M. M. Keeravani

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M. M. Keeravani[1]
Birth name Koduri Marakathamani Keeravaani
Also known as Marakathamani (Kollywood)
M. M. Kreem (Bollywood)
Born (1961-07-04) 4 July 1961 (age 55)
Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Origin Andhra Pradesh, India
Genres Film score, world music
Occupation(s) Film score composer, music director, singer
Years active 1989–present

Koduri Marakathamani Keeravaani, better known as M. M. Keeravani, is an Indian film music composer and playback singer, who works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi cinema. He is also known by his aliases Marakathamani, Vedanarayana and M. M. Kreem. He has recorded a maximum number of songs with singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and K. S. Chithra.[2] In 1997, he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Music Direction for the movie Annamayya. He has won six Filmfare Awards, eight state Nandi Awards and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Keeravani was born into a Telugu family in Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh to Koduri Siva Shakti Dutta. He has a brother who is also a music director and singer, Kalyani Malik. He is the cousin of director S. S. Rajamouli and music director, singer M. M. Srilekha. He is the nephew of Telugu and Bollywood film screenwriter and director K. V. Vijayendra Prasad. His wife M.M.Srivalli works as a line producer in films. For some time, Keeravani lived in the Raichur District of Karnataka before making a decision to move to Madras (now Chennai).

Career[edit]

Keeravani first began his career as an assistant music director with the noted composer K. Chakravarthy in 1987. He assisted in movies like Collectorgari Abbayi and Bharathamlo Arjunudu in the late 1980s. During this time, he also sought the guidance of the veteran lyricist Veturi for over a year.[4]

Keeravani's first big break as an independent musician came with the film Kalki in 1990, but the film never got released and the soundtrack also went unnoticed. It was director Mouli's 1990 film Manasu Mamatha that brought him to the limelight and considered his first released movie.

However, it was Ram Gopal Varma's blockbuster film Kshana Kshanam (1991) that made Keeravani an established music director. All the songs of this movie went on to become top chartbusters and Keeravani was flooded with offers from all across south Indian film industries. His first major Hindi film was Criminal.[5]

He is known for his playback singing contributions to the Telugu film industry with compilations for hit films like Annamayya. He has composed music for Hindi films such as Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996), Sur – The Melody of Life, Zakhm, Saaya, Jism, Criminal, Rog and Paheli. In Malayalam, he has scored for films like Neelagiri (1991), Soorya Manasam (1992) and Devaraagam (1996). He has composed for over 220 films in various Indian languages.[6]

Awards[edit]

National Film Award:

Filmfare Awards:

Nandi Awards:

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards:

Santosham Film Awards

Filmography as music director[edit]

Year Telugu Tamil Hindi Other languages Dubbed Releases
1990 Manasu Mamatha
Dagudumuthala Dampathyam
1991 Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
Amma
Azhagan Neelagiri ♦ (Malayalam)
People's Encounter
Nee Pathi Naan Pathi
Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam
Ashwini
Pattondru Ketten
Kshana Kshanam Ennamo Nadakkuthu (Tamil)
Hairan (Hindi)
1992 Laati Dawood Ibrahim (Tamil)
Sahasam
Hello Darling
Gharana Mogudu
Sundarakanda
Sevagan
President Gari Pellam
Allari Mogudu
Vaaname Ellai
Aapathbandavudu
Jathi Malli
Soorya Manasam • (Malayalam)
1993 Mr. Pellam
Matrudevobhava
Rendilla Poojari
Chinna Alludu
Rowdy Mogudu
Puttinilla Mattinilla
Aadarsham
Rajeshwari Kalyanam
Alimayya • (Kannada)
Allari Priyudu Yarukku Mappillai Yaaro (Tamil)
Kondapalli Raja Prathap (Tamil)
Abbaigaru
Rakshana
Allari Alludu
Varasudu
Major Chandrakanth
1994 Criminal Criminal (1995) Ellame En Kadhali (Tamil)
Bhairava • (Kannada)
Allari Premikudu
Threepu
Anna Hero (Tamil)
Angarakshakudu
Aavesham
Swathi • (Kannada)
Boy Friend
Kishkinda Kanda
Yes Nenante Nene
S. P. Parasuram
Pelli Koduku
Gandeevam
Muddula Priyudu
Bobbili Simham
Shubha Muhurtham
1995 Subha Sankalpam Paasavalai (Tamil)
Gharana Bullodu
Gharana Alludu
Balaraju Bangaru Pellam
Aalu Magalu
Lady Boss
Mounam Moun (Hindi)
Real Hero
Dear Brother
1996 Pelli Sandadi
Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya Kanavu Kanni (Tamil)
Sagar Kanya (Hindi)
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
Rayudugaru Nayudugaru
Appaji • (Kannada)
Surya Putrulu
Rambantu
Bombay Priyudu Bombay Kadhali (Tamil)
Jabilamma Pelli
Pavithra Bandham
Swarnachamaram • (Malayalam)
Priyaragalu
Devaraagam • (Malayalam) Devaraagam (Tamil)
Ardhaangi
Maina
1997 Annamayya Annamacharya (Tamil)
Thirupathi Sri Balaji (Hindi)
Osi Naa Maradala
Arundhati
1998 W/O V. Vara Prasad
Raja Hamsa
Kondattam Pandaga (Telugu)
Zakhm
Paradesi
Pelli Kanuka
Sri Seetaramakalyam Chuthumu Rarandi
1999 Seetharama Raju
Alludugaaru Vachcharu
Raghavaiah Gari Abbai
2000 Choosoddaam Randi
Papa- The Great
Deepavali • (Kannada)
2001 Bava Nachadu
Student No.1 Student Number 1 • (2003)
Sundara Kaanda • (Kannada)
Akasa Veedhilo
2002 Okato Number Kurradu
Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo
Sur: The Melody of Life
Evare Atagaadu
Jamindaru • (Kannada)
Tappu Chesi Pappu Kudu
2003 Simhadri
Okariki Okaru Unnai Partha Naal Mudhal (Tamil)
Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu
Maa Alludu Very Good
Jism
Gangotri
Yuvaratna
Saaya
Pilisthe Palukutha
Seetayya
2004 Naa Autograph
Nenunnanu Vishwa the Heman (Hindi)
Sye Kazhugu (Tamil)
Aar Paar Judgement (Hindi)
Letha Manasulu
Varam
Pallakkilo Pellikuthuru
2005 Jagapati
Rog
Chatrapati Chandramouli (Tamil)
Hukumat Ki Jung (Hindi)
Anukokunda Oka Roju
Paheli
Allari Bullodu
Kasak
2006 Sri Ramadasu
Vikramarkudu
Amma Cheppindi
Khatarnak
2007 Yamadonga Lok Parlok (Hindi)
Dhokha
Bhookailas
Chandrahas
Okkadunnadu
Sangamam
2008 Pandurangadu
Krishnarjuna
Gunde Jhallumandi
2009 Magadheera Maaveeran (Tamil)
Dheera: The Warrior (Malayalam)
Lahore
Pravarakhyudu
Vengamamba
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna
Young India
Veera Madakari • (Kannada)
Vedam
Jhummandi Naadam
Maryada Ramanna
Anaganaga O Dheerudu
2011 Badrinath
Rajanna
2012 Dammu
Eega Naan Ee Makkhi (Hindi)
Eecha (Malayalam)
Shirdi Sai
2013 Special Chabbis
Emo Gurram Egaravachu
Intinta Annamayya
2014 Anamika Nee Enge En Anbe (Tamil)
Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Baahubali: The Beginning Baahubali: The Beginning (Hindi)
Size Zero Inji Iduppazhagi
Baby
2016 Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi
2017 Om Namo Venkatesaya
2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion Baahubali: The Conclusion Baahubali: The Conclusion (Hindi)

Notes:

  • 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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