Vijay Prakash is an Indian carnatic music vocalist and furthermore a music writer from Karnataka. He has given his voice for prevalently Kannada and Telugu language films. Moreover, he has likewise sung in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Marathi. He is one of the appointed authorities for the Kannada unscripted TV drama Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Kannada. He has likewise performed shows with Zakir Hussain. Prakash won the Karnataka Government’s ‘Best Playback Singer’ grant for the year 2016 for the melody “Nammooralli Chaligaladalli” from the film Beautiful Manasugalu.
He is likewise one of four craftsmen credited for the tune “Jai Ho”, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song. In particular, he sang the piece with the words “Jai Ho” that takes a lengthy high pitch at various crossroads of the melody. The tune likewise won a Grammy Award in the classification “Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.” He has additionally won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Artist – Kannada two times for the melodies Gatiya Ilidu from the Kannada film Ulidavaru Kandante and Belageddufrom Kirik Party.
He was brought into the world in Mysore, India to Carnatic Artists Lopamudra and Late L. Ramasesha, and is himself prepared in Carnatic music. He was prepared carnatic exemplary music by Bellary.M.Raghavendra.
In the wake of moving to Mumbai in 1996, he turned into an understudy of Suresh Wadkar. Prakash was a member in the program Sa Re Ga Ma on Zee TV, facilitated by Sonu Nigam. He came to the uber finals in 1999. Later he compered Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Kannada. He got his most memorable break in Hindi film with the film Baaz in 2002, and his most memorable tune for A. R. Rahman was in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades, trailed by a similar writer’s Tamil title track for the film New. His melody “Kavite” in Kannada film Gaalipata also became popular.
He has done sponsorship vocals for around 25 unfamiliar movies, including the film Couples Retreat, with music by A. R. Rahmaan. He has recorded for advertisements like “Kabhi chatpataa” for Knorr Soups and “Na sar jhuka hain kabhi” for HDFC Life Insurance. In 2008 he sang the “Condom a capella” ringtone created by Rupert Fernandes and delivered by the BBC World Service Trust for an Indian safe sex crusade. In 2009, his tune, “Jai Ho”(Only chorale, unique melody sung by Sukhwinder Singh), won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song. He was one of the Judges in Confident Star Singer 2 (Kannada), which broadcasted on Asianet Suvarna in 2009. He has sung “Om Sivoham”, a Sanskrit tune wrote by Vaali and made by Ilaiyaraaja which was the principal signature melody of 2009 Tamil film Naan Kadavul.
In 2010, he turned into a normal craftsman under writer A. R. Rahman, as he played out a few of his numbers, for example, “Hosanna” (Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, Ye Maaya Chesave), “Beera, Veera (in Tamil and Telugu Versions)” (Raavan and Raavanan), “Powerstar” (Komaram Puli) and “Kadhal Anukkal” (Enthiran). Prakash has appeared as a music writer for the 2013 Kannada film Andar Bahar featuring Shivrajkumar. He additionally won the Vijay Music Awards for the Best Male Playback for the melody “Hosanna” from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. In 2013, he showed up as one of the specialists in Coke Studio @ MTV. In 2013, his tune ‘Khaali Quater’, composed by lyricist Yograj Bhat, circulated around the web via online entertainment. The melody ‘Hoge’ that he has sung for the film ‘Nam Life Story’ in Kannada is likewise becoming a web sensation.
In 2018, the melody ‘Bombe Helutaite’ from the film Raajakumara propelled by the tune ‘Aadisi nodu bilisi nodu’ from the film Kasturi Nivasa became one of the business evergreen tunes. It was composed by Santhosh Ananddram . In 2021, the team made one more otherworldly melody committed to the understudy educator relationship named ‘Paatashala’ in the film Yuvarathnaa . Prakash was additionally the brand minister of Nissan Evalia ‘moves like music’ crusade, which included six youthful unmistakable specialists of India. He is a rare example of Indian artists who have had the pleasure of performing at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.
Awards and Titles
1999 -RAPA honor for the Best Singer in Advertising in the year
2004 -Adityakalakiranpuraskar – grant by the Aditya Birla Group.
2009 -Mirchi Music Award Critics Award – melody of the year Tamil
2009 -Airtel Super Singer Junior well known male artist grant
2010 -Young Achiever grant by Jaya TV in the year
2011 -Edison Award – Best Playback Singer(Tamil)for the melody Hosanna
2011 -BIG Tamil Awards Listeners Choice honor – Best vocalist of the year
20115th – Vijay Awards ( Best Male PlayBack Singer)
20115th – Suvarna Film Awards ( Best Male PlayBack Singer)
2012 – BIG FM Award for Best Tapanguchi melody (Kannada) for Kurikolina
2012 – Crowned ‘Vidyaranyashree’ – Vidyaranyayuvakasangha – Bangalore Ganesh Utsav
2013 – Suvarna Comedy Awards 2013 Best Singer Male (Khaali Quarter)
2013 – Suvarna Comedy Awards 2013 Best Song (Thund Haikla Saavasa)
2013 – TSR – TV9 National Film Award for Best Playback Singer (Male) – “Aaradugula Bullet” (Attarintiki Daredi)
2013 – Etv Sangeet Samman 13 (Best Singer – Male)
2014 – Big Kannada Ugadi Music Awards 92.7 (Best artist Male)
2015 – Zee Kannada Music Awards 2014 – Best Singer Male
2015 – Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada – “Gatiya Ilidu” (Ulidavaru Kandanthe)
2015 – Mirchi music grants south 2015__Male Vocalist (Malayalam) for “Oru Karimukilu” tune from Charlie
2016 – Zee Kannada Dashakadha Sambhrama (10 years festivity of Zee Kannada) – Dashakadha Dhwani (Voice of Decade)
2016 – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer – “Nammoralli Chaligaladalli” (Beautiful Manasugalu)
2017 – Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada – “Belageddu Yara Mukhava” (Kirik Party )
2017 – 2nd IIFA Utsavam for Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada – “Belageddu Yara Mukhava” (Kirik Party )
2018 – Hemmeya dhwani (Pride Voice) from Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadiga 2018 for the tunes of 2017
2019 – Hemmeya dhwani (Pride Voice) from Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019 for the melodies of 2018
2019 – SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer for ‘Salaam Rocky Bhai’ from K.G.F: Chapter 1