Arunraja Kamaraj

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Arunraja Kamaraj
Bornc. 1984
OccupationActor, singer, lyricist, writer, comedian, director
Years active2014-present

Arunraja Kamaraj (Tamil: அருண்ராஜா காமராஜ்) 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] Pizza and Darling as Lyricist and Singer. He has also sang a song in Oru Mexican aparatha (Malayalam) title track Kalippu katta kalippu. He is directing a movie that is produced by Sivakarthikeyan. He's written lyrics and sung for the upcoming film Kaala.

Early life[edit]

Kamaraj was born in Perur 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 collegemates 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..

Filmography[edit]

As director
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 Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma
Kaathiruppor Pattiyal Kuttipuli
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"
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"
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam "Peter Beatu Yethu" Tamil
"Dingu Dongu"
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
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I got huge recognition because of Kabali". 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". Times of India. M Suganth. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Music Review: Trisha Illana Nayanthara". Times of India. Sharanya CR. Retrieved 10 June 2016.

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