Rahul Nambiar is an Indian recording artist, playback singer, and performer. He has a degree in MBA and M.com. In 2001, Rahul participated in “Swapthasarangal,” a music reality show and won it. He is famous for his song “Swapnagnal” from the movie “
Bhagyadevatha,” directed by
Sathyan Anthikad. Rahul was born in Kannur, Kerala and spent his childhood in Delhi and Chennai.
After his studies, he was in a bank for two years. After winning the show Swapthasaranga, Rahul decided to seek a career in singing. He was brought in the music industry by director
Vijay Antony for the movie “Dishyum.” Under the music director Vidyasagar for the movie “
Mulla” he sang his first Malayalam song “Ee Raavil.” Rahul started singing from a very young age. He is a trained Hindustani and Carnatic music singer.
Rahul has accomplished more than 400 live shows so far and is still going strong. Rahul Nambiar is competent to sing in many languages like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, English, and Hindi. His famous songs include “Vasantha Mulla,i” and “Adada Mazhada,” for which he earned a Filmfare nomination.
Rahul won The Best Male Playback Singer Filmfare Award in 2012 for the song “Guruvaram.” In 2009, Rahul along with his friend
Aalap Raju formed a band called ‘Rahlaap.’ They also released an album (by the same name) of both Hindi and Tamil songs. The music of which is formulated by both of them and the lyrics by Raqeeb Aalam.
Rahul has also performed numerous jingles for brands like Samsung Flat Tv, Arun Ice cream and the famous “Manisarma,” the official anthem of Chennai Super Kings. Rahul has never had lack of opportunities, especially after winning the reality show Swapthasaranga.
His contacts helped, and that gave him a lot of offers. Rahul has worked with a cluster of South Indian music directors like Ilaiyaraaja, Yuvan Shankar, Imman, and Thaman. Sunita Sarathy was the one who encouraged him into singing.
Rahul met her when she was in preparation for some Christmas show. She aided him to contribute some refined harmonies. Rahul prefers live shows over studio because of the spirit and energy around him. Rahul is married to a speech-language pathologist, Chitra. He is a gifted individual who has sung in various genres. His favorite five singers are
Kishore Kumar, Celine Dion, Sir Elton John, Yesudas and S.P. Balasubramaniam.