Benny Dayal

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

Film songs[edit]

  1. Don't Worry (Oh My God!) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Himesh Reshammiya
  2. Life Sahi Hai (Pyaar Ka Punchnama) Sung By: KK, Vishal Dadlani, Benny Dayal, Siddharath Coutto
  3. Love Love Love Kya Cheej Hai (Love Breakups Zindagi) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Shraddha Pandit
  4. Muh Meetha Kara De (Rabba Main Kya Karoon) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Monali Thakur
  5. Phini Na Na Baitho (Aap Ke Deewane) Sung By: Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar, Benny Dayal
  6. Rabba Main Kya Karoon (Rabba Main Kya Karoon) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Raj Pandit, Vidhi Sharma
  7. Tambai Sa Rang (Chakravyuh) Sung By: Benny Dayal, Salim Merchant, Shadab Faridi

Tamil songs[edit]

YearFilmSong NameComposerCo-Singer(s)
2006Ushh"Appa Amma"
"Koliyin"
"Sachinnukku"
Gnani
H. Julious
V. Cyril
Ave Maria- Vol 4"Annai Maamari"Ananda Geethan
2007Sivaji"Balleilakka"A. R. RahmanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, A. R. Reihana
Polladhavan"Neeye Sol"G. V. Prakash KumarSunitha Sarathy
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
Sakkarakatti"Taxi Taxi"
"Chinnamma Chilakkamma"
A. R. RahmanBlaaze, 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
Naresh Iyer, Solar Sai
Seval"Odamarathu Mullapola"G. V. Prakash Kumar
2009Ayan"Oyaayiyae"Harris JayarajHaricharan, Chinmayi
Ratchaka Piranthar"Christmas Piranthathe"
"Putham Puthu"
Johna Bakthakumar
Yen Ippadi Mayakinai"Doobi Dooba"
"Dravida Parise"
"Deedle Deedle"
Lakshman RamalingaRohit Fernandes
Rohit Fernandes
Solo
Pasanga"Who's That Guy"James Vasanthan
Solla Solla Inikkum"Sagiye Sagiye"
"Rajathi Rajaillae"
Bharathwaj
Guru En Aalu"Veesuvadhu"Srikanth Deva
Paalaivana Cholai"Happy New Year"E. K. Bobby
Shankar Ganesh
Muthirai"Night Is Still Young"Yuvan Shankar RajaKrish
Kulir 100 Degree"Boom"BoBo ShashiAbhishek Ray, BoBo Shashi
Ilamai Itho Itho"Naalu Suvarum"VidyasagarRahul Nambiar, Timmy
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
Kaadhalaagi"Roja Thottathil"A. R. ReihanaKarthik, Prashanthini, A. R. Reihana
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
Yuvan"Thaer Ival Eval Kattumum"Joshua Sridhar
Mahaaraaja"My Name Is Raju Baby"D. ImmanNassar, Sricharan
Venghai"Dhenam Dhenam"Devi Sri PrasadBaba Sehgal
Kadhalai Kadhalikiren"Kallu Kadai Pakkathula"Kalai RajaMalathi Lakshman
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
Christmas Special"Intha Naal"Kingsley Vincent
KIP Sweeton
Prakash Williams
Kaanal Neeraa"Unnudaiya Satchi"Asaph
2014Aaha Kalyanam"Kootali Kootali"DharanUsha Uthup
Maan Karate"Darling Dambakku"Anirudh RavichanderSunidhi Chauhan

Other songs[edit]

YearFilmSongsLanguageComposer
2005By the People"Asthala Vista"
"Malare"
"Vasco da Gama"
"Rock Me"
MalayalamPravin Mani
2006Kilukkam Kilukilukkam"Paatonnu Paadan Marannathende"MalayalamDeepak Dev
Sainikudu"Byla Bylamo"TeluguHarris Jayaraj
2007Munna"Vastaava Vastaava"TeluguHarris Jayaraj
Yamadonga"Nachore Nachore"TeluguM. M. Keeravani
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
Jalsa"Jennifer Lopez"TeluguDevi Sri Prasad
Ullasamga Utsahamga"Chakori"TeluguGV Prakash Kumar
Sneha Geetham"Veyo Veyo"TeluguSunil Kashyap
Yuvvraaj"Mastam Mastam"
"Tu Meri Dost Hai"
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
Current"Current"TeluguDevi Sri Prasad
Joy"Naalugu"TeluguVidyasagar
Ullasa Utsaha"Chakkori Chakkori"KannadaGV Prakash Kumar
Village Lo Vinayakudu"Superman"TeluguManikanth Kadri
Love Guru"Tangaali Tandeya"
"Romeokalige Juliet"
KannadaJoshua Sridhar
2010Ye Maaya Chesave"Kundanapu Bomma"TeluguA. R. Rahman
Badmaash Company"Badmaash Company"HindiPritam
Mouna Raagam"Endhaka Endhaka"TeluguS.A. Rajkumar
Amayakudu"Kalaga Kariginada"TeluguManikanth Kadri
Vareva"Are Idhi Asalu"TeluguMahesh Shankar
Varudu"Saare Jahaa.. Premaa Yahaa"TeluguMani Sharma
Darling"Gum Gum Yeyo"TeluguG. V. Prakash Kumar
Apoorvaragam"Noolilla Pattangal"MalayalamVidyasagar
Orange"O Range"TeluguHarris Jayaraj
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
2011'Prema Kavali"Dum Dum"TeluguAnoop Rubens
Seniors"Aaramam Nirangal"MalayalamAlphons Joseph
Pyaar Ka Punchnama"Life Sahi Hai"HindiClinton Cerejo
Priyudu"Love lo Edho"TeluguMohan Jona
Always Kabhi Kabhi[8]"Antenna"HindiPritam Chakraborty
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan"Choomantar"HindiSohail Sen
Teja Bhai & Family"Thillana Thillana"MalayalamDeepak Dev
Oh My Friend"Nuvvu Nenu Jattu"
"Vegam Vegam"
TeluguRahul Raj
Teen Maar"Barbie Bommaki"TeluguMani Sharma
Mogudu"Bachelor Boys"TeluguBabu Shankar
Aazaan"Habibi Habibi"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl"Aadat Se Majboor"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
2012Daruvu"Sexy lady"TeluguVijay Antony
Jodi Breakers"Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hu"HindiSalim-Sulaiman
Poola Rangadu"Poola Rangadu"TeluguAnoop Rubens
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu"Ek Main Aur Ekk tu"HindiAmit Trivedi
Lovely"Dolare Dola"TeluguAnoop Rubens
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
Genius"Chirigina Notu"
"Ambani Alludaina"
TeluguJoshua Sridhar
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

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 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]