Chandan is a South Indian playback singer, rapper, lyricist, composer and music director. He is also known as Kannada Rapper Chandan Shetty. He was born on 17th September 1989 in Sakleshpur in the Hassan district of Karnataka. He has written lyrics for about 30 songs, sang more than 45 songs and worked as an assistant music director for about 40 Kannada movies.
Chandan Shekhar was the lyricist for many Kannada movies like Sweety in 2013, Goa in 2015,
in 2016, Jigarthanda in 2016, Mungaru Male 2 in 2016,
in 2016 and Jaguar in 2016. Chandan Shetty was the playback singer for more than 30 movies like
in 2012, Varadhanayaka in 2013,
in 2013, Bahaddur in 2014, Goa, Rocket in 2015, Dove in 2015, Chakravyuha in 2016, Badmaash in 2016 and the upcoming 2017 flick Drona. Chandan Shetty uploaded his first Kannada music video Nanna Preethi Sullala on Youtube on 20th July 2011. Chandan wrote the lyrics and composed the music for the Kannada Pop Song. He sang it with Lohith. Soloman programmed the animation for the video. Chandan Shetty is the music director of upcoming Kannada flick Seizer directed by
. It is set to release on 19th May 2017.
He is also the music composer of
written and directed by
Om Prakash Rao
. It is set to release on 14th September 2017. Chandan Shetty uploaded his first Kannada rap music video HA LA GO DE on Youtube on 16th September 2015. He conceptualized, directed, wrote the lyrics, composed the music and sang the hip-hop song. Vikram Yoganand cinematographed, edited and coloured the video. Vikin did the VFX, Vijeth designed the sound and Sachin did the mixing. The rap video received almost 3 million views since release.
Chandan Shetty’s second Kannada rap music video 3 PEG was uploaded on Youtube on 13th May 2016. He conceptualized, directed, wrote screenplay and lyrics, designed art, composed music and sang for the EDM video. Vijeth played the music. The video featured
. The video reached 3 million views immediately after release, now having more than 9 million views, thus making this EDM video the most watched Kannada music video.
Chandan Shetty’s next music video is expected to release on 5th April 2017. He directed, conceptualized, composed and played the music, wrote the lyrics and sang for the Kannada video. The music video will feature Neha Shetty.
Another Bio Of Him:
Chandan Shetty is a music director chiefly working in Kannada movies. He is known for bringing the rap song culture in the state. Even though, he already achieved huge popularity and craze among audiences for Kannada Rap songs such as “3Peg” and “Halagode”, he continued his efforts through ‘Chocolate Girl’ and ‘‘Tequila’ which pleased his fans. He has worked over 30 movies as a singer and lyricist. All his Rap Songs have reached more than 10 million views on YouTube channel.
In his recent movie, ‘
’, he did the background score so well that the daily incidents in the train, platform and even on railway tracks can resemble. He has given his relentless pace in his BG score and allowed Manohara K to sing a duet with him in the movie.
His original music written specifically was meant to accompany the film. The score formed the part of the film's soundtrack, which also includes dialogue and sound effects, and comprises some train ride-scenes too.
He worked as assistant music director for 'Aryan' (2014 under music director Jassie Gift, and 'Mungaru Male 2' under composer
, 'Badmaash' (2016) under music composer Judah Sandhy.
He got his first break in the movie ‘Alemari’ under music director Arjun Janya where he got the chance to become lyricist and assistant music director. His other movies as assistant music composers include ‘Chakravyuha’ under S. Thaman (2016), Bhajarangi (2013) under Arjun Janya.
Chandan Shetty was born on 17 September 1989, in Hassan district of Karnataka. After completing his PUC at St. Philomena in Commerce at Puttur, Karnataka, he finished his Bachelor Degree at Vidya Vikas in BBM, Mysore. Later, he worked in a call center.
But he was not satisfied and inclined to join film industry somehow. As he got his first break in 2012, he never looked behind. Chandan Shetty had peachy collaboration with Arjun Janya with whom he worked as associate music director.