Anoop Seelin

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J Anoop Seelin (ಅನೂಪ್ ಸೀಳಿನ್)
Origin Hassan, Karnataka
Occupation(s) Music composer

J Anoop Seelin (Kannada: ಅನೂಪ್ ಸೀಳಿನ್; born 24 October) is an Indian film music director and playback singer in the Kannada film industry. He has scored music for films such as Gooli, Eddelu Manjunatha, Preethse Preethse, Yaksha, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, Manasology, Sidlingu, Parari, Madarangi, Naanu Avanalla...Avalu and Aatagara . He won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director for his work in Sidlingu.

Early life and education[edit]

Anoop Seelin, born in Bangalore on 24 October is a trained singer and always aimed to become a playback singer and music composer. After completing his primary and high school education in Hassan, Karnataka, Seelin, along with his family, moved to Bangalore to pursue higher education. Completing his LLB, he opted to become a lawyer.


Due to his classical singing background and the musical influence of his family members, he began singing in an orchestra in Bangalore and other groups as a hobby. This hobby caused him to pursue a career as a full-time singer, and he started working with the legend of the Kannada music industry, music director Hamsalekha He started working with Hamsalekha as a chorus singer. Over a period of time, he was given a chance to sing track songs for the compositions of Hamsaleka.[1]

Break in the Kannada film industry[edit]

His break in the Kannada music industry came when he got the chance to sing "Yaro yaro nannavalu yaro..."[2] from the movie Ondagona Baa, followed by hit songs from movies like Sarvabhoma, Madana,[3] Dharma,[4] Janapada,[5] Nenapirali,[6] Sixer,[7] and Thaballi.[8]

After working with him for 6 years, Hamsalekha began guiding Seelin to become a successful playback singer.

After great success in singing, he started to show an interest in music directing and began composing songs for the Kannada music industry.

Music direction[edit]

Selin then signed on to compose the soundtrack for the Kannada movie Gooli.[9] His second movie Yeddelu Manjunatha's[10] audio was released and the songs were entirely different from what was then the industry trend.[11]

After Preethse Preethse, Seelin's next movie, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, was released in June 2011 and received positive reviews from critics, with the background score being deemed the highlight of the film.[12]

In the same year, another movie Galla audio was released without much hype.[13]

In November, the audio of Sidlingu was released in a theatre in Bangalore.[14] Sidlingu received positive feedback from the media.[15]

Recently, the audio launch of Janma was held in a local hotel.[16] Anoop Seelin has composed six songs for this movie.

Another most awaited movie Director's Special is scheduled to hit screen in the month of December. The music for this movie was composed by Seelin.

Anoop Seelin is now working on "B3", directed by Ghanshyam, Paraari, directed by Aa Dinagalu fame Chaitanya, Madarangi and other unnamed multiple projects.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Being a talented singer from childhood days, Anoop Seelin has received numerous award for his versatile singing.

Recently, The Government of Karnataka announced Karnataka State Film Awards for 2010–11 and Anoop Seelin was declared as Best Music Director for composing music the movie Sidlingu.[17]

The jury was headed by noted Kannada Movie director Sunil Kumar Desai.


Year Film Notes
2008 Gooli
2009 Eddelu Manjunatha
2009 Preethse Preethse
2010 Yaksha
2011 I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona
2011 Manasology
2011 Galla
2012 Sidlingu Winner – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director[18]
Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2012 Janma
2013 Paraari
2013 Madarangi
2013 Director's Special
2013 Googly Background music
2013 B3
2014 Rose
2014 Love in Mandya
2014 Goli Soda Tamil film; Background score only
2015 Bhagyaraj
2015 Aatagara
2015 10 Endrathukulla Tamil film; Background score only
2015 Naanu Avanalla...Avalu
2016 Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara
2016 Jessie
2016 Nataraja Service
2016 Neer Dose
2017 Kadugu Tamil film; Background score only
2017 Smile Please
2017 Chowka
2017 Eradane Sala
2017 Bangalore Underworld
2017 Eleyaru Naavu Geleyaru
2017 Siliconn City
2017 Dada is Back
2017 Dayavittu Gamanisi Also co-producer
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2017 Kaafi Thota 1 song only
2018 Najundi Kalyana
2018 Kalbetada darodekoraru
2018 Rustum (2018 film)'
2018 Inspector Vikram


  1. ^ "Mid-Day".
  2. ^ "Kannada Audio Ondagona Baa".
  3. ^ "Kannada Audio Madana".
  4. ^ "Kannada Audio Dharma".
  5. ^ "Kannada Audio Janapada".
  6. ^ "Kannada Audio Nenapirali".
  7. ^ "Kannada Audio Sixer".
  8. ^ "Kannada Audio Thabbali".
  9. ^ "Kannada Audio Gooli".
  10. ^ "Kannada Audio Yeddelu Manjunatha".
  11. ^ Shekhar H Hooli (16 July 2009). "Eddelu Manjunatha – Review ". OneIndia. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  12. ^ I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona – Movie Review Archived 15 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Galla 2011". Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  14. ^ Music launch review
  15. ^ "Kannada Review: 'Sidlingu' is entertaining, Yogish makes his mark". CNN IBN. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Janma Audio Release". 2 April 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  17. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards 2010–11 winners ". The Times of India. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  18. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards 2010–11 winners ". The Times of India. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.

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