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Tamil Nadu, India

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G. V. Prakash Kumar


G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian music composer, playback singer, actor, and producer known for his work in Tamil films and a few Telugu films as well. 


His first film was S Pictures' Veyil (2006) and he gained fame in Tamil films by the early 2010s. He made his debut in acting in 2015 through Darling


He has won one National Award and three Filmfare Awards in his film career.


Prakash Kumar is the only son of G. Venkatesh and playback singer A. R. Reihana, who is the elder sister of music director A. R. Rahman.


He also has a younger sister named Bhavani Sre, who is an actress and appeared in films such as "Vidudhalai" Ka Pae Ranasingam and Paava Kadhaigal.


Prakash married his schoolmate, singer Saindhavi, in 2013. The couple became parents to a daughter named Anvi in 2020.


He first appeared as a vocalist on the soundtrack of director S. Shankar's Tamil film Gentleman (1993), composed by his maternal uncle, A. R. Rahman


He has also contributed to some of Rahman's other projects. He also worked with Harris Jayaraj and sang two songs in Anniyan (2005) and Unnale Unnale (2007).


G.V. Prakash's introduction as a film composer was in the critically acclaimed Tamil film Veyil (2006) directed by Vasanthabalan and produced by director S. Shankar


His music in the film Madrasapattinam (2010), directed by A. L. Vijay was appreciated, especially his song "Pookal Pookum Tharunam".


In 2013, Prakash Kumar launched his own production house under the name "GV Prakash Kumar Productions". His first film Madha Yaanai Koottam was directed by Vikram Sugumaran, a former assistant of Balu Mahendra.


In 2012, director A.R. Murugadoss approached Kumar regarding a potential acting venture. Prakash agreed to star in the project, however, the film later failed to take off. 


He subsequently signed on to appear in three films in quick succession, with the three entering production simultaneously. 


In order to further his acting ability, he took lessons from actor Aadukalam Naren and has noted that his stage performances as a singer were also helpful in demonstrating his potential as an actor.