Telugu voice-over production made simple
As an established Telugu voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Telugu Voice-Over Service and Telugu Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Telugu voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Telugu voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Telugu voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Telugu voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Telugu audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Telugu voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Telugu language
Telugu belongs to the South-Central branch of the Dravidian family of languages. It is the largest member of the Dravidian language family, and its closest relative is Kannada.
Telugu split from Proto-Dravidian around 1000-1500 BCE. The earliest attested written records of the language date back to the late 6th century, although there have been proposed traces that pre-date this by some way. Telugu literature began in the 11th century, with a version of the Hindu epic ‘Mahabharata’. The influence of Sanskrit and Prakrit became evident from this time.
The Telugu script is derived from a version of the Brahmi alphabet of ancient India, which was used for both Telugu and Kannada. This split into two separate alphabets sometime between the 12th and 15th centuries. During the second half of the 20th century, a new written standard was established, based on the modern spoken language. Read more
Which countries have Telugu as a national language?
Telugu is one of India’s 22 scheduled languages, and is official in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
How many people speak Telugu as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 75 million people speak Telugu as their first language – mainly in Andhra Pradesh. It is also spoken in the neighbouring states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh.
Telugu is the third most spoken language in the Indian subcontinent (after Hindi and Bengali).
Did you know…
- Telugu is one of the six ‘Classical Languages in India’ as designated by the Indian government, along with Tamil, Sanskrit, Kannada, Malayalam and Oriya.
- Telugu has four distinct regional dialects, and three different social dialects, used according to context (in relation to education, class and caste).
- Telugu is the most widely spoken of all the languages that use the Brahmi script. These include other languages of south India (such as Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Tulu) as well as languages spoken in Southeast Asia (such as Burmese, Thai and Cambodian).
The Indian economy
India’s economy is the tenth largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third largest by PPP. India is the 19th largest exporter and the 10th largest importer in the world.
Due to its large population there is still a lot of poverty in the country, despite its economic success. Although India has a growing high-tech sector, around half of the population is employed in agriculture (plus forestry, logging and fishing).
Around 22% of the population work in industry (which accounts for 26% of the GDP), and 27% in the service sector. Over 20 million people work in textile manufacturing.
India was one of the founding members of the World Trade Organisation’s precursor, and is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the association of five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).