|Vijay Prakash (ವಿಜಯ್ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್)|
|Born||Mysore, Karnataka, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Alma mater||Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore.|
|Occupation||Singer, recorded for ads|
|Years active||1997 - present|
|Parents||Carnatic singers L. Ramasesha and
Lopa Mudra Prakash
|Awards||his song, "Jai Ho", won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song, Oscar award|
Vijay Prakash (Kannada: ವಿಜಯ್ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್) is an Indian Playback Singer and film composer from Mysore who moved to Mumbai in 1996. He has sung in Hindi films such as Blue, Yuvvraaj, Swades, Kaal, Lakshya, Matrubhoomi, Tere Naam, Cheeni Kum, Raavan and Force. He has also performed in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. He has also hosted the Kannada reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Kannada and has also performed shows with Ustad Zakir Hussain.
He is also one of four singers credited for the song, "Jai Ho", which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song. Specifically, he sang the portion with the words "Jai Ho" that takes an extended high pitch at numerous junctures of the song. The song also won a Grammy Award in the category "Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. .
Prakash was born in Mysore, India to Carnatic singers L. Ramasesha and Lopa Mudra Prakash, and is himself trained in Carnatic music. He attended Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) in Mysore.
After moving to Mumbai in 1996, he became a student of Suresh Wadkar. Prakash was a participant in the program Sa Re Ga Ma on Zee TV, hosted by Sonu Nigam. He made it to the mega-finals in 1999. Later he compered Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Kannada. He got his first break in Hindi cinema with Karisma Kapoor starrer Baaz in 2002, and his first song for A. R. Rahman was in Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades followed by the same composer's Tamil title track for the movie New. His song "Kavite" in Kannada movie Gaalipata too became famous.
He has sung for about 25 foreign films including a Chinese film with music by Surender Sodhi. He has recorded for ads like "Kabhi chatpataa" for Knorr Soups and "Na sar jhuka hain kabhi" for HDFC Life Insurance. In 2008 he sang the "Condom a capella" ringtone composed by Rupert Fernandes and produced by the BBC World Service Trust for an Indian safe sex campaign. In 2009, his song, "Jai Ho", won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
In 2010, he became a regular singer under composer A. R. Rahman, as he performed several of his numbers such as "Hosanna" (Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, Ye Maaya Chesave), "Beera Beera, Veera Veera (in Tamil & Telugu Versions)" (Raavan & Raavanan), "Powerstar" (Komaram Puli) and "Kadhal Anukkal" (Enthiran).
In 2013, he appeared as one of the singers in Coke Studio @ MTV performing wit Clinton Cerejo and other artists. The song Baina (for which Vinay Prakash collaborated with Clinton Cerejo) from the same series was very well received.
Though he has many hit songs in Kannada, in 2013, his song 'Khaali Quater' written by the top director, lyricist of Kannada films Yograj Bhat became a blockbuster hit song topping all the music chart list. The song went viral becoming a chart buster in a very short span of time for its catchy lyrics and music.
The song 'Hoge' that he has sung for the film 'Nam Life Story' in Kannada is going viral and has already been considered a hit. Its different lyrics and appealing tune has had the fans go crazy about the song. 
As a Composer
|2012||Andhar Bahar||Kannada||Debut as a composer..|
As a Singer
|2009||Kiran Bedi||"Ballariya Gani"||Hamsalekha|
|2009||Karanji||"Murida Marada"||Veer Samarth|
|2009||Dhamani Dhamaniyalu Kannada (Album)||"Saayuthide Nimma Nudi"||Sagar S|
|2010||Kalgejje||"Swathi Male Haage"||Gandharva|
|2010||Pyaate Mandi Kaadig Bandru (TV Reality Show)||"Pyaate Mandi Kaadig Bandru""||Himself|
|2010||Madesha||"Thirugo Ee Bhoomige"||Mano Murthy|
|2010||Dildara||"Ee Bhoomi""||Praveen D Rao|
|2010||Dildara||"Manada Ee Mugila""||Praveen D Rao|
|2011||Banna Bannada Loka||"Kaledhode Ninna Nodi"||Thomas Rathnam|
|2011||Kempe Gowda||"Tara Tara Hidiside"||Arjun Janya|
|2011||Hudugaru||"En Chanda Ne Hudugi"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Jogayya||"Kuri Kolina"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Veerabahu||"Raave Raave"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Veera Parampare||"Moodal Seeme"||S Narayan|
|2011||Dushta||"Sneha Sneha"||S Narayan|
|2011||Saarathi||"Manase Manase"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Aadu Aata Aadu||"Gul Gulabi"||V. Manohar|
|2011||Shyloo||"Bandiddu Barali"||Jassie Gift|
|2011||Kalla Malla Sulla||"Ee Duniyadalli"||Alex Paul|
|2011||Aidondla Aidu||"Hoyuthide"||Alphonse, Balamuruli, Abhijeet|
|2011||Aidondla Aidu||"Kannadi"||Alphonse, Balamuruli, Abhijeet|
|2011||Tuglaq||"Nee Irbekithu"||Arjun Janya|
|2011||Yograj But||Sukumari"||Milind Dharmasena|
|2011||Toofan||"Hoo Manave"||Elvin Joshua|
|2011||Vinayaka Geleyara Balaga||"Ondinchu Kannalli"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Kote||"Yaaradru heli"||Raghu Dixit|
|2011||Nayaka||"Jeeva Nanna"||Praveen Dutt Stephen|
|2011||Rasarishi Kuvempu||"Baa Chakori"||V. Manohar|
|2011||Vishnuvardhana||"Nam Rootalli"||V. Harikrishna|
|2011||Mandahaasa||"Manase Manase"||Veer Samarth|
|2011||Maduve Mane||"Naxalitu Naanalla"||Manikanth Kadri|
|2011||Modala Minchu||"Aa Baanali"||Ashley Mendonca and Abhilash Lakra|
|2012||Munjane||"Nalle Nalle"||S. Narayan|
|2012||Crazy Loka||"Ele Elege"||Manikanth Kadri|
|2012||Shikari||"Indrajaala Ondu"||V. Harikrishna|
|2012||Romeo||"Everybody Rock"||Arjun Janya|
|2012||Godfather||"Nannede Sruthiyalli"||A. R. Rahman|
|2012||Drama||"Thunddakilla Sahavasa"||V. Harikrishna|
|2013||Simple Agi Ondh Love Story||"Nanna Preethi Kusuri"||Bharath B J|
|2013||Aane Pataaki||"Ittha Ittha Baa"||Dharma Vish|
|2013||Neralu||"I Love You Jaanu"||Sri Harsha|
|2013||Andar Bahar||"Maleyali Minda"||Himself|
|2013||Bachchan||"Hello Hello"||V. Harikrishna|
|2013||Victory||"Khali Quatru"||Arjun Janya|
|2014||Nam Life Story||"Hoge"||Sagar S|
|2014||Ninnindale||"Ninthe Ninthe"||Mani Sharma|
|2014||Ulidavaru Kandanthe||"Male Marethu","Gaatiya Ilidu"||Ajaneesh Loknath|
|2004||Swades||Hindi||"Pal Pal hai Bhaari"||A. R. Rahman|
|2004||Lakshya||Hindi||"Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe"||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy|
|2005||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero||Hindi||"Kadam Kadam"||A. R. Rahman|
|2007||Cheeni Kum||Hindi||"Sooni Sooni"||Ilaiyaraaja|
|2008||Yuvvraaj||Hindi||"Manamohini"||A. R. Rahman|
|2008||Slumdog Millionaire||Hindi||"Jai Ho"||A. R. Rahman|
|2009||Quick Gun Murugun||Hindi/English/Tamil||"Kyun Keeda Hai Aapko"||Sagar Desai|
|2009||Blue||Hindi||"Fiqrana"||A. R. Rahman|
|2009||Couples Retreat||English||"Salvadore"||A. R. Rahman|
|2010||Ye Maaya Chesave||Telugu||"Ee Hrudayam"||A. R. Rahman|
|2010||Raavan||Hindi||"Beera Beera"||A. R. Rahman|
|2010||Komaram Puli||Telugu||"Power Star"||A. R. Rahman|
|2010||Robo||Telugu||"Neelo Valapu"||A. R. Rahman|
|2010||Orange||Telugu||"Hello Rammante"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2011||Rangam||Telugu||"Aga Naga"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2011||Vaadu Veedu||Telugu||"Brathukuna tholisari"||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2011||Prema Kavali||Telugu||"Chirunavve"||Anoop Rubens|
|2011||Prema Kavali||Telugu||"Nuvve Nuvve"||Anoop Rubens|
|2011||7th Sense||Telugu||"Yellae Lama"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2011||Oosaravelli||Telugu||"Niharika"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2011||Force||Hindi||"Dil Ki Hai Tamanna"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2012||Endhukante Premanta||Telugu||"Chill Out"||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|2012||Fatso||Hindi||"Very Sorry"||Sagar Desai|
|2012||Shiva Manasulo Shruti||Telugu||"Cheliya"||Selvaganesh|
|2012||Lovely||Telugu||"Chori Choriye"||Anoop Rubens|
|2012||Eega||Telugu||"Konchem Konchem"||M. M. Keeravani|
|2012||Snehithudu||Telugu||"Aska Laska"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2012||Mr. 7||Telugu||"Love lo Miracle"||Munna Kasi|
|2012||Naayak||Telugu||"Oka choopukea"||S. Thaman|
|2013||Mirchi||Telugu||"Idedo Bagunde"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2013||KQ||Malayalam||"Idhuvare njan"||Stephen Devassy|
|2013||Attarintiki Daredi||Telugu||"Aaradugula Bullettu"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2013||Pattam Pole||Malayalam||"Kannil kannilonnu nokki"||M. Jayachandran|
- "Coming up NEXT". Screenindia. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
- Kamaleshan, Kumar (2009-02-24). "Meet the man who said Jai Ho". Times of India. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
- Tuteja, Joginder (2009-02-25). "Vijay – The man who too deserves credit for 'Jai Ho'". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
- ""Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media" One Of The Artists: Vijay Prakash". Grammy.com.
- "Thackeray releases cassette, CD album on Lord Ganesha". Times of India. 2002-08-24. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
- Meet the singers of Jai Ho Rediff.com, February 26, 2009.
- "India's condom ring tone a huge hit – Trends – Lifestyle". The Times of India. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
- Vijay Prakash at the Internet Movie Database
- BBC World Service Trust - India - Condom condom - video at BBC
- Vijay Prakash Official Website vijay-prakash.com