L. N. Ekambaresh
1 November 1978
Ekambaresh Lakshmi Narayanan, better known by his stage name Tippu (born 1 November 1978) is an Indian playback singer who has performed over 4000 songs in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada, languages.
Tippu has sung over 4000 songs in various languages such as Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. He has sung many hit songs in his career. He has lent his voice for the films starring South Indian super stars like Dr. Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth. He has sung for many stars in South India, but it is his combination with Kannada super star Puneeth Rajkumar that has struck a chord with the audience. This combination has given many hit songs to the industry. The songs 'Shiva antha hoguthidde' from Jackie, 'Yaavanig gothu' from Paramaathma, 'Hey hey Paaru' from Raaj, 'Hejjegondu hejje' from Prithvi, and 'Ley Ley' from Raam have all been major hits. His combination with the music director V. Harikrishna is very popular. They have delivered hit songs like 'Aakasha ishta aagideyo' from Gaalipata, 'Shiva antha hoguthidde' from Jackie, 'Yaavanig gothu' from Paramaathma, 'Hey hey Paaru' from Raaj, 'Ley Ley' from Raam, 'Junglee Shivalingu' from Junglee, and 'Edeyolage guitar' from Only Vishnuvardhana, most of them written by top lyricist and filmmaker Yogaraj Bhat.
|2000||Manasunna Maaraju||"Oodala Oodala Marri Chettu"||Vandemataram Srinivas|
|2001||Nuvvu Naaku Nachav||"Unna Maata Cheppaneevu"||Koti|
|Student No.1||"Koochipudi Kaina"||M. M. Keeravani|
|Anandam||"Anandam"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Snehamante Idera||"Snehamante Idera"||Shiva Shankar|
|Ishtam||"Ee Andala Collegelo"||DJ Gopinath|
|Naalo Unna Prema||"Edalo Okate Korika"||Koti|
|2002||Takkari Donga||"Hey Mama"||Mani Sharma|
|Neetho Cheppalani||"Missu Oh Vachhindhi"||Koti|
|Sandade Sandadi||"Auna Auna"||Koti|
|Seshu||"Aakasam Kindundi"||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Aadi||"Chikki Chikki Bam Bam"||Mani Sharma|
|Vasu||"Sportive Boys"||Harris Jayaraj|
|Sontham||"Sontham"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2003||Simahdri||"Nuvvu Whistleisthe"||M. M. Keeravani|
|2004||Varsham||"Langa Voni"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2005||Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana||"Something Something"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Evadi Gola Vaadidhi||"Banthilanti Bhama"||Kamalakar|
|Naa Alludu||"Nadumu Choosthe"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Manasu Maata Vinadhu||"Enamina Macarina"||Kalyani Malik|
|Jagapati||"Cheera Kattu Vayasu"||M. M. Keeravani|
|Aparichithudu||"Love Elephantla"||Harris Jayaraj|
|Bunny||"Maro Maro"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Athanokkade||"Chitapata Chitapata"||Mani Sharma|
|Bhadra||"Just Do It"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|"Ye Oore Chinnadana"|
|Oka Oorilo||"Gudu Gudu Guncham"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Allari Bullodu||"Magavada Mathi Poyera"||M. M. Keeravani|
|Chandramukhi||"Raa Raa Sarasaku"||Vidyasagar|
|Chatrapathi||"Mannela Tintivira"||M. M. Keeravani|
|Modati Cinema||"Thaka Chuku"||Swaraj|
|Gajini||"Ragola Ola"||Harris Jayaraj|
|Vennela||"Super Model"||Mahesh Shankar|
|Mahanandi||"Tightgunna Jeans Pantu"||Kamalakar|
|Jalakanta||"Adda Manadira"||Harris Jayaraj|
|That Is Pandu||"Acham Acham"||Mani Sharma|
|2006||Annavaram||"Jarra Soodu"||Vandemataram Srinivas|
|2007||Chirutha||"Yamaho Yamma"||Mani Sharma|
|2012||Julayi||"Hey Chakkani Bike Undi"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2018||Nannu Dochukunduvate||"Bigg Boss Anthem"||B. Ajaneesh Loknath|
|Naa... Nuvve||"Hey Hey I Love You"(Male)||Sharreth|
|"Right Right Right"|
|2019||1st Rank Raju||"Chalo Re Chalo"||Kiran Ravindranath|
|2001||Minnale||"Venmathi" / "Oh Mama"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2002||Samurai||"Moongil Kadugale"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2002||Lesa Lesa||"Mudhal Mudhalai"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2002||Thamizhan||"Hot Party"||D. Imman|
|2003||Kaakha Kaakha||"Ennai Konjam"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2003||Thirumalai||"Thaam Thakka" / "Dhimsu Kattai"||Vidyasagar|
|2003||Boys||"Girlfriend"||A. R. Rahman|
|2003||Jayam||"Thiruvizhannu Vandha" / "Vandi Vandi"||R. P. Patnaik|
|2004||Arul||"Ukkadathu" / "Punnakunnu"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2004||Kovil||"Silu Silu"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2004||Oru Murai Sollividu||"I Love You Solli"||Bharathwaj|
|2005||Aaru||"Paakadha"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2005||Thirupaachi||"Nee Entha Ooru"||Dhina|
|2005||Sivakasi||"Kodambakkam Area"||Srikanth Deva|
|2006||Unakkum Enakkum||"Something Something"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2006||Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||"Karka Karka"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2006||Veyil||"Veyilodu Vilayadi"||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|2007||Vel||"Kovakkara Kiliye"||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2007||Chennai 600028||"Jalsa"||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2007||Malaikottai||"Yeh Aatha"||Mani Sharma|
|2008||Santosh Subramaniam||"Yeppadi Irundha"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2008||Kadhalil Vizhunthen||"Solladi"||Vijay Antony|
|2009||Villu||"Vaada Mappiley"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2010||Singam||"En Idhayam"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2011||Ko||"Gala Gala" / "Aga Naga"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2011||Mankatha||"Machi Open the Bottle"||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2011||Venghai||"Orey Oru"||Devi Sri Prasad|
|2011||Narthagi||""Poovin Manam"||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|2012||Thuppakki||"Kutti Puli Koottam"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2013||Endrendrum Punnagai||"Othayilae"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2015||Anegan||"Aathadi Aathadi"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2016||Iru Mugan||"Kannai Vittu"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2017||Kaatru Veliyidai||"Saarattu Vandiyila"||A. R. Rahman|
|2019||Dev||"Anangae Sinungalama"||Harris Jayaraj|
|2022||Album Song||"Pottu Vaiththaan"||Maha|
|2023||Vaathi||"Sooriya Paarvaigaley"||GV Prakash Kumar|
|Film||Song Name||Music Director|
|Gaalipata||"Aakasha Ishte Yaakideyo"||V. Harikrishna|
|Ajith||Hani hani||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Chamkaisi Chindi Udaisi||"Bejaanaagi"||Mast P B Balaji|
|Shravana||"Bhoom Shakalaka"||Karthik Bhoopathi|
|Ee Sanje||"Bide Bide"||Jai Shiva|
|Ulaasa Uthsaha||"Chakori Chakori"||G V Prakash|
|Preethi Hangama||"Chelu Cheluva"||Raj Kiran|
|Sihi Muthu||"Chikalaka"||V. Harikrishna|
|Porki||"Dhaane Dhayya"||V. Harikrishna|
|Veerabahu||"Ding Diga Ding"||V. Harikrishna|
|Kiraathaka||"Dubai Thorsu"||V. Manohar|
|Saniha||"Ee Manase"||A M Neel|
|FM||"FM Radio"||G R Shankar|
|Zamana||"Happy Happy"||Karthik Raja|
|Hare Rama Hare Krishna||"Hare Rama"||Ilayaraja|
|Prithvi||"Hejjegondu Hejje"||Manikanth Kadri|
|Rajkumari||"Hey Baddi"||V. Harikrishna|
|Bhadra||"Hey Chinna"||Shee Guru|
|Bhadra||"Madanaari Baale"||Shree Guru|
|Raaj the Showman||"Hey Hey Paaru"||V. Harikrishna|
|Mallikarjuna||"Hey Miya"||S. A. Rajkumar|
|Sirivantha||"Happy Day"||S A Rajkumar|
|Bellary Naga||"Jaagore Jaagore"||L N Shastry|
|Junglee||"Junglee Shivalingu"||V. Harikrishna|
|Krazy Loka||"Kabab Mey"||Manikanth Kadri|
|Bindaas Hudugi||"Kannalli Kannittu"||Yaara Ramesh|
|Preethse Preethse||"Kuchchu Kuchchu"||Anoop Seelin|
|Shourya||"Laka Laka"||Sadhu Kokila|
|Raam||"Ley Ley Ammana Magale"||V. Harikrishna|
|Kari Chirathe||"My name is"||Sadhu Kokila|
|Sanju Weds Geetha||"Nalle Nalle"||Jassie Gift|
|Abhay||"Neene kane"||V. Harikrishna|
|Achchu Mechchu||"Ninna Mele"||A M Neel|
|Maduve Mane||"Onde Notake"||Manikanth Kadri|
|Mast Maja Maadi||"Ota Ota"||P B Balaji|
|Rama Rama Raghurama||"Rama Rama"||V. Harikrishna|
|Jackie||"Shiva Antha Hoguthidde"||V. Harikrishna|
|Olave Vismaya||"Salaam Namasthe"||Veer Samarth|
|Toofan||"Shiva Hudugire"||Elvin Joshua|
|Yograj But||"Sunaka Sunana"||Milind Dharmasena|
|Hey Sarasu||"Talaku Talaku"||G R Shankar|
|Bodyguard||"Yaake Guru"||Vinay Chandra|
|Maleyali Jotheyali||"Yaare Ninna Mummy Daddy"||V. Harikrishna|
|Paramathma||"Yaavanig Gothu"||V. Harikrishna|
|Only Vishnuvardhana||"Edeyolage Guitaarru"||V. Harikrishna|
|Gun||"Yenne Yaaru"||Ronnie Raphael|
|Male Barali Manju Irali||"Yeno Aagide Nanage"||Mano Murthy|
|Nanjangud Nanjunda||"Eri Mele Eri"||K V Ravichandra|
|Ranna||"Thithli Thithli"||V. Harikrishna|
|Hara||"Lava Lavike"||Jassie Gift|
|Kiladi Kitty||"Madhura Huchchu"||Jassie Gift|
|Prema Pallakki||"Why" ||Vineeth Raj Menon|
|Love Is Poison||"Kanna Munde"||Sai Kiran|
|Bangalore 560023||"Naaleya Nambu Maga"||Arun Andrews|
|Krishna Tulasi||"Lokana Nammange"||Kiran Ravindranath|
|O Premave||"Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa"||Anand Rajavikram-Rahul Dev|
|Film||Song Name||Music Director||Notes|
|Indra - The Tiger||Bam bam bole||Mani Sharma||Hindi dubbed version of Telugu film Indra|
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