Nithin Raj

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Musical artist

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.[1]

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Biography

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"[2] 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.[3][4]

He later on participated in Surya TV Amul Sangeetha Mahayuddham[5] 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.[6][7]

He participated in BIG 92.7 FM's Benedryl presents BIG Golden Voice 2013[8] and reached the Final 4 in the all India level.[9][10]

Career

Nithin has sung the backing harmonies for A.R. Rahman which include 'Puthiya manidha' (Endhiran),[11] Raavan [Re-recording for Hindi and Tamil] and also in his album songs – 'Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam'[12] and 'Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat'.[13]

Nithin has sung various Malayalam movie songs which include 'Jwaalamukhi' and 'Thathamma' (Kurukshetra).[14][15] He got his first solo song 'Shapa soorya shobhayil' which was the Theme song of the Mammootty starrer movie – Drona 2010.[16][17] He sang the songs 'Pampara Pa Pa' and 'Karuthiku Thithai' from the 2013 hit Malayalam movie Amen .[18]

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.[19][20][21] He has also sung the song "Asku Pasku" in the upcoming movie – Friendship[22] and the "MaGoBa"[23] song from the movie Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 directed by Mamas K. Chandran.

Discography

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
Arun Gopan
Roshan N.C
Sidharth Vipin Gireesh Puthenchery
"Thathamma"
2009 Pattalam "Panivizhum Kaalama" Rohan Krishna Tamil Sayanora Philip
Hesham Abdul Wahab
William Issac
Jassie Gift Na. Muthukumar
2010 Drona 2010 "Shapa soorya shobhayil"
(Drona Theme)
Shaji Kailas Malayalam Solo Deepak Dev Kaithapram Viswanathan
2013 Amen "Karuthiku Thithai" Lijo Jose Pellissery Malayalam Sopanam Anil
Sopanam Satheesh
Sankar Sharma
Prashant Pillai Kavalam Narayana Panicker
"Pampara Pa Pa" Sopanam Anil
Sopanam Satheesh
Remya Nambeesan
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal "Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal"
(Reprise)
Lal Jose Malayalam Solo Re-worked by
Prashant Pillai
Vayalar Rama Varma
2014 Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 "Thirayaane Thirayaane"
(MaGoBa)
Mamas K Chandran Malayalam Arun Alat
Joslee Lonely Doggy [Rap]
Rahul Raj
Rahul Raj Nikhil.S.Mattathil
2015 Jalaamsham[24] "Ulakupaadam" M. P. Sukumaran Nair Malayalam Jayachandran Kadambanad
Anishya John
Gemini Unnikrishnan Anwar Ali
Friendship "Asku Pasku" Khader Hassan Malayalam Ranjini Jose
Vidhu Prathap
Kripa
Vicky
Farhaan Roshan Engandiyoor Chandrasekharan
Fireman OST Deepu Karunakaran Malayalam OST Rahul Raj

References

  1. "Nenjodu Cherthu by the Q8 Band",https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-gA86jXbiQ&list=UUiVOuNfu7F_vhFB49l-aPDg
  2. "Pyar chahtha hun mein by Nithin Raj",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KwWRkEwoao
  3. "Star Singer 2007 Interview with Nithin Raj",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgyRlojuyeU
  4. "Idea Star Singer 2007 combination Round Amrutha Nithin Dance",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSbxYBNcUfI
  5. "Trivandrum Royals special performance in Sangeetha Mahayuddham",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BCk7VcqiZo
  6. "Sangeeta Mahayuddham Grand Finale on 17 October 2010",http://www.keralatv.in/2010/10/sangeeta-mahayuddham-grand-finale-on-17-october-2010/
  7. "sangeetha mahayudham surya tv Winners 2010",http://sunil-bhaskar.blogspot.in/2010/10/sangeetha-mahayudham-surya-tv-winners.html
  8. "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
  9. "Benadryl BIG Golden Voice finale – Final 4",https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151726157164086
  10. "Benadryl Big Golden Voice TV Promo",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR-_O4nTGRU
  11. "Endhiran Album credits",http://www.arrahman.com/discography_details.aspx?id=64
  12. "Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam backing vocals credits", Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam#Backing vocals
  13. "Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat-Album credits",http://www.arrahman.com/discography_details.aspx?id=211
  14. "Soundtrack-Kurukshetra", Kurukshetra (2008 film)#Soundtrack
  15. "Raaga – Singer Nithin Raj songs",http://www.raaga.com/channels/malayalam/singers/Nithin_Raj.html
  16. "Drona Theme song by Nithin Raj",https://soundcloud.com/nithinraj-k/drona-theme-by-nithinraj
  17. "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
  18. "Amen 2013 movie – Soundtrack listing", Amen (2013 film)#Soundtrack
  19. "Nithin Raj's song Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal for Vivek",https://www.facebook.com/Nithinraj.singer/posts/680538031967728
  20. " Ezhu Sundara Rathrikkal(2013) OST | Music : Prashant Pillai",https://soundcloud.com/prashantpillai/005-vivek-sings-ezhu-sundara
  21. "Complete Album Listing and Credits for Ezhu Sundara Rathrikkal",http://prashantpillai.com/complete-album-listing-and-credits-for-ezhu-sundara-rathrikkal/
  22. "Nithin Raj malayalam movie song listing",http://www.malayalachalachithram.com/listsongs.php?g=959
  23. "Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 | Music Box | Full Songs & Credit Listing",https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8dwxYvWUB4#t=1s
  24. "Ulakam Vayalaakki[Ulakupaadam] lyrics",http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?1953630