Mani Sharma

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Mani Sharma
Birth nameYanamandra Venkata Subrahmanya Sharma
Born (1964-07-11) 11 July 1964 (age 58)
Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
GenresFilm score, electronic, rock, fusion, blues, Indian classical
Occupation(s)Film composer, music director[1]
Instrument(s)Keyboard, synth, piano, mandolin, harmonium, guitar
Years active1992–present

Yanamandra Venkata Subrahmanya Sharma (born 11 July 1964), known professionally as Mani Sharma, is an Indian composer, singer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and music producer known for his works primarily in the Telugu and Tamil along with Hindi and Kannada films.[2][3][4] He is a recipient of two state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, two CineMAA Awards, and three Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Music Direction. His works are noted for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestra. He is often referred to as Melody Brahma and Swara Bramha for his melodious tunes.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Mani Sharma was born as Yanamandra Venkata Subrahmanya Sharma on 11 July 1964 in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh.[5][6]

Career[edit]

He has recorded several albums in his frequent collaborations with Chiranjeevi, Nandamuri Bala Krishna, Nagarjuna, Daggubati Venkatesh, Jr NTR, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Vijay, Allu Arjun, Prabhas and Ram Charan. In his early days he worked as a programmer under many music composers namely S. Rajeswara Rao, Chakravarti, Ramesh Naidu, Ilaiyaraja, Raj–Koti, M. M. Keeravani. Ram Gopal Varma recognised his talent and gave hime the opportunity to work in his film Raathri and for a tune in Antham. Choodalani undi is the first movie where he composed songs. The producer Ashwini Dutt introduced him as a full-time music composer and later went on to work with him for many films.[citation needed]

Many music composers such as S. Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad, Harris Jayaraj worked under him in their early days.[7][8][9][10]

Discography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Year Film
2022 Mr. King
Premadesam
Nenu Meeku Baga Kavalsinavaadini
Rebels of Thupakulagudem
Shaakuntalam
Yashoda
Acharya[11]
2021 11:11
Heads&Tales
Bhala Tandanana
BlacknWhite
Black Rose
Aaradugula Bullet
Narappa
Seetimaarr
Republic
Sridevi Soda Center
Red
2019 iSmart Shankar
2018 Devadas
Ee Maaya Peremito
MLA[12]
2017 Okka Kshanam
Balakrishnudu
LIE
Aaradugula Bullet
Shamanthakamani
Ami Thumi
Jayadev
Fashion Designer s/o Ladies Tailor
Aakatayi
2016 Siddhartha
Gentleman
2015 Lion
Tippu
2014 Basanti
Rough
2013 Doosukeltha
Prema Geema Janta Nai
Telugulo Naaku Nachni Padam Prema
2012 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum
Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu
Ramachari
Rachcha
2011 Solo
Maaro
Teen Maar
Shakthi
Vastadu Naa Raju
Parama Veera Chakra
2010 Rakta Charitra
Rakta Charitra 2
Kalyanram Kathi
Khaleja[13]
Happy Happy Ga
Don Seenu
Kothimooka
Subhapradam
Em Pillo Em Pillado
Varudu
2009 Aa Okkadu
Billa
Baanam
Rechipo
Ek Niranjan
Mithrudu
Evaraina Epudaina
Bhadradri
Pista
Sasirekha Parinayam
2008 Souryam
Hero
Yuvatha
Parugu
Kantri
Ontari
Pourudu
2007 Sri Mahalakshmi
Toss
Okka Magadu
Godava
Athidhi
Chiruta
Lakshyam
Dubai Seenu
Madhumasam
2006 Room Mates
Seethakoka Chiluka
Raraju
Stalin
Ashok
Pokiri
Veerabhadra
Style
Ranam
Raagam
2005 That is Pandu
Jai Chiranjeeva
Balu
Allari Pidugu
Athadu
Narasimhudu
Athanokkade
Subash Chandra Bose
2004 Vidyardhi
Sakhiya
Gudumba Shankar
Arjun
Sri Anjaneyam
Yagnam
Samba
Adavi Ramudu
Anji
Lakshmi Narasimha
Morning Raga[14]
2003 Abhimanyu
Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu
Tagore
Simhachalam
Kalyana Ramudu
Palnati Brahmanayudu
Taarak
Raghavendra
Pellam Oorelithe
Okkadu
2002 Bobby
Chennakeshava Reddy
Indra
Priyadarshini
Aadi
Takkari Donga
Seema Simham
Cheppalani Vundi
2001 Subbu
Bhalevadivi Basu
Prematho Raa
Kushi
Murari
Devi Putrudu
Narasimha Naidu
Mrugaraju
2000 Chiru Navvuto
Vamsi
Azad
Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary
Manoharam
Yuvakudu
Annayya
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama
Seenu
Rajakumarudu
Iddaru Mitrulu
Neti Gandhi
English Pellam East Godavari Mogudu
Anaganaga Oka Ammai
1998 Samarasimha Reddy
Manasichi Choodu
Choodalani Vundi
Ganesh
Bavagaru Bagunnara?
1997 Super Heroes
1992 Antham
Raatri

Tamil[edit]

Year Title Notes
2001 Narasimha
Shahjahan Reused songs from Annayya (2000) and Kushi (2001)
2002 Ezhumalai Remake of Narasimha Naidu (2001).
One Reused song from Aadi (2002)
Youth Remake of Chiru Navvuto (2000).
Reused songs from Annayya (2000) and Kushi (2001)
2003 Aasai Aasaiyai
Arasu
Alaudin
Anjaneya One reused song from Tagore
2004 Jai Remake of Aadi (2002)
Gambeeram
2005 Thirupaachi Composed only One song "Kannum Kannum" which is reused from Gudumba Shankar.
2007 Pokkiri Two songs reused from Pokiri (2006)
Sabari
Arya
Malaikottai
2009 Kadhalna Summa Illai One song only "Ennammo Seithai Nee". Reused song from Okkadu (2003)
Padikathavan Reused songs from Choodalani Vundi (1998),
Adavi Ramudu (2004), Athidhi (2007), and Yuvatha (2008)
Gaja
Thoranai
Malai Malai Reused songs from Athadu and Parugu
Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru
2010 Sura Reused songs from Samba (2004), Balu (2005),
Ashok (2006), and Billa (2009)
Maanja Velu Remake of Lakshyam (2007)
2011 Singam Puli One reused song from Chirutha
Mappillai Reused songs from Dubai Seenu (2007) and Parugu (2008)
Uyarthiru 420
2013 Apple Penne
2014 Vetri Selvan
2015 Inji Murappa
Narathan One Reused song from Ek Niranjan
2022 Yashoda

Kannada[edit]

Year Title
2002 Premakke Sai
2005 Yeshwanth
2006 Ajay
2014 Ninnindale
2015 Shivam
2021 Martin

Hindi[edit]

Year Title
1992 Drohi
1992 Raat
2014 Mumbai 125 KM

Background score only[edit]

Year Film
2018 Touch Chesi Chudu
2016 Hyper
2015 Akhil
Temper
2013 Ongole Gittha
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
2012 Nuvva Nena
2011 Oh My Friend
2009 Koncham Istam Koncham Kastam
2008 Chintakayala Ravi
2006 Lakshmi
2002 Shakti: The Power (Hindi)
1997 Preminchukundam Raa
1996 Deyyam

Television[edit]

  • 2007 Suriya

Other works[edit]

Year Title Producer
2016 Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Star Maa
2009 Chennai Super Kings Theme song Chennai Super Kings
2020 Bigg Boss (Telugu season 4) Theme music Star Maa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amma, nanna and her world of music". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Mani Sharma: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  3. ^ "A musical blockbuster in the making?". Deccan Chronicle. 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ Borah, Prabalika M. (29 January 2012). "One for the melody". Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ "సితార - మణి...సినీ సంగీత ఆమని! - పాటల పల్లకి - సంగీత దర్శకులు". సితార (in Telugu). Retrieved 6 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "మరపురాని 'మణి' మధురం!". NTV Telugu (in Telugu). 11 July 2021. Archived from the original on 6 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Mani Sharma: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes".
  8. ^ "Mani Sharma: Top Telugu musical hits of Melody Brahma". The Times of India. 11 July 2018.
  9. ^ Nadadhur, Srivathsan (5 September 2015). "One good, two better?". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  10. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (10 September 2009). "On a song". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  11. ^ "The team of Narappa did not let me compose music for the first glimpse: Mani Sharma - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  12. ^ "MLA Telugu Movie Review {3/5}: Entertaining, 'time-pass' kind of a film to watch along with your family". indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 25 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  13. ^ Staff Reporter (28 September 2010). "Audio of Khaleja released". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  14. ^ thgee (5 November 2004). "Entertainment / Film Review : "Morning Raga"". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 April 2018.[dead link]

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