G V Prakash Kumar is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer, actor and singer. He has mainly scored music for Tamil films. His first musical score for the film 'Veyil', catapulted him to recognition in Tamil cinema by the early 2010s. He had ventured into film production and acting.
He first appeared as a vocalist on the soundtrack of director S. Shankar's Tamil film 'Gentleman' composed by his maternal uncle, A. R. Rahman, during his childhood. He has also contributed to some of Rahman's other projects. He had also worked with Harris Jayaraj and sang two songs in Anniyan and Unnale Unnale.
GV Prakash's introduction as a film composer was in the critically acclaimed Tamil film Veyil, directed by Vasantha Balan and produced by the director S. Shankar. His music in the film 'Madrasapattinam' was appreciated mainly for his song "Pookal Pookum Tharunam". He went on to win critical acclaim for his music in Selvaraghavan's drama film 'Mayakkam Enna'.
In 2013, Prakash Kumar launched his own production house under the name "GV Prakash Kumar Productions". His first film, 'Madha Yaanai Koottam' under his production company was directed by Vikram Sugumaran a former assistant of Balu Mahendra.
Prakash was going to make his acting debut in a film titled 'Pencil' opposite Sri Divya, but due to the release being delayed, his first release became the horror film, 'Darling', which had garnered positive reviews. 'Trisha Illana Nayanthara', his next venture went on to become a success and provided him with further recognition for his comical performance.
Born on: 13 June, 1987
Born in: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India