Govind Menon is an Indian music composer, singer, violinist, and music director who mainly work in Malayalam and Tamil film industries. He is the violinist and vocalist of the Kerala-based music band, Thaikkudam Bridge. He came from a family of musicians. During his childhood, Govind hated the violin because he wanted to learn how to play the guitar. However, on the day he went to the music school, the guitar teacher was not around, but the violin teacher was there.
Since his dad wants him to learn violin, he learned classical and western violin. He started his career in the 2012 Malayalam action film
. He then scored music for Malayalam films like North 24 Kaatham, Vegam, Nagaravaridhi Naduvil Njan, and 100 Days of Love. In 2015, Govind entered the Tamil film industry with
Oru Pakka Kathai
. In 2017, he turned actor and did a cameo role in the bilingual romantic thriller film, "
." He scored music for C Prem Kumar’s Tamil romance film,
After “96” with
, Govind Menon composed music once again for a Vijay Sethupathi movie, “
.” He had also made a cameo appearance in the film. In 2019, he composed music for “
,” starring Vijaykumar and “
. In 2020, he composed the music for “
,” the Telugu version of 96, featuring “
” and Samantha Akkineni. Govind composed for Ponmagal Vandhal of Jyothika and “
,” that released on OTT. He also composed the songs for an anthology film, Putham Pudhu Kaalai. His long-delayed film Oru Pakka Kathai featuring and
, directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan released on Zee 5 in 2020.
In the same year, he made his debut in Hindi with the film “Taish.” He scored the BGM and a couple of songs for this movie. In 2021, Govind Menon composed Hey Sinamika, directed by “
Aditi Rao Hydari
. He also composed music for Chethi Mandharam Thulasi, “Padavettu,” a
film in Malayalam and Tughlaq Darbar, a Vijay Sethupathi film.
Govind Menon was born on 29th October 1988 in Irinjalakuda, Thrissur in Kerala. His parents are Peethambaran Menon and Vasanthakumari. Govind changed his surname from Menon to Vasantha, his mother’s name. In 2012, he married Ranjini Achuthan. Popular movie actress
and Govind Menon are cousins. Govind’s paternal uncle, Gopinathan, was also a renowned Carnatic musician.
Govind Menon received the Best Music Director Award for 96 at the Filmfare Awards.