Sujith Vasudevan is a music director and a singer who mainly composes film scores for Malayalam films. He is prominently known by his stage name ‘Sharreth’. He composed music for some of the Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films as well.
He was born on 3 October, 1969 in Kollam, Kerala. His parents are Vasudevan and Indiradevi. He is a student and a disciple of M. Balamuralikrishna. He is also an excellent Playback singer and sung songs in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. In his early days, he worked as a keyboard player under music director Raveendran. His music directorial debut took place with Malayalam film Kshanakkathu in 1990.
His first song as a playback singer was along with K. S. Chithra which is ‘
Dum Dum Dum
’ for the Malayalam film Onningu Vannengil. He recorded his first album in Tamil at the age of 16, which is ‘Sangeetha Paravai’. He is also a good Carnatic vocalist. He had made his mark in the Malayalam film industry with a good number of hits. He was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best music director for the movie Thirakkatha in 2008. His other awards include Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director, Kerala State Film Award for Best Classical Music Singer and Mullassery Raju Music Award. He is one of the judges of the Idea Star Singer till the end of Season 5 and played a prominent role in bringing a huge popularity for the show across Kerala.
He’s been a judge for the other shows like Superstar – the Ultimate, Ghandharva sangeetham, Indian Voice Season 2, Indian Voice Junior and Amritha TV musical reality show Superstar. He is one of the rare gems of the Indian Music and his compositions reflect the classical purity of traditional music. Well-known singer Unnikrishnan, who rendered the song Sudhamantram from the movie Devadasi claims the song as the hardest song recorded for Indian Cinema ever.