Naresh Iyer

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Naresh iyer
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Naresh Iyer
Background information
Birth name Naresh Iyer
Born Template:Birth of date and age
Mumbai, India
Years active 2005 – present

Naresh Iyer (born 3 January 1981) is a playback singer from Mumbai, India. Naresh Iyer has rendered film songs in several Indian languages and has several chart hits to his credit. His rendition of "Roobaroo" from the movie Rang De Basanti composed by A. R. Rahman topped the music charts for many weeks in 2006 and won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. He also won the Filmfare award in the R.D. Burman Musical Talent category. He is one of the few playback singers to have won both a Filmfare Award and a National Award in his professional debut singing year.

Early life[edit]

Naresh Iyer was born to a Tamil Brahmin family of Shankar Iyer and Radha on 3 January 1981 and brought up in Matunga, Mumbai. He also has a younger sibling Nisha Iyer who is also an upcoming Artist (Painting).He attended SIES College of Commerce and Economics where he received a degree in commerce. After graduation he intended to become a Chartered Accountant, but decided to study Carnatic music and Hindustani classical music instead.

Career[edit]

Naresh was spotted by composer A. R. Rahman in a reality talent show, Channel V's Super Singer. Though he did not win the show, Naresh was later contacted by A. R. Rahman and made his debut with the song "Mayilirage" from Anbe Aaruyire. He has also sung for other composers in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam.[1]

Naresh is also the vocalist of a Mumbai based fusion band called Dhvani.[2]


He also won the R.D. Burman Award as the best male upcoming singer.[3]

The same year he also won the National Award for Best Playback Singer(Male) for his rendition of "Rubaroo" from the movie "Rang De Basanti".

He has a sibling named Nisha Iyer. Both of them have learned Carnatic music.[4]

Awards[edit]

  • 2005 – Hub Award for Best Playback Singer for the song "Mayilarage" from Anbe Aaruyire
  • 2006 – National Film Award for Best Male Playback singer for the song "Roobaroo" from Rang De Basanti
  • 2006 – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut (R. D. Burman Award)
  • 2006 – Kannadasan Award for Best Male Debut
  • 2008 – Hub Award for Best Playback Singer for the song "Mundhinam Parthenae" from Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2008 – Nominated for Best Male Playback singer for the song "Mundhinam Parthenae" from Vaaranam Aayiramin 2nd Vijay Awards
  • 2009 – Filmfare Award (South) for Best Playback Singer for the song "Mundhinam Parthenae" from Vaaranam Aayiram
  • 2010 – Nominated for Best Male Playback singer (song – Oru Vetkam varudhe from Pasanga)in 57th South Filmfare awards
  • 2010 – South Scope Award for Best Male Playback singer for the song – Oru Vetkam varudhe from Pasanga
  • 2011 – Uninor Mirchi Music Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song NENU NEVANTU from Telugu film ORANGE

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Tamil Songs[edit]

Year Film Song Name Composer Co-Singer(s)
2005 Anbe Aaruyire (Ah Aah) "Mayilirage" A. R. Rahman Madhushree
Saravana "Kadhal Suthudhe" Srikanth Deva Sadhana Sargam
2006 Varalaru "Innisai"
"Kamma Karaiyile"
A. R. Rahman Mahathi
Sowmya Raoh
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal "Munbe Vaa En Anbe Vaa"
"Kummi Adi"
A. R. Rahman Shreya Ghoshal
Siva Chidambaram & Swarnalatha
Rendu "Nee En Thozhiya" D. Imman Sujatha Mohan
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam "Kadhal Konjum"
"Karu Karu"
Harris Jayaraj -
Karthik & Krish
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan "Valayapatti Thavile" A. R. Rahman Ujjayinee & Madhumitha
2008 Velli Thirai "Uyirile" G. V. Prakash Kumar
Bheema "Oru Mugamo" Harris Jayaraj Krish
Vaaranam Aayiram "Mundhinam Parthene"
"Yethi Yethi"
Harris Jayaraj Prashanthini
Benny Dayal & Solar Sai
Sakkarakatti "Elay" A. R. Rahman Krish
Aegan "Hey Salaa" Yuvan Shankar Raja Blaaze & Mohammed Aslam
Seval "Paarvayile Oru Yekkam" G. V. Prakash Kumar
2009 Pasanga "Oru Vetkam Varudhe" James Vasanthan Shreya Ghoshal
Angadi Theru "Un Perai Sollum" G. V. Prakash Kumar Shreya Ghoshal & Haricharan
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa "Kannukkul Kannai" A. R. Rahman
Bale Pandiya "Sirikiren"
"Happy"
"Bale Pandiya"
Devan Ekambaram Various
Various
Velmurugan & Ranjith
Uthamaputhiran "Kan Irandil" Vijay Antony
Mynaa "Kaiya Pudi" D. Imman Sadhana Sargam
Inidhu Inidhu "Kodi Kanavu" Mickey J. Meyer
Engeyum Kadhal "Thee Illai" Harris Jayaraj Mukesh, Gopal Rao, Mahathi & Ranina Reddy
Thambikottai "Noorandu Vazhga" D. Imman Anitha & Ilavenil
2011 Ko "Netri Pottil" Harris Jayaraj
Veppam "Mazhai Varum" (male version)
"Veppam"
Joshua Sridhar -
Joshua Sridhar
Ambuli "3D Era" Venkat Prabu Shankar Blaaze
Vedi "Kadhalikka" Vijay Antony Emcee Jesz & Andrea Jeremiah
Muran "Idhuvarai" Sajjan Madhav Saindhavi
8aam Arivu "Innum Enna Thozha" Harris Jayaraj Balram & Suchith Suresan
Ra. 1 "Ulagam Ulagam" Vishal-Shekhar
Mayakkam Enna "Naan Sonnadhum Mazhai Vanducha" G. V. Prakash Kumar Saindhavi
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi "Venaam Machan" Harris Jayaraj Velmurugan
Podaa Podi "Maattikittenae" Dharan Suchitra & Benny Dayal
Sattam Oru Iruttarai "Adam Evaal" Vijay Antony Harini
Samar "Azhagho Azhaghu" Yuvan Shankar Raja
2013 Virattu "Podhum Podhum" Dharan Andrea Jeremiah
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara "Enge Ponalum" (Prayer) Siddharth Vipin Dr. Narayana
Ambikapathy "Ambikapathy" A. R. Rahman
Endrendrum Punnagai "Yaelae Yaelae Dhosthu Da" Harris Jayaraj Krish & Krishna Iyer

Other Songs[edit]

Year Film Songs Language Composer
2005 Anbe Aaruyire "Mayilirage" Tamil A. R. Rahman
Saravana "Kadhal Suthudhey" Tamil Srikanth Deva
2006 Rang De Basanti "Paathshala"
"Roobaaroo"
"Tu Bin Bataye"
"Paathshala (Be a Rebel)"
Hindi A. R. Rahman
Varalaru – The Story of the Godfather "Innisai"
"Kamma Karayile"
Tamil A. R. Rahman
Heartbeats "Hey Mizhimazha" Malayalam
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal "Munbe Vaa"
"Kummi Adi"
Tamil A. R. Rahman
Rendu "Nee En Thozhiya" Tamil D. Imman
2007 Munna "Manasa" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
Pachaikili Muthucharam "Kaadhal Konjum"
"Karu Karu"
Tamil Harris Jayaraj
Happy Days "Happy Days Rock" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
Hudugata "Are Are Saguthire" Kannada
One Love "One Love" Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali A. R. Rahman
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan "Valayapatti" Tamil A. R. Rahman
2008 Velli Thirai "Uyirile" Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na "Pappu Can't Dance" Hindi A. R. Rahman
Vaaranam Aayiram "Mundhinam"
"Yethi Yethi"
Tamil Harris Jayaraj
Surya S/o Krishnan "Monna Kanipinchavu" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
Aegan "Hey Saala" Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
Seval "Paarvaile Oru Yekkam" Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
Kotha Bangaru Lokam "Ok Anesa" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
2009 Venkata in Sankata "Nodutha" Kannada
Delhi 6 "Hey Kaala Bandar" Hindi A. R. Rahman
Pasanga "Oru Vetkam Varudhe" Tamil James Vasanthan
Angadi Theru "Un Perai Sollum" Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
Leader "Aaunana kaadana" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
Katha "Thaka Thaka" Telugu S. K. Balachandran
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave "Aakaasam" Telugu A. R. Rahman
Bale Pandiya "Sirikiren"
"Happy"
"Title song"
Tamil Devan Ekambaram
Puli "Amma Thalle" Telugu A. R. Rahman
Anwar "Kanninima Neele " Malayalam Gopi Sunder
Uthama Puthiran "Kan Irandil " Tamil Vijay Antony
Orange "Nenu Nuvvantu" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
Inidhu Inidhu "Kodi Kanavu " Tamil Mickey J. Meyer
Mynaa "Kaiya Pudi" Tamil D. Imman
Engeyum Kadhal "Thee illai" Tamil Harris Jayaraj
Thambikottai "Noorandu" Tamil D. Imman
Admissions Open "Meri Rooh" Hindi
Tournament "Manassil" Malayalam
Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji "Tere Bin (Reprise)" Hindi Pritam
2011 Ko "Netri Pottil" Tamil Harris Jayaraj
Veppam "Mazhai Varum"
"Veppam"
Tamil Joshua Sridhar
Kadhal 2 Kalyanam "Enakkaga Unakkaga" Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
Happy Husbands "Tum se" Hindi M. Jayachandran
Kuchh Luv Jaisa "Thoda Sa Pyaar" Hindi
Just For You "Tere Chahat" Hindi (album)
Always Kabhi Kabhi "Jaane Kyon" Hindi
Karungali "Unnai Virumbhi" Tamil
Ra Ra "Sollitan" Tamil
Ninaivil Nindraval "Mayakipittale" Tamil D. Imman
Prema Kaidhi "Idemiti" Telugu
Keratam "Vayase Nidura" Telugu
Yuvan "Nilave Nannum" Tamil Joshua Sridhar
Ambuli "3D Era" Tamil Venkat Prabu Shankar
Vedi "Kadhalikka" Tamil Vijay Antony
Muran "Iduvarai" Tamil Sajjan Madhav
Force "Main Chali" Hindi Harris Jayaraj
7aam Arivu "Innum Enna Thozha" Tamil Harris Jayaraj
7th Sense "Endukanta Joda" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
Kempegowda "Geleyane" Kannada Arjun Janya
Ra.One "Ulagam Ulagam" Tamil and Telugu Vishal-Shekhar
G.One "Alano Elano" Telugu Vishal-Shekhar
Mayakkam Enna "Naan Sonnadhum Mazhaivandhucha" Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
18 Vayasu "Entha Ulagil" Tamil
2012 Pollangu "Kadhale Un" Tamil
Ekk Deewana Tha "Dost Hai (Girl I Loved You)" Hindi A. R. Rahman
Panithuli "Pasiya Thokamma" Tamil
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi "Venam Machhaan" Tamil Harris Jayaraj
Neeku Naaku "Neekopam" Telugu
Ninu Choose Love Vasthundi "Sega Ledhu" Telugu
Ustad Hotel "Mel Mel Mel" Malayalam Gopi Sunder
Godfather "Laali Laali Amma" Kannada A. R. Rahman
Teenage "Yenido" Kannada
Teenage "Huduge Begagide" Kannada
Life is Beautiful "Its your Love" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
Routine Love Story "Yeppatikaina" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
Podaa Podi "Mattikitane" Tamil Dharan
Sattam Oru Iruttarai "Adam Eval" Tamil Vijay Antony
Samar "Azhago Ahaghu" Tamil Yuvan Shankar Raja
Oruvar Meedhu Iruvar Sainthu "Devadhai Pol Ponnuda" Tamil Siva
Ko Ante Koti "O Madhurimave" Telugu Shanshikant Kartik
Gajaraju "Kanne Sogasulu" Telugu D. Imman
3g love "Edo something" Telugu Shekhar Chandra
2013 Chandra "Nee Arugai Irukkum" Tamil Gautam Srivatsa
Virattu "Podhum Podhum" Tamil Dharan
Dega "Eedu Vaadi" Telugu Dharan
Madras Mami "Ding dong sattam" Tamil L V Ganesh
Anbha Azhagha "Anbe Anbe" Tamil Murugan
Lerevaru "Na Jeevitha Kaalamantha" Telugu Christian album
Premantene Chitram "Medisa Tara" Telugu M.G.K.Praveen
Ambikapathy "Ambikapathy" Tamil A. R. Rahman
Panivizhum nilavu "Nenje" Tamil L.V.Ganesh
Theriyama Unnai Kadhalichitten "Sapa Mapa" Tamil Vijay Vasanth
War chhod na yaar "Khwabosi Jo" Hindi Aslam Keyi
Teens (2013) "Ninave Malayalam Viswajit

2014 || Oru Kalavani Moonu || "Aaraariro" || Tamil ||

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Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chaudhuri, Debanjana (25 December 2005). "Sing with me". Express India. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Ramamoorthy, Mangala (24 March 2007). "On a melodious track". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Ramamoorthy, Mangala (22 March 2007). "Melodious track". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "A Roobaru with Naresh Iyer". 

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