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Naresh Iyer
Birth name Naresh Iyer
Born 3 January 1981 (1981-01-03) (age 29)
Occupations playback singer, musician

Naresh Iyer (born 3 January 1981) is a playback singer from Mumbai, India. Naresh Iyer has rendered film songs in several Indian languages and has several chart hits to his credit. His rendition of "Roobaroo" from the movie Rang De Basanti composed by A.R. Rahman topped the music charts for many weeks in 2006 and won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. He also won the Filmfare award in the R.D. Burman Musical Talent category. He is one of the few playback singers to have won both a Filmfare Award and a National Award in his professional debut singing year.

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Biography

Naresh Iyer was born to a Tamil Brahmin family and brought up in Matunga, Mumbai. He attended SIES College of Management Studies where he received a degree in commerce. After graduation he intended to become a Chartered Accountant, but decided to study Carnatic music and Hindustani classical music instead.[1] Iyer was spotted by composer A. R. Rahman in a reality talent show, Channel V's Super Singer. Though he did not win the show, Naresh was later contacted by A. R. Rahman and made his debut with the song "Mayilirage" from Anbe Aaruyire. He has also sung for other composers in both Hindi and Tamil.

Naresh is also the vocalist of a fusion band called Dhvani which is based in Mumbai.[2] He and his band have performed for many events and charity concerts.

He also won the R.D. Burman Award as the best male upcoming singer.[3]

Awards

Discography

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Soundtrack

Year Film Songs Language
2005 Anbe Aaruyire "Mayilirage" Tamil
2006 Saravana "Kadhal Suthuthey" Tamil
Rang De Basanti "Paathshala", "Roobaaroo", "Tu Bin Bataye", "Paathshala (Remix)" Hindi
Varalaru - The Story of the Godfather "Innisai", "Kamma Karayile" Tamil
Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi "Aasai Kanav" Tamil
Notebook "Chilukamma" Telugu
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal "Munbe Vaa", "Kummi Adi" Tamil
Chennai Kadhal "Silusilukum" Tamil
Rendu "Nee En Thozhiya" Tamil
Thirumagan "Thatti Thatti", "Ithukkuthana" Tamil
2007 Thoovanam "SMSile Kaadhal", "Rap" Tamil
Kalakkuran Chandru "Sollava Naan" Tamil
Say Salaam India "Haiya Haiya" Hindi
Munna "Manasa" Telugu
Ninaithale "Ilayaraja" Tamil
Pachaikili Muthucharam "Kaadhal Konjum", "Karu Karu" Tamil
Neevalle Neevalle "Modhalennadu" Telugu
Lee "Oru Kalavani" Tamil
Sivaji "The Boss" Tamil
Happy Days "Happy Days Rock" Telugu
Bheema "Oka Mukhamu" Telugu
Heart Beats "Mizhi Mazhai Thornuva" Malayalam
Hudugata "Are Are Saguthire" Kannada
Nuvvu Nenu Prema "Preminche Premavaa", "Kummaiyali" Telugu
Naan Avanillai "Then Kudicha" Tamil
Sajni "Chandramukhiye" Kannada
One Love "Bhalobasha Ek Hoye", "Pranayam Onnu Allo" Bengali, Malayalam
Bheema "Orumugamo" Tamil
Right Adhre "Gusu Gusu" Kannada
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan "Valayapatti" Tamil
2008 Vambu Sandai "Thal Thiravai" Tamil
Inba "Vizhigal Meethu" Tamil
Velli Thirai "Uyirile" Tamil
Lakshmi Putrudu "Thamaaranai Thamaaranai" Telugu
Thotta "Mugam Poo" Tamil
Sakkarakatti "Elay" Tamil
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na "Pappu Can't Dance" Hindi
Nespipaya Volume 3 "En Ullam Enguthae" Tamil
Vaaranam Aayiram "Mundhinam", "Yethi Yeth" Tamil
Seval "Parvayile Oru Yekkam" Tamil
Avakaya Biryani "Nadiche Yedu Adugullo" Telugu
Yuvvraaj "Mastam Mastam" Hindi
Circus "Pisugdale" Kannada
Aegan "Hey Saala" Tamil
Chaitrada Chandrama "Nanna Chelluve" Kannada
Surya S/O Krishnan "Monna Kanipinchavu", "Yegasi Yegasi" Telugu
Kotha Bangaru Lokam "Ok Anesa" Telugu
2009 Newtonin Mundram Vidhi "Paraparakura" Tamil
Chickpete Sachagalu "Khushi Khushi" Kannada
Venkata In Sankata "Nodutha" Kannada
Delhi 6 "Hey Kaala Bandar" Hindi
Ananda Thandavam "Bangara Pitta" Telugu
Pasanga "Oru Vetkam Varudhe" Tamil
Angadi Theru "Un Perai Sollum" Tamil
Muthirai "Azhagana Neeyum" Tamil
Varnam "Vanam Muzhuvathum Megam" Tamil
Eesaa "Unnaladhan nanum vazhuven" Tamil
Moscowin Kaveri "Then Mutham" Tamil
Ullasa Utsaha "Love Maade Naane" Kannada
Agampuram "Kangal Modhi" Tamil
Agarathi "Pachikili Rendu" Tamil
Yen ippadi mayakinai "Nee ennai Ninaithai" Tamil
Katha "Thaka Thaka" Telugu
Kandhakottai "Unnai Kadhali Yendru sollava" Tamil
Leader "Aaunana kaadana" Telugu
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya "Kannukkul Kannai" Tamil
Mundhinam Parthane "Maya" Tamil
Thambiku Intha Ooru "Yennai Yaar" Tamil
Ye Maaya Chesave "Aakasam" Telugu

References

  1. ^ Chaudhuri, Debanjana (2005-12-25). "Sing with me". Express India. http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=163283. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  2. ^ Ramamoorthy, Mangala (24 March 2007). "On a melodious track". The Hindu. http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2007032401740500.htm&date=2007/03/24/&prd=mp&. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  3. ^ Ramamoorthy, Mangala (2007-03-22). "Melodious track". The Hindu. http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2007/03/22/stories/2007032200180100.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

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