Tippu
Born
L. N. Ekambaresh

(1978-11-01) 1 November 1978 (age 43)
OccupationSinger
Years active1999–present
SpouseHarini
Children2

Ekambaresh Lakshmi Narayanan, better known by his stage name Tippu (born 1 November 1978) is an Indian playback singer who has performed over 4000 songs in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Telugu languages.

Biography

Tippu has sung over 4000 songs in various languages such as Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. He has sung many hit songs in his career. He has lent his voice for the films starring South Indian super stars like Dr. Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth. He has sung for many stars in South India, but it is his combination with Kannada super star Puneeth Rajkumar that has struck a chord with the audience. This combination has given many hit songs to the industry. The songs 'Shiva antha hoguthidde' from Jackie, 'Yaavanig gothu' from Paramaathma, 'Hey hey Paaru' from Raaj, 'Hejjegondu hejje' from Prithvi, and 'Ley Ley' from Raam have all been major hits. His combination with the music director V. Harikrishna is very popular. They have delivered hit songs like 'Aakasha ishta aagideyo' from Gaalipata, 'Shiva antha hoguthidde' from Jackie, 'Yaavanig gothu' from Paramaathma, 'Hey hey Paaru' from Raaj, 'Ley Ley' from Raam, 'Junglee Shivalingu' from Junglee, and 'Edeyolage guitar' from Only Vishnuvardhana, most of them written by top lyricist and filmmaker Yogaraj Bhat.

Discography

Telugu discography

Year Film Song Composer(s)
2000 Manasunna Maaraju "Oodala Oodala Marri Chettu" Vandemataram Srinivas
2001 Nuvvu Naaku Nachav "Unna Maata Cheppaneevu" Koti
Student No.1 "Koochipudi Kaina" M. M. Keeravani
Anandam "Anandam" Devi Sri Prasad
Snehamante Idera "Snehamante Idera" Shiva Shankar
Ishtam "Ee Andala Collegelo" DJ Gopinath
Naalo Unna Prema "Edalo Okate Korika" Koti
2002 Takkari Donga "Hey Mama" Mani Sharma
Neetho Cheppalani "Missu Oh Vachhindhi" Koti
Sandade Sandadi "Auna Auna" Koti
Seshu "Aakasam Kindundi" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Aadi "Chikki Chikki Bam Bam" Mani Sharma
Vasu "Sportive Boys" Harris Jayaraj
Sontham "Sontham" Devi Sri Prasad
2003 Simahdri "Nuvvu Whistleisthe" M. M. Keeravani
2004 Varsham "Langa Voni" Devi Sri Prasad
2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana "Something Something" Devi Sri Prasad
Evadi Gola Vaadidhi "Banthilanti Bhama" Kamalakar
"Ammo Vadevadogani"
Naa Alludu "Nadumu Choosthe" Devi Sri Prasad
Manasu Maata Vinadhu "Enamina Macarina" Kalyani Malik
Soggadu "Kokkoroko" Chakri
Jagapati "Cheera Kattu Vayasu" M. M. Keeravani
"Chandamamaki Kaluva"
Aparichithudu "Love Elephantla" Harris Jayaraj
Bunny "Maro Maro" Devi Sri Prasad
Athanokkade "Chitapata Chitapata" Mani Sharma
Bhadra "Just Do It" Devi Sri Prasad
"Ye Oore Chinnadana"
Narasimhudu "Krishnamurariki" Mani Sharma
Oka Oorilo "Gudu Gudu Guncham" Devi Sri Prasad
Allari Bullodu "Magavada Mathi Poyera" M. M. Keeravani
Chandramukhi "Raa Raa Sarasaku" Vidyasagar
Chatrapathi "Mannela Tintivira" M. M. Keeravani
Modati Cinema "Thaka Chuku" Swaraj
Gajini "Ragola Ola" Harris Jayaraj
Vennela "Super Model" Mahesh Shankar
Mahanandi "Tightgunna Jeans Pantu" Kamalakar
Jalakanta "Adda Manadira" Harris Jayaraj
"Aggilanti Valape"
That Is Pandu "Acham Acham" Mani Sharma
2006 Annavaram "Jarra Soodu" Vandemataram Srinivas
2007 Chirutha "Yamaho Yamma" Mani Sharma
2012 Julayi "Hey Chakkani Bike Undi" Devi Sri Prasad
2017 Cheliya "Morethukochindi" A.R Rahman
2018 Nannu Dochukunduvate "Bigg Boss Anthem" B. Ajaneesh Loknath
Naa... Nuvve "Hey Hey I Love You"(Male) Sharreth
"Right Right Right"
2019 1st Rank Raju "Chalo Re Chalo" Kiran Ravindranath

Tamil songs

Year Film Song
2001 Citizen "Merkey"
2001 Dhill "Oh Nanbaney"
2001 Minnale "Venmathi" / "Oh Mama"
2002 Samurai "Moongil Kadugale"
2002 Style "Style"
2002 Lesa Lesa "Mudhal Mudhalai"
2002 Thamizhan "Hot Party"
2003 Dhool "Inthadi Kappakilange"
2003 Kaakha Kaakha "Enai Konjam"
2003 Thithikudhe "Oru Nimidamaa"
2003 Thirumalai "Thaam Thaka", "Theemsu Kattai"
2003 Iyarkai "Kaadhal Vandhaal"
2003 Boys "Girlfriend"
2004 Ghilli "Soora Thenga"
2004 Madhurey "elantha pazham"
2004 Kovil "Silu Silu"
2004 Oru Murai Sollividu "I Love You Solli"
2005 Chandramukhi "Raa Raa"
2005 Aaru "Pakadhe"
2006 Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum "Something Something"
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu "Karka Karka"
2006 Veyil Veyilodu vilayadi
2007 Chennai 600028 "Jalsa"
2008 Kadhalil Vizhunthen "Solladi"
2009 Villu "Vada Mappiley"
2011 Kaavalan "Vinnai Kaapan"
2011 Ko "Gala Gala" / "Aga Naga"
2011 Venghai "Orey Oru"
2011 Narthagi ""Poovin Manam"
2015 Anegan "Aathadi aathadi"
2016 Iru Mugan "Kannai Vittu"
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai "Saarattu Vandiyila"
2018 Naan Avalai Sandhitha Pothu "Raavaa Naanum"
2022 Album Song "Pottu Vaiththaan"

Kannada songs

Film Song Name Music Director
Gaalipata "Aakasha Ishte Yaakideyo" V. Harikrishna
Ajith Hani hani Yuvan Shankar Raja
Chamkaisi Chindi Udaisi "Bejaanaagi" Mast P B Balaji
Prince "Bengaluralli" V. Harikrishna
Shravana "Bhoom Shakalaka" Karthik Bhoopathi
Ee Sanje "Bide Bide" Jai Shiva
Kanteerava "Bidhri Bidhri" Chakri
Ulaasa Uthsaha "Chakori Chakori" G V Prakash
Preethi Hangama "Chelu Cheluva" Raj Kiran
Sihi Muthu "Chikalaka" V. Harikrishna
Porki "Dhaane Dhayya" V. Harikrishna
Veerabahu "Ding Diga Ding" V. Harikrishna
Kiraathaka "Dubai Thorsu" V. Manohar
Saniha "Ee Manase" A M Neel
FM "FM Radio" G R Shankar
Zamana "Happy Happy" Karthik Raja
Hare Rama Hare Krishna "Hare Rama" Ilayaraja
Prithvi "Hejjegondu Hejje" Manikanth Kadri
Rajkumari "Hey Baddi" V. Harikrishna
Bhadra "Hey Chinna" Shee Guru
Bhadra "Madanaari Baale" Shree Guru
Raaj the Showman "Hey Hey Paaru" V. Harikrishna
Mallikarjuna "Hey Miya" S. A. Rajkumar
Prem Kahani "Hodedavne" Ilayaraja
Aithalakadi "Hollywood" Sadhu Kokila
Narasimha "Hoy Narasimha" Hamsalekha
Sirivantha "Happy Day" S A Rajkumar
Bellary Naga "Jaagore Jaagore" L N Shastry
Surya Kanthi "Jaikara" Ilayaraja
Junglee "Junglee Shivalingu" V. Harikrishna
Krazy Loka "Kabab Mey" Manikanth Kadri
Ajantha "Kaigalalli" Ilayaraja
Bindaas Hudugi "Kannalli Kannittu" Yaara Ramesh
Ishta "Kolahala" M Sanjeev
Preethse Preethse "Kuchchu Kuchchu" Anoop Seelin
Shourya "Laka Laka" Sadhu Kokila
Raam "Ley Ley Ammana Magale" V. Harikrishna
Tuglaq "Maintain" Arjun Janya
Mandahaasa "Modala" Veer Samarth
Kari Chirathe "My name is" Sadhu Kokila
Sanju Weds Geetha "Nalle Nalle" Jassie Gift
Abhay "Neene kane" V. Harikrishna
Achchu Mechchu "Ninna Mele" A M Neel
Maduve Mane "Onde Notake" Manikanth Kadri
Mast Maja Maadi "Ota Ota" P B Balaji
Rama Rama Raghurama "Rama Rama" V. Harikrishna
Premachandrama "Ratheyalli" V. Harikrishna
Jackie "Shiva Antha Hoguthidde" V. Harikrishna
Olave Vismaya "Salaam Namasthe" Veer Samarth
Toofan "Shiva Hudugire" Elvin Joshua
Yograj But "Sunaka Sunana" Milind Dharmasena
Hey Sarasu "Talaku Talaku" G R Shankar
Bodyguard "Yaake Guru" Vinay Chandra
Maleyali Jotheyali "Yaare Ninna Mummy Daddy" V. Harikrishna
Paramathma "Yaavanig Gothu" V. Harikrishna
Only Vishnuvardhana "Edeyolage Guitaarru" V. Harikrishna
Gun "Yenne Yaaru" Ronnie Raphael
Male Barali Manju Irali "Yeno Aagide Nanage" Mano Murthy
Nanjangud Nanjunda "Eri Mele Eri" K V Ravichandra
Ranna "Thithli Thithli" V. Harikrishna
Hara "Lava Lavike" Jassie Gift
Kiladi Kitty "Madhura Huchchu" Jassie Gift
Prema Pallakki "Why"[1] Vineeth Raj Menon
Love Is Poison "Kanna Munde" Sai Kiran
Bangalore 560023 "Naaleya Nambu Maga" Arun Andrews
Krishna Tulasi "Lokana Nammange" Kiran Ravindranath
O Premave "Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa" Anand Rajavikram-Rahul Dev

Hindi songs

Film Song Name Music Director Notes
Indra - The Tiger Bam bam bole Mani Sharma Hindi dubbed version of Telugu film Indra

Awards

In 2010, Tippu won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Hey Paaru" from the film Raaj the Showman composed by the top most composer of the Kannada Film Industry V. Harikrishna.[2] Tippu was awarded the Kalaimamani by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2007.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Prema Pallakki (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes.com. Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited.
  2. ^ Shekhar Hooli (20 October 2011). "Vishnuvardhan, Anu Prabhakar bag KSF best actor awards". Filmibeat.
  3. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai -- தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!".