Biography

Vashanth Sellethurai is a talented actor and music composer. He was born on March 6th, 1984. His family moved to Denmark in 1985 where he spent most of his childhood with his aunt’s family, who raised him as if they were his own parents.

Vashanth started learning the piano at 7 and at the age of 9 he began to play keyboard for his father’s drama troupe (where he also learned to act).

In December 1999 he composed his first song “Welcome 2000″. It became a well known song among the public, which made him realize his own talent in music. He then began to learn music in different genres. His main instrument is the keyboard, but he also plays guitar, bass, drum, tabla, veena and various percussions. He then learned Carnatic music, which inspired him to compose melodious tunes with western Influence.

He entered an academic school in 2001 and chose music as his main subject. He acquired the basics of music composition techniques and how to analyze music production from various genres. After that he completed Electronic Music in a private music school. Right now he’s studying Medialogy at Aalborg University.

In 2003 he released his debut album “Ilamai Inimai Puthumai” in a big music event in Denmark where thousands of fans turned up and gave him huge support. It gave him the faith and self-confidence to continue his journey in the music industry. His 2nd music productions were sound tracks for the Tamil movie Pookkal where he also debuted as the leading movie actor in the movie. The movie completed 100 days in the cinemas all over the world during (the period of) 2004-2005. The Success guided his first leap into the cinema world.

The soundtracks for his second movie ‘Ilampuyal’ were released by director Ameer, director Vashanth, actor Shaam, producer R.B.Choudry & politician Thirumavazhavan. The function was covered by well known TV stations Sun TV, Kalaignar TV, Raj TV and Vijay TV as well as famous websites like indiaglitz.com, galatta.com, tamilcinema.com, kollywoodtoday.com and cinesouth.com featuring a web-stream video of the grand event.

His acting and music skills where well hailed by recognized actors and directors including comedian Karunas, director Ameer and producer Kalaipuli Thanu. The movie ILAMPUYAL made it up to 100 days in Tamil Nadu and was also broadcasted on Kalaignar TV.

Many famous professional singers contributed to his music like A.R.Rahman’s sister Raihana, Srinivas, Karthik, Malathy, Tippu, Haricharan, Sandhavi, Roshini and Manica Vinayagam. He also worked with professional technicians like Autograph movie editor Sathees Kurosawa, cinematographer Kichas, Dasavatharam sound FX developer Raju, E movie story developer Paval Shankar & Super Star Rajinikanth daughter’s studio crew Ocher.

Right now he is working on different movie projects in Tamil Nadu and some music productions with independent artists.

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