Pradeep Kumar: Tamil Cinema’s Carnatic Maestro & Composer

Pradeep Kumar is a composer and playback singer who works in the Tamil cinema industry. He started performing Carnatic music in 2010. Singing Aasal Oru Pulveli and Vazhi Parthirundhen for the movie Attakathi, which featured Santhosh Narayanan as the music director, were his debut Tamil songs. He is currently working on several projects, including the song Pogaadhey Kanmaniye for the movie Veera.

NamePradeep Kumar
Real NamePradeep Kumar
ProfessionSinger, Composer
Date of Birth12 May 1986
Age (as of 2023)37
Zodiac signCapricorn
FamilyFather: Vijaya KumarMother: Lalitha Vijayakumar
Marital StatusMarried
WifeKalyani Nair
ChildrenYet to be updated
Educational QualificationGraduate
Birth PlaceTrichy, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownTrichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Pradeep Kumar’s  Early Life and Career

Pradeep Kumar was born in Trichy, Tamilnadu, India, in December 1986. Pradeep Kumar’s parents are Vijaya Kumar, a police officer, and Lalitha Vijayakumar, a music teacher. He finished school and pursued his engineering degree in Trichy. Lalitha Vijayakumar, his mother, is the one who taught him the craft of Carnatic music. Furthermore, in the Tamil film 36 Vayathinile directed by Santhosh Narayanan, his mother Lalitha Vijayakumar debuted as a playback singer

Later on, he began learning music under his first guru, J. Venkataraman, at the Alathur School of Music. He decides to drop out of college and pursue engineering instead of music. He will then return to his career and complete his audio engineering diploma program, where he will gain more knowledge about sound composition. He sang several Carnatic songs and made numerous appearances in reveals. He wed Kalyani Nair, his co-signer, temporarily. Additionally, he made his debut as a composer with the Telugu film Maine Pyar Kiya.

Pradeep Kumar Awards

Filmfare Awards South
2015Best Tamil Male Playback Singer AwardAagayam TheepidithaMadras
South Indian Worldwide Movie Awards
2015Best Tamil Male Playback Singer AwardAagayam TheepidithaMadras
Vijay Awards
2015Best Tamil Male Playback Singer AwardAagayam TheepidithaMadras
Norway Tamil Movie Competitors Awards
2016Best Male Playback Singer AwardMaya NadhiKabali

Interesting Facts

  • When he started doing professional Carnatic music performances in 2010, he collaborated with composers Sean Roldan and Santhosh Narayanan.
  • He learned the art of Carnatic music from his mother Lalitha Vijayakumar, and he started teaching others at a young age by regularly joining her in song at home.
  • In addition, Santhosh Narayanan introduced his mother Lalitha Vijayakumar to the Tamil film industry in 2015 for her playback vocal role in 36 Vayadhinile.
  • Later on, he started learning music at the Aalathur School of Music from J. Venkataraman, his first guru. He decided to pursue an engineering job after dropping out of college in addition to music. Following that, he went back to his career and finished his diploma program in audio engineering, which gave him further insight into sound composition.
  • In addition, Maine Pyar Kiya, a Telugu production, marked his compositional debut.
  • He had more than 441K Instagram followers as of February 2023.

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