Top 5 Best Music Directors in Tollywood Industry

Anoop Rubens
Anoop Rubens

Most Indian films are musicals, and their music directors are among the best known musicians in India. Music directors are typically both composers and arrangers. Some are famed playback singers as well. A survey has been done to find out the top 5 music directors in Tollywood recently and here is the list of them.

Here are top 5 best music directors in Tollywood industry.

1Devi Sri Prasad

Devi Sri Prasad

Devi Sri Prasad is a film composer and playback singer in Telugu, Tamil films. His soundtracks have been dubbed or remade in several other languages as well. He is making his debut in Malayalam cinema with the forthcoming film Kandahar, which stars Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan and Surya Sivakumar in lead roles.

Early life and career He was born Vedurupaka and later moved to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father was a school teacher and a writer. He completed his schooling at Sir M. Venkata Subba Rao Boys High School, T. Nagar, Chennai. He won several prizes in the cultural organized at inter-school level for both dance and singing competitions.

Though he was the No., 1 music director for a long time, he has received stiff competition from Thaman and others for a brief period. Year 2012 helped him regain his spot at the top with block busters like “Gabbar Singh”, “Julayi” and continued with “Mirchi” and still going strong. Devi Sri Prasad is known to be a big fan of Ilaiyaraaja. He has a younger brother named Sagar who is also a playback singer.



Ilaiyaraaja (born Gnanadesikan) is an Indian film composer who works predominantly in the South Indian cinema since the late 1970s. Regarded as one of the finest music composers in India, Ilaiyaraaja is also an instrumentalist, conductor, singer, and asongwriter. He has composed more than 5000 songs and is the only composer in the history of cinema to provide film scores for more than 1000 films, particularly being acclaimed for his background scoring.



Koduri Keeravaani, better known as M. M. Keeravaani under the alias Maragatha Mani (Tamil cinema) and M. M. Kreem (Bollywood), is an Indian film music composer and playback singer, who works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindicinema. In 1997, he has garnered the National Film Award for Best Music Direction for the movie Annamayya. He has won 5Filmfare Awards, eight Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. Annamayya, Allari Priyudu, Magadheera, Pelli Sandadi, Chhatrapati are the best movies.

4Mani Sharma


Mani Sharma Yanamandra is an ace music director known for his works in Telugu and Tamil films. He is popularly known as “Melody Brahma” (God of Melody) for his contributions to music in Tollywood. Mani has scored music for more than 175 films in Telugu, Tamil and other South Indian Languages. He has received two Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards and three Music Mirchi Awards. Khaleja, Racha, Ek Niranjan, Okkadu are the best movies.

5Anoop Rubens

Anoop Rubens

Anup Rubens is an Indian music director known particularly for his work in Tollywood. He hails from Hyderabad. He composes songs for Telugu film industry. He gained initial fame through Ishq, and has since become established through Gunde Jaari Gallanthayinde and most recently, Manam.It took a long while for this music director to establish himself in the industry. He is Teja’s find for the film “Jai” in 2004 and it took him 7 years to register a block buster hit. The year 2011 has been very good year for him as he delivered super hit music for block buster films like “Ishq” and “Poolarangadu” and “Lovely”.






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