Mani Sharma

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

Mani Sharma Yanamandra is a 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.

Early life[edit]

Mani Sharma was born in Machilipatnam, Krishna district of 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.

Discography[edit]

Released soundtrack albums
Year Telugu Tamil Other Languages
1998 Super Heroes
Bavagaru Bagunnara
Choodalani Vundi
Ganesh
Manasicchi Choodu
1999 Samarasimha Reddy
Iddaru Mitrulu
Anaganaga Oka Ammayi
Neti Gandhi
Ravoyi Chandamama
Seenu
English Pellam East Godavari
Rajakumarudu
2000 Annayya
Yuvakudu
Azad
Vamsi
Chirunavvutho
Manoharam
Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdhury
2001 Narasimha Naidu
Mrugaraju
Devi Putrudu
Cheppalani Vundi
Murari
Kushi
Prematho Raa
Narasimha
Sivani
Shahjahan
Subbu
Year Telugu Other Languages Director Producer Starring
2014 GODSE Telugu satyadeva Balakrishna, Trisha, Shreya, Anjali
2014 Nakaithe Nachindhi trinadh AP.Radha Krishna Sri Balagi, Krishna
2014 Narathan Tamil Naga Venkatesh Nakul, Santhanam
2014 Inji Murappa Tamil S. Saga
2014 Untitled Project Bi-Lingual B. Gopal Gopichand, Nayantara
2014 Basavanna Kannada Srinivasa Raju CR Manohar Upendra Kannada
2014 Rough Tamil Ch. Subba Reddy Madhavaram Abhilas Aadi, Rakul Preet
2014 Telugu Lo Naku Nachani Padam Prema Padam Pesum (Tamil) Raghava Vashan SS Shakti, Poornima
2014 Rambha Urvasi Menaka M. S. Raju M. S. Raju Trisha, Charmi, Nikeesha Patel, Isha Chawla
2014 Mumbai 125 KM 3D Hindi Hemant Madhukar Veena Malik, Karanvir Bohra
2014 Prema Gheema Jaanta Nahi-I Hate Love Sreeram
Year Telugu Other Languages Director Producer Starring
2009 Malai Malai Arun Vijay, Vedhika Kumar
Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Nandhini J S Ajmal Ameer, Rupa
Maaro Aditya Nitin
Billa Meher Ramesh [[Gopikrishna movies](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 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 Subramaniam Ek Aur Khalyanak ~ 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 A. R. 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 (film) K. Raghavendra Rao Venkatesh Genelia, Shreya

1992–1999[edit]

Year Telugu Other Languages Director Producer Starring
1999 Neti Gandhi E. V. V. Satyanarayana Dr. Rajasekhar
English Pellam East Godavari Mogudu Srikanth, Ramya Krishna
Anaganaga O Ammayi Ramesh Sarangan Srikanth, Soundarya, Abbas
Iddaru Mitrulu Raghavendra Rao Chiranjeevi, Sakshi Sivanand, Ramya Krishna
Ganesh Tirupathy Swami Suresh Babu Venkatesh, Rambha
Seenu Sasi Venkatesh, Twinkle Khanna
Samarasimha Reddy B. Gopal Ch. Venkata Rao Balakrishna, Simran, Anjala Zhaveri
1998 Manasicchi Choodu Rudraraju Suresh Varma Vadde Naveen
Choodalani Vundi Gunasekhar Ashwini Dutt Chiranjeevi, Soundarya, Anjala Zaveri
Bavagaru Bagunnara Jayanth C. Paranjee Nagendra Babu Chiranjeevi, Rambha, Rachana Banerjee
Super Heroes A.V.S
1992 Antham (Background Score, Chalekki undhanuko song) Drohi ~ Ram Gopal Verma Nagarjuna, Urmila
Vinalani Undhi (Unreleased) Ram Gopal Verma Ashwini Dutt Chiranjeevi, Tabu, Urmila
Raat / Raathri RGV RGV Revathi
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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