M. M. Keeravani

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M. M. Keeravani
Also known as M. M. Kreem (Bollywood), Maragatha Mani (Tamil cinema)
Born (1961-07-04) 4 July 1961 (age 53)
Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Origin Andhra Pradesh, India
Genres Film score, world music
Occupation(s) Film score composer, music director, singer
Years active 1991–present

Koduri Keeravaani, better known as M. M. Keeravaani under the alias Maragatha Mani (Tamil cinema) and M. M. Kreem (Bollywood), is an Indian film music composer and playback singer, who works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi cinema. Legendary singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & K. S. Chithra recorded maximum number of songs in his composition. [1] In 1997, he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Music Direction for the movie Annamayya. He has won 5 Filmfare Awards, eight Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Keeravani was born into Telugu family in Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh to Koduri Siva Shakti Dutta. He is brother of music director and singer Kalyani Malik. He relates as cousin to director S. S. Rajamouli and music director,singer M. M. Srilekha. He is nephew of Telugu film screen writer and director K. V. Vijayendra Prasad.His wife M.M.Srivalli works as line producer in films

Career[edit]

Keeravani first began his career as an Assistant music director with the noted composer K. Chakravarthy in 1987. He assisted in movies like Collectorgari Abbayi and Bharathamlo Arjunudu in the late 1980s. During this time, he also sought the guidance of the veteran lyricist Veturi for over a year.[3]

Keeravani's first big break as an independent musician came with the film Kalki in 1990. But the film never got released and the soundtrack also went unnoticed. It was director Mouli's 1990 film Manasu Mamatha that brought him to the limelight and considered his first released movie.

However, it was Ram Gopal Varma's blockbuster film Kshana Kshanam (1991) that made Keeravani an established music director. All the songs of this movie went on to become top chartbusters and Keeravani was flooded with offers from all across south Indian film industries. His first major Hindi film was Criminal. [4]

He is known for his play back singing contributions to the Telugu film industry with compilations for hit films like Annamayya. He has composed music for Hindi films such as Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996), Sur – The Melody of Life, Zakhm, Saaya, Jism, Criminal, Rog and Paheli. In Malayalam, he has scored for films like Neelagiri (1991), Soorya Manasam (1992), and Devaraagam (1996). He has composed for over 200 films in various Indian languages. [5]

Awards[edit]

National Film Award:

Filmfare Awards:

Andhra Pradesh State Film Awards:

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards:

Santosham Film Awards

Filmography as music director[edit]

Year Telugu Tamil Hindi Malayalam Kannada
1990 Manasu Mamatha
Aatma Bandham
1991 Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
Athintlo Adde Mogudu Azhagan
Dagudumuthala Dapatyam Neelagiri
People's Encounter
Nee Pathi Naan Pathi
Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam
Aswani
Pattondru Ketten
Kshana Kshanam Ennamo Nadukkudhu Hairaan
1992 Laati Dawood Ibrahim
Sahasam
Hello Darling
Gharana Mogudu
Sundarakanda
President Gari Pellam Sevagan
Allari Mogudu
Vaaname Ellai
Aapathbandavudu Jaathi Malli
1993 Mr. Pellam
Matrudevobhava
Chinna Alludu
Rowdy Mogudu
Puttinilla Mattinilla
Aadarsham
Rajeshwari Kalyanam Alimayya
Allari Priyudu Yarukku Mappillai Yaro
Kondapalli Raja Prathap
Abbaigaru
Rakshana
Allari Alludu
Varasudu
Major Chandrakanth
1994 Criminal Ellame En Kaadhali Criminal
Bhairava
Allari Premikudu
Threepu
Anna Hero
Angarakshakudu
Aavesham
Boy Friend
Kishkinda Kanda
Yes Nenante Nene
S. P. Parshuram
Pelli Koduku Samrat
Gandeevam
Muddula Priyudu
Bobbili Simham
1995 Subha Sankalpam Paasavalai
Gharana Bullodu
Gharana Alludu
Balaraju Bangaru Pellam
Aalu Magalu
Lady Boss
Mounam Moun
Real Hero
Dear Brother
1996 Pelli Sandadi
Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
Rayudugaru Nayudugaru Appaji
Suryaputrulu
Rambantu
Bombay Priyudu Bombay Kadhali
Jabilamma Pelli
Pavithra Bandham Swarnachamaram
Priyaragalu Devaraagam Devaraagam
Ardhaangi Maina
1997 Annamayya Annamacharya Thirupathi Sri Balaji
Shubha Muhurtham
Osi Naa Maradala
Arundhati
1998 W/O V. Vara Prasad
Raja Hamsa Kondattam
Pandaga Zakhm
Paradesi
Pelli Kanuka
Sri Seetaramakalyam Chuthumu Rarandi
1999 Seetharama Raju
Alludugaaru Vachcharu
Raghavayah Gari Abbai
2000 Choosoddaam Randi Papa- The Great Deepavali
2001 Bava Nachadu
Student No.1 Sundara Kaanda
Akasa Veedhilo Mysooru Huli
2002 Okato Number Kurradu
Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo Sur: The Melody of Life
Evare Athagadu Jamindaru
Tappu Chesi Pappu Kudu
2003 Simhadri
Okariki Okaru Unnai Partha Naal Mudhal
Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu
Maa Alludu Very Good Jism
Gangotri
Yuvaratna Saaya
Piliste Palukutha
Seethaiah
2004 Naa Autograph
Nenunnanu Vishwa the Heman
Sye Kazhugu Aar Paar Judgement
Letha Manasulu
Varam
Pallakilo Pellikuthuru
2005 Jagapati Rog
Chatrapati Chandramouli Hukumat Ki Jung
Anukokunda Oka Roju Paheli
Allari Bullodu Kasak
2006 Sri Ramadasu
Vikramarkudu
Amma Cheppindi
Khatarnak
2007 Yamadonga Lok Parlok
Dhokha
Bhookailas
Chandrahas
Okkadunnadu
Sangamam
2008 Pandurangadu
Krishnarjuna
Gunde Jhallumandi
2009 Magadheera Maaveeran Magadheera
Lahore
Pravarakhyudu
Vengamamba
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna
Young India Veera Madakari
Vedam
Jhummandi Naadam
Maryada Ramanna
Anaganaga O Dheerudu
2011 Badhrinaadh
Rajanna
2012 Dammu Dhammu
Eega Naan Ee Makkhi Eecha
Shirdi Sai
2013 Special Chabbis
Emo Gurram Egaravachu
Intinta Annamayya
2014 Anamika Nee Enge En Anbe
Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya
2015 Baahubali Baahubali
Size Zero
Baby

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