G. V. Prakash Kumar

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G.V Prakash Kumar
GV Prakash Kumar
GV Prakash Kumar
Background information
GenresFilm score
Years active2006–present

G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian composer, actor, producer and singer.[1][2] He has predominantly scored music for Tamil films. His first film was S Pictures' Veyyil (2006).[3]

Early life[edit]

Prakash Kumar is the only son of G. Venkatesh and playback singer A. R. Reihana, who is the elder sister of music director A. R. Rahman.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Prakash is married to singer Saindhavi[5] and they have a daughter.[6]


Music direction[edit]

He first appeared as a vocalist on the soundtrack of director S. Shankar's Tamil film Gentleman, composed by his maternal uncle, A. R. Rahman. He has also contributed to some of Rahman's other projects.[7] He had also worked with Harris Jayaraj and sang two songs in Anniyan and Unnale Unnale.

G.V. Prakash's introduction as a film composer was in the critically acclaimed Tamil film Veyil, directed by Vasantha Balan and produced by director S. Shankar. His music in the film Madrasapattinam, directed by A. L. Vijay was appreciated mainly for his song "Pookal Pookum Tharunam".

He went on to win critical acclaim for his music in Selvaraghavan's drama film Mayakkam Enna, which became his third collaboration that featured Dhanush in the lead role. The album's five songs were written by Selvaraghavan and Dhanush, with the pair also coming together to sing the song "Kadhal En Kadhal". The album also included the song "Pirai Thedum", which Prakash sang himself along with his fiancée, Saindhavi whilst another song "Voda Voda Voda", written and sung by Dhanush, was composed in just 15 minutes and recorded within an hour.[8] Rediff.com reviewed the soundtrack claiming that Prakash had "tried very hard to walk away from his comfort zone and provide the kind of edgy numbers Selvaraghavan demands, and has risen to the challenge".[9] Critics from entertainment portal Behindwoods.com cited that Prakash "reiterates his talent once again" and gave a verdict that the album is "intoxicating enough".[10] In late September 2011, a single track "Oru Murai", written by Thamarai and composed and sung by Prakash in R. S. Infotainment's Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal was released. His subsequent releases include the political satire Saguni and the background score of the Hindi crime film Gangs of Wasseypur. Songs of the movie Darling were hits. Especially "Vandha Mala", "Anbe Anbe" and "Sattunu Idi Mazhai".This is also the debut film for Prakash as an actor. Prakash's songs in Kaaka Muttai were massive hits. "Karuppu Karuppu" song was on charts for a few months. "Karuppu Nerathazhagi" was a huge hit from Komban. G.V. Prakash signed his 50th film with director Atlee that is Vijay's 59th, which is named Theri.

Film production[edit]

In 2013, Prakash Kumar launched his own production house under the name "GV Prakash Kumar Productions". His first film Madha Yaanai Koottam, was directed by Vikram Sugumaran, a former assistant of Balu Mahendra.[11][12]


In 2012, director A.R. Murugadoss approached Kumar regarding a potential acting venture. Prakash agreed to star in the project, however, the film later failed to take off. He subsequently signed on to appear in three films in quick succession, with the three entering production simultaneously. In order to further his acting ability, he took lessons from actor Aadukalam Naren and has noted that his stage performances as a singer were also helpful in demonstrating his potential as an actor.[13]

Prakash was going to make his acting debut in a film titled Pencil, opposite Sri Divya, where he will be playing a school student.[14] However, as Pencil's release was delayed, his first release became the horror film Darling. A remake of the 2013 Telugu film Prema Katha Chitram. Thereafter, Trisha Illana Nayanthara (2015). The film deals with the present day definition of love and the perspective of today’s youngsters of both genders about love, relationship, virginity etc.[15] In 2016, he appeared in Pencil and two comedies films Enakku Innoru Per Irukku and Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru. The next is Bruce Lee (2017). He acted in the climax sequence as cameo appearnce with Silambarasan's Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (2017). In 2018, he starred in Bala's action crime Naachiyaar. He acted in second role next to Jyothika. Then the comedy-drama, Semma released on May.

Social Activist[edit]

Kumar is also a social activist and participates in protests to create awareness on hydrocarbon issues and farmer concerns in India.[16]


As actor[edit]

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2008 Kuselan Himself Cameo appearance in "Cinema Cinema" song
Kathanayakudu Telugu film; cameo appearance in "Cinema Cinema" song
2013 Naan Rajavaga Pogiren Himself Cameo appearance in "College Padam" song
Thalaivaa Bar dancer Cameo appearance in "Vaanganna" song
2015 Darling Kathir Edison Award for Debut Actor
SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actor
Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Himself Cameo appearance in "Title" song
Trisha Illana Nayanthara Jeeva
2016 Pencil Shiva
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku Johnny
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Kumar
2017 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Jeeva Cameo appearance
2018 Naachiyaar Kaathavarayan
Semma Kulandaivelu
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam Peter Johnson
Kuppathu Raja Rocket
Watchman Bala
Sivappu Manjal Pachai Madhan
100% Kadhal Balu
2020 Ayngaran Films that have not yet been released TBA Post-production
Aayiram JenmangalFilms that have not yet been released TBA Post-production
Adangathey Films that have not yet been released TBA delayed
JailFilms that have not yet been released TBA Completed
4G Films that have not yet been released TBA delayed
Kadhalai Thedi Nithya Nandha Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming
Kadhalikka YarumillaiFilms that have not yet been released TBA Filming
BachelorFilms that have not yet been released TBA Filming[17]
Trap City Films that have not yet been released Doctor Debut Hollywood Movie[18]

As music composer[edit]

Released soundtracks
Year Tamil Telugu Other Languages
2006 Veyil Vesavi
2007 Oram Po Nenu Autovani (2011)
Kireedam Poornamarket (2011)
Polladhavan • (3 songs) Punda (2010) (Kannada) ♦
Evano Oruvan# (Promo song) Evaro Okaru (2009)
Velli Thirai
2008 Ullasamga Utsahamga Ullasa Utsaha (2009) (Kannada) ♦
Ayyo Pavam (2009) (Malayalam)
Kuselan Kathanayakudu
Ananda Thandavam Ananda Thandavam (2009)
Naan Aval Adhu • (2 songs) Nenu Tanu Aame
Seval Ballem (2011)
2009 Angaadi Theru# (4 songs) Shopping Mall (2010)
Aayirathil Oruvan Yuganiki Okkadu (2010)
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam# Super Cowboy (2010)
2010 Madrasapattinam 1947 A Love Story (2011)
Aadukalam Pandem Kollu (2015)
2011 Narthagi
Deiva Thirumagal Nanna
Mayakkam Enna Mr. Karthik (2016)
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Nirantharam Nee Oohalo
2012 Endukante... Premanta!
Saguni Sakuni
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1#2 (Hindi)
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2#2 (Hindi)
Thaandavam Siva Thaandavam
Paradesi Paradesi
Naan Rajavaga Pogiren
2013 Ongole Githa# (4 songs)
Udhayam NH4 NH 4
Thalaivaa Anna – Born To Lead
Raja Rani Raja Rani
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai# Rajadhi Raja#
Nimirndhu Nil Janda Pai Kapiraju
2014 Naan Sigappu Manithan Indrudu
Irumbu Kuthirai
Ugly# (Hindi)
2015 Pencil
Rajathanthiram #
Idhu Enna Maayam
Kaaval # (5 songs)
Kaaka Muttai Half Ticket (Marathi)
Trisha Illana Nayanthara Trisha Leda Nayanthara
2016 Visaranai Vicharana
Theri (50th film) Policeodu
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai
Bruce Lee
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru
2017 Mupparimanam
2018 Semma
2019 Kuppathu Raja
100% Kadhal
JailFilms that have not yet been released
AdangatheyFilms that have not yet been released
4GFilms that have not yet been released
AyngaranFilms that have not yet been released
Kadhalikka YarumillaiFilms that have not yet been released
2020 Soorarai PottruFilms that have not yet been released
ThalaiviFilms that have not yet been released
#Film score by another composer
#2Soundtrack by another composer
  • The films are listed in order that the music released, regardless of the dates the film released.
  • The year next to the title of the affected films indicates the release year of the either dubbed or remade version in the named language later than the original version.
  • • indicates original language release. Indicates simultaneous makes, if featuring in more languages
  • ♦ indicates a remade version, the remaining ones being dubbed versions

As singer[edit]

Year Film Song(s) Notes
2019 Asuran "Pollatha boomi "
2019 Vanigan "Vaadi muttakanni " Composed by Suresh Kumar T R and Bhuvanesh Selvanesan
2019 Party "Thean Pudhu Thean" composed by Premgi Amaren
2019 100% Kadhal "Kannum Kannum Plus"
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam [19] "Peter Beata Edhu" composed by A. R. Rahman
2018 Lakshmi "Ala Ala" composed by Sam C. S.
2018 Naachiyaar "Unna Vitta Yaarum Illa" composed by Ilayaraja
2017 Mersal "Mersal Arasan" composed by A. R. Rahman
2016 Bruce Lee " Sugar Mint-u Kari "
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru "Hey paathu podi" , " Nee pona theruvula " , " Gum Zaare "
Adra Machan Visilu "Yaru Iva" composed by N. R. Raghunandan
Theri "Eena Meena Teeka", "En Jeevan II"
2015 Eetti "Un Swasam", "Naan Pudicha Mosakutiye"
Trisha Illana Nayanthara "Bittu Padam Di", "Yenachu Yedhachu"
Kaaval "Un Kannukullara"
Kaaka Muttai "Karuppu Karuppu", "Edhai Ninaithom"
Idhu Enna Maayam "Iravaaga Nee", "Irukiraai"
Komban "Appappa"
Pencil "Yaarai Polum", "Kangaliliae II" , "LED Kannala II"
Rajathanthiram "Yen Idha Paarvaigal"
Darling "Anbe Anbe", "Sattena Idi Mazhai"
2014 Ugly "Suraj Hai" Hindi
Poriyaalan "Kan Rendum" composed by M. S. Jones
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam "Pen Maegam Polavae" composed by Sharreth
Naan Sigappu Manithan "Elelo", "Idhayam Unnai Theduthey" composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Irumbu Kuthirai "Penne Penne" composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar
2013 JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai "Nee Enna Pesuvaai", "Facebook Login"
Thalaivaa "Yaarindha Saalai"
Raja Rani "Imaye", "Hey Baby"
Biriyani "Edhirthu Nil" composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Annakodi "Pothi Vacha"
Udhayam NH4 "Yaaro Ivan", "Vaa Iravugal"
Naan Rajavaga Pogiren "Yaarivano"
Madha Yaanai Koottam "Kona Kondakari" composed by N. R. Raghunanthan
2012 Neerparavai "Para Para" composed by N. R. Raghunanthan
Sundarapandian "Rekkai Mulaiththen" composed by N. R. Raghunanthan
Thaandavam "Anicham Poovazhagi", "Adhigaalai Pookal"
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal "Oru Murai"
2011 Mayakkam Enna "Pirai Thedum"
2010 Va "Unnai Kann", "Sharp Sharpji"
Aadukalam "Yaathe"
Aayirathil Oruvan "Indha Paadhai"
2007 Unnale Unnale "Hello Miss" composed by Harris Jayaraj
2005 Anniyan "Kadhal Yaanai" composed by Harris Jayaraj
1999 Suriya Paarvai "Ganapathi Thatha" composed by S. A. Rajkumar
1999 Mudhalvan "Alagaana Ratchachiye" composed by A.R.Rahman
1995 Muthu "Kuluvalilae" composed by A. R. Rahman
Indira "Ini Achamillai" composed by A. R. Rahman
Bombay "Kuchi Kuchi" composed by A. R. Rahman
1994 May Madham "Madrasai Suthi", "Palakkattu Machanukku" composed by A. R. Rahman
1993 Uzhavan "Kaathu Kaathu Dinam Kaathu" composed by A. R. Rahman
Uzhavan "Maari Mazhai Peyaadho" composed by A. R. Rahman
Gentleman "Chikku Bukku Rayile" composed by A. R. Rahman


Filmfare Awards South
Mirchi Music Awards South
  • 2010: Best Song of the Year – Pookal Pookum Tharunam – Madrasapattinam
  • 2011: Best Music Director of the Year – Aadukalam
  • 2011: Best Album of the Year – Aadukalam
  • 2011: Mirchi Listeners Choice Best Album – Aadukalam
MTV Awards
  • 2013: MTV VMAI Award for Best Regional Music Video – "Uyirin Uyire" from Thaandavam[21]
South Indian International Movie Awards
Vijay Awards
Vijay Music Awards
  • 2011: Best Song Sung by a Music Director – "Yathe Yathe" from Aadukalam
  • 2011: Best Folk Song of the Year – "Otha Sollaala" from Aadukalam
  • 2011: Popular Album of the Year – Aadukalam
  • 2011: Popular Duet of the Year – "Pirai Thedum" from Mayakkam Enna (shared with Saindhavi)
Other awards


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  2. ^ "GV Prakash to star opposite Varsha Bollomma in his next". India Times. Times of India. 13 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Exclusive biography of @gvprakash and on his life". FilmiBeat.
  4. ^ "Reihana Interview". Behindwoods. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  5. ^ "GV Prakash-Saindhavi wedding on June 27!". Sify. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  6. ^ "GV Prakash and Saindhavi welcome their first child, a baby girl". India Today. 21 April 2020.
  7. ^ "A passion for music". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Audio launch of Mayakkam Enna". The Times of India. 21 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Review: Mayakkam Enna songs are entertaining". Rediff. 22 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Mayakkam Enna Music Review".
  11. ^ "GV Prakash Kumar turns producer". Indian Express. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  12. ^ "G V Prakash turns producer". Times of India. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  13. ^ Sudhir Srinivasan. "On a different note". The Hindu.
  14. ^ "GV Prakash turns hero in 'Pencil'". The New Indian Express.
  15. ^ "Trisha Illana Nayanthara review. Trisha Illana Nayanthara Tamil movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com.
  16. ^ Subramanian, Anupama (26 May 2019). "GV Prakash Kumar to spotlight unsung heroes". Deccan Chronicle.
  17. ^ "Gautham Menon in GV Prakash's next". The Times of India. 13 September 2019.
  18. ^ "GV Prakash teams up with Hollywood actor Brandon T Jackson for Trap City. Watch video". India Today. 23 September 2019.
  19. ^ Poorvaja, S (30 January 2019). "Ready for the GV Prakash marathon?". The Hindu.
  20. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  21. ^ "Uyirin Uyire gets award". Times of India. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.

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