Arunraja Kamaraj is a singer, lyricist, actor, director in South Indian films. He is known for his works as lyricist in films such as Jigarthanda, Theri, Pencil and Kabali. He also debuted as an actor in Raja Rani and appeared as Neruppu Kumar in the film Maan Karate. He has written and sung the song "Ding Dong" for the movie Jigarthanda, which was critically acclaimed. He has also written and sung the song "Neruppu Da" in Rajinikanth's film Kabali. His other notable works includes movies such as Demonte Colony and Trisha Illana Nayanthara.
|Born||15 June 1984|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, lyricist, writer, comedian, director|
Kamaraj was born in Parali near Kulithalai town in Tamil Nadu. Studied schoolings at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Kulithalai and higher secondary schoolings at Bishop Heber Higher Secondary School, Trichy. He graduated from J. J. College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli. One of his college mates was actor Sivakarthikeyan. He is an excellent cricketer, during his college days, he represented JJCET as an all-rounder and won many university trophies and cups, he is nicknamed as Tikolo by the teammates in reference to the Kenyan cricket captain Steve Tikolo. He worked as an assistant director in Nelson Dilipkumar's Kolamavu Kokila. Later, he went on to name a character in his movie Kanaa after Nelson Dilipkumar which was played by Sivakarthikeyan. He was married to Sindhuja Kamaraj who died of Covid in 2021.
- As director and writer
|2022||Nenjuku Needhi||Tamil||Remake of Article 15|
- As actor
|2014||Maan Karate||Neruppu Kumar|
|2019||Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma||Manikandan|
|2020||Ka Pae Ranasingam||Gunasekhar|
- As lyricist
|2013||Pizza II: Villa||"Boomiyil"|
|Kaaki Sattai||"Im So Cool"|
|Demonte Colony||"Dummy Piece-u", "Trap of the Beast"|
|Trisha Illana Nayanthara||"Trisha Illana"|
|2016||Pokkiri Raja||"Taaru Taara"|
|Theri||"Dub Theri Step"|
|"Eena Meena Teeka"||Rap part of the song|
|Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum||"Pangali"|
|Wagah||"Aaniyae Pudunga Venandaa"|
|Enakku Innoru Per Irukku||"Myma"|
|2017||Bairavaa||"Varlam Varlam Vaa"|
|Kombu Vacha SingamDa||"Kombu Vacha Singam da"||Independent album for Jallikattu|
|Bruce Lee||"Naan Thaan Goppan da"|
|Kavan||"Happy New Year"|
|Nibunan||"Vaa Daa Modhi Paakalam"|
|Kanaa||"Kanne En Kannazhage"|
|2019||Sarvam Thaala Mayam||"Peter Beatu Yethu"|
|Namma Veettu Pillai||"Jigiri Dosthu"|
|"Namma Veettu Pillai Theme"|
|2020||Plan Panni Pannanum||"Plan Panni"|
- As singer
|2014||Jigarthanda||Ding Dong||Tamil||Santhosh Narayanan|
|2015||Demonte Colony||Trap of the Beast||Tamil||Keba Jeremiah|
|Trisha Illana Nayanthara||Trisha Illana Nayanthara||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|2016||Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum||Pangaali||Tamil||Santhosh Narayanan|
|Theri||Dub Theri Step||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Oru Mexican Aparatha||Kalippu Katta Kalippu||Malayalam||Manikandan Ayyappan|
|Kodi||Kodi Parakutha||Tamil||Santhosh Narayanan|
|Bairavaa||Varlam Varlam Vaa|
|2017||Kombu Vacha Singam da||Kombu Vacha Singam da||Tamil||G. V. Prakash Kumar||Independent album|
|Bruce Lee||Naan Thaan Goppan da|
|Shivalinga||Chinna Kabali||S. S. Thaman|
|Nibunan||Vaa Daa Modhi Paakalam||S. Navin|
|2018||Kaala||Katravai Patravai||Tamil||Santhosh Narayanan|
|2019||Asuran||Vaa Ezhunduvaa||Tamil||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|50/50||Bin Laden (Theme)||Dharan Kumar|
|Bharathi Kannamaa||Bharathi Kadhaliyae Kannamaa||Himself||Serial|
Awards and recognitionsEdit
- BOFTA Galatta Debutant Awards 2019 - Best Debut Director (People Choice)
- Colors Tamil Galatta Nakshatra Awards 2019 - Online Musical Sensation
- JFW Movie Awards 2019 - Best Director for Kanaa
- Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards 2019 - Best Social Awareness Award for Kanaa (as director)
- Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020 - Best Debut Director for Kanaa
- "I got huge recognition because of Kabali". The Times of India. Sharanya CR. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
- "Theri Lyricist in Sivakarthikeyans Remo". iluvcinema.in. V. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
- "Audio Beat: Jigarthanda – Fusion, folk, rap and more". The Hindu. S. R. Ashok Kumar.
- "Now, Rajinikanth credited in Kabali track list". The Times of India. M Suganth. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
- "Music Review: Trisha Illana Nayanthara". The Times of India. Sharanya CR. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
- "Dedication to Guru". IndiaGlitz.
- "Director Arunraja Kamaraj's wife passes away due to COVID-19". The Times of India. 17 May 2021. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
- "BOFTA Galatta Debut Awards 2018 Winners". IndWiki. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
- "Colors Tamil Galatta Nakshatra Awards 2019 Winners". audiotionsdate.com. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
- "JFW MOVIE AWARDS 2019 – Award Presentation". jfwonline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
- "Pariyerum Perumal bags Best Film award at Norway Tamil Film Festival". The News Minute. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
- "Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020: The complete winners list". The Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2020.