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NAKKEERAN is a singer, songwriter, producer, director and actor of Malaysian Tamil origin based in the United Kingdom. Away from the entertainment world, he holds a Senior Managerial position in a multinational corporation that is based in the United Kingdom.
His background is Engineering, B.Eng(Hons) & M.Sc, both in Mechanical Engineering from renown universities, University of Leeds & National University of Singapore. Having said that - his true background is music as he's been singing since a very young age in Malaysia. In 2004 he came to limelight after his performance in the television talent quest organised by ASTRO broadcasting corporation . Having reached the finals in the competition Nakkeeran became a household name in Malaysia and is still remembered for his performance today. When he moved to Singapore he performed in ‘Vasantham Vetri Vizha’ and ‘Vasantham Star’ in the MediaCorp TV and drew public attention.
Nakkeeran believes music has no language and it's a tool to express ones feelings, emotions, identity and message to the world. He writes songs based on his personal experience. He has lived in 4 countries and travelled to more than 20 countries. This experience has made him who he is now and developed his ability to write songs that hold meaning.
Nakkeeran released his first single called ‘Thirumanam’ (Wedding) in 2006. His debut album 'Shades of Nakkeeran was released on 11-Jan-2011. His well known album track ‘Chellame’ (My Dearest) is released in Tamil and English. Other songs include 'Payanam' (Journey), 'Kanave' (Dreams), 'Thola Aadava' (Friend, Let's Dance), 'Elunthidu' (Rise up), 'Inainthom'(Together),'Yennai Paar' (Look At Me) & 'Nakkeeran Solgiraen'(Nakkeeran Says).
His recent releases are the mash-up/remix of the famous Malay tracks 'Kau Ilhamku & Sedetik' Lebih and its Tamil version 'Ketkiraen Sammatham'. He has also released a pure Tamil version of the famous 'Kolaveri' track which received great response from the public.
Nakkeeran's concert title 'Shades of NAKKEERAN - live in concert' , was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012. His songs are being aired all over the world and was invited to perform for Makkal TV, Kalaingar TV and Peppers TV in Tamil Nadu, India.
Apart from the music field Nakkeeran has also ventured into Music Video and Feature Film production. He has produced, directed and done part of the post production work for his music videos - Yaen Intha Kolaveri, Thirumanam, Nakkeeran Solgiraen, Chellame, Kau Ilhamku and Ketkiraen Sammatham. He recently set up the production company called KeeranVaani Productions with his wife/manager, Yegavaani.
His current projects, part of KeeranVaani Productions are a Tamil-English feature film titled 'Kulappam' (Disturbed) and the music video for his track 'Thola Aadava', scheduled to be released by the end of 2013.