Anand Aravindakshan, (born 19 Nov 1989) is an Indian playback singer. He is most popularly recognized as the Title Winner of one of the Biggest Tamil Music Reality Shows in India – Airtel Super Singer Season 5 where he won the title by several lakhs of votes from all over the world. He has recorded songs for film music in various Indian languages, and has established himself as a sought-after playback singer of Indian cinema.
Anand aspired to become a playback singer from a young age. At the age of six, he started learning classical music from Smt. Seetha Rajan, who is popularly known for her Gurukul method of teaching music and training students on every element of classical music from basics. He was trained in Classical music for 9 years, It was during his higher secondary school days when he had opportunities to represent his school for cultural fests, when he discovered his interest in playback singing. He got his first singing opportunity from Music Composer Gopi Sunder from a Tamil Film ANWAR, when he was 18. He was doing his B.Com from Vivekandanda college then. He also did his Sound Engineering course from Sound Tech Media (Recognised by Bharatiyar University) to support his passion with additional knowledge in his industry. He has also completed 5 grades in Western Music Theory from London College of Music.
Anand has participated in 4 reality shows and has won prizes in all of them. He won 2 titles (Zee Tamil- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge and Airtel Super Singer Season 5) and gained immense popularity from music lovers across the globe. Apart from playback singing, Anand is one of the most sought after stage performers for live events. His proficiency in many Indian Languages clubbed with his confidence and style of singing makes him a charmer. He is also very popularly known in the Indian devotional scene and has rendered his voice for more than 100 devotional songs. He has more than 2 lakh viewers for his Acapella video on Youtube. He has also acted in a TV Commercial upon the Director’s request when he actually went to sing the jingle.
Anand Aravindakshan was born on 19th November 1989 in Chennai. His Father Aravindakshan is a musician / Vocalist. He was a disciple of Shemangudi Srinivasan Iyer and is a popular vocalist in the dance industry. He used to sing for all A lister dancers such as Dhananjeyans. He currently works in west London Tamil school in the UK. Anand’s mother Usha Aravindakshan is a home maker and holds a Bachelors in Hindi. Anand has an elder Brother, Mukund Aravindakshan who holds a Masters in Travel n Tourism from Sarrey University, London. Anand joined a Gurukul to learn Classical Music under the tutorship of the able Smt Seetha Rajan who is a popularly known music teacher in Chennai. Her system of training children on Classical music was so meticulous and precise that she not only focused from basics and theory, but imbibed a lot of discipline and devotion to kids through her curriculum.
Anand did his primary schooling from Hindu Senior Secondary School Chennai and moved to Shankara Senior Secondary School to do his senior / higher secondary education. He chose commerce over science to pursue singing and represented his school for all cultural fests with his band where he discovered his keen interests in playback singing. He did his B.Com from Vivekandnda college and got placed in Royal Bank of Scotland. He chose to become a full time musician and rejected his job offer. After singing a few songs as a playback singer and participating in few TV shows, he contested in one of the biggest Music Reality Shows in Tamil – Airtel Super Singer, where he did not only Win the Title, but also won the hearts of millions of people across the globe.
He sang his first playback song for the film Anwar for Music Composer Gopi Sundar in Tamil at the age of 18.
|Anwar||Kannin Emaipole||Gopi Sundar||Tamil||-||2007|
|180||Ninnale Nee||Sharreth Vasudevan||Telugu||Vanamali||2011|
|Arohanam||Indha Vaan Veli||K||Tamil||Subbu||2012|
|Thalsamayam Oru Pen Kutty||Poo Vaaname||Sharreth Vasudevan||Malayalam||Murugan Kattakada||2012|
|Sundarapandiyan||Kondadum Manasu||N R Rahenandan||Tamil||Mohan||2012|
|Neer Paravai||Yaar Veetu Magano||N R Rahenandan||Tamil||Vairamuthu||2012|
|Annayum Rasoolum||Yaaname||K||Malayalam||Anwar Ali||2013|
|Annayum Rasoolum||Vazhi Vakkil||K||Malayalam||Anwar Ali||2013|
|Onbathula Guru||Theera Theera||K||Tamil||Na Muthukumar||2013|
|Pandiyanadu||Verikonda Puli||D. Imman||Tamil||Vairamuthu||2013|
|Ivan Vera Madhiri||Thanimayile||C. Sathya||Tamil||Viveka||2013|
|10 Endrathukulla||Gaana Gaana||D. Imman||Tamil||Madan Karky||2015|
|Pasanga 2 - Haiku||Tham Tham Tha||Arol Corelli||Tamil||Na Muthukumar||2015|
|Pasanga 2 - Haiku||Kattukulla||Arol Corelli||Tamil||Na Muthukumar||2015|
|Sigai||Edho Vina||Ron Ethan Yohan||Tamil||-||2016 Yet to be released|
|Kodi||Urumum Venga||Santosh Narayan||Tamil||Vivek Velmurugan||2016 Yet to be released|
Jingles and other works
1. Adikalathu Alankara Thanga Nagai Maligai 2. Saara Pattu 3. Vivel Soap 4. TVS Victor Bike 5. Snickers 6. Chennai's Amirtha Institute of Hotel Management 7. Viking Veshti 8. Josco Indian voice Title Track 9. Kuladheivam Teleserial Title Song 10. Margazhi Vennila- Single 11. Mayanginen Solla - Acapella on Youtube 12. Devotional Songs- More than 100 13. Aircel TV Commercial
Titles and Awards
|Name of the Show||Year||Channel||Title|
|Gandharva Sangeetham||2007||Kairali||1st Runner Up|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa||2010||Zee Tamizh||Title Winner|
|Adhiradi Singer||2011||Sun TV||1st Runner up|
|Airtel Super Singer||2016||Star Vijay||Title Winner|
|Ajanta Fine Arts||2011||Kavignar Kannadasan Award||Best Upcoming Singer|
|Rotaract Club of Coimbatore||2016||Felicitation for the year||Young Achiever Award|
Concerts and Tours
• Anand has Traveled across the globe • Anand's Upcoming tours for 2016 are to US, Malaysia , Australia , Singapore ,Canada , U.K. • During his Canada tour, Anand was recognized by the legendary singer Mr S P Balasubramanian for his wonderful rendition of his song Kannamma on stage • Anand is the only Super Singer to accompany the legendary singer S P Balasubramanian for his SPB 50- World Tour to Malaysia • Anand has Performed at the Mirchi Music Awards – 2016