Premgi Amaren

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Prem Amaren
Birth namePrem Kumar Gangai Amaren
Also known asPremgi Amaren, Prem G, Manga premji
Born (1979-02-25) 25 February 1979 (age 39)
Occupation(s)Film actor, composer, music director, singer
Years active2006–present

Prem Kumar Gangai Amaren. (born 25 February 1979), better known as Manga Premji Amaran, is an Indian playback singer, film composer, songwriter and actor. Son of veteran film composer and singer Gangai Amaran, he often composes rap songs in Tamil cinema and is known for his comical performances in his elder brother Venkat Prabhu's films Chennai 600028, Saroja, Goa and Mankatha.[1] His stage name, Premgi, is actually a spelling error, as it is meant to be "Prem G.", (the G referring to his father's name).[2]


In 1997, Premgi planned to enter the film industry as a director with a project titled Wanted starring Venkat Prabhu and S. P. B. Charan. The film, which had Yuvan Shankar Raja as music composer and Gangai Amaren and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam as comedians, did not complete shoot.[3]

Primarily interested in composing music, Premgi then started his career as an assistant to film music composer and his cousin Yuvan Shankar Raja,[4] turning a playback singer, singing mostly the rap portions in Yuvan Shankar Raja's compositions,[2] before working with other music composers as well. Working with Yuvan Shankar Raja, he also remixed some of his compositions for the soundtrack albums, the first being "Loosu Penne" from the film Vallavan.[5]

In 2006, however, he made his acting debut in Silambarasan's Vallavan as the heroine's friend, following which he starred in his brother Venkat Prabhu's directorial debut Chennai 600028 (2007), in which he played the role of Seenu. The movie went on to become the year's biggest summer blockbuster, establishing Premgi as a comedy actor.[6] He joined with his brother for his next film Saroja, which fetched him accolades for his performance as Ganesh Kumar.

He appeared as a lead character in Venkat Prabhu's Goa (2010), before going on to make further appearances in Mankatha (2011) and Settai (2013). In 2013, he made his Malayalam debut in North 24 Kaatham.[1] In the upcoming Maanga, he plays the lead character and also works as the music composer.[4] He currently acts in Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings, which is a sequel of the super-hit movie Chennai 600028.[7]


In 2005, he became an independent music director with Gnabagam Varuthe, starring his brother.[5] After that, he composed for Agathiyan's Nenjathai Killathe and for Thozha, in which he played one of the leading roles as well. Apart from film music, he composed music for an episode titled Planet Galatta II – Adra Sakkae on a Singapore satellite channel.[5]

Amaren composed a song with singer Suresh Peters called "The One Anthem", and it was made as a tribute to the legend Michael Jackson.[8]


Premgi is the son of veteran director and musician Gangai Amaran, and the younger brother of film director and actor Venkat Prabhu. Film composer Ilaiyaraaja is his uncle, while Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja and Bhavatharini are his cousins.


As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Kanda Naal Mudhal Himself Special appearance
2006 Vallavan
2007 Chennai 600028 Seenu
Satham Podathey
2008 Thozha
Santosh Subramaniam Sekhar
Sathyam Bora
Saroja Ganesh Kumar Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
Silambattam Special appearance
2010 Goa Saamikannu
2011 Mankatha Prem Edison Award for Best Comedian
ITFA Best Supporting Actor Award
2012 Podaa Podi Special appearance
2013 Onbadhule Guru Charles
Settai Cheenu
North 24 Kaatham Vyomkesh Malayalam film
Biriyani Parasuram
2014 Vadacurry Special appearance
Salim Himself Special appearance
Theriyama Unna Kadhalichitten Himself Special appearance
2015 MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal Guest appearance
Masss Jetli
Maanga Shiva
Yatchan Himself Guest appearance
2016 Narathan Narathan
Chennai 600028 II Seenu
2017 Mupparimanam Himself Cameo appearance
2018 Tamizh Padam 2 Himself Special appearance
Simba Filming
RK Nagar Filming
Takkar Filming and Music Director

As music director[edit]

Year Tamil Other languages Notes
2005 Gnabagam Varuthe
2006 Thunichal
2008 Nenjathai Killadhe
Nannusire (Kannada)
2009 Adhe Neram Adhe Idam
Kasko (Telugu)
2014 Ennamo Nadakkudhu
2015 Maanga
2016 Achamindri
2018 Party
RK Nagar[9]


Song Film Notes
Chitti Nadumune Gudumba Shankar
Boom Boom Raam (2005 film)
Kannum Kannum Thirupaachi
Thee Pidikka Arinthum Ariyamalum
Saroja Saman Nikkalo Chennai 600028
Rendupakkam Singamda Thozha
Pushing it hard Kanda Naal Mudhal
Panivizhum Kaalam Manathodu Mazhaikalam
Oru Nayagan Thozha
Orampo Naina Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu
Naanga Beeru Kudichaa Nenjathai Killadhe
Ada Gada Gada Sathyam
Machi Open the bottle Mankatha
Kattukadanga Puyalena Veyilodu Vilayadu
Jalsa Chennai 600028
Kaalathukku etta Gana Velai
Theera Theera Onbadhula Guru
Loosu Penne (Club Mix) Vallavan Remixed by Premgi Amaren
Kannai Vittu Kann Imaigal (Remix) Pattiyal Remixed by Premgi Amaren
Jalsa (Remix) Chennai 600028 Remixed by Premgi Amaren
Goa (Club Mix) Goa Remixed by Premgi Amaren
Vilayadu Mankatha (Extended Dance Mix) Mankatha Remixed by Premgi Amaren
Nahnh Na Nah (Extended Dance Mix) Biriyani Remixed by Premgi Amaren
Therikidhu Masss (Gasa Gasa Mix) Masss Remixed by Premgi Amaren
Mississippi "Biriyani (film)"
All songs Nannusire-2008(Kannada) Music director


International Tamil Film Awards


  1. ^ a b Premji Amaren makes his Malayalam debut!
  2. ^ a b Happy Birthday Premji – Tamil Movie News
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b Premji's M'Wood bound | Deccan Chronicle
  5. ^ a b c Premji: Acting Vs Music – Tamil Movie News
  6. ^ "Cinema News | Movie Reviews | Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz". Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  7. ^ Actor Premgi Amaren talks about how to celebrate a party
  8. ^ "Tribute to the King of Pop". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  9. ^ "'RK Nagar is not a political film'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  10. ^ "Shaam joins Venkat Prabhu's Party". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-09-26.

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