|Born||9 March 1974|
|Occupation(s)||Film composer, Music Director|
|Instruments||Synthesizer, Electronic Keyboard, Vocal|
|Years active||2004 to present|
Joshua Sridhar (born 1974 in Chennai, India) is an Indian film composer and music director. He made his debut on the runaway hit Tamil film Kaadhal which was released on 8 December 2004.
Early life and education
Joshua Sridhar was born in Chennai on March 9, 1974 to Hindu parents, Saravanan and Rajalakshmi. He studied at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram in Chennai from 1980 to 1990. After finishing High School he studied Western Classical Music for two years. He studied 8 Grades (Trinity College, London) in both Theory of Music and Piano. In 1993 he converted to Christianity and was baptised at Emmanuel Methodist Church (Chennai) and was given the name Joshua, the biblical character from the old testament. Not wanting to remove the name he was given at the time of birth he kept the name Sridhar and came to be known as Joshua Sridhar. In 2004 he came out of Christianity and now lives as Hindu.
Joshua Sridhar began his career in the year 1993 composing, arranging and programming music for gospel albums and jingles. In the year 1996, he entered Indian cinema. He worked as a keyboard player/programmer for many Indian film composers (notably Manisharma & A.R.Rahman) between 1996 and 2004. In 2004 made his film debut as composer of Kaadhal. The film was released on 8 December 2004.
|2004||Kaadhal •||Premisthe||Nominated for Filmfare Awards - Tamil|
|2006||Chennai Kadhal •||Prema|
|2006||Aran||Keerthi Chakra •|
|2007||Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen •||Prema|
|2009||Love Guru||Nominated for Filmfare Awards - Kannada|
|2010||Gaana Bajaana||Nominated for Filmfare Awards - Kannada|
|2011||Veppam •||Sega||Nominated for SIIMA Awards - Tamil|
|2013||Googly||Nominated for Filmfare Awards - Kannada|
|2015||Pulan Visaranai 2|
|2015||Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan|
|2016||Parandhu Sella Vaa|
- 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.
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