(born 3 January 1981) is a playback singer
, India. Naresh Iyer has rendered film songs in several Indian languages and has several chart hits
to his credit. His rendition of "Roobaroo" from the movie Rang De Basanti
composed by A. R. Rahman
topped the music charts for many weeks in 2006 and won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
. He also won the Filmfare award in the R.D. Burman Musical Talent category. He is one of the few playback singers to have won both a Filmfare Award and a National Award
in his professional debut singing year.
Naresh Iyer was born to a Tamil Brahmin family and brought up in Matunga, Mumbai
. He attended SIES College of Management Studies
where he received a degree in commerce. After graduation he intended to become a Chartered Accountant, but decided to study Carnatic music
and Hindustani classical music
instead. Iyer was spotted by composer A. R. Rahman
in a reality talent show, Channel V's Super Singer
. Though he did not win the show, Naresh was later contacted by A. R. Rahman and made his debut with the song "Mayilirage" from Anbe Aaruyire
. He has also sung for other composers in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam.
Naresh is also the vocalist of a fusion band called Dhvani
which is based in Mumbai
. He and his band have performed for many events and charity concerts.one of his albem finest song defines him as love the nature.
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