Sid Sriram

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Sid Sriram
Sid Sriram
Sid Sriram
Background information
Birth nameSidharth Sriram
Born (1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 30)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OriginIndian-American
GenresR&B, Carnatic
Occupation(s)
Years active2010 – present

Sidharth Sriram (born 19 May 1990[1]), popularly known as Sid Sriram is an Indian-American music producer, playback singer, and songwriter. He is an R&B songwriter,has flim industry named sid industry in chennai singer and performer,[2][3] and works predominantly in the Tamil and Telugu music industry while also working in a few Kannada, Malayalam film productions.[4] He regularly collaborates with Bharata Natyam dancer, his sister Pallavi Sriram, and music directors.[5]

Early life[edit]

Sid Sriram was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to Tamil speaking family. He moved with his parents to California when he was a year old, and he grew up in Fremont. His musical skills were nurtured by his mother, Latha Sriram, a carnatic music teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area.[6] He simultaneously started picking up R&B. After graduating from Mission San Jose High School.In 2008, he joined the Berklee College of Music and graduated in music production and engineering.[7] Since his graduation, he has been regularly visiting India and performing carnatic concerts, including as a part of the December Music season - Marghazhi Utsavam. Since then, he has moved back to India and currently lives in the town of Mylapore. [8]

Career[edit]

He gained popularity in India with the song Adiye sung for the soundtrack of Kadal (2013) composed by A. R. Rahman.[9] He won the Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer for his rendition of "Ennodu Nee Irunthaal" for the soundtrack of I (2015).[10]

Thalli Pogathey in Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada,[11] Vellipomaake in Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo, Maruvaarthai in Enai Noki Paayum Thota, Undiporaadhey in Husharu,[12] Arerey Manasa in Falaknuma Das, Adiga Adiga in Ninnu Kori and Inkem Inkem Inkem Kaavaale in Geetha Govindam, High On Love in Pyaar Prema Kaadhal , Ennadi Maayavi Nee in Vada Chennai , Ennodu Nee Irundhaal in I, Adiye from Kadal Maate Vinadhuga in Taxiwaala, Kadalalle in Dear Comrade, Parayuvaan from Ishq , Samajavaragamana in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo , Visiri in Enai Noki Paayum Thota,[13] Maguva Maguva in Vakeel Saab, Naa Kanulu Yepudu[14] of Rang De have all been notable songs. He also recently worked in some Malayalam songs like Uyire from Gauthamante Radham. He has even released a Single Album Po Po Yen which was composed by A.H.Kaashif. It was released on Valentines Day 2017 which is February 14 2017.

He would later making his foray into music composition, where he would compose for ace director Mani Ratnam's production, Vaanam Kottatum, which is directed by Mani's former assistant and director of Padaiveeran, Dhana Sekaran.[15]

Discography[edit]

Composer[edit]

Year Film Director Language Notes Ref
2019 Vaanam Kottattum Dhana Sekaran Tamil [16]

Playback singing/Vocalist[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Song Composer
2013 Kadal "Adiye" A. R. Rahman
2015 I "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal"
"Ennodu Nee Irundhaal"(Reprise)
2015 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan "Yennai Mattrum Kadhale" Anirudh Ravichander
2016 24 "Mei Nigara" A. R. Rahman
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada "Thalli Pogathey"
Kavalai Vendam "Nee Tholaindhaayo" Leon James
Kattappavae Kaanom "Hey Penne" Santhosh Dhayanidhi
Rum "Alladhe Siragiye" Anirudh Ravichander
2017 Enai Noki Paayum Thota "Maruvaarthai" Darbuka Siva
Veera "Verrattaama Verratturiye" Leon James
Single Album "Po Po Yen" A H Kaashif
Yaadhumagi Nindraai "Aagayam Thaayaga" Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy
Server Sundaram "Kannal Modhadhey" Santhosh Narayanan
Sachin: A Billion Dreams (D) "Sachin Sachin" A. R. Rahman
"Kalam Salaam" Ghibran
Mersal "Maacho" A. R. Rahman
Meyaadha Maan "Nee Mattum Podhum" Pradeep Kumar
2018 Tik Tik Tik "Kurumba" D. Imman
Pyaar Prema Kaadhal "High on Love" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Single Album "Kaadhal" A H Kaashif
Independent Single "Kannil Mazhai" B Prasanna
Adhitri "Chinnanjiru Kiliye" Sid Sriram
Kanaa "Oonjala" Dhibu Ninan Thomas
Vidhi Madhi Ultaa "Un Nerukkam" Ashwin Vinayagamoorthi
2.0 "Endhira Logathu Sundariye" A. R. Rahman
"Raajaali"
Vada Chennai "Ennadi Maayavi Nee" Santhosh Narayanan
Sarkar "OMG Ponnnu" A. R. Rahman
Kaatrin Mozhi "Po Urave" A H Kaashif
Viswasam "Kannaana Kanney" D. Imman
2019 LKG "Tamizh Anthem Song" Leon James
Thadam "Inaye" Arun Raj
Airaa "Kaariga" Sundaramurthy KS
Uriyadi 2 "Vaa Vaa Penne" Govind Vasantha
Mr. Local "Nee Nenacha" Hiphop Tamizha
Monster "Anthi Maalai" Justin Prabhakaran
Bakrid "Aalanguruvigala" D. Imman
Pancharaaksharam "Theerathe" sundharamurthy KS
Oththa Seruppu Size 7 "Kulirudha Pulla" Santhosh Narayanan
NGK "Anbae Peranbae" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Angelina "Oru Naal" D. Imman
Jasmine "Lesa Valichudha" C.Sathya
Dear Comrade (Dubbed version) "Pularaadha" Justin Prabhakaran
Kadaram Kondan "Thaarame Thaarame" Ghibran
Gorilla "Yaaradiyo" Sam C.S.
Namma Veettu Pillai Unkoodave Porakkanum (Brother's Version)" D. Imman
Adithya Varma "Yaen Ennai Pirindhai" Radhan
"Yaarumilla"
2020 Vaanam Kottattum "Kannu Thangom" Sid Sriram
"Easy Come Easy Go"
"Poova Thalaiyaa"
"En Uyir Kaatre"
"Thinam Thinam"
"Mannava"
Thamilarasan "Thamizhanoda Veeramellaam" Ilaiyaraaja
Psycho "Unna Nenachu"
"Neenga Mudiyuma"
Oh My Kadavule "Kadhaippoma" Leon James
Dharala Prabhu "Kaadhal Theevey" Sean Roldan
Maara "Yaar Azhaippadhu " Ghibran
Takkar "Nira" Nivas K. Prasanna
Murungakkai chips "Edho Solla" Dharan Kumar
Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee "Mudhal nee mudivum nee"(title track) Dharan Kumar
2021 Bhoomi "Uzhava" D. Imman
Naduvan "Kaalai Athikaalai" Dharan Kumar
Thalli Pogathey "Idhayaidhaya" Gopi Sundar
WWW(Dubbed version) "Maehaveli" Simon K. King
Anbirikiniyal "Sanjaaram" Javed Riyaz
99 Songs "Jwalaamukhi(Reprise)" A.R.Rahman
Marutha "Ilama irunthu enakku" Ilaiyaraaja
Teddy "En Iniya Thanimaye" D. Imman
Pisasu 2 TBA TBA

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Song Composer
2013 Kadali "Yadike" A. R. Rahman
2015 I "Nuvvunte Naa Jathaga"
"Nuvvunte Naa Jathaga"(Reprise)
2016 24 "Manasuke"
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo "Vellipomaakey"
2017 Ninnu Kori "Adiga Adiga" Gopi Sundar
Adirindi "Maayo" A. R. Rahman
2018 Geetha Govindam "Inkem Inkem" Gopi Sundar
"Vachindamma"
Neevevaro "Vennela Vennela" Achu Rajamani
Shailaja Reddy Alludu "Egiregirey" Gopi Sundar
Devadas "Emo Emo Emo" Mani Sharma
Nawaab "Praaptham" A. R. Rahman
Husharu "Undiporaadhey" Radhan
"Undiporaadhey"(Sad)
Taxiwaala "Maate Vindhuga" Jakes Bejoy
Sarkar "Vulikithe Vudhyamam" A. R. Rahman
"OMG Pilla"
2.0 "Yanthara Lokapu"
Padi Padi Leche Manasu "Emai Poyave" Vishal Chandrashekhar
2019 Suryakantham "Inthena Inthena" Mark K Robin
"Nenena Nenena"
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi "Mella Mellaga" Judah Sandhy
NGK "Prema O Prema" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Dear Comrade "Kadalalle" Justin Prabhakaran
Falaknuma Das "Aarerey Manasa" Vivek Sagar
Rakshasudu "Chinni Chinni" Ghibran
Gang Leader "Ninnu Choose" Anirudh Ravichander
Madhanam "Yegire Yegire" Ron Ethan Yohann
Tholu Bommalata "Manasaara"(Male) Suresh Bobbli
"Manasaara"(Duet)
Thoota "Maruvaali" Darbuka Siva
"Yetu Manam"
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo "Samajavaragamana"(Male) S. Thaman
Choosi Choodangaane "Nee Parichayamutho" Gopi Sundar
Raahu "Emo Emo" Praveen Lakkaraju
Nishabdham "Ninne Ninne" Gopi Sundar
Orey Bujjiga "Ee Maya Peremito" Anup Rubens
"Kalalu Choosina"
Solo Brathuke So Better "Hey Idhi Nenena" S. Thaman
2021 30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela "Neeli Neeli Aakasham" Anup Rubens
Sashi "Okey Oka Lokam" Arun Chiluveru
Rang De "Nee Kanulu Yepudu" Devi Sri Prasad
Vakeel Saab "Maguva Maguva" S. Thaman
Most Eligible Bachelor "Manasa Manasa" Gopi Sundar
SR Kalyanamandapam "Choosale Kallaara" Chaitan Bharadwaj
Varudu Kaavalenu "Kola Kalle Ilaa" Vishal Chandrashekhar
Kanaledhe Nuvvani "Kanaledhe Nuvvani" Jadhav Ayaan
Nuvvante Nenani "Nammave Cheli" Varikuppala Yadagiri
Miles Of Love "Theliyadhe" PR Druvan
WWW "Nailu Nadi" Simon K. King
Ishq "Anandhamaanandha Madhike" Mahathi Swara Sagar
Nallamala "Yemunnave Pilla" PR
Ardhashathabdam "Ye Kannulu Choodani" Nawfal Abdelkadar
99 Songs "Jwalamukhi"(Reprise) A. R. Rahman
"Nee Choope Naaku"
Aakaasha Veedhullo "Ayyayyayyo Ayyayyayyo" Judah Sandhy

Malayalam[edit]

Film Song Composer
2019 Dear Comrade "Madhu Pole Peytha Mazhaye" Justin Prabhakaran
Ishq "Parayuvaan" Jakes Bejoy
Manoharam "Akale" Sanjeev T
2020 Gauthamante Radham "Uyire" Ankit Menon
Maniyarayile Ashokan "Olu" Sreehari K Nair
2021 Thala "Poonkodiye" Ankit Menon

Kannada[edit]

Film Song Composer
2019 Dear Comrade "Kadalanthe Kaada Kannu" Justin Prabhakaran
2021 Tom & Jerry "Hayagide" Mathews Manohar
Bhajarangi 2 "Nee Sigoovaregu" Arjun Janya

Awards and nominations[edit]

Film Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Song Film Music Director Nominated / Won Ref.
2016 63rd Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male ''Ennodu Ne Irudhaal'' I A. R. Rahman Won [17]
5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer Male Nominated
2017 64th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer - Male ''Mei Nigara'' 24 Nominated [18]
6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer - Male ''Thalli Pogathey'' Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Nominated
Asiavision Awards Best Playback Singer - Male (Tamil) Won
2018 65th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male ''Macho'' Mersal Nominated [19]
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Won [20]
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer - Male ''Adiga Adiga'' Ninnu Kori Gopi Sundar Nominated [21]
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Male Playback Singer (Telugu) Nominated [22]
2019 Behindwoods Gold Medals Voice of the year ''High on Love'' Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Yuvan Shankar Raja Won
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male Won [23]
SIIMA Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated [24]
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer ''Inkem Inkem'' Geetha Govindam Gopi Sundar Won [25]
8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Male Playback Singer (Telugu) Nominated [26]
2020 Zee Cine Awards Tamil Best Playback Singer - Male "Kannaana Kanney" Viswasam D. Imman Won [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzE_T1LewNM
  2. ^ "Sid Sriram Reflects On His Self-Evolution In New "Moments of Weakness" Video". The Fader. 9 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Video: Sid Sriram, "SAGETRON"". The Fader. 5 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Margazhi, here I come". The Hindu. 16 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Music struck a dominant note". The Hindu. 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ "'He's on song and loving it'". The Hindu. 5 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Being an Indian kid in the USA, I was exposed to so many kinds of music". Rediff.com. 24 January 2013.
  8. ^ Jyothsna. "The Environment Ar Rahman Sir Creates Is Spiritually Uplifting and Calm". Behindwoods. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  9. ^ "From Berklee to singing for Rahman". Rediff.com. 24 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Winners: 63rd Filmfare South Awards". The Times of India. 19 June 2016.
  11. ^ "I knew Thalli Pogathey was going to be special". The Times of India. 14 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Sid Sriram About Undiporaadhey Song". guitaa.com/. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Who Is Enpt's Music Director? Any Guesses?". Behindwoods. 31 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Sid Sriram's Naa Kanulu Yepudu song released – LyricsLAB". LyricsLAB. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  15. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (24 August 2019). "Sid Sriram on turning composer with Mani Ratnam's Vaanam Kottatum and much more". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Sid Sriram on turning composer with Mani Ratnam's 'Vaanam Kottatum' and much more". The Hindu. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Winners: 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". Times of India. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  18. ^ "TAMIL NOMINATIONS FOR FILMFARE AWARDS SOUTH 2017". Filmfare. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  19. ^ "TAMIL NOMINATIONS FOR FILMFARE AWARDS SOUTH 2018". Filmfare. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  20. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2018 – Tamil winners list and photos: Vijay's Mersal tops list with 5 honours". International Business Times. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  21. ^ "65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018: Official list of nominations". Times of India. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  22. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nomination list out: Date, place of 7th edition revealed". International Business Times. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  23. ^ "66th Yamaha Fascino Filmfare Awards South 2019: Complete winners' list (Tamil)". The Times of India. 22 December 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  24. ^ "SIIMA 2019 Nominations: See Full List Of Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam & Kannada Film Industry". The Live Mirror. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  25. ^ "Winners of the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  26. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2019: Here's a complete list of nominees". The Times of India. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  27. ^ "Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020 winners list: Ajith, Kamal Haasan, Dhanush won these honours". International Business Times. 5 January 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2020.

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