Vijay Prakash: Indian Playback Maestro & Musical Virtuoso

Vijay Prakash is an Indian playback vocalist and composer. He has sung and voice-acted in Hindi films, including Force, Raavan, Cheeni Kum, Blue, Blue, Swades, Yuvvraaj, Kaal, Matrubhoomi, Lakshya, and Tere Naam. He sits on the judges’ panels for Zee Tamil’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Zee Kannada’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa shows, respectively.

Real NameVijay Prakash
ProfessionIndian Singer and musical composer
Date of Birth21 February 1976
Age42 (As of 2018)
Father NameL. Ramashesha
Mother NameR. Lopamudra
CollegeSri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, Karnataka
HobbiesSinging, Listening Music,
HometownMysore, Karnataka, India
Wife NameMahathi Vijay Prakash
Current CityMysore, Karnataka, India

About Vijay Prakash 

Vijay Prakash was born on February 21st, 1976. His birthplace was Karnataka’s Mysore. From Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, he completed his degree. His parents are Lopamudra and Ramashesha. He began his professional career as a competitor in Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa competition. 2004 saw him have his big break in the film “Baaz.” Soon after, he started singing in all languages and rose to fame. He made his screen debut in a Kannada movie in 2008, performing the song “Kavithe” from Gaalipata. The Tamil film industry saw the release of the film Anbe Sivam in 2003, along with the song “Anbe Sivam.” He debuted in Telugu in 2008 with the song “Bagunde.” He made his composing debut in the 2012 Kannada film “Andhar Bahar,” in addition to singing.


In 1996, he relocated to Mumbai and enrolled in Suresh Wadkar‘s class. Vijay Prakash took part in the Zee TV show Sa Re Ga Ma, which was hosted by Sonu Nigam. In 1999, he advanced to the mega-finals. Later on, Zee Kannada compared Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

His breakout performance was in the Karisma Kapoor-starring Hindi film Baaz (2002). In the Ashutosh Gowariker-directed movie Swades, he also wrote his first song for A. R. Rahman. Later, the same composer wrote the music for the Tamil film New.

His voice has appeared in about twenty-five foreign films; one of them was in China and had music by Surender Sodhi. He has provided the voice for several advertisements, including “Kabhi chatpataa” for Knorr Soups and “Na sar jhuka hain kabhi” for HDFC Life Insurance.

He performed the Rupert Fernandes song “Condom a capella,” which was produced by the BBC World Service Trust, in 2008 as part of an Indian safe-sex campaign. His song “Jai Ho” was the 2008 Academy Award winner for Best Original Song, which he received in 2009.

Confident Star Singer 2 (Kannada), which broadcast on Asianet Suvarna on weekdays from 7-8 pm, featured him as one of the judges.

Awards and Titles

1999RAPA award for the Best Singer in Advertising in the year
2004Adityakalakiranpuraskar – award by the Aditya Birla Group.
2009Mirchi Music Award Critics Award – song of the year Tamil
2009Airtel Super Singer Junior popular male singer award
2010Young Achiever award by Jaya TV in the year
2011Edison Award -Best Playback Singer(Tamil)for the song Hosanna
20115th Vijay Awards ( Best Male Playback Singer)
20115th Suvarna Film Awards ( Best Male Playback Singer)
2011BIG FM Award for Best Tapanguchi Song (Kannada) for Kurikolina
2012Big Kannada Ugadi Music Awards 92.7 (Best Singer Male)
2012Crowned ‘Vidyaranyashree’ – Vidyaranyayuvakasangha – Bangalore Ganesh Utsav
2013Suvarna Comedy Awards 2013 Best Singer Male (Khaali Quarter)
2013Suvarna Comedy Awards 2013 Best Song (Thund Haikla Saavasa)
2013TSR – TV9 National Film Award for Best Playback Singer (Male) – “Aaradugula Bullet” (Attarintiki Daredi)
2013Etv Sangeet Samman 13 (Best Singer – Male)
2014Mirchi Music Awards South 2015__Male Vocalist (Malayalam) for “Oru Karimukilu” song from Charlie
2015Zee Kannada Music Awards 2014 – Best Singer Male
2015Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada – “Gatiya Ilidu” (Ulidavaru Kandanthe)
2015Mirchi music awards south 2015__Male Vocalist (Malayalam) for “Oru Karimukilu” song from Charlie
2016Zee Kannada Dashakadha Sambhrama (10 years celebration of Zee Kannada) – Dashakadha Dhwani (Voice of Decade)
2016Karnataka State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Nammoralli Chaligaladalli” (Beautiful Manasugalu)
2017Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada – “Belageddu Yara Mukhava” (Kirik Party )
20172nd IIFA Utsavam for Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada – “Belageddu Yara Mukhava” (Kirik Party )
2018Hemmeya dhwani (Pride Voice) from Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadiga 2018 for the songs of 2017
2019Hemmeya dhwani (Pride Voice) from Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019 for the songs of 2018
2019SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer for ‘Salaam Rocky Bhai’ from K.G.F: Chapter 1

Vijay Prakash’s Net Worth

Vijay Prakash is one of the wealthiest Indian musicians on the world music scene. Our investigation and data from Business Insider, Forbes, and Wikipedia indicate that Vijay Prakash is valued between $3 and $5 million.

Interesting Facts about Vijay Prakash

Singer and composer Vijay Prakash is from India.

In Mysore, Karnataka, on February 11, 1976, he was born.

For his efforts in the music business, he has received numerous accolades.

Vijay Prakash is a multilingual singer who has sung in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

His appearance on the reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge in 2006 helped him become well-known.

“Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire and “Hosanna” from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa are two of his well-known songs.

Vijay Prakash has worked with several well-known musicians, including Ilaiyaraaja and A.R. Rahman.

Additionally, he performed playback vocals for Bollywood movies such as Barfi and Raavan! 9. He is not just a qualified classical musician but also a singer.

Indian classical music is widely promoted by Vijay Prakash through workshops and concerts.

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