Najim Arshad

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Najim Arshad
Najim Arshad - Playback Singer.jpg
Background information
Born (1986-06-08) 8 June 1986 (age 33)
OriginThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
GenresFilmi, Melody, Carnatic music
Years active2007–present
WebsiteNajim Arshad Official Website

Najim Arshad (born 8 June 1986) is an Indian playback singer and music director, working in the Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi film industries. In 2007, he won the reality show Idea Star Singer.[1][2] He studied in Swathi Thirunal College of Music and holds graduation and post-graduation degree in Music.[3] He was the Rank Holder of University of Kerala in Bachelor Of Performing Arts.[4] He also won the Kalaprathibha title 13 times at the district and sub-district levels during his early school days.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Najim was born to Shahul Hameed (Thirumala Shahul) and Rehma.[6] His father retired from his position as an administrative officer of the Central Vigilance Commission and his mother is a music teacher. He has two elder brothers, Dr. Ajim Shad and Sajim who works as a sound engineer.[7] On 13 September 2015, he married Thazni Thaha (Kiki) in Punalur[8]

Career[edit]

Najim debuted as a playback singer in 2007, with the song "Mizhineer" in Major Ravi's Malayalam film Mission 90 Days.[9] Arshad first gained attention through his album, I'm Here. Najim sang a ghazal for the movie Khaafiron ki Namaaz.[10] He also sang in Casanovva, Doctor Love, and Diamond Necklace.[11] Arshad rose to the top of the music charts in 2012[12] with the songs Diamond Necklace, Trivandrum Lodge, Ayalum Njanum Thammil and Da Thadiya. He's known for his collaboration with almost all the music composers in the Malayalam film industry. He debuted as a music director by composing two Hindi songs in the Mohanlal film 1971 Beyond Borders. The war drama that sheds light onto the Indo-Pak war of 1971, is a multi-lingual film which was also released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Najim has composed the songs Armaan Hazare (singer: Hariharan) and Sarhade (singer: Najim Arshad), that come towards the end portion of the movie.

Discography[edit]

Year Film Director Song Other Note(s)
2007 Mission 90 Days Major Ravi 1.Mizhineer Debut film as a Playback Singer.music [Jaison J Nair]
2008 Kurukshetra Major Ravi 1.Jwaalamukhi, 2.Thathamma Music: [Sidharth Vipin]
2008 Chembada Robin Thriumala 1.Ente Pranayathin, 2.Raavin Viral Thumbinal Music [Robin Thirumala]
2009 Pattalam Rohan Krishna Disayettum Music Direction Jassie Gift
2010 Nalla Pattukare K.S Sivachandran 1.Oh Neelambale, 2.Aalaapam Music Sharreth
2010 Ishtam Enikkishtam NA En Nenjile Penkonjale Music Manomurthy
2010 Ithu Nammude Katha Rajesh Kannankara Pathiye Sandhya Raavil Music Sundar
2011 Note Out Kutty Naduvil Neelakuyile... Music director [Vinu Thomas]
2011 Doctor Love K. Biju 1.Palappoo Manamayi, 2.Aakasham Doore Music [Vinu Thomas]
2011 Angane Thudangi Nandini Reddy 1.Ammammo Ammo, 2.Kandille Nee Kandille Music Direction Jassie Gift
2012 Casanovva Rosshan Andrrews Omanichumma Music Gopi Sundar
2012 Veendum Kannur Haridas Nee Vidaparayum Music [Robin Thirumala]
2012 Diamond Necklace Lal Jose Thotte Thotte Music Vidyasagar, Starrer Fahadh Faasil
2012 Friday Lijin Jose Sugandha Neerala Music [Roby Abraham], Starrer Fahadh Faasil
2012 Trivandrum Lodge V.K Prakash Kanninullil Nee Kanmani Starrer Jayasurya
2012 Husbands in Goa Saji Surendran Mounam Mazhayude Music M. G. Sreekumar
2012 Da Thadiya Aashiq Abu Allah Allah Music Bijibal
2012 Ayalum Njanum Thammil Lal Jose Thulli Manjinullil Music Ouseppachan
2012 Kochi To Kodambakkam Venu Pradeep Daivam Vidhichatho Music Thaman
2012 Idiots K.S Bava Muthumani Mazhayay Music [Nandu Kartha]
2012 Karma Yodha Major Ravi Mooliyo Music M. G. Sreekumar, Starrer Mohanlal
2013 Lisammayude Veedu Babu Janardhanan Vellimukil Music Vinu Thomas
2013 Paathiramanal M Padmakumar Alolam Thenolum Music Afzal Yusuf, Unni Mukundan, Remya
2013 Radio Umar Muhammed Thuyilunarunnu Music Mohan Sithara
2013 Red Wine Salam Bappu Ilam Veyil Thalodave Music Bijibal
2013 3G Third Generation Jayaprakash Azhake Arike Music Mohan Sithara
2013 Immanuel Lal Jose Manathudichathu Music Afzal Yusuf
2013 Tourist Home Shebi Ariya Maramunde Music Muhammed Jesnifer
2013 Black Ticket Udayachandran Thora Ramazha Music Gayoz Johnson
2013 Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum Lal Jose Koottimuttiya Music Vidyasagar
2013 Kaanchi Krishnakumar Mullappoo Music Ronie Raphael
2013 Philips and the Monkey Pen Rojin and Shanil Muhammad Kanavukalil Music Rahul Subrahmanyan
2013 Nadan Kamal Ethu Sundara Swapna Yavanika Music Ousepachan
2013 Chewing Gum Praveen M Sukumaran Akasam Music Jonathan Bruce
2013 Weeping Boy Felix Joseph Kilimozhikal Music Anand Madhusoodhanan
2013 Oru Indian Pranayakatha Sathyan Anthikad Omanapoove Music Vidyasagar
2013 Drishyam Jeethu Joseph Marivil Music Vinu Thomas
2014 Pakida Sunil Karyattukara Aranara Music Bijibal
2014 Dial 1091 Santo Thattil Ethrayum, Ilakalum Music Syam Dharman
2014 Snehamulloral Koodeyullappol Riju Nair Swapnathinu Music Sajeev Mangalathu
2014 Hang Over Sreejith Sukumaran Vellithinkal Music Mejo Joseph
2014 Parankimala Senan Pallassery Mazhayil Nirayum Music Afzal Yusuf
2014 Ring Master Raffi Aaro Aaro Music Gopi Sunder
2014 Kaafiron Ki Namaz Ram Ramesh Sharma Sawalon Ki Music Advait Nemlakar
2014 To Noora with Love Babu Narayanan Oodin Puka Music Mohan Sithara
2014 Law Point Lijin Jose Evideyo Music Mejo Joseph
2014 Call Me@ Francis Araarum Music Afzal Yusuf
2014 Garbhasreeman Anil Gopinath Inakkamulla Music Ousepachan
2014 Vikramadithyan Lal Jose Mazha Nila Music Bijibal
2014 Bhayya Bhayya Johny Antony Nenjilaara Music Vidyasagar
2014 Rajaadhi Raaja Ajai Vaasudev Kanninu kannin Music Karthik Raja
2014 Vellimoonga Jibu Jacob Mavelikku shesham Music Bijibal
2014 Ithihaasa Binu .S Kannimalare Music Deepak Dev
2014 Paathsaala (Telugu) Mahi V Raghav Sooryodayam Music Rahul Raj
2014 Day and Night Shibu prabhakar Hridayame Music Jinosh Antony
2014 Mithram Jespal Shanmukhan Naanamulla Music Latheef
2014 Mylanchi Monjulla veedu Benny thomas Thammil Thammil Music - Afzal Yusuf
2014 8.20 Shyam Mohan Thoomanjin kulirilo Music Alex
2014 Kaaranavar Sandhya Rajendran Madhurikkum ormakale Music Ousepachan
2014 At Once Syed Usman Oru Pushpam/ pranayini Music Sibu sukumaran
2014 Ellam Chetante Ishtam pole haridas Nimishangal manjidum Music Yunaseeyo
2015 Mariyam Mukku James Albert Kavil Apple Music Vidyasagar
2015 Mili Rajesh Pillai Manju peyyumee Music Gopi Sundar
2015 Saaradhi Gopalan Manoj Mazhamukile Music Gopi Sundar
2015 Namasthe bali KV Bijoy Bahi bu Music Gopi Sundar
2015 White Boyz Melila Rajashekhar Vellinool Music Ramesh Narayan
2015 Nellikka Bijith Bala Chirakurummi Music Bijibal
2015 Nikkah Azad Alavil Kannethathe Music Gopi Sundar
2015 Jilebi Arun Shekhar Varikomale Music Bijibal
2015 Laila O Laila Joshiy Rathri mulla Music Gopi Sundar
2015 Sir CP Shajoon Karyal prayam Music Sejo John
2015 Swargathekkal Sundaram Manoj Aravindakshan Jeevanil Music Rakesh Kesav
2015 Wonderful Journey dileep Thomas Azhake Music Sp Varma
2015 oru new generation pani Sankar Narayan Kulirukondu Music Karthik Prakash
2015 32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vakyam Arjun Prabhakaran & Gokul Ramakrishnan pathiye novay Music Bijibal
2015 Viswasam athalle ellam Jayaraj Vijay Nilavu thinkal Music Gopi Sundar
2015 Juzt Married Sajan Johny Poonila puzhayil & Melle Music '4musics'
2015 KL 10 Muhsin Parari Enthanu khalbe Music Bijibal
2015 Life Of Josutty Jithu Joseph Mele Mele & Kandu ninnil kandu Music Anil Johnson
2015 Rajamma @ yahoo Raghu Rama Varma meghamani Music Bijibal
2015 Two countries Shafi (director) Chenthengin Chaarath Music Gopi Sundar
2016 Aal Roopangal CV Premkumar Thenmavin kombil Music Gemini Unnikrishnan
2016 Muttayikallanum Mmmaliyum Ambujaction Nambiar Venal kurumbinte Music Ratheesh Kannan
2016 Malgudy Days Vyshakh Sreeekumar love is falling Music Dr Praveen
2016 Chennai Koottam Pradeep Madhavan Pennu pennu Music Sajan K. Ram
2016 Kaattu Maakkaan Shallil Kallur Manassinnullil Music Murali Guruvayoor
2016 Ennul Aayiram (TAMIL) Krishna Kumar Kaadhal Kolluthadi Music Gopi Sundar
2016 MA CHU KA Jayan Vannery Maanasam Music Gopi Sundar
2016 Oru Murai Vanth Paarthaya Saajan K Mathew Arikil Pathiye Music Vinu Thomas
2016 Aadupuliyattam Kannan Thaamarakkulam Chilum Chilum Chil Music Ratheesh Vegha
2016 Happy Wedding Omar Thenni Thenni Music Arun Muraleedharan
2016 Varna Vasathangal Padmakrishnan Aarum Ariyathe Music Anand Madhusoodanan
2016 Karinkunnam sixes Deepu Karunakaran Medappoo pattum chutti Music Rahul Raj
2016 Oppam Priyadarshan Palanaalaay Music '4Musics'
2016 Mudmaza Jeyin Raj Ee malarvaadiyi Music Mohan Sithara
2016 Swarnakaduva Jose Thomas Mailanchi medu vaaazhum Music Ratheesh Vegha
2016 Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan Nadirsha Azhake azhake Music Nadirsha
2016 Gemini Baburaj Jeevitham ithu Music Shaan Rahman
2016 Jomonte Suvisheshangal Sathyan Anthikad Neelakaasam Music Vidyasagar
2016 Fukri Sidhique Konji va Kanmani Music Sudheep Elayidom
2017 1971 Beyond Borders Major Ravi Sarhade ]] Music Najim Arshad
2017 Engeyum Naniruppen Benny Thomas Vinnulaga & Knavukal Music Afzal Yusuf
2017 Achayans Kannan Thamarakkulam Kaana Chirakutharoo Music Ratheesh Vegha
2017 Viswa Vikhyatharaya Payyanmar Rajesh Kannankara Ni en nenjil Music Arun Ram
2017 Role Models Raffi Theru There Music Gopi Sundar
2017 Matchbox Sivaram Mony Orayiram Music Bijibal
2017 Sherlock Toms Shafi (director) Eeswarante pambaram Music Bijibal
2017 History Of Joy Vishnu Govindan Maari Peyyuna Music Jovey George Sujo
2017 Meezan Jabbar Chemmadu En Khalbile Music 4musics
2017 Chembarathi poovu Arun Vaiga Aaro Music Raakesh
2017 Vimaanam Pradeep M Nair Vaaniluyare Music Gopi Sundar
2018 Aadhi Jithu Joseph Sooryane , Mizhiyoram & Piriyum Music Anil Johnson
2018 kalyanam Rajesh Nair Mazhamukile Music Prakash Alex
2018 Theneechayum Peerankippadayum Haridas Irumizhiyil Music Thej Mervin
2018 Khaleefa Mubi Huque Mekhamaala & Allahu allahu Music DeviKrishna
2018 Pranayatheertham Dinu Gopal Kandittumenthe Music Ambalappuzha Vijayan
2018 Angane Njanum Premichu Rajiv Varghese Snehithano Music Hesham Abdul Wahab
2018 nalla vishesham ajithan nin mizhiyil & nin snehamennumen music Rex Isaacs
2018 Ente Ummante Peru Jose Sebastian Sancharamay Sancharamay Music Gopi Sundar
2019 Neeyum Njanum A. K. Sajan Ishq Kondu Music Vinu Thomas
2019 Irupathiyonnaam noottaandu Arun Gopy indindarangal Music Gopi Sunder
2019 Gramavasis BN Shajeer sha Oru Pakal Music Prince Rex & Sooraj S Nair
2019 Kalikoottukar pK Baaburaj neeyoral Music Vinu Thomas
2019 Mr.Mrs Rowdy Jeethu Joseph puthiya vazhi Music Arun Vijay
2019 Rakshapurushan Coral Reef Productions Pranayam En Kanavil Music: Jibin George Sebastian
2019 Prakashante Metro Haseena Suneer Mazhamukiletho Music Rahul Subrahmanyan
2019 Oru Yamandan Premakadha BC Noufal Kanno Nilakaayal Music Nadirsha
2019 Childrens Park Shafi (director) Enthoram Enthoram Music Arun Raj
2019 My Great Grandfather Aneesh Anwar kannil kannil Music Vishnu Mohan Sithara
Year Film Director Song Other Note(s)
2017 1971 Beyond Borders Major Ravi Armaan Hazare Singer: Hariharan
2017 1971 Beyond Borders Major Ravi Sarhade Singer: Najim Arshad

Albums[edit]

Year Language Album Song Music Lyrics
2011 Malayalam Meghamalhar Malharile Venmeghame Damodar Narayanan Adarsh
2012 Tamil I'm Here Idhayanila Haarith Shahzad Dr Rajesh Thirumala
2014 Malayalam Olangalkkumappuram Thaalathiladum Akhil S Kiran Mahesh Gopal
2015 Malayalam Mi Adhyathe Love Manjupoloru Pennu Aswin Jose Aswin Jose
2015 Tamil Anbe En kadhal anbe ni asai Najim Arshad Dr Rajesh thirumala
2017 Malayalam Madhumozhi Madhumozhi Appu John Joe Paul
2018 Malayalam Joanna En Manassil liJO Mathew Linku Abraham
2018 Malayalam Olathil Thalathil Olathil Thalathil Josy Alappuzha Beeyar Prasad

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Idea Star Singer 2007". The Hindu. 25 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Ishal Thenkanam: Najim Arshad 18 July 2015 Full Episode". Kairali TV. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Hitting the high notes". The Hindu. Nita Sathyendran. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Campus News". The Hindu. Staff Reporter. Retrieved 15 June 2006.
  5. ^ "Mimic who sang to fame" (P.K. Ajith Kumar). The Hindu. 15 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Video Interview with Rehma - Singer Najim Arshad's Mother". Webindia123.com (in Malayalam). Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Hitting the high notes". The Hindu. Nita Sathyendran. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Singer Najim Arshad Marries Dentist Thazni Thaha". Anu James. IB Times. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  9. ^ Nita Sathyendran. "Hitting the high notes". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  10. ^ "For the love of music". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  11. ^ Meera Manu. "Musical Infusions". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Notes Of Change". Athira.M. The Hindu. 27 December 2012.
  1. ^ "Indywood Award"||url=http://expressnews.asia/tap-global-market-for-music-sohan-roy-tells-indian-film-industry/%7C
  2. ^ "Ramu Karyattu Award". International Business Times. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ "EFA Award 2015". Najim Arshad Official Page. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Kairali Asiavision Movie Awards 2014: New Sensation in Singing - Najim Arshad". Kairali TV. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Asiavision Awards 2014 winners". KeralaTV.in.
  6. ^ "Kerala Film Critics Association Awards 2013". New Indian Express. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015.

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