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, Thiruvambadi Thamban Click to look into! >> Read More... . He then scored music for Malayalam films like North 24 Kaatham, Vegam, Nagaravaridhi Naduvil Njan, and 100 Days of Love. In 2015, Govind enters the Tamil film industry with Balaji Tharaneetharan’s Oru Pakka Kathai Click to look into! >> Read More... . This 2017, he turned actor and made a cameo role in the upcoming bilingual romantic thriller film, Solo. Also this year, he scored music for C. Prem Kumar’s upcoming Tamil romance film, 96.

Deepankuran Malayalam Actor

Deepankuran

Deepankuran is an Indian musician who has often composed tunes for Mollywood projects. His father is Sri Kaithapram Damodaran who happens to be a legendary music composer. Deepankuran’s mother is Devi Antharjanam. Deepankuran’s paternal grandfather Kannada Illath Kesavan Namboothiri was a folk singer. Meanwhile, Deepankuran is a maternal grandson of Unnikrishnan Namboothiri. Deepankuran has a younger brother Kaithapram Viswanathan who is the patron of Sruthilaya Music School in the district of Payyanur. In 1996, Deepankuran made his debut as playback singer in Desadanam under the guidance of his father who was the music director of the film. He sang Naava Mukunda Hare alongside Manju Menon. In 2013, Deepankuran reunited with his regular collaborator Jayaraj for the film Camel Safari. Principal photography of Camel Safari took place in Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, and Kochi. With his father penning the lyrics, Deepankuran took the responsibilities of the music director. He composed songs such as Suruma, Afreen, Kannum Kannum, and others. In fact, Deepankuran also lent his voice to the jingle ‘Halwa.’ Although people praised the music, the local audience did not like Camel Safari. Apparently, critics applauded the cinematographers who portrayed the famed Thar Desert lands. However, most of the Keralites lamented the absence of seriousness in the story. Nevertheless, music lovers recommend the soundtrack to their friends. In 2015, Deepankuran was the composer in his father’s directorial venture Mazhavillinattam Vare which revolves around a Pakistani cricketer who meets his admirer during his visit to India. Kaithapram wished to promote peace and friendship with the help of his sports flick. Kaithapram was keen to cast a Pakistani cricketer for the role. As Kaithapram’s son, Deepankuran flew to the United Kingdom to discuss the project with Mohammad Asif and the bowler agreed to star in it. However, the producers did not take him due to his involvement in the infamous “spot-fixing” cricket scandal in 2010. Later, Deepankuran had talks with Mohammad Hafeez who would go on to act in some scenes before backing out of the project citing his busy schedule. Regardless of the delay, Deepankuran launched its album on 3 January 2011. Apparently, they had to cut the clips which featured Sreesanth after his alleged participation in the IPL fixing controversy. Deepankutan obtained a diploma in Carnatic music at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal. In 2010, he completed a Masters course in Music Production at Leeds Metropolitan University. Deepankutan has admired the likes of Yesudas, AR Rahman, Britney Spears, and Backstreet Boys. Deepankutan married Devi Saranya on 5 February 2013.

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G. Devarajan was a successful and highly respected South Indian music director. His full name was Paravoor Govindan Devarajan and was also called Devarajan master. He was one of the most successful Malayalam music songsmiths. He was born in the year 1927, at Paravur near the Kollam district of Kerala. Later on, he graduated in music and performed his first classical gig at the young age of 18. Soon, he became inclined towards the famous Communist ideology and decided to join the movement. He went on to join KPAC and put his musical talent for a better purpose. He gained exposure for one of his drama song which was written by one of his friend's and was composed and crooned by Devarajan himself. In his entire career span, he went on to give music to a whopping number of 350 Malayalam flicks. He has also rendered melodies to Tamil and Kannada movies and also to various plays and dramas. One of his most famous work was for the Tamil movie 'AnnaiVelankann', which went on to earn him laurels and accolades. He made his film debut in the year 1995, with 'KaalamMaarunnu' for which he composed music. He also collaborated with prominent poet-songwriter VayalarRamavarma for the film Chathurangam in the year 1959. HIs work with Vayalar gave the Malayalam film industry many golden tunes. His third film and second with Vayalar- 'Bharya' went on to become a huge success and shaped them as a hit duo. He was like a godfather figure to the famous singers of that period. Through his work, he left an unforgettable impression on the Malayalam drama scene, and he was very influential and had extensive knowledge about classical music, for the very same reason he was highly respected by all the artists of that period. He was also regarded as one of the pioneers of film music in the South Indian film industry after the super hit song "MalayalaBaashathan" for the film 'PrethangaludeThaazhvazha' in the year 1973. Devarajan used to include the maximum number of ragas in the Malayalam movie music and his work used to have influences of Carnatic and Hindustani music. He had also composed spiritual songs which went on to become evergreen classics. He was an atheist. He was the recipient of many famous awards like the Kerala State Govt.'s Best Music award which he won over five times. He also released a book which includes all of his compositions. He died at the age of 81 due to a cardiac arrest at his Chennai residence on 5th March 2006.

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G Devarajan Malayalam Actor