G. V. Prakash Kumar
G. V. Prakash Kumar

G. V. Prakash Kumar

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G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian music composer, Playback singer, actor, and film producer known for his work in Tamil and Telugu films. His first film was S Pictures' Veyil (2006) and he gained fame in Tamil films by the early 2010s. He made his debut in acting on 2015 through Darling. He has won one National Award and three Filmfare Awards in his film career.

Early life

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/series such as Viduthalai: Part 1, ''Ka Pae Ranasingam'' and ''Paava Kadhaigal''.

Personal life

Prakash married his schoolmate, singer Saindhavi, in 2013. The couple became parents to a daughter named Anvi in 2020.

Career

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, especially his song "Pookal Pookum Tharunam".He went on to win critical acclaim for his music in Selvaraghavan's fantasy action adventure film ''Aayirathil Oruvan'' (2009), National award winning ''Aadukalam'' (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 5 minutes and recorded within an hour. 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, especially his song "Pookal Pookum Tharunam".He went on to win critical acclaim for his music in Selvaraghavan's fantasy action adventure film ''Aayirathil Oruvan'' (2009), National award winning ''Aadukalam'' (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 5 minutes and recorded within an hour. 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, especially his song "Pookal Pookum Tharunam".He went on to win critical acclaim for his music in Selvaraghavan's fantasy action adventure film ''Aayirathil Oruvan'' (2009), National award winning ''Aadukalam'' (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 5 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 and also composed Sunrisers Hyderabad's first anthem''. 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 Last two releases as a composer and not his film as an actor are Vetrimaaran-Dhanush's ''Asuran'' (2019) and Sudha Kongara-Suriya's ''Soorarai Pottru'' (2020).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''.In 2021, his film ''Vanakkam Da Mappilei'' was a direct to OTT release. 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''.In 2021, his film ''Vanakkam Da Mappilei'' was a direct to OTT release. It was marks the second collaboration of G. V. Prakash and Rajesh after 2016's ''Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru''. Following ''Bachelor'' and ''Jail'' were released in December.
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