Happy birthday GV Prakash: Meet the versatile composer-actor of Tamil cinema
- Tamil music composer and actor GV Prakash Kumar turned 34 on Sunday. Did you know the composer-actor is related to AR Rahman? On his birthday, here are some interesting facts about him.
Very few singers and music composers have made it big as actors in the annals of Indian cinema. Tamil music composer-turned-actor GV Prakash Kumar is one of the few who has been successful in both the domains.
In the last 10 years, GV Prakash Kumar has successfully composed music for over 50 albums. As an actor, he has starred in nearly 30 films.
The artist, who turned 34 on Sunday (June 13), has always mesmerized the audience with his skills. On his birthday, here are some lesser-known facts about the versatile personality of Kollywood:
Debut at 18
GV Prakash made his debut as a music composer with the 2006 release, Veyil.
Related to AR Rahman
Not many would know that GV Prakash is related to Oscar-winning AR Rahman. He is Rahman’s nephew. His mother, AR Reihana, is the older sister of the veteran music composer.
Has collaborated with mega singers
GV Prakash has contributed to various projects of AR Rahman. He has also worked with Harris Jayaraj and sang a few popular songs in Anniyan (2005) and Unnale Unnale (2007).
GV Prakash made his acting debut with the 2015 film Darling and bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut South for his performance in the film.
How music happened to him
During his school days, he wanted to be an engineer or cricketer but ended up becoming a music composer.
Belongs from a family steeped in musical traditions
Apart from the fact that AR Rahman is his uncle, GV Prakash’s mother too is a playback singer.