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 ‘
’, 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.