Ranjith (singer)

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Ranjith
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Ranjith performing at Sangarsh
Background information
Birth name Ranjith K. Govind
Born (1977-02-21) 21 February 1977 (age 40)[1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Origin Kerala, India
Genres Playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer, composer
Years active 2002–present
Website www.singerranjith.com

Ranjith also known as K.G. Ranjith is an Indian playback singer, working in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada film industries.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Ranjith was born in Chennai, India into a Malayali family, hailing from Kalluvazhi, Kerala.[4] He grew up listening to various kinds of music. He used to stay in a locality where there were many Keralites, and had a chance to participate in the local programs there. Later, a family friend suggested that he be trained in classical music. He learned Hindustani music and Carnatic music. He was trained by Vidwan Cuddalore Subramanian, K. S. Kanakasingam, Trichur P. Ramankutty and P. S. Narayana Swamy.[5] He became popular when he won the Sun TV Saptha Swarangal singing contest in 2001.[5] He is married to a trained Bharata Naatiyam dancer, Reshmi Menon. He has a daughter named Ria.

Career[edit]

Mani Sharma introduced Ranjith as a playback singer, calling him to sing the song "Adugu Adugu" for the Telugu film Bobby (2002) alongside accomplished singer, Hariharan. Ranjith's first Tamil song was "Hey Penne" from Aasai Aasaiyai (2002), also composed by Mani Sharma.[5] However, the song which gained Ranjith popularity was "Suppose" from the film Sukran (2005). In 2007, he sang his first song in his mother tongue Malayalam, "Innoru Paattonnu Paadaan" for the film Kilukkam Kilukilukkam.[5] Ranjith was nominated for the Best Male Playback Singer prize in the Telugu category at the 56th Filmfare Awards South for the song "Entavaraku" from Gamyam (2009).

In 2005, Ranjith composed, arranged and performed an ensemble of Ayyappa Namaskara Slokas that was compiled into an album titled Saranam Ayyappa.[1][6] He further composed and arranged the music for the dance ensemble Panchamukhi.[7] He has worked often with Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vidyasagar and other music directors in Tamil.

Songs[edit]

Song Movie Singers Year Language
My love is gone Aarya 2 Ranjith Telugu
Sairo sairo Baadshah Ranjith Telugu
Kanamullal Salt N' Pepper Ranjith, Shreya
Soodaamani Arul Ranjith, Shalini
Unnalae Thoogam Athu Oru Kanaa Kaalam Malathi, Ranjith
Puthusa Nenachikittu Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy Ranjith, Tippu
Osthara Pilisthunara Chinna Devan, Karthik, Ranjith
Pattam Poochi Chithiram Pesuthadi Ranjith, Timmy
Naan Thaan Kadavulada Jithan Ranjith
Haiyaiyo Kadhalae En Kadhalae Prayog, Ranjith, Timmy
Uyir Priyum Kalvanin Kadhali Ranjith
Karka Kasadara Karka Kasadara Ranjith
Aadhivasi Naane Kedi Ranjith, Shreya Ghosal
Kunguma Poovae Kedi Chinmayi, Ranjith
Masala Maharani Kusthi Priyadarshini, Ranjith
Dum Irundha Munnaley Vaa Madhu Karthik, Naveen, Ranjith
Immathundhu Manasu Madhu Malathi, Ranjith
Mayavi Mayavi Mayavi Chitra, Devi Sri Prasad, Ranjith
Aarai Adi Naalai Ranjith, Ritta, Tippu
Idhu Maaya Naalai Malgudi Subha, Ranjith, Tippu
Roatu Mela Oru Kaadhal Seiveer Malathi Lakshmanan, Ranjith
Geetha Mala Oru Kalluriyin Kadhai Devan, Ranjith, Sounder Rajan
Kangal Kandadhu1 Oru Kalluriyin Kadhai Ganga, Ranjith
Pangu Podu Oru Kalluriyin Kadhai Kay Kay, Ranjith
Yedho Nadakuthu Parijatham Karthika, Ranjith
Azhaghana Poigale Poi Ranjith
Varriya Pudhupettai Narayan, Naveen, Ranjith
Manidhan Solkindra Raam Ranjith, Vijay Yesudas, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Gumthalakkadi Gana Sandakozhi Ranjith
Khadal Keedal Saravana Ranjith, Reshmi, Simbhu
Suppose Sukran Ranjith, Vinaya
Marappu Potta Prathi Gnayiru 9 To 10.30 Ranjith
Sight Adicha Thullal Aishwarya, Ranjith
Kokkalanga Ullam Ranjith
Seithi Suda Suda Vaanam Vasappadum Ranjith
Tamil Theriyum Vanakkam Thalaiva Gayathri, Ranjith
Enjoy Chennai Kadhal Blazee, Ranjith
Kala E Kalpana, Ranjith, Sowmya
Mylapooru En Uyirinum Melaana Grace, Ranjith
Maiyaie Eppadikku Kaadhaludan Seenu Ranjith
Yaar Kadavulai Ilavattam Ranjith
Pana Jambavaan Janani, Ranjith
Punagaye Nenjil Jil Jil Ranjith
Mama Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhal Gayathri, Ranjith
Kaatru Thandayuthapani Ranjith
Patchi Thirudi Ranjith, Suchitra
Ennamma Kannu Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Karthik, Ranjith
Theriyaama Thiruvilayadal Aarambam Ranjith, Sujatha
Iiamai Embathu Aasai Aasaiyai Ranjith, Ravimariya, Tippu
Kanam Sivaka Aasai Aasaiyai Mahalakshmi Iyer, Ranjitha
Ye Penney Aasai Aasaiyai Ranjith
Kambedu Thadiyedu Earumugam Ranjith
Hey Sembaruthi Era Nilam Anuradha Sriram, Ranjith
Megam Karukudhu Era Nilam Ganga Sitharasu, Ranjith
Yendi Alaudin Ranjith
Yela Yela Arinthum Ariyamalum Ranjith
Panchu Mala Panchu Mala Banda Paramasivam Ranjith, Sujatha
Chella Kiliyo Chellame Anuradha Sriram, Ranjith
Uchanthalayil Ayul Regai Ranjith, Sriram
Mama Paiya Devathayai Kanden Ranjith
Hey Sembaruthi Era Nilam Anuradha Sriram, Ranjith
Megam Karukudhu Era Nilam Ganga Sitharasu, Ranjith
Appappa Ice Anupama Deshpande, Kalpana, Ranjith
Pidivatham Pidikathae Jananam Magathi,Ranjith
Keechu Keechu Kalavum Katru Mara Harini, Ranjith
Chinna Roja Kondu Kavithai Ganga, Ranjith
Oru Kottaikkul Kudaikhul Mazhai Antriya, Ranjith, Sujatha
Vattakkarupatti Neranjamanasu Aishwarya, Ranjith
Maama Maama Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali Gayathri, Ranjith
Naatu Sarakku Pudhukottayilirundhu Saravanan Dhanush, Lavanya, Ranjith
Pudhu Kadhal Pudhukottayilirundhu Saravanan Chinmayi, Ranjith
Karuppaana Kaiyale Thaamirabharani Chorus, Ranjith, Roshini
Hey! You Queen of Beauty Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Ranjith
Om Ennum Sabari Naveen, Rahul Nambiyar, Ranjith
Osama Osama Sabari Naveen, Ramanan A V, Ranjith
Thalai Suthuthae Maami Muni Ranjith
Jillendra Arya Ranjith, Rita
Malai Year Pogudhu Gaja Ranjith, Ganga
Adakkivasi Adakkivasi Maamadurai Michael Fenando, Ranjith, Reshmi
Neruppum Sivi Ranjith, Sunitha Sarathy
Rap Theme Sivi Bob, Ranjith, Subhiksha
Magic Magic Thollaipesi Ranjith
Uyire Uyire Malaikkotai Ranjith, Rita
Uyire Uyiree Malaikottai Ranjith
Kannukotta Malarinum Melliya Ranjith, Roshini
Vegam Vega Vegam Rajesh Vaidya, Ranjith, Haricharan
Yaedho Senja Rameshwaram Chinmayee, Ranjith
Kaalaiyilirundhu Maalai Varai Kazhugu2008 Ganga, Ranjith
Needhaana Needhaana Sadhu Miranda Ranjith, Swetha
Hello Hello Cell Phone Nenjathai Killathe Ranjith, Sunitha Swarthy
Rendupakkam Singadha Thozha Navneeth, Premji Gangai Amaran, Ranjith
Enge Nee Pidichirukku Abhijith Savanth, Mano, Ranjith, Lakshmi Roosal
Senthamizh Pesum Azhagu Juliet Santosh Subramaniam Andrea, Ranjith
Vuthattoram Iyakkam Swarnalatha, Malathi, Ranjith
Adaleru-Theme Arasangam Mega, Ranjith
Parthen Oru Nilavai Panthayam Ranjith
Kaase Nettru Indru Naalai Ranjith, Nithin
Oru Naalo Oru Polutho Nettru Indru Naalai Ranjith, Harshika
Krishna Krishna Ali Baba Ranjith, Sevea
Puthiya Parava Ondru Alibaba Ranjith, Sujatha
Kathal Sammatham Kee Moo Hema Ambika, Ranjith
Indha Payanathil – Male Poi Solla Porom Ranjith
Thirumbi Pogave Yennai Theriyuma Naveen, Ranjith
Ilamaiyin Vaasanai Mudhal Madhavi Anuradha Sriram, Ranjith
Hey Mama Mama Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan Ranjith
Alaipayudhey Guru En Aalu Karthik, Nrithya, Ranjith
Ummachi Newtonin Moondram Vidhi Ranjith, Shalini
Nee Oru Nesi Anuradha Sriram, Ranjith
Mannu Nee Sindhanai Sei Ranjith
Juram Kadhalna Summa Illai Anuradha Sriram, Ranjith
One Way Kadhalna Summa Illai Noel, Ranjith
Orampo Orampo Ainthaam Padai Arjith, Karthikeyan, Ranjith
Ennil Nooru Maatram Pattalam Ranjith, Shalini Singh
I Phone TN 07 AL 4777 Ranjith, Sangeetha Rajeshwaran
Oru Paarvaiyil Siva Manasula Sakthi Ranjith
Gramam Thedi Vaada Moscowin Kavery Tippu, Ranjith, Rita
Kalavaaniye Mayandi Kudumbathar Madhumitha, Ranjith
Doctor Mapillai Okya Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Ranjith, Naveen
Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Theme Song Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Ranjith, Saindhavi
Mazhaiye mazhaiye Eeram Ranjith
Saaral En Eeram Ranjith
Gandharvainin Kottai Renigunta Ranjith
Vaalu Paiyane Odipolama Anitha, Ranjith
Nee Otha Sollu Sollu Aval Peyar Thamizharasi Ranjith, Neetha
Naanayam I Naanayam Ranjith
Naanayam II Naanayam Ranjith
Kulirumika Aliyalaga Pournami Naagam Ranjith, Suchitra
Ennada Ninaicha Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam Ranjith & Vijay Yesudas 2003 Tamil
Om Muruga Bambara Kannaley Ranjith 2005 Tamil
Dole Dole Than Pokkiri Ranjith & Suchithra 2006 Tamil
Nee Mutham Ondru Pokkiri Ranjith & Shweta Mohan 2006 Tamil
Nee Mutham Ondru" (Remix) Pokkiri Ranjith & Suchitra 2006 Tamil
Yaro Yevalo Rendu Ranjith 2006 Tamil
Appa Amma Vilayattu Padikkadavan Ranjith & Saindhavi 2009 Tamil
Hey Rosu Rosu Padikkadavan Ranjith & Jaey 2009 Tamil
Hey Vetri Velaa Padikkadavan Ranjith & Naveen Madhav 2009 Tamil
Oru Punnagai Thane Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai Ranjith 2009 Tamil
Peliccan Paravaigal Thoranai Ranjith & Rahul & Rita & Jai 2009 Tamil
Vedi Vedi Saravedi Thoranai Ranjith & Navin 2009 Tamil
Ek Niranjan Ek Niranjan Ranjith 2009 Telugu
Goa Goa Krish & Ranjith & Tanvi & Suchitra & Chynk Showtyme & Pav Bundy 2010 Tamil
Fast Fooduthan Neeya Dhana Raj Nidimoru & Ranjith & Krishna DK 2010 Tamil
Adi Rakkamma Rakku Siruthai Ranjith & Suchitra & Roshan 2010 Tamil
Naan Romba Romba Siruthai Ranjith 2010 Tamil
Ready Readya Mappillai Ranjith & Saindhavi 2011 Tamil
Ennoda Raasi Mappillai Ranjith 2011 Tamil
Vilaiyaadu Mankatha Mankatha Ranjith & Yuvan Shankar Raja & Sucharita & Anita & Premgi Amaren 2011 Tamil
Poraney Poraney Vaagai Sooda Vaa Ranjith & Neha Bhasin 2011 Tamil
Sollitaley Ava Kaadhala Kumki (film) Ranjith & Shreya Ghoshal 2012 Tamil
Jabilli Nuvve Cheppamma Ramayya Vasthavayya Ranjith 2013 Telugu
Melala Vedikudhu Arrambam Vijay Yesudas & Ranjith & Shweta Mohan 2013 Tamil
Jingunamani Jingunamani Jilla Ranjith & Sunidhi Chauhan 2013 Tamil
Ninu Choodani Masala Ranjith & Shreya Ghosal 2013 Telugu
Paisa Paisa Paisa Ranjith & Rahul Nambiar & Karthik Kumar 2013 Telugu
Eeramai Eeramai Un Samayal Arayil Ranjith & Vibhavari Joshi 2014 Tamil
Bang Bang Bang Anjaan Ranjith 2014 Tamil
Prathi Chota Nake Swagatham Govindudu Andarivadele Ranjith 2014 Telugu
Bavagari Choope Govindudu Andarivadele Ranjith & Vijay Yesudas & Surmukhi & Sri Vardhini 2014 Telugu
Yaaralli soundu madodu Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Ranjith 2014 Kannada
One more time Temper (film) Ranjith & Lipsika 2015 Telugu
Therikkudhu Masss Masss Ranjith & Shankar Mahadevan & Yuvan Shankar Raja 2015 Tamil
Chinna Chinna Premam Ranjith & Aalap Raju 2015 Malayalam
Pazhaya Soru Thirunaal Ranjith & Namitha 2016 Tamil
Paavam Paavada Paavada Ranjith 2016 Malayalam
Snehitudo Babu Bangaram Ranjith 2016 Telugu

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.lakshmansruthi.com/profilesmusic/ranjith.asp
  2. ^ Rao, Subha J. (2 March 2006). "Making a song and dance". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Young guns of Kollywood". Times of India. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ranjith hails from Kerala". Filmi Beat. 
  5. ^ a b c d "On the right track". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "CDs for the season". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 7 January 2005. 
  7. ^ "Dance ensemble". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 30 January 2009. 

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