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Mohamaad Ghibran
M Ghibran at Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Press Meet.jpg
Ghibran at Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Press Meet
Background information
BornCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
OriginCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)songwriter, composer, record producer, music director, arranger, music producer[1]
InstrumentsKeyboard, piano, guitar, accordion, harmonium, percussion
Years active2000–present

Mohamaad Ghibran (often credited as M. Ghibran) is an Indian composer. He has composed music for Indian films, advertising films and television commercial jingles in different languages.[2][3][4][5]

Early life

Ghibran was born and raised in Coimbatore. When he was in the tenth grade, his family relocated to Chennai after his father suffered a severe loss in business. He had to discontinue studies and do several jobs to support his family.[6]

Ghibran said that he had developed an interest in music after he had seen Yanni perform on TV, when he was about eight or ten. He had enrolled into a music college, but had to drop out and instead attended keyboard classes and learnt keyboard part-time from Paul Augustine. He completed RSA Grade 8 in both piano and music theory through Trinity College London, and obtained a degree in classical composition and film scoring under Australian Composer Lindsay Vickery at the LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.[7] He received an offer from a studio[which?] to compose music for animations as an in-house composer, and worked there for two years. In 2000, he set up his own studio and over the next six years composed for over 700 ads.[6]

Ghibran then joined a university[which?] in Singapore.[6] In Singapore, he worked part-time composing music for media houses to meet his expenses. After completing his works, he worked for the Singapore wood and percussion instruments orchestra[which?]. He subsequently returned to India, but could not find many advertisements to work on there.[6]



The director A. Sarkunam selected Ghibran to compose the soundtrack for Vaagai Sooda Vaa.[7] N Venkateswaran of The Times of India wrote of the soundtrack, "M Ghibran joins the list of debut composers who have impressed with their work in recent times. The music score complements the movie, and marks him out as a musician to watch out for".[8] Malathi Rangarajan from The Hindu wrote that "Music is another highlight. M. Gibran's numbers keep ringing in your ears long after you leave the cinema".[9] Rajagopalan Badrinarayanan from wrote "Vaagai Sooda Vaa is a wholesome package with wonderful songs. Being his first movie Gibran has done a great job with the musical score. The album will surely reshuffle the current chart".[10] Ghibran said that after Vaagai Sooda Vaa and that he was then approached by several directors about other projects, but he decided to take a break to look for an urban based script.[11]

In 2013, Ghibran composed the music for the films Vatthikuchi, Kutti Puli and Naiyaandi. His 2014 releases were Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah and Amara Kaaviyam. He also had his first Telugu release Run Raja Run. According to, his work in the film "garnered great appreciation from the fans" and the songs had been "in the top of the charts for a long time".[12] He was offered soundtrack work for Vishwaroopam II by Kamal Haasan, as well as his next two projects, Uttama Villain and Papanasam, the Tamil remake of Drishyam, as well.[11]

Ghibran currently shuttles between Chennai, Mumbai and Singapore for all his recording works, and owns a studio at Chennai.[7]

Personal life

Ghibran is married to a Telugu woman from Vijayawada, a scientist, who he met in Singapore.[11] Ghibran's first child, a son was born on 18 December 2014.[13] His elder brother AG Amid is a director.[14]


Released works
Year Title Language Notes
2011 Vaagai Sooda Vaa Tamil Won, Vijay Award for Best Find of the Year
Won, Ananda Vikatan Magazine's Top 10 Nambikkaigal (Hopes) of 2011
Won, Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Upcoming Music Director
Won, BIG FM Melody Music Award for Best Debut Music Director
Won, Vijay Music Awards for Popular Melody of the Year
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2013 Vatthikuchi Tamil
2013 Kutti Puli Tamil
2013 Naiyaandi Tamil
2014 Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah Tamil Won, Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Album of the Year (Mirchi Listeners' Choice)[15]
Won, Zee Telugu Santosham Award for Best Music Director – Tamil[16][17]
2014 Run Raja Run Telugu Telugu film Debut.
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
2014 Amara Kaaviyam Tamil
2015 Jil Telugu
2015 Uttama Villain Tamil Won, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award for Best Original Score[18]
Won, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award for Best Song (For the Song "Iraniyan Naadagam")[18]
Won, Russian International Film Festival Award for Best Original Music[19]
Won, Platinum Award from International Independent Film Awards for Original Score[20]
Won, Diamond Award from International Independent Film Awards for Original Song ("Iraniyan Naadagam")[21]
Won, Diamond Award from International Independent Film Awards for Original Song ("Kaadhalaam")[21]
Gold Winner, from Prestige Music Award for Original Song ("Kaadhalaam")[22]
Silver Winner, from Prestige Music Award for Original Song ("Iraniyan Naadagam")[22]
Won, Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards for Best Music Director [23]
Won, Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Director [24]
2015 Papanasam Tamil
2015 Thoongaavanam
Cheekati Rajyam
Bilingual film.
2016 Babu Bangaram Telugu
2016 Hyper Telugu Composer of songs only. The film's background score was composed by Mani Sharma.[25]
2017 Adhe Kangal Tamil
2017 Ungarala Rambabu Telugu
2017 Magalir Mattum Tamil
2017 Aramm Tamil Released in Telugu as "Karthavyam"[26]
2017 Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Tamil Released in Telugu as "Khakee"[27]
2017 Maayavan Tamil
2017 Chennai Singapore Tamil
2018 Vishwaroopam 2
Vishwaroop 2
Bilingual Film
2018 Aan Devathai Tamil
2018 Raatchasan Tamil Won, Raj TV award for Best Music Director [28]
Upcoming projects
Year Title Language Notes
TBA Imsai Arasan 24th Pulikecei Tamil
TBA Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum Tamil
TBA Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai Tamil
TBA Home Minister Kannada-Telugu Bilingual film.
TBA House Owner Tamil
TBA Kadaram Kondan Tamil
TBA Athiran Malayalam Background score only.
TBA Maha Tamil


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  6. ^ a b c d "It was emotionally very disturbing, says Ghibran". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Ghibran - Tamil Cinema Music Director Interview - Ghibran | Sargunam | Vaagai Sooda Vaa | Vimal | Iniya". Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Vaagai Sooda Vaa movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  9. ^ "The Hindu : Arts / Cinema : Making a point or two". 11 December 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Vaagai Sooda Vaa". Musicperk. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  11. ^ a b c Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (8 July 2014). "Seen and heard". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Ghibran- Tollywoods' most wanted". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Run Raja Run music director becomes Dad". Times of India. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Rajathandhiram director is Ghibran's brother". Times of India. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  15. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
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  17. ^ "Santosham Awards 2015 (winners list)". 25 August 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
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  20. ^ "Platinum Award". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Diamond Award". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
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  23. ^ "The 7th annual NTFF 2016 -Tamilar Awards 2016 Winners announced!". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  24. ^ "List of winners of Behindwoods Gold Medals 2015". 26 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Composer Mani Sharma joins Hyper". Times of India. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
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