Benny Dayal

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Benny Dayal
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Background information
Born(1984-05-13) May 13, 1984 (age 30)
Kollam, Kerala, India
GenresPlayback singing, Indi-pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2006 - present
 
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Benny Dayal
Benny Dayal.jpg
Background information
Born(1984-05-13) May 13, 1984 (age 30)
Kollam, Kerala, India
GenresPlayback singing, Indi-pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2006 - present

Benny Dayal[1] (born on May 13, 1984)[2] is an Indian singer. He is a member of the band S5 launched by the channel SS Music.[3] Originally from Kerala, he has worked as a playback singer with many noted composers to produce successful soundtracks.

Biography[edit]

Benny Dayal's parents hail from Kollam district, Kerala.[4] Benny was born and brought up in Abu Dhabi and completed his schooling there from Abu Dhabi Indian School(ADIS) and went on to complete his B.Com from Madras Christian College. His father was working in Abu Dhabi. After his graduation from MCC, he did a diploma in journalism from the same college.[5] He was working as Events Coordinator with RR Donnelley. He quit his job in BPO and decided to dedicate his career to music.[6] Most of the films he sang are for A. R. Rahman in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. He has since worked with several music composers including Harris Jayaraj, Pravin Mani, Yuvan Shankar Raja, James Vasanthan, Joshua Sridhar, Karsh Kale and Devi Sri Prasad. Currently Benny has been working with the top Music Directors in Bollywood including Amit Trivedi, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Shekhar, Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Tamil songs[edit]

YearFilmSong NameComposerCo-Singer(s)
2007Sivaji"Balleilakka"A. R. RahmanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, A. R. Reihana
Polladhavan"Neeye Sol"G. V. Prakash KumarSunitha Sarathy
Sivi"O Nenje"DharanDr. Burn, Dharan, Swetha Mohan
Azhagiya Tamil Magan"Nee Marilyn Monroe"
"Maduraikku"
A. R. RahmanUjjayinee
Archith, Dharshana
2008Kaalai"Kaala Kaala"
"Vandhutaanda Kaala"
G. V. Prakash KumarMamta Mohandas
Rahul Nambiar, Silambarasan
Dhaam Dhoom"Pudhu Pudhu"
"Thikku Thikku"
Harris JayarajSuchitra
Sayanora Philip
Jayamkondaan"Ore Or Naal"Vidyasagar
Subramaniapuram"Theneeril Snegitham"James Vasanthan
Kuruvi"Kuruvi Kuruvi"VidyasagarDr. Burn, Pravin Mani, Vetri Boys, Suvi Suresh
Ananda Thandavam"Kallil Aadum"G. V. Prakash KumarSwetha Mohan
Sakkarakatti"Taxi Taxi"
"Chinnamma Chilakkamma"
A. R. RahmanBlaaze, Javed Ali, Viviane Chaix
Chinmayi
Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar"Katrae Katrae"Vidyasagar
Sathyam"En Anbe"Harris JayarajSadhana Sargam
Vaaranam Aayiram"Adiye Kolludhae"
"Yethi Yethi"
Harris JayarajKrish, Shruti Haasan
Kunal Ganjawala, Naresh Iyer, Solar Sai
Seval"Odamarathu Mullapola"G. V. Prakash Kumar
2009Ayan"Oyaayiyae"Harris JayarajHaricharan, Chinmayi
Pasanga"Who's That Guy"James Vasanthan
Solla Solla Inikkum"Sagiye Sagiye"
"Rajathi Rajaillae"
Bharathwaj
Guru En Aalu"Veesuvadhu"Srikanth Deva
Muthirai"Night Is Still Young"Yuvan Shankar RajaKrish
Kulir 100 Degree"Boom"BoBo ShashiAbhishek Ray, BoBo Shashi
Maasilamani"Nacka Romba Nacka"D. ImmanRita
Kanden Kadhalai"Oru Naal Iravil"VidyasagarTippu
Aadhavan"Damakku Damakku"Harris Jayaraj
Ninaithale Inikkum"Nanbanai Partha"Vijay Antony
Siddu +2"Money Money"DharanReshmi
Paiyaa"Poongatre Poongatre"Yuvan Shankar Raja
2010Goa"Idaivezhi Oru"Yuvan Shankar RajaMamta Mohandas
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa"Omana Penne"A. R. RahmanKalyani Menon
Yathumaagi"Pesum Minsaram"
"Yathumaagi"
James Vasanthan
Aridhu Aridhu"Kanavugal Edhuvarai"S. ThamanS. Thaman
Angadi Theru"Kadhaigalai Pesum"
"Yenge Poveno"
G. V. Prakash Kumar
Vijay Antony
Hamsika Iyer
M. K. Balaji, Janaki Iyer
Don"Sureanna"
"Thadai Udaipaan"
Raghava Lawrence
Raavanan"Kodu Poatta"
"Kedakkari"
A. R. RahmanSolo
Bhagyaraj, A. R. Reihana, Tanvi Shah
Singam"Naane Indhiran"Devi Sri PrasadManikka Vinayagam
Enthiran"Arima Arima"A. R. RahmanHariharan, Sadhana Sargam, Naresh Iyer
Vaadaa"Adi Yennadi Raakkamma"D. Imman
Mynaa"Neeyum Naanum"D. ImmanShreya Ghoshal
Easan"Meyyana Inbam"James VasanthanSukhwinder Singh
Chikku Bukku"Chikku Bukku"
"Zara Zara"
Pravin ManiRahul Nambiar, Maya, Sricharan
Lavanya
Kaavalan"Step Step"VidyasagarMegha
Veppam"Minnala"Joshua Sridhar
2011Kadhal 2 Kalyanam"Idhu Kadhalai"Yuvan Shankar RajaChinmayi
Vaanam"Who Am I"Yuvan Shankar Raja
Ambuli"Happy Farewell Day"Mervin Solomon
C. S. Sam
K. Venkat Prabhu Shankar
Satish
Pop Shalini, Reshmitha, Priyanka
Subramaniam"Solvanna"Mani SharmaRanjith
Venghai"Dhenam Dhenam"Devi Sri PrasadBaba Sehgal
Mankatha"Vaada Bin Laada"Yuvan Shankar RajaKrish, Suchitra
7aam Arivu"Oh Ringa Ringa"Harris JayarajSuchitra, Roshan, Jerry John
Urumi"Kondaadu Kondaadu"Deepak DevRita
2012Podaa Podi"Podaa Podi"
"Maatikittaenae"
DharanAndrea Jeremiah
Naresh Iyer, Suchitra
Marina"Yelelo"Girishh GSandhya, Andrea Jeremiah
Kumki"Yella Oorum"D. ImmanD. Imman
Vishwaroopam"Thuppaki Engal Tholile"Shankar-Ehsaan-LoyKamal Haasan
2013Thalaivaa"Tamil Pasanga"G. V. Prakash KumarSheezay. Psycho Unit
Neram"Evan Avan"Rajesh Murugesan
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai"Uyire Uyire"G. V. Prakash KumarRamya NSK
2014Aaha Kalyanam"Kootali Kootali"DharanUsha Uthup
Maan Karate"Darling Dambakku"Anirudh RavichanderSunidhi Chauhan
Anjaan"Oru Kan Jaadai"Yuvan Shankar RajaShweta Pandit
Sigaram Thodu"Sigaram Thodu"D. ImmanSnigdha Chandra, Santhosh Hariharan

Telugu songs[edit]

YearFilmSong NameComposerCo-Singer(s)
2008Jalsa"Jennifer Lopez"Devi Sri PrasadPriya Himesh
Ready"Ayyo Ayyo Ayyo Danayya"Devi Sri PrasadPriya Himesh, Franko
Ullasamga Utsahamga"Chakkori Chakkori"G. V. Prakash KumarVasundhara Das
2009Current"Current"Devi Sri Prasad
Village Lo Vinayakudu"Superman"Manikanth Kadri
Josh"Bad Boy"Sandeep ChowtaRanjith
2010Namo Venkatesa"Tottadoing"Devi Sri PrasadTippu, Priya Himesh
Bindaas"Girija Girija"Bobo ShashiChinmayi
Ye Maaya Chesave"Kundanapu Bomma"A. R. RahmanKalyani Menon
Varudu"Saare Jahaa Premaa Yahaa"Mani Sharma
Darling"Gum Gum Yeyo"G. V. Prakash Kumar
Vedam"Now or Never"M. M. KeeravaniGeetha Madhuri, Deepu
Khaleja"Taxi"Mani Sharma
Orange"Orange"Harris Jayaraj
2011Prema Kavali"Dum Dum"Anoop Rubens
Teen Maar"Barbie Bommaki"Mani SharmaSuchitra
Dhada"Bhoome Gundranga"Devi Sri PrasadRichard, Ranina Reddy
Oh My Friend"Vegam Vegam"
"Nuvvu Nenu Jattu"
Rahul RajKavita Mohan, Jayaram Ranjith, Desmond F. (Rap)
Mogudu"Bachelor Boys"Babu ShankarBabu Shankar
2012Lovely"Dolare Dola"Anoop RubensSravana Bhargavi, Noel
Rachcha"Dillaku Dillaku"Mani SharmaTippu, Geetha Madhuri
Poola Rangadu"Poola Rangadu"Anoop RubensNakash Aziz, Sravana Bhargavi, Lipsika
Daruvu"Sexy Lady"Vijay AntonyAndrea Jeremiah
Endukante... Premanta!"Cinderella"G. V. Prakash KumarRahul Nambiar, Megha
Rebel"Keka"
"Keka (Remix)"
Raghava LawrenceLloyd Paul, Sathyan, Naresh Iyer
Lloyd Paul, Sathyan, Naresh Iyer
Genius"Ambani Alludaina"
"Chirigina Notu"
Joshua SridharRita
Apoorva
2013Swamy Ra Ra"Life Ante"Sunny M.R.Shefali Alvares
Iddarammayilatho"Run Run"Devi Sri PrasadApache Indian, Sharmila
Yevadu"Freedom"Devi Sri PrasadSuchith Suresan
2014Manam"Piyo Piyo Re"Anoop RubensJaspreet Jasz, Anoop Rubens, Meghraj (Rap), Rahul, Chorus
Run Raja Run"Bujjiamma Bujjiamma"M. GhibranGold Devaraj
Karthikeya"Prasnante"Sekhar Chandra

Other Songs[edit]

YearFilmSongsLanguageComposer
2005By the People"Asthala Vista"
"Malare"
"Vasco da Gama"
"Rock Me"
MalayalamPravin Mani
2006Kilukkam Kilukilukkam"Paatonnu Paadan Marannathende"MalayalamDeepak Dev
2007Fool & Final"Masti" (Remix)HindiHimesh Reshammiya
2008Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na"Pappu Can't Dance Sala"HindiA. R. Rahman
Golmaal Returns"Vacancy"HindiPritam
Mast Maja Maadi"Shakalaka Boom"
"Jhana Jhana Kanchana"
KannadaP.B Balaji
Yuvvraaj"Mastam Mastam"
"Tu Meri Dost Hai"
"Dil Ka Rishta"
HindiA. R. Rahman
Ghajini"Kaise Mujhe"HindiA. R. Rahman
2009Robinhood"Parannu Vanna Paingili"MalayalamM. Jayachandran
Delhi-6[7]"Dilli-6"
"Rehna Tu"
HindiA.R. Rahman
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year"Pocket Mein Rocket"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
Pyaar Impossible!"You and Me"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
Ullasa Utsaha"Chakkori Chakkori"KannadaGV Prakash Kumar
Love Guru"Tangaali Tandeya"
"Romeokalige Juliet"
KannadaJoshua Sridhar
2010Badmaash Company"Badmaash Company"HindiPritam
Apoorvaragam"Noolilla Pattangal"MalayalamVidyasagar
Gaana Bajaana"Gundetu Gundetu"KannadaJoshua Sridhar
Huduga Hudugi"Illeana"KannadaJoshua Sridhar
Kaaryasthan"Mangalangal"MalayalamBerny-Ignatius
Band Baaja Baaraat"Tarkeebein"
"Dum Dum Mast Hai"
HindiSalim-Sulaiman
2011Seniors"Aaramam Nirangal"MalayalamAlphons Joseph
Pyaar Ka Punchnama"Life Sahi Hai"HindiClinton Cerejo
Always Kabhi Kabhi[8]"Antenna"HindiPritam Chakraborty
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan"Choomantar"HindiSohail Sen
Teja Bhai & Family"Thillana Thillana"MalayalamDeepak Dev
Aazaan"Habibi Habibi"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl"Aadat Se Majboor"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
2012Jodi Breakers"Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hu"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu"Ek Main Aur Ekk tu"HindiAmit Trivedi
Cocktail"Daaru Desi"HindiPritam
Oh My God"Don't Worry (Hey Ram)"
"Don't Worry (Hey Ram)- Remix"
HindiHimesh Reshammiya
Heroine"Tujhpe Fida"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
Chakravyuh"Chakravyuh- Theme"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
Student of the Year"The Disco Song- Disco Deewani"HindiVishal–Shekhar
Vishwaroop"Jung Hai"HindiShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
2013Race 2"Lat Lag Gayi"HindiPritam
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani"Badtameez Dil"HindiPritam
Phata Poster Nikla Hero"Hey Mr.Dj"HindiPritam
KQ"Chenthalire"MalayalamStephen Devassy
Shuddh Desi Romance"Shuddh Desi Romance"HindiSachin - Jigar
Rangbaaz"O Madhu I Love You"
"Korisna Rangbaazi"
BengaliJeet Ganguly
2014Yaariyan"ABCD"HindiPritam
Bewakoofiyaan[9]"Gulcharrey"HindiRaghu Dixit
Hasee Toh Phasee[10]"Punjabi Wedding Song"
"Shake It Like Shammi"
HindiVishal-Shekhar
Main Tera Hero[11]"Besharmi Ki Height"HindiSajid-Wajid
2 States[12]"Locha-e-Ulfat"HindiShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Holiday"Tu Hi To Hai"HindiPritam
Game"Party All Night"BengaliJeet Ganguly
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania"Lucky Tu Lucky Me"HindiSachin-Jigar
Raja Natwarlal"Flip Your Collar Back"
"Kabhi Ruhani Kabhi Rumani"
HindiYuvan Shankar Raja
Creature 3D"Hum Naa Rahein Hum"HindiMithoon
Bachchan"Bachchan Bachchan (Title Track)"BengaliJeet Ganguly
Bang Bang!"Uff"
"Bang Bang"
HindiVishal-Shekhar

Awards[edit]

Live performances[edit]

Benny Dayal performed live at Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur for Rebeca'14 on 27 April 2014. Benny Dayal performed live at J S S Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore for their annual Techno-Cultural Fest - VERVE - 2014 in Bangalore on 26 April 2014, Symbiosis Center for Management Studies for their annual fest called Sympulse in Pune on 15 January 2014 and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi on 16 November 2013 in their annual management festival Quo Vadis[14] Dayal performed live at Tezpur University in annual technical fest Techxetra 2013 on 27 October 2013[15] and at pro-show festember-13 the cultural festival of NIT Trichy on 29 September 2013 . Dayal also performed at NIT Calicut on March 26, 2009 as part of the cultural festival Ragam 09. He along with his band Rainbow Bridge performed at the Annual Cultural Festival OASIS 2009 of Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He performed at Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, Tanjore as a part of the cult fest Kuruksastra in 2009. He performed with Stephen Devassy and others at SSN College of Engineering on March 5, 2010 and at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology on March 21, 2010 as part of a cultural event.[16] He was at Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Pampady on March 5, 2010 for Bloom.

He frenzied the audience at the jam packed Madras Music Academy on March 27, 2010 at Sangarsh 10 — a concert for a cause, organised by Rotaract Club of College of Engineering, Guindy.[17]

He performed in the 8th Mile, the technocultural fest of RV College of Engineering on 18 April 2010 at Bangalore.[18]

Dayal performed in the Acharya Habba, the culfest of Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 9 April 2011.[19]

He performed at Paramarsh, a student festival of the Faculty of Technology & Engineering, MSU Baroda on 16 September 2012.[citation needed] He performed at Saarang, the IIT-Madras culfest on 12 January 2014. he performed at d'equinox 2014, the cultural fest of Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology.

He has also performed at club O7, Ahmedabad, one of the most reputed clubs of Asia.

Acting career[edit]

In the Malayalam film By the people, Benny Dayal performed as an actor along with his 'S5' band partners. All the songs in the movie were sung by 'S5' members for the composer Pravin Mani.[citation needed]

References[edit]