Born on June 13, 1987 to playback singer AR Reihana and G Venkatesh, GV Prakash is the nephew of AR Rahman. He is married to the singer Saindhavi and started his composing career with Veyyil in 2006. His first song as a vocalist was S Shankar’s Gentleman, for which his uncle composed the music. Prakash has worked with Rahman in other movies too.
Awards and accolades followed, with his music for Sevaraghavan’s Mayakkam Enna starring Dhanush winning critical acclaim. He worked on Saguni and Gangs of Wasseypur, as well as Darling, Kaaka Muttai, Komban and Theri. Prakash soon branched into film production and ventured into acting in Pencil and Darling.
To celebrate GV Prakash’s birthday, SoundboxIndia found some of his songs that we liked very much.
As a music director:
- Song: Uruguthey maruguthey (Veyyil)
- Song: Inka edho (Darling)
- Song: En Jeevan (Theri)
As a singer:
Song: Chikkubukku raile (Gentleman)
- Song: Aala aala (Lakshmi)
- Song: Thean pudhu thean (Party)