- Rishi Kumaar
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Rishi Kumaar
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = S P Rishi Kumaar
Born = Birth date and age|1975|4|30|mf=y
Genre = Pop,
dance, hip hop, soul, ballads,
Years_active = 1996–present
URL = [http://www.saintimaginations.com/ www.saintimaginations.com]
Rishi Kumaar ( _ta. ரிஷி குமார்; born
April 30, 1975in Singapore) is a popular and engaging artiste in the Indian entertainment scene in Singapore.
The 2nd runner-up of Vasantham Star 2005, a Singaporean Tamil version of Pop Idol organized by Singapore's Tamil TV channel. A talented individual who has been making waves in the local Indian music scene in Singapore with his spark, talent and originality. Mr. S P Rishi Kumaar is a graduate from the
Asian Academy Of Film & Televisionin Delhi.
A well known artiste at
MediaCorp TV12[http://www.vasantham.sg/ Vasantham Central] , he has been performing as a singer and actor for the past ten years in variety and drama programs in MediaCorp TV12[http://www.vasantham.sg/ Vasantham Central] and MediaCorp TV Channel 5. He was the only artiste from Vasantham Star (2005) to be featured as a singer and a music composer in [http://www.vasantham.sg/showing/variety/Planet%20Galatta/index.htm.com Planet Galatta 2006] an international album supported by MediaCorp TV12. His very own composition from the same album "Vayakaatu" was warmly received but it was Rishi's rendition of "Aiyo, ithu nalla sarakku" that went on to become a commercial success scoring mass appeal among fans in Singapore and Malaysia.
Fresh from the Vasantham Star 2005, the producers from
Eagle Visionsat up and noticed him. They saw the fire, versatility and potential of Rishi. Having seen his previous work where he was cast in a more serious role in English dramas in MediaCorp TV Channel 5, they immediately cast him as the lead in the comedy [http://www.vasantham.sg/showing/drama/Miss%20Jaanu/index.htm Miss Jaanu] which was aired during prime time in [http://www.vasantham.sg/ Vasantham Central] early Feb 2006. This comedy saw the smooth suave entertainer hanging up his cool sophisticated persona and transforming into a geeky nerd to win the heart of his screen lady love. This comedy won raving reviews from the [http://newpaper.asia1.com/printfriendly/0,4139,101770,00.html press] and the public propelling his popularity to an iconic status.
Adding another feather to his cap, his early music composition [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N0KqQgw3y0 I'm in love] which he wrote and vocally rendered was nominated for the Best Original Song Composition Category in “Pradana Vizhla” (2004), an annual event by
MediaCorpin recognition and honour of exceptional artistes in the media.
Passionate, creative, professional and bold-these are the qualities that best deem to describe Rishi Kumaar. He is passionate about his craft, creative in his concepts and presentation, professional in the way he conducts himself and last but not the least am bold enough to challenge himself to maximize his potential as a true artist.
The unprecedented scope of Rishi’s talent encompasses all the major disciplines – acting, directing, singing, lyrics composing, producing and scriptwriting. To excel in just one area is rare; to excel at the lot is nothing less than extraordinary. A multi-talented artiste with an eye for flamboyant dramatic visualizing and a panache and flair for execution with style, class and sophistication.
● 2004 - Nominee for "Best Original Composition" for [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N0KqQgw3y0 I'm in love] track at Pradhana Vizhla 2004 (
● 2005 - 2nd runner-up for Vasantham Star (
● 2007 - Nominee "Young Artist Award" (
National Arts Council Singapore)
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