Vashanth Sellathurai

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Vashanth Sellathurai
Also known asVashanth Selvadurai
BornValvettithurai, Sri Lanka
GenresFilm score, theatre, world music
Occupation(s)PhD Student, Actor, composer, music director, singer, instrumentalist, arranger, programmer
InstrumentsKeyboard, Veena
Years active1986–present

Vashanth Sellethurai (born 6 March), also known as Vashanth Selvadurai, is an actor and music composer. His family fled from the civil war in Sri Lanka to Denmark in 1985.[1]


Vashanth started learning the piano at 7 and at the age of 9 he began to play keyboard for his father's drama troupe where he also learned to act.[1]

In December 1999 he composed his first song "Welcome 2000″ which became a well known song among the public. His main instrument is the keyboard, but he also plays guitar, bass, drum, tabla, veena and various percussions. He then learned Carnatic music, which inspired him to compose melodious tunes with western Influence.[1]

He entered an academic school in 2001[2] and chose music as his main subject. He acquired the basics of music composition techniques and how to analyse music production from various genres. After that he completed Electronic Music in a private music school.[3] In 2009, he finished BSc in Medialogy,[4] completed MSc in Interactive Digital Media end of 2012[5] and currently doing his PhD at Aalborg University.[6][7][8][9]

In 2003 he released his debut album "Ilamai Inimai Puthumai" in a big music event in Denmark. His second music productions were sound tracks for K.S.Thurai's Tamil film, Pookkal,[10] where he also debuted as the leading film actor. The film completed 100 days in the cinemas all over the world during 2004–05.[11]

The soundtracks for his second film Ilampuyal, were released by director Ameer, director Vasanth, actor Shaam, producer R.B. Choudry and politician Thirumavazhavan. The function was covered by well-known TV stations Sun TV, Kalaignar TV, Raj TV and Vijay TV.[12]

His "acting" and music skills where well hailed by recognised actors and directors including comedian Karunas,[13] director Ameer and producer Kalaipuli Thanu. The film Ilampuyal made it up to 100 days in Tamil Nadu and was also broadcast on Kalaignar TV.

Many famous professional singers contributed to his music such as A.R.Rahman's sister Raihana, Srinivas, Karthik, Malathy,[14] Tippu, Haricharan, Saindhavi, Roshini and Manica Vinayagam.[15][16] He also worked with professional technicians such as the film editor Sathees Kurosawa, cinematographer Kichas, Dasavatharam sound FX developer Raju, E film story developer Paval Shankar and Rajinikanth daughter's Ocher studio crew.[1]

Music style and impact[edit]

Skilled in Carnatic music, Western classical and pop music, Vashanth has been noted to write film songs, layering instruments from different music idioms in an improvisatory manner.


Year Film Role Language Character Director
2004 Pookkal Ezhilan Tamil Protagonist K.S.Thurai
2009 Ilampuyal Puyal Tamil Protagonist K.S.Thurai
2014 Uyirvarai Iniththaai Adhith Tamil Protagonist K.S.Thurai


Year Title Type Language Role
2000 Welcome 2000 Song Tamil Music director
2001 Year 2001 Song Tamil Music director
2003 Ilamai Inimai Puthumai Audio Album Tamil Music director & Singer
2004 Pookkal Soundtrack Tamil Music director & Singer
2005 Pookkal Film Tamil Actor
2007 Kathai Alla Nijam Song Tamil Music director
2008 Ilampuyal Soundtrack Tamil Music director
2008 Jeevanea Song Tamil Music director
2009 Ilampuyal Film Tamil Actor & Music director
2009 Enn Inamea Song and Music video Tamil Music director
2009 Mama Ponnu Song Tamil Music director & Singer
2009 Jeevanea Music Video Tamil Actor, Music director & Editor
2009 Singam Song Tamil Music director & Singer
2009 Unnai Parthathum Song Tamil Music director
2009 Kanavugal Song Tamil Music director
2010 Machinichi Film Poojai Tamil Actor
2010 Thanmaana Poarr Song Tamil Music director
2011 Rakkamma Song Tamil Music director & Singer
2011 Nee Ennai Adutthu Poem Tamil Music director & Vocalist
2011 Machan Sollu Sollu Music Video English Music director, cinematographer & editor
2012 College Love Music Video English Director, cinematographer & editor
2012 Kanni Pennea Song Tamil Music director & Singer
2012 Thanni Thoddi Song Tamil Music director
2013 Vettri Chinnangal Poem Tamil Music director & Vocalist
2013 Idhayame Album Tamil Music director
2014 Uyirvarai Iniththaai Soundtrack Tamil Music director & Singer
2014 Uyirvarai Iniththaai (Europe) Film Tamil Actor, editor & Music director
2015 Viduthalai Chudar Song Tamil Singer
2015 Irudayathin Paarvaikulle Music Video Tamil Actor
2015 Silukku Marame Cover Song Tamil Singer
2015 Uyirvarai Iniththaai (Tamil Nadu) Film Tamil Actor, editor & Music director
2016 Ey- MC SAI Ft. Stylomannavan Music Video Tamil Guest appearance, Actor
2016 Enn Nenjea (Uyirvarai Iniththaai) Film Song Tamil Actor, editor & Music director
2016 Butterfly Music Video Tamil Actor, editor & Music director
2016 Iravum Pagalum (Uyirvarai Iniththaai) Film Song Tamil Actor, editor & Music director
2016 Dark & Lovely Awareness Tamil DOP, Editor & Music director
2017 Azhagiye Cover Song Tamil Singer, Actor, Editor
2017 Petta Rap Remake Music Video Tamil Rapper, Video editor & Music director
2017 Yethi Yethi Cover Music Video Tamil Singer, DOP, Video editor
2017 Neethane Cover Cover Song Tamil Singer
2017 Kanave Kalaiyathe Music Video Tamil Actor
2018 Ethuvum Kadanthu Poogum Music Video Tamil Editor, Colorist
2018 Venmathi Venmathiye Cover Song Tamil Singer, Actor, Editor
2018 Take That Music Video Tamil Singer, Actor, Director, Editor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Herning Gymnasium". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Frontsession". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Start". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Kandidatuddannelsen i informationsteknologi, interaktive digitale medier, it-vest". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Aalborg University Denmark – Aalborg University". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Bollywood rykker til Herning". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  8. ^ "På vej til Kollywood". Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Aalborg University Denmark – Aalborg University". Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Pookkal Soundtracks". Vashanth. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Pookkal Soundtracks". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Ilampuyal Audio Launch Video". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Actor Karunas Interview – Ilampuyal". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  14. ^ "Malathy Lakshman | Lakshman Sruthi – 100% Manual Orchestra |". Lakshman Sruthi. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Welcome to Manikka Vinayagam Website". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  16. ^ "Discography". Retrieved 18 October 2012.

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