G.V. Prakash – Everything You Need To Know

G.V. Prakash Kumar is a music director, actor, producer, and singer from India. He is well known for composing music for Tamil and Telugu films. S Pictures’ Veyil was his first feature and became well-known in Tamil cinema by the early 2010s. He made his acting debut in 2015 with Darling.

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A Quick Glance at G.V. Prakash

    • Born: 13 June 1987 
    • Age: 35
    • Occupations: Music Director, Actor, Playback Singer, Instrumentalist, and Producer.
    • Instruments: Keyboard, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Folk Instruments, and Drums.
    • Genres: Film Music
    • Years Active: 2005 – Present
    • Find GV Prakash at: Instagram

G.V. Prakash – Music Direction and Playback Singing

G.V. Prakash first appeared as a vocalist for director S. Shankar’s Tamil film Gentleman (1993), composed by his maternal uncle A.R. Rahman. The song Chikku Bukku Raile was an instant hit from the movie he sang as a kid. Further, his second and third songs from Uzhavan at a young age established his presence as a singer. G.V. Prakash has also contributed to Rahman’s other projects and has worked with Harris Jayaraj, singing two songs in Anniyan (2005) and Unnale Unnale (2007).

Chikku Bukku Rayile Video Song | Gentleman Tamil Movie Songs

Kaathu Kaathu Dinam Kaathu| K. S. Chithra, G. V. Prakash Kumar

Maari Mazhai Peyaadho |Shahul Hameed, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Sujatha Mohan

*The video song is in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

Prakash sang the peppy song “Kadhal Yaanai” along with Nakul, in Anniyan. He worked as a Keyboard Programmer for Jayaraj. That’s when Director Shankar saw G.V. Prakash, and gave him the opportunity to sing. Though Prakash has sung many songs as a kid, “Kadhal Yaanai” was his first song as a grown-up.

Kadhal Yaanai| Anniyan

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

G.V. Prakash made his debut as a film composer in Vasanthabalan’s critically praised Tamil film Veyil (2006), produced by S. Shankar. His song “Pookal Pookum Tharunam” from the film Madrasapattinam (2010), directed by A. L. Vijay was very well received.

Veyil songs| G.V. prakash songs 

Pookal Pookum Tharunam

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

Prakash went on to receive critical acclaim for his music in Selvaraghavan’s fantasy action-adventure movie Aayirathil Oruvan (2010) and the dramatic movie Mayakkam Enna (2011), his third collaboration with Dhanush. Selvaraghavan and Dhanush co-wrote the album’s five songs, and the two also collaborated on the song “Kadhal En Kadhal.” The CD also includes the song “Pirai Thedum,” which Prakash sang with his fiancée, Saindhavi, and another song, “Voda Voda,” which Dhanush wrote and sang in just 5 minutes and recorded in under an hour.

Aayirathil Oruvan – Music Box 

Pirai Thedum Iravilae| Mayakkam Enna | G.V. Prakash

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

“Prakash worked very hard to go out of his comfort zone and create the kind of edgy numbers Selvaraghavan expects and has risen to the challenge,” according to Rediff’s soundtrack review. Behindwoods critics said Prakash “reiterates his talent once again” and that the album is “intoxicating enough.” In late September 2011, R. S. Infotainment’s Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal (2012) released a single track, “Oru Murai,” penned by Thamarai and composed and sung by Prakash. His future films include the political satire Saguni (2012) and the Hindi crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur background score.

Oru Murai

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

Darling (2015) had several successful songs. “Anbe Anbe, “Vandha Mala,” “and “Sattunu Idi Mazhai,” in particular. Prakash is also making his acting debut in this flick. 

Darling | JukeBox 

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

The songs in Kaaka Muttai (2015) were massive hits; The song “Karuppu Karuppu” topped the charts. Next in line, Komban‘s “Karuppu Nerathazhagi” was a powerful smash (2015). Also, G.V. Prakash signed his 50th film with director Atlee, which also happens to be Vijay’s 59th, titled Theri (2016).

Karuppu Karuppu| Kaakka Muttai| G.V.Prakash Kumar | Fox Star Studios

Karuppu Nerathazhagi – Komban| G.V. Prakash Kumar

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

Vetrimaaran’s Asuran starring Dhanush (2019) and Sudha Kongara’s Soorarai Pottru starring Surya (2020) are G.V. Prakash’s most recent music compositions that won him popularity.

Asuran – Jukebox

Soorarai Pottru – Jukebox| G.V. Prakash Kumar | Sudha Kongara

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

G.V. Prakash – Acting Career

Director A.R. Murugadoss approached Prakash in 2012 about a possible acting role. He agreed to star in the project, but it never got off the ground. Prakash then signed on to star in three films in short succession, with all three going into production simultaneously. He took acting classes from the actor Aadukalam Naren to improve his skills. He has stated that his stage appearances as a singer were also beneficial in displaying his acting aptitude.

Prakash was set to make his acting debut opposite Sri Divya in the film Pencil, in which he would portray a school student.  Pencil‘s release was postponed, thus his first film was the horror flick Darling. The film is a remake of the Telugu film Prema Katha Chitram, which was released in 2013. Following that, Trisha Illana Nayanthara (2015) was released. The film explores the modern understanding of love as well as the perspectives of today’s young people of both genders on love, relationships, virginity, and other topics. 

Darling Official Trailer | G. V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani

Trisha Illana Nayanthara Official Trailer | G. V. Prakash Kumar, Anandhi, Manisha Yadav –

*The videos are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

In 2016, he featured in the films Pencil and Enakku Innoru Per Irukku, as well as the comedy  Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru. Bruce Lee is up next (2017). He made a cameo appearance in the climax sequence alongside Silambarasan’s Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (2017).

Bruce Lee Official Trailer | Bruce Lee | G.V. Prakash Kumar, Kriti Kharbanda | Prasanth Pandiyaraj 

*The videos are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

Prakash appeared in Bala’s action thriller Naachiyaar in 2018. Next to Jyothika, he played a supporting role. Then, in May, the comedy-drama Semma was released. Kuppathu Raja, Watchman, Sarvam Thaala Mayam, 100 percent Kadhal, and Sivappu Manjal Pachai were among his five releases in 2019.

Sarvam Thaalamayam| AR Rahman | Rajiv Menon | G.V. Prakash

Sivappu Manjal Pachai Official Trailer | Siddharth, G.V. Prakash Kumar | Sasi | Siddhu Kumar

*The videos are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.


Poster of G.V. Prakash’s Debut Film, Darling Image Source: IMDb

Poster of G.V. Prakash’s Nachiyar. Image Source: IMDb

G.V. Prakash – Production

Prakash founded his own production company, “G.V. Prakash Kumar Productions,” in 2013. Vikram Sugumaran, a former assistant of Balu Mahendra, directed his first film, Madha Yaanai Koottam.

Poster of G.V. Prakash’s Poster – Madha Yaanai Kootam Image Source: IMDb

Background and Personal Life

G.V. Prakash is the son of G. Venkatesh and playback singer A. R. Reihana – who is the elder sister of the legendary music director A. R. Rahman. Bhavani Sre, his younger sister, is an actress who has acted in films such as Ka Pae Ranasingam and Paava Kadhaigal. Prakash married vocalist Saindhavi, a classmate, in 2013. In 2020, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter.

G.V. Prakash & Saindhavi Hits | Melody | Juke Box

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

G.V. Prakash’s Filmography

*Source: Wikipedia

As a Music Director

Year of ReleaseTamil MoviesTelugu MoviesMore Languages
2006Veyil Vesavi
2007Oram Po Nenu Autovani (2011)
KireedamPoornamarket (2011)
Polladhavan (3 songs)Punda (2010) (Kannada) 
Evano Oruvan   (Promo song)Evaro Okaru (2009)
Velli Thirai 
2008Ullasamga Utsahamga Ullasa Utsaha (2009) (Kannada) 

Ayyo Pavam (2009) (Malayalam)

Kuselan Kathanayakudu 
Ananda Thandavam Ananda Thandavam (2009)
Naan Aval Adhu  (2 songs)Nenu Tanu Aame
Seval Ballem (2011)
2009Angaadi Theru   (4 songs)Shopping Mall (2010)
Aayirathil Oruvan Yuganiki Okkadu (2010)
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam  Super Cowboy (2010)
2010Madrasapattinam 1947 A Love Story (2011)
Aadukalam Pandem Kollu (2015)
Deiva Thirumagal Nanna
Mayakkam Enna Mr. Karthik (2016)
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Nirantharam Nee Oohalo
2012Endukante… Premanta! 
Saguni Sakuni
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1  (Hindi)
Joker (Hindi)
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2  (Hindi)
Thaandavam Siva Thaandavam
Paradesi Paradesi
Naan Rajavaga Pogiren 
2013Ongole Githa   (4 songs)
Udhayam NH4 NH 4
Thalaivaa Anna – Born To Lead
Raja Rani Raja Rani
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai  Rajadhi Raja  
Nimirndhu Nil Janda Pai Kapiraju 
2014Naan Sigappu Manithan Indrudu
Irumbu Kuthirai 
Ugly (Hindi)
Idhu Enna Maayam
Kaaval  (5 songs)
Kaaka MuttaiHalf Ticket (Marathi)
Trisha Illana NayantharaTrisha Leda Nayanthara
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai
Bruce Lee
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru
2018SemmaChinni Krishnudu (2020)
2019Kuppathu Raja
100% Kadhal
2020Putham Pudhu Kaalai
Soorarai PottruAakasam Nee Haddura
2021Vanakkam Da Mappillai


As an Actor


Year of ReleaseMovieCharacterAdditional Information
2008KuselanHimselfCameo appearance in “Cinema Cinema” song
KathanayakuduTelugu film; cameo appearance in “Cinema Cinema” song
2013Naan Rajavaga PogirenCameo appearance in “College Paadam” song
ThalaivaaBar dancerCameo appearance in “Vaanganna” song
2015DarlingKathirDebut as lead role
JK Enum Nanbanin VaazhkaiHimselfCameo appearance in “Title” song
Trisha Illana NayantharaJeeva
Enakku Innoru Per IrukkuJohnny
Kadavul Irukaan KumaruKumar
2017Bruce LeeBruce Lee (Gemini Ganesan)
Anbanavan Asaradhavan AdangadhavanJeevaCameo appearance
2019Sarvam Thaala MayamPeter Johnson
Kuppathu RajaRocket
Sivappu Manjal PachaiMadhan
100% KadhalBalu
2021Vanakkam Da MappillaiAravindDirect-to-television
2022Ayngaran TBAReleasing on 26th January 2022
Selfie TBAFilming
Aayiram Jenmangal Arjundelayed
Adangathey Anwar Bashadelayed
4G TBAdelayed
Kadhalai Thedi Nithya Nandha TBAdelayed
Kadhalikka YarumillaiTBAFilming
Trap City TBAIndependent English-language movie
Untitled ‘Kaushik Ramalingam’ Project TBAFilming
Idimuzhakkam TBAFilming

As a Singer

Year of ReleaseMoviesSong TitlesLyricsCo-SingerAdditional Information
2021Etharkum Thuninthavan“Vaada Thambi”Vignesh ShivanAnirudh RavichanderComposed by D Imman
Bagheera“Psycho Raja”Ramya NambeesanComposed by Ganesan Sekar
2021“No Mattum Sollu”Composed by Vibin R
2020Soorarai Pottru“Usurey”Maya Mahalingam
2019Asuran“Pollatha boomi”YugabharathiDhanush, Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunachalam
Vanigan“Vaadi mutta kanni”Composed by Suresh Kumar T R and Bhuvanesh Selvanesan
Party“Thean Pudhu Thean”SaindhaviComposed by Premgi Amaren
100% Kadhal“Kannum Kannum Plus”Maalavika Sundar
“Oru Vaanam”Andrea Jeremiah
Sarvam Thaala Mayam [26]“Peter Beata Edhu”Sathyaprakash, Arjun ChandyComposed by A. R. Rahman
2018Lakshmi“Ala Ala”SaindhaviComposed by Sam C. S.
Naachiyaar“Unna Vitta Yaarum Illa”PriyankaComposed by Ilayaraja
2017Mersal“Mersal Arasan”VivekNaresh Iyer, Sharanya Srinivas, T. G. VishwaprasadComposed by A. R. Rahman
2016Bruce Lee“Sugar Mint-u Kari”M. M. Manasi
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru“Gum Zaare”Al Rufin, Malavika Sundar
“Hey paathu podi”Grace Karunas, Ken Karunas
“Nee pona theruvula”M. C. Vickey, Vishnupriya Ravi
Adra Machan Visilu“Yaru Iva”Namitha BabuComposed by N. R. Raghunandan
Theri“Eena Meena Teeka”Pa. Vijay and Arunraja Kamaraj (RAP part)Uthara Unnikrishnan
2015Eetti“Un Swasam”MC Vickey, Maya
“Naan Pudicha Mosakutiye”Shakthisree Gopalan
Trisha Illana Nayanthara“Bittu Padam Di”Kalyani Pradeep, Saindhavi
“Yenachu Yedhachu”Adhik Ravichandran
Kaaval“Un Kannukullara”Priya Himesh
Kaaka Muttai“Edhai Ninaithom”
“Karuppu Karuppu”
Idhu Enna Maayam“Iravaaga Nee”Saindhavi
Komban“Appappa”Shreya Ghoshal
Pencil“Yaarai Polum”, “Kangalilae”, “LED Kannala”
Rajathanthiram“Yen Idha Paarvaigal”
Darling“Anbe Anbe”, “Sattena Idi Mazhai”
2014Ugly“Suraj Hai”Hindi
Poriyaalan“Kan Rendum”Composed by M. S. Jones
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam“Pen Maegam Polavae”Composed by Sharreth
Naan Sigappu Manithan“Elelo”, “Idhayam Unnai Theduthey”Composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Irumbu Kuthirai“Penne Penne”Composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar
2013JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai“Nee Enna Pesuvaai”, “Facebook Login”
Thalaivaa“Yaar Indha Saalai Oram”Na. Muthukumar
Raja Rani“Imaye”, “Hey Baby”
Biriyani“Edhirthu Nil”Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Annakodi“Pothi Vacha”
Udhayam NH4“Yaaro Ivan”, “Vaa Iravugal”
Naan Rajavaga Pogiren“Yaarivano”
Madha Yaanai Koottam“Kona Kondakari”Composed by N. R. Raghunanthan
2012Neerparavai“Para Para”Composed by N. R. Raghunanthan
Sundarapandian“Rekkai Mulaiththen”Composed by N. R. Raghunanthan
Thaandavam“Anicham Poovazhagi”, “Adhigaalai Pookal”
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal“Oru Murai”
Saguni“Manasellam Mazhaiye”Na. MuthukumarSonu Nigam, SaindhaviComposed by G. V. Prakash Kumar
2011Mayakkam Enna“Pirai Thedum”
2010Va“Unnai Kann”, “Sharp Sharpji”
Aayirathil Oruvan“Indha Paadhai”
2007Unnale Unnale“Hello Miss”Composed by Harris Jayaraj
2005Anniyan“Kadhal Yaanai”Composed by Harris Jayaraj
1999Suriya Paarvai“Ganapathi Thatha”Composed by S. A. Rajkumar
1999Mudhalvan“Alagaana Ratchachiye”Composed by A.R.Rahman
1995Muthu“Kuluvalilae”Composed by A. R. Rahman
Indira“Ini Achamillai”Composed by A. R. Rahman
Bombay“Kuchi Kuchi”Composed by A. R. Rahman
1994May Madham“Madrasai Suthi”, “Palakkattu Machanukku”Composed by A. R. Rahman
1993Uzhavan“Kaathu Kaathu Dinam Kaathu”Composed by A. R. Rahman
Uzhavan“Maari Mazhai Peyaadho”Composed by A. R. Rahman
Gentleman“Chikku Bukku Rayile”Composed by A. R. Rahman

Awards and Honors

Filmfare Awards South

  • Best Music Director (2015): Tamil – Aadukalam 
  • Best Male Debut (2015): South – Darling

Image Source: Filmy.Today

Mirchi Music Awards South

  • Best Song of the Year (2010): Pookal Pookum Tharunam – Madrasapattinam
  • Best Music Director of the Year (2011): Aadukalam
  • Best Album of the Year (2011): Aadukalam
  • Mirchi Listeners Choice Best Album (2011): Aadukalam

Image Source: Twitter

MTV Awards

  • MTV VMAI Award for Best Regional Music Video (2012): “Uyirin Uyire” from Thaandavam

Image Source: Sify

South Indian International Movie Awards

  • Best Music Director (2011 ): Aadukalam
  • Best Debut Actor (2015): Darling
  • Best Music Director (2021): Soorarai Pottru

Image Source: Twitter

Vijay Awards

  • Best Music Director (2011): Aadukalam

Image Source: News18

Vijay Music Awards

  • Best Song Sung by a Music Director (2011): “Yathe Yathe” from Aadukalam
  • Best Folk Song of the Year (2011):  “Otha Sollaala” from Aadukalam
  • Popular Album of the Year (2011): Aadukalam
  • Popular Duet of the Year (2011): “Pirai Thedum” from Mayakkam Enna (shared with Saindhavi)

Other awards

  • Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Music Director (2011): Madrasapattinam
  • Zee Cine Awards Tamil Award for Best Background Score (2019): Asuran

G.V. Prakash Music Hits

*The video songs are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

Thaandavam Music Box 

Aadukalam – Music Box | G.V. Prakash Kumar | Dhanush

Deiva Thirumagal Songs Jukebox 

Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal 2011 Music Box

Paradesi Tamil Video Songs | Jukebox 

Udhayam NH4 – Yaaro Ivan Video

Thalaivaa – Yaar Indha Saalai Oram Video

Raja Rani all songs jukebox

Saivam – Azhagu Video| G.V. Prakash 

Theri Official Full Songs| Audio Jukebox

Asuran – Official Jukebox| G. V. Prakash Kumar

Adiye Video Song | Bachelor | G.V. Prakash Kumar 

Pachigalam Paravaigalam Video Song | Bachelor | G.V. Prakash Kumar

Azhagana Ratchashiyae song 

Ini Achcham Achcham Illai (Sang as a kid)

Kuchi Kuchi Rakkamma Video Song | AR Rahman (Sang as a kid)

G.V. Prakash Movie Trailers

*The videos are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

Bachelor Movie Trailer

Jail Movie Trailer

Selfie Movie Trailer

Ayngaran Movie Trailer

Vannakamda Mapillai Movie Trailer

G.V. Prakash Interviews

*The videos are in Tamil, the singer’s native language.

G.V. Prakash Interview – Film Companion South

G.V. Prakash Interview – Irfan’s View

G.V. Prakash Interview – Cinema Vikatan

G.V. Prakash Interview – IndiaGlitz

G.V. Prakash and Sidharth Interview – Behindwoods TV