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Karthikeya Murthy

Karthikeya Murthy is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, and BAFTA Breakthrough India Talent. He has a strong background in Carnatic Classical music, as well as Western Classical Music. He took his first steps with K.Balachander’s theatre show Oru Koodai Paasam in 2009 and went on to work with acclaimed producer-singer Mr S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and Mr S.P. Charan, on the feature film Moone Moonu Varthai (2015). He began to work as a composer for TV shows like Tamil Kadavul Murugan (2017) and Vijay Sethupathi’s Namma Ooru Hero (2018). For his music on the short film Sweetness (Thithippu), Karthikeya has won the ‘Special Mention Original Score’ at the Five Continents International Film Festival as well as ‘Honorable Mention Original Score’ at the South Film and Arts Academy Festival. In 2019, he received acclaim for his music in Madhumita Sundararaman’s KD (a) Karuppudurai. Karthikeya is also passionate about social issues and composed and produced THE END (2017) to create awareness about women and child sex trafficking. He also co-produced a documentary titled Thirumathi Nangai which is based on the first legal transgender marriage in Tamil Nadu. He has composed music for Amazon Prime Video’s comedy reality series LOL: Enga Siri Paappom. His most recent release is the short film - Mouname Paarvayaai from the anthology series Putham Pudhu Kaalai: Vidiyaadha directed by Madhumita Sundararaman and starring Joju George. Karthikeya also composed parts of the soundtrack for the Spanish documentary Cristina García Rodero: La Mirada Oculta, directed by Carlota Nelson. He is currently composing for a few Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films and series.

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