Manikanth Kadri

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Manikanth Kadri
Occupation(s) Music director, Singer
Years active 2006-Present

Manikanth Kadri is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer and singer. He has predominantly scored music for Kannada as well as several Telugu,Tamil and Malayalam films. He is the son of legendary saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath.


Manikanth started out his career by composing for over 500 jingles and devotional albums. He also composed for a title track of a Malayalam tele-serial Annu Mazhayayirunnu and won the Kerala State Award for best music.[1]

He released his first instrumental album called Dream Journey in the year 2001 and also tasted success. He also scored for background for an English feature film Tantric Journal.[2]

His film musical career began with Smart City (Malayalam) and Mr. Garagasa (Kannada), at the age of 24. After these films, his major break through happened with the Kannada film Savari in 2009. He has scored music for various films in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil languages.


Year Film Title Language Notes
2006 Smart City Malayalam
2007 Mr. Garagasa Kannada
2008 Chandranilekkoru Vazhi Malayalam
2008 Ganesha Kannada
2008 Avakai Biryani Telugu
2009 Village Lo Vinayakudu Telugu
2009 Savaari Kannada
2009 Male Bille Kannada
2010 Prithvi Kannada
2010 Ijjodu Kannada
2010 Swayamvara Kannada
2010 Orange Malayalam
2011 Udhayan Tamil
2011 Maduve Mane Kannada
2012 Crazy Loka Kannada
2013 Vidura Kannada
2013 Manasu Maaya Seyake Telugu Manadhil Maayam Seidhaai(Tamil)
2014 Savaari 2 Kannada
2014 Rang Tulu
2015 Rang Birangi Kannada
2015 Mosagaallaku Mosagaadu Telugu


  • 2005 - Kerala State Television Award for Best Music- Annu Mazhayayirunnu


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