Sid Sriram

Sidharth Sriram (born 19 May 1990[1]), popularly known as Sid Sriram, is a Carnatic musician, an Indian-American music producer, playback singer, and songwriter. He is an R&B songwriter[2] and has been working in the Tamil and Telugu music industry and also in Kannada and Malayalam film productions.[3] He regularly collaborates with Bharata Natyam dancer, his sister Pallavi Sriram, and music directors.[4]

Sid Sriram
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Background information
Birth nameSidharth Sriram
Born (1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 31)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OriginIndian-American
GenresR&B, Carnatic
Occupation(s)

Early lifeEdit

Sid Sriram was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to Tamil family. He moved with his parents to California when he was a year old, and he grew up in Fremont. His musical skills were nurtured by his mother, Latha Sriram, a Carnatic music teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area.[5] He started learning Carnatic music since he was 3 years old; he continues to be an avid student of Carnatic music. Carnatic music has been a foundation for his musical journey and source of inspiration and vocal timbre. His concerts in Carnatic music was a springboard for his career in playback singing.

He simultaneously started picking up R&B. After graduating from Mission San Jose High School in 2008, he joined the Berklee College of Music and graduated in music production and engineering.[6] Since his graduation, he has been regularly visiting India and performing Carnatic concerts, including as a part of the December Music season - Marghazhi Utsavam. Since then, he moved back to India and currently resides in the town of Mylapore.[7]

CareerEdit

His strong foundation in Carnatic music and expertise in R&B genre brought him to the attention of the legendary Indian musical genius AR Rahman. AR Rahman has been and continues to be his mentor

Thalli Pogathey in Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada,[8] Vellipomaake in Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo, Maruvaarthai in Enai Noki Paayum Thota, Undiporaadhey in Husharu, Arerey Manasa in Falaknuma Das, Adiga Adiga in Ninnu Kori and Inkem Inkem Inkem Kaavaale in Geetha Govindam, High On Love in Pyaar Prema Kaadhal , Ennadi Maayavi Nee in Vada Chennai , Ennodu Nee Irundhaal in I, Adiye from Kadal Maate Vinadhuga in Taxiwaala, Kadalalle in Dear Comrade, Parayuvaan from Ishq , Samajavaragamana in Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo , Visiri in Enai Noki Paayum Thota,[9] Maguva Maguva in Vakeel Saab, Naa Kanulu Yepudu of Rang De have all been notable songs. He also recently worked in some Malayalam songs like Uyire from Gauthamante Radham.

He would later making his foray into music composition, where he would compose for ace director Mani Ratnam's production, Vaanam Kottatum, which is directed by Mani's former assistant and director of Padaiveeran, Dhana Sekharan.[10]

DiscographyEdit

ComposerEdit

Year Film Director Language Notes Ref
2019 Vaanam Kottattum Dhana Sekaran Tamil

Playback singing/VocalistEdit

TamilEdit

Year Film No Song Composer Co-artist(s)
2013 Kadal 1 "Adiye" A. R. Rahman
2015 I 2 "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal"
3 "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal"(Reprise) Chinmayi
Naanum Rowdy Dhaan 4 "Yennai Mattrum Kadhale" Anirudh Ravichander
2016 24 5 "Mei Nigara" A. R. Rahman
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada 6 "Thalli Pogathey"
Kavalai Vendam 7 "Nee Tholaindhaayo" Leon James
Kattappavae Kaanom 8 "Hey Penne" Santhosh Dhayanidhi
Rum 9 "Alladhe Siragiye" Anirudh Ravichander
2017 Veera 10 "Verrattaama Verratturiye" Leon James
Yaadhumagi Nindraai 11 "Aagayam Thaayaga" Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy
Server Sundaram 12 "Kannal Modhadhey" Santhosh Narayanan
Sachin: A Billion Dreams (D) 13 "Sachin Sachin" A. R. Rahman
Mersal 14 "Maacho" A. R. Rahman
Meyaadha Maan 15 "Nee Mattum Podhum" Pradeep Kumar
2018 Tik Tik Tik 16 "Kurumba" D. Imman
Pyaar Prema Kaadhal 17 "High on Love" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Kanaa 18 "Oonjala" Dhibu Ninan Thomas
Vidhi Madhi Ultaa 19 "Un Nerukkam" Ashwin Vinayagamoorthi Chinmayi
2.0 20 "Endhira Logathu Sundariye" A. R. Rahman
21 "Raajaali"
Vada Chennai 22 "Ennadi Maayavi Nee" Santhosh Narayanan
Sarkar 23 "OMG Ponnnu" A. R. Rahman
Kaatrin Mozhi 24 "Po Urave" A H Kaashif
Viswasam 25 "Kannaana Kanney" D. Imman
2019 LKG 26 "Tamizh Anthem Song" Leon James Chinmayi, Vani Jairam, P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari
Thadam 27 "Inaye" Arun Raj Padmalatha
Airaa 28 "Kaariga" Sundaramurthy KS
Uriyadi 2 29 "Vaa Vaa Penne" Govind Vasantha
Mr. Local 30 "Nee Nenacha" Hiphop Tamizha
Monster 31 "Anthi Maalai" Justin Prabhakaran
Bakrid 32 "Aalanguruvigala" D. Imman
Pancharaaksharam 33 "Theerathe" sundharamurthy KS
Oththa Seruppu Size 7 34 "Kulirudha Pulla" Santhosh Narayanan
NGK 35 "Anbae Peranbae" Yuvan Shankar Raja Shreya Ghoshal
Angelina 36 "Oru Naal" D. Imman
Jasmine 37 "Lesa Valichudha" C.Sathya
Dear Comrade 38 "Pularaadha" Justin Prabhakaran
Kadaram Kondan 39 "Thaarame Thaarame" Ghibran
Gorilla 40 "Yaaradiyo" Sam C.S.
Namma Veettu Pillai 41 "Unkoodave Porakkanum" D. Imman
Adithya Varma 42 "Yaen Ennai Pirindhai" Radhan
43 "Yaarumilla"
Enai Noki Paayum Thota 44 "Maruvaarthai" Darbuka Siva
45 "Maruvaarthai"(Restrung Version)
46 "Visiri" Shashaa Tirupati
47 "Maruvaarthai"(Unplugged)
2020 Vaanam Kottattum 48 "Kannu Thangom" Sid Sriram
49 "Easy Come Easy Go"
50 "Poova Thalaiyaa"
51 "En Uyir Kaatre"
52 "Thinam Thinam"
Thamilarasan 53 "Thamizhanoda Veeramellaam" Ilaiyaraaja
Psycho 54 "Unna Nenachu"
55 "Neenga Mudiyuma"
Oh My Kadavule 56 "Kadhaippoma" Leon James
Dharala Prabhu 57 "Kaadhal Theevey" Sean Roldan
Maara 58 "Yaar Azhaippadhu " Ghibran
Takkar 59 "Nira" Nivas K. Prasanna
Murungakkai Chips 60 "Edho Solla" Dharan Kumar
Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee 61 "Mudhal nee mudivum nee"(title track) Dharan Kumar
2021 Bhoomi 62 "Uzhava" D. Imman
Naduvan 63 "Kaalai Athikaalai" Dharan Kumar
Thalli Pogathey 64 "Idhayaidhaya" Gopi Sundar
WWW 65 "Maehaveli" Simon K. King
Anbirikiniyal 66 "Sanjaaram" Javed Riyaz
99 Songs 67 "Jwalaamukhi"(Reprise) A.R.Rahman
Marutha 68 "Ilama Irunthe Enakku" Ilaiyaraaja
Teddy 69 "En Iniya Thanimaye" D. Imman
Netrikann 70 "Idhuvum Kadandhu" Girishh Gopalakrishnan
Salmon 3D 71 "Kaadhal En Kaviye" Sreejith Edavana
Aranmanai 3 72 "Rasavaachiye" C. Sathya
Pisasu 2 73 "Uchanthala Regaiyile" Karthik Raja
Annaatthe 74 "Saara Kaattrae" D. Imman Shreya Ghoshal
Udanpirappe 75 "Othapana Kaatteri"
Pushpa 76 "Srivalli" Devi Sri Prasad

TeluguEdit

Year Film No Song Composer Writer(s) Co-artist(s) Note(s)
2013 Kadali 1 "Yadike" A. R. Rahman Dubbed
2015 I 2 "Nuvvunte Naa Jathaga"
3 "Nuvvunte Naa Jathaga"(Reprise)
2016 24 4 "Manasuke"
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo 5 "Vellipomaakey"
2017 Ninnu Kori 6 "Adiga Adiga" Gopi Sundar
Adirindi 7 "Maayo" A. R. Rahman Dubbed
2018 Geetha Govindam 8 "Inkem Inkem" Gopi Sundar
9 "Vachindamma"
Neevevaro 10 "Vennela Vennela" Achu Rajamani
Shailaja Reddy Alludu 11 "Egiregirey" Gopi Sundar
Devadas 12 "Emo Emo Emo" Mani Sharma
Nawaab 13 "Praaptham" A. R. Rahman Dubbed
Husharu 14 "Undiporaadhey" Radhan
15 "Undiporaadhey"(Sad)
Taxiwaala 16 "Maate Vindhuga" Jakes Bejoy
Sarkar 17 "Vulikithe Vudhyamam" A. R. Rahman Dubbed
18 "OMG Pilla"
2.0 19 "Yanthara Lokapu"
Padi Padi Leche Manasu 20 "Emai Poyave" Vishal Chandrashekhar
2019 Suryakantham 21 "Inthena Inthena" Mark K Robin
22 "Nenena Nenena"
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi 23 "Mella Mellaga" Judah Sandhy
NGK 24 "Prema O Prema" Yuvan Shankar Raja Dubbed
Dear Comrade 25 "Kadalalle" Justin Prabhakaran
Falaknuma Das 26 "Aarerey Manasa" Vivek Sagar
Rakshasudu 27 "Chinni Chinni" Ghibran
Gang Leader 28 "Ninnu Choose" Anirudh Ravichander
Madhanam 29 "Yegire Yegire" Ron Ethan Yohann
Tholu Bommalata 30 "Manasaara"(Male) Suresh Bobbli
31 "Manasaara"(Duet) Chinmayi
Thoota 32 "Maruvaali" Darbuka Siva Dubbed
33 "Yetu Manam" Shashaa Tirupati
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 34 "Samajavaragamana"(Male) S. Thaman
Choosi Choodangaane 35 "Nee Parichayamutho" Gopi Sundar
Raahu 36 "Emo Emo" Praveen Lakkaraju
Nishabdham 37 "Ninne Ninne" Gopi Sundar
Orey Bujjiga 37 "Ee Maya Peremito" Anup Rubens
39 "Kalalu Choosina"
Solo Brathuke So Better 40 "Hey Idhi Nenena" S. Thaman
2021 30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela 41 "Neeli Neeli Aakasham" Anup Rubens Sunitha Upadrashta
Sashi 42 "Okey Oka Lokam" Arun Chiluveru
Rang De 43 "Nee Kanulu Yepudu" Devi Sri Prasad
Vakeel Saab 44 "Maguva Maguva"(Male) S. Thaman
99 Songs 45 "Jwalamukhi"(Reprsie) A. R. Rahman Dubbed
46 "Nee Choope Naaku"
Ardha Shathabdham 47 "Ye Kannulu Choodani" Nawfal Raja AIS
Ishq 48 "Aanandam Madhike" Mahathi Swara Sagar Sri Mani
SR Kalyanamandapam 49 "Choosale Kallaara" Chaitan Bharadwaj
Paagal 50 "Amma Amma Nee Vennela" Radhan
51 "Aagave Nuvvagave"
Raja Raja Chora 52 "Nijam Idhe Kadha" Vivek Sagar
Dear Megha 53 "Baagundhi Ee Kaalame" Gowra Hari
Most Eligible Bachelor 54 "Manasa Manasa" Gopi Sundar
55 "Leharaayi"
Varudu Kaavalenu 56 "Kola Kalle Ilaa" Vishal Chandrashekhar
Miles Of Love 57 "Theliyadhe" PR Druvan
Manchi Rojulochayi 58 "So So Ga" Anup Rubens
Kanaledhe Nuvvani 59 "Kanaledhe Nuvvani" Jadhav Ayaan
Nuvvante Nenani 60 "Nammave Cheli" Varikuppala Yadagiri
WWW 61 "Nailu Nadi" Simon K. King
Nallamala 62 "Yemunnave Pilla" PR
Aakaasha Veedhullo 63 "Ayyayyayyo Ayyayyayyo" Judah Sandhy
Jetty 64 "Dhooram Karigina" Karthik Kodakandla
Pushpaka Vimanam 65 "Kalyanam" Ram Miriyala Mangli, Mohana
Ninnu Chere Tharunam 66 "Korukona Swasey" Karthik Kumar Rodriguez
Sehari 67 "Idhi Chaala Baagundhi Le" Prashanth R Vihari
Chakori 68 "Naa Chelive" Leander Lee Marty
Malli Modhalaindhi 69 "Alone Alone" Anup Rubens
Athithi Devo Bhava 70 "Baguntundhi Nuvvu Navvithe" Shekar Chandra
Pushpa 71 "Srivalli" Devi Sri Prasad
Hero 72 "Acha Telugandhame" Ghibran

MalayalamEdit

Year Film No Song Composer Co-artist(s)
2017 Mersal (D) 1 "Maacho" A. R. Rahman
2019 Dear Comrade (D) 2 "Madhu Pole Peytha" Justin Prabhakaran
Ishq 3 "Parayuvaan" Jakes Bejoy
Manoharam 4 "Akale" Sanjeev T
2020 Gauthamante Radham 5 "Uyire" Ankit Menon
Maniyarayile Ashokan 6 "Olu" Sreehari K Nair
2021 Thala 7 "Poonkodiye" Ankit Menon
Kudukku 2025 8 "Maaran" Bhoomee Bhoome
Pushpa (D) 9 "Srivalli" Devi Sri Prasad

KannadaEdit

Film No Song Composer
2019 Dear Comrade (D) 1 "Kadalanthe Kaada Kannu" Justin Prabhakaran
2021 Tom & Jerry 2 "Hayagide" Mathews Manohar
Bhajarangi 2 3 "Nee Sigoovaregu" Arjun Janya
Pushpa (D) 4 "Srivalli" Devi Sri Prasad

Awards and nominationEdit

Film AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Song Film Music Director Nominated / Won Ref.
2016 63rd Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male ''Ennodu Ne Irudhaal'' I A. R. Rahman Won
5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer Male Nominated
2017 64th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer - Male ''Mei Nigara'' 24 Nominated
6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer - Male ''Thalli Pogathey'' Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Nominated
Asiavision Awards Best Playback Singer - Male (Tamil) Won
2018 65th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male ''Macho'' Mersal Nominated
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Won
65th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer - Male ''Adiga Adiga'' Ninnu Kori Gopi Sundar Nominated
7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Male Playback Singer (Telugu) Nominated
2019 Behindwoods Gold Medals Voice of the year ''High on Love'' Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Yuvan Shankar Raja Won
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer- Male Won
SIIMA Awards Best Playback Singer - Male Nominated
66th Filmfare Awards South Best Playback Singer ''Inkem Inkem'' Geetha Govindam Gopi Sundar Won
8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Male Playback Singer (Telugu) Nominated
2020 Zee Cine Awards Tamil Best Playback Singer - Male "Kannaana Kanney" Viswasam D. Imman Won
2021 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer - Male "Aarerey Manasa" Falaknuma Das D. Imman Nominated
2021 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer - Male "Parayuvan" Ishq Jakes Bejoy Nominated
2021 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer - Male "Unna Nenachu" Psycho Ilaiyaraja Nominated
2021 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Playback Singer - Male "Olu" Maniyarayile Ashokan Sreehari K. Nair Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzE_T1LewNM
  2. ^ "Video: Sid Sriram, "SAGETRON"". The Fader. 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ Sriram, Sid (16 December 2016). "Margazhi, here I come". The Hindu.
  4. ^ Srikanth, Rupa (5 January 2017). "Music struck a dominant note". The Hindu.
  5. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (5 January 2013). "'He's on song and loving it'". The Hindu.
  6. ^ "Being an Indian kid in the USA, I was exposed to so many kinds of music". Rediff.com. 24 January 2013.
  7. ^ Jyothsna. "The Environment Ar Rahman Sir Creates Is Spiritually Uplifting and Calm". Behindwoods. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  8. ^ "I knew Thalli Pogathey was going to be special". The Times of India. 14 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Who Is Enpt's Music Director? Any Guesses?". Behindwoods. 31 December 2016.
  10. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (24 August 2019). "Sid Sriram on turning composer with Mani Ratnam's Vaanam Kottatum and much more". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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