R.P. Patnaik was born in India and is professionally a music composer. His full name is Ravindra Prasad Patnaik and he worked in more than 60 films in the South Indian film industry. He received his primary education in Andhra Pradesh and later joined Andhra University to obtain the degree in astrophysics. Patnaik wanted to be a director in the industry; he received his first break from Teja.
He is active in Tollywood since 1999 and apart from composing and directing, he also acted in various movies. He debuted with the movie, 'Andamaina Manasulo' which released in 2008. In 2010, his film Broker released in which he played as the lead character, Ganapathi. He received many nominations and awards for it and the audience loved it. The critics gave big thumbs up to Rajendra’s direction.
In the 2016 flick, “Thulasidhalam” Patnaik played the role of Dr. Tilak; the plot is about Satvik who leaves for Los Angeles to meet his girlfriend, Nisha. He stays there with Subbu, his roommate. Soon it is revealed that Satvik doesn’t believe in any supernatural activities and is a disbeliever of ghosts. Subbu challenges Satvik to spend a night in the graveyard. He does it successfully and then the trouble starts to affect him, he begins to experience unusual activities and begins to notice spirits that are following him.
The spirit is of a girl named Shanti. Satvik consults Dr. Tilak about this and he tries to find the spirit and why is she following him. It received negative reviews from the critics because of its incompleteness plot and marked it lousy and boring. He composed music for flicks like '
Family Circus', 'Nuvvu Nenu', '
Santosham', 'Jayam', 'Sreeram', 'Dil', 'Holi', 'Gemini', etc.
Apart from performing on camera and with instruments, Rajendra also performed on stage at various concerts and events. He performed in many countries including US, UK, Singapore, Dubai, Kuwait, and in many parts of India. He worked with many great composers and artists and all of them appreciated his work. His first film is based on a different concept and is that the seen cannot be heard and the head cannot be seen.
It was only filmed for 22 minutes. His 2016 directed film is 'Manalo Okada' which is going to be released shortly, in this he is going to act and will set the theaters on fire with his work and brilliant performance. His brother is Gautham Patnaik and his sister is Chandra Patnaik.