Sooraj Santhosh is a multilingual versatile playback singer who has made a noteworthy contribution in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Badaga music. The singer is well known in the Bollywood and Tollywood as well. He was born on 19th September 1987 at the Kollam village in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He is well known for his polyglot and fluent knowledge about various types of music and has achieved overwhelming success in the same. Sooraj's father, Santhosh Kumar worked in forest department and his mother, Jayakumari is a high school teacher. He has a younger brother who presently works at IBM as an engineer.
He lived with his small and sweet family in Thiruvananthapuram and completed his schooling there itself at the Government Model Boys Higher Secondary school. Further, he took a Bachelor's in commerce from M G College and completed M. Com from Mar ivanious College. On 6th September 2016, he got married to Anjali Panicker and started a family of his own. Sooraj had known his interest in music from school time itself, therefore, he participated in various competitions and performed stupendously well. In 2004 he won at the School Youth Festival, which was his considerable first achievement on such a big platform.
He continued to shine and succeeded in the Kerala State high school youth festival in 2005. In the years 2010, 2011 and 2012, he consecutively backed best singer award at South Zone International youth festival and proved to be an undefeated champion. He is awarded the Mirchi music award - South zone in 2010. In 2010, Sooraj recorded his very first song in Telugu, which was 'Inka Echo' for a thriller Telugu movie '
Darling' for which he was awarded the Mirchi music award best singer. But this was just the beginning. Later on, he recorded for
Stephen Devassy and
Ratheesh Vegha for movies like '
Lokpal,' 'Ladies and Gentlemen' and 'Uthup Kizhakkemala.' He sang for Uyirin Suvarillvegam Vegas in 2010 for a Tamil film '
The year 2013 proved to be a big break for him where he sang 'Yamma Yamma' for the Hindi movie 'All in all Azhagu Raja' which was a duet with famous Bollywood singer
Shreya Ghoshal for which he received appreciation and admiration. In the same year, thereby he sang 'Othakadai - Othakadai' and 'Valley Valley' for a Tamil movie 'Pandiya Naadu.' He also recorded with M. M. Sreelekha in 'Kaadhalsolla Aasai,' and the song was 'Made Thirandhatu.' He was awarded as best upcoming vocalist in the Mirchi music awards - Malayalam for 'Iniyum Nin Mounam' in the movie 'KQ.' 2014 was the year when he joined the band Masala Coffee.
Sooraj's first performance with the band took place 17th October 2014 at the inaugural ceremony of KPL Dubai season 3. In September 2015, he performed at the Indie Music festival held in Dubai called as Raag 'N' Rock. In the same year, he sang in the world premiere of 'Shanmuga Kavacham' which is a spiritual masterpiece in Tamil. It was one of its kind. In October 2016, he accompanied Gopi Sunder for the audio launch of his album '
Team 5'. In later 2016 he performed with his band, Masala Coffee at Malaysian Independent live fusion festival in Kuala Lumpur.
Sooraj continues to mesmerize us all with his soulful voice. He has recorded for an upcoming multi starrer film 'Kamasutra 3D', for the songs '
Saawariya' and 'Har Har Mahadev.' K3D is going to be a worldwide release and features the stars
Makarand Deshpande and others. Five songs of the same have nominated for the 86th Oscars.