Birthday: 26-04-1977
Age: 42
Star sign: Taurus

Anthony Daasan is an Indian singer, traditional Tamil folk musician, lyricist and an artist hailing from Reddiyarpalayam, Puducherry,Tamil Nadu. He currently lives in Chennai, India. He was born on 26th April 1977. He completed his education from the Government High School of Tanjore. Music is an associated and ever-lasting part of his life. He connected to music from a very young age. His vision and dreams lead to him celebrating the flavor of folk music internationally.

His deep roots, love, and passion are exploring a variety of traditional forms of art. When he moved to Chennai, he joined Sangamam and later got in touch with the industry because of his hard work, commitment and sheer passion for music. His debut song was Dindugal Sarathy. With that, he has worked with famous people like ‘Anirudh’, Santosh Narayan, ‘Imman’, and other personalities. Anthony represents folk music majorly. All this while, he was also closely associated with a rock fusion band called La Pongal which was doing great.

Simultaneously, he started his own band named as ‘Anthony in Party’. It is basically an electronic folk-fusion band. They did collaborations and played mostly at music festivals. Within no time, he gained a huge fan following. In 2012, Anthony also played one of his popular songs, "Vandiyila Nellu Varum” at the prestigious MTV Coke Studio India which was nothing less than a dream-come-true moment. Anthony has also been a judge for BIG Golden Voice Season 3 and has also been a playback singer. He has sung more than 30 songs for various movies.

He loves to work as a folk singer artist, traveling at numerous national as well as international festivals, as he thoroughly enjoys his profession. Some of his songs include Kaasu Panam, Bodhayil Pathal Marum, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Takku Takku, Soda Bottle, Yaar Enna Sonnaalum, Nallavana Kettavana, Kaasu Kadacha Loose Pudikkum, Domeru Lordu, Maane Maane, etc. He is a living legend and a complete entertainer. Sometimes he ends up dancing on stage, and does few acts, juggles, does acrobatics and even plays a few instruments like Urumi, etc.

Recently, he went for the US world tour. He visited Florida, Ohio, San Francisco, North Carolina, etc. during the tour. He brings the rustic folk styles and the experimental contemporary styles together at such international platforms. He is indeed a star performer. He has got many awards and precious recognitions for his notable work. Anthony considers himself to be known as Folk Marley taking inspiration from Bob. He is one of the most talented and successful folk singers of our country.

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Vinaita Sivakumar

Vinaita Sivakumar a youthful, flourishing singer who has recently become a popular name in the Tamil Film Industry as a young playback singer. Vinaita Sivakumar was born in Chennai and has done her schooling from D.A.V. Public School. She then went on to pursue a Bachelors degree in English Literature from Ethiraj College. She, however, turned to music as her choice of profession and did not go on to make a living off of her area of education. Vinaita Sivakumar’s light melodious voice is making quite a fuss in the playback industry. She rose to fame with her song in the 2010 film "Theeradhu Vilaiyattu Pillai" and more recently for her track "Poovum Poovum" from "Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer” which was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. She has been doing covers of some great retro songs as well which are gaining popularity in the new media. She recently did a cover of the song "Naan Sirithaal Deepavali" which is a song from the award-winning 1987 film "Nayagan" by Mani Ratnam which starred Kamal Haasan and the music for which was composed by none other than the maestro Ilaiyaraaja. Vinaita Sivakumar has been a singing enthusiast since the very early days of her infancy. The stepping stone to her career started as early as when she was eight years old because it was during that time when she began attending singing competitions, many of which she won, and this drew her closer to music. She later went on to participate in a TV show where she bagged many prizes which gave her a boost. The most current work of Vinaita Sivakumar is a music video series called “The Humming Queen” which contains well-known pieces by Swarnalatha a popular singer from the 90’s. The concept to the music video series “The Humming Queen” is given by Sainath Saikrishnan and it is Vinaita Sivakumar who gave the voice to the songs in the series. Vinaita Sivakumar from the very age of eight to her youthful years when she won the TV show sang songs of Swarnalatha; which were all a coincidence but this made Vinaita Sivakumar inculcate an eternal adoration towards Swarnalatha. Swarnalatha was known for being able to “sing in high scales without any change in her voice tonality”. Vinaita Sivakumar, a fan of Swarnalatha, learned about the sudden death of Swarnalatha’s death in 2010 and was quite taken back. Vinaita Sivakumar said, “I felt heavy” in an interview when asked about her reaction to Swarnalatha’s death. She now hopes to continue doing shows that are Swarnalatha-centric. The 29-year-old popular playback singer who has already worked with established composers like Yuvan Shankar Raja, Thaman and Dharan and others within her short span in the industry strive to continue doing some good work.

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Pushpavanam Kuppusamy

P. Kuppusamy was born in Tamil Nadu, India. He is a professional lyricist, music composer, vocalist, songwriter and a playback singer in the Tamil Film Industry. He is a very famous Tamil Folk Artist. He has sung in hundreds of stage shows and Tamil films. He is famous mainly for his effort to bring back a lost form of Tamil folk music namely Naatapura Paatu. The name of his wife is Ankitha Kappusamy. His wife played a major role in his success. Without her support, he would have never reached the level of success that he has achieved till now. Along with her wife, he has sung folk songs in hundreds of concerts all over the world and has popularized this form of song. He is also a famous playback singer. Both he and his wife worked together to release some audio albums on folk music and sell millions of copies of them. He has also written books which contain information and tips on folk music only and nothing else. Due to his works and talents, he has appeared in many TV shows on renowned South Indian TV channels like Sun TV, Gemini TV, Malakkal TV and Vijay TV. He has also appeared as a judge in some music-based reality shows. The Government of Tamil Nadu had rewarded him with the Kalaimamani award for his contributions to the folk music in Southern India. He used to study at the Madras University. He obtained Master degrees in Philosophy and Arts from the University. He also completed his doctorate in music from Queen Mary’s College, which is a renowned music college in Chennai. For his endless contributions in promoting folk music among the people in the South, Sathyabhama University rewarded him with a doctorate in music. Pushpavanam and Ankitha have performed over three thousand stage concerts together in all over India as well as the world. He is also very famous as he tries to spread a social message through each and every song that he sings or composes. He has worked as a playback singer in many big budget films and has worked with some of the best Music Directors in the South Film Industry and has produced some of the best music to date. He was also seen in the judging panel of some of the biggest musical shows on television. He is a very popular figure in the South Film and Music Industry.

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