Benny Dayal

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Benny Dayal
Benny Dayal, Sangarsh.jpg
Background information
Born (1984-05-13) May 13, 1984 (age 29)
Kollam, Kerala, India
Genres Playback singing, Indi-pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2006 - present

Benny Dayal[1] (born on May 13, 1984)[citation needed] is an Indian singer. He is a member of the band S5 launched by the channel SS Music.[2] Originally from Kerala, he has worked as a playback singer with many noted composers to produce successful soundtracks.

Biography[edit]

Benny Dayal's parents hail from Kollam district, Kerala.[3] Benny was born and brought up in Abu Dhabi and completed his schooling there from Abu Dhabi Indian School(ADIS) and went on to complete his B.Com from Madras Christian College. His father was working in Abu Dhabi. After his graduation from MCC, he did a diploma in journalism from the same college.[4] He was working as Events Coordinator with RR Donnelley. He quit his job in BPO and decided to dedicate his career to music.[5] Most of the films he sang are for A. R. Rahman in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. He has since worked with several music composers including Harris Jayaraj, Pravin Mani, Yuvan Shankar Raja, James Vasanthan, Joshua Sridhar, Karsh Kale and Devi Sri Prasad. Currently Benny has been working with the top Music Directors in Bollywood including Amit Trivedi, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Shekhar, Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Isai
  • Ithu Premamo
  • Saaral (Produced by Rainbow Bridge Studios)
  • Kavithai Gundar (Produced by Studio8)
  • Swaasam (Hexachord)

Film Songs[edit]

  1. Locha E Ulfat- 2 States (film)
  2. Shake it like Shammi - Hasee Toh Phasee
  3. Punjabi Wedding - Hasee Toh Phasee - Sung with Sunidhi Chauhan
  4. Aadat Se Majboor - Ladies vs Ricky Bahl - Sung with Ranveer Singh
  5. ABCD - Yo Yo Honey Singh Yaariyan - Sung with Shefali Alvaris, Honey Singh
  6. Antenna - Always Kabhi Kabhi - Sung with Roshan Abbas, Apeksha Dandekar
  7. Badmaash Company - Badmaash Company -
  8. Badtameez Dil (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - 2013) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares
  9. Choomantar (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Aditi Singh Sharma
  10. Daaru Desi (Cocktail) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade
  11. Delhi 6 (Delhi 6) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Vivienne Pocha, Blaze, Tanvi Shah, Claire
  12. Disco Deewane (Student of The Year) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Nazia Hassan, Sunidhi Chauhan
  13. Don't Worry (Oh My God!) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Himesh Reshammiya
  14. Dum Dum (Band Baaja Baaraat) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Himani Kapoor
  15. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu) Sung By: Anushka Manchanda, Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares
  16. Habibi Habibi (Aazaan) Sung By: Benny Dayal
  17. Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hun (Jodi Breakers) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shilpa Rao, Salim Merchant
  18. Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gayi (Ghajini) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal
  19. Lat Lag Gayi (Race 2) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade
  20. Life Sahi Hai (Pyaar Ka Punchnama) Sung By: KK, Vishal Dadlani, Benny Dayal, Siddharath Coutto
  21. Love Love Love Kya Cheej Hai (Love Breakups Zindagi) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shraddha Pandit
  22. Mastam Dar Mastam (Yuvvraaj) Sung By: Alka Yagnik, Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Sonu Nigam
  23. Muh Meetha Kara De (Rabba Main Kya Karoon) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Monali Thakur
  24. Nazre Milana Nazre Churana (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na) Sung By: Anupama Deshpande, Benny Dayal, Darshana, Naresh Iyer, Satish Chakravarthy, #Swetha Bhargavi, Tanvi Shah
  25. Pappu Cant Dance (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na) Sung By: Anupama Deshpande, Benny Dayal, Blaze, Darshana, Mohammad Aslam, Satish Subramanium, Tanvi Shah
  26. Pappu Cant Dance (Remix) (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na) Sung By: Anupama Deshpande, Benny Dayal, Blaze, Darshana, Mohammad Aslam, Satish Subramanium, Tanvi Shah
  27. Phini Na Na Baitho (Aap Ke Deewane) Sung By: Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar, Benny Dayal
  28. Pocket Mein Rocket Hai Pocket Mein (Rocket Singh) Sung By: Benny Dayal
  29. Rabba Main Kya Karoon (Rabba Main Kya Karoon) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Raj Pandit, Vidhi Sharma
  30. Rehna Tu, Hai Jaisa Tu (Delhi 6) Sung By: A.R Rahman, Benny Dayal, Tanvi Shah
  31. Shuddh Desi Romance (Shuddh Desi Romance) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade
  32. Tambai Sa Rang (Chakravyuh) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Salim Merchant, Shadab Faridi
  33. Tarkeebein (Band Baaja Baaraat) Sung By: Salim Merchant, Benny Dayal
  34. Tu Hi To Meri Dost Hain (Yuvvraaj) Sung By: Benny Dayal, A R Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal
  35. Tujhpe Fida (Heroine) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shraddha Pandit
  36. Vacancy (Golmaal Returns) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Neeraj Sridhar, Suhail Kaul, Suzanne DMello
  37. You And Me (Pyaar Impossible) Sung By: Neha Bhasin, Benny Dayal
  38. Besharmi Ki Height (Main Tera Hero) Sung By: Shalmali Kholgade, Benny Dayal

Tamil Songs[edit]

Year Film Song Name Composer Co-Singer(s)
2007 Sivaji "Balleilakka" A. R. Rahman S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, A. R. Reihana
Polladhavan "Neeye Sol" G. V. Prakash Kumar Sunitha Sarathy
Azhagiya Tamil Magan "Nee Marilyn Monroe"
"Maduraikku"
A. R. Rahman Ujjayinee
Archith, Dharshana
2008 Kaalai "Kaala Kaala"
"Vandhutaanda Kaala"
G. V. Prakash Kumar Mamta Mohandas
Rahul Nambiar, Silambarasan
Dhaam Dhoom "Pudhu Pudhu"
"Thikku Thikku"
Harris Jayaraj Suchitra
Sayanora Philip
Jayamkondaan "Ore Or Naal" Vidyasagar
Subramaniapuram "Theneeril Snegitham" James Vasanthan
Sakkarakatti "Taxi Taxi"
"Chinnamma Chilakkamma"
A. R. Rahman Blaaze, Viviane Chaix
Chinmayi
Sathyam "En Anbe" Harris Jayaraj Sadhana Sargam
Vaaranam Aayiram "Adiye Kolludhae"
"Yethi Yethi"
Harris Jayaraj Krish, Shruti Haasan
Naresh Iyer, Solar Sai
Seval "Odamarathu Mullapola" G. V. Prakash Kumar
2009 Ayan "Oyaayiyae" Harris Jayaraj Haricharan, Chinmayi
Pasanga "Who's That Guy" James Vasanthan
Muthirai "Night Is Still Young" Yuvan Shankar Raja Krish
Kulir 100 Degree "Boom" BoBo Shashi Abhishek Ray, BoBo Shashi
Maasilamani "Nacka Romba Nacka" D. Imman Rita
Kanden Kadhalai "Oru Naal Iravil" Vidyasagar Tippu
Aadhavan "Damakku Damakku" Harris Jayaraj
Ninaithale Inikkum "Nanbanai Partha" Vijay Antony
Siddu +2 "Money Money" Dharan Reshmi
Paiyaa "Poongatre Poongatre" Yuvan Shankar Raja
2010 Goa "Idaivezhi Oru" Yuvan Shankar Raja Mamta Mohandas
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa "Omana Penne" A. R. Rahman Kalyani Menon
Yathumaagi "Pesum Minsaram"
"Yathumaagi"
James Vasanthan
Angadi Theru "Kadhaigalai Pesum"
"Yenge Poveno"
G. V. Prakash Kumar
Vijay Antony
Hamsika Iyer
M. K. Balaji, Janaki Iyer
Raavanan "Kodu Poatta"
"Kedakkari"
A. R. Rahman Solo
Bhagyaraj, A. R. Reihana, Tanvi Shah
Singam "Naane Indhiran" Devi Sri Prasad Manicka Vinayagam
Enthiran "Arima Arima" A. R. Rahman Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam, Naresh Iyer
Mynaa "Neeyum Naanum" D. Imman Shreya Ghoshal
Easan "Meyyana Inbam" James Vasanthan Sukhwinder Singh
Chikku Bukku "Chikku Bukku"
"Zara Zara"
Pravin Mani Rahul Nambiar, Maya, Sricharan
Lavanya
Kaavalan "Step Step" Vidyasagar Megha
Veppam "Minnala" Joshua Sridhar
2011 Kadhal 2 Kalyanam "Idhu Kadhalai" Yuvan Shankar Raja Chinmayi
Vaanam "Who Am I" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Venghai "Dhenam Dhenam" Devi Sri Prasad Baba Sehgal
7aam Arivu "Oh Ringa Ringa" Harris Jayaraj Suchitra, Roshan, Jerry John
Urumi "Kondaadu Kondaadu" Deepak Dev Rita
2012 Podaa Podi "Podaa Podi"
"Maatikittaenae"
Dharan Andrea Jeremiah
Naresh Iyer, Suchitra
Kumki "Yella Oorum" D. Imman D. Imman
Vishwaroopam "Thuppaki Engal Tholile" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Kamal Haasan
2013 Thalaivaa "Tamil Pasanga" G. V. Prakash Kumar Sheezay.Psycho Unit
2014 Aaha Kalyanam "Kootali Kootali" Dharan Usha Uthup
Maan Karate "Darling Dambakku" Anirudh Ravichander Sunidhi Chauhan

Other Songs[edit]

Year Film Songs Language Composer
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam "Paatonnu Paadan Marannathende" Malayalam Deepak Dev
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na "Pappu Can't Dance Sala" Hindi A. R. Rahman
Golmaal Returns "Vacancy" Hindi Pritam
Yuvvraaj "Mastam Mastam"
"Tu Meri Dost Hai"
Hindi A. R. Rahman
Ghajini "Kaise Mujhe" Hindi A. R. Rahman
2009 Robinhood "Parannu Vanna Paingili" Malayalam M. Jayachandran
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year "Pocket Mein Rocket" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Pyaar Impossible! "You and Me" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Love Guru "Tangaali Tandeya"
"Romeokalige Juliet"
Kannada Joshua Sridhar
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave "Kundanapu Bomma" Telugu A. R. Rahman
Badmaash Company "Badmaash Company" Hindi Pritam
Darling "Gum Gum Yeyo" Telugu G. V. Prakash Kumar
Apoorvaragam "Noolilla Pattangal" Malayalam Vidyasagar
Orange "O Range" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
Gaana Bajaana "Gundetu Gundetu" Kannada Joshua Sridhar
Huduga Hudugi "Illeana" Kannada Joshua Sridhar
Kaaryasthan "Mangalangal" Malayalam Berny-Ignatius
Band Baaja Baaraat "Tarkeebein"
"Dum Dum Mast Hai"
Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
2011 'Prema Kavali "Dum Dum" Telugu Anoop Rubens
Seniors "Aaramam Nirangal" Malayalam Alphons Joseph
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan "Choomantar" Hindi Sohail Sen
Teja Bhai & Family "Thillana Thillana" Malayalam Deepak Dev
Oh My Friend "Nuvvu Nenu Jattu" Telugu Rahulraj
Aazaan "Habibi Habibi" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl "Aadat Se Majboor" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
2012 Daruvu "Sexy lady" Telugu Vijay Antony
Jodi Breakers "Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hu" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu "Ek Main Aur Ekk tu" Hindi Amit Trivedi
Lovely "Dolare Dola" Telugu Anoop Rubens
Cocktail "Daaru Desi" Hindi Pritam
Heroine "Tujhpe Fida" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Student of the Year "The Disco Song" Hindi Vishal–Shekhar
2013 Race 2 "Lat Lag Gayi" Hindi Pritam
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani "Badtameez Dil" Hindi Pritam
Phata Poster Nikla Hero "Hey Mr.Dj" Hindi Pritam
KQ "Chenthalire" Malayalam Stephen Devassy
Shuddh Desi Romance "Shuddh Desi Romance" Hindi Sachin - Jigar
Rangbaaz (2013 film) "O Madhu I love You"
"Love You Soniyo"
"Korisna Rangbaazi"
Bengali Jeet Ganguly
2014 Yaariyan (2014 film) "ABCD" Hindi Pritam

Awards[edit]

Live performances[edit]

Benny Dayal performed live at Symbiosis Center for Management Studies for their annual fest called Sympulse in Pune on 15 January 2014 and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi on 16 November 2013 in their annual management festival Quo Vadis[7] Dayal performed live at Tezpur University in annual technical fest Techxetra 2013 on 27 October 2013 [8] and at pro-show festember-13 the cultural festival of NIT Trichy on 29 September 2013 . Dayal also performed at NIT Calicut on March 26, 2009 as part of the cultural festival Ragam 09. He along with his band Rainbow Bridge performed at the Annual Cultural Festival OASIS 2009 of Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He performed at Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, Tanjore as a part of the cult fest Kuruksastra in 2009. He performed with Stephen Devassy and others at SSN College of Engineering on March 5, 2010 and at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology on March 21, 2010 as part of a cultural event.[9] He was at Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Pampady on March 5, 2010 for Bloom. He frenzied the audience at the jam packed Music Academy on March 27, 2010 at Sangarsh 10 — a concert for a cause, organised by Rotaract Club of College of Engineering Guindy.[10]

He performed in the 8th Mile, the technocultural fest of RV College of Engineering on 18 April 2010 at Bangalore.[11]

Dayal performed in the Acharya Habba, the culfest of Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 9 April 2011.[12]

He performed at Paramarsh, a student festival of the Faculty of Technology & Engineering, MSU Baroda on 16 September 2012.[citation needed] He performed at Saarang, the IIT-Madras culfest on 12 January, 2013. he performed at d'equinox 2014,the cultural fest of Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology.

He has also performed at club O7, Ahmedabad, one of the most reputed clubs of Asia.

Acting career[edit]

In the Malayalam film By the people, Benny Dayal performed as an actor along with his 'S5' band partners. All the songs in the movie were sung by 'S5' members for the composer Pravin Mani.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Video interview with Benny Dayal, http://video.webindia123.com/new/interviews/singers/bennydayal/index.htm
  2. ^ "Scaling heights". Metro Plus (Chennai, India: The Hindu). 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ George, Vijay (2005-05-16). "S5 's Malayali connection". Metro Plus (Chennai, India: The Hindu). Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  4. ^ "ABOUT BENNY DAYAL:". Oneindia.in. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ Kamath, Sudhish (2009-10-02). "How Benny made it big". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  6. ^ "AWARDS". Oneindia.in. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ "IIFT Quo Vadis 2013". Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  8. ^ "sound bender". Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  9. ^ Contact Support
  10. ^ RCEG – Rotaract Club of College of Engineering Guindy
  11. ^ "The Leading 8th Mile VCE Site on the Net". 8thmilervce.com. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  12. ^ "Three-day Acharya Habba starts tomorrow". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2011-04-06.