From Keyboard Mani to Mani Sharma the Composer

By - July 11, 2014 - 01:52 PM IST

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Y.V. Subramaniam popularly known as Mani Sharma is one of the most prominent Music Composers of Telugu Cinema. We know he is a master at not fast beats but indeed timeless melodies too. He composed music for more than 140 films in Telugu and Tamil spanning over a film career of nearly 16 years.  Mani Sharma is well known for providing good re-recording in modern Telugu Cinema era which made films memorable just because of the back ground score. The journey of Mani Sharma from a keyboardist to an ace composer is indeed an inspirational one. On the eve of the talented composer's birthday, here are some interesting facts about him:

*Apart from being a great keyboardist, Mani Sharma is also a very good western violnist since his early days. He used to play western classical pieces with utmost ease.

* Mani Sharma first worked for the re-recording of Ram Gopal Varma's Horror Movie Raatri and also did the re-recording and mixing work of Antham, for which music was composed by legendary R.D.Burman.

* Incidentally, it was Ram Gopal Varma who gave him the name 'Mani Sharma' when he signed as composer for Chiranjeevi's Choodalani Undhi. This film had Ram Gopal Varma as the director initially but was fallen apart due to certain reasons. However, Super Heroes was the first full length film of Mani Sharma which released much earlier

* Mani Sharma along with Mozart of Madras A.R.Rahman used to work for Maestro Ilaiyaraaja's orchestra. He also worked for Anu Malik's musical Baazigar in early 90s.

* The currently popular bollywood composing duo Salim-Sulaiman worked under Mani Sharma as rhythm programmers event till the days of Okkadu, Arjun.

*Yet another popular composer Harris Jayaraj worked under Mani Sharma as rhythm programmer.

He might become choosy now but over the years, he has always been an for many anspirants.

iQlikmovies.com wishes the iconic composer Mani Sharma a very happy birthday and a musical year ahead!

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