Vidhu Prathap (born 1 September 1980) is an Indian playback singer. He has sung many songs in over 600films in Malayalam Tamil, Kannada and Telugu.
Vidhu Prathap was brought into the world in 1980 in Kaithamukku in Trivandrum, Kerala, as the child of Prathapan and Laila. He did his initial training from Holy Angel’s Convent Trivandrum and afterward finished his tutoring at Christ Nagar School, Thiruvananthapuram. During his school days in Christ Nagar, he used to partake in mono-acts and mimicry and had a genuine propensity for singing. Vidhu was the school association Arts Club Secretary in Mar Ivanios school, Thiruvananthapuram, where he did his graduation. In 1997-98, at 17 years old, he won the ‘Voice of the Year Award’ in a music contest directed by Asianet, a main confidential channel. It was after this that he genuinely pondered turning into a vocalist. Vidhu began taking music examples when he was three years of age and has won numerous contests in a few melodic classes.
He originally sang for a film called Paadamudra, when he was in class IV. However, his genuine break was in 1999 in a film Devadasi delivering ‘Pon Vasantham’, a troublesome melody with a traditional touch.
His delivering of the quick number Shukriya in Niram (1999) made him famous. Furthermore, with an age shift in Malayalam film, more youthful entertainers like Dileep, Kunchacko Boban and Prithviraj Sukumaran required a youthful voice to suit their style, where Vidhu was fitted in. His profundity and reach were by and by clear in the film Sayahnam, coordinated by R. Sarath, which won Vidhu the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer in 2000 for the melody Kaalame Kaikolluka Nee. His version of Mohan Sithara’s Sukhamani Nilaavu from the film Nammal won him the Asianet Best Male playback vocalist grant in 2002. The credit for his ‘temperament version’ ought to go to music chief G. Devarajan, with whom he prepared for quite some time. He has likewise prepared under author Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath.
Ilaiyaraaja presented him in Tamil in the film Solla Marandha Kadhai (2002). Later he sang numerous Tamil tunes, the majority of them became hits. In 2003, he got one more hit tune Vaaleduthal Ankakali from Meesa Madhavan. He likewise sang a melody for the Malayalam melodic collection Chempakame, the tune Melemaanathu got numerous positive surveys from pundits. A few motion pictures that highlighted melodies by him are ‘Meesa Madhavan’, ‘Nammal’, ‘Swapnakoodu’, ‘Pattalam’, ‘Runway’, ‘Pandippada’, ‘Ravanan’, ‘Vargam’, ‘Out of Syllabus’, ‘Chathikkatha Chanthu’, ‘Thanmathra’, ‘Vasthavam’, ‘Kadha’, ‘Kangaroo (2007 film)’, ‘In Ghost House Inn’, ‘Candy’, ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’, ‘Oru Naal Varum’, ‘Violin’, and ‘180’. He has sung the most melodies for music chief Alex Paul. He has finished tunes in north of a 150 motion pictures, and many music collections. Vidhu is likewise a functioning entertainer in many stage shows in India as well as abroad.
He likewise took a stab at representing a period. He featured in a sequential coordinated by the yester-years performer lyricist-chief Sreekumaran Thampi. It is called ‘Paattukalude Paattu’, and the story rotates around a battling however forthcoming stage vocalist. He has facilitated shows like Idea Star Singer 2006 and Surya Challenge. He has passed judgment on Top Singer on Flowers TV and is currently an appointed authority of Super 4 (Indian TV series) on Mazhavil Manorama.
He married Deepthi Prasad, a TV anchor and a professional classical dancer on 20 August 2008.
He has a few honors surprisingly, most significant being the primary Asianet Voice of the Year Award (1997), Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for the melody ‘Kaalame Kaikolluka Nee’ from Sayahnam (2001), Asianet Best Male Singer Award for ‘Sukhamani Nilaavu’ from Nammal (2002), Sathyan Foundations Award, GMMA Award, Krystal Symphony TV Young Achiever’s Award, and Film Critics Award (2012).