Date of Birth
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Mani Sharma (born Yanamandra Venkata Subrahmanya Sharma; 11 July 1964) is an Indian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer known for his works primarily in the Telugu and Tamil cinema along with Kannada and Hindi films. He is a recipient of two state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, and three Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Music Direction. His works are noted for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music, and traditional orchestra. He is often referred to as Melody Brahma and Swara Bramha for his melodious tunes.
He has recorded several albums in his frequent collaborations with Chiranjeevi, Nandamuri Bala Krishna, Nagarjuna, Daggubati Venkatesh, Jr NTR, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Vijay, Allu Arjun, Prabhas and Ram Charan. In his early days, he worked as a programmer under many music composers namely S. Rajeswara Rao, Chakravarti, Ramesh Naidu, Ilaiyaraja, Raj–Koti, M. M. Keeravani. Ram Gopal Varma recognized his talent and gave him the opportunity to work in his films, Raathri and Antham, in which he composed the entire background score of the films, apart from composing 1 song in Antham. Choodalani Vundi is the first film, where he composed all the songs. Producer Ashwini Dutt introduced him as a full-time music composer and later went on to work with him for many films.