Anthony Daasan is an Indian folk singer, who is currently working in the Tamil film industry. He is known for contributing a powerful voice to fusions of Tamil-folk, country, jazz, electronica and rock styles. Before this phase of playback singing, he worked as a travelling festival folk singer artist, collaborating with players of Nadaswaram, Thavil and Thappu, dancers and acrobats among others. He has performed with influential movie industry veterans such as Usha Uthup.
|Born||26 April 1977|
Reddipalayam, (Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu)
|Genres||Tamil Folk, Fusion, Playback|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Lyricist, Song-writer, Actor, Performer, Folk artiste|
Apart from his musical performances, he has also made cameo appearances in Tamil films, particularly in songs sung by himself, notable of which is a cameo as a gangster in the Karthik Subbaraj directorial, Jigarthanda. Earlier he also featured in The Dewarists, a musical television series in India, which is partly a music documentary and partly a travelogue.
Originally from Reddypalayam, a small town in Tanjore, he has a traditional musician-family background without formal training except daily practice supporting his family with his singing, following processions since he was a child. His father was a disabled Nadaswaram musician. Daasan, developed a style able to meet the volume of the famously-loud Nadaswaram horn. Being a Christian, Anthony had early experience with village church singing. During 2013, is style of band-leading, singing, lyrics, composition, dance, acrobatics and urumee playing came together, reflecting an entire life lived as an entertainer.
He also performed in Airtel Supersinger in Vijay tv but he was eliminated only to be called by Anirudh for a song in his upcoming movie with VJS
Fresh talents playing with Daasan have included Santhosh Narayanan, Sean Roldan, Vishal Chandrasekar, Anirudh, Hiphop Tamizha, and Siddharth Vipin.
Anthony Travels & Performs with his Band - "Anthony in party", an electronic folk-fusion band. He was also associated with La Pongal, another folk-fusion band, organized by Darbuka Siva, which also had yet another notable singer/musician Pradeep. The band gained popularity among festival circuits. Eventually Anthony Daasan, along with the band, performed "Vandiyila Nellu Varum", one of their most popular compositions, in MTV Coke Studio India 2012, alongside veteran singer Usha Uthup. Anthony Daasan performed “Musical Nights” for New Jersey Tamil Peravai - Fall Festival 2020 which was streamed live in YouTube on November 20, 2020.
In September 2014, Anthony was presented with the "Hope of Tamil Cinema Award," including recognition as "symbol of folk". The award ceremony was filmed at Pradharshini 2014 South-India cultural festival. He won the SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer in Tamil at the 8th South Indian International Movie Awards.
|2007||Dindukallu Dindukallu||Dindigul Sarathy||Grace, Chinnaponnu||Dhina||Sun Audio|
|2013||"Kaasu Panam"||Soodhu Kavvum||Gaana Bala||Santhosh Narayanan||Think Music||Cameo|
|"Dayyaare Dayyaare"||Pandiya Naadu||Pawan, Natraj, Pazhaniyammal||D. Imman||Think Music|
|"Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam"||Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam||Sivakarthikeyan||D. Imman||Sony Music|
|2014||"Kalyanamaam Kalyanam"||Cuckoo||Santhosh Narayanan||Think Music|
|"Raasa Magarasa (Duet Version)"||Mundasupatti||Rita, Sean Roldan||Sean Roldan||Think Music|
|"Killadi Oruthan"||Mundasupatti||Sean Roldan||Think Music|
|"Bodhayil Pathal Marum"||Sarabham||Britto Michael||Britto Michael||Think Music|
|"Kannamma"||Jigarthanda||Rita||Santhosh Narayanan||Think Music|
|"Pandii Naattu Kodi"||Jigarthanda||Santhosh Narayanan||Think Music||Lyricist, Cameo|
|"Takku Takku"||Sigaram Thodu||Varun Parandhaman||D. Imman||Sony Music|
|"Oru Rosa"||Jeeva||Pooja AV||D. Imman||Sony Music|
|"Soda Bottle"||Poojai||Yazin Nizar, Sathyan||Yuvan Shankar Raja||V Music|
|"Friendship"||Kappal||Natarajan Sankaran||I Studios Entertainment|
|2015||"Yaar Enna Sonnaalum"||Aambala||Kutle Khan, Varun Parandhaman||Hiphop Tamizha||V Music|
|"Kattikida"||Kaaki Sattai||Manasi, Durga, Anita||Anirudh Ravichander||Wunderbar Studios||Lyricist|
|"Arakki"||Romeo Juliet||D. Imman||Madras Enterprises|
|"Naane Thaan Raja"||Indru Netru Naalai||Hiphop Tamizha||Think Music|
|"Nallavana Kettavana"||Savaale Samaali||L.R.Eswari||S. Thaman||K Productions, D Focus|
|"Kaakaponnu"||Yatchan||Priyadarshini, Yuvan Shankar Raja||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Zee Music Company|
|"Dakalti"||Trisha Illana Nayanthara||Andrea Jeremiah, Gaana Bala||G.V. Prakash Kumar||Sony Music|
|"Baby Baby"||Urumeen||Achu Rajamani|
|"Kenathakaanum Kenathakaanum"||144||Malavika Sundar||Sean Roldan|
|"Kaasu Kadacha Loose Pudikkum"||144||Gowrishankar, Susha||Sean Roldan|
|2016||"Vaiyambatti"||Idam Porul Yaeval||Priyadarshini||Yuvan Shankar Raja||Sony Music|
|"Muthalae"||Aagam||Sendhil Dass||Vishal Chandrasekhar|
|"Gabrielinte Darshana"||Guppy||Vishnu Vijay|
|"Maangalyamae"||Oru Naal Koothu||Richard, Dr. Narayanan||Justin Prabhakaran||Sony Music|
|"Domeru Lordu"||Jil Jung Juk||Kavitha Thomas||Vishal Chandrasekar||Etaki Entertainment|
|"Kuchi Mittai"||Aranmanai 2||Hiphop Tamizha||Think Music|
|"Erangi Vandhu"||Kathakali||Hiphop Tamizha Adhi||Hiphop Tamizha||V Music|
|"Maane Maane"||Uriyadi||Masala Coffee||Masala coffee||Sony Music South|
|"Vandiyile Nellu Varum"||Kidaari||Sanjana Divaker Kalmanje||Darbuka Siva||Think Music|
|2017||"Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai"||Kavan||Hiphop Tamizha, Padmalatha, Georgina Mathew||Hiphop Tamizha||AGS Entertainment|
|"Aana Porunthavan"||Ivan Yarendru Therikiratha||Krishnaraj||N. R. Raghunanthan|
|"Paapam Pilladevaro"||London Babulu||K|
|"Hara Hara Mahadevaki"||Hara Hara Mahadevaki||Prathi Balasubramanian, Sharmila||Balamurali Balu||Sony Music|
|"Veesum Kaathodadhaan"||Power Paandi||Sean Roldan||Sean Roldan||Wunderbar Studios|
|"Thangachi Song"||Meyaadha Maan||Santhosh Narayanan||Think Music|
|"Enthanu Mone"||Adventures of Omanakuttan||Arun Muraleedharan|
|2018||"Sodakku Mela"||Thaanaa Serndha Koottam||Anirudh Ravichander||Sony Music South|
|"Tagaru Banthu Tagaru"||Tagaru||Aniruddha Sastry, Nikhil Partha||Charan Raj||PRK Audio||Debut in Kannada|
|Vellakara Velayi||Kadaikutty Singam||D. Imman||Sony Music South|
|Oru Theeppettikkum Venda||Theevandi||Kailas Menon||Kailas Menon Productions|
|"Ayogya Title Track"||Ayogya||Arjun Janya||Anand Audio||Kannada film|
|"Aaha Kalyanam"||Petta||Anirudh Ravichander||Sony Music|
|"Engum Pugazh Thuvanga"||Pariyerum Perumal||Kallur Mariappan||Santhosh Narayanan||Think Music|
|2019||"Natasaarvabhowma Title Song"||Natasaarvabhowma||Sanjith Hegde, Jithin Raj||D. Imman||Lahari Music|
|"Ding dong Title Song"||Sarvam Thaala Mayam||Bamba Bhakayaraj||A. R. Rahman||Sony Music|
|"Putukku Zara Zara"||Brochevarevarura||Vivek Sagar||Aditya Music|
|"Njan Jackson Alleda"||Ambili||Vishnu Vijay||E4 Entertainment||Malayalam film|
|"Usaru Bathiri"||50/50||Dharan Kumar||Trend Music|
|"Njaan Thedum"||Driving License||Yakzan Gary Pereira & Neha S Nair|
|2020||"Yeddelo Bharatiya"||Gentleman||B. Ajaneesh Loknath||Anand Audio||Kannada film|
|"Suri Anna"||Salaga||Charan Raj||Kannada film|
|"Kelappu Kelappu", "Yereduthu Paakama"||MGR Magan||Pooja Vaidyanath||himself||Sony Music|
|"Andarathil Thongudhaiya"||Kanni Maadam||Hari Sai|
|"Hudugi Beka"||Kalave Mosagara||Lokesh. K||Lahari Music||Kannada film|
|2021||"Moolimani Muddesha"||Inspector Vikram||Anoop Seelin||Anand Audio||Kannada film|
|"Muttaikulla"||C/o Kaadhal||Praniti (Additional)||Sweekar Agasthi||Aditya Music|
|"Yenne Hoddu Naanu"||Temper||R. Hari Babu||Anand Audio||Kannada film|
|"Nee Premaney"||Ardha Shathabdham||Nawfal Raja AIS||Aditya Music||Telugu film|
|"Nodu Nodu Yogi Bossu"||Lanke||Karthik Sharma||Anand Audio||Kannada film|
|"Devi Kalyana Vaibogame"||Vivaha Bhojanambu||Chinmayi||AniVee||Sony Music||Telugu film|
|"Nesamae"||Sivakumarin Sabadham||Sudharshan Ashok||Hiphop Tamizha||Think Music|
|"Pogum Vazhigal"||Kuthiraivaal||Pradeep Kumar||Yaazhi Culture|
|2022||"Dippam Dappam"||Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal||Anirudh Ravichander||Anirudh Ravichander||Sony Music|
|"Mazza Mazza"||First Day First Show||Radhan||Aditya Music||Telugu film|
|”Whistle Song”||The Warriorr||Srinisha Jayaseelan||Devi Sri Prasad||Aditya Music||Telugu-Tamil Bilingual film|
|”Ganapathi Thunayaruluka ”||Malikappuram||Santhosh Varma||Ranjin Raj||Ranjin Raj & Kc Balasarangan||Malayalam film|
|2023||”Naadodi Mannan”||Vaathi||GV Prakash Kumar||Aditya Music||Telugu-Tamil Bilingual film|
|"Soru Dhaan Mukkiyam"||Single Shankarum Smartphone Simranum||Leon James||Tips Tamil|
|2019||Tamizhi||Tamizhi||Hiphop Tamizha||Hiphop Tamizha||web series|
- Soodhu Kavvum (2013) as singer in song "Kaasu Panam"
- Jigarthanda (2014) as Vettu Kumar
- Tagaru (2018) (Kannada) as singer in song "Tagaru Banthu Tagaru"
- Jackpot (2019) as Pannaiyar
- Repeat Shoe (2022)
- Vallavanukkum Vallavan (2023)
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