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Nithin Raj (Template:Lang-ml, Template:Lang-ta, born 17 June 1987) is an Indian playback singer. Born and raised in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, he has sung in various albums and films. Currently, Nithin is working as a radio jockey with Radio Mirchi, Thiruvananthapuram, where he hosts a four-hour evening drive show called Mirchi Fuse Out. He is also the lead singer of The Q8 Band.
Nithin performed in various singing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the year 2004 with his first solo album – Halo.The songs are composed by Balabhasker of which "Thiruvathira Thiruvarangil" and "Pyar chahtha hun mein" were quite popular. The Audio was released by Sathyam Audios and the song "Pyar chahtha hun mein" was directed by noted filmmaker, Shankar Ramakrishnan.
He participated in various singing competition shows including CHANNEL[V] Supersinger, S5 Music Voice Hunt – SS MUSIC (2005), Star Vijay TV – Airtel Supersinger (2006), but it was through the Malayalam reality show Idea Star Singer (2007) that he shot to fame.
He later on participated in Surya TV Amul Sangeetha Mahayuddham which brought a new format in music reality shows in India where the competition was based on Teams rather than individuals. Out of the six teams, Nithin was part of the "Trivandrum Royals" team led by Vidhu Prathap, which secured the Runner-up position in 2010.
Nithin has sung the backing harmonies for A.R. Rahman which include 'Puthiya manidha' (Endhiran), Raavan [Re-recording for Hindi and Tamil] and also in his album songs – 'Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam' and 'Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat'.
Nithin has sung various Malayalam movie songs which include 'Jwaalamukhi' and 'Thathamma' (Kurukshetra). He got his first solo song 'Shapa soorya shobhayil' which was the Theme song of the Mammootty starrer movie – Drona 2010. He sang the songs 'Pampara Pa Pa' and 'Karuthiku Thithai' from the 2013 hit Malayalam movie Amen .
Recently Nithin Raj lend his voice for the Background music of Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Movie directed by Lal Jose, where he sang the Old classic song "Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal" for Sekhar Menon's character (Vivek) in the film. He has also sung the song "Asku Pasku" in the upcoming movie – Friendship and the "MaGoBa" song from the movie Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 directed by Mamas K. Chandran.
|Year||Film||Song Title||Director||Language||Co-singers||Music director||Lyricist|
|2008||Silandhi||"Idhu Kadhal Minsarama"||D. Ganesh Desingh||Tamil||Ranina Reddy||Karthik||–|
|Kurukshetra||"Jwalamukhi"||Major Ravi||Malayalam||Najim Arshad
|Sidharth Vipin||Gireesh Puthenchery|
|2009||Pattalam||"Panivizhum Kaalama"||Rohan Krishna||Tamil||Sayanora Philip
Hesham Abdul Wahab
|Jassie Gift||Na. Muthukumar|
|2010||Drona 2010||"Shapa soorya shobhayil"
|Shaji Kailas||Malayalam||Solo||Deepak Dev||Kaithapram Viswanathan|
|2013||Amen||"Karuthiku Thithai"||Lijo Jose Pellissery||Malayalam||Sopanam Anil
|Prashant Pillai||Kavalam Narayana Panicker|
|"Pampara Pa Pa"||Sopanam Anil|
|Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal||"Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal"
|Lal Jose||Malayalam||Solo||Re-worked by
|Vayalar Rama Varma|
|2014||Mannar Mathai Speaking 2||"Thirayaane Thirayaane"
|Mamas K Chandran||Malayalam||Arun Alat
Joslee Lonely Doggy [Rap]
|2015||Jalaamsham||"Ulakupaadam"||M. P. Sukumaran Nair||Malayalam||Jayachandran Kadambanad
|Gemini Unnikrishnan||Anwar Ali|
|Friendship||"Asku Pasku"||Khader Hassan||Malayalam||Ranjini Jose
|Farhaan Roshan||Engandiyoor Chandrasekharan|
|Fireman||OST||Deepu Karunakaran||Malayalam||OST||Rahul Raj|
- "Nenjodu Cherthu by the Q8 Band",https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-gA86jXbiQ&list=UUiVOuNfu7F_vhFB49l-aPDg
- "Pyar chahtha hun mein by Nithin Raj",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KwWRkEwoao
- "Star Singer 2007 Interview with Nithin Raj",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgyRlojuyeU
- "Idea Star Singer 2007 combination Round Amrutha Nithin Dance",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSbxYBNcUfI
- "Trivandrum Royals special performance in Sangeetha Mahayuddham",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BCk7VcqiZo
- "Sangeeta Mahayuddham Grand Finale on 17 October 2010",http://www.keralatv.in/2010/10/sangeeta-mahayuddham-grand-finale-on-17-october-2010/
- "sangeetha mahayudham surya tv Winners 2010",http://sunil-bhaskar.blogspot.in/2010/10/sangeetha-mahayudham-surya-tv-winners.html
- "Abhijeet Felicitates Nithin Raj (Trivandrum), Top 6 Contestant Of 'Benadryl Big Golden Voice' Reality Singing Hunt at 92.7 BIG FM",http://www.movietalkies.com/artiste/pictures/event/4331/36418/abhijeet-launches-%27benadryl-big-golden-voice%27-radio-reality-singing-talent-hunt-at-927-big-fm
- "Benadryl BIG Golden Voice finale – Final 4",https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151726157164086
- "Benadryl Big Golden Voice TV Promo",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR-_O4nTGRU
- "Endhiran Album credits",http://www.arrahman.com/discography_details.aspx?id=64
- "Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam backing vocals credits", Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam#Backing vocals
- "Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat-Album credits",http://www.arrahman.com/discography_details.aspx?id=211
- "Soundtrack-Kurukshetra", Kurukshetra (2008 film)#Soundtrack
- "Raaga – Singer Nithin Raj songs",http://www.raaga.com/channels/malayalam/singers/Nithin_Raj.html
- "Drona Theme song by Nithin Raj",https://soundcloud.com/nithinraj-k/drona-theme-by-nithinraj
- "Songs Listing – Lyricist Kaithapram,Singer Nithin Raj",http://en.msidb.org/songs.php?tag=Search&singers=Nithin%20Raj&category=lyricist&artist=Kaithapram&limit=1&page_num=1
- "Amen 2013 movie – Soundtrack listing", Amen (2013 film)#Soundtrack
- "Nithin Raj's song Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal for Vivek",https://www.facebook.com/Nithinraj.singer/posts/680538031967728
- " Ezhu Sundara Rathrikkal(2013) OST | Music : Prashant Pillai",https://soundcloud.com/prashantpillai/005-vivek-sings-ezhu-sundara
- "Complete Album Listing and Credits for Ezhu Sundara Rathrikkal",http://prashantpillai.com/complete-album-listing-and-credits-for-ezhu-sundara-rathrikkal/
- "Nithin Raj malayalam movie song listing",http://www.malayalachalachithram.com/listsongs.php?g=959
- "Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 | Music Box | Full Songs & Credit Listing",https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8dwxYvWUB4#t=1s
- "Ulakam Vayalaakki[Ulakupaadam] lyrics",http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?1953630