Son of Dialogue King Sai Kumar, Aditya Pudipeddi faced an uphill task to fitting in to his father’s boots. He managed to impress audience with good dances and fights despite his shortcomings.
Aditya Pudipeddi, known as Aadi is a native of Vijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh. As his father Sai Kumar is a busy artist in Telugu, he studied in Chennai till his seventh standard as the industry used to be there then. Later on with the industry shifting to Hyderabad, Sai Kumar’s family moving to Hyderabad and Aadi continued his studies there and went on to complete his degree. His grandfather, PJ Sharma is also reputed dubbing artist, actor and writer. He acted in more than 500 films in Telugu and Kannada.
Aadi is getting married to Aruna, a software professional from Rajahmundry on December 13th, 2014. His inlaws were reputed lawyers there.
Aadi’s father started a cultural society KALA (Karnataka Andhra Lalithakala Academy) to abridge Kannada and Telugu artistes. Being an ardent fan of Chiranjeevi, Aadi convinced his father to give a chance to perform ‘Kodithe Kotali ra’ song from Tagore movie in front his favorite actor (Chief guest of the event) and got instant applause from the Megastar.
Aadi went on rigorous training in acting, fights and dances for about 3 years. Sai Kumar’s Samnyudu director Ravi Chavali introduced Aadi to his producer, RR Venkat. And thus Aadi’s first film, Prema Kavali went on floors directed by Vijaya Bhaskar under RR Movie Makers banner. The movie was a good hit then. His second film was ‘Lovely’ under the direction of B.Jaya. The movie was also a decent hit. And all the critics acknowledged his improvement in all the departments. It is often difficult for a successor in Tollywood to meet the expectations set. But Aadi did not disappoint solely because of his dedication and hard work.
However he had to taste consecutive failures with his next three films, Sukumarudu, Pyar Mein Padipoyane and Gaalipatam. Towards the end of 2014, he attempted ‘Rough’ to establish himself in mass but only to disappoint further.
è Telugu film, ‘Garam’ directed by Madan.
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