G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer, actor and singer. He has predominantly scored music for Tamil films. His first film was S Pictures’ Veyyil (2006) and he became popular in Tamil cinema by the early 2010s.
He first debut as a vocalist on the soundtrack of Tamil film Gentleman direct by S. Shankar’s, composed by his maternal uncle, A. R. Rahman. He has also contributed to some of Rahman’s other projects. He had also worked with composer Harris Jayaraj and sang two songs in Anniyan and Unnale Unnale.
G.V. Prakash’s introduction as a music composer was in the critically reviewed Tamil movie Veyil, directed by Vasantha Balan and produced by director S. Shankar. His music in the film Madrasapattinam, directed by A. L. Vijay was appreciated mainly for his song “Pookal Pookum Tharunam”.
Prakash’s introduction as a film composer was in the critically acclaimed the Tamil film Veyil, directed by Vasantha Balan and produced by the director S. Shankar. All the songs in Veyil were well received. His composed Kireedam, and all the songs emerged as super hit songs especially the song ‘Akkam Pakkam’ which was a chartbuster hit.
Highly noticed in the Tamil film music industry for his dedication and after giving numerous chartbusters, he is last scoring movies Ananda Thandavam, Naan Aval Adhu and Kuselan earn a good name for Prakash.
He first appeared as a vocalist on the soundtrack of director S. Shankar’s Tamil film Gentleman, composed by A. R. Rahman. He has also contributed to Rahman’s other projects like ‘Thiruda Thiruda,’ Maymaadam’ and others.
G. V. Prakash Kumar is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Venkatesh. His mother is also a famous singer, A R Reihana, sister of music director A. R. Rahman. He also has a younger sister, Bhavani.
In 2013, Prakash Kumar launched his own production house under the name “GV Prakash Kumar Productions”. His first film, Madha Yaanai Koottam was directed by Vikram Sugumaran a former assistant of Balu Mahendra.
In 2012, director AR Murugadoss had seen a picture of G. V. Prakash on a poster promoting his work in A. L. Vijay’s Thaandavam and contacted him regarding a potential acting venture. Prakash agreed to star in the project and though the film later failed to take off, he remained interested in acting opportunities. He subsequently signed on to appear in three films in quick succession, with the three entering production simultaneously.