Rahul Nambiar

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Rahul Nambiar
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Background information
Born Kannur, Kerala, India
Genres Film score, theatre, world music, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer, Performer
Years active 2006-present
Website www.rahulnambiar.me

Rahul Nambiar (Malayalam: രാഹുൽ നമ്പ്യാർ) is an Indian playback singer and live performer. An MBA and M.Com-graduate, he won the Swapthaswarangal show in 2001 and began singing live. He later ventured into playback singing, performing for many leading South Indian film composers in various languages, while also launching an independent band named Rahlaap with bass player Aalap Raju.

Career[edit]

Rahul hails from Kannur, Kerala and was brought up in Delhi and Chennai.[1] After completing his MBA and M.Com, Rahul started working for two years in a bank, which he felt was too "monotonous",[2] before performing at live shows with Sunitha Sarathy.[3] In 2001, he won the Sun TV Sapthaswarangal contest, beating 3000 contestants, following which he decided to pursue a singing career.[1] Rahul was introduced as a playback singer by Vijay Antony in the Tamil film Dishyum.[1]

In 2009, Rahul joined hands with his long time friend and Bass player Aalap Raju to form a band named RAHLAAP.[2] The duo released their a self-titled album in Hindi language based on "Music beyond genres",[2] on which they had worked for four years.[1] He is considered a versatile singer, having sung in various genres such as Western, Carnatic, light music and hip-hop.[1][4] Rahul has performed more than 400 live shows around India and abroad,[1] and over 350 songs for films, most prominent ones being Mani Sharma's "Vasantha Mullai" (Pokkiri),[3] Yuvan Shankar Raja's "Adada Mazhada" (Paiyaa) which fetched him his first Filmfare nomination for the Best Male Playback Singer Award,.[5] In 2012, he won his first Filmfare award in the Best Male Playback Singer Award category [6] for Thaman's "Guruvaram" song (Dookudu). He has also lent his voice for several ad jingles.[1]

Notable Filmography[edit]

Year Song Film Title Language Achievements
2006 "Bhoomikku Velicham" Dishoom Tamil
2006 "City of Sins" Thalainagaram Tamil
2006 "Chattuputtu" Nenjil Jil Jil Tamil
2007 "Om Ennum" Sabari Tamil
2007 "Maro Maro" Chirutha Telugu
2007 "Vasantha Mullai" Pokkiri Tamil
2007 "Valentine" Madhumasam Telugu
2007 "Entha Kudirayil" 'Saththam Podadey' Tamil
2007 "Mayakudirayil" Kelkatha Shabdham Malayalam
2007 "Pitta Pitta" Vijetha Telugu
2007 "Para Para Pattampoochi" Katradu Tamil Tamil
2007 "Yo Baby" Bhayya Telugu
2007 "Yo Baby" Malaikottai Tamil
2007 "Kabadadharani & Valla Valla" Athidhi Telugu
2007 "Naanthana" Ninaithaley Tamil
2008 "Priyatama & Dhannaley Thalley & Maati Maatiki" Ullasanga Uthsahanga Telugu
2008 "Manakanna Podichey" Parugu Telugu
2008 "Aa Ee Oo" Okka Magadu Telugu
2008 "I Go Crazy" Kantri Telugu
2008 "Chethavenna Mudha" Dongala Bandi Telugu
2008 "Yuvatha Yuvatha" Yuvatha Telugu
2008 "Dosthu Bada Dosthu" Saroja Tamil
2008 "Dosthu Bada Dosthu" Saroja Telugu
2008 "Kalai" Kalai Tamil
2008 "Andalaney" “Pourudu Telugu
2008 "Nee Jimmada" Ontari Telugu
2008 "Adigadigo" Lakshmi Putrudu Telugu
2008 "Chidesi Chinna Pedda" Avakai Biriyani Telugu
2008 "Ee Ravil" Mulla Malayalam
2008 "Sooriyanai" Vellithirai Tamil
2009 "Narinja Pandu" Bumper Offer Telugu
2009 "College Student" Aadatha Aatamellaam Tamil
2009 "Thulukanam" Balam Tamil
2009 "Mrogindi" Ghatikudu Telugu
2009 "July Madathil" Muthirai Tamil
2009 "Puththam Pudidai" Saa Boo Thri Tamil
2009 "Ilavayasu Pasangalathaan" Mathiya Chennai Tamil
2009 "Thellavaarithey" Mitrudu Telugu
2009 "Sunday Sunday" Chickpete Sachagalu Kannada
2009 "Kalyana Kaaviyam" Meiporul Tamil
2009 "Ela Entha Sepu" Sesirekha Pranayam Telugu
2009 "Memory Lossu" Kick Telugu
2009 "Bhaba Re" Vayuputra Kannada
2009 "Kattikitta Rasa & Poothadhu Poovu" Jagan Mohini Tamil
2009 "Chesukunte & Poochenu" Jagan Mohini Telugu
2009 "Thappu Ledu" Bheebatsam Telugu
2009 "Bhayyam" Rechipo Telugu
2009 "Malli Malli" Evaraina Epudaina Telugu
2009 "Adi Usha Sandhya & Ambum Kombum" Pazhasi Raja Malayalam
2009 "Adi Mudal & Agilam Ellam" Pazhasi Raja Tamil
2009 "Nuvvu Ready" Samardhudu Telugu
2009 "Anjali" Anajaneylu Telugu
2009 "Katru Pudidai" Kandaen Kadhalai Tamil
2009 "Nuvena Nenu" Malli Malli Telugu
2009 "Swapnangal" Bhagyadevatha Malayalam
2010 "Oopirage Badhantey" Brindavanam Telugu
2010 "Adada Mazha Da" Paiyya Tamil Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil
2010 "Arerey Vaana" Aawara Telugu
2010 "Happy" Bale Pandiya Tamil
2010 "Come On" Super Kannada
2010 "Nangai" Engeyum Kadhal Tamil
2010 "Orellella Nanna" Porki Kannada
2010 "Yeppadithaan" Manja Velu Tamil
2010 "Chikku Bukku" Chikku Bukku Tamil
2010 "Nee Ondrum" Moscowin Kaveri Tamil
2010 "Ninnalanni" Inkosari Telugu
2010 "Kuppathu Rajakal" Baana Kathadi Tamil
2010 "Ninney Yeri" Yuganiki Okkadu Telugu
2010 "Pachai Kili" Ayyanar Tamil
2010 "Bhaiyyam" Kichcha Huchcha Kannada
2010 "Pranama Pranama" Darling Telugu
2010 "Venmukilin" Mummy and Me Malayalam Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Malayalam
2010 "Neeyam Thanalinu" Cocktail Malayalam
2011 "Poove Poove" “Singam Puli'' Tamil
2011 "Mudhal Mozhi" “Sabash Sariyana Potti'' Tamil
2011 "Casanova" Kanden Tamil
2011 "Oka Tholakari Vela" Naa Peru Shiva Telugu
2011 "Guruvaram" Dookudu Telugu WON Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu “&” SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu
2011 "Neduvaali" Osthi Tamil
2011 "Yennaidhuvo" Mouna Guru Tamil
2011 "Idhayam Pesudey" Pesu Tamil
2011 "Kracko Jacko" Uyarthiru 420 Tamil
2011 "Amruthamayi Abhayamai" Snehaveedu Malayalam
2011 "Silaka" Mirapakai Telugu
2011 "Nangai" Engeyum Kadhal Tamil
2012 "Hosanna" Bodyguard Telugu
2012 "Cinderella" Endukante Premanta Telugu
2012 "Doodi Pinjalaanti" Tuneega Tuneega Telugu
2012 "Aamchi Mumbai" Businessman Telugu “Hindi Lyrics by Rahul Nambiar
2012 "Pilla Chao" Businessman Telugu
2012 "Kalavu" Aravaan Tamil
2012 "Paddadey Peggura" Shakuni Telugu
2012 "Yaaradi Mohini" Thaandavam Tamil
2012 "Yemiti" Shiva Thaandavam' Telugu
2012 “Aapu Birthday" Rendavathu Padam Tamil
2012 "College Padam" Naan Rajavaga Pogiraen Tamil
2012 "Aasaiye Alaipoley & Birthday" Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Tamil
2012 "Inka Cheppale" Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Telugu
2012 "Laila O Laila" Naayak Telugu
2013 "Sairo Sairo" Baadshah Telugu
2013 "Yaarukkum Sollama" All in All Azhagu Raja Tamil
2013 "Nadhi Vellam" Thangameengal Tamil
2014 "Boochade Boochade" "Race Gurram" Telugu
2014 "Aaja Saroja" "Aagadu" Telugu
2014 "Choopinchandey" "Heart Attack" Telugu

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram / Cinema : Dreaming big". The Hindu. India. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c T. Krithika Reddy (9 June 2011). "Life & Style / Money & Careers : The Sing Thing". The Hindu. India. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b [1]
  4. ^ The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai : 'Versatility is important’'
  5. ^ "Nominees of Idea Filmfare Awards South – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Winners of the 59th Filmfare Awards South". Filmfare. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 

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