|Also known as||Vashanth Selvadurai|
|Born||Valvettithurai, Sri Lanka|
|Genres||Film score, theatre, world music|
|Occupation(s)||PhD Student, Actor, composer, music director, singer, instrumentalist, arranger, programmer|
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.
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.
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.
He entered an academic school in 2001 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. In 2009, he finished BSc in Medialogy, completed MSc in Interactive Digital Media end of 2012 and currently doing his PhD at Aalborg University.
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, where he also debuted as the leading film actor. The film completed 100 days in the cinemas all over the world during 2004–05.
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.
His "acting" and music skills where well hailed by recognised actors and directors including comedian Karunas, 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, Tippu, Haricharan, Saindhavi, Roshini and Manica Vinayagam. 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.
Music style and impact
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.
|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|
|2007||Kathai Alla Nijam||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|
|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|
|2014||Uyirvarai Iniththaai||Soundtrack||Tamil||Music director & Singer|
|2014||Uyirvarai Iniththaai (Europe)||Film||Tamil||Actor, editor & Music director|
|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|
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- "Herning Gymnasium". Herning-gym.dk. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Frontsession". Bhs.dk. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Start". Medialogi-aalborg.dk. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Kandidatuddannelsen i informationsteknologi, interaktive digitale medier, it-vest". Cand-it.aau.dk. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Aalborg University Denmark – Aalborg University". En.aau.dk. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Bollywood rykker til Herning". Jyllands-posten.dk. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "På vej til Kollywood". Tvmidtvest.dk. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Aalborg University Denmark – Aalborg University". En.aau.dk. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
- "Pookkal Soundtracks". Vashanth. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Pookkal Soundtracks". Tamilsongs.net. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Ilampuyal Audio Launch Video". Alaikal.com. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Actor Karunas Interview – Ilampuyal". Vashanth.com. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Malathy Lakshman | Lakshman Sruthi – 100% Manual Orchestra |". Lakshman Sruthi. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Welcome to Manikka Vinayagam Website". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Discography". Vashanth.com. Retrieved 18 October 2012.