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Background information
Birth nameNagoor Babu
Born26 October 1965 (1965-10-26) (age 56)
Sattenapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India
Genresplayback singing, carnatic music
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, producer, voice dubbing artist, music composer
Years active1977–present

Nagoor Babu, known by his stage name Mano, is an Indian playback singer, voice-over artist, actor, producer, television anchor and composer. He is a recipient of several awards such as the Nandi Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Kalaimamani award from the Government of Tamil Nadu.[1]

Mano has recorded more than 50,000 songs for film and private various Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya and Hindi films.[2] He has also performed for over 3000 live concerts across the continents.[3] Notably, he has recorded 500 songs for music director Ilayaraja. Mano is also recognized for being as the full-fledged dubbing artist for Rajanikanth in Telugu from Muthu (1995) onwards.

Early life and background

Mano was born as Nagoor Babu in Tenali, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. His father Rasool, was a musician in the All India Radio, Vijayawada division and his mother Shaheeda, was a popular Stage actress. Inspired heavily by his mother, Mano joined the stage theater and played many historical characters which also involved singing live songs in his own voice. He soon started taking formal training of carnatic classical music under the vocalist Nedunuri Krishnamurthy. Subsequently, he started his film acting career in the late 1970s and acted in about 40 movies as child artist. He featured as a supporting character in films such as Rangoon Rowdy.


Mano has sung almost 30,000 songs for films and private in 15 languages such as Telugu, Tamil, Oriya, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.[citation needed]

Early days and debut

While in 1977, Mano was shooting for a Telugu film for which the veteran M. S. Viswanathan was the music composer, it so happened that the original singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam who was supposed to sing a song could not show up to the recording studio. Accidentally, Mano was asked to show his singing skills by the composer's assistant who was a good friend of Mano's father. Mano rendered a few of the Ghazal songs much to the appreciation of audience present there and the composer himself. From then on, Mano was signed by Viswanathan to sing few track songs upon which the main singer would sing in the final version. In 1982, Mano approached the famous composer Chakravarthy seeking a chance for his brother who was upcoming as a Tabla player. However, Chakravarthy insisted that he wanted an assistant like him to sing track songs. Mano, joined his troop and assisted for almost 2 years. In his tenure with Chakravarthy, Mano sang over 2000 tracks for almost all the leading singers.

Name change and association with Ilaiyaraaja

Before beginning his long standing career with Ilaiyaraaja, Nagoor Babu was rechristened as "Mano" to avoid clash of names with the already established singer Nagore E. M. Hanifa. The name was selected and christened by Ilaiyaraaja himself in his first song "Annae Annae nee enna sonnae" in the Tamil film Fazil's "Poo Vizhi vaasalilae" title song. Mano went on to record many memorable songs under the same composer for his Tamil and Telugu films. In 1987, Mano got a big break by singing popular songs for the film Enga Ooru Pattukkaran. The songs "Shenbagame Shenbagame" and "Madhura Marikozhundu Vasam" became instant hits among the listeners. However, he also faced criticism from the critics who dubbed that his voice was an absolute clone to S. P. Balasubrahmanyam.

Taking the criticism in his stride, Mano went on recording as many as 500 successful songs with Ilaiyaraaja and slowly branched out to sing for other Tamil composers as well.[4] He recorded maximum number of duet songs with K. S. Chithra, Swarnalatha and S. Janaki. He simultaneously sang many hundreds of songs in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries. His teaming up with Hamsalekha in Kannada produced many chart buster numbers which are considered evergreen. His few Malayalam, Hindi and Oriya songs also were well received.

Voice modulation and its success

The late 1980s saw Mano experimenting with his voice through some modulations and it indeed worked in his favor to silence his critics. In the 1988 Kamal-starrer Soorasamharam, he first experimented with his voice encouraged by his mentor Ilayaraja (who wanted him to sound different in the song - Vedhalam Vandhirukuthu). He took inspiration for that song from the evergreen RD Burman number Mehbooba Mehbooba from Sholay and the song went on to be a big hit and he was much appreciated for the voice modulation. He later followed the same style for some more songs especially those with Arabic tunes. In 1994, he was approached by A. R. Rahman to sing the duet song "Mukkabla" with Swarnalatha for the movie Kadhalan. Mano was asked to sing in a very different style by the composer and he took the R. D. Burman route and the Mukkala song went on to become a huge blockbuster which broke all the regional barriers and reached out to the entire country. He recorded the same song in the Telugu and Hindi versions which also were well received. Following this stupendous success in experimentation, many music directors cashed in his newfound fame and made him sing in the same style. Some of the songs he modulated his voice for are "Aye Shabba Aye Shabba" for Vidyasagar's Karna, "I Love You" and "Azhagiya Laila" for Sirpy's Ullathai Allitha and "Thillana Thillana" for Rahman's Muthu. He has also done a few semi-classical numbers such as Athma Varaiyo. He has also sung a few Hindi film songs for Gulshan Kumar in Aaya Sanam, Aaja Meri Jaan, Kasam Theri Kasam, and Chor Aur Chand.

Voice-over dubbing

The year 1995 also saw another face of Mano as the voice-over dubbing artist in the Telugu film industry. He dubbed his voice for almost all Rajinikanth starrers in Telugu. His voice became almost synonymous with Rajinikanth and was in great demand by all the directors and producers.[5] He also dubbed his voice for Kamal Haasan in some movies in Telugu.He also dubbed for Akshay kumar in Galatta Kalyanam(Atrangi re).

Music composing and producing

Mano has worked as a music composer for the 2008 released Telugu film Sombheri. He got good response for his compositions. He also tried his hands on releasing Tamil film Azhagiya Tamil Magan (2007) as Mahaa Muduru in 2010 starring Vijay and Shriya Saran. The film, however, flopped at the box-office. He also produced two movies dubbed from Telugu to Tamil Madurai Thimiru and Kumaran Rajini Rasigan (dubbed versions of Yogi and Bujjigadu) under the studio name, "Lord Venkateswara Productions" and "Mano Media Entertainments" respectively.[4]

Television works

Mano is hosting Manathodu Mano – a musical talk show in Jaya TV. He is also one of the permanent judging panel for Vijay TV's musical reality show Airtel Super Singer Junior along with Chitra and Malgudi Subha. He also co-judges the musical show Idea Super Singer on Maa TV. He also co-judges the musical show Sun Singer S6 (2019) with Karthik and Remya Nambesan. Since 2019, he co-judges popular Telugu television reality-comedy series Jabardasth and Extra Jabardasth alongside Roja. In 2021, he is one of the judges of Tamil reality-music show Rockstar.

Personal life

Mano is married to Jameela in 1985. They have three children. Shakir, Rafi, and Sofia. They both have made their debut in singing for the movie Kumaran Rajini Rasigan. The elder son Shakir is being introduced as a lead actor in a couple of Tamil films. Mano loves listening to ghazals by Mehdi Hassan and Ghulam Ali.


As actor


As dubbing artist

Actor Film Original language Notes
Rajinikanth Kathanayakudu Telugu
Tamil Telugu version
Kamal Haasan Sathi Leelavathi,
Tamil Telugu version
Anupam Kher Little John Tamil/Hindi/English Tamil version
Akshay Kumar Galatta Kalyanam Hindi Tamil version


Telugu discography


Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-Singer(s)
1986 Vikram "Ding Dong" K. Chakravarthy
1987 Agni Putrudu "Yerra Yerrani Bugga" K. Chakravarthy
Aha Naa-Pellanta! "Swagatham" Ramesh Naidu
Collector Gari Abbai "Sannayi Apaku Bava" K. Chakravarthy
Gundamma Gari Krishnulu "How Are You"
"Jamale Idi Intele"
"Poddu Valapu Vaddu"
"Hai Krishna"
Kaboye Alludu "Sai Sai Sara Kotto"
Manmadha Leela Kamaraju Gola "Nannu Cheera Chesuko" Vasu Rao
Trimurtulu "Ee Jeevitham" Bappi Lahiri
"Bye Bye Bye"
1988 Asthulu Anthasthulu "Thulli Thulli" Ilaiyaraaja
Rudraveena "Randi Randi"
Donga Kollu "Seethammo Mayammo" Vasu Rao
"Ravoyi Maayintiki"
Donga Ramudu "Taku Chiku Taku Chiku" K. Chakravarthy
Inspector Pratap "Takadhim"
Jeevana Jyothi "Samsara Jeevitham" Raj–Koti
"Muddiche Bulbul Pitta"
Jhansi Rani "Repo Mapo Pellanta" K. Chakravarthy
Raktabhishekam "Bandaru Chinnadana" Ilaiyaraaja
"Cheye Cheye"
Raktha Tilakam "Guppedu Mallelu" K. Chakravarthy
Station Master "Parugulu Teese"
"Kottara Chappatlu"
Yamudiki Mogudu "Ekku Bendekku Maava" Raj–Koti
1989 Siva "Sarasalu Chalu" Ilaiyaraaja S. Janaki
Koduku Diddina Kapuram "Bahu Paarak O Maharani" Raj–Koti
"Aalu Ledu"
Paila Pachchees "Teenage Team Maadi" Ramesh Vinayakam
Poola Rangadu "Yedekokkate" Raj–Koti
"Cheerapettu Poolupettu"
Preminchi Choodu "Ugaali Gaali Uyyala"
"Raja Raja"
Sakshi "Andhamaina Batalaga"
"Jhummani Manasimmani"
Sutradharulu "Maharaja Rajasri" K. V. Mahadevan
Swathi Chinukulu "Cham Cham Chalaaki" Ilaiyaraaja
"Ninnu Kanna"
"Midisi Midisi Padina Vayasu"
Two Town Rowdy "Vaddura Niddara" Raj–Koti
Vicky Daada "O Baby Neemeeda"
Vijay "Ayyayyo Chetilo Dabbulu" K. Chakravarthy


Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-Singer(s)
1990 Dagudumuthala Dampathyam "Gonthemma" M. M. Keeravaani
"Madiloni Mata"
Idem Pellam Baboi "Darling Darling" Ilaiyaraaja
"Godavari Pongalle"
"Rammante Raadaaye"
Kokila "Thalluku"
Aggiramudu "Haayile Haayile" K. Chakravarthy
"Savaal Chestaava"
Anna Thammudu "Oosuponi" Raj–Koti
"Puttu Puttu Aa"
Chevilo Puvvu "Doraka Doraka" K. Chakravarthy
Iddaru Iddare "Abbayilu Cheppana" Raj–Koti
Kodama Simham "Gum Gumainchu"
"Pillo Jaabillo"
Mama Alludu "Edi Manmadha Samrajyam" Vasu Rao
"Mangalyam Tantunanena"
"Gundelo Gusagusalu"
"Seetapati Chapegathi"
"Mama Alludu"
Master Kapuram "Mallelo Manchamesuko" Raj–Koti
"Neeve Prema Neede Prema"
Prananiki Pranam "Eeshwar Alla Terenaam" K. Chakravarthy
Prema Zindabad "Anandam Ajantha" Madhavapeddi Suresh
Rambha Rambabu "Rambha Ramba"
"Balamani Raave"
1991 Sathruvu "Maata Vintara" Raj–Koti
Amma Rajinama "Cheekatlo Aadapilla" K. Chakravarthy
Dalpathi "Muddabanthi Poochenule" Ilaiyaraaja
Nirnayam "Mila Mila Merisenu"
Pandirimancham "Chilakamma Paluku" Raj–Koti
"Pillo Pidugo"
"Amma Nee"
Stuartpuram Police Station "Fantastic" Ilaiyaraaja
Parishkaram "Kanya Kumarini" Vidyasagar
"Chemanthi Chempalo"
"Illantha Uyyalavuthundi"
Kshana Kshanam "Jumbaare" M. M. Keeravaani
April 1 Vidudala "Chukkalu Temmanna" Ilaiyaraaja
Teneteega "Gitcham Gitcham" Vidyasagar
1992 Allari Pilla "Bhale Chance" Vidyasagar
"Alakalaku Laalijo"
"Inta Inta"
Antham "Oohalevo Regey" R. D. Burman
Asadhyulu "Kanapade Daarilo" Ilaiyaraaja
Chittemma Mogudu "Hello Hello Lady Doctor" K. V. Mahadevan
"Boddulo Rupayibilla"
Killer "Priya Priyathama" Ilaiyaraaja
Roja "Vinara Vinara" A. R. Rahman
Dharma Kshetram "Kora Meenu Komalam" Ilaiyaraaja
Sahasam "Sahasam" M. M. Keeravaani
Gharana Mogudu "Kitukulu Thelisina"
"Hey Pilla Hello Pilla"
Golmaal Govindam "Yem Tapamo" K. Chakravarthy
Mother India "Lajja Gummadi"
Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha "Kannugotti Raa" J. V. Raghavulu
1993 Bangaru Bullodu "Thathiginathom" Raj–Koti
Donga Donga "Veera Bobbili" A. R. Rahman
"Kotha Bangaru"
"Kanulu Kanulanu"
Kondapalli Raja "Guvvamgudug" M. M. Keeravaani
Money "Paadu Kaburu" Sri Kommineni
Padmavyuham "July Maasam" A. R. Rahman
Aadarsam "Lavva Lakidi Laati" M. M. Keeravaani
"Eedu Korinadi"
"Chikati Musirina"
Gaayam "Nizam Pori" Sri Kommineni
"Cheli Mida Chitikedu"
Major Chandrakanth "Neekkavalisindi" M. M. Keeravaani
Mutha Mestri "Chickchick Cham" Raj–Koti
Pillalu Diddina Kapuram "Mangala Gowri" Vidyasagar
"Malakpeta Pori"
1994 Parugo Parugu "Kindaninchi Paiki" Raj–Koti
Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu "Nee Paita Jaripothe" Vidyasagar
Allarodu "Teacher Teacher"
"Sarangaa Srirangaa"
"Vakitlo Chali Chali"
"Agadha Allari Vaana"
Bhale Pellam "Maapatela Mallelabasthi" Deva
Bobbili Simham "Maayadaari Pillada" M. M. Keeravaani
Captain "Paaliyyave Hai" Sirpy
Lucky Chance "Aaja Aaja Raja" Sri Kommineni
"Vudutha Vudutha Huch"
Madam "Navallakaadu" Madhavapeddi Suresh
Mugguru Monagallu "Aaja Aaja" Vidyasagar
Palnati Pourusham "Raagala Chilaka" A. R. Rahman
"Idigo Peddapuram"
Super Police "Teku Kuttina Tenalilo"
"Mukkambe Mukkambe"
Gangmaster "Nagu Monu Nagma"
"Kila Kilala"
"Aa Siggu Eggu Enthavaraku"
Vanitha "Koodu Pettebhoomi"
Premikudu "Mukkala Mukkabula"
Aladdin "A Whole New World"(Reprise) Alan Menken
"Prince Ali"
"Friend Like Me"
"One Jump Ahead"(Reprise)
"One Jump Ahead"
"A Whole New World"
1995 Vaddu Bava Thappu "My Dear Maradaluji" Vidyasagar
"O Prema Sastri"
"Orayyo Yo Yo"
Om (1995 film) "College Kumaru"

"Mehbooba" "Amruthavanthe Premada"

Aayanaki Iddaru "Arera Kothaga Undiro" Koti
Muthu "Thillana Thillana" A. R. Rahman
Money Money "Em Kompa" Sri Kommineni
Ammoru "Dandalu"
"Emani Piluvanu"
Rangeli "Yemi Cheyavachu" A. R. Rahman
Big Boss "Sudiki Daaram" Bappi Lahiri
Gharana Bullodu "Vangi Vangi" M. M. Keeravaani
"Emkasi Emkasi"
Maato Pettukoku "Maaghamaasam" Madhavapeddi Suresh
""Mazare Gajjala"
"Ammamte Elelo"
Maya Bazaar "Tholi Valapula"
Mummy Mee Aayanochadu "Dhintanana Vennela Chilaka" Vidyasagar
"Chali Gaali Chengu Chaatu"
"Gampalo Kodenta"
"Maharani Manjulavani"
"Hye Hye Madana"
Sisindri "Ori Naayano" Raj
"Kya Scene Hai"
Gulabi "Meghalalo" Shashi Preetam
1996 Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi "Chaligali Jummandi" Koti
Deyyam "Alli Billi Kurra Cheera" Vishwanatha Sathyanarayana
"Ee Kulasaala Gulabi"
"Hello Hello O Missu"
Love Birds "Come On Come On" A. R. Rahman
Little Soldiers "Maa Father O Tiger" Sri Kommineni
"Yevadandi Veedu"
Prema Desham "Vennela Vennela" A. R. Rahman
"College Style"
Family "Aalumagalu" Prasanna Swaraj
"Cheeraleni Sundarangeevi"
"Kothapelli Koothuru"
Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu "Paapato Pap" Koti
"Olammi Timmirekkinde"
Jabilamma Pelli "Boddupai Vadanam" M. M. Keeravaani
Ladies Doctor "O Aakashavaani" Vidyasagar
"Chali Gaali Chengu Chaatu"
"Yennenno Nomu"
Pavitra Bandham "O My Daddy" M. M. Keeravaani
Rayudugaru Nayudugaru "Naa Kantiki Choopuvu"
"Monna Choopu Kalisindi"
Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya "Pettamandi Pettamandi"
Topi Raja Sweety Roja "Alluku Pora" Rajendra Prasad
1997 Aaro Pranam "Pedaviki Pedavi" Veeru K
Devudu "Ra Chilaka Kulukula" Sirpy
"Tanantu Nanu"
"Made in China"
"Gullo Ramayyo"
Dongaata "O Priya Edo Tamasha" Ramani Bharadwaj
"Lallaguda Sahiti Mallesha"
Egire Paavurama "This Is The Rhythm" S. V. Krishna Reddy
Gokulamlo Seeta "Andala Sermaloni" Koti
"Hey Papa"
Hitler "Koosindi Kanne"
"Prema Johar"
Jai Bajarangabhali "Nee Lipstick Pedavulu"
"Ghallu Ghallu"
"O Sokula Diamond Rani"
Mama Bagunnava "Chinnari Cheekatela" Vidyasagar
Merupu Kalalu "Strawberry Kanne" A. R. Rahman
Anaganaga Oka Roju "Ema Kopama" Sri Kommineni
"Edo Taha Taha"
"Love Is Blind"
"Oopa Lenayyo"
Iddaru "Adhukonadam" A. R. Rahman
"Odalu Mannata"
Annamayya "Padaharu Kalalaku" M. M. Keeravaani
"Sobhaname Sobhaname"
"Nanati Bathuku"
Oka Chinna Maata "Abbo Oyabbo" Ramani Bharadwaj
Omkaram "College Kurrodu" Hamsalekha
Osey Ramulamma "Addalori Buddayya" Vandemataram Srinivas
Maa Aayana Bangaram "Chummare Chumma"
"Bul Bul Basthi Lady"
Pelli "Rukku Rukku Rukkumini" S. A. Rajkumar
Pelli Chesukundam "O Laila Laila" Koti
Preminchukundam Raa "Pellikala Vachesinde" Mani Sharma
"O Panaipothundi"
Subhakankshalu "Panchavannela Chilaka" Koti
Surya Putrulu "Peesu Peesu Polisu" M. M. Keeravaani
Thaali "Guppu Guppu Ghallumandi" Vidyasagar
Veedevadandi Babu "Rama Hey Rama" Sirpy
"Chamak Chamak"
"Chitti Chitti Guvvapilla"
"I Love You Love You"
"O Cheele Cheele"
"Aoura Laila"
Ugadi "Brathukaina Neede Kada" S. V. Krishna Reddy
1998 Pelli Pandiri "Dosth Mera Dosth" Vandemataram Srinivas
All-rounder "Golkonda Chowrastha" Swaraveenapani
Bavagaru Bagunnara? "Chalnedo Gaadi" Mani Sharma
"Sorry Sorry"
Daddy Daddy "Jaangri Lanti Pilla" Vandemataram Srinivas
Ganesh "Aadabarse" Mani Sharma
"Hindilona Chumma"
Prematho "O Priyathama" A. R. Rahman
Mee Aayana Jagratha "Vaana Vaana" Koti
"Andam Debba Kottinde"
"Naa Holi Rangeli" Vinayak Rao
"Tyte Jeans Vesi"
Antahpuram "Chhamaku Chhamaku" Ilaiyaraaja
Navvulata "Chik Chikladki" M. M. Srilekha
"Eevela Anividala"
Pandaga "Bagundammo" M. M. Keeravaani
"Mudda Banthulu"
Pelli Peetalu "Pelli Peetalu" S. V. Krishna Reddy
Premante Idera "Nizam Babulu" Ramana Gogula
Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanam Chootamu Raarandi "Evamma Computeramma" M. M. Keeravaani
Suryavamsam "Chukkalanni"(Version ll) S. A. Rajkumar
Suswagatham "Happy Happy"
"Figure Maata"
Ulta Palta "Chamaku Chamaku" M. M. Srilekha
"Kashmirunundi Kanyakumari"
"Rajamandri Ramba"
W/o V. Vara Prasad "Peru Cheppave Papa" M. M. Keeravaani
1999 Harischandraa "Muvva Gopala" Aghosh
"Premante Thenela"
"Chinna Saayam Cheyaana"
"Vinudu Vinudu Antha"
Naa Hrudayamlo Nidurinche Cheli "Ninne Premincha" Sri Kommineni
"Ayyo Ayyo"
Preminche Manasu "Mumbai Minku Bangaru" S. A. Rajkumar Swarnalatha
"Maaloni Maata Paata Aata"
Neeli Meghalu "Punnami Vennelaki" Duggiraala
Nee Kosam "Konte Baapu" Devi Sri Prasad
Preminchedi Endukamma "Manasu Koyila Paata" Ilaiyaraaja
Prema Katha "Sunday Sunday" Sandeep Chowta
Premaku Velayera "Inter Chadive" S. V. Krishna Reddy
Chinni Chinni Aasa "Mallepulla Jallule" Raj
"Aa Vankachusuko"
Narasimha "Kikku Ekkele" A. R. Rahman
Ravoyi Chandamama "Naa Kosmae" Mani Sharma
Raja "Mallela Vaana" S. A. Rajkumar
Samarasimha Reddy "Lady Lady" Mani Sharma
"Adees Abbabba"
Iddaru Mitrulu "Nootokka Jillalo"
Speed Dancer "Janedo Janedo" Ramesh Vinayakam
"Meethali Meethali Hai"
"Hai Ooru Vaada"
"Andhra Jyothi Choosa"
"Dikkulne Dee Kotte"
Sneham Kosam "Ayyagaru Avunandi" S. A. Rajkumar
Jodi "Andhala Jeeva" A. R. Rahman
Sultan "Aakasham Gundello" Koti
"Chima Chima"
Swayamvaram "Pellichesukora" Vandemataram Srinivas
Yamajathakudu "Nee Chevulaki"


Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-singer(s)
2000 Choosoddaam Randi "Emani Cheppanuraa" M. M. Keeravaani
Manasunna Maaraju "Oodala Oodala" Vandemataram Srinivas Sujatha Mohan, Malgudi Subha, Tippu
Maa Annayya "Thajaga Maa Intlo" S. A. Rajkumar K. S. Chithra, Sujatha Mohan
Kshemamga Velli Labhamga Randi "Aadavallamandi Memu" Vandemataram Srinivas K. S. Chithra
Bachi "Habibi" Chakri Kulashekar Gopika Poornima, Usha
Moodu Mukkalaata "Chinavaada Chinavaada" M. M. Srilekha Chandrabose Nithyasree Mahadevan
2001 Narasimha Naidu "Chilakapacha Koka" Mani Sharma Bhuvana Chandra Radhika
Soori "Kottu Kottu Tenkaaya" Vidyasagar Kaluva Krishna Sai
"Gumma Saradaaga" Sujatha Mohan
Kushi "Holi Holi" Mani Sharma Suddala Ashok Teja Swarnalatha
Hanuman Junction "Golumaalu Golumaalu" Suresh Peters Veturi Sundararamurty K. S. Chithra, M. G. Sreekumar
Subbu "Janani Janma Bhoomi" Mani Sharma Jaladi
"Hari Hara" Kulashekar Sunitha
Naalo Unna Prema "O Naa Priyathama" Koti K. S. Chithra
2002 Seema Simham "Pori Hoosharu" Mani Sharma
2003 Raghavendra "Boothulu Tittakuraa" Mani Sharma
Vijayam "Ee Ooji Sunoji" Koti
Simhadri "Chinnadame" M. M. Keeravaani
Gangotri "Maavayyadi"
Kalyana Ramudu "Parigetti Pothundi" Mani Sharma
Tagore "Gappuchippu" Mani Sharma
Palnati Brahmanayudu "Palaka Balapam" Mani Sharma
2004 Puttintiki Ra Chelli "Seethakoka Chilakala Chelli" S. A. Rajkumar
Swarabhishekam "Nee Chente Oka" Vidyasagar Sirivennela Sitaramasastry K. S. Chithra
Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. "Shankar Dada M.B.B.S" Devi Sri Prasad
Mass "Maama Mass"
Samba "Kita Kitalu Pettamaaku" Mani Sharma
2005 Naa Alludu "Pilla Choodu"(Film Version) Devi Sri Prasad
2006 Style "Chiru Cheyyesthe" Mani Sharma
2007 Shankar Dada Zindabad "Jagadeka Veerudiki" Devi Sri Prasad
Yamadonga "Young Yama" M. M. Keeravaani
"Srikara Karunda"
"Bambharala Chumbhanala"
2008 Gorintaku "Rajugari Thotalona" S. A. Rajkumar
"Karuna Kuriyu"
Krishnarjuna "Pedda Marrikemo" M. M. Keeravaani
2009 Billa "Hariloranga Hari" Mani Sharma


Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-Singer(s) Notes
2010 Simha "Simhamanti" Chakri Chandrabose Sravana Bhargavi
2013 Iddarammayilatho "Shankara Bharanamtho" Devi Sri Prasad
Gundello Godari "Ekkadundi Ekkadundi" Ilaiyaraaja
Iddarammayilatho "Shankara Bharanamtho" Devi Sri Prasad
2014 Amrutham Chandamamalo "Bahuparak", "Yarukaga" Shree
Lingaa "Mona Mona" A. R. Rahman Dubbed version
2017 Gayatri "Ravana Bramha" S. Thaman
2019 Petta "Mass Maranam" Anirudh Ravichander Dubbed version
Kurukshetram "Jhumma Jhumma" V. Harikrishna
"Bharata Vamshaja"
The Lion King "Siddhama" Hans Zimmer Dubbed version

Tamil discography

This list of songs or music-related items is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (October 2021)
Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-Singer(s) Notes
1986 Poovizhi Vasalile "Anne Anne" Ilaiyaraaja Ilaiyaraaja
1987 Velaikkaran "Velai Illadhavan" Ilaiyaraaja
"Vaa Vaa Kanna" K. S. Chithra
Enga Ooru Pattukaran "Shenbagame Shenbagame" Ilaiyaraaja
"Pechi Pechi"
"Jinjinaku Janakku"
"Madurai Marikozhundhu"
Nayakan "Nee Oru Kaadhal" K. S. Chithra
1988 Soora Samhaaram "Vedhalam Vandhirukuthu"
Guru Sishyan "Jingidi Jingidi"
Solla Thudikuthu Manasu "Thenmozhi"
En Jeevan Paduthu "Mounam Yen"
Ennai Vittu Pogaathe "Vaalaattum"
Raasave Unnai Nambi "Raasathi Manasula"
1989 En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan "Kaathu Kaathu"
Karakattakkaran "Kudagu Malai"
"Mundhi Mundhi"
1990 Paattukku Naan Adimai "Thaalattu Ketkaatha"
Kavalukku Kettikaran "Idhazenum"
"Solai Ilanguyil"
Amman Kovil Thiruvizha "Naan Sonnal"
Panakkaran "Nooru Varusham"
Arangetra Velai "Gundu Onnu"
1992 Chembaruthi "Nila Kayum"
Thanga Manasukkaran "Manikuyil Isaikkuthadi" Ilaiyaraaja Piraisoodan
"Paatukulle Pattu" Kamakodian S Janaki
"Poothathu Poonthoppu" Gangai Amaran
"Udakkachatham" Gangai Amaran
"Maaney Mayanguvathu" Piraisoodan
1993 Uzhaippali "Uzhaippali Illatha"
1994 Kadhalan "Mukabala" A.R.Rahman Swarnalatha
1995 Ellaame En Raasa Thaan "Azhagana Manja Pura" K. S. Chithra
1998 Ilaignar Ani "Rukku Rukku Mani"
1999 Oru Kadhal Vasantham "Laila Oh Laila - Bit"
2016 Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum "Akkam Pakkam Paar" Santhosh Narayanan Thamarai Santhosh Narayanan

Malayalam discography

Year Film Song Writer(s) Composer(s) Co-Singer(s) Notes
1992 Manyanmar Theeratha Dahamo Chunakkara Ramankutty SP Venkitesh K.S.Chitra
Suryamanasam Kanil Nila Kaithapra MM Keeravani
1994 Sainyam Mercury Shibu Chakravarthy SP Venkitesh Malgudi Subha,Sujatha Mohan
Sainyam Baggy Jeans Shibu Chakravarthy SP Venkitesh Krishnachandran
Manathe Vellitheru Moovanthi Shibu Chakravarthy Johnson Malgudi Subha
Sopanam Nagumo Thyagaraja SP Venkitesh

Kannada discography

Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-Singer(s) Notes
1986 Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara "Chinna Naale Chinnu" Vijayanand K. S. Chithra
1991 Ramachaari "Yaarivalu" Hamsalekha
"Burude Burude"
1995 Om "College Kumaru"
Putnanja "Puttamalli"
"Naanu Putnanja"
"Dasara Gombe"
1996 Shiva Sainya "O Mere Pyare" Ilaiyaraaja K. S. Chithra
"Are Laila Laila"
"Raja Namma"
"Jailali Hutti" Ilaiyaraaja
1997 Simhada Mari "Ninna Kannu" Hamsalekha K. S. Chithra
"Ushe Bandalamma"
"Kannada Nadina"
1999 Upendra "Masthu Masthu" Gurukiran Upendra
2001 Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu "Ayyo Hogi Saar" Hamsalekha Hemanth Kumar, Badri Prasad
"Nidire Baradire"

Hindi discography

Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-Singer(s) Notes
1994 Humse Hain Muqabla "Muqabla" A. R. Rahman Swarnalatha
1995 Priyanka (Hindi Dubbed of Indira ) "Koi Yahan Bhanumati Koi Yahan Roopmati"

"Barasnewali Hai Barkha"

A. R. Rahman P. K. Mishra Udit Narayan


1996 Aur Ek Prem Kahani "Hona Hain Toh",
"Monday To Utkar"
1998 Satya "Golimaar" Vishal Bharadwaj
2000 Josh "Sailaro Sailare" Anu Malik Suresh Peters
2019 Petta "Mass Marudan" Anirudh Ravichander Anirudh

Serial songs

Year Series Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-Singer(s) Notes
1996 Jenmam X "Jenmam X"
2001 Mandhira Vaasal "Mandhira Vaasal" D. Imman



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