Aditya is an upcoming film hero who is well known to Tollywood audience as Aadi. He was on December 23rd as Aditya Pudipeddi to a popular Indian actor Sai Kumar and Surekha couple. He also called sweetly “Dittu” by his family members and friends . Aadi started schooling in Chennai in Padma Sheshadri till 7th and then moved to St Andrews at Hyderabad followed by St Johns for Intermediate and Bhavans for Degree. Though he had liking towards acting, he had to refrain from declaring to his dad and instead concentrated on studies and sports. Being an all-rounder in Cricket, He was selected for under 19 Ranji Cricket Team. He happened to play under the captaincy of Ambati Rayudu, the climax being Pragyan Ojha, the Indian Team player who was his room-mate during their Sri Lanka trip. When his father Saikumar arranged KALA (Karnataka Andhra Lalithakala Academy), Aadi, being a fan of Chiranjeevi, wanted to dance before Chiranjeevi, who was the chief guest for that function. After gaining consent from his father, he performed the song "Kodithe Kottalira" from Chiranjeevi's starrer Tagore. Chiranjeevi was impressed with Aadi's performance and suggested Saikumar to make him an actor if he desires to be. Ravi Kumar Chavali, who was working with Saikumar for Samanyudu at that time, suggested Aadi to Dr. Venkat, who promised to launch Aadi as a Hero in the upcoming future. That made Aadi foray into films after extensive training in Dance, Acting and Fights. He has made his film debut in 2011 with the film “Prema Kavali” under the direction of K. Vijaya Bhaskar. The film garnered critical acclaim for Aadi and has placed him among the noted upcoming actors. He has won Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut South for 2011.
Aadi debuted in tollywood industry in 2011 with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's directorial venture “Prema Kavali”. He got highly positive response from the critics as well as the audience. . It ran for 100 days and was declared a Blockbuster. His next Release was B. Jaya's directorial Lovely, which released on in 2012 his performance was highly praised by Critics. The film was also a Blockbuster, completing 100 days. However in 2013, Aadi had his first debacle. He starred in G. Ashok's directorial “Sukumarudu” which went with Negative reviews panning the movie's length and bad film making. The film is similar to the role played by Nagarjuna in “Greeku Veerudu”. He was acclaimed for his performance. Currently, he is working for the movie “Rough” directed by C. H. Subba Reddy.
Awards and Honours
Aadi has won the Hyderabad Times award 2011 for Promising Newcomer Male, CineMAA Awards (2012) for best Debut Actor of 2012 and Filmfare Awards South (2012) for Best Male Debut South of 2011