Sai Ketan Rao is an Indian actor known for playing the lead role of Raghav Rao in StarPlus’s Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali.
Ketan television debut began with Agni Sakshi of Star Maa. He also worked in one Hindi and a few Telugu web series, His web series include Three Half Bottles (2019) on ZEE5, Love Studio (2020) on YouTube and Lovely (2021) on ShreyasET and Aham Bhramhasmi (2021) on MX Player and Hungama Digital.
He also acted in a Tollywood (Telugu) film named Ajay Passayyadu (2019), Strangers (2021) on Amazon Prime, and a short film directed by Purvangi Ranjan named Mounam (2020) on Aha. And aAh! (2021) an upcoming short Hindi feature film by purple pinnacle pictures On OTT.
Early life and Education
Sai Ketan Rao was born into a middle-class family in Lonavala Maharashtra. His father is an architect from Maharashtra, while his mother is a nutritionist from Hyderabad. Belonging to a family of both Maharashtrian and Telugu culture, Sai Ketan Rao is fluent in Marathi, Telugu, English and Hindi. He is the eldest child and has a younger sister.
Due to his parent’s job changes, he had to constantly move to new cities and new schools. He first started his schooling in Solapur, Maharashtra but soon shifted to Pune, Maharashtra and finally settled down in Hyderabad, Telangana. Also, he completed his 10th in Hyderabad from Vignan School and pursued B. Tech in Computer Science from Hyderabad Institute of Technology and Management. So further, he went on to complete his MBA in System Operations from GITAM University, Hyderabad.
Also, Ketan worked for an Australian company after concluding his education. But he had a strong inclination towards acting since childhood. So with time, the interest grew stronger, and he finally joined Ramanaidu Film School. Also, he started his acting career after completing theatre arts and went on to work for short films and feature films. But his first show was for Star Maa a Telugu daily soap named Agni Sakshi (2017) where he played the role of parallel lead, Pratap.
Some of his other notable works include Ajay Passayyadu (2019) and Strangers (2021). He debuted as the leader of his first web series named Three Half Bottles (2019) for ZEE5, where he played the role of one of the leads named Aditya. His other significant works include web series like Beyond Breakup, Love Studio (2020) Lovely (2021) Aham Bhramhasmi (2021).
Pellikuturu Party is an upcoming film of Sai Ketan Rao directed by Aparna Malladi. He is currently playing the role of Raghav Rao in Star Plus’s Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali. Where he plays the role of a rugged Don Jeweller of Hyderabad alongside Shivangi Khedkar. Apart from short films, web series and television, he has been a part of various ad shoots and commercials.
- 2019 Ajay Passayyadu
- 2021 Pellikuturu Party
- Most Eligible Bachelor (film)
- 2020 Mounam
- 2021 aAh!
- 2017 Agni Sakshi
- 2021–present Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali
- 2016 The Devil in Disguise
- 2019 Three Half Bottles
- Beyond Breakup
- 2020 Love Studio
- 2021 Lovely
- Aham Bhramhasmi
- The Baker and The Beauty