Tippu is a playback singer of Indian cinema. He has worked in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages. He has lent his voice to over 4000 songs in the four south Indian languages. His voice for
Puneeth Rajkumar went well with the audience. Shiva Shiva Hoguthidde, Hey Hey Paaru, etc are some of his hit songs. His association with music director V Harikrishna is very famous. Tippu has sung for Tamil music composers A R Rahman, Imman,
Harris Jayaraj, and Joshua Sridhar.
He has sung the hit Tamil songs Venmathi Venmathi, O Mama from Minnale. The movie had Madhavan in the lead role. Tippu is married to the famous Indian playback singer Harini. Tippu began singing when he was at the age of 19. He received the Karnataka State Film Award and the Kalaimamani Award by Tamilnadu Government for his playback singing.