Koti (composer)

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Saluri Koteswara Rao, known professionally as Koti, is an Indian composer notable for his work in the South Indian film industry. He has composed music for more than 475 movies[1] in Telugu and Kannada. The son of music director Saluri 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 300 movies. He won Nandi Award for Best Music Director for the film Hello Brother (1994).

Saluri Koteswara Rao
Other namesKoti, kothia
Musical career
GenresFilm score
Years active1983-present

He started his music career as an assistant to music director K. Chakravarthy[citation needed] Composers like Mani Sharma and A. R. Rahman 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. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Koti". indiaglitz.com. indiaglitz. 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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