Damodar Raao

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Damodar Raao
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Damodar Raao
Background information
Born (1977-08-21) 21 August 1977 (age 41)[1]
GenresFilmi, folk
Occupation(s)Music composer, singer, actor, performer, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, harmonium, keyboard, voice over
Years active2007–present
LabelsVenus, Times Music, Sony Music Entertainment, T-Series, Indya Records, Moser Baer, Sai Records
Websitewww.damodarraao.com

Damodar Raao (born 21 August 1977) is an Indian composer, singer, record producer, and live performer. His music genre is about acoustic folk with some traces of Indian classical music.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2000, Raao got his first break as a singer in the Hindi film Shaitan Tantrik, which was composed by Nikhil Vinay with lyrics by Vinay Bihari.

In 2007 Raao moved with his family to Mumbai.

In 2008, he composed the music for the low-budget Hindi film Once More, aka Gorakh Dhandha.

Raao has composed more than 75 films in Bhojpuri language, including Dil Ho Gail Qurban, Teri Meri Ashiqui, Sargana Kushi Nagar Rangdari Tax,[3] Gunday (Bhojpuri),[4] Bagi Ishq,[5] Inspector Chandani, Jungal Raj, Dil Aur Deewar, The Power of Dahshat,[6] Sajan Ki Bahon Me (Bhojpuri), Majnu Motorwala, and Baap Re Baap.[7]

The musical film Teri Meri Ashqui was praised by critics.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2014 Raao received the award for Best Music Director of the Year 2012 by Darshnik Mumbai Press Media Award.[9] He was also honoured by the Aapki Awaz Foundation for Best Music Director & Mumbai Gaurav Award of the year 2014 for the Bhojpuri film Majnu Motorwala.[10] Raao was given the Chhatrapati Shivaji Gaurav Award in 2016 by Darshnik newspaper and Evershine Mitramandal in Mumbai.[11]

In October 2016, Raao reached a record of making 50 filmy albums and devotional albums of various singers.[12]

Discography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Language Singer Actor Notes
2012 Majnu Motorwala Bhojpuri Vinod Rathod, Roop Kumar Rathod, Indu Sonali, Mohan Rathore, Alok Kumar, Khushboo Jain, Kalpana Patowary, Damodar Raao Kunal Tiwari, Kajal Raghwani, Aaditya Ojha, Rajat Mani, Seema Singh, Ajay Suryavanshi, Ranjan Kumar, Sanjay Pandey, Manoj Tiger, Ratnesh Barnwal Winner, Darshnik Mumbai Press Media Award for Best Music Director[13]
2013 Dhundh Lenge Manjil Hum[14] Hindi Shahid Mallya, Sanchiti Sakat, etc. Kalyanji Jana, Dharmendra Singh Released in 2013 in some theatres.[15]
2014 Dream City Mumbai[16] Hindi Udit Narayan, Shahid Mallya, Alok Kumar, Shabab Sabri, Manoj Mishra, Bhavesh Bhanushali, Sanchiti Sakat, Khushboo Jain, Pamela Jain, Kalyanji Jana, Sonu Rao, Damodar Raao Kalyanji Jana, Rashika Sinha, Ramesh Goyal, Akhil Nayak, Dharmendra Singh, Sapna Khatik, Damodar Raao
2014 Sajan Ki Bahon Mein[17] Bhojpuri Indu Sonali, Mohan Rathore, Damodar Raao, Rupesh Mishra, Khushboo Jain, Lali Mishra, Manoj Mishra Rs Tiwari, Renuja Singh, Rita Ray, Chandan Rajput, Riya Rastogi, Brijesh Tripathi, Vishnushankar Belu, Damodar Raao, Anoop Arora, Ritu Pandey, Pappu Tiwari Also actor
2014 Teri Meri Ashiqui[18][19] Bhojpuri Alok Kumar, Indu Sonali, Mamta Raut, Khushboo Jain, Kumar Alam, Khushbu Uttam, Manohar Singh, Santosh Puri, Sajan Dubey, Khushboo Uttam Sujeet Puri, Tanushree, Abhishek Giri, Rajkapoor Shahi Co-composer: Sujeet Puri
2015 Maai Ke Karz[20] Bhojpuri Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sadhna Sargam, Khushboo Jain, Manoj Mishra, Indu Sonali, Damodar Raao, Alok Kumar, Sumeet Baba, Priyanka Singh, Pamela Jain, Jaydev Rani Chatterjee, Vinay Anand, Roshan Kumar, Akshara Singh, Bipin Singh, Sanjay Pandey, Partibha Pandey, Seema Singh, Maya Yadav, Prakash Jais, Rukhsar, Damodar Raao, Ratnesh Barnwal, Jai Prakas Singh Co-composers: Rajesh Mishra, Amresh Shahabadi
2015 Ye Hai Yuva Aandolan[21] Hindi Udit Narayan, Shahid Mallya, Alok Kumar, Vinod Rathod, Manoj Mishra, Bhavesh Bhanushali, Sanchiti Sakat, Khushboo Jain, Pamela Jain, Sonu Rao, Damodar Raao Kalyanji Jana, Rashika Sinha, Ramesh Goyal, Akhil Nayak, Dharmendra Singh, Sapna Khatik, Damodar Raao
2016 Baap Re Baap[22] Bhojpuri[23] Alok Kumar, Mohan Rathore, Mamta Raut, Indu Sonali, Gaurav Jha, Poonam Pandey, Alka Jha Gaurav Jha, Aanchal Soni, Cp Bhatt, Ritu Pandey, Glori Mahanta, Umesh Singh, Sonu Jha Director: G J Rock
2016 Bagi Ishq[5]
2016 Gunday[4]
2016 The Power of Dahshat[6] Bhojpuri Udit Narayan,[6] Alok Kumar, Mamta Raut, Madan Ray, Vicky Babua, Damodar Raao, Manoj Mishra, Indu Sonali, Mohan Rathore, Pamela Jain, Khushboo Jain Viraj Bhatt, Baleshwar Singh, Monalisa Satyendra Singh, Priyanka Pandit
2017 Parivar Ke Babu[24] Bhojpuri Kalpana Patowary[disambiguation needed], Indu Sonali, Alok Kumar, Khushboo Jain, Pamela Jain Aditya Mohan, Seema Singh Director: Dhananjay Pratap Singh
2017 The Power of Dahashat[25] Bhojpuri Udit Narayan, Pamela Jain Manoj Mishra, Rupesh Mishra, Mamta Raut Satendra Singh, Priyanka Pandit Director: Sanjay Srivastava
2017 Shaheed E Azam - Ek Ankahi Kahani[26] Hindi Yash Wadali, Vinod Rathod, Manoj Mishra, Rupesh Mishra, Mamta Raut Nikhil Singh, Rahul, Sibu Giri Director: Arun Kumar Pathak
TBA Keep Safe Distance[27] Unreleased

Music albums[edit]

Year Non-filmy albums Language Singer Notes
2016 Sabse Badhiya Aapan Bihar[28] Hindi/Bhojpuri Udit Narayan, Pamela Jain, Khushboo Jain, Amod Kumar Telefilm
2016 Hasratein[29] Hindi[30] Sanchiti Sakat, Sonu Rao[31] Unreleased

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Dhund Lenge Manzil Hum Release - Bollywood Hungama - Times of India". Retrieved 11 October 2015.
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  16. ^ "'Sahild Mallya sung for Ye Hai Yova Aandolan - Hamara Mahanagar". Retrieved 11 Nov 2015.
  17. ^ "'Saajan Ki Baahon Mein' to release soon - Times of India". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  18. ^ "'तेरी मेरी आशिक़ी की शूटिंग समाप्त - Hungama Media Group". Retrieved 9 March 2015.
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  26. ^ "Shaheed E Azam Ready to Release on 15 August - Prabhat Khabar". Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  27. ^ "Bhojpuri film 'Teri Meri Aashiqui': Times of India".
  28. ^ "छातापुर के छोरे ने गायकी में बॉलीवुड में मारी इंट्री - Jagaran". Retrieved 11 Nov 2015.
  29. ^ "Song recording of Hasratein - Jagaran". Retrieved 11 Nov 2015.
  30. ^ "Song recording of Hasratein - Jagaran". Retrieved 11 Nov 2015.
  31. ^ "Song recording of Hasratein - The Times of India.in". Retrieved 11 Nov 2015.

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