G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian composer, actor, producer, and singer known for his work in Tamil films and a few Telugu films as well. His first film was S Pictures’ Veyil and he became popular in Tamil cinema by the early 2010s around the same time he became popular in Telugu cinema with the film Darling.
|Full Name||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Profession(s)||Music Director, Singer, Actor, Producer|
|Famous Role||Kathirvelan aka Kathir in Tamil film ‘Darling’ (2015)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 60 kg
in pounds– 132 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 38 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 12 inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||13 June 1987|
|Age (As of 2023)||35 Years of 2023|
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Chettinad Vidyashram, Chennai|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Debut||Tamil Singing: Chikku Bukku Rayile of film Gentleman (1993)
Bollywood Singing: Suraj Hai of film Ugly (2014)
Tamil Music Directorial: Veyil (2006)
Telugu Music Directorial: Vesavi (2006)
Kannada Music Directorial: Punda (2010)
Malayalam Music Directorial: Ayyo Pavam (2009)
Bollywood Music Directorial: Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 (2012)
Marathi Music Directorial: Half Ticket (2016)
Tamil Film: Kuselan (2008)
Tamil TV: Sundays with Anil and Karky (2018)
|Awards||2010– Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Song of the Year – Pookal Pookum Tharunam of Tamil film Madrasapattinam (2010)
2011– Filmfare Awards South for Best Music Director – Tamil for film Aadukalam (2011)
Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Music Director of the Year, Best Album of the Year, and Mirchi Listeners Choice Best Album for film Aadukalam (2011)
Vijay Award for Best Music Director for film Aadukalam (2011)
2013– MTV VMAI Award for Best Regional Music Video, ‘Uyirin Uyire’ from Tamil film Thaandavam (2012)
Note: Along with these, he received many other awards between 2011 and 2018.
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affair/Girlfriend||Saindhavi (Playback Singer)|
|Marriage Date||27 June 2013|
|Marriage Place||Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar (MRC) Hall, Chennai|
|Wife/Spouse||Saindhavi (Playback Singer)|
|Parents||Father– G. Venkatesh
Mother– A. R. Reihana (Playback singer & Film composer)
|Siblings||Brother– Not Known
Sister– G. V. Bhavani
|Favorite Actor||Ajith Kumar|
|Favorite Film Composer||Ilaiyaraaja|
|Favorite Cricketer(s)||Sachin Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya|
Some Lesser Known Facts About G. V. Prakash Kumar:
- Does G. V. Prakash Kumar smoke?: No
- Does G. V. Prakash Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known
- His mother A. R. Reihana is the elder sister of popular music director, A. R. Rahman.
- G. V. Prakash made his singing debut with the song ‘Chikku Bukku Rayile’ of the Tamil film ‘Gentleman.’ The song was composed by A. R. Rahman.
- He also directed music for various hit films like ‘Aadukalam’ (2010), ‘Darling’ (2014), ‘Trisha Illana Nayanthara’ (2015), ‘There’ (2016), etc.
- In 2013, he launched his own production company, ‘GV Prakash Kumar Productions’ and his first production film was ‘Madha Yaanai Koottam’ (2013). The film received positive reviews from the audience.
- G. V. Prakash worked in different languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, and Marathi.
- Apart from being a great singer, he acted in several hit films like ‘Darling’ (2014), ‘Trisha Illana Nayanthara’ (2015), ‘Pencil’ (2016), etc.
- In May 2018, he received an honorary doctorate for social service from ‘St. Andrews Theological University International.’