G. V. Prakash Kumar
|Born|| 13 June 1987 |
|Parent(s)||G. Venkatesh |
A. R. Reihana
|Relatives|| A. R. Rahman (uncle) |
(Bhavani Sre) (sister)
G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian Tamil composer, actor, producer and singer.He has predominantly scored music for Tamil films and Telugu films. His first film was S Pictures' Veyyil (2006) and he became popular in Tamil cinema by the early 2010s. He made his debut in acting on 2015 through Darling .
Prakash Kumar is the only son of G. Venkatesh and playback singer A. R. Reihana, who is the elder sister of music director A. R. Rahman.He also has a younger sister named Bhavani Sre, who is an actress and appeared in films such as Ka. Pae. Ranasingam and Paava Kadhaigal.
Prakash is married to singer Saindhaviand they have a daughter.
He first appeared as a vocalist on the soundtrack of director S. Shankar's Tamil film Gentleman (1993), composed by his maternal uncle, A. R. Rahman. He has also contributed to some of Rahman's other projects.He had also worked with Harris Jayaraj and sang two songs in Anniyan (2005) and Unnale Unnale (2007).
G.V. Prakash's introduction as a film composer was in the critically acclaimed Tamil film Veyil (2006) directed by Vasanthabalan and produced by director S. Shankar. His music in the film Madrasapattinam (2010), directed by A. L. Vijay was appreciated mainly for his song "Pookal Pookum Tharunam".
He went on to win critical acclaim for his music in Selvaraghavan's fantasy action adventure film Aayirathil Oruvan (2010) and drama film Mayakkam Enna (2011), which became his third collaboration that featured Dhanush in the lead role. The album's five songs were written by Selvaraghavan and Dhanush, with the pair also coming together to sing the song "Kadhal En Kadhal". The album also included the song "Pirai Thedum", which Prakash sang himself along with his fiancée, Saindhavi whilst another song "Voda Voda Voda", written and sung by Dhanush, was composed in just 15 minutes and recorded within an hour.Rediff.com reviewed the soundtrack claiming that Prakash had "tried very hard to walk away from his comfort zone and provide the kind of edgy numbers Selvaraghavan demands, and has risen to the challenge". Critics from entertainment portal Behindwoods.com cited that Prakash "reiterates his talent once again" and gave a verdict that the album is "intoxicating enough". In late September 2011, a single track "Oru Murai", written by Thamarai and composed and sung by Prakash in R. S. Infotainment's Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal (2012) was released. His subsequent releases include the political satire Saguni (2012) and the background score of the Hindi crime film Gangs of Wasseypur . Songs of the movie Darling (2015) were hits. Especially "Vandha Mala", "Anbe Anbe" and "Sattunu Idi Mazhai".This is also the debut film for Prakash as an actor. Prakash's songs in Kaaka Muttai (2015) were massive hits. "Karuppu Karuppu" song was on charts for a few months. "Karuppu Nerathazhagi" was a huge hit from Komban (2015). G.V. Prakash signed his 50th film with director Atlee that is Vijay's 59th, which is named Theri (2016).
GV Prakash's next 2 releases as a composer are Dhanush-Vetrimaaran's Asuran (2019) and Sudha Kongara's Soorarai Pottru (2020) starring Suriya.
In 2013, Prakash Kumar launched his own production house under the name "GV Prakash Kumar Productions". His first film Madha Yaanai Koottam , was directed by Vikram Sugumaran, a former assistant of Balu Mahendra.
In 2012, director A.R. Murugadoss approached Kumar regarding a potential acting venture. Prakash agreed to star in the project, however, the film later failed to take off. He subsequently signed on to appear in three films in quick succession, with the three entering production simultaneously. In order to further his acting ability, he took lessons from actor Aadukalam Naren and has noted that his stage performances as a singer were also helpful in demonstrating his potential as an actor.
Prakash was going to make his acting debut in a film titled Pencil , opposite Sri Divya, where he will be playing a school student.However, as Pencil's release was delayed, his first release became the horror film Darling . A remake of the 2013 Telugu film Prema Katha Chitram . Thereafter, Trisha Illana Nayanthara (2015). The film deals with the present day definition of love and the perspective of today’s youngsters of both genders about love, relationship, virginity etc. In 2016, he appeared in Pencil and two comedies films Enakku Innoru Per Irukku and Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru . The next is Bruce Lee (2017). He acted in the climax sequence as cameo appearance with Silambarasan's Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (2017). In 2018, he starred in Bala's action crime Naachiyaar . He acted in second role next to Jyothika. Then the comedy-drama, Semma released on May. In 2019, he had five releases this year with Sarvam Thaala Mayam , Kuppathu Raja , Watchman , Sivappu Manjal Pachai and 100% Kadhal .
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2008||Kuselan||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Cinema Cinema" song|
|Kathanayakudu||Telugu film; cameo appearance in "Cinema Cinema" song|
|2013||Naan Rajavaga Pogiren||Cameo appearance in "College Paadam" song|
|Thalaivaa||Bar dancer||Cameo appearance in "Vaanganna" song|
|2015||Darling||Kathir||Debut as lead role|
|JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Title" song|
|Trisha Illana Nayanthara||Jeeva|
|Enakku Innoru Per Irukku||Johnny|
|Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru||Kumar|
|2017||Bruce Lee||Bruce Lee (Gemini Ganesan)|
|Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan||Jeeva||Cameo appearance|
|2019||Sarvam Thaala Mayam||Peter Johnson|
|Sivappu Manjal Pachai||Madhan|
|2021||Vanakkam Da Mappilei||Aravind||Direct-to-television|
|Kadhalai Thedi Nithya Nandha||TBA||delayed|
|Trap City||TBA||Independent English-language movie|
|Untitled 'Kaushik Ramalingam' Project||TBA||Filming|
|2007||Oram Po •||Nenu Autovani (2011)|
|Kireedam •||Poornamarket (2011)|
|Polladhavan • (3 songs)||Punda (2010) (Kannada) ♦|
|Evano Oruvan • # (Promo song)||Evaro Okaru (2009)|
|Velli Thirai •|
|2008||Ullasamga Utsahamga •|| Ullasa Utsaha (2009) (Kannada) ♦|
Ayyo Pavam (2009) (Malayalam)
|Kuselan •||Kathanayakudu •|
|Ananda Thandavam •||Ananda Thandavam (2009)|
|Naan Aval Adhu • (2 songs)||Nenu Tanu Aame|
|Seval •||Ballem (2011)|
|2009||Angaadi Theru • # (4 songs)||Shopping Mall (2010)|
|Aayirathil Oruvan •||Yuganiki Okkadu (2010)|
|Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam • #||Super Cowboy (2010)|
|2010||Madrasapattinam •||1947 A Love Story (2011)|
|Aadukalam •||Pandem Kollu (2015)|
|Deiva Thirumagal •||Nanna|
|Mayakkam Enna •||Mr. Karthik (2016)|
|Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal •||Nirantharam Nee Oohalo|
|2012||Endukante... Premanta! •|
|Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 • #2 (Hindi)|
|Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 • #2 (Hindi)|
|Thaandavam •||Siva Thaandavam|
|Naan Rajavaga Pogiren •|
|2013||Ongole Githa • # (4 songs)|
|Udhayam NH4 •||NH 4|
|Thalaivaa •||Anna – Born To Lead|
|Raja Rani •||Raja Rani|
|JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai • #||Rajadhi Raja • #|
|Nimirndhu Nil •||Janda Pai Kapiraju •|
|2014||Naan Sigappu Manithan •||Indrudu|
|Irumbu Kuthirai •|
|Ugly • # (Hindi)|
|Idhu Enna Maayam|
|Kaaval # (5 songs)|
|Kaaka Muttai||Half Ticket (Marathi)|
|Trisha Illana Nayanthara||Trisha Leda Nayanthara|
|Enakku Innoru Per Irukku|
|Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai|
|Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru|
|2020||Putham Pudhu Kaalai|
|Soorarai Pottru||Aakasam Nee Haddura|
|2021||Vanakkam Da Mappilei|
|2021||Bagheera||"Psycho Raja"||Ramya Nambeesan||Composed by Ganesan Sekar|
|Login||"No Mattum Sollu"||Composed by Vibin R|
|2020||Soorarai Pottru||"Usurey"||Maya Mahalingam|
|2019||Asuran||"Pollatha boomi"||Yugabharathi||Dhanush, Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunachalam|
|Vanigan||"Vaadi muttakanni"||Composed by Suresh Kumar T R and Bhuvanesh Selvanesan|
|Party||"Thean Pudhu Thean"||Saindhavi||Composed by Premgi Amaren|
|100% Kadhal||"Kannum Kannum Plus"||Maalavika Sundar|
|"Oru Vaanam"||Andrea Jeremiah|
|Sarvam Thaala Mayam||"Peter Beata Edhu"||Sathyaprakash, Arjun Chandy||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|2018||Lakshmi||"Ala Ala"||Saindhavi||Composed by Sam C. S.|
|Naachiyaar||"Unna Vitta Yaarum Illa"||Priyanka||Composed by Ilayaraja|
|2017||Mersal||"Mersal Arasan"||Vivek||Naresh Iyer, Sharanya Srinivas, T. G. Vishwaprasad||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|2016||Bruce Lee||"Sugar Mint-u Kari"||M. M. Manasi|
|Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru||"Gum Zaare"||Al Rufin, Malavika Sundar|
|"Hey paathu podi"||Grace Karunas, Ken Karunas|
|"Nee pona theruvula"||M. C. Vickey, Vishnupriya Ravi|
|Adra Machan Visilu||"Yaru Iva"||Namitha Babu||Composed by N. R. Raghunandan|
|Theri||"Eena Meena Teeka"||Pa. Vijay and Arunraja Kamaraj (RAP part)||Uthara Unnikrishnan|
|2015||Eetti||"Un Swasam"||MC Vickey, Maya|
|"Naan Pudicha Mosakutiye"||Shakthisree Gopalan|
|Trisha Illana Nayanthara||"Bittu Padam Di"||Kalyani Pradeep, Saindhavi|
|"Yenachu Yedhachu"||Adhik Ravichandran|
|Kaaval||"Un Kannukullara"||Priya Himesh|
|Kaaka Muttai||"Edhai Ninaithom"|
|Idhu Enna Maayam||"Iravaaga Nee"||Saindhavi|
|Pencil||"Yaarai Polum", "Kangaliliae II", "LED Kannala II"|
|Rajathanthiram||"Yen Idha Paarvaigal"|
|Darling||"Anbe Anbe", "Sattena Idi Mazhai"|
|Poriyaalan||"Kan Rendum"||Composed by M. S. Jones|
|Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam||"Pen Maegam Polavae"||Composed by Sharreth|
|Naan Sigappu Manithan||"Elelo", "Idhayam Unnai Theduthey"||Composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Irumbu Kuthirai||"Penne Penne"||Composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|2013||JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai||"Nee Enna Pesuvaai", "Facebook Login"|
|Thalaivaa||"Yaar Indha Saalai Oram"||Na. Muthukumar|
|Raja Rani||"Imaye", "Hey Baby"|
|Biriyani||"Edhirthu Nil"||Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Udhayam NH4||"Yaaro Ivan", "Vaa Iravugal"|
|Naan Rajavaga Pogiren||"Yaarivano"|
|Madha Yaanai Koottam||"Kona Kondakari"||Composed by N. R. Raghunanthan|
|2012||Neerparavai||"Para Para"||Composed by N. R. Raghunanthan|
|Sundarapandian||"Rekkai Mulaiththen"||Composed by N. R. Raghunanthan|
|Thaandavam||"Anicham Poovazhagi", "Adhigaalai Pookal"|
|Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal||"Oru Murai"|
|Saguni||"Manasellam Mazhaiye"||Na. Muthukumar||Sonu Nigam, Saindhavi||Composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|2011||Mayakkam Enna||"Pirai Thedum"|
|2010||Va||"Unnai Kann", "Sharp Sharpji"|
|Aayirathil Oruvan||"Indha Paadhai"|
|2007||Unnale Unnale||"Hello Miss"||Composed by Harris Jayaraj|
|2005||Anniyan||"Kadhal Yaanai"||Composed by Harris Jayaraj|
|1999||Suriya Paarvai||"Ganapathi Thatha"||Composed by S. A. Rajkumar|
|1999||Mudhalvan||"Alagaana Ratchachiye"||Composed by A.R.Rahman|
|1995||Muthu||"Kuluvalilae"||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|Indira||"Ini Achamillai"||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|Bombay||"Kuchi Kuchi"||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|1994||May Madham||"Madrasai Suthi", "Palakkattu Machanukku"||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|1993||Uzhavan||"Kaathu Kaathu Dinam Kaathu"||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|Uzhavan||"Maari Mazhai Peyaadho"||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|Gentleman||"Chikku Bukku Rayile"||Composed by A. R. Rahman|
|2020||High & Dry||High and Dry||G. V. Prakash Kumar||Julia Gartha||Julia Gartha||G. V. Prakash Kumar, |
|First International Song by G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|2021||Hey Singari||Arul raj|
|2020||High & Dry||Julia Gartha|
|2021||99 Songs||Ehan Bhatt||For Tamil version|
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