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Ranjith also known as K.G. Ranjith is an Indian playback singer, working in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada film industries.[2][3]

Ranjith
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Ranjith performing at Sangarsh
Background information
Birth nameRanjith K. Govind
Born (1977-02-21) 21 February 1977 (age 42)[1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OriginKerala, India
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
Years active2002–present
Websitewww.ranjithgovind.com

Early lifeEdit

Ranjith was born in Chennai, India into a Malayali family, hailing from Kalluvazhi, Kerala.[4] He grew up listening to various kinds of music. He used to stay in a locality where there were many Keralites, and had a chance to participate in the local programs there. Later, a family friend suggested that he be trained in classical music. He learned Hindustani music and Carnatic music. He was trained by Vidwan Cuddalore Subramanian, K. S. Kanakasingam, Trichur P. Ramankutty and P. S. Narayana Swamy.[5] He became popular when he won the Sun TV Saptha Swarangal singing contest in 2001.[5] He is married to a trained Bharata Naatiyam dancer, Reshmi Menon. He has a daughter and a son.

CareerEdit

Mani Sharma introduced Ranjith as a playback singer, calling him to sing the song "Adugu Adugu" for the Telugu film Bobby (2002) alongside accomplished singer, Hariharan. Ranjith's first Tamil song was "Hey Penne" from Aasai Aasaiyai (2002), also composed by Mani Sharma.[5] However, the song which gained Ranjith popularity was "Suppose" from the film Sukran (2005). In 2007, he sang his first song in his mother tongue Malayalam, "Innoru Paattonnu Paadaan" for the film Kilukkam Kilukilukkam.[5] Ranjith was nominated for the Best Male Playback Singer prize in the Telugu category at the 56th Filmfare Awards South for the song "Entavaraku" from Gamyam (2009).

In 2005, Ranjith composed, arranged and performed an ensemble of Ayyappa Namaskara Slokas that was compiled into an album titled Saranam Ayyappa.[1][6] He further composed and arranged the music for the dance ensemble Panchamukhi.[7] He has worked often with Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vidyasagar and other music directors in Tamil.

SongsEdit

Song Movie Co-Singers Year Language
Prasante Karthikeya
Chandamama Athadu [[ Mahalakshmi Iyer]], Suchithra 2005 Telugu
My Love is Gone Aarya 2 2009 Telugu
Sairo Sairo Baadshah 2013 Telugu
Kanamullal Salt N' Pepper Shreya Ghoshal 2012 Malayalam
Soodaamani Arul Shalini
Unnalae Thoogam Athu Oru Kanaa Kaalam Malathi
Puthusa Nenachikittu Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy Tippu
Osthara Pilisthunara Chinna Devan, Karthik
Pattam Poochi Chithiram Pesuthadi Timmy
Naan Thaan Kadavulada Jithan
Haiyaiyo Kadhalae En Kadhalae Prayog, Timmy
Uyir Priyum Kalvanin Kadhali
Karka Kasadara Karka Kasadara
Aadhivasi Naane Kedi Shreya Ghosal
Kunguma Poovae Kedi Chinmayi
Masala Maharani Kusthi Priyadarshini, Ranjith
Dum Irundha Munnaley Vaa Madhu Karthik, Naveen
Immathundhu Manasu Malathi
Mayavi Mayavi Mayavi Chitra, Devi Sri Prasad
Aarai Adi Naalai Rita, Tippu
Idhu Maaya Naalai Malgudi Subha, Tippu
Roatu Mela Oru Kaadhal Seiveer Malathy Lakshman
Geetha Mala Oru Kalluriyin Kadhai Devan, Sounder Rajan
Kangal Kandadhu1 Oru Kalluriyin Kadhai Ganga
Pangu Podu Oru Kalluriyin Kadhai Kay Kay
Yedho Nadakuthu Parijatham Karthika
Azhaghana Poigale Poi
Varriya Pudhupettai Narayan, Naveen
Manidhan Solkindra Raam Vijay Yesudas, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Gumthalakkadi Gana Sandakozhi
Khadal Keedal Saravana Reshmi, Simbhu
Suppose Sukran R Vinaya
Marappu Potta Prathi Gnayiru 9 To 10.30
Sight Adicha Thullal Aishwarya
Kokkalanga Ullam
Seithi Suda Suda Vaanam Vasappadum
Tamil Theriyum Vanakkam Thalaiva Gayathri
Enjoy Chennai Kadhal Blazee
Kala E Kalpana, Sowmya
Mylapooru En Uyirinum Melaana Grace
Maiyaie Eppadikku Kaadhaludan Seenu
Yaar Kadavulai Ilavattam
Pana Jambavaan Janani
Punagaye Nenjil Jil Jil
Mama Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhal Gayathri
Kaatru Thandayuthapani
Patchi Thirudi Suchitra
Ennamma Kannu Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Karthik
Theriyaama Thiruvilayadal Aarambam Sujatha
Iiamai Embathu Aasai Aasaiyai Ravimariya, Tippu
Kanam Sivaka Aasai Aasaiyai Mahalakshmi Iyer
Ye Penney Aasai Aasaiyai
Kambedu Thadiyedu Earumugam
Hey Sembaruthi Era Nilam Anuradha Sriram
Megam Karukudhu Era Nilam Ganga Sitharasu
Yendi Alaudin
Yela Yela Arinthum Ariyamalum
Panchu Mala Panchu Mala Banda Paramasivam Sujatha
Chella Kiliyo Chellame Anuradha Sriram
Uchanthalayil Ayul Regai Sriram
Mama Paiya Devathayai Kanden
Hey Sembaruthi Era Nilam Anuradha Sriram
Megam Karukudhu Era Nilam Ganga Sitharasu
Appappa Ice Anupama Deshpande, Kalpana
Pidivatham Pidikathae Jananam Magathi
Keechu Keechu Kalavum Katru Mara Harini
Chinna Roja Kondu Kavithai Ganga
Oru Kottaikkul Kudaikhul Mazhai Antriya, Sujatha
Vattakkarupatti Neranjamanasu Aishwarya
Maama Maama Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali Gayathri
Naatu Sarakku Pudhukottayilirundhu Saravanan Dhanush, Lavanya
Pudhu Kadhal Pudhukottayilirundhu Saravanan Chinmayi
Karuppaana Kaiyale Thaamirabharani Chorus, Roshini
Hey! You Queen of Beauty Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Om Ennum Sabari Naveen, Rahul Nambiyar
Osama Osama Sabari Naveen, Ramanan A V
Thalai Suthuthae Maami Muni
Jillendra Aarya Rita
Malai Year Pogudhu Gaja Ganga
Adakkivasi Adakkivasi Maamadurai Michael Fenando, Reshmi
Neruppum Sivi Sunitha Sarathy
Rap Theme Sivi Bob, Subhiksha
Magic Magic Thollaipesi
Uyire Uyire Malaikkotai Rita
Uyire Uyiree Malaikottai
Kannukotta Malarinum Melliya Roshini
Vegam Vega Vegam Rajesh Vaidya, Haricharan
Yaedho Senja Rameshwaram Chinmayee
Kaalaiyilirundhu Maalai Varai Kazhugu Ganga
Needhaana Needhaana Sadhu Miranda Swetha
Hello Hello Cell Phone Nenjathai Killathe Sunitha Swarthy
Rendupakkam Singadha Thozha Navneeth, Premji Gangai Amaran
Enge Nee Pidichirukku Abhijith Savanth, Mano, Lakshmi Roosal
Senthamizh Pesum Azhagu Juliet Santosh Subramaniam Andrea
Vuthattoram Iyakkam Swarnalatha, Malathi
Adaleru-Theme Arasangam Mega
Parthen Oru Nilavai Panthayam
Kaase Nettru Indru Naalai Nithiin
Oru Naalo Oru Polutho Nettru Indru Naalai Harshika
Krishna Krishna Ali Baba Sevea
Puthiya Parava Ondru Alibaba Sujatha
Kathal Sammatham Kee Moo Hema Ambika
Indha Payanathil – Male Poi Solla Porom
Thirumbi Pogave Yennai Theriyuma Naveen
Ilamaiyin Vaasanai Mudhal Madhavi Anuradha Sriram
Hey Mama Mama Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan
Alaipayudhey Guru En Aalu Karthik, Nrithya
Ummachi Newtonin Moondram Vidhi Shalini
Nee Oru Nesi Anuradha Sriram
Mannu Nee Sindhanai Sei
Juram Kadhalna Summa Illai Anuradha Sriram
One Way Kadhalna Summa Illai Noel
Orampo Orampo Ainthaam Padai Arjith, Karthikeyan
Ennil Nooru Maatram Pattalam Shalini Singh
I Phone TN 07 AL 4777 Sangeetha Rajeshwaran
Oru Paarvaiyil Siva Manasula Sakthi
Gramam Thedi Vaada Moscowin Kavery Tippu, Rita
Kalavaaniye Mayandi Kudumbathar Madhumitha
Doctor Mapillai Okya Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Naveen
Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Theme Song Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru Saindhavi
Mazhaiye mazhaiye Eeram
Saaral En Eeram
Gandharvainin Kottai Renigunta
Vaalu Paiyane Odipolama Anitha
Nee Otha Sollu Sollu Aval Peyar Thamizharasi Neetha
Naanayam I Naanayam
Naanayam II
Kulirumika Aliyalaga Pournami Naagam Suchitra
Ennada Ninaicha Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam Vijay Yesudas 2003 Tamil
Om Muruga Bambara Kannaley 2005 Tamil
Dole Dole Than Pokkiri Suchitra 2006 Tamil
Nee Mutham Ondru Shweta Mohan 2006 Tamil
Nee Mutham Ondru" (Remix) Suchitra 2006 Tamil
Yaro Yevalo Rendu 2006 Tamil
Appa Amma Vilayattu Padikkadavan Saindhavi 2009 Tamil
Hey Rosu Rosu Padikkadavan Jaey 2009 Tamil
Hey Vetri Velaa Padikkadavan Naveen Madhav 2009 Tamil
Oru Punnagai Thane Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai 2009 Tamil
Peliccan Paravaigal Thoranai Rahul & Rita & Jai 2009 Tamil
Vedi Vedi Saravedi Thoranai Navin 2009 Tamil
Ek Niranjan Ek Niranjan 2009 Telugu
Goa Goa Krish & Tanvi & Suchitra & Chynk Showtyme & Pav Bundy 2010 Tamil
Fast Fooduthan Neeya Dhana Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DK 2010 Tamil
Adi Rakkamma Rakku Siruthai Suchitra & Roshan 2010 Tamil
Naan Romba Romba Siruthai 2010 Tamil
Ready Readya Mappillai Saindhavi 2011 Tamil
Ennoda Raasi Mappillai 2011 Tamil
Vilaiyaadu Mankatha Mankatha Yuvan Shankar Raja & Sucharita & Anita & Premgi Amaren 2011 Tamil
Poraney Poraney Vaagai Sooda Vaa Neha Bhasin 2011 Tamil
Sollitaley Ava Kaadhala Kumki (film) Shreya Ghoshal 2012 Tamil
Jabilli Nuvve Cheppamma Ramayya Vasthavayya 2013 Telugu
Melala Vedikudhu Arrambam Vijay Yesudas, Shweta Mohan 2013 Tamil
Jingunamani Jingunamani Jilla Sunidhi Chauhan 2014 Tamil
Ninu Choodani Masala Shreya Ghoshal 2013 Telugu
Paisa Paisa Paisa Rahul Nambiar & Karthik Kumar 2013 Telugu
Eeramai Eeramai Un Samayal Arayil & Vibhavari Joshi 2014 Tamil
Ayyo Pappam Yevadu Mamta Sharma 2014 Telugu
Bang Bang Bang Anjaan 2014 Tamil
Prathi Chota Nake Swagatham Govindudu Andarivadele 2014 Telugu
Bavagari Choope Govindudu Andarivadele Vijay Yesudas & Surmukhi Raman & Sri Vardhini 2014 Telugu
Yaaralli soundu madodu Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari 2014 Kannada
One more time Temper (film) Lipsika 2015 Telugu
Therikkudhu Masss Massu Engira Masilamani Shankar Mahadevan & Yuvan Shankar Raja 2015 Tamil
Chinna Chinna Premam Aalap Raju 2015 Malayalam
Pazhaya Soru Thirunaal Namitha 2016 Tamil
Paavam Paavada Paavada 2016 Malayalam
Snehitudo Babu Bangaram 2016 Telugu
Sevatha Pulla Theeran Adhigaram Ondru 2017 Tamil
Vinveera Tik Tik Tik Sri Rascol 2018 Tamil
Thandalkaaran NGK 2019 Tamil
Manasukkulla Mera Naam Shaji Shreya Ghoshal 2019 Malayalam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "K G Ranjith - Lakshman Sruthi - 100% Manual Orchestra -". www.lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ Rao, Subha J. (2 March 2006). "Making a song and dance". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Young guns of Kollywood". Times of India. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Ranjith hails from Kerala". Filmi Beat.
  5. ^ a b c d "On the right track". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  6. ^ "CDs for the season". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 7 January 2005.
  7. ^ "Dance ensemble". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 30 January 2009.

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