Sid Sriram

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Sid Sriram
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Sid Sriram
Background information
Born (1990-05-19) May 19, 1990 (age 29)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
GenresR&B, Carnatic
Occupation(s)Music producer, playback singer
Years active2011–present

Sid Sriram (born as Siddharth SriRam on 19 May 1990[1]) is an Indian-American music producer, playback singer, and songwriter. He is an R&B songwriter, singer and performer,[2][3] and works in the Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam film industries.[4] He regularly collaborates with Bharata Natyam dancers, his sister Pallavi Sriram, and music directors..[5]

Early life[edit]

Sriram was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 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.[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", "Maru Vaarthai Pesathe" in "Enai Noki Paayum Thota","Undiporaadhey" in "Husharu",[11] "Arere Manasa" in "Falaknuma Das","Adiga Adiga" in "Ninnu Kori" and "Inkem Inkem Inkem Kaavaale" in "Geetha Govindam" , "High On Love" in "Pyaar Prema Kaadhal" , "Enadi mayavi nee" in Vadachennai, "Maate Vinadhuga" in "Taxiwaala" , "Parayuvaan" from "Ishq" and "Samajavaragamana" in "Ala Vaikunthapurramloo" have been notable songs. He also recently worked in some Malayalam songs.[12][13]

Sriram 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.[14]

Discography[edit]

Composer[edit]

Year Film Director Language Notes Ref
2019 Vaanam Kottattum Dhana Sekaran Tamil [15]

Playback singing[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
Yaadhumaagi 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
Enai Noki Paayum Thota "Visiri" Darbuka Siva
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" Mahakavi Bharathiyar. Produced, Arranged by 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
Gorilla "Yaaradiyo" Sam C. S.
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 Nanacha" Hiphop Tamizha
Monster "Anthi maalai" Justin Prabhakaran
Bakrid "Aalanguruvigala" D. Imman
Panchaksharam "Theerathe" sundharamurthy KS
Otha Serupu "kuliruthu pulla" Santhosh Narayanan
NGK "Anbe Peranbe" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Angelina "oru naal" D.Imman
Jasmine "Lesa Valichudha" C.Sathya
Dear Comrade (Dubbed version) "Pularaddha" Justin Prabhakaran
Kadaram Kondan "Tharame Tharame" 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"
Thamilarasan "Thamizhanoda Veeramellaam" Ilaiyaraaja
Psycho "Unna Nenachu"
"Neenga Mudiyuma"
2020 Teddy "En Iniya Thanimaye" D. Imman

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Song Composer(s) Co-Singer(s) Note(s)
2013 Kadali "Yadike" A. R. Rahman Dubbed
2015 I "Nuvvunte Na Jathaga" Dubbed
"Nuvvunte Na Jathaga"(Reprise) Dubbed
2016 Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo "Vellipomaakey"
24 "Manasuke" Dubbed
2017 Ninnu Kori "Adiga Adiga" Gopi Sundar
Adirindi "Maayo" A. R. Rahman Dubbed
2018 Geetha Govindam "Inkem Inkem Inkem" Gopi Sundar
"Vachindamma"
Neevevaro "Vennala Vennala" Achu Rajamani
Sailaja Reddy Alludu "Egiregirey" Gopi Sundar
Devadas "Emo Emo Emoo" Mani Sharma
Nawab "Praaptham" AR Rahman Dubbed
Hushaaru "Undiporaadhey" Radhan
"Undiporaadhey"(Sad)
Taxiwaala "Maate Vinadhuga" Jakes Bejoy
Padi Padi Leche Manasu "Emai Poyave" Vishal Chandrasekhar
Sarkar "Vulikithe Vudhyamam" A. R. Rahman Dubbed
"OMG Pilla"
2.0 "Yanthara Lokapu Sundarive" Dubbed
2019 Suryakantam "Inthena Inthena" Mark K Robin
"Nenena Nenena"
ABCD – American Born Confused Desi "Mellaga Mellaga" Judah Sandhy
NGK "Prema O Prema" Yuvan Shankar Raja Dubbed
Falaknuma Das "Aarerey Manasa" Vivek Sagar
Dear Comrade "Kadalalle" Justin Prabhakaran
Rakshasudu "Chinni Chinni Chinukulu" Ghibran
Gang Leader "Ninnu Chuse Anandamlo" Anirudh Ravichander
Madhanam "Yegire Yegire" Ron Ethan Yohann Chinmayi (Humming)
Thoota "Maruvaali" Darbuka Siva Dubbed
"Yetu Manam Pogalam" Shashaa Tirupati Dubbed
Tholu bommalata "Manasaara"(Male) Suresh Bobbili
"Manasaara"(Duet) Chinmayi
Raahu "Emo Emo" Praveen Lakkaraju
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramloo "Samajavaragamana"(Male Version) S. Thaman
Choosi Choodangaane "Nee Parichayamutho" Gopi Sundar
Nishabdham "Ninne Ninne"
30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela "Neeli Neeli Aakasham" Anup Rubens Sunitha Upadrashta
Kanaledhe Nuvvani "Kanaledhe Nuvvani Title Song" Jadhav Ayaan

Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Song Composer
2019 Dear Comrade "Madhu Pole Peytha Mazhaye" Justin Prabhakaran
Ishq "Parayuvaan" Jakes Bejoy
Manoharam "Akale" Sanjeev T
2020 Gauthamante Ratham "Uyire" Ankit Menon

Kannada[edit]

Year Film Song Composer
2019 Dear Comrade "Kadalanthe Kaada Kannu" Justin Prabhakaran

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Film Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Song Film Music Director Nominated / Won Ref.
2016 Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male Ennodu Ne Irudhaal I A. R. Rahman Won [16]
SIIMA Awards Best Playback Singer Male Nominated
2017 Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer - Male Mei Nigara 24 A. R. Rahman Nominated [17]
SIIMA Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Thalli Pogathey Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Nominated
Asiavision Awards Best Playback Singer - Male (Tamil) Won
2018 Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male Macho Mersal A. R. Rahman Nominated [18]
SIIMA Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Won [19]
Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer - Male Adiga Adiga Ninnu Kori Gopi Sundar Nominated [20]
SIIMA Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated [21]
2019 Behindwoods Gold Medals Voice of the year High on Love Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Yuvan Shankar Raja Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male Won [22]
SIIMA Awards Best playback singer - male Nominated [23]
Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer Inkem Inkem Geetha Govindam Gopi Sundar Won [24]
SIIMA Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated [25]
2020 Zee Cine Awards Tamil Best Playback Singer - Male "Kannaana Kanney" Viswasam D. Imman Won [26]

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". www.thefader.com. 9 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Video: Sid Sriram, "SAGETRON"". www.thefader.com. 5 February 2015.
  4. ^ "'Margazhi, here I come'". thehindu.com. 16 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Music struck a dominant note". thehindu.com. 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". Timesof India. 19 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Sid Sriram About Undiporaadhey Song". guitaa.com/. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  12. ^ "I knew Thalli Pogathey was going to be special". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 14 January 2017.
  13. ^ "WHO IS ENPT'S MUSIC DIRECTOR? ANY GUESSES?". www.behindwoods.com. 31 December 2016.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Sid Sriram on turning composer with Mani Ratnam's 'Vaanam Kottatum' and much more". The Hindu. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Winners: 63rd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". Times of India. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  17. ^ "TAMIL NOMINATIONS FOR FILMFARE AWARDS SOUTH 2017". Filmfare. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  18. ^ "TAMIL NOMINATIONS FOR FILMFARE AWARDS SOUTH 2018". Filmfare. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  19. ^ "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.
  20. ^ "65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018: Official list of nominations". Times of India. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  21. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2018 - Telugu, Kannada nomination list out: Date, place of 7th edition revealed". International Business Times. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  22. ^ "66th Yamaha Fascino Filmfare Awards South 2019: Complete winners' list (Tamil)". The Times of India. 22 December 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  23. ^ "SIIMA 2019 Nominations: See Full List Of Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam & Kannada Film Industry". The Live Mirror. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  24. ^ "Winners of the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". Filmfare. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  25. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2019: Here's a complete list of nominees". The Times of India. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  26. ^ "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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