Arunraja Kamaraj

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Arunraja Kamaraj
Born
Kulithalai, Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActor, singer, lyricist, writer, comedian, director
Years active2014–present

Arunraja Kamaraj is a singer, lyricist, actor, director. He is known for his works as lyricist in films such as Theri, Pencil, Kabali and Jigarthanda.[1] He also debuted as an actor in Raja Rani and appeared as Neruppu Kumar in the film Maan Karate.[2] He has written and sung the song "Ding Dong" for the movie Jigarthanda,[3] which was critically acclaimed. He has also written and sung the song "Neruppu Da" in Rajinikanth's film Kabali.[4] His other notable works includes movies such as Demonte Colony, Trisha Ilana Nayanthara.[5]

Early life[edit]

Kamaraj was born in Parali near Kulithalai town in Tamil Nadu. Studied schoolings, Government Boys higher secondary school, Kulithalai and higher secondary schoolings Bishop Heber Higher secondary School, Trichy. He graduated from J. J. College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy. One of his college mates was actor/comedian Sivakarthikeyan. He is an excellent cricketer, during his college days, he represented JJCET as an all-rounder and won many university trophies and cups, he is nicknamed as Tikolo by the teammates in reference to the Kenyan cricket captain Steve Tikolo. He worked as an assistant director in Nelson Dilipkumar's Kolamavu Kokila. Later, he went on to name a character in his movie Kanaa after Nelson Dilipkumar which was played by Sivakarthikeyan.[6]

Filmography[edit]

As director and writer
Year Movie Language Notes
2018 Kanaa Tamil Direction Debut
As actor
Year Movie Role Language Notes
2013 Raja Rani Udumbe Tamil
2014 Maan Karate Neruppu Kumar Tamil
2016 Pencil Selvam Tamil
Remo Arun Cameo appearance
2017 Maragadha Naanayam Nesamani Tamil
Yaanum Theeyavan Arun
2018 Kaathiruppor Pattiyal Kuttipuli
2019 Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma Manikandan Tamil
As Lyricist
Year Film Song(s) Language Notes
2012 Pizza "Rathiri" Tamil
"Engo Odugindrai"
2013 Pizza II: Villa "Boomiyil" Tamil
Uyir mozhi
2014 Jigarthanda "Ding Dong" Tamil
2015 Darling "Vandha Mala" Tamil
Kaaki Sattai "Im So Cool"
"Shake That"
Demonte Colony
Trisha Illana Nayanthara "Trisha Illana"
2016 Pokkiri Raja Tamil
Theri "Dub Theri Step"
"Eena Meena Teeka" Rap part of the song
Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum "Pangali"
Sawaari
Pencil
Kabali "Neruppuda"
Kodi "Kodi Parakutha"
Wagah
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku
2017 Bairavaa "Varlam Varlam Vaa" Tamil
Kombu Vacha SingamDa "Kombu Vacha Singam da" Independent album for Jallikattu
Bruce Lee "Naan Thaan Goppan da"
Kavan "Happy New Year"
Shivalinga "Chinna Kabali"
Nibunan "Vaa Daa Modhi Paakalam"
2018 Kaala "Semma Weightu" Tamil
"Thanga Sela"
"Katravai Patravai"
Kanaa "Kanne En Kannazhage"
"Othaiyadi Pathaiyila"
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam "Peter Beatu Yethu" Tamil
"Dingu Dongu"
Namma Veettu Pillai "Jigiri Dosthu"
"Namma Veettu Pillai Theme"
Asuran "Vaa Ezhundhuvaa" Tamil
As Singer
Year Movie Song(s) Language Composer Notes
2014 Jigarthanda Ding Dong Tamil Santhosh Narayanan
2015 Demonte Colony Trap of the Beast Tamil Keba Jeremiah
Trisha Illana Nayanthara Trisha Illana Nayanthara G. V. Prakash Kumar
2016 Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum Pangaali Tamil Santhosh Narayanan
Theri Dub Theri Step G. V. Prakash Kumar
Kabali Neruppuda Santhosh Narayanan
Oru Mexican Aparatha Kalippu Katta Kalippu Malayalam Manikandan Ayyappan
Kodi Kodi Parakutha Tamil Santhosh Narayanan
Bairavaa Varlam Varlam Vaa
2017 Kombu Vacha Singam da Kombu Vacha Singam da Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar Independent album
Bruce Lee Naan Thaan Goppan da
Shivalinga Chinna Kabali S. S. Thaman
Nibunan Vaa Daa Modhi Paakalam S. Navin
2018 Kaala Katravai Patravai Tamil Santhosh Narayanan
Nikkal Nikkal
2019 Asuran Vaa Ezhunduvaa Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar
50/50 Bin Laden (Theme) Dharan Kumar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I got huge recognition because of Kabali". The Times of India. Sharanya CR. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Theri Lyricist in Sivakarthikeyans Remo". iluvcinema.in. V.
  3. ^ "Audio Beat: Jigarthanda – Fusion, folk, rap and more". The Hindu. S. R. Ashok Kumar.
  4. ^ "Now, Rajinikanth credited in Kabali track list". The Times of India. M Suganth. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Music Review: Trisha Illana Nayanthara". The Times of India. Sharanya CR. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Dedication to Guru". IndiaGlitz.

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