P. Sai Kumar
Pudipeddi Sai Kumar is an Indian film actor, dubbing artist and television presenter who works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada films. He has received two state Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South for his work in Telugu and Kannada cinema.
P. Sai Kumar
Pudipeddi Sai Kumar
27 July 1961
|Occupation||Actor, dubbing artist, television presenter|
|Children||2, including Aadi|
|Parent(s)||P. J. Sarma (father)|
Krishna Jyothi (mother)
|Family||P. Ravi Shankar (brother)|
Early and personal lifeEdit
Sai Kumar was born to P. J. Sharma and Krishna Jyothi, as one among five children. Sharma moved from Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh to Chennai and established himself as an actor and dubbing artist while Jyothi acted in several Kannada films.
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.
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. 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 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.
He also acted in Bapu's Sneham (1977) as the brother of Madhavi. He also started a political career by contesting in the Karnataka assembly polls in 2018 with Bharatiya Janata Party.
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. As of 2020, he is the host of WOW S3 on ETV.
- Nandi Award for Best Villain – Samanyudu (2006)
- Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor – Prasthanam (2010)
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu - Samanyudu (2006)
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu - Prasthanam (2010)
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada - RangiTaranga (2015)
- CineMAA Award for Best Supporting Actor – Prasthanam (2010)
- 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.
- Tata Docomo Media Award – Most Popular Male Anchor was given on 15 August 2010 for anchoring the TV show Wow on ETV Telugu.
- '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.
|Devudu Chesina Pelli|
|1999||A. K. 47|
|2002||Seema Simham||Simbhu Prasad|
|2009||Dhee Ante Dhee|
|2012||Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Bujji|
|Jagadguru Adi Shankara||Mandana Misra|
|Autonagar Surya||Sirisha's father|
|2015||Pataas||DGP Murali Krishna|
|Pandaga Chesko||Sai Reddy|
|Bhale Manchi Roju||Shakti|
|2016||Sarrainodu||Jaya Prakash "J.P."|
|Janatha Garage||Police Commissioner K. Chandra Shekar|
|2017||Om Namo Venkatesaya||Guru Anubhananda Swamy|
|Jai Lava Kusa||Kaakha|
|Raja The Great||Surya Murthy|
|2018||Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India||Mustafa|
- Prema Sangama (1992)
- Kumkuma Bhagya (1993)
- Lockup Death (1994)
- Hettha Karulu (1994)
- Muthinantha Hendathi (1995)
- Thavaru Beegaru (1995)
- Thaliya Sowbhagya (1995)
- Puttmalli (1995)
- Emergency (1995)
- Hetthavaru (1996)
- Circle Inspector (1996)
- Saakida Gini (1996)
- Sowbhagya Devathe (1996)
- Mane Mane Ramayana (1996)
- Aayudha (1996)
- Police Story (1996)
- Muddina Kanmani (1997)
- Agni IPS (1997)
- Police Bete (1997)
- Central Jail (1997)
- Dhairya (1997)
- Jagadeeshwari (1998)
- Underworld (1999)
- Om Namah Shivaya (1999)
- Naga Devathe (2000)
- Mahatma (2000)
- Ticket Tickets (2000)
- Paapigala Lokadalli (2000)
- Durgada Huli (2000)
- Independence Day (2000)
- Khadga (2000)
- Rashtra Geethe (2001)
- Grama Devathe (2001)
- Law and Order (2002)
- Anka (2003)
- Vijaya Dashami (2003)
- Monda (2004)
- The City (2004)
- Srirampura Police Station (2004)
- Bhagawan (2004)
- Mahasadhvi Mallamma (2005)
- Police Story 2 (2007)
- Rakshaka (2007)
- Sri Kshetra Kaivara Thathaiyya (2007)
- Citizen (2008)
- Aa Marma (2012)
- Kalpana (2012)
- Angulimala (2012)
- Samsaradalli Golmal (2012)
- Brindavana (2013)
- Angulimala (2014)
- Rose (2014)
- RangiTaranga (2015)
- Raj Bahaddur (2016)
- Mahaveera Machideva (2016)
- Run Antony (2016) - Special appearance
- Madamakki (2016)
- Nagarahavu (2016)
- Santhu Straight Forward (2016)
- Real Police (2017)
- Pataki (2017)
- Happy New Year (2017)
- Bharjari (2017)
- Women's Day (2017)
- Brihaspathi (2018)
- Kismath (2018) - guest appearance
- Ibbaru BTech Students Journey (2019)
- Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya (2019)
- Bharaate (2019)
- Yuvarathnaa (2021)
- Kaaval Geetham (1991)
- Thaiyalkaran (1991)
- Vaettiya Madichu Kattu (1998)
- Anthapuram (1999)
- Aathi (2006)
- Thenavattu (2008)
- Thiruvannamalai (2008)
- Kotti (2010)
- Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam (2010)
- A1 (2019)
As dubbing artistEdit
PSV Garuda Vega
|also dubbed for Tamil versions of his films|
|For Telugu versions|
|Manoj K. Jayan||Thirumalai|
|Amitabh Bachchan||Khuda Gawah||For Telugu dubbed version|
|For Telugu dubbed versions|
|Vishnuvardhan||Sangathana||For Telugu dubbed versions|
|Suresh Gopi||Police Commissioner||For Telugu dubbed versions|
|For Telugu dubbed versions|
|For Telugu dubbed versions|
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- Sagacious – Saikumar
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- DelhiDecember 17, India Today Web Desk New; December 17, 2015UPDATED:; Ist, 2015 14:16. "RangiTaranga director Anup Bhandari never expected his film to make it to the Oscars race". India Today.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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- "Srimanthudu and Rangitaranga dominate IIFA awards". The News Minute. 26 January 2016.
- "Sneham". desibantu.
- Desi Hub: Telugu Movies's Weblog – 'Karalu Miriyalu' on TCV committee
- "2016 IIFA Utsavam Awards Kannada Winners". scooptimes. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- "Cities / Hyderabad : Delhi Telugu Academy awards presented". The Hindu. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
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- "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : Lifetime achievement award for Shanti Swaroop". The Hindu. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
- 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.