Arunraja Kamaraj

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Arunraja Kamaraj
Born15 June 1984
OccupationActor, singer, lyricist, writer, comedian, director
Years active2014–present

Arunraja Kamaraj is a singer, lyricist, actor, director in South Indian Films. He is known for his works as lyricist in films such as Jigarthanda, Theri, Pencil and Kabali.[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 and Trisha Illana Nayanthara.[5]

Early life[edit]

Kamaraj was born in Parali near Kulithalai town in Tamil Nadu. Studied schoolings at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Kulithalai and higher secondary schoolings at Bishop Heber Higher Secondary School, Trichy. He graduated from J. J. College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli. One of his college mates was actor 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 Film Language Notes
2018 Kanaa Tamil Direction Debut
As actor
Year Film Role Notes
2013 Raja Rani Udumbe
2014 Maan Karate Neruppu Kumar
2016 Pencil Selvam
Remo Arun Cameo appearance
2017 Maragadha Naanayam Nesamani
Yaanum Theeyavan Arun
2018 Kaathiruppor Pattiyal Kuttipuli
2019 Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma Manikandan
2020 Ka Pae Ranasingam Gunasekhar
As lyricist
Year Film Song(s) Notes
2012 Pizza "Rathiri"
"Engo Odugindrai"
2013 Pizza II: Villa "Boomiyil"
Uyir mozhi
2014 Jigarthanda "Ding Dong"
2015 Darling "Vandha Mala"
Kaaki Sattai "Im So Cool"
"Shake That"
Demonte Colony "Dummy Piece-u", "Trap of the Beast"
Trisha Illana Nayanthara "Trisha Illana"
2016 Pokkiri Raja "Taaru Taara"
Theri "Dub Theri Step"
"Eena Meena Teeka" Rap part of the song
Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum "Pangali"
Sawaari
Pencil
Kabali "Neruppuda"
Kodi "Kodi Parakutha"
Wagah "Aaniyae Pudunga Venandaa"
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku "Myma"
2017 Bairavaa "Varlam Varlam Vaa"
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"
"Thanga Sela"
"Katravai Patravai"
Kanaa "Kanne En Kannazhage"
"Othaiyadi Pathaiyila"
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam "Peter Beatu Yethu"
"Dingu Dongu"
Namma Veettu Pillai "Jigiri Dosthu"
"Namma Veettu Pillai Theme"
Asuran "Vaa Ezhundhuvaa"
2020 Darbar "Kannula Thimiru"
Master "Kutti Story"
As singer
Year Film 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

Awards and recognitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I got huge recognition because of Kabali". The Times of India. Sharanya CR. Retrieved 10 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Theri Lyricist in Sivakarthikeyans Remo". iluvcinema.in. V. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Music Review: Trisha Illana Nayanthara". The Times of India. Sharanya CR. Retrieved 10 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Dedication to Guru". IndiaGlitz.
  7. ^ "BOFTA Galatta Debut Awards 2018 Winners". IndWiki. Retrieved 31 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Colors Tamil Galatta Nakshatra Awards 2019 Winners". audiotionsdate.com. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "JFW MOVIE AWARDS 2019 – Award Presentation". jfwonline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Pariyerum Perumal bags Best Film award at Norway Tamil Film Festival". The News Minute. Retrieved 31 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020: The complete winners list". The Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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