Dinesh Kanagaratnam

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Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam (ADK)
Background information
Born30th August
Colombo, Sri Lanka
OriginSri Lanka
GenresHip hop, R&B
Occupation(s)Music producer, Rapper, Playback singer, Senior Art Director
Years active2004–present

Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam a.k.a Dinesh Prasanna Kanagaratnam is a R&B and hip hop artist and music producer.

Personal & Career life[edit]

Dinesh was born in Mattakkuliya, Colombo, Sri Lanka. He studied IT in Trichy, India and started working as an IT teacher in computing institutions in Sri Lanka. His interest was to get into the music industry and he tried working with local artists in his country. In year 2004, he was given a chance by Mr Bathiyan who is a pioneer artist in Sri Lanka. ADK rapped for several tracks until met AR Rahman with 60 rupees on his hand. He spent 43 rupees to get a bouquet for the legend and used the remaining to go back home by bus. That is how life was for ADK, before he got more opportunities to work. He collaborated with Vijay Antony for the song Aathichudi[1] from the movie TN 07 AL 4777[2] in 2008 which is a remake of ADK’s Surangani.[3] Back in Sri Lanka, he did a cross-culture album[4] in 2005 which is a song that consists of Tamil, Sinhala and English language.

Dinesh Aaryan Kanagaratnam started off his career as a senior art designer from 2009 until today, in Singapore. When he got into the music world, he received many negative feedbacks as a starter. It all changed as he started working for the Kollywood and Tollywood industry. ADK started off with his own tracks and he soon collaborated with AR Rahman for Magudi[5] from the movie Kadal in 2013 which became a massive hit and continued working with AR Rahman, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris Jayaraj, D. Imman, Vijay Antony, S. Thaman and other music directors. ADK did a song featuring Anirudh Ravichander and the song is called Mun Sellada[6] from the movie Maanithan, which is a Santhosh Narayanan's music composition. ADK collaborates with Sri Rascol and they formed a record label called Rap Machines. They have worked together on songs called Maayavi, Vellai Poove, Pudhiya Era, & Semma Weightu Makka[7] and others.

ADK has rapped for a few movie background music such as 2.0 (film) and Maayon[8] Mersal (film).

ADK has performed at various concerts in Sri Lanka, Dubai, India, Malaysia and Singapore. He is well known for his Rap War during every AR Rahman's concert[9][10] featuring Lady Kash, Blaaze. He performed in a few universities in Malaysia as well. Those are UTP, MMU and UKM. On January 10th-12th 2019, ADK has performed along with Bathiya and Santhush for Oba Nisa concert, which was held in Sri Lanka.

Discography[edit]

Independent tracks & album[edit]

  • 2005- Cross Culture[11]
  • 2009- Nagara Vaytai,[12] Kuruvi[13]
  • 2011- Dhoomi Dhaala[14]
  • 2012 - Aaryan - Goka Pearu,[15] Kuruvi,[16] Hollaback Muniamma,[17] You Ate My Money[18]
  • 2015- Uyir Poo[19]
  • 2016–present; RAP MACHINES - AYM Tribute,[20] Vellai Poove,[21] Maayavi,[22] Pudhiya Era,[23] Hollaback Muaniamma 2[24] and others.
  • 2017- ADK 155 Documentary Film,[25] Yeanadi Penne,[26] Kannaley Kollathey[27]
  • 2019- RAP MACHINES: Poraali Elvi ft ADK [28], 2.0 X Petta Mashup by Allan Preetham ft ADK [29]

Playback singing[edit]

Year Title Song Composer Co-Singer(s)
2009 TN-07 AL 4777 "Aathichudi"[1] Vijay Antony Vijay Antony
Vettaikaran "Oru Chinna Thamarai"[30] Krish, Suchitra, Bonekilla
2012 Kadal "Magudi Magudi"[31] A. R. Rahman Chinmayi, Tanvi Shah
2014 Lingaa "Oh Nanba"[32] S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Burma "Vaddi"[33] Sudharshan M Kumar Tupakeys (MC Rude, MC Akram)
Race Gurram "Gala Gala"[34] S. Thaman Megha
2015 Rajinimurugan "Yennama Ipadi Panreengalaema (Imman Mix)"[35] D. Imman D. Imman
O Kadhal Kanmani "Kaara Attakkaaraa"[36] A. R. Rahman Darshana KT, Shashaa Tirupati
2016 Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada "Showkali"[37] Aditya Rao, Sri Rascol
"Thalli Pogadhey"[38] Sid Sriram, Aparna Narayanan
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo "Showkalli" Aditya Rao, Sri Rascol
"Vellipomaakey" Sid Sriram, Aparna Narayanan
2016 Manithan (2016 film) Mun Sellada[39] Santhosh Narayanan Anirudh Ravichander & ADK
2017 Mersal Maayon (Title Track) A. R. Rahman
2016 S3 "Universal Cop" Harris Jayaraj Christopher Stanley, Krish
Dhruva Natchathiram

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP International, TN 07 AL 4777 Tamil Movie | Songs | Title Credits | Aathichudi song | Ajmal hires taxi | Pasupathy, retrieved 2018-12-20
  2. ^ UIE Movies, TN-07 AL 4777 - Tamil Full Movie | Pasupathy | Ajmal | Simran | Meenakshi | Vijay Antony, retrieved 2018-12-20
  3. ^ M Entertainments, Surangani (Remake) Dinesh Kanagaratnam ft Safi | Official Audio | MEntertainments, retrieved 2018-12-20
  4. ^ maxelldemon, Cross Culture - Dinesh and Gajan (Trilingual - Tamil,Sinhala,English song), retrieved 2018-12-20
  5. ^ SonyMusicSouthVEVO, Kadal - Magudi Magudi Video | A.R. Rahman, retrieved 2018-12-20
  6. ^ SonyMusicSouthVEVO, Manithan - Mun Sellada Video | Udhayanidhi | Santhosh Narayanan, retrieved 2018-12-20
  7. ^ Wunderbar Studios, Kaala - Tribute Single by ADK Sri Rascol | Semma Weightu Makka, retrieved 2018-12-20
  8. ^ ATX Creations Tamil - தமிழ், Maayon HD video song - Mersal | deleted song, retrieved 2018-12-20
  9. ^ Noise & Grains, Rap War Ft. Blaaze, Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam & Lady Kash | A.R. Rahman's Nenje Ezhu Concert, retrieved 2018-12-20
  10. ^ pratik joshi, ARR with his iPad..., retrieved 2018-12-20
  11. ^ maxelldemon, Cross Culture - Dinesh and Gajan (Trilingual - Tamil,Sinhala,English song), retrieved 2018-12-20
  12. ^ reas24, Nagara Vaytei (Official Music Video) High Quality, retrieved 2018-12-20
  13. ^ sathmaha, Tamil Rap Song - Kuruvi - By Dinesh / Charles, retrieved 2018-12-20
  14. ^ ElaKiri, Dhomi Dhaala - Dinesh K & Shafraz from ELAKIRI.COM (HD 1080p), retrieved 2018-12-20
  15. ^ ADK SRIRASCOL, ADK - GOKA PEARU, retrieved 2018-12-20
  16. ^ sathmaha, Tamil Rap Song - Kuruvi - By Dinesh / Charles, retrieved 2018-12-20
  17. ^ RD Visuals, Aaryan Dinesh K feat. Rabbit Mac - Hollaback Muniamma, retrieved 2018-12-20
  18. ^ Dinesh Kanagaratnam, AARYAN DINESH K - U ATE MY MONEY Official Music Video, retrieved 2018-12-20
  19. ^ ADK SRIRASCOL, ADK, THYIVYA KALAISELVAN - UYIR POO, retrieved 2018-12-20
  20. ^ RAP MACHINES, AYM // ADK SRI RASCOL // RAP MACHINES, retrieved 2018-12-20
  21. ^ RAP MACHINES, VELLAI POOVE // ADK SRI RASCOL // TEEJAY // RAP MACHINES, retrieved 2018-12-20
  22. ^ RAP MACHINES, MAAYAVI // ADK SRI RASCOL // ROLEX RASATHY // DEYO // RAP MACHINES, retrieved 2018-12-20
  23. ^ RAP MACHINES, PUDHIYA ERA // ADK SRI RASCOL // RAP MACHINES, retrieved 2018-12-20
  24. ^ RAP MACHINES, HOLLABACK MUNIAMMA // ADK // RAP MACHINES, retrieved 2018-12-20
  25. ^ RAP MACHINES, ADK 155 // ADK // RAP MACHINES, retrieved 2018-12-20
  26. ^ IRAJ, IRAJ - Yeanadi Penne | ஏனடி பெண்ணே Ft. Krish Manoj & ADK, retrieved 2018-12-20
  27. ^ ADK SRIRASCOL, PUVEN, ADK, DEYO - KANAALEY KOLLAATHEY, retrieved 2018-12-20
  28. ^ RAP MACHINES, PORAALI // ELVI // ADK, retrieved 2019-01-21
  29. ^ Allan Preetham, 2.0 X Petta Mashup - AllanPreetham feat ADK, retrieved 2019-01-21
  30. ^ SonyMusicSouthVEVO, Vettaikaaran - Chinna Thamarai Video | Vijay, Anushka, retrieved 2018-12-20
  31. ^ SonyMusicSouthVEVO, Kadal - Magudi Magudi Video | A.R. Rahman, retrieved 2018-12-20
  32. ^ Eros Now South, Oh Nanba Video Song | Lingaa | Movie Version | Rajinikanth, retrieved 2018-12-20
  33. ^ Think Music India, Vaddi Official Full Video Song | Director's Cut | Burma, retrieved 2018-12-20
  34. ^ Lahari Music | T-Series, Race Gurram Songs | Gala Gala Video Song | Allu Arjun, Shruti hassan, S.S Thaman, Surender Reddy, retrieved 2018-12-20
  35. ^ SonyMusicSouthVEVO, Rajinimurugan - Yennamma Ippadi Panreengalaema Club mix Lyric | Sivakarthikeyan | D. Imman, retrieved 2018-12-20
  36. ^ SonyMusicSouthVEVO, OK Kanmani - Kaara Aattakkaara Lyric Video | A.R. Rahman, Mani Ratnam, retrieved 2018-12-20
  37. ^ Ondraga Entertainment, Showkali - Video Song | Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada | STR | A R Rahman | Gautham Vasudev Menon, retrieved 2018-12-20
  38. ^ Ondraga Entertainment, Thalli Pogathey - Video Song | Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada | A R Rahman | STR | Gautham, retrieved 2018-12-20
  39. ^ SonyMusicSouthVEVO, Manithan - Mun Sellada Video | Udhayanidhi | Santhosh Narayanan, retrieved 2019-01-21