Rajiv Sundaresan is an upcoming singer and music composer who is making his mark in the music industry by his TV commercials and movies as well. He is known for releasing two of his singles; “Barsey” and “
” worldwide digitally using REBEAT Digital Software.
The songs are available on iTunes, Amazon, Nokia, etc. Rajiv comes from a family background of Carnatic classical music. He was born in spent the first five years of his life in Oman. While his mother was a Carnatic classical, his father was a Chartered Accountant.
Though he never received any formal training from his mother but due to the passive listening of her singing, he got introduced to music and had imbibed quite a liking towards it.He was also exposed to various classical Carnatic music concerts as he used to accompany his parents to the same.
At the age of about ten years old, he shifted to India. That as the time when he started listening to the famous pop bands of that time like Bryan Adams etc. Initially, he was more interested in the rhythm and not singing in particular.
Thus, following his interest, at the age of 10 years, he joined ‘Mridangam’ class under the guidance of his guru Shri T.S.Nandakumar in Bombay. Following his passion for music, he also began to perform for various concerts until he reached his college.
Rajiv has done diploma in electrical engineering, followed by engineering in electronics and telecom from Pune. This was the time when he became sure that he seriously wanted to pursue music as his career. Thus, after finishing his engineering, he did SAE sound engineering course in Chennai paved path for a music career.
During this ten months course, he was experimenting by making ringtones and by the time he finished it, he was able to attempt music programming. Meanwhile, he also got a chance to demonstrate his music samples to Ram Sampat and ended up getting a chance to sing jingles for him, which led to composing and sing for various TV commercials.
Motivated by these, he started composing his music reels by using the basic paraphernalia that he had. Though it was a tough time for him as a young musician and composer as he had a look for various opportunities to showcase his talent, he still focussed continuously on his ‘riyaz’ and never missed even a single day of practice.
He eventually got into back vocals or chorus and still enjoyed doing the TV commercials as he enjoyed the non-hierarchical and free environment there. He likes to meet and share good vibes with a lot of people and is an ardent believer of Teamwork.
He composed his singles “Barse” & “Naina” with his self-created tune and took help from his friends;
and K.C Loy. Finally owing to his passion and hard work he has composed and sang for TV commercials like Philips & Nokia N72.He also got a chance to compose music for a song of the movie “