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Naresh Iyer (born 3 January 1981) is a playback singer from Mumbai, India, born to a Tamil speaking family from Mumbai. He speaks fluent Tamil, Hindi and Marathi while he understands Malayalam. Naresh Iyer has rendered film songs in several Indian languages and has several chart hits to his credit. His rendition of "Roobaroo" from the movie Rang De Basanti composed by A. R. Rahman topped the music charts for many weeks in 2006 and won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. He also won the Filmfare award in the R.D. Burman Musical Talent category. He is one of the few playback singers to have won both a Filmfare Award and a National Award in his professional debut singing year.

நரேஷ் ஐயர்
Naresh Iyer
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Naresh Iyer
Background information
Birth nameNaresh Iyer
Born (1981-01-03) 3 January 1981 (age 38)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Years active2005 – present
Websitewww.facebook.com/nareshiyerofficial

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Early lifeEdit

Naresh Iyer was born to Shankar Iyer and Radha on 3 January 1981 and brought up in Matunga, Mumbai.He has a younger sister named Nisha Iyer, who is an upcoming self-taught Professional Artist.He attended SIES College of Commerce and Economics where he received his Degree in Commerce. After graduation he intended to become a Chartered Accountant and was practicing CA and side by side was learning Carnatic music and Hindustani classical music too.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Naresh was spotted by composer A. R. Rahman in a reality talent show, Channel V's Super Singer. Though he did not win the show, Naresh was later contacted by A. R. Rahman and made his debut with the song "Mayilirage" from Anbe Aaruyire.[1] He has also sung for other composers in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam.[2]

Naresh is also the vocalist of a Mumbai based fusion band called Dhvani.[3]

He also won the R.D. Burman Award as the best male upcoming singer.[4]

The same year he also won the National Award for Best Playback Singer(Male) for his rendition of "Rubaroo" from the movie "Rang De Basanti".

AwardsEdit

DiscographyEdit

SoundtracksEdit

Tamil songsEdit

Year Film Song Name Composer Co-Singer(s)
2005 Anbe Aaruyire (Ah Aah) "Mayilirage" A. R. Rahman Madhushree
Saravana "Kadhal Suthudhe" Srikanth Deva Sadhana Sargam
2006 Varalaru "Innisai"
"Kamma Karaiyile"
A. R. Rahman Mahathi
Sowmya Raoh
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal "Munbe Vaa En Anbe Vaa"
"Kummi Adi"
A. R. Rahman Shreya Ghoshal
Siva Chidambaram & Swarnalatha
Rendu "Nee En Thozhiya" D. Imman Sujatha Mohan
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam "Kadhal Konjum"
"Karu Karu"
Harris Jayaraj -
Karthik & Krish
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan "Valayapatti Thavile" A. R. Rahman Ujjayinee & Madhumitha
2008 Velli Thirai "Uyirile" G. V. Prakash Kumar
Bheema "Oru Mugamo" Harris Jayaraj Krish
Vaaranam Aayiram "Mundhinam Parthene"
"Yethi Yethi"
Harris Jayaraj Prashanthini
Benny Dayal & Solar Sai
Sakkarakatti "Elay" A. R. Rahman Krish
Aegan "Hey Salaa" Yuvan Shankar Raja Blaaze & Mohammed Aslam
Seval "Paarvayile Oru Yekkam" G. V. Prakash Kumar
2009 Pasanga "Oru Vetkam Varudhe" James Vasanthan Shreya Ghoshal
Angadi Theru "Un Perai Sollum" G. V. Prakash Kumar Shreya Ghoshal & Haricharan
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa "Kannukkul Kannai" A. R. Rahman
Bale Pandiya "Sirikiren"
"Happy"
"Bale Pandiya"
Devan Ekambaram Various
Various
Velmurugan & Ranjith
Uthamaputhiran "Kan Irandil" Vijay Antony
Mynaa "Kaiya Pudi" D. Imman Sadhana Sargam
Inidhu Inidhu "Kodi Kanavu" Mickey J. Meyer
Engeyum Kadhal "Thee Illai" Harris Jayaraj Mukesh, Gopal Rao, Mahathi & Ranina Reddy
Thambikottai "Noorandu Vazhga" D. Imman Anitha & Ilavenil
2011 Ko "Netri Pottil" Harris Jayaraj
Veppam "Mazhai Varum" (male version)
"Veppam"
Joshua Sridhar -
Joshua Sridhar
Ambuli "3D Era" Venkat Prabu Shankar Blaaze
Vedi "Kadhalikka" Vijay Antony Emcee Jesz & Andrea Jeremiah
Muran "Idhuvarai" Sajjan Madhav Saindhavi
7aum Arivu "Innum Enna Thozha" Harris Jayaraj Balram & Suchith Suresan
Ra. 1 "Ulagam Ulagam" Vishal-Shekhar
Mayakkam Enna "Naan Sonnadhum Mazhai Vanducha" G. V. Prakash Kumar Saindhavi
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi "Venaam Machan" Harris Jayaraj Velmurugan
Podaa Podi "Maattikittenae" Dharan Suchitra & Benny Dayal
Sattam Oru Iruttarai "Adam Evaal" Vijay Antony Harini
Samar "Azhagho Azhaghu" Yuvan Shankar Raja
2013 Virattu "Podhum Podhum" Dharan Andrea Jeremiah
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara "Enge Ponalum" (Prayer) Siddharth Vipin Dr. Narayana
Ambikapathy "Ambikapathy" A. R. Rahman
Endrendrum Punnagai "Yaelae Yaelae Dhosthu Da" Harris Jayaraj Krish & Krishna Iyer
2016 Gethu "Thillu Mullu " Harris Jayaraj
Babu Bangaram "Manella Vaanela" Gibran
2017 Mersal "Mersal Arasan" A. R. Rahman G V Prakash & Viswaprasad
2019 Sagaa "Yaayum" Shabir Rita

Telugu songsEdit

Year Film Songs Language Composer
2007 Munna "Manasa" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
Happy Days "Happy Days Rock" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
One Love "One Love" Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali A. R. Rahman
2008 Surya S/o Krishnan "Monna Kanipinchavu" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
Kotha Bangaru Lokam "Ok Anesa" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
2009 Leader "Aaunana kaadana" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
Katha "Thaka Thaka" Telugu S. K. Balachandran
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave "Aakaasam" Telugu A. R. Rahman
Puli "Amma Thalle" Telugu A. R. Rahman
Orange "Nenu Nuvvantu" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
2011 Prema Kaidhi "Idemiti" Telugu
Keratam "Vayase Nidura" Telugu
7th Sense "Endukanta Joda" Telugu Harris Jayaraj
Ra.One "Ulagam Ulagam" Tamil and Telugu Vishal-Shekhar
G.One "Alano Elano" Telugu Vishal-Shekhar
2012 Neeku Naaku "Neekopam" Telugu
Ninu Choose Love Vasthundi "Sega Ledhu" Telugu
Life is Beautiful "Its your Love" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
Routine Love Story "Yeppatikaina" Telugu Mickey J. Meyer
Ko Ante Koti "O Madhurimave" Telugu Shanshikant Kartik
Gajaraju "Kanne Sogasulu" Telugu D. Imman
3g Love "Edo something" Telugu Shekhar Chandra
2013 Dega "Eedu Vaadi" Telugu Dharan
Lerevaru "Na Jeevitha Kaalamantha" Telugu Christian album
Premantene Chitram "Medisa Tara" Telugu M.G.K.Praveen
Weekened Love ) "Oka Pranaam Telugu
Aaya Kalayanam ) "Honeyae Telugu
Aaha Kalyanam ) "Urumo Mundo Telugu
Dega ) "Edu Vaadi Telugu
Cinrunavvula chirujallu ) "Bolo Bolo nesthama Telugu
Karthikeya ) "Inthalo Ennenni Vinthalo Telugu
Superstar Kidnap ) "Oh Na Manasa Telugu
The End ) "Eerojilla Telugu
Okkosari ) "Yedha Kudipe Telugu Shravan
Columbus ) "Pranama Telugu Justin
Columbus ) "Tummeda Jummanipichaku Telugu Justin
Babu Bangaram ) "Manella Vaanela Telugu Gibran
Jaare Jaare ) "Majnu Telugu
Jhoomega ) "Aatadukudam Raa Telugu
2017 Nenu Local "Arere Yekkada Telugu Devi Sri Prasad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Naresh Iyer on a high note". Deccan Chronicle. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ Chaudhuri, Debanjana (25 December 2005). "Sing with me". Express India. Retrieved 23 February 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Ramamoorthy, Mangala (24 March 2007). "On a melodious track". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  4. ^ Ramamoorthy, Mangala (22 March 2007). "Melodious track". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 February 2009.

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