Sid Sriram

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Sid Sriram (born 19 May 1990) is an American music producer, playback dancer, and song writer of Indian origin. He is a R&B songwriter, singer and performer,[1][2] and works in the Tamil, Telugu film industries.[3] He regularly collaborates with Bharata Natyam dancer, Pallavi Sriram and music director [D Imman]].[4]

Early life[edit]

Sriram was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His parents moved with him 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.[5] 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.[6] Since his graduation, he has been regularly visiting India and giving Carnatic concerts, including as a part of the December Music season - Marghazhi Utsavam.[7]

Career[edit]

He shot to fame in India with the song "Adiye" sung for the soundtrack of Kadal (2013) composed by A. R. Rahman.[8] He won the Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer for his rendition of "Ennodu Nee Irunthaal" for the soundtrack of I (2015).[9]

"Thalli Pogathey" in "Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada", "Maru Vaarthai Pesathe" in "Enai Noki Paayum Thota", "Adiga Adiga" in "Ninnu Kori" and "Inkem Inkem Inkem Kaavaale" in "Geetha Govindam" , "High On Love" in "Pyaar Prema Kaadhal" and "Maate Vinadhuga" in "Taxiwaala" have been viral hits.[10][11] Sid Sriram has been working on his album "Insomniac Season" with multi platinum and multiple Grammy award winner, DJ Khaled.

Discography[edit]

Playback singing[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Year Song Film Composer
2012 "Adiye" Kadal A. R. Rahman
2014 "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal" I (film)
2015 "Yennai Mattrum Kadhale" Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Anirudh Ravichander
2016 "Mei Nigara" 24 A. R. Rahman
"Thalli Pogathey" Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada
"Nee Tholaindhaayo" Kavalai Vendam Leon James
"Hey Penne" Kattappavae Kaanom Santhosh Dhayanidhi
"Alladhe Siragiye" Rum Anirudh Ravichander
2017 "Maruvaarthai" Enai Noki Paayum Thota Darbuka Siva
"Verrattaama Verratturiye" Veera Leon James
"Po Po Yen" Single album A H Kaashif
"Aagayam Thaayaga" Yaadhumaagi Nindraai Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy
"Kannal Modhadhey" Server Sundaram Santhosh Narayanan
"Sachin Sachin" Sachin: A Billion Dreams A. R. Rahman
"Kalam Salaam" Ghibran
"Maacho" Mersal A. R. Rahman
"Nee Mattum Podhum" Meyaadha Maan Pradeep Kumar
"Un Nerukkam" Vidhi Madhi Ultaa Ashwin Vinayagamoorthi
"Endhira Logathu Sundariye" 2.0 A. R. Rahman
"Raajaali"
"Visiri" Enai Noki Paayum Thota Darbuka Siva
2018 "Kurumba" Tik Tik Tik D. Imman
"High on Love" Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Kaadhal" Single album A H Kaashif
"Inaye" Thadam Arun Raj
"Kannil Mazhai" Independent Single B Prasanna
"Chinnanjiru Kiliye" Adhitri Mahakavi Bharathiyar. Produced, Arranged by Sid Sriram
"Oonjala" Kanaa Dhibu Ninan Thomas
"Ennadi Maayavi Nee" Vada Chennai Santhosh Narayanan
"OMG Ponnu" Sarkar A. R. Rahman
"Yaaradiyo" Gorilla Sam C.S.
"Po Urave" Kaatrin Mozhi A H Kaashif
"Kannaana Kanney" Viswasam D Imman

Telugu[edit]

Year Song Film Composer
2012 "Yadike" Kadal A. R. Rahman
2015 "Nuvvunte Na Jathaga" I
"Nuvvunte Na Jathaga"(Reprise)
2016 "Vellipomaakey" Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo
"Manasuke" 24
2017 "Adiga Adiga" Ninnu Kori Gopi Sundar
"Maayo" Adirindi A. R. Rahman
2018 "Inkem Inkem Inkem Kaavaley" Geetha Govindam Gopi Sundar
"Vachindamma"
"Vennala Vennala" Neevevaro Prasan
"Egiregirey" Sailaja Reddy Alludu Gopi Sundar
"Emo Emo Emoo" Devadas Mani Sharma
"Praaptham" Nawab AR Rahman
"Undiporaadhey" Hushaaru Radhan
"Undiporaadhey"(Sad Version)
"Maate Vinadhuga" Taxiwala Jakes Bejoy
"Emai Poyave" Padi Padi Leche Manasu Vishal Chandrasekhar
"Vulikithe Vudhyamam" Sarkar A. R. Rahman
"OMG Pilla"
"Yanthara Lokapu Sundarive" 2.0
2019 "Inthenithena" Suryakantham Mark K Robin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sid Sriram Reflects On His Self-Evolution In New "Moments of Weakness" Video". www.thefader.com. 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Video: Sid Sriram, "SAGETRON"". www.thefader.com. 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ "'Margazhi, here I come'". thehindu.com. 16 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Music struck a dominant note". thehindu.com. 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ "'He's on song and loving it'". The Hindu. 5 January 2013.
  6. ^ "'Being an Indian kid in USA, I was exposed to so many kinds of music'". Rediff.com. 24 January 2013.
  7. ^ Jyothsna. "THE ENVIRONMENT RAHMAN SIR CREATES IS SPIRITUALLY UPLIFTING AND CALM". Behindwoods. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  8. ^ "From Berklee to singing for Rahman". Rediff.com. 24 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Winners: 63rd Filmfare South Awards". Timesof India. 19 June 2016.
  10. ^ "I knew Thalli Pogathey was going to be special". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 14 January 2017.
  11. ^ "WHO IS ENPT'S MUSIC DIRECTOR? ANY GUESSES?". www.behindwoods.com. 31 December 2016.

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