Suresh Peters (born 26 April 1968) is a multi talented artist in the field of Indian music. He is a music producer, a professional drummer, an award-winning music director in five Indian languages and a playback singer in multiple Indian languages for feature films in India.

Suresh Peters
Birth nameSuresh Peters
Born (1968-04-26) 26 April 1968 (age 55)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OriginIndia
Occupation(s)Composer, singer, drummer
Instrument(s)Keyboard, drums, guitar
Years active1990–present

Career edit

Having embarked on his musical journey from an early age, Suresh Peters has a rich history in the world of music. He began performing on stages during his school and college days. His proficiency led to numerous accolades even in his school years.[citation needed]

His early popularity as a musician prompted him to pursue a professional path in the music industry at a relatively young age. Following his college education, he briefly explored the film advertising domain, particularly in the film department. However, his true passion lay in music, which eventually led him to transition into a full-time music career.

Throughout this period, he actively participated in sessions and live shows alongside established musicians. He notably contributed as a member of the successful rock band "Nemesis Avenue." It was during this time that Suresh Peters had the opportunity to collaborate with the renowned A.R. Rahman, even before Rahman's rise to fame as a prolific music director in India.

The pivotal point came when A.R. Rahman initiated his first film project, "Roja," and Suresh Peters joined him as a dedicated assistant. Rahman, well-acquainted with Peters since their early college days, recognized Peters' multifaceted talents, including singing. During the composition of the film "Gentleman," Rahman offered Peters his first chance as a playback singer, featuring him in the popular song "Chikku Bukku Railae." The song's enormous success catapulted Suresh Peters into the limelight, opening doors for him to sing in multiple languages for Indian feature films.

Peters and Rahman went on to collaborate on a series of hit songs that are now considered classics. Tracks like "Urvasi Urvasi," "Pettai Rap," "Chandralekha," "Oru Koodai Sunlight," and "Super Police" became iconic hits that remain beloved by audiences to this day. As his fame as a singer grew, Suresh Peters embarked on his journey as a composer. His first major venture was an independent Tamil music album titled "Minnal," a pioneering effort during that era. The album achieved extraordinary success, selling over a million copies in a remarkably short span.[citation needed]

This marked a shift in Peters' career, transitioning him from a playback singer to a composer. His debut as a music director for a Tamil feature film, "Coolie," further solidified his position in the industry. Subsequently, he ventured into the Malayalam film industry with "Punjabi House" in 1998, marking another milestone in his career. His compositions for this film struck a chord with audiences, leading to a string of successful films and establishing his music as a cultural phenomenon.[citation needed]

In the Malayalam film industry, Peters' music stood out for its uniqueness and widespread appeal.[citation needed] He collaborated with esteemed directors and actors, as well as renowned musicians from various regions of India. Peters' popularity extended to five Indian languages—Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil. His singing and music direction prowess earned him recognition and opportunities to work with top composers and directors across languages.

In addition to his singing and music direction ventures, Suresh Peters maintained a consistent presence in the advertising sector. He has spent nearly three decades crafting jingles for an array of international and Indian brands, including Coke, Pepsi, Lakmé, Hindustan Lever, and Ford Motors.

Furthermore, Peters has solidified his identity as an independent music artist through successful Tamil albums, including "Minnal," "Oviyum," "Yengirindho," and "Kaathirupen." These albums enabled him to explore diverse musical genres and gain appreciation from global audiences. Peters remains a drummer, contributing to sessions and live performances for esteemed musicians, including L. Subramaniam, Vikku Vinayakram, M. Balamuralikrishna, A.R. Rahman, and his own band.

Awards edit

Kalaimamani, 1998 Received Prestigious Award for Creative Arts in the field of Music. Awarded by the Tamil Nadu State Government, 1998. Best Music Director Filmfare Award, 2000

Discography edit

As a singer edit

Tamil edit

Year Film Song(s) Composer Notes
1993 Gentleman Chikku bukku Rayile A. R. Rahman
1994 Jai Hind Bodhai Yeri Pochu Vidyasagar
1994 Kadhalan Petta Rap, Urvashi A. R. Rahman
1994 Captain Unakku Oru Macham Sirpy
1994 Super Police Sundara En A. R. Rahman
1995 Coolie Ada Kattu Katta, Hey Rum Rum himself
1995 Villadhi Villain Sarakku Sarakku Vidyasagar
1995 Thai Thangai Paasam Ilamaiyile T. Rajendar
1995 Aasai Shockadikkuthu Sona Deva
1995 Vishnu Okay Okay Deva
1995 Thotta Chinungi Coke Pepsi Philip-Jerry
1995 Pullakuttikaran Daily Daily Deva
1996 Rajali Eera Thamarai Aravind
1996 Thuraimugam Soda Bottle Adithyan
1996 Sundara Purushan Getup Maathi Sirpy
1996 Karuppu Roja Mella Sirithal M. S. V. Raja
1996 Gnanapazham Hey Sayorana K. Bhagyaraj
1997 Selva Lappu Tappu Sirpy
1997 Love Today Monica Monica Shiva
1997 Lucky Man Akkum Bakkum Adithyan
1997 Panchalankurichi Vanthiyala Deva
1997 Samrat Jimbumba Manoj Saran
1998 Golmaal Hey Pappa Balabharathi
1999 Monisha En Monalisa No Problem T. Rajendar
2002 Game Dosthu S. P. Venkatesh
2005 Englishkaran Englishkaran Deva
2006 Varalaaru Ilamai remix AR Rahman
2007 Sivaji Style AR Rahman
2014 Burma Counting Cars Sudharshan Kumar
2019 Thambi Hello Saare Govind Vasantha

Kannada edit

Year Film Song(s) Composer Notes
1998 Yaare Neenu Cheluve "Chakotha" Hamsalekha
1999 Snehaloka "Ooty Ooty" Hamsalekha
2000 Mava Mava Maduve Mado "Hakki Hakki" L. N. Shastry
2000 Avaran Bit Ivaran Bit Avanyaru "Avaran Bit" Hamsalekha
2000 Galate Aliyandru "Thillana Thillana" Deva
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi "Car Car" Mano Murthy
2001 Jodi "Surya Nodayya" S. A. Rajkumar
2001 Chithra "Zimbole" Gurukiran
2003 Ooh La La "Geleyare"
2007 Milana "Kaddu Kaddu"
2009 Auto "Life Is Automatic"

Telugu edit

Year Film Song(s) Composer Notes
1994 Super Police "Choodara En" A. R. Rahman
1995 Sisindri "Hello Pilla" Raj
1996 Pavithra Bandham "Paatante" M M. Keeravani
2001 Akasa Veedhilo "Hottara Bera Bera"
2001 Hanuman Junction "O Prema" himself

Hindi edit

Malayalam edit

As a composer edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Connect India Anthem – Suresh Peters ft. Shankar Mahadevan". YouTube. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021.

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