Born in the quaint seaport town of Kochi, Kerela, Renganaath Ravee is an Indian sound designer and sound editor who has worked on more than eighty films. Even though he currently resides in Mumbai, where he follows his occupation, he did his schooling in Kerala.

He had no formal education in any sort of film school, however, and thus realized that he had a passion for art after his college years faded away. In 2005-2006, he started his career as a sound recorder at K. J. Yesudas Tharangini Records Studios after which he moved to Bollywood in 2006 to find a larger amount of exposure for his works.

Ravee has been a master at the art of manipulating sound for various different films. So far, he has worked on films that tell the story in eight different languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Ladakhi and Nepali.

Moreover, apart from films, he has also worked on sound effects and soundtracks for various different media, such as short films, advertisements, documentaries, and installations. When he initially moved to Mumbai, Renganaath Ravee hit a stroke of luck and immediately set to work with maestros like Vivek Sachidanand, DwarakWarrier, and the academy award winner, Resul Pookutty.

This good fortune helped Ravee frame his work ethics and styles in a systematic and clever method. It was still a long way to go for the young sound designer though, because his first debut made it to the big screen only in the year 2010, for a Malayalam film titles Nayakan.

This movie was directed by Lijo Jose Pelliserry and had one of the best soundtracks that Mollywood cinemas had ever heard. These successes were not in vain – in 2015, Ravee won the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Sound Designer for his contribution the film Ennu Ninte Moideen.

Recently, he won a second round of the same award for the 2017 version due to his exquisite workmanship with the soundtrack of the movie Ee.Ma.Yau. His talents do not stop here; Ravee was also a great poet and won many awards for his flair and expertise in poetry installations, one being an honorable mention in the Limca Book of Records for the innovative technique of creating poetry.

Due to his extensive linguistic anomaly, Ravee has also interpreted and translated many poetic works of poets across the country. He is a man of many talents and will continue to grow into a harbored pride for Mollywood and all other cinemas that are lucky enough to have him.

T Uday Kumar

T Uday Kumar is an Indian audio engineer who mainly works in the Tamilian Film Industry. He mixed sound for movies such as Demonte Colony, Ivanuku Thannila Gandam, Azhagu Kutti Chellam, etc. Uday has the love for music and likes to travel to hill-stations around Kerala. He took birth in a middle-class family. In school and college, his friends took subjects other than Arts, but Uday took up Arts unlike them. In 1998, he completed his education on film studies. His first job was as an apprentice at director Priyadarshan’s production house, Four Frames. It specialized in audio editing, sound mixing, film production, etc. It gave Uday an opportunity to gain experience. Later, he assisted National Award winner Deepan Chatterjee in his projects. He learned a great deal under the renowned sound artist about sound designing and mixing. Deepan Chatterjee delivered background score in the movies of early 80’s and taught sound mixing to artists such as M.R. Rajakrishnan as well. His debut project came up in 2005 with the Tamilian movie Daas directed by Babu Yogeswaran. Later, Uday went up to contribute to over 200 Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. His recent works include collaborations with directors such as R. Ajay Gnanamuthu S. N. Shaktevel and Charles. T Uday Kumar grew up in a hill station in South India, and that is why he likes to travel to the mountains. The sound of the trees and birds fascinate him a lot. His relatives only know that he works in for the Film Industry, but very few know about the work behind quality sound mixing put into making super hit movies. When asked about his signature element, Uday told that he loves to give extra detailing in the music. The 2015 movie, Puli, became his most challenging work. The fantasy film needed sounds like birds and animals talking to each other. He with the help of director Chimbu Deven pulled off the job in style and made Puli a critically acclaimed hit. In an interview, T Uday Kumar said that his most of the works of sound artists go unnoticed as the types of equipment in the theater do not stand up to the standards of the music delivered. The young artist is an inspiration for the younger generation and has carved out an identity for himself among the big guns in the sound mixing field. He continues to work and deliver quality music.

T Uday Kumar Tamil Actor