Sandeep Chowta

Sandeep Chowta is an Indian music director who primarily works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. He is also the head of Columbia Records in India.[1] He has also sung some of his songs.

Sandeep Chowta
BornGhana, Africa
GenresFilm music
Occupation(s)Music director, vocalist
Years active1996–present

In 2003, he produced an anti substance abuse documentary, titled Dead End, which entered into numerous film festivals. This was produced by seventeen-year-old college student and drug activist, Tanya Khubchandani.

In 2004 Chowta invited Jay Oliver and Richard Gannaway of the world/new age musical group, AO Music (also known as AO), to his Mumbai studio, and has since become one of the group's core members.[2][3][4] AO Music also features Miriam Stockley, the voice of Karl Jenkins' Adiemus project, and children's choral ensembles from around the globe. AO Music album releases crediting Chowta have charted in the top five internationally since 2009.[5][6][7]

When it comes to Tollywood, he composed music for 10 films of which Akkineni Nagarjuna is associated with 5 films in some or the other way and Mohan Babu has been involved with remaining 5 films.

Early lifeEdit

Sandeep Chowta was born in Ghana,[8] grew up in Nigeria and later Bangalore, India. He is the eldest son of D. K. Chowta, a Tulu author and businessman hailing from the Bunt community.[8][9] His sister is ethnographer Prajna Chowta.[10]


Year Film Notes
1996 Ninne Pelladata Telugu
Produced by Akkineni Nagarjuna and Nagarjuna himself as the lead along with Tabu
1997 Dus
Bhai Background Score only
Insaaf: The Final Justice
1998 Chandralekha Telugu
Produced by Akkineni Nagarjuna and Nagarjuna himself as the lead
Satya Background Score only
Shanti Shanti Shanti Kannada
1999 Prema Katha Telugu
Produced by Akkineni Nagarjuna and Nagarjuna's nephew-Sumanth debuts along with Antara Mali. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Kaun Background Score only
Vaastav: The Reality Background Score only
Shool Background Score only
2000 Jungle
Dhadkan Background Score only
2001 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya
Asoka Background Score only
2002 Durga: It's Not Just A Love Story
Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Background Score only
2003 Dum
Samay: When Time Strikes Background Score only
2004 Musafir Background Score only
Ranga SSLC Kannada
Rakht Background Score only
2005 Super Telugu
Produced by Akkineni Nagarjuna and Nagarjuna himself as the lead along with Ayesha Takia
Sri Telugu
Produced by Mohan Babu under Lakshmi Prasanna Banner. Tamannaah Bhatia's first Telugu film
Political Rowdy Telugu
Produced and starring by Mohan Babu under Lakshmi Prasanna Banner
2006 Sandwich
Cyanide the inside story Kannada
Background Score only
2007 Om Shanti Om Background Score only
2008 Bujjigadu Telugu
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic Background Score only
2009 Josh Telugu
Saleem Telugu
2010 Kedi Telugu
Deadend Shortfilm
Thamassu Kannada
Housefull Background Score only
2011 Not A Love Story Background Score only
2012 Bhoot Returns Background Score only
Attahasa Kannada
Rowdy Rathore Background Score only
Vana Yuddham Tamil
2013 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
R... Rajkumar Background Score only
2014 Khwaabb
2014 Elephant Blues Background Score only
2014 The Shaukeens Background Score only
2014 Action Jackson Background Score only
2015 Rajathandhiram Tamil - Background Score only
Gabbar Is Back Background Score only
Courier boy Kalyan Background Score only
2018 Mehbooba
2020 Ranchi Kannada - Background Score only

Album DiscographyEdit

  • Mallika I Hate You - Hindi Album
  • Mitti- Hindi Album
  • Now That's Sandeep Chowta- Hindi Album
  • Alisha Alisha- Hindi Album
  • Viva - Hindi Album
  • Mila- Hindi Album

Band/Ensemble DiscographyEdit

  • Aomusic – Twirl 2009 (contributing producer)
  • Aomusic – ...and Love Rages on! 2011 (contributing producer)
  • Aomusic – Hokulea 2013 (contributing producer)[11]


  1. ^ "New musical direction". The Hindu. 26 May 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2008.
  2. ^ AllMusic artist album-"...and Love Rages On!"
  3. ^ AllMusic artist album-"Twirl"
  4. ^ Publicity Wire news article
  5. ^ Zone Music Reporter Charts Top 100 February 2009–"Twirl"
  6. ^ Zone Music Reporter Charts Top 100 August 2011–"...and Love Rages On!"
  7. ^ ZMR Top 10 for April 2013
  8. ^ a b Correspondent (31 December 2005). "Sandeep Chowta to be back with a bang". Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  9. ^ Shivashankar, Praveen (25 October 2013). "Keeping Tulu close to heart". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  10. ^ Savitha Karthik (28 October 2010). "May we have the trumpets please". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  11. ^ AllMusic artist album-"Hokulea"

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