Dharan Kumar, whose biggest childhood inspiration was
Michael Jackson, is a music composer of Indian origin. Most of his works are focused in the Tamil film industry. Born on 8 October, 1984, Dharan Kumar had an interest for music from an early age. At an early stage in his career, he assisted big music composers such as Harry Jayaraj in the film, ‘Anniyan’.
As a college student, he often used to play in his college. There he got noticed by the daughter (Saranya) of a well known Tamil director, K. Bhagyaraj. K. Bhagyaraj was directing the film ‘
Parijatham’ at that time, and gave Dharan Kumar an opportunity to compose a song for the film. His first song, “Unnai Kandaene", was a chart buster hit. Moreover, it was declared as one of the best songs of the year 2006.
Next in line was a small budget horror film titled ‘Sify’. Apart from gaining appreciation for song composition, Dharan Kumar’s background score in the film was kept in high regard. Sify was a landmark in Dharan Kumar’s career as it helped him establish his ground in the Tamil film industry. His soundtrack was next heard in the 2009 film, ‘Laadam’. The hip hop film was a huge failure, and along with it drowned the soundtrack of the film. In 2010, Dharan ventured into the Malayalam film industry with the movie, The Thriller. The film music turned out to be a big chart buster.
Apart from composing music for films, Dharan Kumar has also composed jingles for television advertisements. He created the theme song for the Challenger Beach Volleyball Championship, which was held in Chennai in the year 2010. To pay a tribute to his childhood hero, Michael Jackson, he not just composed a single called, “Sing One More Time”, but also gave the lyrics to the song, which was released in 2009. He is also known to give the composition for the Tamil film, “
Aaha Kalyanam”, which is the remake of a blockbuster Bollywood movie, “Band Baaja Baraat”.