M. M. Keeravani

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M. M. Keeravani
Background information
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. [1] In 1997, he has garnered 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
1991 Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
Azhagan
Neelagiri
People's Encounter
Nee Pathi Naan Pathi
Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam
Aswani
Pattondru Ketten
Kshana Kshanam Ennamo Nadukkudhu Hairaan
1992 Laati Dawood Ibrahim
Sundara Kanda
Hello Darling
Gharana Mogudu
Sevagan
President Gari Pellam
Allari Mogudu
Vaaname Ellai
Aapathbandavudu
Jaathi Malli
1993 Mr. Pellam
Matrudevobhava
Allari Priyudu Yarukku Mappillai Yaro
Prathap
Rajeshwari Kalyanam
1994 Criminal Ellame En Kaadhali Criminal
Bhairava
Allari Premikudu
Hero
S. P. Parshuram
Pelli Koduku
Samrat
Gandeevam
Bobbili Simham
1995 Subha Sankalpam Paasavalai
Gharana Bullodu
Mounam Moun
Real Hero
1996 Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
Appaji
Suryaputrulu
Rambantu
Oho Naa Pellanta
Bombay Priyudu Bombay Kadhali
Swarnachamaram
Devaraagam Devaraagam
1997 Annamayya Annamacharya Thirupathi Sri Balaji
Pelli Sandadi
Mysooru Huli
1998 W/O V. Vara Prasad
Kondattam
Zakhm
Paradesi
Pelli Kanuka
1999 Seetha Ramaraju
2000 Papa- The Great
Deepavali
2001 Akasa Veedhilo
Student No.1
Sundara Kaanda
Baava Nachhadu
2002 Okato Number Kurradu
Sur: The Melody of Life
Jamindaru
2003 Simhadri
Okariki Okaru Unnai Partha Naal Mudhal
Jism
Gangotri
Saaya
Piliste Palukutha
Seethaiah
2004 Nenunnanu Vishwa the Heman
Naa Autograph
Sye Kazhugu Aar Paar Judgement
2005 Chatrapati Chandramouli Hukumat Ki Jung
Rog
Anukokunda Oka Roju
Paheli
Allari Bullodu
Kasak
2006 Sri Ramadasu
Vikramarkudu
Amma Cheppindi
Khatarnak
2007 Yamadonga Lok Parlok
Dhokha
Bhookailas
Chandrahans
Okkadunnadu
2008 Pandurangadu
Krishnarjuna
Gunde Jhallumandi
Sangamam
2009 Magadheera Maaveeran Dheera
Lahore
Pravarakhyudu
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna
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
Anamika Nee Enge En Anbe
2014 Baahubali Mahabali
Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya

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