Mani Sharma

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Not to be confused with Maneesh Sharma.
Mani Sharma
Birth name Yanamandra Venkata Subramanya Sharma
Born Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Genres Film score, electronic
Occupation(s) Film composer, Music director
Instruments Keyboard, synth, piano
Years active 1992–present
Website www.manisharma.org

Mani Sharma Yanamandra is an ace music director known for his works in Telugu and Tamil films. He is popularly known as "'Melody Brahma." (God of Melody) for his contributions to music in Tollywood. He himself stated in tv9 interview that he admires S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra, Shankar Mahadevan very much. Legendary singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & K. S. Chithra recorded maximum number of songs in his composition. Mani has scored music for more than 175 films in Telugu, Tamil and other South Indian Languages. He has received two Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards and three Music Mirchi Awards.

Early life[edit]

Mani Sharma was born in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh to violinist Y.N. Sharma. He spent most of his childhood days in Chennai.

Career[edit]

Mani Sharma started his career as a keyboard player in the late 1980s under the guidance of music director Sri Satyam. As a keyboard player, he toured with Padma Bhushan Dr. S.P.Balasubrahmanyam. He used to work with Murali Krish and Chakri Policherla under Maestro Ilaiyaraaja in Chennai.

Mani was also a keyboard player for Raj-Koti and M. M. Keeravani. He was approached by Ram Gopal Varma for the background score of Antham. Varma asked him to compose a single song for his film and he agreed. Then he continued to compose background music for other films like Raathri (Raat), Preminchukundam Raa etc. His first film as a full-time music composer was Super Heroes. Later he got the breakthrough with Chiranjeevi's 1998 film Bavagaru Bagunnara.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Discography[edit]

Upcoming soundtracks[edit]

Year Telugu Other Languages Director Producer Starring
Narathan Tamil Naga Venkatesh K. V. Jayaram Nakul, Nikesha Patel
Injimarappa Tamil S. Saha Sri Balaji, Sony, Charishtal
Rampachodavaram Chaitanya Dantuluri Konda Krishnam Raju Anushka
Monarch Amma Rajasekhar Rajasekhar


Released soundtracks[edit]

Year Telugu Other Languages Director Producer Starring
2015
2014 Basanti Chaitanya Dantuluri Uma Gautham, Alisha Begh
Vetri Selvan Tamil Rudhran Rudhran Ajmal Ameer, Radhika Apte
2013 Doosukeltha Veeru Potla Mohan Babu Vishnu Manchu, Lavanya Tripathi
Prema Geema Janta Nai Subbu R. V Sreeram Chandra, Barbie
Telugulo Naaku Nachni Padam Prema Raghava Sakti, Shanker, Poorna
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Krish Saibabu Jagarlamudi, Y Rajeev Reddy Rana, Nayantara
Ramachari G Eshwar P Venkata Shyam Prasad Venu, Kamalini Mukherjee
Rachcha Sampath Nandi R. B. Choudary Ram Charan, Tamanna
Nuvva Nena P. Narayana Allari Naresh, Sharvanand, Shriya Saran
Sinam Tamil Arun Prasad P A Arun Prasad P A Navdeep, Bhumika, Kim Sharma
2011 Solo Parasuram Nara Rohith, Nisha Aggarwal
Uyarthiru 420 Tamil Premnath Snehan, Meghana Raj
Maaro Siddique Nithin, Meera Chopra
Teen Maar Jayanth C. Paranjee Pawan Kalyan, Trisha Krishnan, Kriti Kharbanda
Mappillai Tamil Suraj Dhanush, Hansika
Shakthi Meher Ramesh Jr. NTR, Ileana
Vastadu Naa Raju Hemant Madhukar Vishnu Manchu, Taapsee
Parama Veera Chakra Dasari Narayana Rao Balakrishna, Sheela, Amisha Patel
2010 Rakta Charitra Ram Gopal Varma Madhu Mantena Surya, Vivek Oberoi, Radhika Apte
Kalyanram Kathi Kalyan Ram, Sana Khan
Khaleja Trivikram Srinivas Mahesh Babu, Anushka
Happy Happy Ga Varun Sandesh, Vega Tamotia, Saranya Mohan
Don Seenu Gopichand Malineni V.Suresh Reddy Ravi Teja, Shriya
Kothimooka A.V.S Krishnudu, Shraddha Arya
Subhapradam K. Viswanath Hari Gopalakrishna Allari Naresh, Manjari Phadnis
Em Pillo Em Pillado Chowdary Tanish, Pranitha
Maanja Velu Tamil A. Venkatesh Arun Vijay, Dhansika
Sura Tamil S. P. Rajkumar Sangili Murugan Vijay, Tamannaah
Varudu Gunasekhar IKON Entertainment Allu Arjun, Bhanu Mehra
Dhana 51 R Suryakiran ML Kumar Chowdary Sumanth, Saloni
2009 Malai Malai Tamil Arun Vijay, Vedhika Kumar
Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Tamil Nandhini J S Ajmal Ameer, Rupa
Maaro Aditya Nitin
Billa Meher Ramesh Prabhas
Baanam Chaitanya Dantuluri Seshu Priyanka Nara Rohith
Rechipo Paruchuri Murali Nitin
Title track Chennai Super Kings
Ek Niranjan Puri Jagannadh Aditya Ram Prabhas
Padikathavan Tamil Suraj, Dhanush
Mithrudu Mahadev Balakrishna
Evaraina Epudaina Varun Sandesh, Vimala Raman
Bhadradri Srihari
2008 Sasirekha Parinayam Krishna Vamsi Genelia, Tarun
Souryam J.Siva Kumar Meri Shapath Khobbisandhu, Anushka
Hero G.V. Sudhakar Naidu Nitin
Yuvatha Parashuram Nikhil Siddharth
Parugu Bhaskar Dil Raju Allu Arjun
Kantri Ek Aur Qayamat Meher Ramesh Ashwini Dutt NTR Jr.
Ontari B.V. Ramana Pokuri Babu Rao Gopichand
Pourudu Giraftaar Raj Aditya Sumanth
2007 Sri Mahalakshmi Vijayan Srihari, Suhasini|
Toss Upendra, Raja
Sabari Suresh Salem Vijayakanth
Okka Magadu YVS Chowdary YVS Chowdary Balakrishna
Godava A. Kodandarami Reddy Vaibhav Reddy
Arya MBBS Arya Balasekaran Madhavan, Bhavana
Bhayya Malaikottai Bhupathi Pandyan Vishal
Athidhi International Khiladi ~
Thanikaattu Raja •
Surender Reddy Ramesh Babu Mahesh Babu, Amrita Rao
Chiruta Siruthaipuli Puri Jagannadh Ashwini Dutt Ram Charan Teja, Neha Sharma
Lakshyam Bhai The Lion Srivaas Gopichand, Anushka
Dubai Seenu Dubai Rani, Loafer ~ Srinu Vaitla D.V.V.Danayya Ravi Teja, Nayantara
Madhumasam Chandra Siddhartha Sarita Patra Sumanth, Sneha, Parvati Melton
Pokkiri Prabhu Deva Ramesh Babu Vijay, Asin
2006 Room Mates A.V.S Allari Naresh, Navneet Kaur
Seethakoka Chiluka Ilavattam Navdeep
Raraju Uday Shankar Gopichand
Stalin AR Murugadoss Nagababu Chiranjeevi, Trisha
Ashok Fighterman Ghayal ~ Surender Reddy Valluripally Ramesh NTR Jr., Sameera Reddy
Pokiri Puri Jagannadh Puri Jagannadh, Manjula Mahesh Babu, Ileana
Veerabhadra A.S. Ravi Kumar Chowdary Ambica Krishna Balakrishna
Style Latchiyam Raghava Lawrence Lagadapati Sridhar Raghava Lawrence, Charmi
Ranam Stalin Amma Rajashekhar Gopichand
Morning Raaga (English) Mahesh Dattani Raghavendra Rao
2005 That is Pandu Devi Prasad Jagapathi Babu, Sneha (actress)
Jai Chiranjeeva Bajrang ~ K. Vijaya Bhaskar Ashwini Dutt Chiranjeevi, Bhoomika, Sameera Reddy
Allari Pidugu Jayanth C. Paranjee Balakrishna, Katrina Kaif
Athadu Nandhu Trivikram Jayabheri Kishore, Murali Mohan Mahesh Babu, Trisha
Narasimhudu B. Gopal Chengala Venkat Rao NTR Jr., Sameera Reddy
Athanokkade Surender Reddy Kalyan Ram Kalyan Ram, Sindhu Tolani
Subash Chandra Bose K. Raghavendra Rao Ashwini Dutt Venkatesh, Genelia, Shreya
2004 Vidyarthi Balachari Ramesh, Aditi Agarwal
Sakhiya Jayant R. Appalaraju, A.K.Kumar Tarun, Nauhid
Gudumba Shankar Veera Shankar Naga Babu Pawan Kalyan, Meera Jasmine
Arjun Gunasekhar Ramesh Babu Mahesh Babu. Shriya Saran, Keerthi Reddy
Sri Anjaneyam Krishna Vamsi Krishna Vamsi Arjun, Nitin, Charmme
Yagnam A.S. Ravi Kumar Chowdary Pokuri Babu Rao Gopichand, Sameera Banerjee
Samba V. V. Vinayak Kodali Nani Jr. NTR, Bhoomika Chawla, Genelia D'Souza
Adavi Ramudu B. Gopal Chanti Addala Prabhas, Aarti Agarwal
Gambeeram Tamil Suresh Sarath Kumar, Laila
Anji Kodi Ramakrishna Shyam Prasad Reddy Chiranjeevi, Namrata Shirodkar
Jai Teja Teja Navdeep, Santhoshi
Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanth C. Paranjee Bellamkonda Suresh Balakrishna, Asin
2003 Abhimanyu A. Mallikarjun Ashwini Dutt Kalyan Ram, Ramya
Anjaneya Tamil N. Maharajan S. S. Chakravarthy Ajith Kumar. Meera Jasmine
Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Ganu A.V.S A.V.S Rajesh, Sangeetha, Charmme
Tagore V. V. Vinayak B. Madhu Chiranjeevi, Shriya Saran, Jyothika
Simhachalam Indra Kumar Kanumilli Srinivasa Rao Srihari, Meena
Kalyana Ramudu B. Gopal,G. Ram Prasad Venkata Shyam Prasad Venu, Prabhu Deva, Nikita
Palnati Brahmanayudu B. Gopal Medikonda Venkata Murali Krishna Balakrishna, Sonali Bendre, Arti Agarwal
Arasu Tamil Suresh Babu Raaja R. Sarathkumar, Simran
Tarak Balasekaran N.V. Prasad Tarakaratna, Krishna
Raghavendra Suresh Krishna Srinivasa Raju Prabhas, Anshu, Shweta Agarwal
Pellam Oorelithe S. V. Krishna Reddy Allu Aravind Srikanth, Venu, Sangeetha, Rakshitha
Okkadu Gunasekhar M. S. Raju Mahesh Babu, Bhumika Chawla
2002 Bobby Sobhan K. Krishna Mohan Rao Mahesh Babu, Aarthi Agarwal
Chennakeshava Reddy V. V. Vinayak Bellamkonda Suresh Balakrishna. Shriya Saran, Tabu
Alaudin Tamil Ravi Chakravathy Prabhu Deva, Ashima Bhalla
Youth Tamil Vincent Selva [Poornachandra Rao Vijay, Shaheen Khan
Ezhumalai Tamil Arjun Sarja Arjun Sarja Arjun Sarja, Simran
Aadi V. V. Vinayak Bellamkonda Suresh Jr. NTR, Keerti Chawla
Takkari Donga Jayanth C. Paranjee Jayanth C. Paranjee Mahesh Babu, Bipasha Basu, Lisa Ray
Seema Simham G.Ram Prasad J.Bhagawan, D.V.V.Danayya BalaKrishna, Simran, Reema Sen
2001 Subbu Suresh Varma R Srinivas, PM Hari Kuma Jr. NTR, Sonali Joshi
Shahjahan Tamil K. S. Ravi R. B. Choudary Vijay, Richa
Narasimha Tamil Thirupathisamy L. K. Sudhish Vijayakanth, Isha Koppikar
Bhalevadivi Basu P.A. Arun Prasad Smt Anita Krishna Balakrishna, Anjala Zhaveri, Shilpa Shetty
Prematho Raa Udaya Shankar T. Trivikrama Rao Venkatesh, Simran
Kushi S. J. Surya A. M. Rathnam Pawan Kalyan, Bhoomika Chawla
Murari Krishna Vamsi N Devi Prasad, Ramalingeswara Rao Mahesh Babu, Sonali Bendre
Devi Putrudu Kodi Ramakrishna M. S. Raju Venkatesh, Anjala Zaveri, Soundarya
Narasimha Naidu B. Gopal M.V.Murali Krishna Balakrishna, Simran, Preeti Jhangiani
Mrugaraju Gunasekhar Devi Vara Prasad Chiranjeevi, Simran, Sanghavi
2000 Chiru Navvuto G.Ram Prasad Shyam Prasad Venu, Shahin
Vamsi B. Gopal G. Adiseshagiri Rao Mahesh Babu, Namrata Shirodkar, Krishna
Azad Thirupathisamy C. Ashwini Dutt Nagarjuna, Soundarya, Shilpa Shetty
Yuvakudu A. Karunakaran Akkineni Nagarjuna, N. Sudhakar Reddy Sumanth, Bhumika Chawla
Annayya Muthyala Subbaiah Satyanand Chiranjeevi, Soundarya
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Jayanth C. Paranjee Ashwini Dutt Nagarjuna, Anjala Zhaveri, Keerthi Reddy
Seenu Sasi R. B. Choudary Venkatesh, Twinkle Khanna
Rajakumarudu K. Raghavendra Rao Ashwini Dutt Mahesh Babu, Preity Zinta
Iddaru Mitrulu K. Raghavendra Rao K. Raghavendra Rao, K. Krishna Mohana Rao Chiranjeevi, Sakshi Sivanand, Ramya Krishnan
Samarasimha Reddy B. Gopal CH. Venkat Rao Balakrishna, Simran, Anjala Zhaveri
Neti Gandhi E. V. V. Satyanarayana CH.R.B.Chowdary Rajasekhar
English Pellam East Godavari Mogudu Doraswamy Raju Suresh Varma Srikanth, Ramya Krishna
Anaganaga O Ammayi Ramesh Sarangan Srikanth, Soundarya, Abbas
1998 Choodalani Vundi Gunasekhar Ashwini Dutt Chiranjeevi, Soundarya
Ganesh Thirupathisamy D.Suresh Babu Venkatesh, Rambha, Madhu Bala
Bavagaru Bagunnara? Jayanth C. Paranjee Nagendra Babu Chiranjeevi, Rambha
Samarasimha Reddy B. Gopal Ch. Venkata Rao Balakrishna, Simran, Anjala Zhaveri
Manasichi Choodu Suresh Varma Ravi Teja, Raasi, Vadde Naveen
Super Heroes A.V.S A.V.S, Brahmanandam
1992 Antham (Background Score, Chalekki undhanuko song) Ram Gopal Verma Nagarjuna, Urmila
Vinalani Undhi (Unreleased) Ram Gopal Verma Ashwini Dutt Chiranjeevi, Tabu, Urmila
Raat / Raathri Hindi / Telugu RGV RGV Revathi, Chinna
Notes
  • • indicates Tamil language
  • ~ indicates Hindi language
  • ♦ indicates only background score, sound track composed by another composer
    1. indicates background score and re-recording, sound track composed by another composer.

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