Aata Sandeep is an Indian actor and choreographer who mainly works in the Telugu film industry. He rose to fame after winning the Zee Telugu’s dance reality TV show Aata Season 1 (2007) along with Tina Sadhu. In 2023, he appeared as a contestant in season 7 of the reality TV game show Bigg Boss Telugu, which aired on Star Maa.
Aata Sandeep was born on Sunday, 17 June 1984 (age 39 years; as of 2023) in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now, Hyderabad, Telangana). His zodiac sign is Gemini. He grew up in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
He did his schooling at Sri Rama Krishna Public School, Shantinagar, Kakinada. He was inclined towards dance from a very young age and used to imitate the dance moves of his favourite actors. Growing up, Sandeep performed on the iconic songs of famous actors at yearly festivals and events. After completing his schooling, Sandeep moved to Hyderabad with his parents. There, he was given a choice to either pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications or a dance course by his parents. Sandeep decided to go ahead with the dance course. He also attended New Science College, Hyderabad, to pursue his graduation.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Aata Sandeep’s father, Tamarapalli Murthy, died in 2020. His mother’s name is Devi Tamarapalli.
Wife & Children
On 29 May 2013, Aata Sandeep got married to Jyoti Raj, an actress and choreographer, who works in the Telugu film industry. Together, they have a son named Lekhan Aata Sandeep.
Choreographer & Performer
Aata Sandeep started his career as a choreographer and dance instructor in the Telugu film industry. In 2007, he participated in Zee Telugu’s reality TV dance show Aata Season 1 and emerged as the winner of the show along with Tina Sadhu.
He then competed in various dance reality TV shows. Aata Sandeep soon started making his dance videos on various social media platforms like TikTok and gained immense popularity. On 8 April 2011, he created a YouTube channel named Aata Sandeep Dance Master, where he uploads his choreography videos, food recipe videos, and day-to-day personal life videos. The channel has more than 1 million subscribers on it. Sandeep has also received a Silver YouTube Play Button for his channel.
In 2022, he participated along with his wife in the dance reality TV show IshmartJodi.
In 2023, Sandeep and his wife, Jyoti Raj participated in Star Maa’s dance reality TV show Neethone Dance and emerged as the winners of the show.
He has given several stage dance performances at many popular events and award shows.
Sandeep runs a dance academy called Sandeep Steps Dance Academy in Hyderabad, where he teaches different dance forms to his students. He also conducts online dance classes for individuals in the United States. He often posts his dance videos with his wife Jyoti Raj on his Instagram account, which are very much popular among his followers.
Sandeep has worked as a choreographer for many Telugu films like Leader (2010), Pawanism (2014), Jagannatakam, and InduVadana (2022).
In 2015, Aata Sandeep played the role of a kidnapper in the Telugu short film Aa Gang Repu. In 2017, he appeared in its sequel, Aa Gang Repu 2- The Gang Next Day. In 2023, Sandeep played the lead role of Surya in the Telugu film Love You Too.
In 2017, he produced the Telugu short film Aa Gang Repu 2- The Gang Next Day. He has also worked in various TV commercials. In 2023, he participated in the Zee Telugu Maharani Celebrity game show.
In the same year, he appeared as a contestant in the reality TV game show Bigg Boss Telugu Season 7.
- TCEI Award for Best Choreographer (2019)
- Certified by Legendary Director K. Raghavendra Rao (2017)
Tattoos & Piercings
Atta Sandeep has got both his ears pierced.
He owns a Hyundai Creta car.
- Quote: “A day I don’t dance is a day I don’t live.”
- Aata Sandeep is a fitness enthusiast and follows a strict workout regimen.
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Sandeep is an ardent follower of Lord Ganesha.
- He is an avid dog lover and has shared many pictures of dogs on his Instagram account.
- His family and friends fondly refer to him as Sunny and Dance Master.
- He considers K. Shivasankar as his dance guru.
- Sandeep earned the moniker ‘Aata’ after winning season 1 of the dance reality TV show ‘Aata,’ which aired on Zee Telugu. Since then, he has added the prefix to his name.
- In an interview, while talking about his dance addiction, Sandeep said that he could not resist himself from dancing.