Chandan Shetty

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Chandan Shetty
Chandan Shetty in 2019
Chandan Shetty in 2019
Background information
Birth nameChandan Paramesh Shetty
Born (1989-09-17) 17 September 1989 (age 31)
Shanthigrama, Hassan, India
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, lyricist, Music Director
InstrumentsGuitarist, drummer
Years active2012–present

Chandan Shetty (born 17 September 1989) is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer, lyricist, and pop singer who composes music in the Kannada[1][2][3] and Telugu languages.

Shetty gained fame as a solo artist with Kannada language singles such as "Halagode", "3 Peg[4]", "Chocolate Girl", "Tequila" "Fire" and "Party Freak.[5] He debuted into Tollywood with the film Pogaru (2021).

Career[edit]

Shetty entered the music industry in 2012 as lyricist and assistant music director for the movie Alemaari, under the music director, Arjun Janya. Then he worked for several other movies such as Varadanayaka, Power, Chakravyuha, and Bhajarangi. He was engaged to his co-contestant of Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5, Niveditha Gowda on 21 October. He won in the reality show Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5.[6] He married her on 25 February 2020.

Chandan Shetty with wife Niveditha Gowda in October 2019

Controversies[edit]

August 2020[edit]

Chandan Shetty stoked a controversy by presenting his version of the folk song 'Kolumande Jangamadeva'. A section from the Old Mysuru region has objected to this song claiming that Shetty distorted the very history of Malemadeshwara Swamy, to whom the song is dedicated, thus hurting their religious sentiments. Several people have also objected to the way the song has been depicted. They said that Sharane Sankamma has been insulted in this song and, thus, the entire Sharana tradition has also been insulted by the rap singer. [1] Following the outrage, Anand Audio Company had deleted the song from YouTube.[7]

October 2019[edit]

During Dasara celebrations of 2019, he proposed to reality TV star Niveditha Gowda on the Yuva Dasara stage, which is meant for cultural events. Chandan was performing at the government-sponsored Dasara programme at the Maharaja’s College grounds. District in-charge minister V Somanna said, "I have told the police to issue a show-cause notice. We will consider action as per the law. It is wrong to misuse the platform."[8][9]

Discography[edit]

As music composer[edit]

Year Film Language Director
2016 Railway Children Kannada Prithvi Konanur
2017 Sanjeeva Kannada Shree Panchami Cini
Ganchali Kannada Ashok
Appuge Kannada Vikram Shetty
2018 Joshelay Kannada Vinayak Joshi
Seizer Kannada Vinay Krishna
2019 Digbayam Kannada Amith
2021 Pogaru Kannada Nanda Kishore
Pogaru Telugu
2021 Dubari Kannada Nanda Kishore

Singles - Youtube Channels[edit]

Television[edit]

Show Channel As a
Bigg Boss Kannada 5 Colors Super Contestant/winner[12]
Master Dancer Colors Super Judge[13]
Kannada Kogile Colors Super Judge
Kannada Kogile 2 Colors Super Judge
Kannada Kogile Super season 3 Colors Super Judge
Raja Rani Colors Kannada Contestant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chandan Shetty live in concert Bengaluru | Entertainment – Times of India Videos". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Chandan Shetty". gaana.com.
  3. ^ "Chandan Shetty". hungama.com.
  4. ^ http://www.kannadarap.com/3-peg-lyrics-chandan-shetty-rapper/
  5. ^ https://www.kannadarap.com/get-your-hands-on-the-most-promising-party-track-of-the-year-2021/
  6. ^ "Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5: Chandan Shetty is the winner". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Complaint filed against Chandan Shetty for hurting religious sentiments in Kolumande - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  8. ^ Pinto, Nolan (6 October 2019). "Rapper Chandan Shetty proposes to Niveditha Gowda during live show, earns wrath of Karnataka government". India Today. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Complaint filed against Chandan Shetty for hurting religious sentiments in Kolumande". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  10. ^ Kannada rap (26 December 2020). "Get your hands on the most promising party track of the year – 2021". www.kannadarap.com. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  11. ^ Manjula (30 December 2020). "Bigg Boss Kannada Contestant Chandan Shetty's Freak Party Song Viral". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5: Chandan Shetty wins the show, Diwakar is the runner-up". The Times of India. 29 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Chandan Shetty to judge dance reality show". The Times of India.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Pratham (2016)
Bigg Boss Kannada Winner
(Series 5) 2017
Succeeded by
Shashi Kumar (2018)

See also[edit]