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Anirudh Ravichander at Audi Ritz Style Awards 2017
|Birth name||Anirudh Ravichander|
|Born||16 October 1990|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Genres||Film score, Independent music|
Anirudh Ravichander  is an Indian film composer and singer, who primarily works in Tamil. At 21, he made his debut in the Tamil industry. His debut song, "Why This Kolaveri Di", composed for the 2012 film 3, went viral across the globe, etching more than 175 million views on YouTube. He then went on to compose numerous hits and became one of the popular composers in South India.
He is often labelled as a viral prodigy, as his songs often go viral and earn millions of views on digital platforms. He has won 9 South Indian International Movie Awards. He has signed a record deal with Sony Music, which will be publishing his independent albums and live concerts, it also presented a multi-platinum disc plaque for the successful collaborations with Sony.
On the Diwali of 2016, he, along with international artist Diplo released the remix of Major Lazer & MØ's hit 'Cold Water'. He won the Chennai Times Most Desirable Man 2017 poll and became the first musician to win this poll. Anirudh is one of the best-selling recording artists, with an estimated 20 million units sold worldwide.
Anirudh is the son of actor Ravi Raghavendra and classical dancer Lakshmi Ravichander and nephew of Latha Rajinikanth. His maternal grandfather S. V. Ramanan is a multifaceted personality who has excelled in making documentaries, commercials and music. Anirudh's great grandfather was director Krishnaswami Subrahmanyam, a pioneering filmmaker of the 1930s. Anirudh was part of a band in school called Zinx. At the age of 10, he started composing music and landed his first break with '3' at the age of 22.
He was the School Pupil Leader (Head Boy) at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, K.K. Nagar. He graduated from Loyola College, Chennai in 2011, which according to him was just a backup in case his music career did not take off. Anirudh learnt piano from Trinity College of Music, London and did his sound engineering diploma from soundtech-media (Chennai). He also learnt Carnatic music, and was part of a Carnatic fusion band. He always loved music and composing music is his passion. His dream was to make music his career and become a musician. In his school days, Anirudh had entered a TV show that was judged by A. R. Rahman, and his band was one of the winners along with 5 other bands. Anirudh was awarded the Best Instrumentalist by his idol.
2011–2012: Debut and early success
Anirudh made his debut as a music composer in his cousin Aishwarya R. Dhanush's directorial debut 3, starring Dhanush. While pursuing his degree at Loyola College, he had done background scores for the short films made by Aishwaryaa and his work on short films convinced her to have him work on her first commercial venture. In early November 2011, a leaked version of a song from the film Why This Kolaveri Di!, circulated online and the film's team decided to subsequently release it officially on 16 November 2011. It instantly became viral on social networking sites for its quirky "Tanglish" (portmanteau word of Tamil and English) and foot-tapping kuthu beats. Soon, the song became the most searched YouTube video in India and internet phenomenon across Asia. Within a few weeks, YouTube honoured the video with a "Recently Most Popular" Gold Medal award and "Trending" silver medal award for receiving a large number of hits in a short time. The song was built around a South Indian folk rhythm. Its instrumentation consists of nadaswaram, shehnai, saxophone, urumee and thavil drums, acoustic guitar and keyboards mixed with electronic synths and scratches. The vocals utilize the singing style of Tamil folk culture. Lyrically, the song revolves around the film's main actor being dumped by his girlfriend; the song is sung by the character in a drunken state, with many of the lines nonsensical. According to the composer, 3's director Aishwarya R. Dhanush wanted a light-hearted song about failed love. Ravichander quickly composed the tune in about 10 minutes.
The remaining songs of the album were released in December 2011 and also won very positive reviews from critics. A reviewer from Behindwoods.com noted: "Anirudh Ravichander has delivered so much variety in his very first album. Such a promising debut by a composer hasn't been seen in recent Tamil cinema history", while Rediff.com's reviewer noted that "all the songs in 3 are good and come with appealing instrumental arrangements", concluding that it was "an intriguing collection." Anirudh also received praise for his background score in the film. He consequently went on to gain recognition for the film through accolades, notably the Vijay Award for Best Find of the Year as well as nominations at the South Indian International Movie Awards and the 60th Filmfare Awards South. He also worked on the Telugu and Hindi version of the film with Adnan Sami and Vishal Dadlani singing as a part of the album, though the dubbed Hindi film never released. Anirudh teamed up with Dhanush soon after to produce a Kolaveri-inspired track titled "Sachin anthem" commemorating Sachin Tendulkar in association with the health drink, Boost.
2013–2015: Continued success
Next, he sang and composed a single for David – a bilingual multi-starrer directed by Bejoy Nambiar; "Kanave Kanave" in Tamil and "Yun Hi Re" in Hindi. The album also opened to very positive reviews, with a critic noting: Anirudh's song was "the pick of the album". His next album was Ethir Neechal, which won positive reviews. Behindwoods.com noted "the album does well to consolidate Anirudh's sensational debut". Anirudh introduced rappers Yo Yo Honey Singh and Adhi of Hiphop Tamizha into Tamil film music. Similarly, the background music of the film was praised with a reviewer noting that Anirudh "certainly proved his mettle yet again with his exceptional music." Moreover, Sony Music India released the complete background score of Ethir Neechal via YouTube owing to its popularity. His next soundtrack, Vanakkam Chennai released in July 2013, and reached top spot in iTunes India Top Album category within a few days of its release. Prior to release, Anirudh had revealed that it was his "best work til date", and the composer featured as a vocalist in six of the seven songs in the film. For the song "Oh Penne", he roped in Vishal Dadlani for the first time in Tamil music, while a promotional international version was also recorded featuring British singer Arjun. Another promotional song, "Chennai City Gangster", saw him collaborate again with Adhi of Hiphop Tamizha and British Indian rapper Hard Kaur, with the trio also featuring in a music video for the film. A critic from Behindwoods noted: "Anirudh exploded onto the Tamil music scene with a hat-trick". His background music for the film was well received by reviewers. In September 2013, he was signed on to compose the background score for Selvaraghavan's fantasy film Irandam Ulagam, after Harris Jayaraj had opted out. Anirudh noted his happiness at working with Selvaraghavan early in his career, despite being called up as a replacement and subsequently recorded for the film in Budapest. The film opened to mixed reviews and became a box office disaster, but Anirudh's work received a positive response.
Anirudh's next release Velaiyilla Pattathari, featured veteran singer S. Janaki, Dhanush and Anirudh, and won positive reviews upon release in February 2014. while adding "in all, the album is soulful, lively and truly Anirudh". The film subsequently became a blockbuster at the box office, with Anirudh's work in re-recording also receiving critical acclaim and won the Filmfare award for best music director; Rediff.com stated he "has created magic once again", while Behindwoods.com noted his "BGM lifts all manner of scenes". His next film was Maan Karate, starring one of his close friends, Sivakarthikeyan. This album topped the iTunes chart within a few days of release. This album is a perfect mix of different genres, be it a lovely brezzy un vizhigalil song or royapuram peter kuthu vibe, its truly a treat. Maan Karate's soundtrack released shortly after and also won favourable reviews from critics. The film opened to mixed reviews, but became a box office success, with a critic from Rediff.com praising that "Anirudh has proved once again that he understands the pulse of the youngsters. In fact, the BGM and sound tracks in the film, make the film appear more exciting than it actually is."
A.R. Murugadoss then signed him on to compose music for Kaththi, starring Vijay, becoming Anirudh's highest profile album till date. He composed the film's theme music within four days of signing, and also went on to collaborate again on songs with Adhi of Hip Hop Tamizha and Vishal Dadlani. Moreover, Anirudh recorded songs with veteran singers K. J. Yesudas and Vijay for the first time in his career, while he also created a "love kuthu" song "Selfie Pulla" to be sung by the film's lead actor Vijay and Sunidhi Chauhan, which became a big hit. The album received positive reviews from critics and topped the iTunes India Charts. Durgesh Haridas of The Indian Express stated: "The OST is arguably the best for a Vijay movie in recent times and Anirudh's variety and experimentation is helping him establishing himself as one of Kollywood's top music makers.", and labelled "Selfie Pulla" as "a number that even kids will be humming." adding that the song "doesn't disappoint". His work for re-recording also won acclaim, with a critic noting: "Anirudh's music and BGM reaches a new level", while the film went on to become one of the highest grossers in Tamil films history and he won several accolades for his work in the album Kaththi.
For the third time, Anirudh collaborated with his close friend Sivakarthikeyan for the film Kaaki Sattai, produced by Dhanush under his production company. The album received mostly positive reviews and boosted the streak of Anirudh. In early 2013, it was announced that Anirudh would make his acting debut in Vignesh Shivan's Naanum Rowdydhaan, after selecting it from twenty other scripts he had heard. However, production work stalled, with Anirudh noting that he will give priority to a career in music composing and agreed to work on the soundtrack for the film, now featuring Vijay Sethupathi. Furthermore, he signed on to compose music for a film made by and featuring newcomers; Aakko, with initial publicity posters for the film featuring solely on Anirudh's status as the movie's composer. Anirudh scored music for Maari, which was another project with Dhanush. The music received positive reviews, with the song "Don'u Don'u Don'u" becoming exceptionally popular. He also received critical acclaim for his work in the Vijay Sethupathi starrer Naanum Rowdydhaan, leading him to receive many accolades for his achievement in the film. He released a single from the movie Aako on Valentine's Day in 2015 of the name "Ennakenna Yaarum Illaiye". He also scored his first Ajith Kumar film in Vedalam, directed by Siva. Anirudh's music received mixed reviews, however, the song "Aaluma Doluma", which uses North Madras slang, became very popular Anirudh concluded the year with Thangamagan, starring Dhanush which also received positive reviews for his music.
On Valentine's eve in 2016, he released a single dedicated to lovers, a song titled "Avalukena", under the banner of Sony Music. After a short break, Anirudh released a single from Rum in April 2016; "Hola Amigo". In May 2016, Anirudh signed a deal with Sony Music India. As per the deal, from here on, the independent albums and live concerts of Anirudh will be published and promoted by the global giant. Music giant Sony music presented a multi-platinum disc plaque for his successful collaborations with Sony Anirudh again teamed up with Sivakarthikeyan For Remo. The album featured 8 tracks, with Behindwoods and Indiaglitz crediting "Remo's music is definitely a cupid's arrow from Anirudh" and "Some beats, a little melody, and a whole lot of fun, Remo is soulful jukebox", it became one of his album topping the iTunes charts. Then, on 12 November 2016, he launched the audio of his cousin Hrishikesh's horror flick Rum. In late 2017, Anirudh launched the first single "Surviva" and became fastest Tamil song to get 1 million streams, this track saw the comeback of Yogi B back to the Tamil music. Anirudh launched the next single, "Thalai Viduthalai". It was written by director Siva and sung by Anirudh and Harish Swaminathan. Anirudh used the "Death Metal" first time in kollywood for this track. This song was also considered a tribute to the ultimate star Ajith Kumar, who had completed 25 years in the Tamil film industry. After a HipHop and Death Metal, the third single was a romantic classical fusion; "Kadhalaada", featuring Pradeep Kumar and Sasha Tripathi. Anirudh launched the complete album with 4 other tracks. The English song "Never Give Up" featuring Raja Kumari. The album was topping iTunes, Saavn and other digital platforms, its completely an international album. He again teamed up with Sivakarthikeyan, it was their 5th collaboration. He has experimented with genre and given variety in the album. It has a kuthu vibe Karuthavanlaam Galeejam expressing about colour and caste, sung by Anirudh himself. A romantic melody track Iraiva which features Anirudh and Jonita Gandhi, the track breaks into two genres it starts as a soft melody expressing love, then suddenly enter into a metal genre. Another melody Idhayane by Neeti Mohan and Anirudh. Vaa Velaikkara song sung by Shakthishree Gopalan, Bjorn Surrao is an offbeat, and an introduction to trance-psychedelic music. It has a motivational track Ezhu Velaikkara sung by Siddharth Mahadevan. It's overall a catchy emotional album' A Hindi pop music video Bewajah, composed by Anirudh and sung by Anirudh, Irene and Srinidhi Venkatesh, which is also India's first ever vertical video was released by Sony Music India. The video features a love-torn duo whose romance is narrated through animated movie posters. The song became an instant hit etching several million views. In 2018, he made his Telugu debut with Agnyaathavaasi, which has 6 tracks, a fast-paced massy introductory track Dhaga Dhagamaney sung by Anirudh himself, a sweet melody Baitikochi Chuste song ruled by the guitar chords and enchanting flute, It was an instant hit among youngsters with its quirky lyrics and a catchy foot-tapping tune, Gaali Vaaluga sung by Anirudh was also instant hit among music lovers. Niranjana Raman has sung a beautiful classical number, Swagatham Krishna, the inclusion of the guitars and synths gives an enchanting experience throughout the track. Nakash Aziz has crooned peppy number AB Yevaro Nee Baby and Pawan Kalyan has sung a folk number Kodakaa Koteswar Rao. The whole album has been received well. His BGM received praises for his fresh sound. Next, he composed for Suriya's Thaanaa Serndha Koottam, which was a remake of Special 26. The song "Sodakku" was an instant hit among the masses. After that, he composed for Nayanthara's Kolamavu Kokila, which was well received and was praised for being unique. The song "Gun Kadhal" became popular among Anirudh fans. On December 10, the full album for Rajinikanth's Petta was released by Anirudh. While the song "Ilamai Thirumbudhe" was praised by Siddharth Srinivas from Only Kollywood.com, the songs "Marana Mass" and "Petta Theme" became chartbusters. His next project was Nani's Telugu film Jersey, which is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri. His upcoming projects include Nani's Gang Leader, Indian 2, Darbar, and Vignesh Shivn's SK17.
- The films are listed in order of music release, regardless of the dates of film release.
- The year next to the super of the indicated films indicates the release year of the either dubbed or remade version in the named language later than the original version.
- • indicates original language release. Indicates simultaneous makes, if featuring in more languages
- ♦ indicates a guest composer of the film released
- # indicates a dubbed version of the film released without the dubbed soundtrack
|Year||Tamil||Other Languages||Dubbed Releases||Notes||Music Label|
|2011||3||3 (Telugu)||The Hindi dubbed soundtrack was released but the Hindi dubbed movie remains unreleased.||Sony Music India|
|2012||Ethir Neechal||Naa Love Story Modalaindi (Telugu)||Cameo appearance in "Local Boys"||Sony Music India|
|2013||David♦||David♦ (Hindi)||David (Telugu)||1 Song||T-Series|
Reliance Big Music
|Vanakkam Chennai||Sony Music India|
|Irandaam Ulagam♦||Varnaa (Telugu), Veer Yoddha # (Hindi)||2+1(unreleased) songs and background score||Sony Music India|
|2014||Velaiyilla Pattathari||Raghuvaran, BTech (Telugu)||Wunderbar Studios|
|Maan Karate||Hero No. Zero 3 (2018) # (Hindi)||Cameo appearance in "Open The Tasmac".||Sony Music India|
|Kaththi||Kaththi (Telugu), Kaththi(Malayalam), Khaki Aur Khiladi (2017) # (Hindi)||Eros Music|
|Kakki Sattai||Wunderbar Studios|
|2015||Maari||Maas (Telugu), Rowdy Hero (2016) # (Hindi)||Cameo appearance in "Maari Thara Local"||Sony Music India|
|Naanum Rowdydhaan||Nenu Rowdy Ne (Telugu)||Wunderbar Studios|
|Vedalam||Aavesam (Telugu), Vedalam (Malayalam), Vedalam (2016) # (Hindi)||Sony Music India|
|Thanga Magan||Nava Manmadhudu (Telugu)||Sony Music India|
|2016||Remo||Remo (Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi #)||Sony Music India|
|Rum||Manthri Gari Bangla (Telugu)||Sony Music India|
|2017||Vivegam||Vivekam (Telugu), Commando (Kannada), Vivegam (2018) # (Hindi)||Sony Music India|
|Velaikkaran||Ghayal Khiladi (2019) # (Hindi)||Sony Music India|
|2018||Agnyaathavaasi • (Telugu)||Yevadu 3 # (Hindi)||Telugu Debut||Aditya Music|
|Thaanaa Serndha Koottam||Gang (Telugu), Surya Ki Gang # (Hindi)||Sony Music India|
|CoCo (Kolamaavu Kokila)||Zee Music|
|Petta||Petta (Hindi, Telugu)||Sony Music India|
|2019||Jersey • (Telugu)||Zee Music|
|Thumbaa♦||Thumbaa (Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam)||1 song only||Sony Music India|
|2019||Nani's Gang Leader by Vikram Kumar||Telugu|
|2020||#SK17 by Vignesh Shivan||Tamil|
|#Thalapathy64 by Lokesh Kanagaraj||Tamil||TBA|
Independent work and music videos
|2012||Ai Dil Mere||Hindi||Promotional video for MTV's Rush|
|Sachin Anthem||Tamil||Promotional video as an ode to Sachin Tendulkar for health drink company Boost|
|2013||Chennai City Gangsta||Tamil||with Hiphop Tamizha, Hard Kaur & Country Chicken||Promotional video for Vanakkam Chennai movie|
|2014||Chancey Illa||Tamil||Promotional video for the city connect campaign by Times of India|
|2015||Enakenna Yaarum Illaye||Tamil||Single from Aakko Released on Valentine's Day|
|2016||Avalukena||Tamil||with Srinidhi Venkatesh||Single for Valentine's Day|
|Damkutla Dumkutla||Tamil||with Shabareesh Varma||Promotional track of Tamil Nadu Premier League Anthem|
|Cold Water Diwali Edition||English||Remix of Major Lazer-Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)|
|Sirikkadhey||Tamil||with Arjun Kanungo & Srinidhi Venkatesh||Promotional video for Remo movie|
|2017||Onnume Aagala||Tamil||with Mali Manoj||Single for Valentine's Day|
|Bewajah||Hindi||with Srinidhi Venkatesh and Irene||India's First vertical video|
|Iraiva & Uyire||Tamil||with Jonita Gandhi||Promotional video for Velaikkaran movie|
|Gaali Vaaluga||Telugu||Tribute to PSPK|
|2018||Julie (free play)||Tamil||Single for Valentine's Day|
|Karma Theme||Telugu, Tamil||Promotional song for U Turn|
|Going to America||Hindi, English||with Anthony Daasan & Nucleya||Promotional song for TotaMyna|
|GumOn Groove||Tanglish||Promotional song for GumOn in collabration with Sony Music India|
As a playback singer
|2012||3||"Come on Girls"|
|2013||Ethir Neechal||"Boomi Ennai", "Un Paarvayil", " Ethir Neechal"|
|David||Hindi||"Yun Hi Re"|
|Vanakkam Chennai||"Chennai City", "Engadi Porandha", " Ailasa Ailasa", "Osaka", "Oh Penne"|
|Irandaam Ulagam||"Penne Naa Enna Solla", "Iravinil Oruvanai", "Un Kaadhal Ingu Unmaiya"|
|Backbench Student||Telugu||"Sachin Tendulkar Back Bencher"||Composed by Sunil Kashyap|
|2014||Velaiyilla Pattathari||"Velaiyilla Pattathari", "Udhungada Sangu", " What a Karuvaad", "Ey Inga Paaru"|
|Maan Karate||"Maanja", "Open The Tasmac", "Un Vizhigalil"|
|Vadacurry||"Low Aana Life-u"||Composed by Vivek-Mervin|
|Vaalu||"Hey Vasamoakka"||Composed by S.Thaman|
|Yennamo Yedho||"Nee Yenna Periya Appatakkaraa ?"||Composed by D.Imman|
|Kaththi||"Pakkam Vanthu", "Aathi",|
|Kaaki Sattai||"Kadhal Kan Kattudhe", "I'm So Cool", " Shake That", "Trooper Theme"|
|2015||I||"Mersalaayiten","Mersalaayiten (Remix)"||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|Romeo Juliet||"Dandanakka"||Composed by D. Imman|
|Premam||Malayalam||"Rockankuthu"||Composed by Rajesh Murugesan|
|Palakkattu Madhavan||"Uchi Mela"||Composed by Srikanth Deva|
|Demonte Colony||"Vaada Vaa Machi"||Composed by Keba Jeremiah|
|Maari||"Maari Thara Local", "Don'u Don'u Don'u"|
|Pugazh||"Naanga Podiyan"||Composed by Vivek-Mervin|
|Jwalantham (film)||Kannada||"Tamate Tamate"||Composed by Vikram Subramanya|
|Vil Ambu||"Aale Saachuputta Kannale"||Composed by Naveen|
|Saahasam||"Oh Madhu"||Composed by S. Thaman|
|Naanum Rowdydhaan||"Thangamey", "Neeyum Naanum", " Yennai Maatrum Kadhale", "Varavaa Varavaa"|
|Vedalam||"Aaluma Doluma", "The Theri Theme", "Veera Vinayaka"|
|Jil Jung Juk||"Shoot The Kuruvi"||Composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar|
|Thanga Magan||"Tak Bak"|
|2016||Sethupathi||"Hey Mama"||Composed by Nivas K. Prasanna|
|Kanithan||"Yappa Chappa"||Composed by Sivamani|
|Zero||"Uyire Un Uyirena"||Composed by Nivas K. Prasanna|
|Mappillai Singam||"Edhuku Machan Kadhalu"||Composed by N.R.Ragunathan|
|Thozha||"Thozhaa"||Composed by Gopi Sunder|
|Manal Kayiru 2||"Adiye Thangamatanya"||Composed by Dharan Kumar|
|Manithan||"Munsellada"||Composed by Santhosh Narayanan|
|Marudhu||"Akka Petha Jakkavandi"||Composed by D. Imman|
|Remo||"Remo Nee Kadhalan", "Senjitaley", "Meesa Beauty", "Tamilselvi", "Veshangalil Poiyillai (Additional Song)"|
|Remo||Telugu||"Remo Nee Styleki", "Kollegottey"|
|2017||Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal||"Ondroduthan Ondroga"||Composed by Santhosh Dhayanidhi|
|Bogan||"Damaalu Dumeelu"||Composed by D. Imman|
|Rum||"Holá Amigö", "Peiyophobilia", "Kadavulae Vidai (Reprise)","Hola Senorita"|
|Shivalinga||"Rangu Rakkara"||Composed by Thaman S|
|Dora||"Ra Ra Ra"||Composed by Vivek-Mervin|
|Simba||"Marandhadhae"||Composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar|
|Neruppu Da||"Karukku Kallangolu"||Composed by Sean Roldan|
|Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae||"Hai En Kai Mela"||Composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar|
|Rangoon||Foreign return||Composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar|
|Vivegam||"Surviva", Thalai Viduthalai, Kadhalaada (Reprise)|
|Vikram Vedha||"Yaanji"||Composed by Sam C. S.|
|Katha Nayagan||"On Nenappu"||Composed by Sean Roldan.|
|Balloon||"Shut Up Pannunga Titbit","Shut Up Pannunga"||composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Agnyaathavaasi||Telugu||"Baitikochi Chuste", "Gaali Vaaluga", "Dhaga Dhagamaney"|
|Thaana Serndha Kootam||"Naana Thaana", "Enge Endru Povadhu", "Thaana Serntha Kootam Title song"|
|Velaikkaran||"Karuthavanlaam Galeejaam", "Iraiva". "Uyire", "Idhayane"|
|Sakka Podu Podu Raja||"Kalakku Machan"||composed by Silambarasan|
|Gulaebaghavali||"Guleba"||composed by Vivek-Mervin|
|2018||Kolamavu Kokila||"Kalyana Vayasu", "Orey Oru", "Thittam Poda Theriyala"|
|NOTA||"Raja Raja Kula"||Composed by Sam C. S.|
|Kanaa||"Othayadi Paathaiyila"||Composed by Dhibu Ninan Thomas|
|Party||"Kanampoochi"||Composed by Premgi Amaren|
|Ezhumin||"Ezhu Ezhu"||Composed by Ganesh Chandrasekaran|
|2019||Petta||"Marana Mass", "Ilamai Thirumbuthe", "Petta Paraak"|
|Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum||"Kanamma"||Composed by Sam C. S.|
|Jersey||Telugu||"Adhento Gaani Vunnapaatuga", "Padhe Padhe", "Aarambhame Le"|
|Mr.Local||"Takkunu Takkunu"||Composed by Hiphop Tamizha|
|Ayogya||"Kanne Kanne"||Composed by Sam C.S.|
|2012||Filmfare Awards South||Best Music Director||3||Nominated|
|Vijay Awards||Favourite Song||Nominated|
|Best Find of the Year||Won|
|Best Music Director||Nominated|
|2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Music Director||Nominated|
|Sensational Music Director||Won|
|Edison Awards||Best Music Director||Won|
|2013||Edison Awards||Best Music Director||Vanakkam Chennai||Won|
|Filmfare Awards South||Best Music Director||Nominated|
|Vijay Awards||Favourite Song||Nominated|
|Best Music Director||Nominated|
|3rd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Music Director||Won|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Nominated|
|Behindwoods Gold Medal||Best Music Director||Vanakkam Chennai, Ethirneechal||Won|
|2014||Edison Awards||Best Music Director||Kaththi||Won|
|Filmfare Awards South||Best Music Director||Nominated|
|Vijay Awards||Best Music Director||Won|
|Best Background Score||Nominated|
|4th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Music Director||Won|
|4th South Indian International Movie Awards||Most Streamed Song – Tamil||Velaiilla Pattadhari||Won|
|1st IIFA Utsavam||Best Music Director||Kaththi||Won|
|2015||5th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Music Director||Naanum Rowdy Dhaan||Won|
|5th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Male Playback Singer||Won|
|Edison Awards||Best Background Score||Vedalam||Won|
|2nd IIFA Utsavam||Playback Singer – Male||Naanum Rowdy Dhaan||Won|
|2016||Edison Awards||Best Music Director||Remo||Won|
|64th Filmfare Awards South||Best Music Director||Nominated|
|64th Filmfare Awards South||Best Playback Singer-Male||Nominated|
|6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Singer Male||Won|
|6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Music Director||Nominated|
|2017||BehindWoods MS Vishwanathan Gold Medal For Next Gen Music Director||Best Music Director||Won|
|social media summit and awards(SMSA),(from AP government)||Music Sensation on Social Media||Won|
|Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards||Best Playback Singer Male||Karuthavanlaam Galeejam from Velaikkaran, Yaanji Yaanji from Vikram Vedha||Won|
|Edison Awards||Best music director||Velaikaran||Won|
|2018||Vijay Awards||Best Male Playback Singer||Iraivaa from Velaikkaran||Won|
|2011||UK Music Academy Awards for Most World Popular Music Director for the film 3|
|Best Indian of the Year award for the film 3 honored by Government of India|
|Government of Uttar Pradesh award for Best New talent music director for the film 3|
|2012||New York Best New Music Talent Award for "Ai Dil Mere" (Promotional track for MTV's Rush)|
|Mirchi Listeners' Choice – Album of the Year Mirchi Music Awards South for the film 3|
|2016||Cinema Express Award – Best Music Director for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan|
|Mirchi Music Awards Tamil for best Music composer, Song of the year, Album of the year for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan|
|Provoke Lifestyle Awards – Best Music Director 2015–2016|
|2017||Pride of Tamil Nadu 2017 awards|
|Audi Ritz Style Awards -South India's Most Admired Musical Prodigy Award|
|Social Media Icon award at the Global Mobile Apps Summit & Awards|
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