Vineeth Srinivasan is known to the music industry for his popular and hit song, Karale, karalinte. Being the son of film star Sreenivasan, he never had even thought of singing as a career. But of course, he likes popular Hindi songs and admires voice of K.J. Jesudas, Brad Paisley, and Udit Narayan.
This young lad used to sing a folklore Muslim song often known as ”Mappilapattu” even in youth festivals at school. It was then director Priyadarshan insisted him to render a’’ Mappilapattu’’ for his upcoming flick ‘Kilichundan Mampazham.' After hearing Vineeth’s voice that matches so well with the folk songs sung by Mapillas of Malabar, another Malayalam director, Roshan Chetan gave him the offer to sing for his film `
Udayananu Tharam.' But his father was hesitant as he was writing the script and acting in the film. But Roshan Chetan persisted, and Vineeth sang the song and thus song ‘Karale, karalinte’ soon was on the top listed songs and ushered in Vineeth Sreenivasan, the singer.
Vineeth was very keen on doing visual communication after his Plus Two. He got 93 percent marks for his Plus Two. But since he was such a good student, we felt that he should do a professional course first. But, he became a mechanical engineer from KCG College of Technology, Chennai. He composes, directs and even writes lyrics for his most of his album songs or music videos. His music album [email protected] MG Road was a hit. He also organized his music band “Malayalee” with
Shaan Rahman, and
Arjun Sasi. As an actor, his debut was in film Cycle (2008).
Vineeth Sreenivasan started his career as a filmmaker with Malarvadi Arts Club, which had
Nivin Pauly. Till then, the duo teamed up two more films, ‘
Thattathin Marayathu’ and ‘
Oru Vadakkan Selfie’, which was penned by Vineeth. The duo has set a benchmark as new promising faces of contemporary Malayalam cinema and was liked even in “Om Shanti Oshana”. He is married to his girlfriend Divya Narayanan after eight-year-long friendship. Their friendship had begun when Divya was a student at KCG College of Technology. The actor-cum-singer was born on October 1, 1985.