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Sid Sriram (born as siddharth Sriram on 19 May 1990[1]) is an Indian-American music producer, playback singer, and songwriter. He is an R&B songwriter, singer and performer,[2][3] and works in the Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam film industries.[4] He regularly collaborates with Bharata Natyam dancers, his sister Pallavi Sriram, and music director A. R. Rahman.[5]

Sid Sriram
Born (1990-05-19) May 19, 1990 (age 29)
India
GenresR&B
Occupation(s)Music producer, playback singer
Years active2011–present
Websitesidsriram.com

Early lifeEdit

Sriram was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 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.[6] 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.[7] Since his graduation, he has been regularly visiting India and performing Carnatic concerts, including as a part of the December Music season - Marghazhi Utsavam.[8]

CareerEdit

He gained popularity in India with the song "Adiye" sung for the soundtrack of Kadal (2013) composed by A. R. Rahman.[9] He won the Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer for his rendition of "Ennodu Nee Irunthaal" for the soundtrack of I (2015).[10]

"Thalli Pogathey" in "Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada", "Maru Vaarthai Pesathe" in "Enai Noki Paayum Thota","Undiporaadhey" in "Husharu",[11] "Adiga Adiga" in "Ninnu Kori" and "Inkem Inkem Inkem Kaavaale" in "Geetha Govindam" , "High On Love" in "Pyaar Prema Kaadhal" , "Enadi mayavi nee" in Vadachennai and "Maate Vinadhuga" in "Taxiwaala" have been notable songs. He also recently worked in some Malayalam songs.[12][13]..

DiscographyEdit

ComposerEdit

Playback singingEdit

TamilEdit

Year Song Film Composer
2013 "Adiye" Kadal A. R. Rahman
2015 "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal" I
"Ennodu Nee Irundhaal (Reprise),Kannil Mazhai"
2015 "Yennai Mattrum Kadhale" Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Anirudh Ravichander
2016 "Mei Nigara" 24 A. R. Rahman
"Thalli Pogathey" Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada
"Nee Tholaindhaayo" Kavalai Vendam Leon James
"Hey Penne" Kattappavae Kaanom Santhosh Dhayanidhi
"Alladhe Siragiye" Rum Anirudh Ravichander
2017 "Maruvaarthai" Enai Noki Paayum Thota Darbuka Siva
"Verrattaama Verratturiye" Veera Leon James
"Po Po Yen" Single Album A H Kaashif
"Aagayam Thaayaga" Yaadhumaagi Nindraai Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy
"Kannal Modhadhey" Server Sundaram Santhosh Narayanan
"Sachin Sachin" Sachin: A Billion Dreams (Dubbed version) A. R. Rahman
"Kalam Salaam" Ghibran
"Maacho" Mersal A. R. Rahman
"Nee Mattum Podhum" Meyaadha Maan Pradeep Kumar
"Visiri" Enai Noki Paayum Thota Darbuka Siva
2018 "Kurumba" Tik Tik Tik D. Imman
"High on Love" Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Kaadhal" Single Album A H Kaashif
"Kannil Mazhai" Independent Single B Prasanna
"Chinnanjiru Kiliye" Adhitri Mahakavi Bharathiyar. Produced, Arranged by Sid Sriram
"Oonjala" Kanaa Dhibu Ninan Thomas
"Un Nerukkam" Vidhi Madhi Ultaa Ashwin Vinayagamoorthi
"Endhira Logathu Sundariye" 2.0 A. R. Rahman
"Raajaali"
"Ennadi Maayavi Nee" Vada Chennai Santhosh Narayanan
"OMG Ponnnu" Sarkar A. R. Rahman
"Yaaradiyo" Gorilla Sam C. S.
"Po Urave" Kaatrin Mozhi A H Kaashif
"Kannaana Kanney" Viswasam D Imman
2019 "Tamizh Anthem Song" LKG Leon James
"Inaye" Thadam Arun Raj
"Kaariga" Airaa Sundaramurthy KS
"Vaa Vaa Penne" Uriyadi 2 Govind Vasantha
"Nee Nanacha" Mr. Local Hiphop Tamizha
"Anthi maalai" Monster Justin Prabhakaran
"Aalanguruvigala" Bakrid D. Imman
"Theerathe" Panchaksharam sundharamurthy KS
"kuliruthu pulla" Otha Serupu Santhosh Narayanan
"Anbe Peranbe" NGK Yuvan Shankar Raja
"oru naal" Angelina D.Imman
"Lesa Valichudha" Jasmine C.Sathya
"Pularaddha" Dear Comrade (Dubbed version) Justin Prabhakaran
"Tharame Tharame" Kadaram Kondan Ghibran
"Yaaradiyo" Gorilla Sam C. S.
Unkoodave Porakkanum (Brother's Version)" Namma Veettu Pillai D. Imman

TeluguEdit

Year Film Song Composer
2013 Kadali (D)dubbed version "Yadike" A. R. Rahman
2015 I (D) "Nuvvunte Na Jathaga"
"Nuvvunte Na Jathaga"(Reprise)
2016 Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo "Vellipomaakey"
24 (D) "Manasuke"
2017 Ninnu Kori "Adiga Adiga" Gopi Sundar
Adirindi (D) "Maayo" A. R. Rahman
2018 Geetha Govindam "Inkem Inkem Inkem Kaavaley" Gopi Sundar
"Vachindamma"
Neevevaro "Vennala Vennala" Achu Rajamani
Prasan Praveen Shyam
Sailaja Reddy Alludu "Egiregirey" Gopi Sundar
Devadas "Emo Emo Emoo" Mani Sharma
Nawab (D) "Praaptham" AR Rahman
Hushaaru "Undiporaadhey" Radhan
"Undiporaadhey"(Sad Version)
Taxiwaala "Maate Vinadhuga" Jakes Bejoy
Padi Padi Leche Manasu "Emai Poyave" Vishal Chandrasekhar
Sarkar (D) "Vulikithe Vudhyamam" A. R. Rahman
"OMG Pilla"
2.0 (D) "Yanthara Lokapu Sundarive"
2019 Suryakantam "Inthena Inthena" Mark K Robin
"Nenena Nenena"
ABCD – American Born Confused Desi "Mellaga Mellaga" Judah Sandhy
NGK (D) "Prema O Prema" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Falaknuma Das "Aarerey Manasa" Vivek Sagar
Dear Comrade "Kadale" Justin Prabhakaran
Rakshasudu "Chinni Chinni Chinukulu" Ghibran
Gang Leader "Ninnu Chuse Anandamlo" Anirudh Ravichander
Madhanam "Yegire Yegire" Ron Ethan Yohann
Thoota (D) "Maruvaali" Darbuka Siva
"Yetu Pogalam Manam"
Raahu "Emo Emo" Praveen Lakkaraju
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramloo "Samajavaragamana" S. Thaman

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Song Composer
2017 Mersal (dubbed version) Maacho A. R. Rahman
2019 Dear Comrade "Madhu Pole Peytha Mazhaye" Justin Prabhakaran
Ishq "Parayuvaan" Jakes Bejoy
Manoharam "Akele Kanavil Theliyum" Sanjeev T

KannadaEdit

Year Film Song Composer
2019 Dear Comrade "Kadalanthe Kaada Kannu" Justin Prabhakaran

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzE_T1LewNM
  2. ^ "Sid Sriram Reflects On His Self-Evolution In New "Moments of Weakness" Video". www.thefader.com. 9 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Video: Sid Sriram, "SAGETRON"". www.thefader.com. 5 February 2015.
  4. ^ "'Margazhi, here I come'". thehindu.com. 16 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Music struck a dominant note". thehindu.com. 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ "'He's on song and loving it'". The Hindu. 5 January 2013.
  7. ^ "'Being an Indian kid in the USA, I was exposed to so many kinds of music'". Rediff.com. 24 January 2013.
  8. ^ Jyothsna. "THE ENVIRONMENT RAHMAN SIR CREATES IS SPIRITUALLY UPLIFTING AND CALM". Behindwoods. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  9. ^ "From Berklee to singing for Rahman". Rediff.com. 24 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Winners: 63rd Filmfare South Awards". Timesof India. 19 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Sid Sriram About Undiporaadhey Song". guitaa.com/. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  12. ^ "I knew Thalli Pogathey was going to be special". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 14 January 2017.
  13. ^ "WHO IS ENPT'S MUSIC DIRECTOR? ANY GUESSES?". www.behindwoods.com. 31 December 2016.

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