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Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran (born 24 January 1983), better known as D. Imman, is an Indian film composer and singer, predominantly working in Tamil cinema. Also worked in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi film industry. His first film as music director was Thamizhan in 2002. Since then he has composed music for more than 100 films. He is the fifth Tamil music composer to win the National Film Award for Best Music Direction. He has also won the Filmfare Awards South and he has received 4 Filmfare Awards South nominations. He has also won 1 Tamil Nadu State Film Award, 2 Vijay Awards, 1 Edison Award, 1 Ananda Vikadan Cinema Award and 1 Zee Tamil Award. D. Imman is appointed as the Ambassador for Tamil Chair in University Of Toronto,Canada (2019). Mayor Jon Tory and Members of Toronto City Council extend their warmest thanks to D.Imman in recognition of his contributions to the Tamil Chair studies at the University Of Toronto-Scarborough Campus (2019).
|Birth name||Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran|
|Born||24 January 1983|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Genres||Film score, soundtrack|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, record producer, music director, arranger, singer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar,flute,percussion, drums, harpejji, continuum fingerboard, keyboard, piano|
Imman began work on music for films aged 15, apprenticing under music composers Mahesh Mahadevan and Adithyan by playing the keyboard. During this period, his work was noticed by television serial producer Kutty Padmini, who gave him the opportunity to work on the theme song and background music for the drama Krishnadasi, which began running in 2000. He subsequently began to get further work in the television circuit, garnering opportunities to score music for Kolangal, Police Diary and Mandhira Vaasal. Kutty Padmini then gave him the chance to score music and compose songs for his first feature film, Kaadhale Swasam, a romantic film featuring Karthik and Meena. Producer Venkateswaran, was impressed with Imman's work in the album, and gave him the opportunity to compose the music for Thamizhan (2002). The album won positive reviews, with the composer also featuring the voices of the lead actors Vijay and Priyanka Chopra for a particular song.
The success of individual songs such as "Azhagiya Asura" from Whistle (2003) made him popular. His next album was for Sundar C's masala film starring Arjun, Giri (2004), with the song Dai Kaiyaa Vechukittu being well received with the town and rural audiences.
The positive reviews that his work in Prabhu Solomon's Mynaa (2010) received, coupled with the film's box office success prompted bigger offers for Imman. He has subsequently collaborated with Prabhu Solomon for the rest of his trilogy of romantic films, earning acclaim for his work in Kumki (2012) and Kayal (2014). Similarly he has struck a similar successful combination with director Suseenthiran, winning positive reviews for his work on Pandianadu (2013) and Jeeva (2014). He teamed up with Actor Vijay again for Jilla(2014). Imman is the composer of Ajithkumar, Nayanthara starrer blockbuster Viswasam (2019). He also worked as a music composer for several films with Actor Sivakarthikeyan (Manam Kothi Paravai, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Rajinimurugan, Seemaraj, and Namma Veettu Pillai).
|2010||Vijay Music Award: Best Melody Song of the Year|
|2012||FilmFare Award: Best Music Director of the Year|
|Tamilnadu Government State Award: Best Music Director of the Year|
|Vijay Awards: Best Music Director of the Year|
|Mirchi Music Award: Best Composer of the Year|
|Mirchi Music Award: Best Song of the Year|
|Mirchi Music Award: Best Album of the Year|
|Mirchi Music Award: Listener's Choice: Song|
|Big Fm Awards: Best Music Director|
|2013||Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Best Music Director of the Year|
|Edison Awards: Best Music Director of the Year|
|Rotary International Award: Young Achiever Award|
|2014||Big Fm Awards: Best Melody Song of the Year|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Listener's Choice: Song|
|Vikatan Awards: Best Music Director|
|2015||Thanthai Periyar Award|
|Box Office 123 Award: Thanthi Tv|
|MGR Sivaji Award: Best Music Director of the Year|
|Edison Awards: Talent Falconer|
|Soulmate Awards: We Magazine|
|2016||Radio Mirchi Awards: Best Popular Song of the Year|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Listener's Choice: Song (Kannada)|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Best Sound Mixing|
|2017||Mirchi Music Awards: Best Song of the Year|
|2018||Galatta Nakshatra Awards: Musical Icon of the Year|
|Behindwoods Gol Mic Awards: Icon of Inspiration-Melody|
|Sony Music: Veera Tamizhan (Independent Music Scene)|
|2019||Ulaga Tamil Award: Contribution to the Field of Music (Toronto)|
|Zee Tamil Awards: Favourite Song of the Year|
|Sony Music: Celbrating Musical Excellence Commemorating 100 Successful Albums|
|Provoke Awards: Best Music Director of the Year|
|Appointment: As Ambassador for Tamil Chair University of Toronto|
|Edison Awards: Musical Czar of Tamil Cinema|
|2020||Mirchi Music Awards: Best Music Composer|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Best Song of the Year - Kannana Kanne - Viswasam|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Best Album of the Year - Namma Veettu Pillai|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Best Song Mix of the Year Technical Award - Viswasam|
|2021||Mirchi Music Awards: Composer of the Decade - Tamil|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Song of the Decade - Tamil: Kannaana Kanney - Viswasam|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Song of the Decade - Kannada: Saaluthillave - Kotigobba2|
|Mirchi Music Awards: Album of the Decade - Tamil: Kumki|
|National Film Award for Best Music Direction|||
- As composer
|2001||Kadhale Swasam||Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased|
|2002||Thamizhan||Dammunte kaasko (Telugu)|
|Khwahish (Hindi)||Only Film Score|
|Kis Kis Ki Kismat (Hindi)|
|Kadhale Engal Desiya Geetham|
|Thaka Thimi Tha|
|February 14||BGM only|
|Garam Masala (Hindi)||Only Background Score|
|Kovai Brothers||Pokkiri Brothers (Telugu)||Cameo appearance in song "Ulagathula"|
|Nenjil Jil Jil||Cameo appearance in song "Nenjil"|
|Naan Avanillai||Only Background Score|
|Marudhamalai||25th Film (Both Background Score and Music)|
|2008||Vambu Sandai||Lakshmi Putrudu (Telugu)|
|Dhik Dhik||Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased|
|Naan Avanillai 2|
|Vandae Maatharam||Vandae Maatharam (Malayalam)|
|Mynaa||Prema Khaidi (Telugu)||Nominated – Vijay Award for Best Music Director|
|2012||Manam Kothi Paravai||Anjada Gandu (Kannada remake)|
|Kumki||Gajaraju (Telugu)||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director|
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Edison Award for Best Music Director
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Music Director
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Music Director
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil ("Onnum Puriyala")
Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated – Vijay Award for Favourite Song ("Sollitaley Ava Kaadhala")
|2013||Therodum Veedhiyile||Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased|
|Vetkathai Kettal Enna Tharuvaai|
|Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam||50th Film|
Vijay Award for Favourite Song ("Oodha Coloru Ribbon")
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated – Vijay Award for Best Music Director
|Pandiya Naadu||Palnadu (Telugu)|||
|Oru Oorla Rendu Raja|
|Ennathan Pesuvatho||Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased|
|Romeo Juliet||Romeo Juliet (Telugu)|
|Carry On Maratha (Marathi)||One song, reused from Kumki|
|Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga||75 th film|
|Paayum Puli||Jayasurya (Telugu)|
|10 Endrathukulla||Ten (Telugu)||Only Film Score|
|2016||Rajini Murugan||Rajini (Telugu)|
|Mudinja Ivana Pudi||Kotigobba 2 (Kannada)|
|Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum|
|Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen|
|Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum|
|Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam|
|Nenjil Thunivirundhal||C/o Surya (Telugu)|
|Tik Tik Tik||Tik Tik Tik (Telugu)||100th Film.|
|Hyper (Kannada)||Reused tunes from Veera Sivaji.|
|Kadaikutty Singam||Chinna Babu (Telugu)|
|Seema Raja||Seema Raja (Telugu)|
|2019||Viswasam||Viswasam (Telugu)||Provoke Awards for Best Music Director,|
Zee Tamil Award for Favorite Music Director,
Zee Tamil Awards for Favourite Song "(Kannana Kanne)"
National Film Award for Best Music Direction
|Namma Veettu Pillai||Manasunnodu (Telugu)|
|2020||Seeru||Stalin Andharivaadu (Telugu)|
- Upcoming projects
- As singer
|2003||Whistle||"Natpe Natpe", "Manja Kizhange"|
|2004||Giri||"Rendu Kaal", "Dubukku"|
|2005||Thaka Thimi Tha||"Etha Oodhi"|
|2012||Kumki||"Ella Oorum", "Onnum puriyala"|
|2013||Biryani||"Nimirndhu Nil"||Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2015||Demonte Colony||"Dummy Piece"||Composed by Keba Jeremiah|
|2018||Maniyaar Kudumbam||"En Manasukulla"||Composed by Thambi Ramaiah|
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