IIFA Utsavam Awards Kannada Winners". scooptimes. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Cities / Hyderabad : Delhi Telugu Academy awards presented". The Hindu. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  21. ^ "Tata Docomo Media Award Winners". Andhraspider.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  22. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Lifetime achievement award for Shanti Swaroop". The Hindu. 29 December 2010. Archived from the original on 30 January 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  23. ^ 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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