Arunraja Kamaraj is South Indian Singer, Actor, Director, and Lyricist. He works in south Indian movies. He is best known as a lyricist and his popular works are in Theri, Pencil, Kabali and Jigarthanda. He also acted in some movies and also sung songs.



NameArunraja Kamaraj
NicknameArunraja, Tikolo
Date of birth15 June 1984
Age37 Years (as of 15 Jun 2021)
Birth PlaceKarur, Tamil Nadu.
FatherNot known
MotherNot known
WifeSindhuja
SchoolGovernment Boys higher secondary school, Kulithalai
higher secondary schoolings Bishop Heber Higher secondary School, Trichy
CollegeJ. J. College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy
Educational QualificationGraduate
ProfessionSinger, Actor, Director, and Lyricist.
HobbyPlaying cricket, singing, song writing etc.
NationalityIndian

Early Life

Arunraja Kamaraj was born on 15 June 1984 in Karur, Tamil Nadu. He completed his schooling from Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Kulithalai and higher secondary schoolings at Bishop Heber Higher Secondary School, Trichy. After completing school he decided to do engineering and completed his engineering from J. J. College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

Initially, he wasn’t interested in movies. His hobby was cricket. In college time he used to play cricket matches. Also, he has won many trophies. His friends used to call him from Tikolo nickname.

After completing his graduation, he had to decide his career and he worked as an assistant director in Nelson Dilipkumar’s Kolamavu Kokila. This was starting of his film career. After this, he worked on many movies and today we all know who is he? Today he is best known as Lyricist. Apart from lyricist, he is a singer, actor and director.

Career

Lyricist

In the film industry, he stepped foot as a lyricist in 2012. As a career record, his first work as a lyricist was in film Pizza, in which he worked on two songs Rathiri and Engo Odugindrai. In the debut year, he worked on this single movie.

In 2013, he worked on the next part of the movie pizza. He worked on Pizza: II. In this movie, he worked on Boomiyil song.

Pizza movie was the debut of his lyricist career and after working on this movie he never shaw back and get succeed in his lyricist career. Till now he has worked on many songs.

YearFilmSongsLanguageNotes
2012Pizza“Rathiri”, “Engo Odugindrai”Tamil
2013Pizza II: Villa“Boomiyil”Tamil
2013Uyir mozhiTamil
2014Jigarthanda“Ding Dong”Tamil
2015Darling“Vandha Mala”Tamil
2015Kaaki Sattai“Im So Cool”, “Shake That”Tamil
2015Demonte ColonyTamil
2015Trisha Illana Nayanthara“Trisha Illana”Tamil
2016Pokkiri RajaTamil
2016TheriDub Theri StepTamil
2016Kadhalum Kadandhu PogumPangaliTamil
2016SawaariTamil
2016PencilTamil
2016Kabali“Neruppuda”Tamil
2016Kodi“Kodi Parakutha”Tamil
2016WagahTamil
2016Enakku Innoru Per IrukkuTamil
2017Bairavaa“Varlam Varlam Vaa”Tamil
2017Kombu Vacha SingamDaKombu Vacha SingamDaTamilIndependent Album For Jallikattu
2017Bruce LeeNaan Thaan Goppan DaTamil
2017ShivalingaChinna KabaliTamil
2017NibunanVaa Daa Modhi PaakalamTamil

Actor

After getting a good result in their lyricist career he tried his luck in acting. In 2013, the first time got the chance to work on a movie as an actor. The movie was “Raja Rani” in which he played the role of Udumbe.

After this movie he acted on several other movies like Maan Karate, Pencil, Remo, Maragadha Naanayam, Yaanum Theeyavan, Kaathiruppor Pattiyal, Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma, and Ka Pae Ranasingam.

Except for 2015, every year he got acting work thus we can assume that he also got success in his acting career.

YearFilmRole
2013Raja RaniUdumbe
2014Maan KarateNeruppu Kumar
2016PencilSelvam
2016RemoArun
2017Maragadha NaanayamNesamani
2017Yaanum TheeyavanArun
2018Kaathiruppor PattiyalKuttipuli
2019Natpuna Ennanu TheriyumaManikandan
2020Ka Pae RanasingamGunasekhar

Singer

He first time sang a song in 2014. He had a good experience with lyrics thus he tried his voice in singing. He sang a tamil song “Ding Dong” for Jigarthanda movie. Everyone liked the song and he also became a singer. Today he can sing a song in Tamil and Malayalam languages. Till now, he has sung many songs for south movies.

YearMovieSong(s)LanguageComposer
2014JigarthandaDing DongTamilSanthosh Narayanan
2015Demonte ColonyTrap of the BeastTamilKeba
2015Trisha Illana NayantharaTrisha Illana NayantharaTamilG. V. Prakash Kumar
2016Kadhalum Kadandhu PogumPangaaliTamilSanthosh Narayanan
2016TheriDub Theri StepTamilG. V. Prakash Kumar
2016KabaliNeruppudaTamilSanthosh Narayanan
2016Oru Mexican AparathaKalippu Katta KalippuMalayalamManikandan Ayyappan
2016KodiKodi ParakuthaTamilSanthosh Narayanan
2016BairavaaVarlam Varlam VaaTamilSanthosh Narayanan
2017Kombu Vacha SingamDa (Independent Album)Kombu Vacha SingamDaTamilG. V. Prakash Kumar
2017Bruce LeeNaan Thaan Goppan DaTamilG. V. Prakash Kumar
2017ShivalingaChinna KabaliTamilS. S. Thaman
2017NibunanVaa Daa Modhi PaakalamTamilS.Navin

Director

In 2018, he directed a Tamil movie “Kanna”. It was his debut in his directing career and for this, he has won many awards for his successful debut in his directing career.

He was awarded by BOFTA Galatta Debutant Awards 2019 – Best Debut Director (People Choice), JFW Movie Awards 2019 – Best Director for Kanaa, Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards 2019 – Best Social Awareness Award for Kanaa (as director), and Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020 – Best Debut Director for Kanaa.

YearFilmLanguage
2018KanaaTamil

Awards

2019: BOFTA Galatta Debutant Awards 2019 – Best Debut Director (People Choice).
2019 : Colors Tamil Galatta Nakshatra Awards 2019 – Online Musical Sensation.
2019 : JFW Movie Awards 2019 – Best Director for Kanaa.
2019 : Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards 2019 – Best Social Awareness Award for Kanaa (as director)
2020 : Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020 – Best Debut Director for Kanaa.

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