Tippu (singer)

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Tippu
Birth name L. N. Ekambaresh[1]
Also known as Tippu
Born (1978-11-01) 1 November 1978 (age 36)[1]
Genres Playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1999–present

Tippu (born L. N. Ekambaresh) is an Indian playback singer who has performed over 4000 songs in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu languages.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Tippu was born as Ekambaresh in Ponmalai, Trichy to Tamil couple S. Lakshmi Narayanan and M. K. Meenakshi.[1] He has two siblings, an elder sister Gayathri and a younger sister Nithya.[1] Tipu did his schooling at the Kamaraj Matric School, St. John's Matriculation Higher Secondary School Tamil Nadu.

Tippu is married to playback singer Harini. They have two children, a girl named Sai Smruti and a boy, Sai Abhyankar. He has sung 150 songs for Illayaraja and many songs for V. Harikrishna, Arjun Janya, A.R. Rahman, Vidhyasagar, DSP and Harris Jayaraj. He is very famous for voice modulation and articulated rendition in all languages.

Biography[edit]

Tippu has sung over 4000 songs in various languages such as Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. He has sung many hit songs in his career. He has been lucky enough to lend his voice for the films starring south super stars like Dr.Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth. He has sung for many stars in South India, but it is his combination with Kannada Super Star Puneeth Rajkumar, that has struck chord with the audience. This combination has given many hit songs to the industry. The songs 'Shiva antha hoguthidde' from Jackie, 'Yaavanig gothu' from Paramaathma, 'Hey hey Paaru' from Raaj, 'Hejjegondu hejje' from Prithvi, 'Ley Ley' from Raam have all been instant chart buster hits. His combination with the happening music director V. Harikrishna is very popular. They have delivered hit songs like 'Aakasha ishta aagideyo' from Gaalipata, 'Shiva antha hoguthidde' from Jackie, 'Yaavanig gothu' from Paramaathma, 'Hey hey Paaru' from Raaj, 'Ley Ley' from Raam, 'Junglee Shivalingu' from Junglee, 'Edeyolage guitar' from Only Vishnuvardhana; most of them written by top lyricist, film maker Yogaraj Bhat. Their songs have always topped the list.[3]

Tippu has sung hit songs in Tamil also. His songs like 'Enai konjam' from Kakha Kakha, 'Raa raa' from Chandramukhi, 'O nanbane' from Dil, 'Girlfriend' from Boys have all topped the list. He has sung for many super stars of the industry like Vikram, Surya, Arya and Others.

Songs[edit]

A Few Kannada Songs[edit]

Film Song Name Music Director
Gaalipata "Aakasha Ishte Yaakideyo" V. Harikrishna
Ajith Hani hani Yuvan shankar raja
Chamkaisi Chindi Udaisi "Bejaanaagi" Mast P B Balaji
Prince "Bengaluralli" V. Harikrishna
Shravana "Bhoom Shakalaka" Karthik Bhoopathi
Ee Sanje "Bide Bide" Jai Shiva
Kanteerava "Bidhri Bidhri" Chakri
Ulaasa Uthsaha "Chakori Chakori" G V Prakash
Preethi Hangama "Chelu Cheluva" Raj Kiran
Sihi Muthu "Chikalaka" V. Harikrishna
Porki "Dhaane Dhayya" V. Harikrishna
Veerabahu "Ding Diga Ding" V. Harikrishna
Kiraathaka "Dubai Thorsu" V. Manohar
Saniha "Ee Manase" A M Neel
FM "FM Radio" G R Shankar
Zamana "Happy Happy" Karthik Raja
Hare Rama Hare Krishna "Hare Rama" Ilayaraja
Prithvi "Hejjegondu Hejje" Manikanth Kadri
Rajkumari "Hey Baddi" V. Harikrishna
Bhadra "Hey Chinna" Shree Guru
Bhadra "Madanaari Baale" Shree Guru
Raaj "Hey Hey Paaru" V. Harikrishna
Mallikarjuna "Hey Miya" S. A. Rajkumar
Prem Kahani "Hodedavne" Ilayaraja
Aithalakadi "Hollywood" Sadhu Kokila
Narasimha "Hoy Narasimha" Hamsalekha
Sirivantha "Happy Day" S A Rajkumar
Bellary Naga "Jaagore Jaagore" L N Shastry
Surya Kanthi "Jaikara" Ilayaraja
Junglee "Junglee Shivalingu" V. Harikrishna
Krazy Loka "Kabab Mey" Manikanth Kadri
Ajantha "Kaigalalli" Ilayaraja
Bindaas Hudugi "Kannalli Kannittu" Yaara Ramesh
Ishta "Kolahala" M Sanjeev
Preethse Preethse "Kuchchu Kuchchu" Anoop Seelin
Shourya "Laka Laka" Sadhu Kokila
Ram "Ley Ley Ammana Magale" V. Harikrishna
Tuglaq "Maintain" Arjun Janya
Mandahaasa "Modala" Veer Samarth
Kari Chirathe "My name is" Sadhu Kokila
Sanju Weds Geetha "Nalle Nalle" Jassie Gift
Abhay "Neene kane" V. Harikrishna
Achchu Mechchu "Ninna Mele" A M Neel
Maduve Mane "Onde Notake" Manikanth Kadri
Mast Maja Maadi "Ota Ota" P B Balaji
Rama Rama Raghurama "Rama Rama" V. Harikrishna
Premachandrama "Ratheyalli" V. Harikrishna
Jackie "Shiva Antha Hoguthidde" V. Harikrishna
Olave Vismaya "Salaam Namasthe" Veer Samarth
Toofan "Shiva Hudugire" Elvin Joshua
Yograj But "Sunaka Sunana" Milind Dharmasena
Hey Sarasu "Talaku Talaku" G R Shankar
Body Guard "Yaake Guru" Vinay Chandra
Maleyali Jotheyali "Yaare Ninna Mummy Daddy" V. Harikrishna
Paramathma "Yaavanig Gothu" V. Harikrishna
Only Vishnuvardhana "Edeyolage Guitaarru" V. Harikrishna
Gun "Yenne Yaaru" Ronnie Raphael
Male Barali Manju Irali "Eno Aagide" Mano Murthy
Nanjangud Nanjunda "Eri Mele Eri" K V Ravichandra

A Few Tamil and Telugu Songs[edit]

Song Album
Venmathi / Oh Mama Minale
Enai Konja Kakka kakka
Mudhal Mudhalai Lesa Lesa
Moongil Kadugale Samurai
Silu Silu Kovil
Kadhal Vandhal Iyarkai
Palli Thozhiye Thithikudhe
Raa Raa Chandramukhi
Ella Machi Machi Anbe Sivam
Karka Karka VV
Jalsa Chennai 28
Something Something Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum
Pakadhe Aaru
Solladi Kadhalil vilundhen
Nuvvu Whistlesthe Simhadri
Girl Friend Boyz
Gala Gala / Aga Naga KO
Yaro Vengai
Veyilodu vilayadi Veyil
Poovin Manam Narthagi
Vada Mappiley Villu
Merkey Citizen
Oh Nanbaney Dhill
Kapakelange Dhool
Ghilli Ghilli Ghilli
Hot Party Tamilan
Unnamata Cheppaneevu Nuvvu Naku Nacchav
Yamaho Yamma Chirutha
Chakkani Bike Undi Julayi
Kalaya Nijama Sri Rama Rajyam
Kannae Mozhi Vendam Shree
Yaamirukka Bayamein Shree

Awards[edit]

In 2010, Tippu won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Hey Paaru" from the film Raaj the Showman composed by the top most composer of the Kannada Film Industry V. Harikrishna.[4] Tippu was awarded the Kalaimamani by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2007.[5]

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