Following his passion, from medicine to music

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Arun Gopan

He completed a degree in Ayurvedic medicine, but Arun Gopan realised soon enough that it was not his true calling. He decided to leave behind his medical profession and pursue acting and singing, two of the areas he was most passionate about. Arun will perform on Lockdown Diaries on Saturday 25 April 2020 on 8pm AEDT.

Arun shot to fame through the first major reality show in Malayalam television—Idea star singer 2007. The show opened doors and finally helped him score his first playback gig for the Mohanlal-starrer Kurukeshetra in 2008, in which he sang two songs with his reality show friends.

“I then got associated with veteran music director Mohan Sithara for movies like Nallavan, Oridathoru Postman and Kayam,” says Arun. His recent association with composer Gopi Sunder resulted in two blockbuster hits from Telugu movies Majli and Ninnukori which had a combined 40M YouTube views. He has sung songs for an entire album with Gopi Sunder titled Goodhalochana. ’Engo Piranthom’ from the movie Pattaalam composed by Jassie Gift starring Nadia Moithu was another hit among teens.

“I have sung for 20 movies in three south Indian languages,” says Arun, who has also composed four songs for the yet to be released Tamil movie Amutha, with KS Chithra, P Jayachandran, Vineeth Sreenivasan and Roshan singing a song each.

“I scored for a short film as well titled Death after Life, which has bagged 21 international awards to date,” says Arun, who has also toured 16 countries with major playback singers and superstars from south India. He has toured Australian thrice.

Also a trained Carnatic musician, under the tutelage of Geetha Devi Vasudevan, Arun also undertook classical dance training. Arun is married to Nimmy who is a classical dancer, actress and a VJ on Surya music.


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