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 GV 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| Gv prakash songs 

Video: 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’s background score.

Video: 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 GV Prakash’s most recent music compositions that won him popularity.

Video: 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 | GV 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, “GV 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.

GV 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 Release Tamil Movies Telugu Movies More Languages
2006 Veyil  Vesavi
2007 Oram Po  Nenu Autovani (2011)
Kireedam Poornamarket (2011)
Polladhavan (3 songs) Punda (2010) (Kannada) 
Evano Oruvan   (Promo song) Evaro Okaru (2009)
Velli Thirai 
2008 Ullasamga 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)
2009 Angaadi Theru   (4 songs) Shopping Mall (2010)
Aayirathil Oruvan  Yuganiki Okkadu (2010)
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam   Super Cowboy (2010)
2010 Madrasapattinam  1947 A Love Story (2011)
Aadukalam  Pandem Kollu (2015)
2011 Narthagi 
Deiva Thirumagal  Nanna
Mayakkam Enna  Mr. Karthik (2016)
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal  Nirantharam Nee Oohalo
2012 Endukante… 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 
2013 Ongole 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 
2014 Naan Sigappu Manithan  Indrudu
Irumbu Kuthirai 
Ugly (Hindi)
2015 Pencil
Idhu Enna Maayam
Kaaval  (5 songs)
Kaaka Muttai Half Ticket (Marathi)
Trisha Illana Nayanthara Trisha Leda Nayanthara
2016 Visaranai Vicharana
Theri Policeodu
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai
Bruce Lee
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru
2017 Mupparimanam
2018 Semma Chinni Krishnudu (2020)
2019 Kuppathu Raja
100% Kadhal
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai
Soorarai Pottru Aakasam Nee Haddura
2021 Vanakkam Da Mappillai
Thalaivi Thalaivi


As an Actor


Year of Release Movie Character Additional Information
2008 Kuselan Himself Cameo appearance in “Cinema Cinema” song
Kathanayakudu Telugu film; cameo appearance in “Cinema Cinema” song
2013 Naan Rajavaga Pogiren Cameo appearance in “College Paadam” song
Thalaivaa Bar dancer Cameo appearance in “Vaanganna” song
2015 Darling Kathir Debut as lead role
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Himself Cameo appearance in “Title” song
Trisha Illana Nayanthara Jeeva
2016 Pencil Shiva
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku Johnny
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Kumar
2017 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee (Gemini Ganesan)
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Jeeva Cameo appearance
2018 Naachiyaar Kaathavarayan
Semma Kulandaivelu
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam Peter Johnson
Kuppathu Raja Rocket
Watchman Bala
Sivappu Manjal Pachai Madhan
100% Kadhal Balu
2021 Vanakkam Da Mappillai Aravind Direct-to-television
Bachelor Darling
Jail Karuna
2022 Ayngaran  TBA Releasing on 26th January 2022
Selfie  TBA Filming
Aayiram Jenmangal  Arjun delayed
Adangathey  Anwar Basha delayed
4G  TBA delayed
Kadhalai Thedi Nithya Nandha  TBA delayed
Kadhalikka Yarumillai TBA Filming
Trap City  TBA Independent English-language movie
Untitled ‘Kaushik Ramalingam’ Project  TBA Filming
Idimuzhakkam  TBA Filming
Rebel TBA Filming

As a Singer

Year of Release Movies Song Titles Lyrics Co-Singer Additional Information
2021 Etharkum Thuninthavan “Vaada Thambi” Vignesh Shivan Anirudh Ravichander Composed by D Imman
Bagheera “Psycho Raja” Ramya Nambeesan Composed by Ganesan Sekar
2021 “No Mattum Sollu” Composed by Vibin R
2020 Soorarai Pottru “Usurey” Maya Mahalingam
2019 Asuran “Pollatha boomi” Yugabharathi Dhanush, Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunachalam
Vanigan “Vaadi mutta kanni” Composed by Suresh Kumar T R and Bhuvanesh Selvanesan
Party “Thean Pudhu Thean” Saindhavi Composed by Premgi Amaren
100% Kadhal “Kannum Kannum Plus” Maalavika Sundar
“Oru Vaanam” Andrea Jeremiah
Sarvam Thaala Mayam [26] “Peter Beata Edhu” Sathyaprakash, Arjun Chandy Composed by A. R. Rahman
2018 Lakshmi “Ala Ala” Saindhavi Composed by Sam C. S.
Naachiyaar “Unna Vitta Yaarum Illa” Priyanka Composed by Ilayaraja
2017 Mersal “Mersal Arasan” Vivek Naresh Iyer, Sharanya Srinivas, T. G. Vishwaprasad Composed by A. R. Rahman
2016 Bruce 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 Babu Composed by N. R. Raghunandan
Theri “Eena Meena Teeka” Pa. Vijay and Arunraja Kamaraj (RAP part) Uthara Unnikrishnan
2015 Eetti “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
“Irukiraai” Harini
Komban “Appappa” Shreya Ghoshal
Pencil “Yaarai Polum”, “Kangalilae”, “LED Kannala”
Rajathanthiram “Yen Idha Paarvaigal”
Darling “Anbe Anbe”, “Sattena Idi Mazhai”
2014 Ugly “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
2013 JK 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
2012 Neerparavai “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. Muthukumar Sonu Nigam, Saindhavi Composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar
2011 Mayakkam Enna “Pirai Thedum”
2010 Va “Unnai Kann”, “Sharp Sharpji”
Aadukalam “Yaathe”
Aayirathil Oruvan “Indha Paadhai”
2007 Unnale Unnale “Hello Miss” Composed by Harris Jayaraj
2005 Anniyan “Kadhal Yaanai” Composed by Harris Jayaraj
1999 Suriya Paarvai “Ganapathi Thatha” Composed by S. A. Rajkumar
1999 Mudhalvan “Alagaana Ratchachiye” Composed by A.R.Rahman
1995 Muthu “Kuluvalilae” Composed by A. R. Rahman
Indira “Ini Achamillai” Composed by A. R. Rahman
Bombay “Kuchi Kuchi” Composed by A. R. Rahman
1994 May Madham “Madrasai Suthi”, “Palakkattu Machanukku” Composed by A. R. Rahman
1993 Uzhavan “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

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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.

G.V. Prakash Movie Trailers

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

G.V. Prakash Interviews

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