Sean Roldan is an upcoming Tamil musician and his birth name is Raghavendra Raja Rao. Raghavendra is the son of well-known Mridangam player Srimushnam V Raja Rao and the Padma, the daughter of novelist Sandilyan. His birthplace is Chennai Raghavendra chose his stage name as Sean Roldan to get rid of the Carnatic image he had and to drift towards something new. Raghavendra has worked on Carnatic, independent and film soundtracks for the Tamil Industry.

He came into light for his work in Balaji Mohan’s bilingual ‘Vaayi Moodi Pesavum|Samsaaran Arogyathinu Haanikaaram (2014). After working as an independent musician for few years Raghavendra decided to start a band along with his friends and there came into existence the band ‘Sean Roldan and Friends’. Raghavendra played lead vocalist and guitarist in the band and along with his friends gave us some hit music. The band rose to fame when their song ‘Mandira’ and ‘Mayakura Poo Vasam’ went viral and were liked by thousands. The favorite genre of the band is the folk and the blues but their band ‘Sean Roldan and Friends ‘doesn’t fit into any particular genre. Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison are his role models and also his inspiration. In one of his interviews when asked about the future of the band, Raghavendra mentioned their dream is to represent the young India. He even mentioned that he desires to revolutionize the society through their songs.

Film producer C V Kumar was very impressed by the young talent that he decided to recommend Raghavendra to producer Varun Manian who was in search of a composer for his new bilingual movie. Manian’s first choice was Anirudha Ravichander but then Raghavendra did complete justice to the music and went on to produce 8 tracks for the film which became a big hit. Raghavendra along with his band members plans onto reach out to a larger crowd by performing street gigs and other performances .Their last performance was at NH7, in November.

Arrol Corelli Tamil Actor

Arrol Corelli

He is an India based music director and song composer. He works mainly in the Tamil film industry. He is famous for his song named ‘Nathi pogum Koozhangal payaam’ for its soul touching melody and the violins played in the background. He is a newcomer to the film industry but has gained popularity through his songs and received awards for his background score and music. Born as S. Arul Murugan, in a middle-class family of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, he was raised and brought up in the Maraimalainagar town near Chennai. Since childhood, he has this keen interest in music and musical instruments. He started learning classical violin when he was five years old. He started performing in musical concerts throughout the southern part of the country. He won several awards in competitions held at different musical academies. He went to Trinity College of Music, London to learn Western Classical Piano when he was ten years old. Along with this musical training, he continued his schooling from Shri Anand Jain Vidhyala, Tambaram and became a Chartered Accountant. He took a job in the Finance field but kept on trying for his dream job i.e. of becoming a music director. At that time, the director of critically acclaimed film ‘Onnayum Aattukkuttiyum’, Mysskin was working on his next project. Arrol approached him to work on the background score of the movie. Under the good impression of his work and his performances at different competitions, Mysskin agreed. That’s how ‘Pisaasu’ became the debut movie of Arrol. His name was a pretty common in Tamil Nadu. So, they changed his name from Arul to Arrol. His work in ‘Pisaasu’ was highly appreciated by both audiences and critics. The movie reviews were saying that it’s a dream start for the music director. He was nominated for the best background score category. The album contains only one song which was sung by Uthara Unnikrishnan. She won the best playback singer female award for this song. Subsequently after this, he was offered another job for composing music in director Pandiraj’s next flick ‘Pasanga-2.’ This music album also became a success with positive responses from audiences. His upcoming movies in which he is giving music are ‘Savarakathi’ and ‘Thupparivaaian.’ While both movies are in pre-production state but they are likely to get released soon in 2016. He considers A.R. Rahman to be his idol and wishes to be like him. He believes in creating music from the bottom of his heart and doesn’t settle until he finds a suitable music tune for the corresponding movie genre.

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