Benny Dayal

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Benny Dayal
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Background information
Born (1984-05-13) May 13, 1984 (age 30)
Kollam, Kerala, India
Genres Playback singing, Indi-pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2006 - present

Benny Dayal[1] (born on May 13, 1984)[2] is an Indian singer. He is a member of the band S5 launched by the channel SS Music.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] He was working as Events Coordinator with RR Donnelley. He quit his job in BPO and decided to dedicate his career to music.[6] 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)

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
Sivi "O Nenje" Dharan Dr. Burn, Dharan, Swetha Mohan
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
Kuruvi "Kuruvi Kuruvi" Vidyasagar Dr. Burn, Pravin Mani, Vetri Boys, Suvi Suresh
Ananda Thandavam "Kallil Aadum" G. V. Prakash Kumar Swetha Mohan
Sakkarakatti "Taxi Taxi"
"Chinnamma Chilakkamma"
A. R. Rahman Blaaze, Javed Ali, Viviane Chaix
Chinmayi
Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar "Katrae Katrae" Vidyasagar
Sathyam "En Anbe" Harris Jayaraj Sadhana Sargam
Vaaranam Aayiram "Adiye Kolludhae"
"Yethi Yethi"
Harris Jayaraj Krish, Shruti Haasan
Kunal Ganjawala, 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
Solla Solla Inikkum "Sagiye Sagiye"
"Rajathi Rajaillae"
Bharathwaj
Guru En Aalu "Veesuvadhu" Srikanth Deva
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
Aridhu Aridhu "Kanavugal Edhuvarai" S. Thaman S. Thaman
Angadi Theru "Kadhaigalai Pesum"
"Yenge Poveno"
G. V. Prakash Kumar
Vijay Antony
Hamsika Iyer
M. K. Balaji, Janaki Iyer
Don "Sureanna"
"Thadai Udaipaan"
Raghava Lawrence
Raavanan "Kodu Poatta"
"Kedakkari"
A. R. Rahman Solo
Bhagyaraj, A. R. Reihana, Tanvi Shah
Singam "Naane Indhiran" Devi Sri Prasad Manikka Vinayagam
Enthiran "Arima Arima" A. R. Rahman Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam, Naresh Iyer
Vaadaa "Adi Yennadi Raakkamma" D. Imman
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
Ambuli "Happy Farewell Day" Mervin Solomon
C. S. Sam
K. Venkat Prabhu Shankar
Satish
Pop Shalini, Reshmitha, Priyanka
Subramaniam "Solvanna" Mani Sharma Ranjith
Venghai "Dhenam Dhenam" Devi Sri Prasad Baba Sehgal
Mankatha "Vaada Bin Laada" Yuvan Shankar Raja Krish, Suchitra
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
Marina "Yelelo" Girishh G Sandhya, Andrea Jeremiah
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
Neram "Evan Avan" Rajesh Murugesan
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai "Uyire Uyire" G. V. Prakash Kumar Ramya NSK
2014 Aaha Kalyanam "Kootali Kootali" Dharan Usha Uthup
Maan Karate "Darling Dambakku" Anirudh Ravichander Sunidhi Chauhan
Anjaan "Oru Kan Jaadai" Yuvan Shankar Raja Shweta Pandit
Sigaram Thodu "Sigaram Thodu" D. Imman Snigdha Chandra, Santhosh Hariharan

Telugu songs[edit]

Year Film Song Name Composer Co-Singer(s)
2008 Jalsa "Jennifer Lopez" Devi Sri Prasad Priya Himesh
Ready "Ayyo Ayyo Ayyo Danayya" Devi Sri Prasad Priya Himesh, Franko
Ullasamga Utsahamga "Chakkori Chakkori" G. V. Prakash Kumar Vasundhara Das
2009 Current "Current" Devi Sri Prasad
Village Lo Vinayakudu "Superman" Manikanth Kadri
Josh "Bad Boy" Sandeep Chowta Ranjith
2010 Namo Venkatesa "Tottadoing" Devi Sri Prasad Tippu, Priya Himesh
Bindaas "Girija Girija" Bobo Shashi Chinmayi
Ye Maaya Chesave "Kundanapu Bomma" A. R. Rahman Kalyani Menon
Varudu "Saare Jahaa Premaa Yahaa" Mani Sharma
Darling "Gum Gum Yeyo" G. V. Prakash Kumar
Vedam "Now or Never" M. M. Keeravani Geetha Madhuri, Deepu
Khaleja "Taxi" Mani Sharma
Orange "Orange" Harris Jayaraj
2011 Prema Kavali "Dum Dum" Anoop Rubens
Teen Maar "Barbie Bommaki" Mani Sharma Suchitra
Dhada "Bhoome Gundranga" Devi Sri Prasad Richard, Ranina Reddy
Oh My Friend "Vegam Vegam"
"Nuvvu Nenu Jattu"
Rahul Raj Kavita Mohan, Jayaram Ranjith, Desmond F. (Rap)
Mogudu "Bachelor Boys" Babu Shankar Babu Shankar
2012 Lovely "Dolare Dola" Anoop Rubens Sravana Bhargavi, Noel
Rachcha "Dillaku Dillaku" Mani Sharma Tippu, Geetha Madhuri
Poola Rangadu "Poola Rangadu" Anoop Rubens Nakash Aziz, Sravana Bhargavi, Lipsika
Daruvu "Sexy Lady" Vijay Antony Andrea Jeremiah
Endukante... Premanta! "Cinderella" G. V. Prakash Kumar Rahul Nambiar, Megha
Rebel "Keka"
"Keka (Remix)"
Raghava Lawrence Lloyd Paul, Sathyan, Naresh Iyer
Lloyd Paul, Sathyan, Naresh Iyer
Genius "Ambani Alludaina"
"Chirigina Notu"
Joshua Sridhar Rita
Apoorva
2013 Swamy Ra Ra "Life Ante" Sunny M.R. Shefali Alvares
Iddarammayilatho "Run Run" Devi Sri Prasad Apache Indian, Sharmila
Yevadu "Freedom" Devi Sri Prasad Suchith Suresan
2014 Manam "Piyo Piyo Re" Anoop Rubens Jaspreet Jasz, Anoop Rubens, Meghraj (Rap), Rahul, Chorus
Run Raja Run "Bujjiamma Bujjiamma" M. Ghibran Gold Devaraj

Other songs[edit]

Year Film Songs Language Composer
2005 By the People "Asthala Vista"
"Malare"
"Vasco da Gama"
"Rock Me"
Malayalam Pravin Mani
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
Mast Maja Maadi "Shakalaka Boom"
"Jhana Jhana Kanchana"
Kannada P.B Balaji
Yuvvraaj "Mastam Mastam"
"Tu Meri Dost Hai"
"Dil Ka Rishta"
Hindi A. R. Rahman
Ghajini "Kaise Mujhe" Hindi A. R. Rahman
2009 Robinhood "Parannu Vanna Paingili" Malayalam M. Jayachandran
Delhi-6[7] "Dilli-6"
"Rehna Tu"
Hindi A.R. Rahman
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year "Pocket Mein Rocket" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Pyaar Impossible! "You and Me" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Ullasa Utsaha "Chakkori Chakkori" Kannada GV Prakash Kumar
Love Guru "Tangaali Tandeya"
"Romeokalige Juliet"
Kannada Joshua Sridhar
2010 Badmaash Company "Badmaash Company" Hindi Pritam
Apoorvaragam "Noolilla Pattangal" Malayalam Vidyasagar
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 Seniors "Aaramam Nirangal" Malayalam Alphons Joseph
Pyaar Ka Punchnama "Life Sahi Hai" Hindi Clinton Cerejo
Always Kabhi Kabhi[8] "Antenna" Hindi Pritam Chakraborty
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan "Choomantar" Hindi Sohail Sen
Teja Bhai & Family "Thillana Thillana" Malayalam Deepak Dev
Aazaan "Habibi Habibi" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl "Aadat Se Majboor" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
2012 Jodi Breakers "Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hu" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu "Ek Main Aur Ekk tu" Hindi Amit Trivedi
Cocktail "Daaru Desi" Hindi Pritam
Oh My God "Don't Worry (Hey Ram)"
"Don't Worry (Hey Ram)- Remix"
Hindi Himesh Reshammiya
Heroine "Tujhpe Fida" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Chakravyuh "Chakravyuh- Theme" Hindi Salim-Sulaiman
Student of the Year "The Disco Song- Disco Deewani" Hindi Vishal–Shekhar
Vishwaroop "Jung Hai" Hindi Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
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 "O Madhu I Love You"
"Korisna Rangbaazi"
Bengali Jeet Ganguly
2014 Yaariyan "ABCD" Hindi Pritam
Bewakoofiyaan[9] "Gulcharrey" Hindi Raghu Dixit
Hasee Toh Phasee[10] "Punjabi Wedding Song"
"Shake It Like Shammi"
Hindi Vishal-Shekhar
Main Tera Hero[11] "Besharmi Ki Height" Hindi Sajid-Wajid
2 States[12] "Locha-e-Ulfat" Hindi Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Holiday "Tu Hi To Hai" Hindi Pritam
Game "Party All Night" Bengali Jeet Ganguly
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania "Lucky Tu Lucky Me" Hindi Sachin-Jigar
Raja Natwarlal "Flip Your Collar Back"
"Kabhi Ruhani Kabhi Rumani"
Hindi Yuvan Shankar Raja
Creature 3D "Hum Naa Rahein Hum" Hindi Mithoon
Bachchan "Bachchan Bachchan (Title Track)" Bengali Jeet Ganguly
Bang Bang! "Uff"
"Bang Bang"
Hindi Vishal-Shekhar

Awards[edit]

Live performances[edit]

Benny Dayal performed live at Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur for Rebeca'14 on 27 April 2014. Benny Dayal performed live at J S S Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore for their annual Techno-Cultural Fest - VERVE - 2014 in Bangalore on 26 April 2014, 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[14] Dayal performed live at Tezpur University in annual technical fest Techxetra 2013 on 27 October 2013[15] 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.[16] 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.[17]

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

Dayal performed in the Acharya Habba, the culfest of Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 9 April 2011.[19]

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 2014. 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. ^ IMDB Profile, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3270308/
  3. ^ "Scaling heights". Metro Plus (Chennai, India: The Hindu). 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  4. ^ George, Vijay (2005-05-16). "S5 's Malayali connection". Metro Plus (Chennai, India: The Hindu). Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  5. ^ "ABOUT BENNY DAYAL:". Oneindia.in. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ Kamath, Sudhish (2009-10-02). "How Benny made it big". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  7. ^ http://musicbrainz.org/release/dc1b43c8-1ad3-4b8f-9b73-ced532763776
  8. ^ Always Kabhi Kabhi
  9. ^ http://musicbrainz.org/release/9d0410d2-2514-4ed2-b30f-96d5204dbcb2
  10. ^ http://musicbrainz.org/release/7527186c-150f-41e1-a5bd-bdf20e2a88f1
  11. ^ Main Tera Hero from Musicbrainz, http://musicbrainz.org/release/29d9cabb-2bcc-4df1-add3-79699c2811a3
  12. ^ http://musicbrainz.org/release/378d0d98-ad97-4649-9cfb-a499825c3d95
  13. ^ "AWARDS". Oneindia.in. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  14. ^ "IIFT Quo Vadis 2013". Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  15. ^ "sound bender". Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  16. ^ Contact Support
  17. ^ RCEG – Rotaract Club of College of Engineering Guindy
  18. ^ "The Leading 8th Mile VCE Site on the Net". 8thmilervce.com. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  19. ^ "Three-day Acharya Habba starts tomorrow". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2011-04-06.