Naresh Iyer Biography
Naresh Iyer is a playback singer from Mumbai, India. Naresh Iyer has rendered film songs in several Indian languages and has several chart hits to his credit. Notably, his rendition of "Roobaroo" from the movie Rang De Basanti composed by A.R. Rahman topped the music charts for many weeks in 2006 and won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.
Iyer was born to a Tamil Brahmin family and brought up in Matunga, Mumbai. He attended SIES College of Management Studies where he received a degree in commerce. After graduation he intended to become a Chartered Accountant, but decided to study Carnatic music and Hindustani classical music instead. Iyer was spotted by composer A R Rahman in a reality talent show, Channel V's Super Singer. Though he did not win the show, Naresh was later contacted by A. R. Rahman and made his debut with the song Mayilirage from Anbe Aaruyire. He has also sung for other composers in both Hindi and Tamil.
He is also the vocalist of a fusion band called Dhvani which is based in Mumbai. Naresh and his band have performed for many events and charity concerts.
He also won the R.D. Burman Award as the best male upcoming singer.