Yanamandra Venkata Subrahmanya Sharma (born 11 July 1964),[1][2] known professionally as Mani Sharma, is an Indian composer and music producer known primarily for his work in the Telugu and Tamil film industries; he has also worked on Hindi and Kannada films.[3][4]

Mani Sharma
Mani Sharma
Mani Sharma
Background information
Birth nameYanamandra Venkata Subrahmanya Sharma
Born (1964-07-11) 11 July 1964 (age 59)
Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active1992–present

Early life

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Mani Sharma was born Yanamandra Venkata Subrahmanya Sharma on 11 July 1964 in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh,[5][6] and grew up in Chennai. His father was a violinist who played with composer and music producer Saluru Rajeswara Rao.[1]

Career

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Sharma began his career programming under S. Rajeswara Rao and other composers including Ramesh Naidu and M. M. Keeravani. Film director Ram Gopal Varma had him compose the background music for Raathri and Antham (both 1992), plus a song for Antham. As music director, he has worked on several films with producer Ashwini Dutt, starting with Super Heroes.[7] As of July 2023 he has been music director on more than 200 films, for the most part Telugu but also including 25 Tamil productions and several in Kannada.[1] His first hit was Preminchukundam Raa (1997);[2] Choodalani Vundi and Samarasimha Reddy in particular have been highly successful.[7] He has also collaborated on albums with many actors, including Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan and Ram Charan.[2]

His works are noted for integrating Indian with Western classical instrumentation.[2] He is sometimes known as Melody Brahma and Swara Bramha.[2]

Composers including S. Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad and Harris Jayaraj worked under him in their early days.[8][9][10]

Awards

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He has received two state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, two CineMAA Awards and three Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Music Direction.

Discography

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Telugu

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Year Film Notes
1992 Raathri score
Antham score and 1 song
1997 Super Heroes
Preminchukundam Raa
1998 Bavagaru Bagunnara?
Ganesh
Choodalani Vundi
Manasichi Choodu
Samarasimha Reddy
1999 Anaganaga Oka Ammai
English Pellam East Godavari Mogudu
Neti Gandhi
Iddaru Mitrulu
Rajakumarudu
Seenu
Ravoyi Chandamama
2000 Annayya
Yuvakudu
Manoharam
Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary
Azad
Vamsi
Chiru Navvutho
2001 Mrugaraju
Narasimha Naidu
Devi Putrudu
Murari
Kushi
Prematho Raa
Bhalevadivi Basu
Subbu
2002 Cheppalani Vundi
Seema Simham
Takkari Donga
Aadi
Priyadarshini
Indra
Chennakeshava Reddy
Bobby
2003 Okkadu
Pellam Oorelithe
Raghavendra Reused "May Maadham" song from Shahjahan
and "Aalthotta Bhoopathi" from Youth
Taarak
Palnati Brahmanayudu
Kalyana Ramudu
Simhachalam
Tagore Reused "Malligai Malligai" song from Arasu
Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu
Abhimanyu
2004 Morning Raga
Lakshmi Narasimha
Anji
Adavi Ramudu
Samba
Yagnam Reused "Kanavu Kanalam Variya" from Jai
Sri Anjaneyam
Arjun
Gudumba Shankar
Sakhiya
Vidyardhi
2005 Subash Chandra Bose
Athanokkade
Narasimhudu
Athadu
Allari Pidugu
Balu
Jai Chiranjeeva
That is Pandu
2006 Raagam
Ranam
Style
Veerabhadra
Pokiri
Ashok
Stalin
Raraju
Seethakoka Chiluka
Room Mates
2007 Poramboku
Madhumasam
Dubai Seenu
Lakshyam
Chiruta
Athidhi
Godava
Okka Magadu
Toss
Sri Mahalakshmi
2008 Pourudu
Ontari
Kantri Reused "Vasantha Mullai" from Pokkiri
Parugu
Yuvatha
Hero
Souryam
2009 Sasirekha Parinayam
Pista
Bhadradri
Evaraina Epudaina
Mithrudu
Ek Niranjan
Rechipo
Baanam
Billa
Aa Okkadu
2010 Varudu
Em Pillo Em Pillado
Subhapradam
Kothimooka
Don Seenu
Happy Happy Ga
Khaleja
Kalyanram Kathi
Rakta Charitra
Rakta Charitra 2
2011 Parama Veera Chakra
Vastadu Naa Raju
Shakthi
Teen Maar
Maaro
Solo
2012 Rachcha
Ramachari
Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum
2013 Telugulo Naaku Nachni Padam Prema
Prema Geema Janta Nai
Doosukeltha
2014 Rough
Basanti
2015 Tippu
Lion
2016 Gentleman
Siddhartha
2017 Aakatayi
Fashion Designer s/o Ladies Tailor
Jayadev
Ami Thumi
Shamanthakamani
Aaradugula Bullet
LIE
Balakrishnudu
Okka Kshanam
2018 MLA
Ee Maaya Peremito
Devadas
2019 iSmart Shankar
2021 Red
Seetimaarr
Black Rose
Pogarunnodu
Narappa [11]
Sridevi Soda Center
BlacknWhite
Republic
2022 Acharya [11]
Bhala Thandanana
Nenu Meeku Baaga Kavalsinavaadini
2023 Shaakuntalam
Ala Ila Ela [12]
Bedurulanka 2012
2024 Double iSmart

Tamil

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Year Title Notes
2001 Narasimha
Shahjahan Reused songs from Annayya (2000) and Kushi (2001)
2002 Ezhumalai Remake of Narasimha Naidu (2001), three songs reused from said film.
One Reused song from Aadi (2002)
Youth Remake of Chiru Navvutho (2000)
Reused songs from Annayya (2000) and Kushi (2001)
2003 Aasai Aasaiyai
Arasu
Alaudin
Anjaneya Reused one song from Tagore
2004 Jai One reused song from Vamsi
Gambeeram
2005 Thirupaachi Composed only One song "Kannum Kannum" which is reused from Gudumba Shankar.
2007 Pokkiri Two songs reused from Pokiri (2006)
Sabari
Arya
Malaikottai one song segment partially sampled from Lakshmi Narasimha (2004)
2009 Kadhalna Summa Illai One song only "Ennammo Seithai Nee". Reused song from Okkadu (2003)
Padikathavan Reused songs from Choodalani Vundi (1998),
Adavi Ramudu (2004), Athidhi (2007), and Yuvatha (2008)
Gaja
Thoranai
Malai Malai Reused songs from Athadu and Parugu
Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru
2010 Sura Reused songs from Samba (2004), Balu (2005),
Ashok (2006), and Billa (2009)
Maanja Velu Remake of Lakshyam (2007)
2011 Singam Puli Reused songs from Okkadu, Chirutha and Stalin
Mappillai Reused songs from Dubai Seenu (2007) and Parugu (2008)
Uyarthiru 420
2013 Apple Penne
2014 Vetri Selvan
2015 Inji Murappa
Narathan One Reused song from Ek Niranjan

Kannada

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Year Title Notes
2002 Premakke Sai Remake of Chiru Navvuto
One song reused from Kushi
Reused "Chanchala" as "Malligai" for Arasu and as "Chinnaga" for Tagore
2005 Yashwanth
2006 Gopi Remake of Muraari
Songs only
Ajay Remake of Okkadu
One reused song from Gudumba Shankar
2014 Ninnindale
2015 Shivam
2024 Martin

Hindi

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Year Title
1992 Drohi score and 1 song
1992 Raat score
2014 Mumbai 125 KM

Background score only

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Year Film Language
1996 Deyyam Telugu
2002 Shakti: The Power Hindi
2006 Lakshmi Telugu
2006 Raam Telugu
2009 Koncham Istam Koncham Kastam Telugu
2008 Chintakayala Ravi Telugu
2011 Oh My Friend Telugu
2012 Nuvva Nena Telugu
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Telugu
Ongole Gittha Telugu
2015 Temper Telugu
Akhil Telugu
2016 Hyper Telugu
2018 Touch Chesi Chudu Telugu

Television

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  • 2007 Suriya

Other works

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Year Title Producer Language
2009 Chennai Super Kings Theme song Chennai Super Kings Tamil
2016 Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Star Maa Telugu
2020 Bigg Boss (Telugu season 4) Theme music Star Maa Telugu

References

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  1. ^ a b c "Music Producer Mani Sharma Celebrates Birthday With Bhola Shankar Team". News 18. 13 July 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d e B, Satya (11 July 2021). "Gulte Special: Melody Brahma – King Of Background Music". Gulte.
  3. ^ "A musical blockbuster in the making?". Deccan Chronicle. 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ Borah, Prabalika M. (29 January 2012). "One for the melody". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  5. ^ "సితార - మణి...సినీ సంగీత ఆమని! - పాటల పల్లకి - సంగీత దర్శకులు". సితార (in Telugu). Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  6. ^ "మరపురాని 'మణి' మధురం!". NTV (in Telugu). 11 July 2021. Archived from the original on 6 September 2021.
  7. ^ a b P, Ram (11 July 2023). "Happy Birthday To Melody Brahma Mani Sharma". cinejosh.com.
  8. ^ Kumar, Asha Kiran (11 July 2018). "Mani Sharma: Top Telugu musical hits of Melody Brahma". The Times of India.
  9. ^ Nadadhur, Srivathsan (5 September 2015). "One good, two better?". The Hindu.
  10. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (10 September 2009). "On a song". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  11. ^ a b "The team of Narappa did not let me compose music for the first glimpse: Mani Sharma". The Times of India. 16 January 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  12. ^ "The 'Ala Ila Ela' Pre-release event was held in Hindupur and the makers are confident about the success of their film". The Times of India. 26 June 2023.
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