Born on 21 May 1984 at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, Shri Sai Giridhar Kuchibhotla received his training in mridangam from Shri M.L.N. Raju and Shri Parupalli S. Phalgun. An ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio, Shri Sai Giridhar has performed extensively in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. He received the Gold Medal for his performance on mridangam at the 12th National Youth Festival at Pune in 2007. He has many recordings to his credit. He has conducted many workshops on mridangam in various music institutions. Shri Sai Giridhar Kuchibhotla is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for his notable talent in the field of Carnatic instrumental music.