Anoop Seelin

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Anoop Seelin (ಅನೂಪ್ ಸೀಲಿನ್)
Origin Hassan, Karnataka
Occupation(s) Music composer

Anoop Seelin (Kannada: ಅನೂಪ್ ಸೀಲಿನ್; born 24 October) is an Indian film music director and playback singer in the Kannada film industry. He has scored music for films such as Gooli, Eddelu Manjunatha, Preethse Preethse, Yaksha, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, Manasology, Sidlingu, Parari and Madarangi. He won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director for his work in Sidlingu.

Early life and education[edit]

Anoop Seelin was born in Bangalore Bangalore on 24 October. As a trained singer, Seelin wanted to become a playback singer and music composer. After completing his primary and high school education in Hassan, Karnataka, Seelin, along with his family, moved to Bangalore to receive higher education. After finishing this, he continued in his studies, opting to become a lawyer.

Career[edit]

Due to his classical singing background and the musical influence of his family members, he began singing in an orchestra in Bangalore and other groups as a hobby. This hobby caused him to pursue a career as a full time singer, and he started working with the legend of the Kannada music industry, music director Hamsalekha.

He started working with Hamsalekha as a chorus singer. Over a period of time, he was given a chance to sing track songs for the compositions of Hamsaleka.[1]

Break in the Kannada film industry[edit]

His break in the Kannada music industry came when he got the chance to sing "Yaro yaro nannavalu yaro..."[2] from the movie Ondagona Baa, followed by hit songs from movies like Sarvabhoma, Madana,[3] Dharma,[4] Janapada,[5] Nenapirali,[6] Sixer,[7] and Thaballi.[8]

After working with him for 6 years, Hamsalekha began guiding Seelin to become a successful playback singer.

After great success in singing, he started to show an interest in music directing and began composing songs for the Kannada music industry.

Music direction[edit]

His dreams became reality when he signed on to compose the soundtrack for the big budget Kannada movie Gooli.[9] His second movie Yeddelu Manjunatha's[10] audio was released and the songs were entirely different from what was then the industry trend.[11]

After Preethse Preethse, Seelin's next movie, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, was released in June 2011 and received positive reviews from critics, with the background score being deemed the highlight of the film.[12]

In the same year, another movie Galla audio was released without much hype.[13]

In the month of November, The much-awaited and hyped audio of Sidlingu was released in a theatre in Bangalore.[14] Sidlingu received positive feedback from the media.[15]

Recently, the audio launch of Janma was held in a local hotel.[16] Anoop Seelin has composed six songs for this movie.

Another most awaited movie Director's Special is scheduled to hit screen in the month of December. The music for this movie was composed by Seelin.

Anoop Seelin is now working on "B3", directed by Ghanshyam, Paraari, directed by Aa Dinagalu fame Chaitanya, Madarangi and other unnamed multiple projects.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Being a talented singer from childhood days, Anoop Seelin has received numerous award for his versatile singing.

Recently, The Government of Karnataka announced Karnataka State Film Awards for 2010–11 and Anoop Seelin was declared as Best Music Director for composing music the movie Sidlingu.[17]

The jury was headed by noted Kannada Movie director Sunil Kumar Desai.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Notes
2008 Gooli
2009 Eddelu Manjunatha
2009 Preethse Preethse
2010 Yaksha
2011 I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona
2011 Manasology
2011 Galla
2012 Sidlingu Winner – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director[18]
Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2012 Janma
2013 Paraari
2013 Madarangi
2013 Director's Special
2013 Googly Background music
2013 B3 Release on 6 December 2013
2013 Petromax Filming
2014 Rose
2014 Love in Mandya
2014 Neer Dose Shelved
2014 Eradane Sala
2014 Goli Soda Tamil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mid-Day". 
  2. ^ "Kannada Audio Ondagona Baa". 
  3. ^ "Kannada Audio Madana". 
  4. ^ "Kannada Audio Dharma". 
  5. ^ "Kannada Audio Janapada". 
  6. ^ "Kannada Audio Nenapirali". 
  7. ^ "Kannada Audio Sixer". 
  8. ^ "Kannada Audio Thabbali". 
  9. ^ "Kannada Audio Gooli". 
  10. ^ "Kannada Audio Yeddelu Manjunatha". 
  11. ^ Written by: By: Shekhar H Hooli (16 July 2009). "Eddelu Manjunatha – Review – Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  12. ^ I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona – Movie Review
  13. ^ "Galla 2011". Musictub.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Music launch review
  15. ^ "Kannada Review: 'Sidlingu' is entertaining, Yogish makes his mark". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Janma Audio Release". Supergoodmovies.com. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards 2010–11 winners – Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards 2010–11 winners – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 

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